fuel cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fuel cell cell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen or zinc and air); often used in electric cars
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Usage

In literature:

Owing to the scarcity of fuel, the cell was unwarmed.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
One is the fuel cell, which converts fuel directly into electric power without the necessity for machinery or working parts.
"The Practical Values of Space Exploration" by Committee on Science and Astronautics
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In news:

Yale's Ryan Sekol, left, and Andre Taylor show part of a micro glass fuel cell.
Honda is well-positioned to make the most of this initiative, said Pat Valenti, executive director of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition.
For years, auto engineers have said fuel cell s hold tremendous potential to reduce harmful emissions.
State Lawmakers Push For US Fuel Cell Incentives.
Larson said they expect the credit will expand manufacturing in the state, where FuelCell Energy and UTC Power have fuel cell operations.
Researchers probe invisible vacancies in fuel cell materials.
Toyota's FCV-R ( Fuel Cell Vehicle.
Fuel Cell Maker Neah Power Signs Defense Contract.
Series penalizes Conway's Foyt entry for illegal fuel cell .
Honda Leverages Fuel-Cell Savvy to Extend Fit EV's Range.
View full size Stark State College of Technology The Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems at Stark State College.
BMW Ends Talks With GM on Fuel-Cell Research Cooperation.
A man demonstrates a solid-state hydrogen fuel cell at an Industrial Technology Research Institute science park in Tainan on Friday.
Santa Clara students win award for fuel cell invention.
In 2007, Price Waterhouse Coopers noted a counter intuitive relationship between profitability and sales revenue for publicly-traded fuel cell companies.
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In science:

As a prototype system for the generation of oscillations in cells, we discuss a general mechanism by which a large number of active elements such as molecular motors which are coupled to an elastic element and which undergo a chemical cycle of fuel consumption can generate mechanical oscillations [17, 18].
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
Other ma jor chemical components of wildland fuel include hemicelluloses (copolymers of glucosan and a variety of other possibly monomers) and lignin (a phenolic compound) in varying amounts, depending upon the species, cell type and plant part (See Table 2).
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
The heat balance considers: heat exchanged with the air around a fuel cell, heat exchanged with the cell’s neighbours, and heat released by the cell during combustion.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
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