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A low-cost lead-acid battery with high specific-energy

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
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
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
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31842

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