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Energy Storage Devices for Electronic Systems by Nihal Kularatna

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2

Rechargeable battery technologies

an electronic engineer’s view point

Abstract

This chapter introduces the specifications and properties of different battery chemistries in an engineer's viewpoint without going into chemical reactions. Discharge properties, temperature dependence and development trends are summarized.

Keywords

Battery specifications

Battery chemistries

Nickel based

Lithium based

Lead-acid

2.1 Introduction

From the invention of the lead-acid battery by Gaston Planté in 1859, electrochemistry has progressed steadily over the last one and half centuries. With the miniaturization of electronic components proliferating steadily over the last half century, the insatiable demand for smaller and lightweight portable electronic ...

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