Nanoscopic picture of the charge and discharge chemistry of the Stanford nickel-iron battery
Pictorial of the charge and discharge chemistry of the nickel-iron battery
Thomas Edison examining a 1913 Detroit Electric car containing his nickel-iron batteries (Photo: Smithsonian)
1917 ad suggesting patriotism is buying a Detroit Electric (University of Wisconsin)
1909 Baker Electric Suburban Runabout (Photo: Smithsonian)
Thomas Edison with his nickel-iron rechargeable battery in 1910 (Photo: Smithsonian)
A green, rechargeable battery that is suitable for powering electric vehicles and stationary power storage applications, and that would survive tens of thousands of charge cycles in a useful life of 100 years without loss of capacity. What could be a better innovation for our times? Such a battery has been developed, and recently improved by Stanford researchers. Oh, one other thing. The battery was invented by Thomas Edison in 1901.
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