Thermocell with Ion-exchange Polymer Electrolyte

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RECENT communications1,2 have described some thermocells in which two electrolyte solutions in contact with reversible electrodes are separated by an ion-exchange resin barrier. The ion-exchange resin in our apparatus is the sole electrolyte in physical contact with two identical copper electrodes and behaves as a solid electrolyte. The theoretical development of thermocells3 is then applicable in an especially simple form.

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GRUBB, W. Thermocell with Ion-exchange Polymer Electrolyte. Nature 181, 338–339 (1958) doi:10.1038/181338b0

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