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The Past, Present and Future of Ionic Liquids as Battery Electrolytes

  • John S. Wilkes
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 92)

Abstract

Batteries and similar electrochemical devices are a means to convert stored chemical energy directly into electrical power. They occupy a large niche in electrical power storage and generation applications. Batteries are used to provide low power over long times and high pulsed power for short times. They find applications in consumer appliances and electronics, industry, transportation, military systems and spacecraft. Batteries are simple in concept, but the wide range of applications results in a plethora of chemistries and designs.

Keywords

Ionic Liquid Molten Salt Propylene Carbonate Electrochemical Window Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell 
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  • John S. Wilkes
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUnited States Air Force AcademyUSAF AcademyUSA

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