Martha, SK and Hariprakash, B and Gaffoor, SA and Trivedi, DC and Shukla, AK (2006) A low-cost lead-acid battery with high specific-energy. In: International Conference on Recent Developments in Metal Oxides and Related Materials,, Jan 09-11, 2006, Bangalore, India, pp. 93-98.
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Lightweight grids for lead-acid battery grids have been prepared from acrylonitrile. butadiene styrene (ABS) copolymer followed by coating with lead. Subsequently, the grids have been electrochemically coated with a conductive and corrosion-resistant layer of polyaniline. These grids are about 75% lighter than those employed in conventional lead-acid batteries. Commercial-grade 6V/3.5 Ah (C-20-rate) lead-acid batteries have been assembled and characterized employing positive and negative plates constituting these grids. The specific energy of such a lead-acid battery is about 50 Wh/kg. The batteries can withstand fast charge-discharge duty cycles.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Keywords:||lead-acid battery; specific energy; polyaniline; corrosion .|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||06 Sep 2010 10:27|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 06:15|
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