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      Lead-acid battery; specific energy; polyaniline; corrosion

    • Abstract


      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/3.5Ah (C20-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.

    • Author Affiliations


      S K Martha1 B Hariprakash1 S A Gaffoor2 D C Trivedi3 A K Shukla1 3

      1. Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012
      2. NED Energy Ltd, 6-3-1109/1 Navbharat Chambers, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad - 560 082
      3. Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi - 630 006
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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