A comprehensive overview of the research developments in the burgeoning field of metal-air batteries An innovation in battery science and technology is necessary to build better power sources for our modern lifestyle needs. One of the main fields being explored for the possible breakthrough is the development of metal-air batteries. Metal-Air Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications offers a systematic summary of the fundamentals of the technology and explores the most recent advances in the applications of metal-air batteries. Comprehensive in scope, the text explains the basics in electrochemical batteries and introduces various species of metal-air batteries.
The author-a noted expert in the field-explores the development of metal-air batteries in the order of Li-air battery, sodium-air battery, zinc-air battery and Mg-O2 battery, with the focus on the Li-air battery. The text also addresses topics such as metallic anode, discharge products, parasitic reactions, electrocatalysts, mediator, and X-ray diffraction study in Li-air battery. Metal-Air Batteries provides a summary of future perspectives in the field of the metal-air batteries. This important resource:
-Covers various species of metal-air batteries and their components as well as system designation
-Contains groundbreaking content that reviews recent advances in the field of metal-air batteries
-Focuses on the battery systems which have the greatest potential for renewable energy storage
Written for electrochemists, physical chemists, materials scientists, professionals in the electrotechnical industry, engineers in power technology, Metal-Air Batteries offers a review of the fundamentals and the most recent developments in the area of metal-air batteries.
Xin-bo Zhang, PhD, is Professor in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interests mainly focus on functional inorganic materials for energy storage and conversion with fuel cells and batteries, especially lithium-air batteries.
PART 1 INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Introduction to Electrochemical Batteries PART 2 Species of metal-air batteries Chapter 2.Li-air Battery Chapter 3.Na-air Battery Chapter 4.Zn-air Battery Chapter 5.Al-air Battery Chapter 6.Mg-air Battery Chapter 7.K-air Battery Chapter 8.Fe-air Battery PART 3 OVERVIEW AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES Chapter 9. System design for the metal-air batteries Chapter 10. Overview and Perspectives on the development of metal-air batteries