Accession Number : AD0664993

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF MICROSCOPY FOR INVESTIGATING THE SILVER OXIDE ELECTRODE.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wales,C. P. ; Simon,A. C.

Report Date : 09 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A study of the silver oxide electrode was made with the optical microscope, using methods that had previously proven successful for the lead-acid battery. It was determined that Ag, Ag2O, and AgO could be easily distinguished from one another in the polished section of the electrode without resorting to any etching or staining. Crystals of the three phases were also found to be of a size that made it feasible to follow crystallographic changes that occurred during the course of a discharge. Although considerable variations occurred in different areas of the same electrode, results were in agreement with previously obtained x-ray data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALKALINE BATTERIES, ELECTRODES), (*SILVER COMPOUNDS, ELECTRODES), (*ELECTRODES, *MICROSCOPY), OXIDES, MICROSTRUCTURE, SILVER, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, PHASE STUDIES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE