Modern Batteries, Second Edition: An Introduction to Electrochemical Power Sources

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The growth of microelectronics-based consumer products such as cell phones, portable computers, and camcorders has led to increased demand for and development of new and more efficient batteries. This new edition of Modern Batteries covers the basics of electrochemical power sources as well as the operational characteristics of specific cell types.

Written for the non-specialist, Modern Batteries requires only elementary knowledge of chemistry and physics, and is suitable for students and professionals alike as a learning tool and shelf reference. New material covers important developments in rechargeable cells as well as cells used to power vehicles. Environmental factors, such as the elimination of cadmium and mercury from many cells and waste disposal and recycling are also discussed.
Contributors include: Kathryn Bullock, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Mesquite, Texas, and Jim Sudworth, Beta Research & Development, Derby, UK. Material was reviewed by Professor Karl Kordesh, Technical University Gratz, Germany.

Complete overview of all principle battery types for the non-specialist.
Covers the latest developments in cells such as nickel-metal hydride, alkaline zinc, lithium ion, and sealed and valve-regulated lead-acid cells.
Contributions from international academics and professionals.

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Written for the non-specialist, Modern Batteries requires only elementary knowledge of chemistry and physics, and is suitable for students and professionals alike as a learning tool and shelf reference. New material covers important developments in rechargeable cells as well as cells used to power vehicles. Environmental factors, such as the elimination of cadmium and mercury from many cells and waste disposal and recycling are also discussed. Contributors include: Kathryn Bullock, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Mesquite, Texas, and Jim Sudworth, Beta Research & Development, Derby, UK. Material was reviewed by Professor Karl Kordesh, Technical University Gratz, Germany.

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