Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,786,040

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

7-28-1998

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/626,082

Date Filed

1996-04-01

Total Pages

45 pages

Abstract

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/189