Accession Number : AD0487828

Title :   LITHIUM-NICKEL FLUORIDE SECONDARY BATTERY INVESTIGATION.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 1, 27 Apr-27 Jul 66,

Corporate Author : GULTON INDUSTRIES INC METUCHEN NJ BATTERY AND POWER SOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lyall, Arthur E. ; Seiger, Harvey N. ; Orshich, John ; Michaels, Robert G.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Electrolyte studies were conducted which included equivalent conductance measurements, viscosities, densities, and infrared spectrograms. Nickel fluoride electrodes were prepared using varying ratios of NiF2, acetylene black, Type 38 graphite, and starch binder. The porosity of the electrodes resulting from each mix was measured using solvent absorption. The acetylene black has the most significant effect on the porosity. Cycling of laboratory cells has shown that a constant potential charge of 3.60 volts is insufficient to return all the capacity removed, even at shallow cycle depths. The use of graphite as the conductive diluent in the lithium electrode has resulted in a higher charge polarization of the negative electrode. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STORAGE BATTERIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), BATTERY COMPONENTS, ELECTRIC BATTERIES, ANODES, LITHIUM, CATHODES, NICKEL COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, PROPANOLS, ESTERS, CARBONATES, ELECTROLYTES, GRAPHITE, ELECTRODES, POROSITY, CARBON BLACK, BINDERS, VISCOSITY, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, ACETONITRILE, SULFOXIDES, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, INFRARED SPECTRA, POLARIZATION, VOLTAGE, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE