Convertible Reactant Electrodes

As mentioned earlier, most of the commercial lithium batteries have used carbonaceous materials as their negative electrode reactants for a number of years. The major impetus in this direction was the development and commercialization of the camcorder battery by SONY in 1991.

Nevertheless, there has been some continued consideration of the use of metallic and metal—metalloid alloys, due to the possibility of significant increases in specific capacity and capacity density, as was discussed in the previous chapter.


Negative Electrode Reversible Capacity Lithium Atom Irreversible Capacity Lithium Alloy 
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