Accession Number : AD0461644


Title :   LIQUID AMMONIA BATTERIES.


Descriptive Note : Monthly progress rept. no. 4 for Dec 64.


Corporate Author : HONEYWELL INC MONTGOMERYVILLE PA LIVINGSTON ELECTRONIC LAB


Report Date : 15 Dec 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The purpose of this program is to design and develop Primary Reserve Automatically Activated Batteries of 3 separate types. These batteries are based on a liquid-activated NH3 system and are to be structurally composed of a cell compartment and an NH3 storage reservoir. At a prescribed event, the liquid NH3 is transferred into the dry cell compartment effecting solution of packaged salt contents and thereby serving as an electrolyte for the production of electrical energy by an appropriate electrochemical couple which exixts as plate materials. This program is based largely on existing accomplishment using the liquid NH3 activated cell characteristics already established with the development of additional features. The second full scale fractional factorial test plan was executed and analyzed. Testing continued on the 'A' battery and the performance data showed attainment of goals. Evaluation of the MPR separator material showed accomplishment of electrical specifications for the 'B' battery on a single cell basis at low temperature. A number of oxidant materials were investigated. Activator hardware designs were fabricated for use in adapting cell packages to the geometric limitations of the hardware assembly design. Expendable test chambers were fabricated and employed. Attempts to stabilize 'C' battery stack performance and activation time are reported. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BATTERY COMPONENTS , *PRIMARY BATTERIES , *AMMONIA , AMMONIA , BATTERY COMPONENTS , LIQUEFIED GASES , ANODES , CATHODES , NITROBENZENES , THIOCYANATES , RUBBER , POROUS MATERIALS , POLYVINYL CHLORIDE , CARBON , GRAPHITE , POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS , AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS , MERCURY COMPOUNDS , SULFATES , LEAD(METAL) , MAGNESIUM , ELECTROCHEMISTRY , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , BATTERY SEPARATORS , MATERIALS , LOW TEMPERATURE BATTERIES , LOW TEMPERATURE BATTERIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE