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Title: Method for transferring thermal energy and electrical current in thin-film electrochemical cells

Abstract

An improved electrochemical generator is disclosed. The electrochemical generator includes a thin-film electrochemical cell which is maintained in a state of compression through use of an internal or an external pressure apparatus. A thermal conductor, which is connected to at least one of the positive or negative contacts of the cell, conducts current into and out of the cell and also conducts thermal energy between the cell and thermally conductive, electrically resistive material disposed on a vessel wall adjacent the conductor. The thermally conductive, electrically resistive material may include an anodized coating or a thin sheet of a plastic, mineral-based material or conductive polymer material. The thermal conductor is fabricated to include a resilient portion which expands and contracts to maintain mechanical contact between the cell and the thermally conductive material in the presence of relative movement between the cell and the wall structure. The electrochemical generator may be disposed in a hermetically sealed housing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10]
  1. Beloeil, CA
  2. South St. Paul, MN
  3. Minneapolis, MN
  4. Hudson, WI
  5. St-Hubert, CA
  6. Austin, TX
  7. Lachine, CA
  8. Laval, CA
  9. Eagan, MN
  10. Fridley, MN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
US Advanced Battery Consortium
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921888
Patent Number(s):
6,569,559
Application Number:
09/609,444
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company (St. Paul, MN); Hydro-Quebec Corporation (Montreal, CA) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-91CE50336
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Rouillard, Roger, Domroese, Michael K, Hoffman, Joseph A, Lindeman, David D, Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan, Radewald, Vern E, Ranger, Michel, Sudano, Anthony, Trice, Jennifer L, and Turgeon, Thomas A. Method for transferring thermal energy and electrical current in thin-film electrochemical cells. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Rouillard, Roger, Domroese, Michael K, Hoffman, Joseph A, Lindeman, David D, Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan, Radewald, Vern E, Ranger, Michel, Sudano, Anthony, Trice, Jennifer L, & Turgeon, Thomas A. Method for transferring thermal energy and electrical current in thin-film electrochemical cells. United States.
Rouillard, Roger, Domroese, Michael K, Hoffman, Joseph A, Lindeman, David D, Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan, Radewald, Vern E, Ranger, Michel, Sudano, Anthony, Trice, Jennifer L, and Turgeon, Thomas A. Tue . "Method for transferring thermal energy and electrical current in thin-film electrochemical cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921888.
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title = {Method for transferring thermal energy and electrical current in thin-film electrochemical cells},
author = {Rouillard, Roger and Domroese, Michael K and Hoffman, Joseph A and Lindeman, David D and Noel, Joseph-Robert-Gaetan and Radewald, Vern E and Ranger, Michel and Sudano, Anthony and Trice, Jennifer L and Turgeon, Thomas A},
abstractNote = {An improved electrochemical generator is disclosed. The electrochemical generator includes a thin-film electrochemical cell which is maintained in a state of compression through use of an internal or an external pressure apparatus. A thermal conductor, which is connected to at least one of the positive or negative contacts of the cell, conducts current into and out of the cell and also conducts thermal energy between the cell and thermally conductive, electrically resistive material disposed on a vessel wall adjacent the conductor. The thermally conductive, electrically resistive material may include an anodized coating or a thin sheet of a plastic, mineral-based material or conductive polymer material. The thermal conductor is fabricated to include a resilient portion which expands and contracts to maintain mechanical contact between the cell and the thermally conductive material in the presence of relative movement between the cell and the wall structure. The electrochemical generator may be disposed in a hermetically sealed housing.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {5}
}

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