Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) batteries are unique in many respects when compared to the body of knowledge in existence about lithium ion technology. This book explains Li-S batteries from the perspectives of materials used in their construction, the underlying electrochemical mechanisms and how this translates into the characteristics of Li-S batteries, and the approaches and techniques required to model Li-S batteries. The book also considers application of Li-S batteries for commercialization, and broader systems issues such as the development of battery management systems to control the unique characteristics of Li-S batteries.
Topics covered include:
Materials: Sulfur cathodes, electrolytes and other components for Li-S batteries
Mechanisms: The role of lithium sulfide, the shuttle mechanism and its effects, degradation mechanisms
Modelling: Electrochemical theory and physics, Li-S model development, battery management systems
Application: Battery design, understanding commercial markets
Electrochemistry of Li-S batteries and analytical techniques used to study Li-S batteries are discussed throughout the book.