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  • Main Title Novel carbon-ion fuel cells. Quarterly technical report No. 9, October 1, 1995--December 31, 1995


  • Author: Cocks, F.H.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1995-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: This report presents research to develop an entirely new, fundamentally different class of fuel cell using a solid electrolyte that transports carbon ions. This fuel cell would use solid carbon dissolved in molten metal as a fuel reservoir and anode; expensive gaseous or liquid fuel would not be required. Thermodynamic factors favor a carbon-ion fuel cell over other fuel cell designs: a combination of enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy makes the reaction of solid carbon and oxygen very efficient, and the entropy change allows this efficiency to slightly increase at high temperatures. The high temperature exhaust of the fuel cell would make it useful as a ``topping cycle``, to be followed by conventional steam turbine systems.
  • Physical Description: 29 p.


  • Keyword: Solid Electrolyte Fuel Cells
  • Keyword: Topping Cycles
  • Keyword: Fuel Cell Power Plants
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • STI Subject Categories: 30 Direct Energy Conversion


  • Other Information: PBD: 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96050027
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/93219--T9
  • Grant Number: FG22-93PC93219
  • DOI: 10.2172/274193
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 274193
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668476


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96050027