The present invention comprises a thin graphite plate with associated gaskets and pieces of carbon cloth that comprise a flow-field. The plate, gaskets and flow-field comprise a "plate and gasket assembly" for use in an ionomer membrane fuel cell, fuel cell stack or battery.
This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG01-97EE15679 from the United States Department of Energy/Energy Related Inventions Program. The government has certain rights in the invention.