© 1996

New Promising Electrochemical Systems for Rechargeable Batteries

  • V. Barsukov
  • F. Beck

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Improvements of Conventional Aqueous Accumulators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Döring, H. Clasen, M. Zweynert, J. Garche, L. Jörissen
      Pages 3-13
    3. W. A. Adams, I. R. Hill, J. C. T. De Oliveira
      Pages 15-31
  3. Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. D. Rahner, S. Machill, K. Siury, M. Kloß, W. Plieth
      Pages 35-61
    3. E. Frąckowiak, K. Jurewicz, W. Kałek, B. Meteniowska, J. Downarowicz, S. Kuksenko
      Pages 85-100
    4. V. D. Prisyazhnyi, V. I. Lisin, E. S. Lee
      Pages 101-110
    5. G. Hambitzer, J. Dreher, J. Duenger, B. Hefer
      Pages 117-127
  4. Rechargeable Metall/Air-Batteries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. C. Schlatter, C. Comninellis, S. Müller, O. Haas
      Pages 131-141
    3. Binyamin Koretz, Yehuda Harats, Jonathan R. Goldstein, Menachem Korall
      Pages 143-158
    4. L. Jörissen, J. Garche
      Pages 159-169
    5. A. De Battisti, L. Nanni, G. Battaglin, Ch. Comninellis
      Pages 197-211
  5. Fuel Cells as Rechargeable Batteries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213

About this book


The storage of electroenergy is an essential feature of modem energy technologies. Unfortunately, no economical and technically feasible method for the solution of this severe problem is presently available. But electrochemistry is a favourite candidate from an engineering point of view. It promises the highest energy densities of all possible alternatives. If this is true, there will be a proportionality between the amount of electricity to be stored and the possible voltage, together with the mass of materials which make this storage possible. Insofar it is a matter of material science to develop adequate systems. Electricity is by far the most important secondary energy source. The present production rate, mainly in the thermal electric power stations, is in the order of 1.3 TW. Rechargeable batteries (RB) are of widespread use in practice for electroenergy storage and supply. The total capacity of primary and rechargeable batteries being exploited is the same as that of the world electric power stations. However, the important goal in the light of modem energy technology, namely the economical storage of large amounts of electricity for electric vehicles, electric route transport, load levelling, solar energy utilization, civil video & audio devices, earth and spatial communications, etc. will not be met by the presently available systems. Unless some of the new emerging electrochemical systems are established up to date, RB's based on aqueous acidic or alkali accumulators are mainly produced today.


electrochemistry fuel cell material materials science metals polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Barsukov
    • 1
  • F. Beck
    • 2
  1. 1.V.I. Vernadskii Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryUkrainian National Academy of SciencesKiev 142Ukraine
  2. 2.FB 6 - ElektrochemieGerhard-Mercator-Universität-GHDuisburgGermany

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