Handbook of Batteries

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2001-08-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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THE WORLD'S LEADING GUIDE TO BATTERY TECHNOLOGYComprehensive, coherent, and completely up-to-date,Handbook of Batteries, Third Editionbrings you the expertise of 80 of the world's top experts -- a wealth of hands-on knowledge compiled and edited by two pioneering researchers who are top-ranked consultants to the battery industry.,Making vital data and equations instantly accessible for a wide range of applications, the Handbook has more authoritative information than any other source on the characteristics, properties, and performance of every major battery type.This edition's four new chapters give you new, fully-detailed information on Lithium Ion and Propulsion and Industrial Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries, and portable fuel cells -- including small fuel cells (less than 1000 Watts) which are potentially competitive with battery sytems.Thoroughly updating all developments in the field since 1995, the Third Edition of this ultimate state-of-the-art guide:*Brings you up to speed on today's cutting edge battery technologies, materials and methods *Helps you predict battery performance under all operating conditions *Simplifies the selection of the most suitable batteries for a wide range of applications

Author Biography

DAVID LINDEN has been active in battery research, development, and engineering for more than 50 years. He was Director of the Power Sources Division of the U.S. Army Electronics R&D Command. Many of the batteries and power sources currently in use, including lithium batteries and fuel cells, resulted from R&D programs at that Division. Mr. Linden is now a consultant on the development and application of new primary and rechargeable batteries. He is a member of national and interntional groups establishing standards for these new technologies.

THOMAS B. REDDY, Ph.D.was a leader in the development of lithium primary batteries and served as a Vice President of Power Conversion, Inc. (later Hawker Eternacell, Inc.) and Yardney Technical Products, Inc. He continues to act as a consultant to the battery industry. Dr. Reddy is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Bio-Engineering Division of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Scientist in the School of Engineering of Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles of Operation.

Chapter 1: Basic Concepts.

Chapter 2: Electrochemical Principles and Reactions.

Chapter 3: Factors Affecting Battery Performance.

Chapter 4: Battery Standardization.

Chapter 5: Battery Design.

Chapter 6: Selection and Application of Batteries.

Part 2: Primary Batteries.

Chapter 7: Primary Batteries--Introduction.

Chapter 8: Zinc-Carbon Batteries (Leclanche and Zinc Chloride Cell Systems).

Chapter 9: Magnesium and Aluminum Batteries.

Chapter 10: Alkaline-Manganese Dioxide Batteries.

Chapter 11: Mercuric Oxide Batteries.

Chapter 12: Silver Oxide Batteries.

Chapter 13: Zinc/Air Batteries--Button Configuration.

Chapter 14: Lithium Batteries.

Chapter 15: Solid-Electrolyte Batteries.

Part 3: Reserve Batteries.

Chapter 16: Reserve Batteries--Introduction.

Chapter 17: Magnesium Water-Activated Batteries.

Chapter 18: Zinc/Silver Oxide Reserve Batteries.

Chapter 19: Spin-Dependent Reserve Batteriies.

Chapter 20: Ambient-Temperature Lithium Anode Reserve Batteries.

Chapter 21: Thermal Batteries.

Part 4: Secondary Batteries.

Chapter 22: Secondary Batteries--Introduction.

Chapter 23: Lead-Acid Batteries.

Chapter 24: Valve Regulated Lead-Acid Batteries.

Chapter 25: Iron Electrode Batteries.

Chapter 26: Industrial and Aerospace Nickel-Cadmium Batteries.

Chapter 27: Vented Sintered-Plate Nickel-Cadmium Batteries.

Chapter 28: Portable Sealed Nickel-Cadmium Batteries.

Chapter 29: Portable Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries.

Chapter 30: Propulsion and Industrial Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries.

Chapter 31: Nickel-Zinc Batteries.

Chapter 32: Nickel-Hydrogen Batteries.

Chapter 33: Silver Oxide Batteries.

Chapter 34: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (Ambient Temperature).

Chapter 35: Lithium-Ion Batteries.

Chapter 36: Rechargeable Zinc/Alkaline/Manganese Dioxide Batteries.

Part 5: Advanced Batteries for Electric Vehicles and Emerging Applications

Chapter 37: Advanced Batteries for Electric Vehicles and Emerging Applications --Introduction

Chapter 38: Metal/Air Batteries.

Chapter 39: Zinc/Bromine Batteries.

Chapter 40: Sodium-Beta Batteries.

Chapter 41: Lithium/Iron Sulfide Batteries.

Part 6: Portable Fuel Cells

Chapter 42: Portable Fuel Cells - Introduction

Chapter 43: Small Fuel Cells (Less Than 1000 Watts).

Part 7: Appendices


Standard Reduction Potentials

Electrochemical Equivalents of Battery Materials

Standard Symbols and Constants

Conversion Factors


Battery Manufacturers and R&D Organizations

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