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Emerging Nanotechnologies in Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323429771, 9780323429962

Emerging Nanotechnologies in Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems

1st Edition

Editors: Lide Rodriguez-Martinez Noshin Omar
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323429771
eBook ISBN: 9780323429962
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd February 2017
Page Count: 346
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Electrolytes for Li- and Na-Ion Batteries: Concepts, Candidates, and the Role of Nanotechnology

  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction and Electrolyte Concept
  • 2. Liquid Electrolytes
  • 3. Solid Electrolytes
  • 4. Conclusions
  • Glossary

Chapter Two: Review of Nanotechnology for Anode Materials in Batteries

  • Abstract
  • 1. A High-Performance Anode
  • 2. Benefits of a Nanostructured Anode
  • 3. Geometrical Aspects and Design of Nanostructured Anodes
  • 4. Carbon-Based Anodes
  • 5. Silicon-Based Anodes
  • 6. Metal Alloy Anodes
  • 7. Metal Oxide–Based Anodes
  • 8. Metal Phosphide and Sulfide Anodes
  • 9. Summary and Conclusions
  • Glossary

Chapter Three: Review of Nanotechnology for Cathode Materials in Batteries

  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Nanostructural Design and Synthesis of Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 3. Nanoscale Surface Modification on Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 4. Conclusions
  • Glossary

Chapter Four: Nanotechnology in Electrochemical Capacitors

  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Basic Principles and Classification of Electrochemical Capacitors
  • 3. Parameters Governing Supercapacitor Performance
  • 4. Nanotechnology in Electrical Double Layer Capacitors
  • 5. Pseudocapacitive Materials
  • 6. Conclusions and Perspectives
  • Glossary

Chapter Five: Characterization of Nanomaterials for Energy Storage

  • Abstract
  • 1. Macro- and Microscale Characterization
  • 2. Ex Situ, “Postmortem” Analysis Versus in Situ Electrochemistry
  • 3. Structural Analysis
  • 4. Chemical Analysis (Spectroscopic Techniques)
  • 5. Nanoscale Characterization
  • 6. Electron Microscopy
  • 7. Improved Instrumentation and Inspirations for New Methods
  • 8. Summary
  • Glossary

Chapter Six: Electrochemical–Thermal Characterization and Thermal Modeling for Batteries

  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Heat Generation in Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 3. Electrochemical–Calorimetric Measurements on Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 4. Thermal Modeling of Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 5. Simulations With COMSOL Multiphysics
  • 6. Conclusions
  • Glossary

Chapter Seven: Life Cycle Assessment of Nanotechnology in Batteries for Electric Vehicles

  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Case Study: Use of Nanomaterials in Li-Ion Battery Anodes
  • 3. Life Cycle Impact Assessment
  • 4. Discussion and Conclusions
  • Glossary

Chapter Eight: Safety of Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems with a focus on Li-ion Technology

  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Hazards
  • 3. Failure Scenarios
  • 4. Risk Mitigation
  • 5. Safety Tests
  • 6. Conclusions and Outlook
  • Glossary

Chapter Nine: Application of the Energy Storage Systems

  • Abstract
  • 1. Introduction: Energy Storage Systems and Their Application
  • 2. Characterization of Storage Cells and Devices, Parameters, and Features
  • 3. Overview of Storage Cells, Modules, and Systems
  • 4. Applications That Use Storage Facilities
  • 5. Conclusions
  • Glossary


Emerging Nanotechnologies in Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems addresses the technical state-of-the-art of nanotechnology for rechargeable energy storage systems. Materials characterization and device-modeling aspects are covered in detail, with additional sections devoted to the application of nanotechnology in batteries for electrical vehicles.

In the later part of the book, safety and regulatory issues are thoroughly discussed. Users will find a valuable source of information on the latest developments in nanotechnology in rechargeable energy storage systems. This book will be of great use to researchers and graduate students in the fields of nanotechnology, electrical energy storage, and those interested in materials and electrochemical cell development.

Key Features

  • Gives readers working in the rechargeable energy storage sector a greater awareness on how novel nanotechnology oriented methods can help them develop higher-performance batteries and supercapacitor systems
  • Provides focused coverage of the development, process, characterization techniques, modeling, safety and applications of nanomaterials for rechargeable energy storage systems
  • Presents readers with an informed choice in materials selection for rechargeable energy storage devices


Academic researchers and graduate students in the fields of nanotechnology and electrical energy storage interested in materials and electrochemical cell development


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About the Editors

Lide Rodriguez-Martinez

Lide Rodriguez-Martinez is group leader and research manager at CIC Energigune, Spain. Since obtaining her PhD from Cambridge in 1999, she has conducted significant research in the field of solid oxide fuel cells and batteries. She worked 14 years in energy conversion and energy storage technology development at IK4-Ikerlan. She is the group leader of lithium based, and Li−S research line managerat CIC energigune since 2015. Her main interests are the development of cutting edge energy novel concepts, such as Li−S and technology assessment towards competitive targets (performance, life and cost), .

Affiliations and Expertise

CIC Energigune, Spain

Noshin Omar

Noshin Omar is the head of Battery Innovation Center at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He obtained in 2012 his PhD degree in electromechanical Engineering Sciences from VUB. He was awarded a tenure track He is now coordinating several national and European projects in the field of characterisation, electrical, thermal, electrochemical and lifetime modelling of various rechargeable energy storage systems. He was and is still active in various European projects such as SUPERLIB, BATTERIES2020, FIVEVB. He is author of more than 110 scientific publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology ETEC, at the Vrije Universitit Brussel, Belgium