Accession Number : AD0164038

Title :   Nonaqueous Ammonia Primary Cell Utilizing Nitrated Polystyrene Cathode Oxidant.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Haver,Charles P. ; McWilliams,Gerald E.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The present invention provides a cathode oxidant for ammonia batteries which is insoluble in the electrolyte and allows such batteries to last for extended periods of time (e.g. days) at moderate drain rates, unlike m-dinitrobenzene oxidant which is soluble in the electrolyte and limits battery performance to minutes. This invention uses nitrated polystyrenes in a conductive cathode matrix to provide improved primary cells for batteries.

Descriptors :   (*PRIMARY BATTERIES, *OXIDIZERS), (*PATENTS, PRIMARY BATTERIES), AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, SULFATES, STYRENE PLASTICS, NITRATES, CATHODES

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE