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Catalyst for microelectromechanical systems microreactors

United States Patent

8,057,988
November 15, 2011
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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)
12/ 779,819
20100221667
May 13, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 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.