Accession Number : AD0499432

Title :   Primary Cell Systems for High Drain Rates.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Apr-30 Jun 52.

Corporate Author : GRAHAM SAVAGE AND ASSOCIATES INC CHICAGO IL

Report Date : 30 JUN 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : Previous work (J-133 Quarterly Report No. 2) has established the eclectrochemical activity of metallic sodium. Recent work has been concentrated on improvement of the electrochemical utilization (Faraday efficiency) of the sodium electrode in aqueous electrolytes. The apparent increase in Faraday efficiency with current drain is due to the use of a constant rate of extrusion at all loads. Steady drains were obtained at all loads tested indicating that a minimum extrusion rate (corresponding to maximum Faraday efficiency) has not been attained.

Descriptors :   (*PRIMARY BATTERIES, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), ELECTRODES, ELECTROLYTES, SODIUM, OXYGEN, EFFICIENCY, POWER SUPPLIES, CURRENT REGULATORS.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE