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Jian-ming WANG


The feasibility of employing aluminum in KOH ethanol solution as a battery anode system was discussed. Weight loss measurement showed that the corrosion rate of Al is low enough to be used in sealed batteries. Through the measurements done by anodic polarization, EIS and galvanostatic discharge, it was found that A1 is electrochemical active in a wide potential range in this system, and its discharge mechanism is similar to that of A1 in aqueous solution. The discharge potential increased rapidly after a period of time, which might be caused by the discharge products depositing on the electrode surface.


Pure aluminum, KOH ethanol solution, Electrochemical behavior

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