Accession Number:

AD0262437

Title:

THE SILVER OXIDE-ZINC ALKALINE PRIMARY CELL. PART 5. COMPARISON OF POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, CESIUM HYDROXIDE, AND RUBIDIUM HYDROXIDE ELECTROLYTES

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1961-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Preliminary work has been done on determining the capacities of the silver oxide-zinc alkaline cell when using CsOH or RbOH solution as an electrolyte. All the discharges were made using high-purity, sheet-zinc negative electrodes. It was found that the cell capacity, within limits, is directly proportional to electrolyte volume, to electrolyte concentration, and to the amount of CsOH or RbOH present in the electrolyte. At a given set of discharge conditions, the maximum capacity that could be obtained using CsOH or RbOH electrolytes was considerably less than could be obtained from KOH when compared on a weight basis. On a volume basis KOH was slightly better than CsOH or RbOH.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE