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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Cell/dendrite transition and electrochemical corrosion of Pb-Sb alloys for lead-acid battery applications|
|Abstract:||The aim of this article is focused on a comparative experimental study of the electrochemical feature of as-cast Pb-2.2 wt.% Sb alloy with cellular/dendritic transition for applications in the manufacturing of lead-acid battery parts. A water-cooled unidirectional solidification system is used to obtain the alloy samples. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) plots, potentiodynamic polarization curves and equivalent circuit analysis are used to evaluate corrosion resistance in a 0.5 M H(2)SO(4) solution at 25 degrees C. The cellular Pb-2.2 wt.% Sb alloy is found to have a current density which is of about 3 times lower than that of the dendritic Pb-2.2 wt.% Sb alloy. The Pb-2.2 wt.% Sb alloy has lower current density than both the Pb-1 wt.% Sb and the Pb-6.6 wt.% Sb alloys evidencing its potential for application as positive grid material in lead-acid batteries. It is also verified that a conventional casting with low cooling rate of about 0.6 degrees Cs(-1) produces coarser cellular spacings which is more appropriate for the manufacturing of the Pb-2.2 wt.% Sb alloys grids due to its corresponding electrochemical behavior. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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