Accession Number : AD0293209

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE MAGNESIUM ANODE

Corporate Author : DOW METAL PRODUCTS CO MIDLAND MI

Personal Author(s) : ROBINSON, J.L.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : It was found that salts of aliphatic acids can be used for electrolyte with magnesium dry cells providing the acids structure contains no more than four methylene groups. Salts of aromatic acids having two or more carboxyls can be considered for electrolytes for magnesium primary cells. Mixed perchlorate and organic acids salts show some promise for electrolytes. More detail of the nodic polarization curve for magnesium with magnesium ace at electrolyte was obtained with potentiostatic measurements as opposed to galvanostatic measurements. It took at least twenty minutes for AZ21X1 anodes to approach a steady state af r the application of 45 milliamperes per square inch of current. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRODES, *PRIMARY BATTERIES, *MAGNESIUM, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTROLYTES, ORGANIC ACIDS, SALTS, ANODES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE