1st Edition

Advanced Materials for Batteries Advantage, Disadvantage, and Future Applications

Edited By Dinesh Kumar, Rekha Sharma, Sapna Nehra Copyright 2025
    400 Pages 37 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Renewable energy's rise responds to global warming, necessitating reliable storage like batteries. Though frequent use can affect their lifespan, these have become smaller, simpler, and more adaptable. Yet, recent technological progress has improved batteries' longevity and efficiency, with costs dropping due to mass production. This book examines different battery types, their evolution, and the cutting-edge materials enhancing their performance, particularly focusing on metal oxides in various battery technologies.

    Exploring advanced materials for batteries is not just a theoretical exercise but a practical journey into the future of energy. This book is an essential guide, tracing the evolution from early battery technology to the latest innovations and equipping researchers, engineers, and students with the practical knowledge to drive the next wave of sustainable energy solutions.

    Key Features:

    ·        A comprehensive resource for academics, researchers, and engineers in energy storage, offering detailed insights into various battery types.

    ·        This book will discuss the advanced materials for smart and small batteries.

    ·        The book delves into cutting-edge materials designed for compact and efficient batteries.

    ·        This book offers a visionary outlook on the evolution of battery technology and traces the historical advancements alongside the latest breakthroughs in battery science and the futuristic perspective of batteries.

    This book serves as a beacon, bridging historical milestones with future goals. It thoroughly explores materials, including lithium-ion, sodium-ion, etc., in a manner accessible to everyone. It lays a robust groundwork for innovators in energy storage, steering us towards a more sustainable tomorrow. This work informs and connects readers to the evolving narrative of battery technology.

    Chapter 1

    Introduction to Batteries and Energy Storage

    Sandeep Yadav, Anirudh Pratap Singh Raman, Prashant Singh, Pallavi Jain

    Chapter 2

    History and Development of Batteries

    Chetna Kumari, Khushbu Upadhyaya, Bhawana Jangir, Nirmala Kumari Jangid, Navjeet Kaur

    Chapter 3

    Secondary Uses of Batteries and Recycling of Battery Elements

    W.M. Dimuthu Nilmini Wijeyaratne

    Chapter 4

    Advancement of Materials for Lithium Batteries

    Sunil Kumar Yadav, Pallavi Jain

    Chapter 5

    Metal Oxide-Based Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Abubakar Muhd Shafi’I, Sapna Raghav, Sabiu Rabilu Abdullahi, Ma’aruf Abdulmumin Muhammad, Jyoti Raghav

    Chapter 6           

    Mixed Metal Oxide-Based Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Nisha Gill, Sapna Raghav, Manish Sharma

    Chapter 7

    Silicon-Based Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Anjali Yadav, Bhawana Jangir, Nirmala Kumari Jangid, Anamika Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, Navjeet Kaur

    Chapter 8

    Prussian Blue Analogues for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Khushbu Upadhyay, Chetna Yadav, Shruti Shukla

    Chapter 9

    Exploring Potassium Ion Batteries: A Promising Candidate for Futuristic Application

    Sakshi Gautam, Agrima Singh, Nirmala Kumari Jangid, Anamika Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, Navjeet Kaur

    Chapter 10

    Mixed Metal Oxide-Based Materials for Potassium Ion Batteries

    Sapna Nehra, Rekha Sharma, Ramesh Chandran K, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 11

    Metal Chalcogenides for Potassium Ion Batteries

    Mansi Sharma, Rekha Sharma, Sapna Nehra, Hari Shanker Sharma, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 12

    Recent Advances in Phosphorous-Based Materials for Potassium Ion Batteries

    Rekha Sharma, Sapna Nehra, Mansi Sharma, Hari Shanker Sharma, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 13

    Zinc-Air Batteries: An Approach Towards Basics and Recent Advances

    Sapna Nehra, Rekha Sharma, Anusha Srinivas, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 14

    Advanced Materials for Positive Terminal in Zinc-Air Batteries

    Priyanka Joshi, Reshu Chauhan, Deeksha Shekhawat, Mahi Chaudhary, Ritu Painuli

    Chapter 15

    Advanced Organic Materials for Zinc Batteries

    Sapna Nehra, Rekha Sharma, Anusha Srinivas, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 16

    Progress and Prospects of Materials for High-Performance Zinc Batteries

    Priyanka Joshi, Ritu Painuli, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 17

    Zinc Ions Batteries: How to Improve its Cycle Performance

    Naresh A Rajpurohit, Kausalya Bhakar, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 18

    Polyanions Advanced Materials in Sodium-Ion Batteries

    Kajal Panchal, Dinesh Kumar

    Chapter 19

    Metal Oxide-Based Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries

    Ma’aruf Abdulmumin Muhammad, Sapna Raghav, Abdullahi Sabiu Rabilu, Balwant Pratap Singh Rathore

    Chapter 20

    Advanced Materials for Nickel-Cadmium Batteries

    Pragati Chauhan, Rekha Sharma, Sapna Nehra, Hari Shanker Sharma, Dinesh Kumar


     Professor Dinesh Kumar is a distinguished faculty member at the School of Chemical Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. He is an alumnus of the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, where he earned his master's and doctoral degrees in Chemistry. Professor Kumar's scholarly achievements have garnered numerous national and international accolades and fellowships, and he has consistently been ranked among the top 2% of scientists globally from 2021 to 2023. His research endeavors are primarily directed toward synthesizing capped magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), core-shell nanoparticles (NPs), and biopolymers. These include the development of metal oxide-based nanoadsorbents and nanosensors for detecting and removing inorganic toxicants, such as heavy metal ions, from water sources. In the realm of water purification, he has innovated hybrid nanomaterials utilizing various biopolymers—pectin, chitin, cellulose, chitosan—and photocatalytic materials. Additionally, his research extends to creating mixed metal oxide-based hierarchical nanostructures with potential energy applications. Professor Kumar's prolific contributions to science are evidenced by his extensive publication record, which includes over 139 articles in prestigious international journals, four books, more than a hundred book chapters, and approximately 100 presentations at various national and international forums. His work is widely recognized, reflected in his h-index of 37, i10 index of 100, and nearly 4900 citations.

    Dr. Rekha Sharma received her B.Sc. from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, in 2007. In 2012, she completed her M.Sc. in Chemistry from Banasthali Vidyapith. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2019 by the same university under the supervision of Prof. Dinesh Kumar. Presently, she is working as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Banasthali Vidyapith, and has entered a specialized research career focused on developing water purification technology. With four years of teaching experience, she has published thirteen articles in journals of international repute, 1 authored book with CRC Press, and over 50 book chapters in nanotechnology. She has presented her work at more than 15 national and international conferences. Dr. Sharma has reviewed many renowned Journals, Science Direct, Trends in Carbohydrate Research, and Springer Nature. She has been recognized as a Young Women Scientist by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of Rajasthan. Her research interest includes developing water purification technology by developing biomaterial-reduced NPs and polymers and biopolymers incorporated metal oxide-based nanoadsorbents and nanosensors to remove and sense health-hazardous inorganic toxicants like heavy metal ions from aqueous media for water and wastewater treatment.

    Dr. Sapna Nehra has been enriching Nirwan University, Jaipur's academic community as an Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator since March 2022. A distinguished alumna of Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India, she earned her M.Sc. degree in 2014, followed by a Ph.D. in 2020. Her doctoral research, guided by Dr. Dinesh Kumar at the School of Chemical Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, focused on innovative chemical applications. Before her tenure at Nirwan University, Dr. Nehra imparted knowledge at Dr. K. N. Modi University, Newai, Tonk, Rajasthan, from 2020 to 2022. She is a prolific author with eleven research papers and thirty-two book chapters published by prestigious international publishers. In addition, Dr. Nehra contributes her expertise as a reviewer to esteemed journals under Science Direct, ACS, and Springer Nature. She is a regular participant in national and international conferences, showcasing her research, which primarily revolves around developing advanced materials, including polymers, bionanomaterials, and metal oxides, to enhance water purification technologies.