Next generation technologies

  • Juergen JanekEmail author
  • Philipp Adelhelm


Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries have been continually developed since their introduction by Sony in 1991. Energy density is one of the key parameters for lithium-ion batteries. It was steadily increased by optimizing battery components such as electrode materials or electrolyte as well as by improving the cell construction technologies. The cell level progress during recent years is shown in Fig. 16.1. Both gravimetric (specific) and volumetric energy density were more than doubled.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physikalisch Chemisches Institut & Laboratory for Materials Research (LaMa)Justus-Liebig-Universitat GiessenGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Institut fuer Technische Chemie und Umweltchemie, Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry (CEEC Jena)Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet JenaJenaGermany

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