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High aspect ratio chemical microreactor

United States Patent Application

20050207953
A1
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MEMS Fuel Cells--Low Temp--High Power Density
A chemical microreactor with a high aspect ratio. In one embodiment the chemical microreactor has a chemical microreactor section with channels having a height and with spacings having a width. There is a high aspect ratio of the height to the width. The high aspect ratio in one embodiment is more than substantially 5:1. The high aspect ratio in another embodiment is more than substantially 10:1. The high aspect ratio another embodiment is more than substantially 15:1. The high aspect ratio in one embodiment is substantially 20:1.
Upadhye, Ravindra S. (Pleasanton, CA), Morse, Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA), Sopchak, David A. (Livermore, CA), Havstad, Mark A. (Davis, CA), Graff, Robert T. (Modesto, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
10/ 896,413
July 20, 2004
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.