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Bond layer for a solid oxide fuel cell, and related processes and devices

United States Patent

9,597,708
March 21, 2017
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An electrically-conductive layer of material having a composition comprising lanthanum and strontium is described. The material is characterized by a microstructure having bimodal porosity. Another concept in this disclosure relates to a solid oxide fuel cell attached to at least one cathode interconnect by a cathode bond layer. The bond layer includes a microstructure having bimodal porosity. A fuel cell stack which incorporates at least one of the cathode bond layers is also described herein, along with related processes for forming the cathode bond layer.
Wu; Jian (Schenectady, NY), Striker; Todd-Michael (Ballston Lake, NY), Renou; Stephane (Clifton Park, NY), Gaunt; Simon William (Guilderland, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
11/ 963,308
20110217616
December 21, 2007
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42614, awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.