|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 11 인용 특허 : 11|
The present invention relates to an electrochemical cell having the separator assembly that comprises a fluid distribution means comprising wicking material on the cathode side of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA). The wicking material transports liquids internally within the fuel cell; promotes humidification of the membrane; and provides a self-regulating cooling system for the fuel cell. The wicking material further forms gas flow channels for introducing gases to and from the MEA. Other preferred aspects of the present invention include methods of ...
1. A separator assembly for an electrochemical cell which has an anode and a cathode, said assembly comprising:an impermeable electrically conductive element having a major surface facing the cathode; fluid distribution means between said electrically conductive element and said cathode, said fluid distribution means defining gas flow channels, and comprising liquid wicking material; a header comprising a liquid reservoir in contact with a proximal end of said fluid distribution means; and said fluid distribution means and said header constructed and arr...