An element of the alkali metal group that is the lightest metal known and never found uncombined in nature. It is not considered an alkali in cement and concrete terminology. Has been shown to control ASR when added to mortar and concrete as a salt.
Disposable batteries using lithium chemistry are gaining in popularity because of their light weight, high energy density, and shelf life of ten years. Lithium ion rechargeable batteries, as used in the Streamlight Strion, combine high capacity with small size and light weight.
A primary battery (non-rechargeable) that is quickly entering mainstream electronic designs, particularly in consumer, portable equipment and non-volatile memory back up applications where small size, long life and low cost are the primary requirements. Lithium batteries have superior cold temperature performance and a shelf life of 5-10 years.
A primary battery (non-rechargeable) that is being used in a lot of today's devices. They are used for keyless entry remotes, blood glucose machines, backup for PDA's, etc. These batteries are low cost power supply and have a shelf life of 5-10 years.
Some of the newer digicams are now coming with a lithium rechargeable battery pack. Lithium batteries are lighter and more costly than NiMH or NiCd type of rechargeable cells and can be rapidly charged
Lithium carbonate (brand names: Eskalith; Lithobid), a drug used as a mood stabilizer for the treatment of manic/depressive (bipolar) disorder . It prevents or diminishes the intensity of episodes of mania in bipolar patients. Typical symptoms of mania include pressure of speech, motor hyperactivity, reduced need for sleep , flight of ideas, grandiosity, elation, poor judgment, aggressiveness and possibly hostility. See the entire definition of Lithium
The third element in the periodic table, lithium has three protons and either three (6Li) or four (7Li) neutrons. The isotope 6Li provides the source of tritium for fusion power plants. For more information on lithium see the Los Alamos periodic table