1st Edition

Polymer and Ceramic Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices, Two-Volume Set

    634 Pages 195 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Polymer and Ceramic Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices features two volumes that focus on the most recent technological and scientific accomplishments in polymer, ceramic, and specialty electrolytes and their applications in lithium-ion batteries. These volumes cover the fundamentals in a logical and clear manner for students, as well as researchers from different disciplines, to follow.

    The set includes the following volumes:


    • Polymer Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices, Volume I, offers a detailed explanation of recent progress and challenges in polymer electrolyte research for energy storage devices.


    • Ceramic and Specialty Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices, Volume II, investigates recent progress and challenges in a wide range of ceramic solid and quasi-solid electrolytes and specialty electrolytes for energy storage devices.

    These volumes will be invaluable to researchers and engineers working on the development of next-generation energy storage devices, including materials and chemical engineers, as well as those involved in related disciplines.


    Volume 1.

    Chapter 1.Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems: The state-of-the-art Energy Technologies

    Chapter 2.The Great Nobel Prize History of Lithium Ion Batteries: The New Era of Electrochemical Energy Storage Solutions

    Chapter 3.Polyethylene Oxide (PEO) co-polymer based Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 4.Polymer Nanocomposites based Solid State Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 5.Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVdF) based Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 6.Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (PVdF-co-HFP) based Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 7.Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 8.Polymer Blend Electrolytes for High Performance Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 9.Polymer Clay Nanocomposite Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 10.Polymer Silica Nanocomposite Gel Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 11.Polymer-ionic Liquid Gel Electrolyte for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Chapter 12.Biopolymer Electrolytes for Energy Storage Applications

    Volume 2

    Chapter 1.Solid State Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries: Performance Requirements and Ion Transportation Mechanism in Solid Polymer Electrolytes

    Chapter 2.Solid State Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries: Novel Lithium Ion Conducting Ceramic Materials: Oxides (Perovskite, Anti-Perovskite) and Sulfide Type Ion Conductors

    Chapter 3.Solid State Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries: Novel Lithium Ion Conducting Ceramic Materials: NASICON and Garnet type Ionic Conductors

    Chapter 4.Polymer and Ceramic based Quasi Solid Electrolytes for High Temperature Rechargeable Energy Storage Devices

    Chapter 5.Quasi Solid State Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Chapter 6.Electrolytes for High Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries: Electric Vehicles and Heavy Duty Applications

    Chapter 7.Electrolytes for Low Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries Operating in Freeze Cold Weather

    Chapter 8.Electrolytes for Magnesium Ion Batteries-the Next Generation Energy Storage Solution for Powering the Electric Vehicles

    Chapter 9.Aqueous Electrolytes for Lithium and Sodium Ion Batteries

    Chapter 10.Transparent Electrolytes: a Promising Pathway for Transparent Energy Storage Devices in Next Generation Optoelectronics

    Chapter 11.Recent advances in non-platinum based cathode electrocatalysts for direct methanol fuel cells

    Chapter 12.Platinum (Pt) free anode electrocatalysts for methanol oxidation in direct methanol fuel cells

    Chapter 13.Ionic Liquid based Electrolytes for Supercapacitor Applications


    Dr. Prasanth Raghavn is a professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). He received his PhD in Engineering from the Geyongsang National University in 2009, under the prestigious Brain Korea (BK21) Fellowship. He completed his B.Tech and M.Tech from CUSAT, India. After serving a few years as Project Scientist at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-D), New Delhi, he moved abroad for his PhD studies in 2007. His PhD research was focused on the fabrication and investigation of nanoscale fibrous electrolytes for high performance energy storage devices. He completed his Engineering doctoral degree in less than three years, an unbroken record in the Republic of Korea. After obtaining his PhD, Dr. Prasanth joined as a research scientist at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in collaboration with the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N) and TUM CREATE, a joint electromobility research centre between Germany's Technische Universität München (TUM) and NTU. After 4 years in Singapore, Dr. Prasanth moved to Rice University as a research scientist, where he worked with Prof. Pulickal M Ajayan, the co-inventor of Carbon Nanotubes. Dr. Prasanth was selected for the Brain Korea Fellowship (2007), SAGE Research Foundation Fellowship, Brazil (2009), Estonian Science Foundation Fellowship, European Science Foundation Fellowship (2010), Faculty Recharge, and UGC (2015). He received several international awards including the Young Scientist award from the Korean Electrochemical Society (2009) and the Bharat Vikas Yuva Ratna Award (2016). He developed many products such as high performance breaking parachutes, flex wheels for space shuttles, high performance lithium ion batteries for leading portable electronic devices and automobile industries. He has a general research interest in polymer synthesis and processing, nanomaterials, green/nanocomposites, and electrospinning. His current research is focused on nanoscale materials and polymer composites for printed and light weight charge storage solutions, including high temperature supercapacitors and batteries. He has published numerous research papers, books, and book chapters in high impact factor journals, and has more than 5000 citation and an h-index of 30 plus. Apart from science and technology, Dr. Prasanth is a poet, activist and a columnist in online portals and printed media. Dr.

    Jabeen Fatima M. J is a research scientist at Dr. Prasanth Raghvan’s research group at Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (PSRT), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, India. Before joining to Dr. Prasanth’s research group, she was working as a tentative Assistant Professor at Department of NanoScience and Technology, University of Calicut, India. She received her PhD in Chemistry from Nanoscience and Technology from University of Calicut in 2016, India, with prestigious National Fellowship JRF/SRF from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Her research area was focused on synthesis of nanostructures for photoelectrodes for photovoltaic applications, energy storage devices, photoelectrochemical water splitting, catalysis etc. She received her Science masters degree (MSc) in Applied Chemsitry (Oils, Fats and Aromatics) after receiving her B.Sc degree in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam, India. She received many prestigious fellowships like CSIR-JRF, CSIR-SRF, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) Post doctoral fellowship etc. She is the University first rank holder in her master’s programme. She has published a good number of full length research papers in peer reviewed international journals and book chapters with international publishers. Dr. Fatima delivered many oral presentations and poster presentations in international conferences as the recognition of her innovative research in the field of energy storage solutions. Her current area of interest includes the development of flexible and free standing electrodes for printable and stretchable energy storage solutions and development of novel nanostructured materials and ternary composite electrodes and electrolytes for sustainable energy applications like super capacitors, fuel cells and lithium ion batteries.