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NanoSEC Seminar

Title
Micro Fabrication Advances Including Miniature Power Sources for Wireless Devices  
Guest Speaker
Paul Kohl, Professor of Chemical Engineering  
Guest Affiliation
Georgia Institute of Technology  
When
Friday, September 19, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
Location
Riverbend Research South Laboratory Auditorium  
Details

Power sources have become a critical enabling technology, especially for portable electronic devices. The goal is to have the smallest, lowest-cost power sources, which safely meet or exceed the mission lifetime. Our technology options include batteries and fuel cells. A critical component of these electrochemical devices is the ionic conducting electrolyte. Advances include electrolytes leading to dendrite-free lithium or silicon anodes for high energy density lithium batteries and low-cost, ambient temperature fuel cells. In addition, other microfabrication processing advances will be described such as the fabrication of ultra-low dielectric constant insulators and chemically amplified permanent dielectrics for integrated circuits and packages.

 

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