Accession Number : AD0284809

Title :   THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y

Personal Author(s) : GREENE,S.B. ; GREENE,N.D.

Report Date : 18 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Using the concepts of modern electrode kinetic theory, equations which express the currentvoltage discharge curve and power output of a cell in terms of the kinetic parameters of the individual electrodes are derived. Two new cell parameters are defined which permit the easy characterization and comparison of cell performances. Methods for determining the presence and effects of internal resistance and concentration polarization by analysis of discharge curves are described. Two novel methods for determining the value of the internal resistance of a cell are demonstrated. Experimental verification of the theoreticl concepts and equations is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POTENTIAL, *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *ELECTRODES, *FUEL CELLS, POLARIZATION, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE