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Designing Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion and Post-Lithium Batteries

edited by Wladysław Wieczorek and Janusz Plocharski

Designing Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion and Post-Lithium Batteries is a timely and relevant contribution to today’s and future burgeoning energy storage needs. While the lithium ion battery (LIB) has served us well for the last quarter century by revolutionizing portable electronics and more recently enabling hybrid and all-electric vehicles (also garnering three 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prizes), we are rapidly approaching the physical limits of energy density with acceptable level of safety in LIBs. The essential electrolyte formulation has changed little over the years, except for some ‘tweaks’ in additives. This volume begins with coverage of advances in liquid electrolytes through novel salts for LIBs with enhanced performance and then moves on to ‘beyond LIB’ territory, which mirrors the worldwide race to expand the energy storage horizon into safer, cheaper, and faster-charging batteries for vehicles, electric grid storage, and other applications. New battery chemistries demand new electrolytes, and among those described are novel electrolytes for Li- and metal-air, Li-sulfur, sodium-based, and multivalent cation (Mg, Zn, Ca, Al)-based chemistries. The editor and chapter authors have a substantial record of contributions to their field through the published scientific literature, and this treatise is a compendium of their most important work. I would recommend this book to professionals in the battery industry as well as the large and still growing academic community in energy storage.”

Prof. Steven G. Greenbaum, City University of New York, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814877169
  • Subject: Electrochemistry
  • Published: June 2021
  • Pages: 344