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Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Fundamentals and Applications

by Rachid Yazami

“This book provides a very useful introduction to the forthcoming advanced nanomaterials for lithium-ion anodes and cathodes. Benefits and disadvantages of a wide range of materials types are presented both in the context of fundamental materials properties and challenges of incorporating nanomaterials into practical electrodes and cells. Common themes within the chapters are the benefits of nanosizing materials in terms of shorter diffusion lengths, improved conductivity and better rate capability, but disadvantages such as low density and increased surface area leading to greater irreversible capacity and unstable SEI are also highlighted. Strategies to control volume expansion and limit material degradation with cycles via the preparation of composite materials and nanostructures, coatings or doping also feature across a wide number of the examples used.”

Dr. Sarah Ball, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, UK
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814316408
  • Subject: Fuel Cells
  • Published: October 2013
  • Pages: 462

After over 20 years of their commercialization, lithium-ion batteries have experienced a rapid market growth despite a sluggish worldwide economy. With emerging new markets, lithium-ion batteries need to provide enhanced performance in terms of energy density, power density, calendar life, and safety. This requires the development of new electrode and electrolyte materials capable of storing more lithium at faster rates with higher chemical, thermal, and mechanical stability.

This book covers the most recent advances in the science and technology of nanostructured materials for lithium-ion applications. Some of the most renowned scientists and technologists in the field present their state-of-the-art research on nanostructured anode and cathode materials, some of which are already in use in commercial batteries. The book will be a useful reference in the fast-growing field of nanostructured materials for energy storage and conversion, which is expected to shape the next-generation lithium-ion batteries driven by a highly demanding and fast-expanding market. 

Key Features:

  • Is the first of its kind and is fully dedicated to the nanoscience and nanotechnology of lithium-ion batteries
  • Presents the most-promising nanostructured materials options toward the formation of Li-ion batteries that would surpass more conventional batteries in energy density
  • Comprises of chapters contributed by most-renowned scientists and technologists, who have presented their state-of-the-art research on nanostructured anode and cathode materials, some of which are already being used in commercial batteries while others are under intensive R&D activity