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Title: Low resistance electrode construction

Abstract

An electrochemical cell having a cathode and an anode in contact with an electrolyte. Both electrodes or one of them has an electrically conducting non-metal receptacle defining a chamber with a first metal having a melting point in the range of from about room temperature to about 800.degree. C. inside said receptacle chamber. A second metal with a melting point greater than about 800.degree. C. is in contact with the first metal inside the receptacle chamber and extends outside of the receptacle chamber to form a terminal for the anode. The electrolyte may include the oxides, halides or mixtures thereof of one or more of Li, V, U, Al and the lanthanides. Metal may be produced at the cathode during operation of the cell and oxygen or chlorine at the anode.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
  2. Woodridge, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EMRICH & DITHMAR
OSTI Identifier:
874387
Patent Number(s):
6379844
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25C - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION, RECOVERY OR REFINING OF METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10913
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
resistance; electrode; construction; electrochemical; cell; cathode; anode; contact; electrolyte; electrodes; electrically; conducting; non-metal; receptacle; defining; chamber; metal; melting; range; temperature; 800degree; inside; extends; outside; form; terminal; oxides; halides; mixtures; lanthanides; produced; operation; oxygen; chlorine; electrochemical cell; electrically conducting; /429/29/205/

Citation Formats

Redey, Laszlo, and Karell, Eric J. Low resistance electrode construction. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Redey, Laszlo, & Karell, Eric J. Low resistance electrode construction. United States.
Redey, Laszlo, and Karell, Eric J. Tue . "Low resistance electrode construction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874387.
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abstractNote = {An electrochemical cell having a cathode and an anode in contact with an electrolyte. Both electrodes or one of them has an electrically conducting non-metal receptacle defining a chamber with a first metal having a melting point in the range of from about room temperature to about 800.degree. C. inside said receptacle chamber. A second metal with a melting point greater than about 800.degree. C. is in contact with the first metal inside the receptacle chamber and extends outside of the receptacle chamber to form a terminal for the anode. The electrolyte may include the oxides, halides or mixtures thereof of one or more of Li, V, U, Al and the lanthanides. Metal may be produced at the cathode during operation of the cell and oxygen or chlorine at the anode.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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