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Fuel cells

Research output: Patent

Published

  • Hugh Sutherland (Inventor)
  • Gene Lewis (Inventor)
  • Christopher Reynolds (Inventor)
  • Richard Dawson (Inventor)
Publication date9/08/2012
Patent numberWO2012104599 (A1)
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A liquid electrolyte fuel cell comprises means to define an electrolyte chamber (208), and two electrodes (10), one on either side of the electrolyte chamber (208), each electrode comprising: - a sheet (11) of metal through which are defined a multiplicity of through-holes (14), and - a gas-permeable layer (16) of fibrous and/or particulate electrically-conductive material which is bonded to and in electrical contact with the sheet of metal (11), and which comprises catalytic material (18). The electrode (10) may be arranged such that the gas-permeable layer (16) faces the electrolyte chamber (208).