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Diffusion-Limited Self-Discharge Reaction in the Hubble Space Telescope Battery
Journal of Power Sources
  • Joseph P. Fellner, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Sarwan S. Sandhu, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Abstract
The self-discharge rate of aerospace flight-quality nickel-hydrogen batteries is limited by hydrogen diffusion within the nickel electrode active material. A diffusion-limited reaction model is developed which accounts for the observed self-discharge behavior. Effective hydrogen diffusion coefficients were calculated from the open-circuit self-discharge data on Hubble space telescope flight-quantified nickel-hydrogen cells and ranged from 1.12×10−10 cm2/sec at 25°C to 7.45×10−12 cm2/sec at 0°C.
Inclusive pages
99-102
ISBN/ISSN
0378-7753
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
Elsevier
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Joseph P. Fellner and Sarwan S. Sandhu. "Diffusion-Limited Self-Discharge Reaction in the Hubble Space Telescope Battery" Journal of Power Sources Vol. 58 Iss. 1 (1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarwan_sandhu/10/