Accession Number : AD0452714

Title :   HIGH-ENERGY BATTERY SYSTEM STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Mar 64,

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Farrar, J. ; Keller, R. ; Mazac, C. J. ; Webb, S. R.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This report period was concerned with systematic half-cell studies. Prospective electrode materials, electrolyte solvents, and salts were screened by testing in various combinations according to a statistical plan. These experimental results were then analyzed mathematically. The limited number of tests makes it difficult for statistical analysis to take into account the interactions and chemical considerations which seem influential in these systems. Therefore, the results of the present statistical analysis can only serve as a guideline, tempered by practical limitations. Theoretical minimum weights for the anode and cathode can be estimated for a battery delivering 200 watt-hours/ pound based upon the measured potential. For lithium paired with CuF2 this value is approximately 0.25 pound. The value for lithium paired with less favorable cathodes (e.g., MnO2 and AgO) and for magnesium combined with the best cathodes is 0.5 pound, which makes these combinations just feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CELLS, CATHODES, ANODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ELECTROLYTES, POLARIZATION, INTERRUPTERS, ELECTRODES, LITHIUM, COPPER COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, MANGANESE COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, SILVER COMPOUNDS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE