Accession Number : ADD003016

Title :   Pyrotechnically Activated Lithium-Chlorine Cell.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bowers,Frederic M ; Ambrus,Judith H ; Briggs,George S ; DeGraba,Michael E ; Green,Gary L

Report Date : 03 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A pyrotechnically activated lithium-chlorine cell possessing high voltage, high energy density and a high rate of discharge is composed of a porous graphite gas diffuser, a fused alkali metal salt electrolyte, a lithium anode in contact with the electrolyte, and a cartridge containing a pyrotechnic material disposed within the anode, all of the components being stacked inside a container that serves as the cell case. The porous gas diffuser is positioned within the cell case to provide a gas receiving chamber. Chlorine is introduced into the gas receiving chamber as the pyrotechnic material is ignited to activate the cell.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pyrotechnics, *Primary batteries, Electrolytes, Anodes, Performance tests

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE