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Apparatus for combinatorial screening of electrochemical materials

United States Patent

December 15, 2009
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A high throughput combinatorial screening method and apparatus for the evaluation of electrochemical materials using a single voltage source (2) is disclosed wherein temperature changes arising from the application of an electrical load to a cell array (1) are used to evaluate the relative electrochemical efficiency of the materials comprising the array. The apparatus may include an array of electrochemical cells (1) that are connected to each other in parallel or in series, an electronic load (2) for applying a voltage or current to the electrochemical cells (1), and a device (3), external to the cells, for monitoring the relative temperature of each cell when the load is applied.
Kepler; Keith Douglas (Belmont, CA), Wang; Yu (Foster City, CA)
Farasis Energy, Inc. (Hayward, CA)
11/ 175,555
July 5, 2005
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The invention was made under support of the United States Government, Department of Energy, Small Business Innovative Research Grant Number DE-FG02-03ER83656. The United States has certain rights in the invention.