R. K. Quinn, N. R. Armstrong

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Studies of the composition of the interfaces in the anode and cathode regions of lithium alloy/metal sulfide battery systems should lead to a clearer understanding of overall battery performance. Using techniques developed for studies of other active metals and their oxides, a study was made of these critical interfaces in order to correlate the results to battery performance data. The electrochemical system of interest for the thermally-activated batteries consists of a lithium alloy anode, a potassium chloride-lithium chloride electrolyte with binder material, and an iron disulfide cathode material. The results of studies by electron and photomicroscopy, electron microprobe (EM) analysis, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for the anode/electrolyte-binder (EB) interface and the cathode/electrolyte-binder interface are discussed. The results are outlined according to the two active electrochemical components for various states of discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes
EventUnknown conference - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 14 1979Oct 19 1979

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  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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