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Approach for improved stability and performance of SOFC metallic interconnects

United States Patent

August 14, 2012
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The present invention provides a material and a method for its creation and use wherein a reactive element, preferably a rare earth element, is included in an oxide coating material. The inclusion of this material modifies the growth and structure of the scale beneath the coating on metal substrate and improves the scale adherence to the metal substrate.
Yang; Zhenguo (Richland, WA), Stevenson; Jeffry W. (Richland, WA), Xia; Guan-Guang (Pasco, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 353,816
January 14, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.