Accession Number:

ADD015586

Title:

An Electrocatalytic Cathode Device and a Method for Making Such a Cathode.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 21 Aug 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An electrocatalytic cathode that will allow hydrogen peroxide, H202, to behave electrochemically within an Al-H202 battery system is provided. The electrocatalytic cathode is comprised of nickel specially coated with one or a combination of the following six metals platinum, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, palladium, and iridium. The use of nickel coated with the appropriate combination of metals reduces the problems of excessive peroxide decomposition, thereby producing a battery that can operate efficiently by producing a high voltage at a high current density. The electrocatalytic cathode is produced by pretreating a nickel electrode with a hydrochloric acid bath and then by applying the metal coating by plating methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE