Accession Number : ADD017936

Title :   Lightweight Zinc Electrode.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Jan 95, patented 21 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ferrando, William A

Report Date : 21 Nov 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A light weight zinc electrode made of (1) a mat of nickel metal coated graphite fibers; and (2) a composite material of zinc active material and a hydrogel dispersed in a solid, impervious inert polymer matrix wherein the composite material surrounds the individual nickel metal coated graphite fibers of the sintered mat which support the composite material and provide paths of electrical conductivity throughout the composite material.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *ELECTRODES, *LIGHTWEIGHT, *ZINC, *PATENTS, METALS, FIBERS, POLYMERS, PATHS, GRAPHITE, MATRIX MATERIALS, SOLIDS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, COATINGS, NICKEL, INERT MATERIALS, DISPERSIONS, SINTERING, MATS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE