THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY ELECTRODES. II
Mid-point rept. for 13 Mar-13 Jun 1964
ATOMICS INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CA
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A study of the effects of gamma radiation on nickel cadmium cells was continued with emphasis on the loss in capacity of the cadmium electrode and on the radiolysis of the aqueous KOH electrolyte. It was tentatively concluded that gamma radiation causes an irreversible inactivation of some of the oxidized species, CdOH2, on the cadmium electrode. Experiments were carried out to study the radiolysis of aqueous KOH solutions at concentrations from 0.5 per cent to 40 per cent. Radiolysis of 30 per cent KOH containing a portion of a nickel electrode produced relatively large amounts of oxygen whereas only hydrogen was evolved during the irradiation of a similar solution containing a portion of a cadmium electrode.
- Inorganic Chemistry