B. Scrosati and J. Hassoun, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
This chapter reviews lithium battery science and technology from the early development of lithium batteries to potential future developments. The chapter first discusses the history of the batteries outlining the initial evolution of primary and secondary systems. The chapter then reports on the characteristics of lithium-ion batteries with particular attention focused on the safety and energy aspects. The chapter continues by illustrating the expected progress in terms of new, superhigh energy density batteries. The chapter closes with considerations on global lithium resources.
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