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Current collection in anode supported tubular fuel cells

United States Patent Application

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In a tubular solid-oxide fuel cell, current is collected from an inner anode layer at one or more discrete points along the length of the fuel cell that are accessible from the outside of the fuel cell. Current can be collected from the anode layer at both ends of the fuel cell, once in the center of the fuel cell, or at any of a multitude of axial points along the length of the fuel cell.
Rawson, Jolyon (Wrentham, MA), Brown, Michael (Cambridge, MA), Fernandes, Neil (Cambridge, MA), Bessette, Norman F. (Middleboro, MA), Schmidt, Douglas S. (Walpole, MA)
11/ 404,998
April 14, 2006
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under DE-FC26-03NT 41838 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.