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photo of Russell Hodgdon with a polymer electrolyte membrane, 1965.

GE's Russell Hodgdon with a polymer electrolyte
in 1965

Image #059.018 from the Science Service Historical Image Collection

Original General Electric caption:

"New fuel cell developed by General Electric features tough solid polymer electrolyte. Use of the new electrolyte has increased fuel cell life expectancy four to five times. Dr. Russell Hodgdon of General Electric's Fuel Cell Laboratory demonstrates toughness of electrolyte."

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