Sodium Sulphur Battery

Uses a solid electrolyte of beta aluminium and liquid electrodes of molten sulphur and sodium. These batteries require to be heated to around 325°C in order to operate because it is at these temperatures that sulphur and sodium will melt.

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The Ford Motor Company patented the sodium-sulfur battery in 1965. Used in Ford Ecostar van.


See also: Aluminium, Battery, Sodium, Sulphur.

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Subjects: Electrochemistry