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^ "NICKEL MIXED HYDROXIDE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND 
^^^^^THE USE THEREOF ASA CATH0DE MATERIAL IN ALKALINE BATTERIES- 
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--This application is the National Stage Application of PCT/EP99/09912, 
which claims a priority from German Applications 198 60 143.3 filed December 24, 
1998. and 199 39 025.8, filed AugusM<^1999.- 



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-Although the present invention has been described in detail with reference 
'to certain preferred versions thereof, other variations are possible. Therefore, the 
spirit and scope of the appended clainis should not be limited to the description of 
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~ NICKEL MIXED HYDROXIDE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, 
AND THE USE THEREOF AS A CATHODE MATERIAL IN ALKALINE BATTERIES 

ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE 
The invention relates to a nickel mixed hydroxide with Nl as the main element 
and with a layer structure, comprising at least one element Ma from the group 
comprising Fe, Cr, Co, Ti, Zr and Cu which is present in two different oxidation 
states which differ by one electron in terms of the number of outer electrons; at least 
one element Mb from the group comprising B, Al, Ga, In and RE (rare earth metals) 
present in the trivalent oxidation state; optionally at least one element Mc from the 



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group comprising Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Zn present in tine divalent oxidation state; 
apart from the hydroxide, at least one additional anion from the group comprising 
halides, carbonate, sulfate, oxalate, acetate, borate and phosphate in a quantity 
sufficient to preserve the electroneutrality of the mixed hydroxide; and water of 
hydration in a quantity which stabilizes the relevant structure of the mixed 
hydroxide.-- 



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