Accession Number : ADD011243

Title :   Method of Making a Porous Carbon Cathode: A Porous Carbon Cathode so Made, and Electrochemical Cell Including the Porous Carbon Cathode.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Binder,M ; Petersen,E R ; Walker,C W , Jr ; Wade,W L , Jr ; Gilman,S

Report Date : 13 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A porous carbon cathode for use in an electrochemical cell is made by wetting the carbon black with a 1:1 to 1:3 mixture of isopropyl alcohol:water, adding a binding agent thereto, smearing the resulting stiff paste on a thin expanded metal screen and pressing and rolling to the desired thickness, drying the cathode sheet in a vacuum oven at about 100 C for one hour while a weight is placed above and below the cathode sheet which is sandwiched between two pieces of blotting paper, the total weight applied being sufficient for the cathode to retain structural integrity, removing the weight and blotting papers and inserting the cathode sheet in an elevated drying oven at about 280 C for about one hour, and cooling the cathode sheet between blotting paper, repressing and rolling. Cathodes prepared by this method appear structurally strong, maintain their physical integrity with a minimum of cracking and flaking, and do not crumble when cut. The porous carbon cathode is particularly advantageous when included in a lithium sulfuryl chloride cell, but can be used in any requiring porous carbon cathodes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Cathodes, *Carbon, *Porous materials, Electrochemistry, Lithium chlorine cells, Carbon black, Cracks, Drying, Alcohols, Isomers, Propanols, Binders

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE