Process for Producing an Electronically Conductive Oxidizer Material.
Patent, Filed 30 Jun 80, patented 16 Feb 82,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The present invention produces an electrically conductive oxidizer. It is also a method for its preparation. Vanadium pentoxide, V2O5 is heated to a temperature in the range from about 400 C. to about 500 C and then subjected to a flowing gas until there is no further water evolved. The resulting product has a lower oxidation state than vanadium pentoxide and is electrically conductive. One object of the present invention is to produce an electrically conductive oxidizer which can be used as the cathode, or to coat the cathode, of a thermal battery. When it is used as a coating, it completely covers the cathode and is a conductor of electricity. Another object is to produce an electrically conductive oxidizer which can be sintered to, or pressed with, vanadium pentoxide to give a product of intermediate electrochemical properties. These and other objects are achieved as illustrated in detail in the following examples and descriptions, but are not considered to be limiting.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry