US Patent 5,786,040
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
A method for coating a surface with a magnetic composite material exhibiting distinct flux properties due to gradient interfaces within the composite. Surfaces coated with such a composite can be used to improve fuel cells and to effect improved transport and separation of different species of materials. A wide variety of devices can incorporate such composite-coated surfaces, including separators, fuel cells, electrochemical cells, and electrodes for channeling flux of, or for effecting electrolysis of, magnetic species.
Leddy, Johna and Amarasinghe, Sudath Methods for coating surfaces with magnetic composites exhibiting distinct flux properties. US Patent 5,786,040 filed April 01, 1996 and issued July 28, 1998. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/189