Accession Number:

ADA045953

Title:

Lithium Sulfuryl Chloride Battery

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 1974-30 Nov 1975

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1977-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The conductance of battery electrolyte should be large to avoid internal resistive losses during current passage. Since the maximum current which may be drawn from a cell is resistance limited, the conductivity of electrolyte becomes an important parameter for optimum cell design. As is well known, the concentration of electrolyte in several types of aqueous batteries is chosen primarily for maximum conductivity. Accordingly, work on this project was directed towards obtaining conductivity data for a practical range of concentrations of LiAlCl4 0.1-1.OM dissolved in SO2Cl2. In order to obtain data rapidly, a novel procedure was devised which yielded good results with relatively simple equipment. A four-point dipping conductivity probe was developed to supplement the two-point method described in ECOM75-1676-1 which included a large frequency effect associated with the low dielectric constant of SO2Cl2.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE