1st Edition

Batteries The Future of Energy Storage

By Subashani Maniam Copyright 2024
    312 Pages
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Immense efforts are being made to develop efficient energy-storage devices to cater to the constantly increasing energy demand due to population growth. Research is being carried out to explore the various aspects of batteries to increase their energy density, charge storage, and stability. This book discusses in detail the important components of battery development, such as electrodes, electrolytes, active materials, and battery construction. It starts with the advantages and limitations of the hallmark lithium-ion batteries, evolving to the introduction of other metal-based batteries such as zinc-, sodium-, metal–air-, and magnesium-based batteries. It specifically reviews lithium–sulfur batteries, which can produce high energy densities. It subsequently discusses the physics behind the transport dynamics of solid-state polymer electrolytes. It includes redox-active materials, mainly polymers and organic molecules, for further understanding and expanding the options of battery development. It finally analyzes the high dependence of the current technology of batteries on the combination of battery design aspects and renewable electricity sources, which has resulted in regenerative flow batteries. With chapters written by experts in the field, the book covers the recent advances that will be of interest to academics and researchers in the fields of energy storage, electrochemistry, materials development, and sustainable chemistry.

    1. Advancements in Battery Technology: Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries

    2. Cathode Materials for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries: Fundamentals, Challenges, and Solutions

    3. Dielectric Relaxation and Transport Dynamics of Solid-State Polymer Electrolytes

    4. Organic-Based Batteries for the Future of Energy Storage

    5. Regenerative Fuel Cells


     Subashani Maniam is a senior lecturer at RMIT University, Australia. She obtained her PhD from the Australian National University (2008) in supramolecular chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Easton. She had a joint postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Melbourne and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (2008–2011) under the mentorship of Prof. Andrew Holmes and Dr Gavin Collis during which she worked on dye-sensitized solar cells. She has worked at Monash University with Prof. Langford, exploring naphthalene diimides- and porphyrin-based photosystems. Her current research focuses on the development of materials for charge-storage devices, in particular, redox-flow batteries.


     “This book is a collection of tutorial review articles to outline the rapid development of lithium-ion batteries and their next generation, including the advantages and challenges. It also covers hot topics on the batteries, represented by solid-state polymer electrolytes, electrode-active organics, and electrochemical flow cells, to discuss attractive targets and prospects as energy-storage materials and devices for a sustainable society. The book gives us the big picture of this interesting and growing field.”

    Prof. Hiroyuki Nishide

    Waseda University, Japan

    This book takes an approach to evaluate the future of batteries that is both comprehensive and innovative, illuminating the challenges that scientists face to continuously improve batteries for energy storage. I would highly recommend it to both new and experienced researchers as it gives a global view of the field from a fresh perspective.”

    Dr Lathe Jones

    Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain