Accession Number : ADA579316


Title :   Developing Sensitive and Selective Nanosensors: A Single Molecule - Multiple Excitation Source Approach. Altairnano Lithium Ion Nano-scaled Titanate Oxide Cell and Module Abuse Testing


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Sep 2009-2 Jul 2011


Corporate Author : ALTAIRNANO INC RENO NV


Personal Author(s) : Coleman, Michael ; Gunasinghe, Thushara ; Kennedy, Lisa ; Reed, Michael ; Miller, Dave


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a579316.pdf


Report Date : 13 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : The first (Part I.) is Developing Sensitive and Selective Nanosensors. The partnership of Altairnano, Inc. and Western Michigan University produced one compound which could be used to identify nerve gas analogs selectively in the presence of fuel-based interference compounds. This research developed the framework for a developed the framework for a prototype sensor which can be easily augmented to demonstrate function based on sensing requirments. The research described in the final report consists of sensor selection, sample preparation, library development and analysis, and prototype development. The second (Part II.) is Altairnano Lithium Ion Nano-scaled Titanate Oxide Cell and Module Abuse Test Report. The partnership of Altairnano, Inc. and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana produced a set of abuse test results which could be used to evaluate the use of Altairnano's lithium ion cells in US Army applications such as the M119/105mm Gun batteries. The abuse testing focused on exposure to extreme heat and flame, on the analysis of gases released due to exposure, and on fire suppression methods.


Descriptors :   *DETECTORS , *GASES , *IONS , *LITHIUM , AUGMENTATION , CELLS , EXCITATION , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , FIRE SUPPRESSION , FLAMES , GUNS , HEAT , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , MODULES(ELECTRONICS) , MOLECULES , NERVE AGENTS , OXIDES , PREPARATION , PROTOTYPES , RANGE(EXTREMES) , SELECTION , SENSITIVITY , SOURCES , STORAGE BATTERIES , TEST AND EVALUATION , TEST METHODS , TITANATES


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE