Batteries for Portable Devices

Batteries for Portable Devices

1st Edition - January 25, 2005

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  • Author: Gianfranco Pistoia
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080455563

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Batteries for Portable Devices provides a comprehensive overview of all batteries used in portable electric and electronic, as well as medical devices. These range from the cellular phone to portable CD and cardiac pacemakers to remote micro-sensors. The author looks at the behaviour of batteries in the conditions encountered in the above applications. Information on the performance of the most recent commercial batteries are graphically illustrated and comparisons are made. This easy-to-read book also contains useful information on topics rarely discussed in the field, such as battery collection, recycling and market trends.

Key Features

* Contains an extensive bibliography
* Includes rarely discussed topics, such as battery collection and recycling
* Well illustrated and easy to read


Institutional/academic research libraries, industrial research libraries; Graduate students, researchers and technicians in electrochemistry; Industrial consultants and engineers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Basic Battery Concepts

    Chapter 2. Characteristics of Batteries for Portable Devices

    Chapter 3. Battery Standard and Sizes

    Chapter 4. Primary Batteries

    Chapter 5. Rechargeable Batteries

    Chapter 6. Batteries for Medical and Special Applications

    Chapter 7. Battery Safety, Management and Charging

    Chapter 8. Energy Sources Supporting, or Substituting, Batteries

    Chapter 9. Spent Battery Collection and Recycling

    Chapter 10.World Battery Market

Product details

  • No. of pages: 309
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: January 25, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080455563

About the Author

Gianfranco Pistoia

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Research Director, National Research Council, Rome, Italy

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