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dc.contributor.authorMink, Justine E.*
dc.contributor.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prieto*
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce E.*
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafa*
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:44:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:44:31Zen
dc.date.issued2012-02-08en
dc.identifier.issn15306984en
dc.identifier.pmid22268850en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/nl203801hen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562088en
dc.description.abstractMicrobial fuel cells (MFCs) are an environmentally friendly method for water purification and self-sustained electricity generation using microorganisms. Microsized MFCs can also be a useful power source for lab-on-a-chip and similar integrated devices. We fabricated a 1.25 μL microsized MFC containing an anode of vertically aligned, forest type multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with a nickel silicide (NiSi) contact area that produced 197 mA/m 2 of current density and 392 mW/m 3 of power density. The MWCNTs increased the anode surface-to-volume ratio, which improved the ability of the microorganisms to couple and transfer electrons to the anode. The use of nickel silicide also helped to boost the output current by providing a low resistance contact area to more efficiently shuttle electrons from the anode out of the device. © 2012 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Prof. Gary Amy, Director, Water Desalination and Reuse Center (KAUST) for useful technical discussion, Miss Kelly Rader for logistic support, Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC, KAUST) for lab facility, and Global Collaborative Research (GCR) of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for providing generous financial support.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.subjectcarbon nanotubeen
dc.subjectMicrobial fuel cellen
dc.subjectnickel silicideen
dc.subjectpower densityen
dc.subjectsurface-to-volume ratioen
dc.titleVertically grown multiwalled carbon nanotube anode and nickel silicide integrated high performance microsized (1.25 μl) microbial fuel cellen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program*
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Lab*
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division*
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division*
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program*
dc.identifier.journalNano Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, United States*
kaust.authorMink, Justine E.*
kaust.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prieto*
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafa*


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