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Low Temperature Electrolytes for Solid Oxide Cells Having High Ionic Conductivity

United States Patent Application

20130146469
A1
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Some embodiments of the present invention provide solid oxide cells and components thereof having a metal oxide electrolyte that exhibits enhanced ionic conductivity. Certain of those embodiments have two materials, at least one of which is a metal oxide, disposed so that at least some interfaces between the domains of the materials orient in a direction substantially parallel to the desired ionic conductivity.
Budaragin, Leonid V. (Moscow, RU), Deininger, Mark A. (Roswell, GA), Pozvonkov, Michael M. (Cumming, GA), Spears, II, D. Morgan (Atlanta, GA), Fisher, Paul D. (Landis, NC), Ludtka, Gerard M. (Oak Ridge, TN), Pasto, Arvid E. (Farragut, NY)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge TN), C3 INTERNATIONAL, LLC (Alpharetta GA)
13/ 578,195
February 9, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support awarded by the Department of Energy and administered by Oak Ridge National Laboratory/UT Battelle. The government has certain rights in the invention.