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United States Patent Application

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A seal for a solid oxide fuel cell includes a glass matrix having glass percolation therethrough and having a glass transition temperature below C. A deformable second phase material is dispersed in the glass matrix. The second phase material can be a compliant material. The second phase material can be a crushable material. A solid oxide fuel cell, a precursor for forming a seal for a solid oxide fuel cell, and a method of making a seal for a solid oxide fuel cell are also disclosed.
SURDOVAL, Wayne (Monroeville, PA), LARA-CURZIO, Edgar (Lenoir Ciry, TN), STEVENSON, Jeffry (Richard, WA), MUTH, Joseph (Somerville, MA), ARMSTRONG, Beth L. (Clinton, TN), SHYAM, Amit (Knoxville, TN), TREJO, Rosa M. (Eden Prairie, MN), WANG, Yanli (Knoxville, TN), CHOU, Yeong Shyung (Richland, WA), SHULTZ, Travis (Morgantown, WV)
13/ 949,964
July 24, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.