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Catalyst for microelectromechanical systems microreactors

United States Patent

7,744,830
June 29, 2010
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MEMS Fuel Cells--Low Temp--High Power Density
A microreactor comprising a silicon wafer, a multiplicity of microchannels in the silicon wafer, and a catalyst coating the microchannels. In one embodiment the catalyst coating the microchannels comprises a nanostructured material. In another embodiment the catalyst coating the microchannels comprises an aerogel. In another embodiment the catalyst coating the microchannels comprises a solgel. In another embodiment the catalyst coating the microchannels comprises carbon nanotubes.
Morse; Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA), Sopchak; David A. (Livermore, CA), Upadhye; Ravindra S. (Pleasanton, CA), Reynolds; John G. (San Ramon, CA), Satcher; Joseph H. (Patterson, CA), Gash; Alex E. (Brentwood, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 119,047
20060057450
April 28, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.