Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries: A Primer offers a simple description on how different lithium-ion battery chemistries work, along with their differences. It includes a refresher on the basics of electrochemistry and thermodynamics, a clear-and-concise description of lithium-ion chemistries and how they operate, and an understanding of the fundamental processes that occur in the lithium-ion battery. Furthermore, it reviews current chemistries, including Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP), Lithium-Cobalt Oxide (LCO), Lithium Manganese Oxide (LMO), Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC), Lithium-Nickel Cobalt Aluminum (NCA) and outlines the differences of anodes, including Carbon (Graphite, hard carbon, soft carbon, graphene), silicon and tin.
In addition, the book offers performance comparisons of different chemistries to help users select the right battery for the right application and provides explanations on why different chemistries have different performances and capabilities. Finally, a brief look at emerging and beyond-lithium chemistries, including lithium-air, zinc-air, aluminum air, solid state, lithium-sulfur, lithium-glass and lithium are covered.
- Presents a refresher on the basics of electrochemistry and thermodynamics, along with simple graphics and images of complex concepts
- Provides a clear-and-concise description of lithium-ion chemistries and how they operate
- Covers the fundamental processes that occur in lithium-ion batteries
- Includes a detailed review of current and future chemistries
1. Introduction 2. Eletrochemistry Basics 3. Lithium-ion Battery Operation 4. Overview and Comparison of Different Lithium-Ion Chemistries 5. The Cathodes 6. The Anodes 7. The Inactive Materials 8. The Materials 9. Lithium-ion Cell Manufacturing 10. Next Generation and Beyond Lithium Chemistries 11. The Future and Energy Storage
Dr John T. Warner, DM, PMP is an experienced sales, product management and strategic marketing executive with 25+ years in the automotive industry. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xalt Energy, Dr Warner leads the growth efforts. Prior to this Dr Warner was Director of Product Management for Large Format Batteries at Li-ion battery start-up Boston-Power, where I lead the large format battery product development and automotive strategy.
Before joining Boston-Power, Dr Warner spent over 12 years at General Motors in various management roles where his latest responsibilities included the short and long-term strategies for diesels and mild-hybrid systems as well as the management of these product portfolios. He received his doctor of management, organizational leadership degree from the University of Phoenix, and his MBA, International Business and Leadership Studies and BA in industrial management from Baker College.