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Title: Electrochemical devices utilizing molten alkali metal electrode-reactant

Electrochemical cells are provided with a reactive metal to reduce the oxide of the alkali metal electrode-reactant. Cells employing a molten alkali metal electrode, e.g., sodium, in contact with a ceramic electrolyte, which is a conductor of the ions of the alkali metal forming the electrode, exhibit a lower resistance when a reactive metal, e.g., vanadium, is allowed to react with and reduce the alkali metal oxide. Such cells exhibit less degradation of the electrolyte and of the glass seals often used to joining the electrolyte to the other components of the cell under cycling conditions.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5663680
Report Number(s):
US A 6-753496
ON: DE86013690
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
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Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; SODIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES; ALKALI METALS; LIQUID METALS; SODIUM; SOLID ELECTROLYTES; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROLYTES; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; LIQUIDS; METAL-NONMETAL BATTERIES; METALS 250900* -- Energy Storage-- Batteries