Accession Number : ADA567283


Title :   Fundamentals and Bioengineering of Enzymatic Fuel Cells. Part 1. Bioengineering of Enzymes as Electrocatalysts


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2006-30 Oct 2011


Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE


Personal Author(s) : Atanassov, Plamen ; Banta, Scott ; Minteer, Shelley ; Barton, Scott C ; Cooney, Michael ; Mukerjee, Sanjeev


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567283.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 201


Abstract : The MURI research has been comprised of four interconnected Thrust Areas: Enzyme Engineering of Bio-electrocatalysts; Oxidation of Complex Biofuel; Electron Transfer Fundamentals; and Interface Architecture and Transport Phenomena in Bio-electrodes. The program established in summary that enzymatic biofuel cells present a viable candidate for ultimate miniaturization of power sources because it is a class of energy conversion devices that employ molecular electrocatalysts - enzymes and hierarchical surface architectures developed in the course of the advancement of bio-nano interface technology. Processes at the enzymatic biofuel cells take place on several hierarchical scales: molecular-to-anoscalc (enzyme catalysis), nanoscale-to-macroscale for the transport and macroscale for device integration. Enzymatic biofuel cells present a viable candidate for ultimate miniaturization because it is a class of energy conversion devices that employ molecular electrocatalysts - enzymes and hierarchical surface architectures developed in the course of the advancement of bio-nano interlace technology.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROCATALYSTS , *ENZYME CHEMISTRY , BIOELECTRICITY , DEHYDROGENASES , ELECTRON TRANSFER , ENERGY HARVESTING , FUEL CELLS , METHANOLS , MINIATURIZATION , NANOTECHNOLOGY , PROTEINS


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE