Accession Number : AD0430538


Title :   A THIN-PLATE BATTERY.


Descriptive Note : Supplement to final summary rept. 16 Feb 6115 Nov 63,


Corporate Author : MELPAR INC FALLS CHURCH VA


Personal Author(s) : Smit,J ; Titus,H H ; Foley,R T


Report Date : 15 Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Initial investigations utilized the single cell as the test vehicle. Tests, with a few exceptions, were conducted on either the Mg/KCNS in NH3/m-DNB+C or Mg/NH4SCN in NH3/mDNB+C system. Cell performance was affected grossly by component-fabrication procedures. Volatilization of m-DNB is directly related to these procedures and is a leading factor in performance degradation. Other factors of significance are current density, electrolytic solution concentration, and cell thickness and weight. A pronounced change in cell performance was obtained through the salt selection in the electrolytic solution. Preliminary studies of fixture-tested, multiple-cell units revealed an electrolytic solution feeding problem which was overcome by increased intercell spacing and grooving. Several packaging and component-fabrication techniques applicable to encapsulated unit production were evaluated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PRIMARY BATTERIES , *LOW TEMPERATURE BATTERIES , *ELECTROLYTIC CELLS , AMMONIA , AMMONIA , AMMONIA , BENZENE , NITRATES , AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS , ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS , POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS , MAGNESIUM , ELECTROLYTES , ELECTRODES , ENCAPSULATION , NITROBENZENES , THIOCYANATES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE