Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries by Kazunori Ozawa
Materials, Technology, and New Applications

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Starting out with an introduction to the fundamentals of lithium ion batteries, this book begins by describing in detail the new materials for all four major uses as cathodes, anodes, separators, and electrolytes. It then goes on to address such critical issues as self-discharge and passivation effects, highlighting lithium ion diffusion and its profound effect on a battery's power density, life cycle and safety issues. The monograph concludes with a detailed chapter on lithium ion battery use in hybrid electric vehicles.
Invaluable reading for materials scientists, electrochemists, physicists, and those working in the automobile and electrotechnical industries, as well as those working in computer hardware and the semiconductor industry.

About Kazunori Ozawa

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Kazunori Ozawa is President and CEO of Enax Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. Having studied physics and metallurgy at Tokyo and Pennsylvania Universities, he obtained his doctoral degree of engineering from Tohoku University with research on magnetic thin films. He spent most of his career working at the Sony Corporation in the field of ceramics, magnetic materials and batteries. He founded ENAX, Inc. in 1996, a specialist lithium ion battery company based in Tokyo that cooperates with numerous well-known international corporations. In 1994 he received both the Technology Paper Award from the Electrochemical Society (ECS) in Japan and the United States' ECS Technology Award, as well as in 2006 the IBA Technology Award.
Published November 1, 2011 by Wiley-VCH. 350 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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