Accession Number : AD0652698

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF MAGNESIUM WAFER CELLS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Nov 66-31 Jan 67,

Corporate Author : BURGESS BATTERY CO FREEPORT ILL

Personal Author(s) : Eaton,Lloyd W.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A hypothesis was developed that the construction of the inter-cell connector provided 'free space' within the battery and that gassing within the cell, during storage at elevated temperature, caused the cell wrap to balloon into this 'free space' and partially lift the cathode collector off the cathode mix, causing a high resistance. This resistance would then increase when the battery is on discharge due to the additional gassing which occurs, lifting the cathode collector to where battery failure occurs during the first few hours of discharge. Two new constructions were developed that virtually eliminate the 'free space' within the battery. One of the constructions eliminates the material problem of the intercell connector. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRIMARY BATTERIES, *MAGNESIUM), (*DRY BATTERIES, MAGNESIUM), BATTERY COMPONENTS, ELECTRIC BATTERIES, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), THERMAL STABILITY, ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, CATHODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE