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Thoroughly revised, comprehensive coverage of battery technology, characteristics, and applications
This fully updated guide offers complete coverage of batteries and battery usage―from classic designs to emerging technologies. Compiled by a pioneer in secondary lithium batteries, the book contains all the information needed to solve engineering problems and make proper battery selections. You will get in-depth descriptions of the principles, properties, and performance specifications of every major battery type. Linden’s Handbook of Batteries, Fifth Edition, contains cutting-edge data and equations, design specifications, and troubleshooting techniques from international experts. New chapters discuss renewable energy systems, battery failure analysis, lithium-ion battery technology, materials, and component design. Recent advances in smartphones and hybrid car batteries are clearly explained, including maximizing re-chargeability, reducing cost, improving safety, and lessening environmental impact.
•Electricity, electrochemistry, and batteries
•Principles of electrochemical cell operations
•Battery product overview
•Electrochemical cell designs (platform technologies)
•Miscellaneous and specialty batteries
•Battery industry infrastructure
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Edition description:||5th ed.|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
Kirby W. Beard has decades of experience in lead acid and lithium batteries along with an extensive background in materials engineering in the process equipment and building materials industries. A founder and executive of several technology companies, he has taught environmental engineering and engineering design courses at Drexel and Penn State universities.
Editor Emeritus Thomas B. Reddy, Ph.D., is an adjunct assistant professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He previously served as vice president of Power Conversion Inc. (currently Hawker Eternacell, Inc.) and of Yardney Technical Products, Inc.