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Title: Electrochemical cell with high conductivity glass electrolyte

Abstract

A secondary electrochemical cell with sodium-sulfur or other molten reactants is provided with an ionically conductive glass electrolyte. The cell is contained within an electrically conductive housing with a first portion at negative potential and a second portion insulated therefrom at positive electrode potential. The glass electrolyte is formed into a plurality of elongated tubes and placed lengthwise within the housing. The positive electrode material, for instance sulfur, is sealed into the glass electrolyte tubes and is provided with an elongated axial current collector. The glass electrolyte tubes are protected by shield tubes or sheets that also define narrow annuli for wicking of the molten negative electrode material.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6743942
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6743942; Legacy ID: DE87007232
Application Number:
ON: DE87007232
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ANL; ERA-12-022649; EDB-87-063752
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; SODIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES; DESIGN; ELECTRODES; GLASS; SOLID ELECTROLYTES; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTROLYTES; METAL-NONMETAL BATTERIES 250901* -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Design & Development

Citation Formats

Nelson, P.A., Bloom, I.D., and Roche, M.F. Electrochemical cell with high conductivity glass electrolyte. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Nelson, P.A., Bloom, I.D., & Roche, M.F. Electrochemical cell with high conductivity glass electrolyte. United States.
Nelson, P.A., Bloom, I.D., and Roche, M.F. Thu . "Electrochemical cell with high conductivity glass electrolyte". United States.
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title = {Electrochemical cell with high conductivity glass electrolyte},
author = {Nelson, P.A. and Bloom, I.D. and Roche, M.F.},
abstractNote = {A secondary electrochemical cell with sodium-sulfur or other molten reactants is provided with an ionically conductive glass electrolyte. The cell is contained within an electrically conductive housing with a first portion at negative potential and a second portion insulated therefrom at positive electrode potential. The glass electrolyte is formed into a plurality of elongated tubes and placed lengthwise within the housing. The positive electrode material, for instance sulfur, is sealed into the glass electrolyte tubes and is provided with an elongated axial current collector. The glass electrolyte tubes are protected by shield tubes or sheets that also define narrow annuli for wicking of the molten negative electrode material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {4}
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