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Title: Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal

A fuel cell cassette for forming a fuel cell stack along a fuel cell axis includes a cell retainer, a plate positioned axially to the cell retainer and defining a space axially with the cell retainer, and a fuel cell having an anode layer and a cathode layer separated by an electrolyte layer. The outer perimeter of the fuel cell is positioned in the space between the plate and the cell retainer, thereby retaining the fuel cell and defining a cavity between the cell retainer, the fuel cell, and the plate. The fuel cell cassette also includes a seal disposed within the cavity for sealing the edge of the fuel cell. The seal is compliant at operational temperatures of the fuel cell, thereby allowing lateral expansion and contraction of the fuel cell within the cavity while maintaining sealing at the edge of the fuel cell.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1407493
Assignee:
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. NETL
Patent Number(s):
9,812,717
Application Number:
14/032,512
Contract Number:
NT003894
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 20
Research Org:
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Troy, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

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