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1. (US20040173462) Method to fabricate and stimulate an electrode to evolve heat with increased electrode power density

Pub. No.:    20040173462    International Application No.:    10382778
Publication Date: Fri Sep 10 01:59:59 CEST 2004 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 07 00:59:59 CET 2003
IPC: C25B 1/02
H01M 4/02
G21B 3/00
G21B 3/00
H01M 4/04
H01M 4/04
H01M 4/24
H01M 4/24
H01M 8/06
H01M 8/06
Applicants: LETTS DENNIS G.
CRAVENS DENNIS J.
Inventors: Letts Dennis G.
Cravens Dennis J.
Title: Method to fabricate and stimulate an electrode to evolve heat with increased electrode power density
Abstract:

An electrode fabrication method, electrolytic cell and laser stimulation system for producing heat and elevated electrode power densities in a water-based liquid electrolyte. The electrode fabrication process involves using a Hydrogen absorbing metal that will form a hydride, cold working said metal, etching said metal, polishing said metal, ultrasonically cleaning said metal and annealing said metal. The electrolytic cell of the system has a pair of external magnets adjacent to the cell providing a magnetic field across the face of the cathode. The electrolytic cell also has a secondary anode of Gold capable of providing Gold ions to plate over to the cathode during the course of electrolysis. The system also has a laser under computer control capable of tuning the laser to specific wavelengths capable of triggering heat evolution and elevated electrode power densities.