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Title: Conductor of high electrical current at high temperature in oxygen and liquid metal environment

In one aspect, the present invention is directed to apparatuses for and methods of conducting electrical current in an oxygen and liquid metal environment. In another aspect, the invention relates to methods for production of metals from their oxides comprising providing a cathode in electrical contact with a molten electrolyte, providing a liquid metal anode separated from the cathode and the molten electrolyte by a solid oxygen ion conducting membrane, providing a current collector at the anode, and establishing a potential between the cathode and the anode.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1234643
Assignee:
Infinium, Inc. DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,234,288
Application Number:
13/600,761
Contract Number:
EE0005547
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Aug 31
Research Org:
Infinium, Inc., Natick, MA (United States) The Trustees of Boston University, Boston, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 42 ENGINEERING

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