Lithium-ion battery overview

  • Stephan LeuthnerEmail author


The history of lithium-ion batteries started in 1962. The first battery was a battery that could not be recharged after the initial discharging (primary battery). The materials were lithium for the negative electrode and manganese dioxide for the positive electrode. This battery was introduced on the market by Sanyo in 1972. Moli Energy developed the first rechargeable battery (secondary battery) in 1985. This battery was based on lithium (negative electrode) and molybdenum sulfide (positive electrode). However, its design exhibited safety problems due to the lithium on the negative electrode.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Bosch Battery Systems GmbHStuttgartGermany

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