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A practical guide to the inner-workings of all battery types and their applications
The TAB Battery Book provides a comprehensive introduction to battery technology. Written for electronics hobbyists, inventors, researchers and developers, and science and engineering students, the book explains the theoretical underpinnings of battery technology, explores how different types of batteries work, and examines the advances in materials science and manufacturing methods that are being used to create batteries as exceptional energy sources for a wide variety of devices. Cost-effective, long-lasting portable energy sources are essential. This in-depth volume helps you tap into the power of the latest battery technologies.
The TAB Battery Book:
- Requires no prior knowledgeideal for hobbyists, students, novice engineers, design engineers and researchers
- Is affordable, compact, and versatile enough to be used both as an introductory guide and as a reference
- Covers reliability and safety characteristics of batteries so you can minimize battery performance problems
- Discusses new and future battery technologies such as lithium-ion and nanotechnology
- Helps you select the right battery for a particular application
Everything you need to know about batteries:
Why We Need Batteries; The Many Uses of Batteries; History of Batteries; Basic Physics and Chemistry; The Science of Batteries; Battery Engineering Design Principles; Measuring Battery Performance; Battery Reliability and Safety; Primary Batteries; Rechargeable or Secondary Batteries; Charging Rechargeable Batteries; Selecting the Right Battery; The Future of Battery Technology; Battery Resources
A practical guide to the inner-workings of all battery types and their applications, "The Tab Battery Book" provides a comprehensive introduction to battery technology.
Supercharge your understanding of battery technology
Ideal for hobbyists and engineers alike, The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction Design and Use offers comprehensive coverage of these portable energy powerhouses. This practical guide discusses battery chemistry and engineering, how batteries are used, and the history of batteries. You'll find out how different types of batteries work and how to select the right battery for any application. The book also examines the technological advances being used to develop batteries as robust energy sources for a wide variety of devices. Tap into the power of all kinds of batteries with help from this detailed resource.
Coverage includes: Portable energy and long-term energy storage Batteries for portable consumer demands, medical devices, electric vehicles, large-scale electrical energy storage, and space and military applications Basic physics and chemistry The science of batteries--cells, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and capacity Battery engineering designs, including electrode, seal, and vent design Battery performance, reliability, and safety Primary battery technologies--aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes, including alkaline and lithium Rechargeable batteries, including nickel-metal hydride and lithium ion Selecting the right battery for any application Future technologies, such as thin-film, large-energy storage, and high-energy density batteries
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About the Author
Michael Root, Ph.D., is a battery electrochemist with more than 20 years of battery research and development experience, including 14 years as Principle Electrochemist at Rayovac Corporation. He currently works in battery research and development for a major medical device company. Root is the author of 20 papers and articles, and a member of American Chemical Society and the Electrochemical Society.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why We Need Batteries; Chapter 2.
The Many Uses of Batteries; Chapter 3.
History of Batteries; Chapter 4.
Basic Physics and Chemistry; Chapter 5.
The Science of Batteries; Chapter 6.
Battery Engineering Design Principles; Chapter 7.
Measuring Battery Performance; Chapter 8.
Battery Reliability and Safety; Chapter 9.
Primary Batteries; Chapter 10.
Rechargeable or Secondary Batteries; Chapter 11.
Charging Rechargeable Batteries; Chapter 12.
Selecting the Right Battery; Chapter 13.
The Future of Battery Technology; Chapter 14.