This book highlights the key advance of flexible batteries, a booming new direction in energy storage field.
The authors first introduce lithium-ion batteries, which are the most widely used batteries so far. Flexible aqueous batteries such as aqueous lithium-ion, sodium-ion and zinc-ion batteries are discussed subsequently due to the safety concerns of organic electrolytes. Since flexible metal-air batteries are recognized as primary choices for the next generations, the authors take lithium-air and aluminum-air batteries as examples to explore their applications in flexible constructions. They further summarize flexible batteries under the most challenging working conditions such as stretching and integrating flexible batteries with flexible energy harvesting devices, sensors and supercapacitors.
Covering both important fundamental and application development, the book may effectively bridge the academy and industry. It will be helpful not only to scholars and students studying materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, physics, energy science and biomedical science, but also to scientists and engineers in the industry.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to flexible batteries 2 Flexible thin-film lithium-ion batteries 3 Fiber lithium-ion batteries 4 Flexible aqueous lithium-ion batteries 5 Flexible aqueous sodium-ion batteries 6 Flexible aqueous zinc-ion batteries 7 Flexible lithium-air batteries 8 Flexible aluminum-air batteries 9 Stretchable Batteries 10 Integration of flexible batteries 11 Summary and Outlook
Ye Zhang is currently an associate professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Nanjing University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics from the Fudan University in 2018 and then joined the Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral research fellow. Her research focuses on the development of soft electronics including batteries, sensors, and bioelectronic devices.
Lie Wang is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Nanjing University. He received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in 2015 and his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics from the Fudan University in 2020. His research focuses on the development of flexible energy and electronic devices and their wearable applications.
Yang Zhao is currently an associate professor in Northwestern Polytechnical University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics from Fudan University in 2020. His research interests are focused on the development of flexible and multi-functional energy storage devices with high safety.
Huisheng Peng is currently the University Professor at Fudan University. His interest focuses on polymer fiber electronics. He has published over 300 papers and 4 books. Professor Peng also obtains 79 licensed patents with 36 royally transferred to the industry.