Accession Number : AD0277285

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF AN ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICE

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CA

Personal Author(s) : FOGLE, R.F. ; LAWSON, H.E. ; RAROGIEWICZ, L.W.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation is to develop a practical cell in which a metal halide is decomposed by heat to liberate its elements, which are then recombined to form the original metal halide and produce an electric current. Open cells tested in an Ar atmosphere operated for more than 60 hour , whereas similar cells operated in air deteriorated in approximately 4 hours. I an BiI3 were lost from the cells during operation. It was demonstrated that the presence of BiI3 is necessary for operation of the cell under the conditions of this test. The presence of electrolyte, C, and Bi metal were all found to affect the over-all decomposition of BiI3 by heat. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, *POWER SUPPLIES, *STORAGE BATTERIES, AIR, ARGON, BISMUTH COMPOUNDS, CATALYSTS, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, DECOMPOSITION, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTRODES, ELECTROLYTES, ENERGY CONVERSION, GRAPHITE, HIGH TEMPERATURE, IODIDES, MATERIALS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE