Accession Number:

ADA439476

Title:

Develop a Low Cost, Safe and Environmentally Benign High Energy and High Rate Reserve Battery

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MAXPOWER INC HARLEYSVILLE PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program is to develop a low cost, safe and environmentally benign high energy and high rate reserve battery such as used in fuses and air-bursting warheads which are equivalent in energy density to that of the presently used metallic lithium-oxychloride reserve battery. To achieve this overall objective, this phase of the program investigates a new reserve battery in which the negative electrode is a magnesium-based material, and the positive electrodes are high voltage, high capacity cathode materials. This initial effort aims to demonstrate the feasibility of this new reserve cell system under lower rate discharge conditions and to lay the ground work to resolve the challenging issues of anodic passivation that is inherent with magnesium anode.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE