Accession Number : ADD000763
Title : Photo-Regenerative Electrochemical Energy Converter.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Theodorou,Ignatius E ; Payne,Richard
Report Date : 22 Apr 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : The patent describes a photoelectrochemical device for converting incident radiation energy to electrical energy through the use of a photochemically reversible galvanic cell. Basically, the device is constructed of a sealed transparent container into which is placed a chemically inert anode coated with a photo-responsive material and a chemically inert cathode. A compatible electrolytic solution is also disposed within the container and provides a conductivity path across the electrodes to complete the electrochemical circuit. Decomposition of the photo-responsive material is induced by incident radiation passing through the transparent container. The products of the photo reaction recombine electrochemically by passing an electric current through a resistance load connected externally to the anode and the cathode.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Electric batteries, Electrolytes, Photovoltaic effect, Electrolytic cells
Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE