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History of rechargeable (secondary) battery
History of Battery Development

 

History of Battery Development

 

 

1600

Gilbert (England)

Establishment electrochemistry study

1791

Galvani (Italy)

Discovery of ‘animal electricity'

1800

Volta (Italy)

Invention of the voltaic cell

1802

Cruickshank (England)

First electric battery capable of mass production

1820

Ampère (France)

Electricity through magnetism

1833

Faraday (England)

Announcement of Faraday's Law

1836

Daniell (England)

Invention of the Daniell cell

1859

Planté (France)

Invention of the lead acid battery

1868

Leclanché (France)

Invention of the Leclanché cell

1888

Gassner (USA)

Completion of the dry cell

1899

Jungner (Sweden)

Invention of the nickel-cadmium battery

1901

Edison (USA)

Invention of the nickel-iron battery

1932

Shlecht & Ackermann (Germany)

Invention of the sintered pole plate

1947

Neumann (France)

Successfully sealing the nickel-cadmium battery

Mid 1960

Union Carbide (USA)

Development of primary alkaline battery

Mid 1970

 

Development of valve regulated lead acid battery

1990

 

Commercialization nickel-metal hydride battery

1992

Kordesch (Canada)

Commercialization reusable alkaline battery

1999

 

Commercialization lithium-ion polymer

2001

 

Anticipated volume production of proton exchange membrane fuel cell