First developed in the late 1980s, lithium-ion batteries nowpower everything from tablet computers to power tools to electriccars. Despite tremendous progress in the last two decades in theengineering and manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries, they arecurrently unable to meet the energy and power demands of many newand emerging devices. This book sets the stage for the developmentof a new generation of higher-energy density, rechargeablelithium-ion batteries by advancing battery chemistry andidentifying new electrode and electrolyte materials.
The first chapter of Lithium Batteries sets thefoundation for the rest of the book with a brief account of thehistory of lithium-ion battery development. Next, the book coverssuch topics as:
Each of the sixteen chapters has been contributed by one or moreleading experts in electrochemistry and lithium battery technology.Their contributions are based on the latest published findings aswell as their own firsthand laboratory experience. Figuresthroughout the book help readers understand the concepts underlyingthe latest efforts to advance the science of batteries and developnew materials. Readers will also find a bibliography at the end ofeach chapter to facilitate further research into individualtopics.
Lithium Batteries provides electrochemistry students andresearchers with a snapshot of current efforts to improve batteryperformance as well as the tools needed to advance their ownresearch efforts.
BRUNO SCROSATI, PhD, has been Professor ofElectrochemistry at the Sapienza University of Rome, and a visitingprofessor at the Universities of Minnesota and Pennsylvania in theU.S., and Hanyang University in South Korea. He is a past presidentof the Electrochemical Society. He is a recipient of the ResearchAward from the Battery Division of that society; the Vittorio deNora Award, also from the Electrochemical Society; and the XVIEdition of the Italgas Prize, Science and Environment. He is theauthor of more than 450 scientific publications.
K. M. ABRAHAM, PhD, is Research Professor at NortheasternUniversity Center for Renewable Energy Technology, Boston, and theprincipal of E-KEM Sciences. He has contributed pioneering work onrechargeable lithium batteries and the invention of new lithium andsodium battery chemical couples, including the ultrahigh-energydensity non-aqueous lithium-air battery. He is a Battery ResearchAward winner and a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society.
WALTER VAN SCHALKWIJK, PhD, is Principal at EnergyPlexCorporation and an Affiliate Professor of Chemical Engineering atthe University of Washington. With over thirty years of experiencein the battery industry, he is a member of the ElectrochemicalSociety, a past chairman of the society's Nanotechnology Committee,and a past member of its board of directors. He coeditedAdvances in Lithium-Ion Batteries.
JUSEF HASSOUN, PhD, is Assistant Research Scientist inthe Chemistry Department of the Sapienza University of Rome. Heobtained a PhD in materials science in the field of advancedlithium-ion batteries in 2009. He is author of more than sixtypapers in international journals in the fields of materialsscience, electrochemistry, and energy storage systems.
With advances in information-age technologies, the field ofelectroplating has seen dramatic growth in the decade since theprevious edition of Modern Electroplating was published. Thisexpanded new edition addresses these developments, providing acomprehensive, one-stop reference to the latest methods andapplications of electroplating of metals, alloys, semiconductors,and conductive polymers.
With special emphasis on electroplating and electrochemicalplating in nanotechnologies, data storage, and medicalapplications, the Fifth Edition boasts vast amounts of new andrevised material, unmatched in breadth and depth by any other bookon the subject. It includes:
Easily accessible, self-contained contributions by over thirtyexperts
Five completely new chapters and hundreds of additionalpages
A cutting-edge look at applications in nanoelectronics
Coverage of the formation of nanoclusters and quantum dots usingscanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
An important discussion of the physical properties of metal thinfilms
Chapters devoted to methods, tools, control, and environmentalissues
And much more
A must-have for anyone in electroplating, including technicians,platers, plating researchers, and metal finishers, ModernElectroplating, Fifth Edition is also an excellent reference forelectrical engineers and researchers in the automotive, datastorage, and medical industries.
Fuel cells—electrochemical energy devices that produceelectricity and heat—present a significant opportunity forcleaner, easier, and more practical energy. However, the excitementover fuel cells within the research community has led to such rapidinnovation and development that it can be difficult for those notintimately familiar with the science involved to figure out exactlyhow this new technology can be used. Fuel Cells: Problems andSolutions, Second Edition addresses this issue head on, presentingthe most important information about these remarkable power sourcesin an easy-to-understand way.
Comprising four important sections, the book explores:
The fundamentals of fuel cells, how they work, their history,and much more
The major types of fuel cells, including proton exchangemembrane fuel cells (PEMFC), direct liquid fuel cells (DLFC), andmany others
The scientific and engineering problems related to fuel celltechnology
The commercialization of fuel cells, including a look at theiruses around the world
Now in its second edition, this book features fully revisedcoverage of the modeling of fuel cells and small fuel cells forportable devices, and all-new chapters on the structural andwetting properties of fuel cell components, experimental methodsfor fuel cell stacks, and nonconventional design principles forfuel cells, bringing the content fully up to date.
Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students inengineering and chemistry programs, as well as professionalsworking in related fields, Fuel Cells is a compact and accessibleintroduction to the exciting world of fuel cells and why theymatter.
New chapters include: high-temperature oxidation of metals and alloys, nanomaterials, and dental materials, anodic protection. Also featured are chapters dealing with standards for corrosion testing, microbiological corrosion, and electrochemical noise.
Advances in Battery Technologies for Electric Vehiclesprovides an in-depth look into the research being conducted on the development of more efficient batteries capable of long distance travel.
The text contains an introductory section on the market for battery and hybrid electric vehicles, then thoroughly presents the latest on lithium-ion battery technology.
Readers will find sections on battery pack design and management, a discussion of the infrastructure required for the creation of a battery powered transport network, and coverage of the issues involved with end-of-life management for these types of batteries.Provides an in-depth look into new research on the development of more efficient, long distance travel batteriesContains an introductory section on the market for battery and hybrid electric vehiclesDiscusses battery pack design and management and the issues involved with end-of-life management for these types of batteries