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Title: Combined current collector and electrode separator

Abstract

This relates to reactive metal cells wherein there is a cathode and a consumable anode. It is necessary to separate the cathode from the anode so that an electrolyte may constantly flow over the face of the anode opposing the cathode. It has been found that this separator may also beneficially function as a current collector. The combined current collector and separator includes a peripheral supporting frame of which a portion may function as a bus-bar. A plurality of bars or ribs extend in parallel relation across the opening defined by the supporting frame and are electrically connected to the bus-bar portion. It is preferred that each bar or rib have a pointed or line edge which will engage and slightly bite into the associated anode to maintain the bar or rib in electrical contact with the anode. This abstract forms no part of the specification of this application and is not to be construed as limiting the claims of the application.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Milpitas, CA)
  2. (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864681
Patent Number(s):
4400447
Assignee:
Continental Group, Inc. (Arlington, VA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
combined; current; collector; electrode; separator; relates; reactive; metal; cells; cathode; consumable; anode; separate; electrolyte; constantly; flow; opposing; found; beneficially; function; peripheral; supporting; frame; portion; bus-bar; plurality; bars; ribs; extend; parallel; relation; defined; electrically; connected; preferred; bar; rib; line; edge; engage; slightly; bite; associated; maintain; electrical; contact; forms; specification; application; construed; limiting; claims; active metal; current collector; electrical contact; electrically connected; reactive metal; parallel relation; metal cells; electrode separator; /429/

Citation Formats

Gerenser, Robert J., and Littauer, Ernest L. Combined current collector and electrode separator. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Gerenser, Robert J., & Littauer, Ernest L. Combined current collector and electrode separator. United States.
Gerenser, Robert J., and Littauer, Ernest L. Sat . "Combined current collector and electrode separator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864681.
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title = {Combined current collector and electrode separator},
author = {Gerenser, Robert J. and Littauer, Ernest L.},
abstractNote = {This relates to reactive metal cells wherein there is a cathode and a consumable anode. It is necessary to separate the cathode from the anode so that an electrolyte may constantly flow over the face of the anode opposing the cathode. It has been found that this separator may also beneficially function as a current collector. The combined current collector and separator includes a peripheral supporting frame of which a portion may function as a bus-bar. A plurality of bars or ribs extend in parallel relation across the opening defined by the supporting frame and are electrically connected to the bus-bar portion. It is preferred that each bar or rib have a pointed or line edge which will engage and slightly bite into the associated anode to maintain the bar or rib in electrical contact with the anode. This abstract forms no part of the specification of this application and is not to be construed as limiting the claims of the application.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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