LEAD CHLORIDE CATHODES FOR WATER-ACTIVATED BATTERIES

Authors
  1. Coleman, J.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Methods are described for the preparation of lead chloride cathodes by hot pressing a mixture of lead chloride, lead powder and graphite, typically in the proportions 70:30:3 by weight, on a conductive metal grid. Representative pressing conditions are: 250oC, 300 kg/sq cm 30 sec. The lead flows under the influence of heat and pressure and bonds the cathode together. These cathodes were assembled into cells, using sheet magnesium alloy as anodes. The performance of single cells and multicell batteries is described, discharged under various conditions, employing synthetic sea-water and LiCl electrolyte. These batteries appear suited to sonobuoy applications.
Report Number
668 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1973
Number of Pages
17
Reprinted from
Proceedings of Power Sources 4: International Symposium, 1973, p 33-49
DSTKIM No
74-03051
CANDIS No
22741
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Hardcopy

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