Accession Number : ADD017389

Title :   Lightweight Battery Electrode and Method of Making it.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Jul 93, patented 8 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ferrando, William A ; Divecha, Amarnath P

Report Date : 08 Nov 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A process for producing a lightweight electrode grid by exposing a compressed, heated mat of dense graphite fibers to Ni(CO)4 gas wherein the Ni(CO)4 decomposes upon contact with the graphite fibers depositing a nickel metal coating on the graphite fibers which strongly bonds the fibers together to form a compressed mat or grid of nickel metal coated fibers. jg

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *METAL COATINGS, *ELECTRODES, *BATTERY COMPONENTS, *CARBONYL COMPOUNDS, *PATENTS, COMPRESSION, MANUFACTURING, GRIDS, GRAPHITE, COATINGS, HIGH DENSITY, LIGHTWEIGHT, NICKEL, HEAT, MATS

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE