Effect of Electrode Material on SOCl2 Reduction
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A technologically important LiSOCI2 electrochemical power source, exhibiting a high theoretical energy density, was discovered in the late 1960s and reduced to practice, for low discharge rates in the 1970s. A decade later a new requirement was imposed, that of maximizing its power density. To accomplish this, two design approaches were suggested the construction of a module containing in-series connected thin cells, as one choice, and the employment of a flowing electrolyte, as the other. Seeking an improvement in performance in each of the proposed designs, modifications of both the electrode structure and composition were undertaken, unfortunately, with mixed results. Some of the difficulties were resolved through cell modeling.
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