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Title: Fuel cell current collector

Abstract

A fuel cell has a current collector plate (22) located between an electrode (20) and a separate plate (25). The collector plate has a plurality of arches (26, 28) deformed from a single flat plate in a checkerboard pattern. The arches are of sufficient height (30) to provide sufficient reactant flow area. Each arch is formed with sufficient stiffness to accept compressive load and sufficient resiliently to distribute the load and maintain electrical contact.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. (Newington, CT)
  2. (West Willington, CT)
  3. (Glastonbury, CT)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
867672
Patent Number(s):
4983472
Assignee:
International Fuel Cells Corporation (South Windsor, CT) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; current; collector; plate; 22; located; electrode; 20; separate; 25; plurality; arches; 26; 28; deformed; single; flat; checkerboard; pattern; sufficient; height; 30; provide; reactant; flow; formed; stiffness; accept; compressive; load; resiliently; distribute; maintain; electrical; contact; fuel cell; flat plate; current collector; electrical contact; provide sufficient; compressive load; collector plate; reactant flow; /429/

Citation Formats

Katz, Murray, Bonk, Stanley P., Maricle, Donald L., and Abrams, Martin. Fuel cell current collector. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Katz, Murray, Bonk, Stanley P., Maricle, Donald L., & Abrams, Martin. Fuel cell current collector. United States.
Katz, Murray, Bonk, Stanley P., Maricle, Donald L., and Abrams, Martin. Tue . "Fuel cell current collector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867672.
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abstractNote = {A fuel cell has a current collector plate (22) located between an electrode (20) and a separate plate (25). The collector plate has a plurality of arches (26, 28) deformed from a single flat plate in a checkerboard pattern. The arches are of sufficient height (30) to provide sufficient reactant flow area. Each arch is formed with sufficient stiffness to accept compressive load and sufficient resiliently to distribute the load and maintain electrical contact.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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