Accession Number : AD0285568

Title :   MERCURY CELL BATTERY INVESTIGATION

Corporate Author : MALLORY (P R) AND CO INC INDIANAPOLIS IND

Personal Author(s) : BOOE,J.M. ; RALSTON,R.E.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Chemical reactivity rate determination was directed toward improving precision and reliability. Data are presented showing the effects of several variables studied during this period.A plastic version of the exploratory research cell which will accommodate the compartmented liquid anode retainer was fabricated. This design was successfully used in discharge experiments with the negative electrode to study electrode spacings. An alternating current method of separator resistance measurement was evaluated. The characteristics of several membrane type separators after exposure to degrading environments are presented. The use of palladium in the positive electrode continued to show high efficiency with respect to charge acceptance. Porous forms of carbon were studied as possible expanders to control positive electrode densification. Automatic cycle test life of some experimental cells passed 1000 cycles. Preliminary specimens of the liquid anode retaining member for this larger test cell were produced. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ALKALINE BATTERIES, *ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, *MERCURY, *POWER SUPPLIES, *STORAGE BATTERIES, ANODES (ELECTROLYTIC CELL), BATTERY SEPARATORS, CARBON, CATHODES (ELECTROLYTIC CELL), CHEMICAL REACTIONS, DUCTED ROCKETS, DUMMY LOADS(ELECTRICITY), HYDROXIDES, MATERIALS, PALLADIUM, POROUS MATERIALS, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, RESISTANCE (ELECTRICAL), SATELLITES (ARTIFICIAL)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE