Accession Number:

ADA148433

Title:

New Liquid Cathodes for Lithium Batteries. Part A. Halocarbons,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

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Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Several halocarbons were selected for characterization as cathodes for lithium batteries after chemical stability testing with Li metal. Further testing comprised shock sensitivity with lithium, conductivity of halocarbon electrolytes, and the discharge behavior of assembled Li battery packs at 1masq cm. Halocarbons were found to be much less shock sensitive with lithium than presently used sulfur oxychlorides. A literature search has revealed that they are also less toxic. The discharge capacity for 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane 2.8 AHg carbon exceeded that of thionyl chloride 2.2 AHg carbon. These results show promise for the use of halocarbons in safer lithium batteries. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE