Starting out with an introduction to the fundamentals of lithium ion batteries, this book begins by describing in detail the new materials for all four major uses as cathodes, anodes, separators, and electrolytes. It then goes on to address such critical issues as self-discharge and passivation effects, highlighting lithium ion diffusion and its profound effect on a battery's power density, life cycle and safety issues. The monograph concludes with a detailed chapter on lithium ion battery use in hybrid electric vehicles. Invaluable reading for materials scientists, electrochemists, physicists, and those working in the automobile and electrotechnical industries, as well as those working in computer hardware and the semiconductor industry.
Kazunori Ozawa is President and CEO of Enax Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. Having studied physics and metallurgy at Tokyo and Pennsylvania Universities, he obtained his doctoral degree of engineering from Tohoku University with research on magnetic thin films. He spent most of his career working at the Sony Corporation in the field of ceramics, magnetic materials and batteries. He founded ENAX, Inc. in 1996, a specialist lithium ion battery company based in Tokyo that cooperates with numerous well-known international corporations. In 1994 he received both the Technology Paper Award from the Electrochemical Society (ECS) in Japan and the United States' ECS Technology Award, as well as in 2006 the IBA Technology Award.
General Concepts Lithium Insertion Materials Having Spinel-Framework Structure for Advanced Batteries Overlithiated Li1+x (NizCo1-2zMnz)1-xO2 as Positive Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries Iron-Based Rare-Metal-Free Cathodes Thermodynamics of Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries Raman Investigation of Cathode Materials for Lithium Batteries Development of Lithium Ion Batteries: From the View Points of Importance of the Electrolytes Inorganic Additives and Electrode Interface Characterization of Solid Polymer Electrolytes and Fabrication of All Solid-State Lithium Polymer Secondary Batteries Thin Film Metal Oxide Electrodes for Lithium Microbatteries Research and Development Work on Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries for High-Performance Environmental Vehicles