Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128147788

Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries

1st Edition

A Primer

Authors: John Warner
Paperback ISBN: 9780128147788
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2019
Page Count: 266
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Students and researchers of lithium-ion batteries and energy sources. Professionals in the battery industry (Sales, marketing, product management, executive leadership, engineers, operations, transportation, finance, quality and service). System, vehicle and application developers and integrators

Table of Contents

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


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About the Author

John Warner

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Grand Blanc, MI, USA

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