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Title: Method of fabricating a monolithic core for a solid oxide fuela cell

Abstract

A method is disclosed for forming a core for use in a solid oxide fuel cell that electrochemically combines fuel and oxidant for generating galvanic output. The core has an array of electrolyte and interconnect walls that are substantially devoid of any composite inert materials for support consisting instead only of the active anode, cathode, electrolyte and interconnect materials. Each electrolyte wall consists of cathode and anode materials sandwiching electrolyte material therebetween, and each interconnect wall consists of the cathode and anode materials sandwiching interconnect material therebetween. The electrolyte and interconnect walls define a plurality of substantially parallel core passageways alternately having respectively the inside faces thereof with only the anode material or with only the cathode material exposed. In the wall structure, the electrolyte and interconnect materials are only 0.002 to 0.01 cm thick; and the cathode and anode materials are only 0.002 to 0.05 cm thick. The method consists of building up the electrolyte and interconnect walls by depositing each material on individually and endwise of the wall itself, where each material deposit is sequentially applied for one cycle; and where the depositing cycle is repeated many times until the material buildup is sufficient to formulate the core.more » The core is heat cured to become dimensionally and structurally stable.« less

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7028108
Application Number:
ON: DE84014665
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; HIGH-TEMPERATURE FUEL CELLS; FABRICATION; SOLID ELECTROLYTES; ANODES; CATHODES; CONNECTORS; DIAGRAMS; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; EQUIPMENT; FUEL CELLS; 300501* - Fuel Cells- Design & Development; 300503 - Fuel Cells- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries

Citation Formats

Zwick, S A, and Ackerman, J P. Method of fabricating a monolithic core for a solid oxide fuela cell. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Zwick, S A, & Ackerman, J P. Method of fabricating a monolithic core for a solid oxide fuela cell. United States.
Zwick, S A, and Ackerman, J P. Wed . "Method of fabricating a monolithic core for a solid oxide fuela cell". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is disclosed for forming a core for use in a solid oxide fuel cell that electrochemically combines fuel and oxidant for generating galvanic output. The core has an array of electrolyte and interconnect walls that are substantially devoid of any composite inert materials for support consisting instead only of the active anode, cathode, electrolyte and interconnect materials. Each electrolyte wall consists of cathode and anode materials sandwiching electrolyte material therebetween, and each interconnect wall consists of the cathode and anode materials sandwiching interconnect material therebetween. The electrolyte and interconnect walls define a plurality of substantially parallel core passageways alternately having respectively the inside faces thereof with only the anode material or with only the cathode material exposed. In the wall structure, the electrolyte and interconnect materials are only 0.002 to 0.01 cm thick; and the cathode and anode materials are only 0.002 to 0.05 cm thick. The method consists of building up the electrolyte and interconnect walls by depositing each material on individually and endwise of the wall itself, where each material deposit is sequentially applied for one cycle; and where the depositing cycle is repeated many times until the material buildup is sufficient to formulate the core. The core is heat cured to become dimensionally and structurally stable.},
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year = {1983},
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