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CONTROLLED ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF CELL AND STRING INTERCONNECT CONDUCTORS TO HEAT A SODIUM BATTERY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000230672D
Publication Date: 2013-Aug-30

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Abstract

The present invention provides a technique that provides a design of electrical interconnect with controlled resistance to inject heat into a sodium battery. Heat is injected when current passes through the sodium battery. The technique allows injecting heat into the sodium battery during normal operation to supplement electric resistance heater. The interconnect system introduces I squared R heat or electrical resistance into the battery.