Hariprakash, B and Mane, AU and Martha, SK and Gaffoor, SA and Shivashankar, SA and Shukla, AK (2004) A Low-Cost, High Energy-Density Lead/Acid Battery. In: Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 7 (3). A66-A69.
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Lightweight plastic grids for lead/acid battery plates have been prepared from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer. The grids have been coated with a conductive and corrosion-resistant tin oxide layer by a novel rapid thermally activated chemical reaction process. X-ray powder diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy show the coated tin oxide film to be $SnO_2$-like. The grids are about 75% lighter than conventional lead/acid battery grids. A 6 V/1 Ah lead/acid battery has been assembled and characterized employing positive and negative plates made from these grids. The energy density of such a lead/acid battery is believed to be more than 50 Wh/kg.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The Copyright belongs to The Electrochemical Society, Inc.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
|Date Deposited:||09 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:25|
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