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Title: Combination nickel foam expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells

Abstract

A solid oxide fuel assembly is made, wherein rows (14, 25) of fuel cells (17, 19, 21, 27, 29, 31), each having an outer interconnection (20) and an outer electrode (32), are disposed next to each other with corrugated, electrically conducting expanded metal mesh member (22) between each row of cells, the corrugated mesh (22) having top crown portions and bottom portions, where the top crown portion (40) have a top bonded open cell nickel foam (51) which contacts outer interconnections (20) of the fuel cells, said mesh and nickel foam electrically connecting each row of fuel cells, and where there are no more metal felt connections between any fuel cells.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens Power Generation, Inc., Orlando, FL, (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176055
Patent Number(s):
7157172
Application Number:
10/444,623
Assignee:
Siemens Power Generation, Inc.
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC-2697FT34139
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Draper, Robert, Prevish, Thomas, Bronson, Angela, and George, Raymond A. Combination nickel foam expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Draper, Robert, Prevish, Thomas, Bronson, Angela, & George, Raymond A. Combination nickel foam expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells. United States.
Draper, Robert, Prevish, Thomas, Bronson, Angela, and George, Raymond A. Tue . "Combination nickel foam expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176055.
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author = {Draper, Robert and Prevish, Thomas and Bronson, Angela and George, Raymond A.},
abstractNote = {A solid oxide fuel assembly is made, wherein rows (14, 25) of fuel cells (17, 19, 21, 27, 29, 31), each having an outer interconnection (20) and an outer electrode (32), are disposed next to each other with corrugated, electrically conducting expanded metal mesh member (22) between each row of cells, the corrugated mesh (22) having top crown portions and bottom portions, where the top crown portion (40) have a top bonded open cell nickel foam (51) which contacts outer interconnections (20) of the fuel cells, said mesh and nickel foam electrically connecting each row of fuel cells, and where there are no more metal felt connections between any fuel cells.},
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year = {2007},
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