DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF MATERIALS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE LITHIUM/SULFUR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Electrochemical energy storage is being achieved by the development of high-temperature rechargeable batteries. Li--Al/FeS secondary batteries are being developed for use of power sources for electrical vehicles and as stationary energy storage devices for load-leveling on electric utilities. This battery could be recharged by the electricity produced via photovoltaic solar energy, nuclear energy, or coal-steam turbines. The high temperature corrosiveness of the active materials and molten electrolyte places severe restriction on the type of materials that can be used for current collectors, separators, and feedthrough insulators. Out-of-cell and in-cell tests are being conducted to identify the materials that are compatible with this cell environment. The corrosion test procedures, the nature and kinetics of the corrosion reactions, and the development and testing of electrode separators are discussed. (ERA citation 04:044877)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  USA  60439

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Swaroop, R B
    • Smaga, J A
    • Battles, J E
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1980 12:00AM