This report consists of highlights for 1978 of Argonne National Laboratory's program on the development of lithium/metal sulfide batteries. These batteries are being developed for electric-vehicle propulsion and for stationary energy-storage applications. The present cells, which operate at 400 to 450 exp 0 C, are of a vertically oriented, prismatic design with one or more inner positive electrodes of FeS or FeS sub 2 , facing electrodes of lithium-aluminum alloy, and molten LiCl-KCl electrolyte. During 1978, cell and battery development work continued at ANL, Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc., Gould, Inc., and the Energy Systems Group of Rockwell International. Fabrication of a 40-kWh battery by Eagle-Picher for testing in an electric van is nearing completion. Cost and design studies for a Mark II electric-vehicle battery, which will have somewhat higher performance and use potentially low-cost materials and fabrication methods, were conducted by all three subcontractors, and contracts are being negotiated for development of Mark II batteries. Conceptual design studies continued at Rockwell International on a 100-MWh stationary energy-storage module. The present plan is to construct a module based on these designs for testing at the BEST (Battery Energy Storage Test) Facility. Work was also in progress at the Carborundum Co., General Motors Research Laboratories, and various other organizations on developing materials and components for cells.

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    Argonne National Laboratory

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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Nelson, P A
    • Barney, D L
    • Steunenberg, R K
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Pagination: 42 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00313057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM