This volume illustrates the technological advances made in recent years in the development of battery and other energy storage systems. Discussions of present and near future battery technologies are included as well as emerging energy technologies that have the potential to impact on the portable electronics industry in the long term. This text provides a complete overview of the technology status and trends, with a focus on scientific developments, particularly in materials, that have led to technological breakthroughs.
“This book details advance in battery, fuel cells, and ultra-capacitors with emphasis on material development. There are design details on various types of mature and emerging types of batteries, performance characteristics, and material properties revealed. … This book certainly would be useful to those wanting to learn about the details of advanced battery systems and the materials used to make those advances. ”
— In IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 5, September-October 2006
Part I: Overview Chapters: What Does the User Expect from Secondary Batteries Mounted in Portable Electronics? 1. High Energy Density Batteries for Portable Electronics Part II: Mature Technologies: Sealed, Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Batteries (Ni-Cd): A Mature Technology with a Variable Future 2. Advanced Ni-Mh Batteries Part III: Recent and Near-Future Advanced Technologies: A. Li-technologies: Advanced Li-ion Batteries 3. Applications of Li/CFx System in Portable Electronics 4. Lithium Electrode in Polymer Electrolytes 5. Advanced Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries 6. Advanced Cathode Materials for Lithium Batteries 7. Polymer Electrodes B. Zn/Air Technology: Rechargeable Zinc-air Batteries for Portable Products Part IV: Emerging Technologies: Li/Polymer Batteries 8. Thin-Film Lithium Batteries 9. Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells as Potential Power Sources for Portable Electronic Devices 10. Ultracapacitors for Portable Electronics Part V: Battery Intelligence: Electronics and the Battery Pack