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Fuel cell components and systems having carbon-containing electrically-conductive hollow fibers

United States Patent

April 28, 2015
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A method, according to one embodiment, includes acquiring a structure having an ionically-conductive, electrically-resistive electrolyte/separator layer covering an inner or outer surface of a carbon-containing electrically-conductive hollow fiber and a catalyst along one side thereof, adding an anode that extends along at least part of a length of the structure, and adding a cathode that extends along at least part of the length of the structure, the cathode being on an opposite side of the hollow fiber as the anode.
Langry; Kevin C. (Tracy, CA), Farmer; Joseph C. (Tracy, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 293,993
June 2, 2014
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.