In-situ Battery Discharge Studies of Thermal Batteries using Transition Metal Sulfides and Chlorides as Cathodes


Thermal batteries find use in applications such as emergency power systems and ejector seats in aircraft. They operate at elevated temperatures of around 400-500 °C, where the halide salt electrolyte is molten. There is considerable lack of detailed understanding of the structure-property relationships in these materials, due to the high temperature required and sealed battery cells involved in such measurements. We are currently undertaking a project to understand how the chemical structure of the cathode materials changes on discharge of the battery. Here, we aim to look at the in-situ battery discharge of three cathode materials, using a specialist rig which has been developed at St Andrews, to collect electrochemical and diffraction data simultaneously.

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Creator Dr Martin Jones; Mrs Christina Crouch; Mr Kyriakos Giagloglou; Dr George Carins; Dr Ron Smith; Dr Julia Payne; Professor John Irvine; Dr Richard Gover; Dr Stewart Dickson; Mr Zac Dehaney-Steven
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2020
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-02-14T08:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-02-17T08:00:00Z