Influence of electroless nickel plating of hydrogen-absorbing alloys on cycle characteristics of nickel-metal hydride batteries
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The effects of electroless nickel plating of a hydrogen-absorbing alloy on the cycle characteristics of a nickel-metal hydride battery were investigated. The cycle life was improved by employing an electroless nickel-plated hydrogen-absorbing alloy for the negative electrode, which retained the same high-rate level and low-temperature characteristics compared to a cell using a non-plated hydrogen-absorbing alloy. The electroless nickel-plated hydrogen-absorbing alloy provided better electrochemical characteristics when its surface was partly and tightly covered by nickel particles under optimal electroless plating conditions.
KeywordsNickel-metal hydride battery electroless nickel plating hydrogen-absorbing alloy
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