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Title: Fuel cell using a hydrogen generation system

Abstract

A system is described for storing and generating hydrogen and, in particular, a system for storing and generating hydrogen for use in an H.sub.2/O.sub.2 fuel cell. The hydrogen storage system uses beta particles from a beta particle emitting material to degrade an organic polymer material to release substantially pure hydrogen. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, beta particles from .sup.63Ni are used to release hydrogen from linear polyethylene.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Sunol, CA
  2. Castro Valley, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016128
Patent Number(s):
7816044
Application Number:
12/719,448
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Dentinger, Paul M, and Crowell, Jeffrey A. W. Fuel cell using a hydrogen generation system. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Dentinger, Paul M, & Crowell, Jeffrey A. W. Fuel cell using a hydrogen generation system. United States.
Dentinger, Paul M, and Crowell, Jeffrey A. W. Tue . "Fuel cell using a hydrogen generation system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016128.
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year = {2010},
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Radiation effects in polyethylene and n-alkanes
journal, October 1981