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Title: Double interconnection fuel cell array

A fuel cell array is made, containing number of tubular, elongated fuel cells which are placed next to each other in rows (A, B, C, D), where each cell contains inner electrodes and outer electrodes, with solid electrolyte between the electrodes, where the electrolyte and outer electrode are discontinuous, having two portions, and providing at least two opposed discontinuities which contain at least two oppositely opposed interconnections contacting the inner electrode, each cell having only three metallic felt electrical connectors which contact surrounding cells, where each row is electrically connected to the other. 5 figures.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5264742
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-052399
Patent Number(s):
US 5273838; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-957114
Contract Number:
AC21-80ET17089
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 7 Oct 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; SOLID ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS; DESIGN; CONNECTORS; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; FABRICATION; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; EQUIPMENT; FUEL CELLS; 300501* - Fuel Cells- Design & Development