Research and Development in Non-Mechanical Electrical Power Sources

Research and Development in Non-Mechanical Electrical Power Sources

Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium Held at Brighton, September 1968

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: D. H. Collins
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145921

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Research and Development in Non-Mechanical Electrical Power Sources contains the proceedings of the 6th International Power Sources Symposium held in Brighton, UK, in September 1968. The papers explore research and development in non-mechanical sources of electric power such as lead-acid batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries, and solid state batteries. This book is comprised of 38 chapters and opens with a discussion on the charge acceptance of positive and negative electrodes in lead-acid cells. The following chapters deal with the effect of temperature and current density on the utilization of lead and lead oxide electrodes; anomalies of the negative plate in the lead-acid battery; curing of lead-acid battery plates; and specific properties of small closed lead accumulators using an immobilized electrolyte. Water-activated dry-charged lead-acid batteries, coated nickel electrodes, and nickel-cadmium batteries are also described. The final chapter is devoted to the methods of making GeSi alloys, their properties, and their use in thermoelectric generators. This monograph will be a valuable resource for electrical engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Charge Acceptance of the Lead Cell at Various Charging Rates and Temperatures

    The Effect of Temperature and Current Density on the Utilization of Lead and Lead Oxide Electrodes

    Anomalies of the Negative Plate in the Lead-Acid Battery

    The Curing of Lead-Acid Battery Plates

    Specific Properties of Small Closed Lead Accumulators Using an Immobilized Electrolyte

    Water-Activated Dry-Charged Lead-Acid Batteries

    A Study of Some of the Crystallographic and Microscopic Aspects of the Curing of Positive Lead-Acid Battery Plates

    The Distribution of Potential over Discharging Lead-Acid Battery Plates

    On the Self-Discharge of a Nickel Oxide Electrode

    Current Distribution and pH Gradients in a Model of a Battery Plate

    Coated Nickel Electrodes

    Rapid Recharging of Nickel-Cadmium Batteries

    Parametric Charge Studies for Aerospace Nickel-Cadmium Batteries

    Computer Use in Automatic Data Acquisition Systems for Battery Testing

    Ion-Exchange Membranes as Separators for Organic Electrolyte Rechargable Systems

    A Potential-Time Study of the Mass Transfer Phenomena due to the Lithium Ions in Non-Aqueous Electrolytes

    High-Energy Density Lithium-Nickel Fluoride Non-Aqueous Batteries

    The Sulfur Electrode

    Electrode Potentials and Related Properties of Some Potassium-Containing α-Manganese Dioxides

    Physical Properties of Mixtures of Carbon and Manganese Dioxide

    Shelf Life of Leclanché Batteries

    Some New Refill Cell Systems

    Low-Temperature Performance of the Zinc-Mercuric Oxide System

    Solid State Batteries

    A Kinetic Study of the Zinc Electrode by Modified Techniques

    A Comparison of Amalgamated and Non-Amalgamated Zinc Electrodes

    Zinc-Air Battery Systems

    Air-Metal Cell Systems

    High Rate Zinc-Oxygen Batteries

    On the Operating Mechanism of a Hydrophilic Porous Gas Electrode

    High Current Density Hydrogen Electrodes

    The Study of Electrodes for the Hydrazine-Oxygen Fuel Cell

    Hydrocarbon and Methanol Low Temperature Fuel Cell Systems

    Theoretical Consideration of a Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Running on Natural Gas

    Assessment of the Future of Fuel Cells and Rechargeable Batteries in Rail Traction

    Fuel Cell-Battery Power Sources

    The Development of Fuel Cell Ancillary Systems and Components

    The Methods of Making GeSi Alloys, Their Properties and Their Use in Thermoelectric Generators

Product details

  • No. of pages: 632
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145921

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D. H. Collins

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