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Corrosion-resistant, electrically-conductive plate for use in a fuel cell stack

United States Patent

April 20, 2010
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A corrosion resistant, electrically-conductive, durable plate at least partially coated with an anchor coating and a corrosion resistant coating. The corrosion resistant coating made of at least a polymer and a plurality of corrosion resistant particles each having a surface area between about 1-20 m.sup.2/g and a diameter less than about 10 microns. Preferably, the plate is used as a bipolar plate in a proton exchange membrane (PEMFC) fuel cell stack.
Carter; J. David (Bolingbrook, IL), Mawdsley; Jennifer R. (Woodridge, IL), Niyogi; Suhas (Woodridge, IL), Wang; Xiaoping (Naperville, IL), Cruse; Terry (Lisle, IL), Santos; Lilia (Lombard, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
12/ 128,022
May 28, 2008
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS 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 (DOE) and the University of Chicago.