EVALUATION OF RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM-COPPER CHLORIDE ORGANIC ELECTROLYTE BATTERY SYSTEM.
Technical rept. no. 1, Mar-Sep 66,
MALLORY (P R) AND CO INC BURLINGTON MASS LAB FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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The electroformation and discharge of lithium and copper chloride in 1M LiAlCl4 in propylene carbonate was investigated to evaluate the lithium-copper chloride high energy density battery system. The utilization efficiency of lithium depended on the substrate, the current density and the loading. The operation of a rechargeable cupric chloride electrode is possible under suitable conditions. Impurities present in solution caused a significant self-discharge of lithium and increased the coppper salt solubility. The formation of highly soluble chloro-cuprate complexes of copper salts during discharge was found to be the principal mechanism resulting in loss of cathode efficiency. Author
- Electrochemical Energy Storage