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Title: Interconnection of bundled solid oxide fuel cells

A system and method for electrically interconnecting a plurality of fuel cells to provide dense packing of the fuel cells. Each one of the plurality of fuel cells has a plurality of discrete electrical connection points along an outer surface. Electrical connections are made directly between the discrete electrical connection points of adjacent fuel cells so that the fuel cells can be packed more densely. Fuel cells have at least one outer electrode and at least one discrete interconnection to an inner electrode, wherein the outer electrode is one of a cathode and and anode and wherein the inner electrode is the other of the cathode and the anode. In tubular solid oxide fuel cells the discrete electrical connection points are spaced along the length of the fuel cell.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1117682
Report Number(s):
8,628,891
11/639,361
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-03NT41838
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Acumentrics Corporation, Westwood, MA, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE