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Title: Bipolar plate/diffuser for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell

Abstract

A combination bipolar plate/diffuser fuel cell component includes an electrically conducting solid material having: a porous region having a porous surface; and a hermetic region, the hermetic region defining at least a portion of at least one coolant channel, the porous region defining at least a portion of at least one reactant channel, the porous region defining a flow field medium for diffusing the reactant to the porous surface.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY RES COR
OSTI Identifier:
872908
Patent Number(s):
6037073
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bipolar; plate; diffuser; proton; exchange; membrane; fuel; cell; combination; component; electrically; conducting; solid; material; porous; region; surface; hermetic; defining; portion; coolant; channel; reactant; flow; field; medium; diffusing; proton exchange; porous region; cell component; fuel cell; coolant channel; flow field; solid material; electrically conducting; bipolar plate; exchange membrane; membrane fuel; hermetic region; porous surface; reactant channel; combination bipolar; conducting solid; diffuser fuel; /429/

Citation Formats

Besmann, Theodore M, and Burchell, Timothy D. Bipolar plate/diffuser for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Besmann, Theodore M, & Burchell, Timothy D. Bipolar plate/diffuser for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. United States.
Besmann, Theodore M, and Burchell, Timothy D. Sat . "Bipolar plate/diffuser for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872908.
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author = {Besmann, Theodore M and Burchell, Timothy D},
abstractNote = {A combination bipolar plate/diffuser fuel cell component includes an electrically conducting solid material having: a porous region having a porous surface; and a hermetic region, the hermetic region defining at least a portion of at least one coolant channel, the porous region defining at least a portion of at least one reactant channel, the porous region defining a flow field medium for diffusing the reactant to the porous surface.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
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