Develop a Low Cost, Safe and Environmentally Benign High Energy and High Rate Reserve Battery
MAXPOWER INC HARLEYSVILLE PA
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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.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Environmental Health and Safety