3Flexible Lithium Ion Batteries

Xuli Chen and Yingying Ma

Hunan University, Department of Materials Science, College of Materials Science and Engineering, 2 South Lushan Road, Changsha, 410082, China

3.1 Overview of Lithium Ion Battery

Batteries, which store energy in the form of chemical energy and convert the stored chemical energy into electrical energy to power other devices, have been known for hundreds of years. Rechargeable lithium ion battery, due to its ability to sustain repeated charge and discharge, has been widely used as an environmental‐friendly and resource‐saving power source, especially in portable devices, such as computers, cell phones, and vehicles [1]. A lithium ion battery contains a cathode (positive electrode), an anode (negative ...

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