EDISONS SECONDARY CELL (for the 170th anniversary of his birthday)

Scientific schools of Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University

The history of the creation of the nickel-iron battery by the famous American inventor T.A. Edison is discussed. The design of the electrodes is considered along with the electrochemical processes occurring during charge and discharge of a battery. In this review, phases of the hard work which led to the invention of the battery are demonstrated. The battery appeared «strong as a battleship and accurate as a clock».