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.
Table of Contents
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
Towards aluminium, zinc and calcium batteries
M. Siekierski & M. Piszcz
Electrolytes for metal air batteries
M. Siekierski & G. Żukowska
Electrolytes for lithium sulphur batteries
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.