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AC impedance and state-of-charge analysis of alkaline zinc/manganese dioxide primary cells

Rodrigues, S and Munichandraiah, N and Shukla, AK (2000) AC impedance and state-of-charge analysis of alkaline zinc/manganese dioxide primary cells. In: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 30 (3). pp. 371-377.

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Alternating current impedance data of alkaline $Zn/MnO_2$ cells were analysed in view of identification of suitable parameters, which depend on the state-of-charge (SOC) of the cells. The impedance of a slightly discharged cell was found to possess impedance considerably lesser than that of an undischarged cell. The data in the form of Nyquist plot contained an inductance part at very high frequencies, a capacitive semicircle at high frequencies and a diffusion linear spike at low frequencies. The low frequency linear spike gradually transformed into a capacitive semicircle with the decrease of SOC of the cell, which was attributed to the nature of the reactions at the Zn anode. Of several impedance parameters that were examined, equivalent series capacitance $(C_s)$ was found to have a strong dependence on SOC of the alkaline $Zn/MnO_2$ cells. There was a continuous change in a partially discharged cell during its ageing, which was reflected by transformation of low frequency data into a clear semicircle.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: alkaline Zn/MnO2 cell;cell ageing;equivalent series capacitance;impedance parameters;state-of-charge.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: RM Shivakumara
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15671

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