Accession Number : ADD000315

Title :   Preparation of Nickel Electrodes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pickett,David F

Report Date : 06 Aug 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A method of preparing nickel electrodes is provided in this patent. A porous nickel plaque is positioned between two nickel sheets, and is immersed in an alcoholic solution of nickel nitrate or a mixture of nickel nitrate and cobalt nitrate. After connecting the plaque to the negative pole and the sheets to the positive pole of a power source, a direct current is passed through the solution for a time sufficient to convert the nitrate, which has impregnated pores of the plaque, to the corresponding hydroxide. A nickel electrode so prepared is particularly useful as the positive electrode in nickel-cadmium batteries.

Descriptors :   *Nickel cadmium batteries, *Electrodes, *Patents, Nickel, Nitrates, Porous materials, Impregnation

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE