Accession Number:

AD0266441

Title:

FUEL CELL RESEARCH PROGRAM. CHLORINE-PHOSPHORUS TRICHLORIDE FUEL CELL INVESTIGATIONS

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AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A description is given of a fuel cell research program for space power applications. The primary objective of t e program is the investigation of a regenerable fuel cell utilizing the thermal or photolytic dissociation of phosphorus pentachloride to phosphorus trichloride and chlorine as a source of chemical energy. Data reveal that thermal dissociation is feasible but photolysis techniques will need further study. Theoretical background is given for electrode reactions of the phosphorus trichloride-chlorine fuel cell and the technical progress made in this investigation during the last six months is summarized. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE