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Title: Electrochemical cell

Abstract

An electrochemical cell has a layer-type or sandwich configuration with a Teflon center section that houses working, reference and counter electrodes and defines a relatively narrow electrolyte cavity. The center section is surrounded on both sides with thin Teflon membranes. The membranes are pressed in place by a pair of Teflon inner frames which are in turn supported by a pair of outer metal frames. The pair of inner and outer frames are provided with corresponding, appropriately shaped slits that are in plane generally transverse to the plane of the working electrode and permit X-ray beams to enter and exit the cell through the Teflon membranes that cover the slits so that the interface between the working electrode and the electrolyte within the cell may be analyzed by transmission geometry. In one embodiment, the center section consists of two parts, one on top of the other. Alternatively, the center section of the electrochemical cell may consist of two intersliding pieces or may be made of a single piece of Teflon sheet material. The electrolyte cavity is shaped so that the electrochemical cell can be rotated 90.degree. in either direction while maintaining the working and counter electrodes submerged in the electrolyte.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Woodridge, IL
  2. LaGrange, IL
  3. Naperville, IL
  4. Lemont, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
868438
Patent Number(s):
5141617
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrochemical; cell; layer-type; sandwich; configuration; teflon; center; section; houses; reference; counter; electrodes; defines; relatively; narrow; electrolyte; cavity; surrounded; membranes; pressed; pair; inner; frames; supported; outer; metal; provided; corresponding; appropriately; shaped; slits; plane; transverse; electrode; permit; x-ray; beams; enter; exit; cover; interface; analyzed; transmission; geometry; embodiment; consists; top; alternatively; consist; intersliding; pieces; single; piece; sheet; material; rotated; 90; degree; direction; maintaining; submerged; x-ray beams; center section; counter electrodes; single piece; relatively narrow; x-ray beam; electrochemical cell; counter electrode; outer metal; sheet material; outer frame; electrolyte cavity; ray beams; /204/

Citation Formats

Nagy, Zoltan, Yonco, Robert M, You, Hoydoo, and Melendres, Carlos A. Electrochemical cell. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Nagy, Zoltan, Yonco, Robert M, You, Hoydoo, & Melendres, Carlos A. Electrochemical cell. United States.
Nagy, Zoltan, Yonco, Robert M, You, Hoydoo, and Melendres, Carlos A. Wed . "Electrochemical cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868438.
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abstractNote = {An electrochemical cell has a layer-type or sandwich configuration with a Teflon center section that houses working, reference and counter electrodes and defines a relatively narrow electrolyte cavity. The center section is surrounded on both sides with thin Teflon membranes. The membranes are pressed in place by a pair of Teflon inner frames which are in turn supported by a pair of outer metal frames. The pair of inner and outer frames are provided with corresponding, appropriately shaped slits that are in plane generally transverse to the plane of the working electrode and permit X-ray beams to enter and exit the cell through the Teflon membranes that cover the slits so that the interface between the working electrode and the electrolyte within the cell may be analyzed by transmission geometry. In one embodiment, the center section consists of two parts, one on top of the other. Alternatively, the center section of the electrochemical cell may consist of two intersliding pieces or may be made of a single piece of Teflon sheet material. The electrolyte cavity is shaped so that the electrochemical cell can be rotated 90.degree. in either direction while maintaining the working and counter electrodes submerged in the electrolyte.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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