Aluminum: a safe, economical, high energy density material for energy storage, transport and splitting water to make hydrogen on demand
30 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
In 1968, a team lead by the author discovered that liquid gallium saturated with aluminum at room temperature would split water into hydrogen gas, alumina and heat. More recently his current team has discovered that bulk, solid Al rich alloys will also split water in the same manner. Since 1) the energy density of Al via the water splitting reaction is 8.6 kW-hr/kg (as hydrogen plus heat), 2) Al is plentiful both as 400 billion kg of scrap metal lying on the planet's surface and is currently produced in large quantities at world-wide foundries via the electrolysis of alumina, 3) the small concentrations of the Ga or (Ga,Sn,In) in the Al alloy are inert and totally recoverable, simple calculations show that Al rich alloys could be an economically viable enabler for a potable large scale hydrogen economy. This presentation will focus on our current research aimed at understanding how and why our bulk alloys work. We will also, discuss some of the more sensible applications for this technology.
Faster Materials versus Nanoscaled Si and SiGe: A Fork in the Roadmap?
20 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
Strained Si and SiGe MOSFET technologies face fundamental limits towards the end of this decade when the technology roadmap calls for gate dimensions of 45 nm headed for 22 nm. This fact, and difficulties in developing a suitable high-K dielectric, have stimulated the search for alternatives to brute-force scaling of Si and SiGe MOSFETs.
Giving Talks and Posters That People Would Actually Like to See
28 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
Other than getting a college degree, being able to communicate technical results to non experts (and even experts) in a simple and easily understandable way is
critical to a future successful career path.
To this end I will discuss the elements of how to prepare both good power point
and poster presentations. I will illustrate these elements in my own work on
NCN Student Leadership Council
Network for Computational Nanotechnology
The Institute for Nanoelectronics and ...
PfFP Lecture 11: Chain Reactions, Nuclear Reactors and Atomic Bombs I
10 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
PfFP Lecture 12: Chain Reactions, Nuclear Reactors and Atomic Bombs II
14 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall