The book focuses on the solid-state physics, chemistry and electrochemistry that are needed to grasp the technology of and research on high-power Li-ion batteries. After an exposition of fundamentals of lithium batteries, it includes experimental techniques used to characterize electrode materials, and a comprehensive analysis of the structural, physical, and chemical properties necessary to insure quality control in production. The different properties specific to each element of the batteries are discussed in order to offer manufacturers the capability to choose which kind of battery should be used: which compromise between power and energy density and which compromise between energy and safety should be made, and for which cycling life. Although attention is primarily on the positive and negative electrode materials that are the most important elements in terms of performance and cost of a battery, different electrolytes are also reviewed in the context of safety concerns, in relation to the solid-electrolyte interface, and the separators are also reviewed in the same context. The contents of the book provide a knowledge base not only to those working on electrochemical energy storage, but also to scientists, engineers and graduate students contemplating to initiate research in this fascinating frontier of modern technology.
Taal / Language : English
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