Rechargeable Lithium Batteries From Fundamentals to Applications

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Author : Alejandro A. Franco

Published in :  Elsevier

ISBN :  978-1-78242-098-9

File Type : pdf

File Size : 37 mb

Language : English

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Challenges facing humanity today include climate change, the depletion of fossil resources, and the rapid growth of the demand for energy. These challenges drive our societies in an increasing desire to transition away from traditional fossil fuel based energy sources and toward more renewable sources of energy, which, in general, are inherently intermittent in supply. With in the spectrum of power devices suitable in a sustainable world, electro chemical devices for electrical energy storage, so-called batteries, are called to play a significant role. These efficient and environmentally benign technologies have great potential to become cost competitive in numerous application domains and can even make possible the emergence of revolutionary technologies for our day-by-day life. For instance, lithium ion batteries (LIBs) have contributed to the commercial success of portable electronics.
LIBs may soon dominate the electric transportation market as well because of their distinctive advantages, including their high energy density and low maintenance requirements: LIBs are among the favorite choices of electric vehicle manufacturers and are currently being used in the demonstration and deployment phase. Alternative concepts such as lithium air and lithium sulfur batteries are also the subject of increasing interest and intensive research due to their theoretical high energy densities. Additionally, the goal of creating smart grids for large-scale energy management has triggered impressive efforts to develop redox flow batteries and other similar energy-storage devices.
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