2017-05-16
Inventions and Inventors

Alessandro Volta and first Electrical Battery

Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (18 February 1745 – 5 March 1827) was an Italian physicist and chemist who is credited as the inventor of the electrical battery and the discoverer of methane.

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Gaston Plante and Evolution of Lead Acid Battery

Gaston Plante (1834–1889) was the French physicist who invented the lead–acid battery in 1859. The lead-acid battery eventually became the first rechargeable electric battery marketed for commercial use.

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Georges Leclanche and Alkaline dry cell Battery

Georges Leclanche (1839 – September 14, 1882) was a French electrical engineer chiefly remembered for his invention of the Leclanché cell, one of the first modern electrical batteries and the forerunner of the modern dry cell battery. Georges Leclanché died on September 14, 1882 in Paris around the age of 43.

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Thomas Edison and Nickel – Iron Battery

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world. Edison was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in...

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John B. Goodenough, Cathode Materials, and Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries

John Bannister Goodenough (born of U. S. parents in Jena, Germany, 25 July 1922) is an American professor and prominent solid-state physicist.

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