Accession Number:

ADA272721

Title:

Electrochemical Synthesis of Ultrathin Film Composite Membranes

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jun 90-31 May 93,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-10-27

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Ultrathin film composite membranes consist of an ultrathin less than 1,000 A-thickness chemically-selective layer bonded to the surface of a microporous support membrane. Such composite membranes are important in electrochemical science because they can provide both high transport selectivity and low membrane resistance. This is possible because, while the chemically selective layer typically has high resistivity, its ultrathin nature insures that it has low resistance. We have been exploring new methods for synthesizing ultrathin film composite membranes, and we have been investigating the transport properties of the resulting composite membranes. This research effort has been extremely successful.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE