Accession Number : ADD013737

Title :   Improved Magnesium/Manganese Dioxide Electrochemical Cell.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 14 Apr 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jarvis, Louis P ; Brundage, Michael T ; Atwater, Terrill

Report Date : 14 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The demand for improved energy storage systems has increased greatly with the evolution of new equipment requiring new and improved battery systems as a power source. Critical characteristics that power sources must accommodate are low cost, high energy density, light weight, and good storability. The present magnesium/manganese dioxide electrochemical system provides high energy density at low cost. A magnesium/manganese dioxide electrochemical cell that has been stored following partial usage is improved by increasing the cathode moisture content at the time of making the cell to reduce the self discharge and increase the operating capacity after the cell has been stored following partial usage.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, CATHODES, DIOXIDES, ENERGY STORAGE, HIGH DENSITY, LOW COSTS, MAGNESIUM, MOISTURE CONTENT, POWER SUPPLIES, MANGANESE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE