Glossary

Lithium Air Battery

Lithium Air Battery

The lithium-air (Li-air) battery works by using the cells inside to create voltage from the availability of oxygen molecules (O2). This is the positive electrode. The oxygen molecules (O2) then react with the positively charged lithium ions, forming lithium peroxide (Li2O2) and in doing so, generating electrical energy. Electrons are removed from the electrode. This […]

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Molten Salt Battery

Molten Salt Battery

Molten salt batteries contain two electrodes, the cathode and the anode, usually made from nickel and aluminium. Salt is solid when at room temperature, but heating it to 180 C turns the salt to a liquid. This is known as a molten state. When the salt is molten, charged particles (ions) in the liquid can […]

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Batteries for Medical, Consumer, & Hobbyist

Batteries for Medical, Consumer, & Hobbyist

It seems as if batteries for consumer products are benefiting the most from technological advancements, and that industrial batteries are being left behind. While this may appear so on the outside, we must examine the constraints under which industrial batteries are designed to operate. Consumer batteries are made for long runtimes, whereas the main objective […]

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NiMH Batteries

NiMH Batteries

NiMH stands for Nickel Metal Hydride. NiMH batteries are rechargeable batteries (also known as secondary batteries) that are generally suited for devices that are used often and need large amounts of energy, like hair clippers and shavers, portable video cameras, game controllers, hand-held two-way radios (walkie-talkies), RaspberryPi projects and many more. There are different types of [...]

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