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Membraneless fuel cell is tiny, versatile

James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
217-244-1073; kloeppel@illinois.edu

3/15/2005

STORY

graphic showing conceptual model of a fuel cell

The system designed by Paul Kenis, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, uses a Y-shaped microfluidic channel in which two liquid streams containing fuel and oxidant merge and flow between catalyst-covered electrodes without mixing.

E.R. Choban, L.J. Markoski, A. Wieckowski, and P.J.A. Kenis:
Microfluidic Fuel Cell based on Laminar Flow Journal of Power Sources, 2004