Lithium-Ion Batteries: Properties, Advantages and Limitations


Chappell Morneau (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI024000

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Properties, Advantages and Limitations summarizes research progress in anode and cathode binders of lithium ion batteries in the past 20 years. So far, the binders reported in the literature involve polymers, natural extracts, conductive binders and self-healing binders.

Additionally, the authors provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art progress in graphite-silicon anodes, from novel structure design to electrode fabrication, from half-coin-cell testing to pouch-full-cell evaluation, and from fundamental mechanistic studies to applied research.

High-performance polymeric separators, which serve as an important component in lithium-ion batteries, are also attracting increased attention. The requirements for the separators, their types, preparation methods and latest developments are summarized.

Following this, recent advancements in ab initio screening of electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries by the construction of activity-stability Volcano plots are summarized. The underlying approach may also be applied in the investigation of catalytic reactions.

In closing, the authors examine the diffusion equation in curvilinear coordinates by using the method of characteristics. This method is commonly applied to solve first order partial differential equations.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Brief Development History of Lithium Ion Battery Binders
(Shanshan Yin, Liujia Ma, Jian-Qiang Meng, Yonggao Xia, Peter Müller-Buschbaum and Ya-Jun Cheng, Lehrstuhl für Funktionelle Materialien, Physik-Department, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany, and others)

Chapter 2. Silicon-Graphite Composite Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries
(Huibing He and Jian Liu, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada)

Chapter 3. Separators in Lithium Ion Batteries
(Jianzhen Ban, Xiaoyan Wang, Zhuijun Xu, Liujia Ma, Jian-Qiang Meng, Yonggao Xia, Peter Müller-Buschbaum and Ya-Jun Cheng, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, P. R. China, and others)

Chapter 4. Recent Advancements in Ab Initio Screening of Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
(Kai S. Exner, PhD, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 5. Solutions of Inhomogeneous Diffusion Equation by the Method of Characteristics
(Gunawan Nugroho and Nur Laila Hamidah, Department of Engineering Physics, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Jl. Arief Rahman Hakim, Sukolilo, Surabaya, Indonesia)


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