Small history of the birth of lithium batteries

Small history of the birth of lithium batteries

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For many years the Nickel-cadmium battery was the only option for portable applications such as mobile phones, computers, airmodels, etc. In 1990 appeared nickel-metal-hydride and Lithium-ion batteries, offering greater capacities and lower weights. Both technologies claim their superiority over the other, but lately it has become apparent that Las lithium-ion batteries have won the race.

The first works to create a lithium battery were developed in the year 1912 by G.N. Lewis, but it was not until the years 70 when the first lithium battery appeared commercially.

It is necessary to remember that lithium (Li) is the lightest metal that exists, because, having only three protons, its atomic weight is very low. Allowing great chemical potential to create high capacity batteries with low weight.

The first attempts to create a metal lithium battery failed due to safety problems because of the inherent chemical instability of lithium, especially during loading. The researchers decided to use a non-metallic chemical form of lithium to improve safety in those Batteries.

It was during the decade of the 90 that its use became popular I from the first of 2015 in Renobat® We have begun the assembly and commercialization of lithium batteries for industrial Use.

 

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