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Title: Method of forming and starting a sodium sulfur battery

Abstract

A method of forming a sodium sulfur battery and of starting the reactive capability of that battery when heated to a temperature suitable for battery operation is disclosed. An anodic reaction zone is constructed in a manner that sodium is hermetically sealed therein, part of the hermetic seal including fusible material which closes up openings through the container of the anodic reaction zone. The hermetically sealed anodic reaction zone is assembled under normal atmospheric conditions with a suitable cathodic reaction zone and a cation-permeable barrier. When the entire battery is heated to an operational temperature, the fusible material of the hermetically sealed anodic reaction zone is fused, thereby allowing molten sodium to flow from the anodic reaction zone into reactive engagement with the cation-permeable barrier.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Costa Mesa, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, Aeronutronic Division, Newport Beach, CA
OSTI Identifier:
863784
Patent Number(s):
4247605
Assignee:
Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AM02-79CH10012
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; forming; starting; sodium; sulfur; battery; reactive; capability; heated; temperature; suitable; operation; disclosed; anodic; reaction; zone; constructed; manner; hermetically; sealed; therein; hermetic; seal; including; fusible; material; closes; openings; container; assembled; normal; atmospheric; conditions; cathodic; cation-permeable; barrier; entire; operational; fused; allowing; molten; flow; engagement; fusible material; anodic reaction; hermetically sealed; reaction zone; sulfur battery; sodium sulfur; hermetic seal; seal including; battery operation; operational temperature; atmospheric conditions; hermetically seal; sealed therein; permeable barrier; /429/29/

Citation Formats

Paquette, David G. Method of forming and starting a sodium sulfur battery. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Paquette, David G. Method of forming and starting a sodium sulfur battery. United States.
Paquette, David G. Thu . "Method of forming and starting a sodium sulfur battery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863784.
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abstractNote = {A method of forming a sodium sulfur battery and of starting the reactive capability of that battery when heated to a temperature suitable for battery operation is disclosed. An anodic reaction zone is constructed in a manner that sodium is hermetically sealed therein, part of the hermetic seal including fusible material which closes up openings through the container of the anodic reaction zone. The hermetically sealed anodic reaction zone is assembled under normal atmospheric conditions with a suitable cathodic reaction zone and a cation-permeable barrier. When the entire battery is heated to an operational temperature, the fusible material of the hermetically sealed anodic reaction zone is fused, thereby allowing molten sodium to flow from the anodic reaction zone into reactive engagement with the cation-permeable barrier.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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