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Title: Sodium-sulfur battery development Phase III report, 1 August 1977-31 December 1978

Abstract

About 250 cells were built and evaluated in electrical tests at Aeronutronic during the period from September 1977 to December 1978. The basic design was common for all cells which used electrolyte tubes with a 34-mm (1.34-in.) diameter and a 250-mm (9.84-in.) length. The diameter of the metallic containers also was essentially constant. Consequently, the rated capacity was nearly the same for all cells. They differed mainly in the construction of the sulfur electrode, the safety tube, or the protective coatings on the sulfur container. Electrical performance of these cells depended mainly on the nature of the sulfur electrodes and the resistance of the sulfur containers. The usable capacity ranged from 35 to 100% of that available if all of the cell's sulfur was converted to Na/sub 2/S/sub 3/ (the rated capacity). The efficiency, i.e., the percentage of the stored energy which could be reused, ranged from 60 to 85. Results are reported in detail. (WHK)

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp., Newport Beach, CA (USA). Aeronutronic Div.
OSTI Identifier:
6868117
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6868117; Legacy ID: DE82019395
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/25106-T1-Vol.3
ON: DE82019395
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76ET25106
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; SODIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE TESTING; CAPACITY; CONTAINERS; CORROSION PROTECTION; CURRENT DENSITY; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; FABRICATION; IMPEDANCE; MATERIALS; PERFORMANCE; PROTECTIVE COATINGS; SEALS; TESTING; COATINGS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; METAL-NONMETAL BATTERIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 250902* -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Performance & Testing; 250901 -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Design & Development

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title = {Sodium-sulfur battery development Phase III report, 1 August 1977-31 December 1978},
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abstractNote = {About 250 cells were built and evaluated in electrical tests at Aeronutronic during the period from September 1977 to December 1978. The basic design was common for all cells which used electrolyte tubes with a 34-mm (1.34-in.) diameter and a 250-mm (9.84-in.) length. The diameter of the metallic containers also was essentially constant. Consequently, the rated capacity was nearly the same for all cells. They differed mainly in the construction of the sulfur electrode, the safety tube, or the protective coatings on the sulfur container. Electrical performance of these cells depended mainly on the nature of the sulfur electrodes and the resistance of the sulfur containers. The usable capacity ranged from 35 to 100% of that available if all of the cell's sulfur was converted to Na/sub 2/S/sub 3/ (the rated capacity). The efficiency, i.e., the percentage of the stored energy which could be reused, ranged from 60 to 85. Results are reported in detail. (WHK)},
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