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Safety Design for Space Systems by Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen, Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D

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Chapter 16. Battery Safety
Judith A. Jeevarajan, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Power Systems Branch, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas

Contents

16.1 Introduction 507
16.2 General Design and Safety Guidelines 508
16.3 Battery Types 508
16.4 Battery Models 509
16.5 Hazard and Toxicity Categorization 509
16.6 Battery Chemistry 509
16.7 Storage, Transportation, and Handling 544

16.1. Introduction

The basic unit of a battery is an electrochemical cell. A cell consists of four main components: the cathode or positive electrode, the anode or negative electrode, the separator that physically separates the two, and the electrolyte that provides the medium and facilitates ion conduction. There are many different types of ...

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