Accession Number : AD0282723

Title :   A THIN-PLATE BATTERY

Corporate Author : MELPAR INC FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : AMBROSE,J.F. ; SMIT,J.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Feasibility studies on miniaturizing the NOLC liquid activated ammonia cell continued. The requirements of a high-energy-density battery delimit packaging, and encompass both the energyweight density and the energy-volume density of power sources. The specifications demand high drain rates for 6 to 10 min. through 10% voltage regulation within the military range of operating temperature. The cell is composed of an organic cathode (metadinitrobenzene) and a light, active, metal anode, such as Mg or Li. The electrolytic solution for this system contains liquid ammonia as the solvent. The energy content of this system is adequate; the anodic materials are light in weight and high in potential; and the lowtemperature range of the liquid solvent extends beyond the military operating range. The design and fabrication of an encapsulated battery unit was completed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STORAGE BATTERIES, *WET CELLS, AMIDES, AMMONIA, ANODES (ELECTROLYTIC CELL), BINDERS, CATHODES (ELECTROLYTIC CELL), DESIGN, ELECTROLYTES, ENCAPSULATION, EPOXY RESINS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, GLASS TEXTILES, LITHIUM, MAGNESIUM, MANUFACTURING, NITROBENZENES, PRESSURE, TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE