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Title: Electric-field enhanced performance in catalysis and solid-state devices involving gases

Electrode configurations for electric-field enhanced performance in catalysis and solid-state devices involving gases are provided. According to an embodiment, electric-field electrodes can be incorporated in devices such as gas sensors and fuel cells to shape an electric field provided with respect to sensing electrodes for the gas sensors and surfaces of the fuel cells. The shaped electric fields can alter surface dynamics, system thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and adsorption/desorption processes. In one embodiment, ring-shaped electric-field electrodes can be provided around sensing electrodes of a planar gas sensor.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179805
Report Number(s):
9,034,170
12/743,490
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-03NT41614
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION