ON THE POSSIBILITIES OF USING TITANIUM AS A SOURCE OF ENERGY IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Authors
  1. Klochko, M.A.
  2. Casey, E.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Titanium has become available as a commercial metal only after World War II, and, at low price, a decade later. As a recent arrival, Ti has not been utilized as a reactant or energy-supplying material in batteries, despite its advantageous properties -- its low weight-density and the high energy-density of its reaction with oxygen and halogens. After an introduction on the occurrence and technology of titanium and of the history of its study in the U.S.A. and in the U.S.S.R., it electrochemical behaviour in aqueous, non-aqueous and molten salt media is reviewed. Suggestions made on the choice of materials for anodes, cathodes and electrolytes for Ti batteries are presented and several electrochemical reactions on which these batteries are based are discussed.
Report Number
759 —
Date of publication
15 Jun 1977
Number of Pages
44
DSTKIM No
77-03440
CANDIS No
100141
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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