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Title: Gravitational effects on electrochemical batteries. [Four complete cycles at 10 to 75 G]

Abstract

The existing work on gravitational effects on electrochemical batteries is summarized, certain conclusions are drawn, and recommendations are made for future activities in this field. The effects of sustained high-G environments on cycle silver--zinc and nickel--cadmium cells have been evaluated over four complete cycles in the region of 10 to 75 G. Although no effects on high-current discharge performances or on ampere-hour capacity were noted, severe zinc migration and sloughing of active material from the zinc electrode were observed. This latter effect constitutes real damage, and over a long period of time would result in loss of capacity. It is recommended that a zero-G battery experiment be implemented. Both orbiting satellite and sounding rocket approaches are being considered.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, Calif. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7088379
Report Number(s):
N-73-11039; NASA-CR-129091; JPL-TR-32-1570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERIES; PERFORMANCE; SILVER-ZINC BATTERIES; ACCELERATION; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS; MASS TRANSFER; RECOMMENDATIONS; ZINC; ELEMENTS; ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS; METAL-METAL OXIDE BATTERIES; METALS; 250902* - Energy Storage- Batteries- Performance & Testing

Citation Formats

Meredith, R E, Juvinall, G L, and Uchiyama, A A. Gravitational effects on electrochemical batteries. [Four complete cycles at 10 to 75 G]. United States: N. p., 1972. Web.
Meredith, R E, Juvinall, G L, & Uchiyama, A A. Gravitational effects on electrochemical batteries. [Four complete cycles at 10 to 75 G]. United States.
Meredith, R E, Juvinall, G L, and Uchiyama, A A. Wed . "Gravitational effects on electrochemical batteries. [Four complete cycles at 10 to 75 G]". United States.
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abstractNote = {The existing work on gravitational effects on electrochemical batteries is summarized, certain conclusions are drawn, and recommendations are made for future activities in this field. The effects of sustained high-G environments on cycle silver--zinc and nickel--cadmium cells have been evaluated over four complete cycles in the region of 10 to 75 G. Although no effects on high-current discharge performances or on ampere-hour capacity were noted, severe zinc migration and sloughing of active material from the zinc electrode were observed. This latter effect constitutes real damage, and over a long period of time would result in loss of capacity. It is recommended that a zero-G battery experiment be implemented. Both orbiting satellite and sounding rocket approaches are being considered.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1972},
month = {11}
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