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Tubular screen electrical connection support for solid oxide fuel cells

United States Patent

July 9, 2002
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A solid oxide fuel assembly is made of fuel cells (16, 16', 18, 24, 24', 26), each having an outer interconnection layer (36) and an outer electrode (28), which are disposed next to each other with rolled, porous, hollow, electrically conducting metal mesh conductors (20, 20') between the fuel cells, connecting the fuel cells at least in series along columns (15, 15') and where there are no metal felt connections between any fuel cells.
Tomlins; Gregory W. (Pittsburgh, PA), Jaszcar; Michael P. (Murrysville, PA)
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (
09/ 654,528
September 1, 2000
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FC-2697FT34139, awarded by the United States Department of Energy.