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Title: Expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells

Abstract

A solid oxide fuel assembly is made, wherein rows (14, 24) of fuel cells (16, 18, 20, 26, 28, 30), each having an outer interconnection (36) and an outer electrode (32), are disposed next to each other with corrugated, electrically conducting expanded metal mesh (22) between each row of cells, the corrugated mesh (22) having top crown portions (40) and bottom shoulder portions (42), where the top crown portion (40) contacts outer interconnections (36) of the fuel cells (16, 18, 20) in a first row (14), and the bottom shoulder portions (42) contacts outer electrodes (32) of the fuel cells in a second row (24), said mesh electrically connecting each row of fuel cells, and where there are no metal felt connections between any fuel cells.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. North Huntingdon, PA
  3. Murrysville, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874386
Patent Number(s):
6379831
Assignee:
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Orlando, FL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-97FT34139
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
expanded; nickel; screen; electrical; connection; supports; solid; oxide; fuel; cells; assembly; rows; 14; 24; 16; 18; 20; 26; 28; 30; outer; interconnection; 36; electrode; 32; disposed; corrugated; electrically; conducting; metal; mesh; 22; row; top; crown; portions; 40; bottom; shoulder; 42; portion; contacts; interconnections; electrodes; connecting; connections; fuel cell; solid oxide; oxide fuel; fuel assembly; electrically conducting; metal mesh; /429/

Citation Formats

Draper, Robert, Antol, Ronald F, and Zafred, Paolo R. Expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Draper, Robert, Antol, Ronald F, & Zafred, Paolo R. Expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells. United States.
Draper, Robert, Antol, Ronald F, and Zafred, Paolo R. Tue . "Expanded nickel screen electrical connection supports for solid oxide fuel cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874386.
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author = {Draper, Robert and Antol, Ronald F and Zafred, Paolo R},
abstractNote = {A solid oxide fuel assembly is made, wherein rows (14, 24) of fuel cells (16, 18, 20, 26, 28, 30), each having an outer interconnection (36) and an outer electrode (32), are disposed next to each other with corrugated, electrically conducting expanded metal mesh (22) between each row of cells, the corrugated mesh (22) having top crown portions (40) and bottom shoulder portions (42), where the top crown portion (40) contacts outer interconnections (36) of the fuel cells (16, 18, 20) in a first row (14), and the bottom shoulder portions (42) contacts outer electrodes (32) of the fuel cells in a second row (24), said mesh electrically connecting each row of fuel cells, and where there are no metal felt connections between any fuel cells.},
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year = {2002},
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