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Electrode design for low temperature direct-hydrocarbon solid oxide fuel cells

United States Patent

October 6, 2015
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In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a solid oxide fuel cell is described. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a hierarchically porous cathode support having an impregnated cobaltite cathode deposited thereon, an electrolyte, and an anode support. The anode support includes hydrocarbon oxidation catalyst deposited thereon, wherein the cathode support, electrolyte, and anode support are joined together and wherein the solid oxide fuel cell operates a temperature of C. or less.
Chen; Fanglin (Irmo, SC), Zhao; Fei (Columbia, SC), Liu; Qiang (Columbia, SC)
University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
12/ 898,794
October 6, 2010
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT CLAUSE This invention was made with government support under DE-FG36-08GO88116 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and under award NNX07AL01A awarded by NASA. The government has certain rights in the invention.