Manufacture of Lithium Reserve Cells
Final technical rept. Mar 1973-Apr 1974
HONEYWELL POWER SOURCES CENTER HORSHAM PA
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The manufacture of 1200 lithium reserve cells was accomplished within this contract. The cells manufactured conformed to Picatinny Arsenal PN T9275567 with the exception that the case material was type 316L stainless steel and the electrolyte was of the formulation 2M LiAsF6 U.S.S 0.4M LiBF4MF. Two difficulties were encountered and corrected during the course of this program. The first, a failure of the anode electrode which was subsequently reconfigured to eliminate occurrence thereafter. The second more significant problem involved the integrity of the glass-to-metal seal in the terminal plate of the cell. Investigation found the seal was developing fine leaks as a result of thermal stresses encountered during the final weld sealing of the cell. The seal problem was corrected and cell deliveries resumed.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage