, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 215-219

Some effects of the addition of cobalt to the nickel hydroxide electrode

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The action of cobalt upon the characteristics of the nickel hydroxide electrode has been investigated by constant current, linear potential sweep and EDAX methods. It was found that cobalt raises the oxygen overpotential and promotes greater utilization of the active material, although major additions of cobalt were observed to lower the working potential of the electrode. It was also found that cobalt prevented any significant loss of electrode capacity when the system was poisoned with iron.