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Wiki Battery is a non-commercial encyclopedia for battery knowledge. The battery encyclopedia “Wiki Battery” is written by scientists and professionals. The goal of Wiki Battery is to educate the public, students, & professionals. is puplished by Swiss Battery.

Swiss Battery is committed to the promotion and development of modern battery technologies, especially for electromobility (e-mobility), for aviation and Mobility 4.0, the development of which has a lot of catching up to do in Europe.

Improved battery technologies will be important in the coming decades to successfully implement the energy transition in Europe and worldwide.


Sodium-Ion Battery – Salt-Water Battery

Sodium-Ion Battery & Salt-water battery WIKI BATTERY – BATTERIES & ENERGY STORAGE WIKI BATTERY WIKIBATTERY.ORG – BATTERIEN & ENERGIESPEICHER Sodium-Ion Battery (Sodium-Ion Accumulator, Salt-Water Battery)) The sodium-ion battery (SIB), like

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How does a battery work

How does a Battery work?

How does a Battery Work Wiki battery Energy Storage & Batteries Startseite How does a Battery Work? Lithium-ion batteries are an important part of our daily lives and are used

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Solid-Sate Batteries and Lithium-Ion Batteries

Types of Solid-Sate Batteries

Types of Solid-Sate Batteries WIKI BATTERY – ENERGY STORAGE & BATTERIES Solid-State Batteries with Polymer Electrolyte Solid-State Batteries with Gel Electrolyte Solid-State Batteries Introduction When it comes to next-generation energy

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Inorganic Solid-State Electrolytes

Inorganic Solid-State Electrolytes

Inorganic Solid-State Electrolytes WIKI BATTERY – ENERGY STORAGE & BATTERIES WIKI BATTERY WIKIBATTERY.ORG – BATTERIEN & ENERGIESPEICHER Inorganic Solid-State Electrolytes for Solid-State lithium Batteries Inorganic Solid-State Electrolytes Introduction The concept

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Lithium-Ion Batteries - FAQ

My Notebook has a battery that has swelled—what should I do with it?

Occasionally, a product’s battery might become swollen. This means the battery is damaged and could catch fire. If you think there’s no immediate danger, contact the manufacturer, the store where you bought the product, or your local waste management agency for advice on what to do. Keep the battery or device in a safe place until you know how to dispose of it properly. You could keep it in a bucket of sand or kitty litter or in a separate location away from anything flammable. If you feel there’s an urgent risk of a fire, call the fireguard.

Typically, such batteries are LIPo-Batteries.

When it comes to storing your Li-ion batteries, it’s important to remember that they’re best kept at a moderate temperature. While you might think that placing them in the refrigerator could be a good idea, it’s actually unnecessary and could even be detrimental to the battery’s lifespan. Instead, simply store them at room temperature and try to avoid leaving them in conditions that are either excessively hot or cold over extended periods of time. For example, if you keep your batteries in the dashboard of your car and it’s in direct sunlight for hours on end, the heat could cause damage to the battery and significantly reduce its overall performance. By keeping your batteries in a moderate temperature environment, you’ll ensure that they retain their longevity and reliability, allowing you to use them confidently whenever you need to.

Today, Li-ion batteries are made from metals and minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel and manganese.

Currently, cobalt, manganese, and nickel are often recovered. Lithium may also be recovered, but it often must be further processed for it to be used again and lithium is cheaper than cobalt and nickel.

The material composition, or “chemistry,” of a battery is tailored to its intended use. Li-ion batteries are used in many applications and many environmental conditions.

Li-ion battery chemistry can also be tailored to maximize the battery’s charging cycles or to allow it to operate in extreme heat or cold. In addition, technological innovation also leads to new chemistries of batteries being used over time. 

Batteries commonly contain materials such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and titanium, as well as graphite and a flammable electrolyte. Also, batteries contain a lot of copper metal foils as current collectors.

However, there is always on-going research into developing Li-ion batteries that are less hazardous (e.g. solid-sate batteries) or that meet the requirements for new applications.    

Reusing and recycling Li-ion batteries is good for the environment because it saves natural resources by not needing new materials and reducing pollution.

Li-ion batteries are made with some materials like cobalt and lithium that are special and need energy to get them. If we just throw the batteries away, we lose these materials. Recycling batteries is good because it keeps pollution in the air and water less and lowers greenhouse gasses. It also keeps batteries away from places that aren’t safe, like if they could start a fire. To help the environment, you can recycle, reuse, or give away electronics with Li-ion batteries when you don’t want them anymore.

There are a couple of routes you can take to determine the chemistry of your battery or device.

One way is to check the battery’s case, instruction manual, or product markings, as these are all potential sources for information on the battery’s composition.

Additionally, some batteries may contain symbols or icons that clearly state the chemistry, making it easy to identify. For instance, you might see the chasing arrow symbol with the words “Li-ion” clearly written below it, indicating that this is a Lithium-Ion battery.

Regardless of the method you use to determine your battery’s chemistry, it is important to be aware of this information, as different battery chemistries have different characteristics and may require specific handling or disposal procedures.

By being proactive and informed about your battery’s composition, you can help ensure that you are using and disposing of it safely.

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BATTERIEs - A Key Technology
of the 21 centrury

Batteries are a key technology for electrifying transportation systems and improving the energy efficiency of renewable power generation such as solar and wind power. 

In addition, batteries as mobile and stationary energy sources will help make mass electrification of the mobility on the streets and in the air possible.

Like Wikipedia, is based on scientific principles and is also based on the professional experience of our authors from industry & academia.

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Electrolytes for Batteries

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Circular Economy, Recycling of Batteries and Product Lifetime

Circular economy, trade in Li-ion batteries waste will remain essential in markets where economically viable recycling can take place. Promoting circular economy and value chains for Li-ion batteries require clear rules on the waste status, transport, storage, safety regulations, trade facilitation, standards for battery design, product lifetime, and regulatory targets for waste collection and recycling rates.

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Current Collectors for Batteries

Stromsammler & Stromabnehmer für Lithium-Ionen AKKUS Wiki Battery – Batterien & Energiespeicher WIKI BATTERY WIKIBATTERY.ORG – BATTERIEN & ENERGIESPEICHER Aktuelle Wiki Battery Artikel Stromsammler, Stromkollektor & Stromabnehmer-Folie (Current collector) in

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Sodium-Ion Battery – Salt-Water Battery

Sodium-Ion Battery & Salt-water battery WIKI BATTERY – BATTERIES & ENERGY STORAGE WIKI BATTERY WIKIBATTERY.ORG – BATTERIEN & ENERGIESPEICHER Sodium-Ion Battery (Sodium-Ion Accumulator, Salt-Water Battery)) The sodium-ion battery (SIB), like

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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Jena, Germany-born U.S. citizen Dr. John Goodenough, U.K.-born Dr. Stanley Whittingham and Japan’s Dr. Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

The award recognizes their development of lithium-ion batteries, a renewable, rechargeable energy source.

The work of the three researchers has paved the way for electric mobility, mobile devices such as smartphones and notebooks, and also for the global energy transition toward renewable energies.



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