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Lithium Ion Battery

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A lithium ion battery (sometimes written as Li-ion battery or LIB) is a type of rechargeable battery commonly used for consumer electronics, as well as other applications. Lithium ions in these batteries move from the negative electrode to the positive during discharge, and from the positive electrode to the negative while recharging. Li-ion batteries come in a broad range of sizes, shapes, formats, chemistries, and charge levels. They are among the most popular rechargeable batteries for portable electronic devices because of their outstanding energy densities, durability, and cost.

A Brief History

The first lithium batteries were created by researchers at Exxon in the 1970s (until this development, most batteries utilized a nickel-cadmium chemistry). Additional research and development throughout the '70s and '80s lead to the chemical-metallic makeup currently used in lithium ion batteries, and continuing development has lead