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Title: Interconnection of bundled solid oxide fuel cells

Abstract

A system and method for electrically interconnecting a plurality of fuel cells to provide dense packing of the fuel cells. Each one of the plurality of fuel cells has a plurality of discrete electrical connection points along an outer surface. Electrical connections are made directly between the discrete electrical connection points of adjacent fuel cells so that the fuel cells can be packed more densely. Fuel cells have at least one outer electrode and at least one discrete interconnection to an inner electrode, wherein the outer electrode is one of a cathode and and anode and wherein the inner electrode is the other of the cathode and the anode. In tubular solid oxide fuel cells the discrete electrical connection points are spaced along the length of the fuel cell.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Acumentrics Corporation, Westwood, MA, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1117682
Patent Number(s):
8,628,891
Application Number:
11/639,361
Assignee:
Acumentrics Corporation (Westwood, MA) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-03NT41838
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006 Dec 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Brown, Michael, Bessette, II, Norman F, Litka, Anthony F, and Schmidt, Douglas S. Interconnection of bundled solid oxide fuel cells. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Brown, Michael, Bessette, II, Norman F, Litka, Anthony F, & Schmidt, Douglas S. Interconnection of bundled solid oxide fuel cells. United States.
Brown, Michael, Bessette, II, Norman F, Litka, Anthony F, and Schmidt, Douglas S. Tue . "Interconnection of bundled solid oxide fuel cells". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1117682.
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abstractNote = {A system and method for electrically interconnecting a plurality of fuel cells to provide dense packing of the fuel cells. Each one of the plurality of fuel cells has a plurality of discrete electrical connection points along an outer surface. Electrical connections are made directly between the discrete electrical connection points of adjacent fuel cells so that the fuel cells can be packed more densely. Fuel cells have at least one outer electrode and at least one discrete interconnection to an inner electrode, wherein the outer electrode is one of a cathode and and anode and wherein the inner electrode is the other of the cathode and the anode. In tubular solid oxide fuel cells the discrete electrical connection points are spaced along the length of the fuel cell.},
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year = {Tue Jan 14 00:00:00 EST 2014},
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