Fluorinated Materials for Energy Conversion

Edited by

  • Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan
  • Henri Groult, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France

Fluorinated materials for energy conversion offers advanced information on the application of fluorine chemistry to energy conversion materials for lithium batteries, fuel cells, solar cells and so on. Fluorine compounds and fluorination techniques have recently gained important roles in improving the electrochemical characteristics of such energy production devices. The book therefore focuses on new batteries with high performance, the improvements of cell performance and the improvement of electrode and cell characteristics. The authors present new information on the effect of fluorine and how to make use of fluorination techniques and fluorine compounds. With emphasis on recent developments, this book is suitable for students, researchers and engineers working in chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering.
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Academic and industrial researchers, technicians and graduate students interested in fundamental and/or applied research in Chemistry, Materials science and Electrical engineering


Book information

  • Published: May 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044472-7


"The contributing authors to this monograph are drawn from the electrochemical, fluorine, polymer and solid state communities, in any cases combining more than one speciality within their expertise. Achieving a balance between describing research that is at the forefront of current knowledge and an adequate treatment of fundamental concepts so that the text can be understood readily by those from other disciplines, is a stringent test. This volume has made a very good attempt to meet the challenge. This book can be recommended for libraries where there are research groups active in energy research and also for libraries in general as an account of an important research area and one that is likely to be one of the drivers for fluorine chemistry for some time to come."
J.M. Winfield, Dpt. of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, UK, JOURNAL OF FLUORINE CHEMISTRY, 2005

This book is about fluorine containing materials for energy conversion and storage. The contents are subdivided into 24 chapters. The better part of the book deals with fluorinated materials for lithium batteries. Furthermore, materials for solar cells, fuel cells, and molten-salt reactors are reviewed also. The book by Nakajima and Groult is a good compilation about the recent advances and findings of these materials in the above mentioned areas of application.
Prof Sergio Trasatti - Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, University of Milan, Italy, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 2005
"This very interesting book provides a good general overview about (potential) use of fluorinated materials for energy conversion and storage. Everybody who is interested in this topic will find a nice collection of information on this. The book was carefully revised and has a consistent layout"
Jens Olschimke, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 2005
"Undoubtedly, the book will be of great interest to researchers and engineers working in materials science and electrical engineering. The chapters are generally well written, with an abundant bibliography: several chapters give 100-200 citations, mostly from the last 10 years."
Serge Flandrois, France, CARBON, 2005

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Experimental and theoretical aspects of the fluorine evolution reaction on carbon anodes in molten KF-2HF (H. Groult et al.).
Chapter 2. Applications of fluorinated carbon materials to primary and secondary lithium batteries(Tsuyoshi Nakajima).
Chapter 3. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of new carbon anodes prepared by chemical vapor infiltration (Yoshimi Ohzawa).
Chapter 4. Electrochemical properties of fluorinated carbon nanotubes (Hidekazu Touhara).
Chapter 5. Fluorine-doped tin oxide electrodes for lithium batteries (Chai-Won Kwon et al.).
Chapter 6. Synthesis of fluorinated cathodes and fluoride electrolytes for lithium ion battery(Susumu Yonezawa, Masayuki Takashima).
Chapter 7. Physicochemical properties of fluorine-containing electrolytes for lithium batteries(D. Lemordant et al.).
Chapter 8. Fluorinated anions and electrode/electrolyte stability in lithium batteries(R. Yazami).
Chapter 9. Electrochemical properties of lithium electrolytes based on bis(polyfluorodiolato)borate and tetrakis(polyfluoroalkoxy)aluminate superweak anions (B.G. Nolan et al.).
Chapter 10. Fluorinated electrolytes based on lithium salts of strong Bronsted acids(O.E. Geiculescu et al.).
Chapter 11. Electrolytes for lithium batteries(Kiyoshi Kanamura).Chapter 12. Thermally stable fluoro-organic solvents for lithium ion battery(Jun-ichi Yamaki).
Chapter 13. Physical and electrochemical properties and application to lithium batteries of fluorinated organic solvents (Yukio Sasaki).
Chapter 14. PVdF based polymers for lithium batteries (J.-Y. Sanchez et al.).
Chapter 15. Lithium-ion-conductive polymer electrolytes exhibit a high lithium-ion transference number with the incorporation of fluorine atoms (Takeshi Abe, Zempachi Ogumi).
Chapter 16. Room temperature molten salts as new electrolytes (Rika Hagiwara, Kazuhiko Matsumoto).
Chapter 17. Fluorine-intercalated graphite for lithium batteries (A. Hamwi et al.).
Chapter 18. Battery application of graphite intercalation compounds (Yoshiaki Matsuo).
Chapter 19. Fluoride-based electrolytes and their applications for intermediate temperature ceramic fuel cells (Bin Zhu, Bengt-Erik Mellander).
Chapter 20. The use of Nafion in fuel cells(M. Odgaard).
Chapter 21. Functional fluoropolymers for fuel cell membranes (R. Souzy, B. Améduri).
Chapter 22. Films and powders of fluorine-doped tin dioxide (H. Cachet).
Chapter 23. Doped transparent conducting oxides suitable for the fabrication of high efficiency thin film solar cells (A. Bosio et al.).
Chapter 24. Fluoride technologies application within the Molten-Salt Reactors fuel (J. Uhlir).