Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,871,625

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

2-16-1999

Assignee

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

Application Number

08/659,505

Date Filed

1996-06-06

Total Pages

93 pages

Abstract

Magnetic composites exhibit distinct flux properties due to gradient interfaces. The composites can be used to improve fuel cells and batteries and effect transport and separation of different chemical species. Devices utilizing the composites include an electrode and improved fuel cells, batteries. Some composites, disposed on the surface of electrodes, prevent passivation of those electrodes and enable direct reformation of liquid fuels. Methods involving these composites provide distinct ways for these composites to be utilized.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/204