Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Xianxia Yuan, Hansan Liu, Jiujun Zhang

December 14, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 428 Pages - 132 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439841280 - CAT# K11919
Series: Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


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  • Presents a systematic focus on component materials and relevant technologies for lithium-ion batteries
  • Covers a wide spectrum of key materials, including cathode and anode materials, electrolytes, and separators
  • Discusses state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies for lithium-ion battery materials
  • Provides numerical modeling and theoretical calculations for electrode materials and batteries
  • Explores challenges facing current lithium-ion battery technology


Written by a group of top scientists and engineers in academic and industrial R&D, Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies gives a clear picture of the current status of these highly efficient batteries. Leading international specialists from universities, government laboratories, and the lithium-ion battery industry share their knowledge and insights on recent advances in the fundamental theories, experimental methods, and research achievements of lithium-ion battery technology.

Along with coverage of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the book focuses on the technical progress and challenges of cathode materials, anode materials, electrolytes, and separators. It also presents numerical modeling and theoretical calculations, discusses the design of safe and powerful lithium-ion batteries, and describes approaches for enhancing the performance of next-generation lithium-ion battery technology.

Due to their high energy density, high efficiency, superior rate capability, and long cycling life, lithium-ion batteries provide a solution to the increasing demands for both stationary and mobile power. With comprehensive and up-to-date information on lithium-ion battery principles, experimental research, numerical modeling, industrial manufacturing, and future prospects, this volume will help you not only select existing materials and technologies but also develop new ones to improve battery performance.