1st Edition

Designing Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion and Post-Lithium Batteries

Edited By Władysław Wieczorek, Janusz Płocharski Copyright 2021
    344 Pages 8 Color & 58 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    344 Pages 8 Color & 58 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Every electrochemical source of electric current is composed of two electrodes with an electrolyte in between. Since storage capacity depends predominantly on the composition and design of the electrodes, most research and development efforts have been focused on them. Considerably less attention has been paid to the electrolyte, a battery’s basic component. This book fills this gap and shines more light on the role of electrolytes in modern batteries. Today, limitations in lithium-ion batteries result from non-optimal properties of commercial electrolytes as well as scientific and engineering challenges related to novel electrolytes for improved lithium-ion as well as future post-lithium batteries.

    New strategies in designing salts and solutions for new generation of electrolytes

    L. Niedzicki & M. Kasprzyk

    X-ray crystallography in developing new electrolyte systems based on heterocyclic anions

    M. Dranka & J. Zachara

    Overview of polymer and solid electrolytes towards all solid state batteries

    M. Marzantowicz & M. Struzik

    Electrolytes for sodium and sodium-ion batteries

    M. Marcinek & A. Bitner-Michalska

    Electrolytes for magnesium batteries

    J. Płocharski

    Towards aluminium, zinc and calcium batteries

    M. Siekierski & M. Piszcz

    Electrolytes for metal air batteries

    M. Siekierski & G. Żukowska

    Electrolytes for lithium sulphur batteries

    M. Marczewski


    Władysław Wieczorek is professor of chemistry (chemical technology) at the Warsaw University of Technology.

    Janusz Płocharski graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, in 1974 and then became a member of the research and teaching staff of the faculty.