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Title: In-membrane micro fuel cell

Abstract

An in-membrane micro fuel cell comprises an electrically-insulating membrane that is permissive to the flow of cations, such as protons, and a pair of electrodes deposited on channels formed in the membrane. The channels are arranged as conduits for fluids, and define a membrane ridge between the channels. The electrodes are porous and include catalysts for promoting the liberation of a proton and an electron from a chemical species and/or or the recombination of a proton and an electron with a chemical specie. The fuel cell may be provided a biosensor, an electrochemical sensor, a microfluidic device, or other microscale devices fabricated in the fuel cell membrane.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1320787
Patent Number(s):
9437893
Application Number:
14/471,753
Assignee:
The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology
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:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Aug 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Omosebi, Ayokunle, and Besser, Ronald. In-membrane micro fuel cell. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Omosebi, Ayokunle, & Besser, Ronald. In-membrane micro fuel cell. United States.
Omosebi, Ayokunle, and Besser, Ronald. Tue . "In-membrane micro fuel cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1320787.
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