Chapter 16. Battery Safety
Judith A. Jeevarajan, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Power Systems Branch, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas
16.2 General Design and Safety Guidelines
16.5 Hazard and Toxicity Categorization
16.6 Battery Chemistry
16.7 Storage, Transportation, and Handling
The basic unit of a battery is an electrochemical cell. A cell consists of four main components: the cathode or positive electrode, the anode or negative electrode, the separator that physically separates the two, and the electrolyte that provides the medium and facilitates ion conduction. There are many different types of ...