Review of US Nanocorp(R)-SNL joint development of thermal-sprayed thin-film cathodes for thermal batteries

R.A. Guidotti, F.W. Reinhardt, Jinxiang Dai, T.D. Xiao, D.E. Reisner
Sixteenth Annual Battery Conference on Applications and Advances. Proceedings of the Conference (Cat. No.01TH8533)  
Theuse of plasma spray to deposit thin metal-sulfide cathode films is described in this paper. Conventional electroactive stack components in thermal batteries are constructed from pressed-powder parts that are difficult to fabricate in large diameters in thicknesses <0.010". Plasma-sprayed electrodes do not stier from this difficulty, allowing greater energy densities and specific energies to be realized. Various co-spraying agents have been found suitable for improving the mechanical as well
more » ... s electrochemical properties of plasma-sprayed cathodes for thermal batteries. These electrodes genemlly show equal or improved performance over conventional pressed-powder electrodes. A number of areas for fbture growth and development of plasma-;pray technology will be discussed.
doi:10.1109/bcaa.2001.905113 fatcat:znq2xrzscnfojl56atcnspqzbe