Accession Number : ADA181004

Title :   Development of a Nickel Oxide/Hydrogen Multilayer Bipolar Battery for Pulsed Power,

Corporate Author : EIC LABS INC NORWOOD MA

Personal Author(s) : Rauh, R D ; Holleck, Gerhard L

PDF Url : ADA181004

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Spaced-based missile defense systems will require sources of pulsed power to operate prospective directed energy weapons. In principle, an electrochemical power source can provide this power at a much lower weight than alternative magnetic or electric field devices (capacitors or inductors). However, advances must be made in high rate thin film electrode materials and in battery design. In the present program we are investigating electrochemical capacities under pulsed conditions for two promising materials (1) LaNi5 which acts as hydrogen storage anode with high hydrogen diffusion rates and (2) a hydrated nickel oxide cathode with optimized mixed ionic and electronic conductivity. Thin films were prepared by reactive sputtering, vapor desposition, anodization of nickel and electrochemical precipitaiton of nickel hydroxide. Keywords: Lathanum; Nickel oxide; Nickel compounds.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC BATTERIES, ANODIC COATINGS, NICKEL, CAPACITORS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, POWER SUPPLIES, HYDROGEN, ANODES, STORAGE, CONDUCTIVITY, IONS, DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, ELECTRONS, HYDRATES, NICKEL COMPOUNDS, OXIDE CATHODES, OXIDES, INDUCTORS, LIGHTWEIGHT, MAGNETIC DEVICES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, PULSES, REACTIVITIES, SPUTTERING, THIN FILMS, MIXING, HYDROXIDES, OPTIMIZATION, POWER, SOURCES, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, SPACE SCIENCES, ELECTRODES

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE