Accession Number : ADD006429

Title :   Heat Sources for Thermal Batteries: Exothermic Intermetallic Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Prentice,Jack L

Report Date : 12 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An intimate mixture of two or more finely divided metals is formed into a heat pad or pellet for a thermal battery. The metals are chosen to react exothermically in a self-sustaining manner to provide a heat source for the battery whereby the battery electrolyte, normally a solid, is melted and the battery generates current. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Thermal batteries, *Intermetallic compounds, *Exothermic reactions, Heat of reaction, Solid electrolytes, Melting, Electric current, Zirconium, Boron, Powder metals, Pyrotechnics

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE