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Title: Method for cutting solid oxide fuel cell elements

Abstract

A method for severing a solid-oxide fuel cell bi-layer element including a structural anode and an electrolyte layer, comprising the steps of orienting the bi-layer element such that the surface thereof is accessible to laser treatment; impinging a laser beam on the electrolyte surface; moving the impinged laser beam past the surface along a path in a plane corresponding to the desired severed edge to form a groove in the element extending partially through the element to a predetermined depth; and applying a bending moment across the groove to cause the element to break into first and second portions. The groove depth is preferably about 15% of the total thickness of the element.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Delphi Technologies, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531596
Patent Number(s):
7,582,375
Application Number:
11/199,533
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. (Troy, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-02NT41246
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2005-08-08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Daniel, Jr., Paul R., Svoboda, Robert J., and Simpkins, Haskell. Method for cutting solid oxide fuel cell elements. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Daniel, Jr., Paul R., Svoboda, Robert J., & Simpkins, Haskell. Method for cutting solid oxide fuel cell elements. United States.
Daniel, Jr., Paul R., Svoboda, Robert J., and Simpkins, Haskell. Tue . "Method for cutting solid oxide fuel cell elements". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531596.
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author = {Daniel, Jr., Paul R. and Svoboda, Robert J. and Simpkins, Haskell},
abstractNote = {A method for severing a solid-oxide fuel cell bi-layer element including a structural anode and an electrolyte layer, comprising the steps of orienting the bi-layer element such that the surface thereof is accessible to laser treatment; impinging a laser beam on the electrolyte surface; moving the impinged laser beam past the surface along a path in a plane corresponding to the desired severed edge to form a groove in the element extending partially through the element to a predetermined depth; and applying a bending moment across the groove to cause the element to break into first and second portions. The groove depth is preferably about 15% of the total thickness of the element.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {9}
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Method of making solid oxide fuel cells and stacks
patent, November 2004