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An electrochemical cell in which the energy of a reaction between a fuel, such as liquid hydrogen, and an oxidant, such as liquid oxygen, is converted directly and continuously into electrical energy.
(Chemistry) a cell in which the energy produced by oxidation of a fuel is converted directly into electrical energy
a device that produces a continuous electric current directly from the oxidation of a fuel, as that of hydrogen.
A device that produces electricity by combining a fuel with oxygen. Fuel cells are used in space shuttles, where an electric current is produced by oxidizing hydrogen gas (the fuel) in an electrolyte cell.
Safety petrol container in a leak-resistant metal or plastic tank.