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  • Main Title Development of high-performance Na/NiCl sub 2 cell


  • Author: Redey, L.: Prakash, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Vissers, D.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Myles, K.M.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois


  • Creation: 1992-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The performance of the Ni/NiCl{sub 2} positive electrode for the Na/NiCl{sub 2} battery has been significantly improved by lowering the impedance and increasing the usable capacity through the use of chemical additives and a tailored electrode morphology. The improved electrode has excellent performance even below 200{degrees}C and can be recharged within one hour. The performance of this new electrode was measured by a conventional galvanostatic method and by a newly developed powerdynamic'' method. These measurements were used to project the performance of 40 to 60-kWh batteries built with this new electrode combined with already highly developed sodium/{beta} -- alumina negative electrode. These calculated results yielded a specific power of 150--400 W/kg and a specific energy of 110--200 Wh/kg for batteries with single-tube and bipolar cell designs. This high performance, along with the high cell voltage, mid-temperature operation, fast recharge capability, and short-circuited failure mode of the electrode couple, makes the NA/NiCl{sub 2} battery attractive for electric vehicle applications.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (3 p)


  • Keyword: Elements
  • STI Subject Categories: 25 Energy Storage
  • Keyword: Nickel
  • Keyword: Transition Elements
  • Keyword: Metal-Nonmetal Batteries
  • Keyword: Electrochemical Cells
  • Keyword: Electric Currents
  • Keyword: Chlorides
  • Keyword: Transition Element Compounds
  • Keyword: Electric Batteries
  • Keyword: Electric-Powered Vehicles
  • STI Subject Categories: 250903 -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries
  • Keyword: Nickel Compounds
  • Keyword: Electrodes
  • Keyword: Vehicles 250902* -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Performance & Testing
  • Keyword: Metals
  • Keyword: Halogen Compounds
  • Keyword: Alkali Metals
  • Keyword: Chlorine Compounds
  • Keyword: Currents
  • Keyword: Nickel Chlorides
  • Keyword: Halides
  • Keyword: Sodium
  • Keyword: Performance


  • Conference: 35. international power sources symposium, Cherry Hill, NJ (United States), 22-25 Jun 1992


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE92015270
  • Report No.: ANL/CP-75875
  • Report No.: CONF-920669--6
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5239487
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1070707


  • Display Note: OSTI; NTIS; GPO Dep.