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Metal-Air Batteries
Principles, Progress, and Perspectives

Edited By

Ram K. Gupta

  • Available for pre-order on March 28, 2023. Item will ship after April 18, 2023
ISBN 9781032282084
April 18, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
440 Pages 124 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Metal-Air Batteries: Principles, Progress, and Perspectives covers the entire spectrum of metal-air batteries, their working principles, recent advancement, and future perspectives. Leading international researchers address materials design, electrochemistry, and architectural aspects. The fundamentals of metal-air materials for cathode and anode, their synthetic approaches, chemistries to modify their properties to provide high energy and power densities, along with long life and stable electrochemical characteristics are detailed.

Key Features:

  • Covers materials, chemistry, and technologies for metal-air batteries.
  • Reviews state-of-the-art progress and challenges in metal-air batteries
  • Provides fundamentals of the electrochemical behavior of various metal-air batteries.
  • Offers insight into tuning the properties of materials to make them suitable for metal-air batteries.
  • Provides new direction and a better understanding to scientists, researchers, and students working in diverse fields.

This is a unique offering and a valuable resource for a wide range of readers including those in academia and industries worldwide.

Table of Contents

FUNDAMENTALS. Metal-air batteries: An introduction. Materials and electrochemistry of metal-air batteries. Characterization techniques in metal-air batteries. Approaches to enhance electrochemical properties of electrode materials. Architectural aspects of metal-air batteries. Mathematical modeling for enhanced electrochemical properties. ELECTRODE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES. Materials and technologies of Li-air batteries. Materials and technologies of Zn-air batteries. Materials and technologies of Al-air batteries. Materials and technologies of other metal-air batteries. Carbon-based electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. 0D materials as electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. 1D materials as electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. 2D materials as electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. 3D materials as electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. Metal oxide-based electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. Chalcogenides as electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. Phosphides as bifunctional electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. Perovskites as bifunctional electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. Single-atom catalysts for metal-air batteries. Phase-engineered materials as efficient electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries. Active site enhancement through morphological control and doping. Bio-derived electrocatalyst for metal-air batteries. ELECTROLYTES AND BATTERY DESIGN. Non-aqueous electrolytes. Aqueous electrolytes. Ionic electrolytes. Hybrid electrolytes. Hydrogel electrolytes. Polymer electrolytes. Novel architectural designs for improved performance. RECENT ADVANCES, CHALLENGES, AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES. Solid-state metal-air batteries. Flexible metal-air batteries. Wearable metal-air batteries. Challenges in metal-air batteries.

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Dr. Ram Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on bio-based polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold, and antibacterial applications, bio-degradable metallic implants, green energy production, and storage using conducting polymers and composites, electrocatalysts for fuel cells, nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, Dr. Gupta has published over 225 peer-reviewed articles, made over 300 national/international/ regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, edited/written several books/chapters for CRC, American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley. He has received over two million dollars for research and educational activities from external agencies. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, Guest editor, and editorial board member for various journals.