Faculty Advisor

Fehribach, Joseph D.

Abstract

Hybrid ionic compounds have many potential applications such as in fuel cells or other power sources. This paper covers a study of a system of elliptic partial differential equations and their boundary conditions relating to conductivity of hybrid ionic compounds. It begins with a problem definition which considers the implications of the work function difference within the material. The geometries created assume uniformity in the background material and within the placed particles. All relevant calculations were completed using COMSOL Multiphysics primarily consisting of potential diagrams and current magnitudes. The primary goal of this project was finding optimal arrangements of particles within the background material.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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