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Title: Stabilized nickel-zinc battery

Abstract

An alkaline nickel-zinc cell which has (1) a nickel-nickel hydroxide cathode; (2) a zinc-zinc oxide anode containing (A) a corrosion inhibitor such as PBO, SNO2, Tl2O3, in(OH)3 or mixtures thereof; (B) a slight corrosion accelerator such as cdo, bi2o3, ga2o3, or mixtures thereof; and (C) a zinc active material; (3) a mass-transport separator; (4) an alkaline electrolyte; and (5) means for charging the cell with an interrupted current having a frequency of from more than zero to 16 hertz with a rest period of not less than 60 milliseconds. Another desirable feature is the use of a pressure-cutoff switch to terminate charging when the internal pressure of the cell reaches a selected value in the range of from 5 to 8 psig.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5156673
Patent Number(s):
US 4327157
Assignee:
Secretary of Navy EDB-82-141658
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 20 Feb 1981; Other Information: PAT-APPL-236348
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; NICKEL-ZINC BATTERIES; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; CORROSION INHIBITORS; CRYSTAL GROWTH; DENDRITES; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; INDIUM HYDROXIDES; LEAD OXIDES; NICKEL; NICKEL HYDROXIDES; THALLIUM OXIDES; TIN OXIDES; ZINC; ZINC OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CRYSTALS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXIDES; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; LEAD COMPOUNDS; METAL-METAL OXIDE BATTERIES; METALS; NICKEL COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; THALLIUM COMPOUNDS; TIN COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; ZINC COMPOUNDS; 250901* - Energy Storage- Batteries- Design & Development

Citation Formats

Himy, A., and Wagner, O.C. Stabilized nickel-zinc battery. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Himy, A., & Wagner, O.C. Stabilized nickel-zinc battery. United States.
Himy, A., and Wagner, O.C. Tue . "Stabilized nickel-zinc battery". United States.
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abstractNote = {An alkaline nickel-zinc cell which has (1) a nickel-nickel hydroxide cathode; (2) a zinc-zinc oxide anode containing (A) a corrosion inhibitor such as PBO, SNO2, Tl2O3, in(OH)3 or mixtures thereof; (B) a slight corrosion accelerator such as cdo, bi2o3, ga2o3, or mixtures thereof; and (C) a zinc active material; (3) a mass-transport separator; (4) an alkaline electrolyte; and (5) means for charging the cell with an interrupted current having a frequency of from more than zero to 16 hertz with a rest period of not less than 60 milliseconds. Another desirable feature is the use of a pressure-cutoff switch to terminate charging when the internal pressure of the cell reaches a selected value in the range of from 5 to 8 psig.},
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year = {1982},
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