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Title: Method of sealing a bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment

Abstract

Methods of sealing a bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment are 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:
1531898
Patent Number(s):
8652709
Application Number:
12/616,186
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 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:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009-11-11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Carter, John David, Bae, Joongmyeon, Cruse, Terry Alan, Ralph, James Michael, and Myers, Deborah J. Method of sealing a bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Carter, John David, Bae, Joongmyeon, Cruse, Terry Alan, Ralph, James Michael, & Myers, Deborah J. Method of sealing a bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment. United States.
Carter, John David, Bae, Joongmyeon, Cruse, Terry Alan, Ralph, James Michael, and Myers, Deborah J. Tue . "Method of sealing a bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531898.
@article{osti_1531898,
title = {Method of sealing a bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment},
author = {Carter, John David and Bae, Joongmyeon and Cruse, Terry Alan and Ralph, James Michael and Myers, Deborah J.},
abstractNote = {Methods of sealing a bipolar plate supported solid oxide fuel cell with a sealed anode compartment are 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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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {2}
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