When looking for a power source one consideration an engineer will take is the energy density of each alternative. And it is precisely in this area that the battery, as a primary source of power, displays its weakest face. For in spite of much aggressive research, a battery has yet to be developed which will economically match the energy density of, for example, the internal combustion engine. But nevertheless the storage battery continues to play a vital role in almost every walk of life. The article discusses the applications, performance and development of one of the most versatile battery types -- the nickel cadmium cell.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Albon, C
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Accession Number: 00173169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM