Accession Number : AD0463102

Title :   APPLIED RESEARCH INVESTIGATION OF SEALED SILVER-ZINC BATTERIES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL MOTORS CORP ANDERSON IN DELCO-REMY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lander, J. J. ; Keralla, J. A.

Report Date : 03 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The use of LiOH either alone or as an additive to regular NaOH and KOH electrolyte systems did not affect cycle life. For the purposes of this program relating to a long cyclic Ag-Zn secondary battery, there appeared to be no benefit from use of LiOH electrolyte. Appreciable gains in cycle life were made by cells using 45% and 50% NaOH electrolyte. Polypor films did not by themselves prove suitable for use in the Ag-Zn secondary cell as cycled in this program. Additional development work on these membranes in the area of pore size reduction might prove beneficial; these separators are inert in the alkali environment, and resist chemical deterioration. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BATTERY COMPONENTS, *STORAGE BATTERIES, *BATTERY SEPARATORS, MATERIALS, ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, ELECTROLYTES, MEMBRANES, SILVER, ZINC, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, HYDROXIDES, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, NITRILES, CELLULOSIC RESINS, POROUS MATERIALS, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), PALLADIUM ALLOYS, SILVER ALLOYS, ADDITIVES, VOLTAGE, CAPACITANCE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE