Definition of nickel hydride in English:

nickel hydride


  • An association of nickel and hydrogen (usually represented by the formula NiH₂), formed electrolytically or when hydrogen gas comes into contact with a nickel surface.


  • Designating or relating to a cell or battery having an anode of nickel hydroxide and a cathode of an intermetallic compound.


1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts.