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Molten carbonate fuel cell cathode with mixed oxide coating

United States Patent

May 7, 2013
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A molten carbonate fuel cell cathode having a cathode body and a coating of a mixed oxygen ion conductor materials. The mixed oxygen ion conductor materials are formed from ceria or doped ceria, such as gadolinium doped ceria or yttrium doped ceria. The coating is deposited on the cathode body using a sol-gel process, which utilizes as precursors organometallic compounds, organic and inorganic salts, hydroxides or alkoxides and which uses as the solvent water, organic solvent or a mixture of same.
Hilmi; Abdelkader (Danbury, CT), Yuh; Chao-Yi (New Milford, CT)
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Danbury, CT)
10/ 755,483
January 12, 2004
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-FC21-95MC31184 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.