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Title: Wick-and-pool electrodes for electrochemical cell

Abstract

An electrode system includes a reservoir of liquid-metal reactant, and a wick extending from a submersed location within the reservoir into the molten electrolyte of an electrochemical cell structure. The wick is flooded with the liquid metal and thereby serves as one electrode within the cell. This electrode system has application in high-temperature batteries employing molten alkali metals or their alloys as active material within an electrode submersed within a molten salt electrolyte. It also can be used in electrochemical cells where the purification, separation or electrowinning of liquid metals is accomplished.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. (Downers Grove, IL)
  2. (Haddonfield, NJ)
  3. (Naperville, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
875284
Patent Number(s):
RE30392
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
wick-and-pool; electrodes; electrochemical; cell; electrode; reservoir; liquid-metal; reactant; wick; extending; submersed; location; molten; electrolyte; structure; flooded; liquid; metal; serves; application; high-temperature; batteries; employing; alkali; metals; alloys; active; material; salt; cells; purification; separation; electrowinning; accomplished; cell structure; liquid metals; molten electrolyte; electrochemical cells; active material; alkali metal; liquid metal; electrochemical cell; molten salt; molten alkali; alkali metals; salt electrolyte; batteries employing; high-temperature batteries; submersed location; wick-and-pool electrodes; wick extending; temperature batteries; liquid-metal reactant; /429/

Citation Formats

Roche, Michael F., Faist, Suzan M., Eberhart, James G., and Ross, Laurids E. Wick-and-pool electrodes for electrochemical cell. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Roche, Michael F., Faist, Suzan M., Eberhart, James G., & Ross, Laurids E. Wick-and-pool electrodes for electrochemical cell. United States.
Roche, Michael F., Faist, Suzan M., Eberhart, James G., and Ross, Laurids E. Tue . "Wick-and-pool electrodes for electrochemical cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875284.
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title = {Wick-and-pool electrodes for electrochemical cell},
author = {Roche, Michael F. and Faist, Suzan M. and Eberhart, James G. and Ross, Laurids E.},
abstractNote = {An electrode system includes a reservoir of liquid-metal reactant, and a wick extending from a submersed location within the reservoir into the molten electrolyte of an electrochemical cell structure. The wick is flooded with the liquid metal and thereby serves as one electrode within the cell. This electrode system has application in high-temperature batteries employing molten alkali metals or their alloys as active material within an electrode submersed within a molten salt electrolyte. It also can be used in electrochemical cells where the purification, separation or electrowinning of liquid metals is accomplished.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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