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Lead-acid cells with lightweight, corrosion-protected, flexible-graphite grids

Hariprakash, B and Gaffoor, SA (2007) Lead-acid cells with lightweight, corrosion-protected, flexible-graphite grids. In: Journal of Power Sources, 173 (1). pp. 565-569.

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Lightweight grids for lead-acid battery plates are prepared from flexible graphite sheets of mass density $1.1 g cm^{-3}$. The grids are coated with a lead layer followed by a corrosion-resistant polyaniline layer by electrodeposition. The grids are about 70% lighter than conventional lead-acid battery grids. The suitability of these grids are evaluated by cyclic voltammetric experiments. Lead-acid cells are assembled with positive and negative plates made from these lightweight grids. The specific energy of the lead-acid cells is found to be ca. $40 Wh kg^{-1}$ at the C/5 rate.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Power Sources
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Lead-acid battery;Specific energy;Graphite sheet;Polyaniline;Corrosion;Active-material shedding.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 10:23
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15758

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