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BATCH AND CONTINUOUS METHODS FOR EVALUATING THE PHYSICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF FILMS

United States Patent Application

20180066940
A1
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Thermal methods and systems are described for the batch and/or continuous monitoring of films and/or membranes and/or electrodes produced in large-scale manufacturing lines. Some of the methods described include providing an energy input into a film, measuring a thermal response of the film, and correlating these to one or more physical properties and/or characteristics of the film.
Sopori, Bhushan Lal (Idledale, CO), Ulsh, Michael Joseph (Broomfield, CO), Rupnowski, Przemyslaw (Golden, CO), Bender, Guido (Arvada, CO), Penev, Michael Mihaylov (Golden, CO), Li, Jianlin (Knoxville, TN), Wood, III, David L. (Knoxville, TN), Daniel, Claus (Knoxville, TN)
15/ 554,551
March 8, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.