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High Energy Density Lithium Batteries

Materials Engineering for High Density Energy Storage provides first-hand knowledge about the design of safe and powerful batteries and the methods and approaches for enhancing the performance of next-generation batteries. The book explores how the innovative approaches currently employed, including thin films, nanoparticles and nanocomposites, are paving new ways to performance improvement. The topic’s tremendous application potential will appeal to a broad audience, including materials scientists, physicists, electrochemists, libraries, and graduate students.

What are Batteries?
Quantities Characterizing Batteries


The Early Batteries
The Zn/C cell: Lechlanch? and Gassner Type, Current Zinc/Carbon Cells
Alkaline Batteries
Button Batter HgO Cells, Zn/AgO2 Cells, Zn/air Cells
Li Primary Batteries: Li/SOCl2 Cells, Li/SO2 Cells
Oxyride Batteries
Damage in Primary Batteries


Overview of Secondary Batteries: Lead-Acid Cells, Ni/Cd Cells, Secondary Li-ion Cells
Cathodes: Introduction, Structural Changes, Next-Generation Materials, Size Effects
Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries: Introduction, Instabilities during Electrochemical Cycling, Nanostructures Anodes, Other Materials
Theoretical Analysis for Li-Ion Batteries: Introduction, Fracture Mechanism Analysis, Cahn’s Gradient Thermodynamics, Design Criteria
Conclusions and Future Outlook


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