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Title: Volume efficient sodium sulfur battery

Abstract

In accordance with the teachings of this specification, a sodium sulfur battery is formed as follows. A plurality of box shaped sulfur electrodes are provided, the outer surfaces of which are defined by an electrolyte material. Each of the electrodes have length and width dimensions substantially greater than the thicknesses thereof as well as upwardly facing surface and a downwardly facing surface. An electrode structure is contained in each of the sulfur electrodes. A holding structure is provided for holding the plurality of sulfur electrodes in a stacked condition with the upwardly facing surface of one sulfur electrode in facing relationship to the downwardly facing surface of another sulfur electrode thereabove. A small thickness dimension separates each of the stacked electrodes thereby defining between each pair of sulfur electrodes a volume which receives the sodium reactant. A reservoir is provided for containing sodium. A manifold structure interconnects the volumes between the sulfur electrodes and the reservoir. A metering structure controls the flow of sodium between the reservoir and the manifold structure.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Ann Arbor, MI)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Ford Motor Co
OSTI Identifier:
863678
Patent Number(s):
4226923
Assignee:
Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-2566
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
volume; efficient; sodium; sulfur; battery; accordance; teachings; specification; formed; follows; plurality; box; shaped; electrodes; provided; outer; surfaces; defined; electrolyte; material; length; width; dimensions; substantially; thicknesses; upwardly; facing; surface; downwardly; electrode; structure; contained; holding; stacked; condition; relationship; thereabove; thickness; dimension; separates; defining; pair; receives; reactant; reservoir; containing; manifold; interconnects; volumes; metering; controls; flow; upwardly facing; outer surfaces; electrode structure; outer surface; sulfur battery; sodium sulfur; facing surface; electrolyte material; thickness dimension; containing sodium; sulfur electrode; facing relationship; /429/

Citation Formats

Mikkor, Mati. Volume efficient sodium sulfur battery. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Mikkor, Mati. Volume efficient sodium sulfur battery. United States.
Mikkor, Mati. Tue . "Volume efficient sodium sulfur battery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863678.
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abstractNote = {In accordance with the teachings of this specification, a sodium sulfur battery is formed as follows. A plurality of box shaped sulfur electrodes are provided, the outer surfaces of which are defined by an electrolyte material. Each of the electrodes have length and width dimensions substantially greater than the thicknesses thereof as well as upwardly facing surface and a downwardly facing surface. An electrode structure is contained in each of the sulfur electrodes. A holding structure is provided for holding the plurality of sulfur electrodes in a stacked condition with the upwardly facing surface of one sulfur electrode in facing relationship to the downwardly facing surface of another sulfur electrode thereabove. A small thickness dimension separates each of the stacked electrodes thereby defining between each pair of sulfur electrodes a volume which receives the sodium reactant. A reservoir is provided for containing sodium. A manifold structure interconnects the volumes between the sulfur electrodes and the reservoir. A metering structure controls the flow of sodium between the reservoir and the manifold structure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
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