The ECS Series of Texts and Monographs
The content of this edition is arranged so that all basicinformation is contained in the first part of the book, which isnow rewritten and simplified in order to make it more accessibleand used as a textbook for undergraduate students. More advancedtopics, of interest for postgraduate levels, come in the subsequentparts.
This updated second edition focuses on experimental techniques,including a comprehensive chapter on physical methods for theinvestigation of electrode surfaces. New chapters deal with recenttrends in electrochemistry, including nano- andmicro-electrochemistry, solid-state electrochemistry, andelectrocatalysis. In addition, the authors take into account theworldwide renewal of interest for the problem of fuel cells andinclude chapters on batteries, fuel cells, and double layercapacitors.
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From computer hardware to automobiles, medical diagnostics toaerospace, electrochemical deposition plays a crucial role in anarray of key industries. Fundamentals of ElectrochemicalDeposition, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to oneof today's most exciting and rapidly evolving fields of practicalknowledge.
The most authoritative introduction to the field so far, the bookpresents detailed coverage of the full range of electrochemicaldeposition processes and technologies, including:
* Metal-solution interphase
* Charge transfer across an interphase
* Formation of an equilibrium electrode potential
* Nucleation and growth of thin films
* Kinetics and mechanisms of electrodeposition
* Electroless deposition
* In situ characterization of deposition processes
* Structure and properties of deposits
* Multilayered and composite thin films
* Interdiffusion in thin film
* Applications in the semiconductor industry and the field ofmedicine
This new edition updates the prior edition to address the newdevelopments in the science and its applications, with new chapterson innovative applications of electrochemical deposition insemiconductor technology, magnetism and microelectronics, andmedical instrumentation. Added coverage includes such topics asbinding energy, nanoclusters, atomic force, and scanning tunnelingmicroscopy.Example problems at the end of chapters and otherfeatures clarify and improve understanding of the material.
Written by an author team with extensive experience in bothindustry and academe, this reference and text provides awell-rounded introduction to the field for students, as well as ameans for professional chemists, engineers, and technicians toexpand and sharpen their skills in using the technology.
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.
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:Advanced organic and ionic liquid electrolytes for batteryapplicationsAdvanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteriesMetal fluorosulphates capable of doubling the energy density oflithium-ion batteriesEfforts to develop lithium-air batteriesAlternative anode rechargeable batteries such as magnesium andsodium anode systems
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.