Recent Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices


This book presents nine comprehensive contributions on topics ranging from the principles of Li-ion batteries to future energy storage systems such as solid electrolytes for all-solid-state batteries and high capacity redox flow batteries.


Recent Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices
Eds. Li Lu and Ning Hu
Materials Research Foundations Volume 12
Publication Date 2017, 240 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-26-5 (release date May 2017)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-27-2
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291272

In Li-ion batteries, the transportation of ions between positive and negative electrodes relies on organic electrolytes with a low flammable point. Applications of this type of electrolyte lead to various safety problems. In addition, the commercially available organic electrolytes presently can be used only up to about 4.5V. It is therefore important to develop better electrode materials and explore new nonflammable electrolytes and new battery formats. The present book focuses on these problems.

Lithium Ion Batteries, Cathode Materials, Anode Materials, Nanostructured Materials, Electrolytes, Ion Conductive Ceramics, All-Solid-State Li Batteries, Redox Flow Lithium Batteries, Advanced Supercapacitors, Carbon Nanotubes

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Lithium Ion Batteries: Fundamentals and Progress 1
Chapter 2 High Potential LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Cathode for LIBs 29
Chapter 3 Monoclinic Li3V2(PO4)3 and Its Derivatives as Cathode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries 52
Chapter 4 Improvements of Li4Ti5O12 Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries 78
Chapter 5 Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes 95
Chapter 6 Electrolytes for Advanced LIBs 126
Chapter 7 Garnet-type Li Ion Conductive Ceramics and its Application for All-solid-state Li Batteries 167
Chapter 8 Redox Flow Lithium Batteries 187
Chapter 9 Advanced Supercapacitors Using Carbon Nanotubes 209
Keywords 229
About the editors 231

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Contributors in the physical sciences review recent research into electrical energy storage materials and devices. Among their topics are lithium ion batteries: fundamentals and developments, improvements of Li4Ti5O12 anode material for lithium ion batteries, nanostructured materials for lithium ion battery anodes, garnet-type lithium ion conductive ceramics and its applications for an all-solid-state lithium battery, and advanced supercapacitors using carbon nanotubes. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold Inc. Portland, OR (
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Energy storage, Electrical energy, Lithium ion batteries, Nanostructured materials, Supercapacitors, Carbon nanotubes

About the Editors

Dr. Li Lu is Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. His research interests include nanostructure materials, all-solid-state batteries, energy storage materials and other types of functional materials. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Functional Materials Letters, and Associate Editor of Materials Technology.

Dr. Ning Hu is Full Professor and the Dean and of College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, China. He has worked on a broad range of research topics including Structural and functional composites, Computational solids mechanics, Structural engineering. Recently, his research has been mainly focused on: fabrication and property evaluation of structural and functional nanocomposites; computational material science, e.g., multi-scale simulations of various phenomena of composites and other materials; structural health monitoring and non-destructive damage evaluation techniques; impact behaviors of FRP composites, etc. He is now an Associate Editor, Leading Guest Editor, Editorial Board member of 13 journals, including, Scientific Reports, Composites Science & Technology, etc.