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Handbook of Solid State Batteries 2nd Edition

Nancy J Dudney, William C West, Jagjit Nanda

The title Handbook of Solid State Batteries speaks for itself, and this book represents an important contribution in the field of energy storage devices. Even though some review papers already exist on solid electrolytes and all-solid-state batteries, they are few and there has been so far no comparable book published in this field. That is why this new publication is of great interest for anyone wishing to explore this topic in greater detail. The aim of the contribution of Dudney et al. is to give an overview of the field of solidstate batteries, ranging from thin films to bulk all-solid-state batteries, and it provides a very good starting point to discover the field.

The book is quite complete, divided into three sections with a total of 22 chapters, most of them ending with outlook and perspectives, and is generally well written. In my opinion, an introductory chapter is missing, which could have provided some historical context and a discussion of the great advances and the barriers to overcome. Moreover, there are different expectations to fulfil between readers interested in microbatteries and those interested in massive or bulk solid batteries. The technologies are also quite different, and these two types of batteries deserve to be further addressed separately.

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Series: World Scientific Series in Materials and Energy (Book 6)
  • Hardcover: 836 pages
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co; 2 edition (August 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9814651893
  • ISBN-13: 978-9814651899

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