The AIRI Fusion Cast Lead Chloride Electrode. Part I. Preliminary Evaluation of Suitability as Cathode in Sonobuoy Batteries.
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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The fusion-cast flexible lead chloride material produced by the AIRI process has been subjected to a preliminary examination to test its suitability in sonobuoy battery applications. The material is capable of providing electrical performance in excess of the specifications given for a nominal three hour sonobuoy battery. Rapid activation can be achieved by selecting cathode material in which the lead chloride deposit is sufficiently uniform and light so that the copper gauze electronic conductor remains exposed at the electrode surface. The pulse discharge performance has been briefly examined and the material appears to be capable of pulsed current discharge without excessive voltage loss. Further evaluation remains to be done both on the passive and active sonobuoy battery applications for this electrode. Author
- Electrochemical Energy Storage