The development of technologe of nickel-zinc rechargeable cell. For centenary of the cell creation

In the review devoted to centenary of Nickel-Zinc rechargeable cell, the following steps of its development are examined. The first step (1900-1970) includes the works in the field of selection of the rational manufacturing technology and the cell design for the possible fields of application and solution of the problems appeared at the joint functioning of zinc and nickel oxide plates. The second step (1970-2000) is devoted to Nickel-Zinc cells creation having specific energy within the range 50–75 W·h·kg-1 and service life within 50–450 cycles in dependence upon the exact field of application.