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Scientific Practice for Technology: Hermann Aron's Development of the Storage Battery (2013)


The article discusses the 1880 invention of a high-capacity lead storage battery, a rechargeable electrochemical cell to store and release electricity, by German physicist Hermann Aron of Berlin University. It considers how the field of electricity developed throughout the nineteenth-century, noting developments including the 1800 creation of the battery by Alessandro Volta, direct and alternating currents, and incandescent lighting. The phenomena of simultaneous inventions of new technologies such as the telephone, rechargeable batteries, and radio is explored.

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Authors & Contributors
Mertens, Joost
Katzir, Shaul
Moore, Abigail Harrison
Parent, André
Cambiaghi, Marco
Heth, Christopher L.
Medicina Historica
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Technology's Stories
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Università degli Studi di Pavia
Princeton University Press
MIT Press
Princeton University
Electricity; magnetism
Lighting, electric
Technology and society
Volta, Alessandro
Galvani, Luigi
Davy, Humphry
Aron, Hermann
Haweis, Mary Eliza, 1848-1898
Gauss, Carl Friedrich
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
United States
Great Britain
South America
British Association for the Advancement of Science
Freie Universität Berlin

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