Novel carbon-ion fuel cells. Quarterly technical report, April--June 1996

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This report presents research to develop a new type of of fuel cell using a solid electrolyte that transports carbon ions. This new class of fuel cell would use solid C dissolved in molten metal (carbide) as a fuel reservoir and anode; thus expensive gas or liquid fuel would not be required. Thermodynamic efficiency of carbon-ion fuel cells is reviewed, as are electrolyte crystal structures (oxide and fluorite carbides). The sequence of laboratory research procedures for developing a solid C-ion electrolyte and to determine the ionic conductivity of C ions therein is outlined; results of the laboratory research to date ... continued below

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Cocks, F.H. November 1, 1996.

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This report presents research to develop a new type of of fuel cell using a solid electrolyte that transports carbon ions. This new class of fuel cell would use solid C dissolved in molten metal (carbide) as a fuel reservoir and anode; thus expensive gas or liquid fuel would not be required. Thermodynamic efficiency of carbon-ion fuel cells is reviewed, as are electrolyte crystal structures (oxide and fluorite carbides). The sequence of laboratory research procedures for developing a solid C-ion electrolyte and to determine the ionic conductivity of C ions therein is outlined; results of the laboratory research to date are summarized, including XRD analysis of crystal structures and transition temperatures of carbides (La, Ce, Be, Al) and SIMS of carbon isotopes.

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  • Other: DE97050204
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/93219--T12
  • Grant Number: FG22-93PC93219
  • DOI: 10.2172/415306 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 415306
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680525

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Cocks, F.H. Novel carbon-ion fuel cells. Quarterly technical report, April--June 1996, report, November 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680525/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.