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Title: Bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment

Abstract

A bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment is provided. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a cathode, an electrolyte, and an anode, which are supported on a metallic bipolar plate assembly including gas flow fields and the gas impermeable bipolar plate. The electrolyte and anode are sealed into an anode compartment with a metal perimeter seal. An improved method of sealing is provided by extending the metal seal around the entire perimeter of the cell between an electrolyte and the bipolar plate to form the anode compartment. During a single-step high temperature sintering process the metal seal bonds to the edges of the electrolyte and anode layers, the metal foam flow field and the bipolar plate to form a gastight containment.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531617
Patent Number(s):
7632593
Application Number:
11/406,097
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
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 Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006-04-18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Carter, John David, Bae, Joong-Myeon, Cruse, Terry Alan, Ralph, James Michael, and Myers, Deborah J. Bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Carter, John David, Bae, Joong-Myeon, Cruse, Terry Alan, Ralph, James Michael, & Myers, Deborah J. Bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment. United States.
Carter, John David, Bae, Joong-Myeon, Cruse, Terry Alan, Ralph, James Michael, and Myers, Deborah J. Tue . "Bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531617.
@article{osti_1531617,
title = {Bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment},
author = {Carter, John David and Bae, Joong-Myeon and Cruse, Terry Alan and Ralph, James Michael and Myers, Deborah J.},
abstractNote = {A bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment is provided. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a cathode, an electrolyte, and an anode, which are supported on a metallic bipolar plate assembly including gas flow fields and the gas impermeable bipolar plate. The electrolyte and anode are sealed into an anode compartment with a metal perimeter seal. An improved method of sealing is provided by extending the metal seal around the entire perimeter of the cell between an electrolyte and the bipolar plate to form the anode compartment. During a single-step high temperature sintering process the metal seal bonds to the edges of the electrolyte and anode layers, the metal foam flow field and the bipolar plate to form a gastight containment.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {12}
}

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