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Metal/ceramic composites with high hydrogen permeability

United States Patent

May 27, 2003
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A membrane for separating hydrogen from fluids is provided comprising a sintered homogenous mixture of a ceramic composition and a metal. The metal may be palladium, niobium, tantalum, vanadium, or zirconium or a binary mixture of palladium with another metal such as niobium, silver, tantalum, vanadium, or zirconium.
Dorris; Stephen E. (La Grange Park, IL), Lee; Tae H. (Naperville, IL), Balachandran; Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 967,890
September 28, 2001
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago, representing Argonne National Laboratory.