Accession Number : AD0277433

Title :   DEPOLARIZERS FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY THERMAL BATTERIES. PART I: COPPER OXIDE AND ANTIMONY OXIDE

Corporate Author : UNION CARBIDE CONSUMER PRODUCTS CO CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SENDEROFF,S. ; KLOPP,E.M. ; KRONENBERG,M.L.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : In a theoretical and xperimental screening of large numbers of compoun s for use as depolarizers in igh energy density thermal cells, CuO and Sb2O3 emerged as two promising materials on t e basis of their thermodynamic properties, thermal s ability, and solubility and compatibility with molten chloride electrolytes. Electrochemical properties were determined by study of polarization curves and experimental cell disch rge characteristics and indicate that properly designed thermal cells wit these depolarizers may be suitable for a battery operating for five minutes at a power of 10 KW with an energy density of 100 watt-hrs/lb. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, *POLARIZATION, *POWER SUPPLIES, *PRIMARY BATTERIES, ADDITIVES, ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS, CHLORIDES, COPPER COMPOUNDS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTROLYSIS, ELECTROLYTES, EUTECTICS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, MIXTURES, OXIDES, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, SALTS, THERMAL BATTERIES, THERMOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE