Accession Number:

ADP000960

Title:

Lithium-Thionyl Chloride Batteries - Past, Present and Future

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1980-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Lithium based batteries have the highest theoretical energy density of known battery types. Of the lithium batteries, the lithium-thionyl chloride electrochemistry has the highest energy density of those which have been reduced to practice. The characteristics, development status, and performance of lithium-thionyl chloride batteries are treated in this paper. Safety aspects of lithium-thionyl chloride batteries are discussed along with impressive results of hazardsafety tests of these batteries. An orderly development plan of a minimum family of standard cells to avoid a proliferation of battery sizes and discharge rates is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE