Accession Number:

AD0609718

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL ELECTROCHEMICAL PARAMETERS INFLUENCING FUEL CELL PERFORMANCE.

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Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y

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Report Date:

1964-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Several aspects of electrochemical energy conversion were investigated. A theoretical analysis of electrochemical energy conversion devices was developed and checked by experimental measurements. The results show that performance characteristics of a cell can be predicted from the polarization curves of the individual electrodes. The design and performance of a precise and versatile automatic polarization apparatus is described. This device records polarization results directly on semilogarithmic paper. High current palladium-hydrogen diffusion electrodes can be achieved by oxidation pretreatment. An equation for hydrogen diffusion in betapalladium was determined. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE