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Title: Shock-activated electrochemical power supplies

Abstract

A shock-activated electrochemical power supply is provided which is initiated extremely rapidly and which has a long shelf life. Electrochemical power supplies of this invention are initiated much faster than conventional thermal batteries. Power supplies of this invention comprise an inactive electrolyte and means for generating a high-pressure shock wave such that the shock wave is propagated through the electrolyte rendering the electrolyte electrochemically active. 2 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
7051492
Patent Number(s):
6039853
Assignee:
SNL; EDB-88-177490
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
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; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; CHEMICAL ACTIVATION; POWER SUPPLIES; DESIGN; INVENTIONS; SHOCK WAVES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 250800* - Energy Storage- Chemical; 250900 - Energy Storage- Batteries

Citation Formats

Benedick, W B, Graham, R A, and Morosin, B. Shock-activated electrochemical power supplies. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Benedick, W B, Graham, R A, & Morosin, B. Shock-activated electrochemical power supplies. United States.
Benedick, W B, Graham, R A, and Morosin, B. Mon . "Shock-activated electrochemical power supplies". United States.
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abstractNote = {A shock-activated electrochemical power supply is provided which is initiated extremely rapidly and which has a long shelf life. Electrochemical power supplies of this invention are initiated much faster than conventional thermal batteries. Power supplies of this invention comprise an inactive electrolyte and means for generating a high-pressure shock wave such that the shock wave is propagated through the electrolyte rendering the electrolyte electrochemically active. 2 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {4}
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