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BOND LAYER FOR A SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL, AND RELATED PROCESSES AND DEVICES

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20110217616
9,597,708
A1
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An electrically-conductive layer of material having a composition comprising lanthanum and strontium is described. The material is characterized by a microstructure having bimodal porosity. Another concept in this disclosure relates to a solid oxide fuel cell attached to at least one cathode interconnect by a cathode bond layer. The bond layer includes a microstructure having bimodal porosity. A fuel cell stack which incorporates at least one of the cathode bond layers is also described herein, along with related processes for forming the cathode bond layer.
Wu, Jian (Schenectady, NY), Striker, Todd-Michael (Ballston Lake, NY), Renou, Stephane (Clifton Park, NY), Gaunt, Simon William (Guilderland, NY)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (SCHENECTADY NY)
11/ 963,308
December 21, 2007
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42614, awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.