Accession Number : ADA114672

Title :   High Efficiency Lithium-Thionyl Chloride Cell.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 9 Oct 81-8 Jan 82,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL POWER SOURCES CENTER HORSHAM PA

Personal Author(s) : Doddapaneni,N

PDF Url : ADA114672

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : During the third quarter, cathode optimization with respect to specified variables was completed. Performance evaluation of optimized cathodes at 32 F and 75 F showed both catalyst B and C (FePc) and (CoPc)(n) minimized the electrode overpotential. Plots from rotating disc electrode studies produced parallel straight lines, indicative of a first order reaction mechanism. The slope of the straight line decreased with FePc catalyzed cathodes. This could indicate a change in reaction mechanism. AC impedance measurements of a carbon electrode indicated extremely slow charge transfer and at high discharge rates, the rates were purely diffusion controlled.

Descriptors :   *Primary batteries, *Lithium, *Thionyl chloride, Electrochemistry, Carbon, Cathodes(Electrolytic cell), Porosity, Catalysts, Voltage, Phthalocyanines, Cobalt compounds, Iron compounds, Electric discharges, Rates, Charge transfer

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE