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Handbook of Batteries
Third Edition
by David Linden
and Thomas B. Reddy

This Third Edition gives you new, fully-detailed information on Lithium Ion and Propulsion and Industrial Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries, and portable fuel cells -- including small fuel cells (less than 1000 Watts) which are potentially competitive with battery sytems.

Comprehensive, coherent, and completely up-to-date, the Handbook of Batteries brings you vital data and equations instantly accessible for a wide range of applications, the Handbook has more authoritative information than any other source on the characteristics, properties, and performance of every major battery type.


  • Brings you up to speed on todays cutting edge battery technologies, materials and methods
  • Helps you predict battery performance under all operating conditions
  • Simplifies the selection of the most suitable batteries for a wide range of applications
  • Applies leading-edge technologies, materials, and methods in new designs and products
  • Includes new information on Lithium Ion and Large Nickel Metal Hydride batteries, and portable fuel cells
  • and much more!

This definitive guide from top international experts provides the best technical guidance you can find on designing winning products and selecting the most appropriate batteries for particular applications. Handbook of Batteries 3rd Edition covers the field from the tiniest batteries yet devised for life-critical applications to the large batteries required for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.


Part 1: Principles of Operation

  1. Basic Concepts
  2. Electrochemical Principles and Reactions
  3. Factors Affecting Battery Performance
  4. Battery Standardization
  5. Battery Design
  6. Selection and Application of Batteries

Part 2: Primary Batteries

  1. Primary Batteries--Introduction
  2. Zinc-Carbon Batteries (Leclanche and Zinc Chloride Cell Systems)
  3. Magnesium and Aluminum Batteries
  4. Alkaline-Manganese Dioxide Batteries
  5. Mercuric Oxide Batteries
  6. Silver Oxide Batteries
  7. Zinc/Air Batteries--Button Configuration
  8. Lithium Batteries
  9. Solid-Electrolyte Batteries

Part 3: Reserve Batteries

  1. Reserve Batteries--Introduction
  2. Magnesium Water-Activated Batteries
  3. Zinc/Silver Oxide Reserve Batteries
  4. Spin-Dependent Reserve Batteriies
  5. Ambient-Temperature Lithium Anode Reserve Batteries
  6. Thermal Batteries

Part 4: Secondary Batteries

  1. Secondary Batteries--Introduction
  2. Lead-Acid Batteries
  3. Valve Regulated Lead-Acid Batteries
  4. Iron Electrode Batteries
  5. Industrial and Aerospace Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
  6. Venter Sintered-Plate Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
  7. Portable Sealed Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
  8. Portable Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
  9. Propulsion and Industrial Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
  10. Nickel-Zinc Batteries
  11. Nickel-Hydrogen Batteries
  12. Silver Oxide Batteries
  13. Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (Ambient Temperature)
  14. Lithium-Ion Batteries
  15. Rechargeable Zinc/Alkaline/Manganese Dioxide Batteries

Part 5: Advanced Batteries for Electric Vehicles and Emerging Applications

  1. Advanced Batteries for Electric Vehicles and Emerging Applications
  2. Metal/Air Batteries
  3. Zinc/Bromine Batteries
  4. Sodium-Beta Batteries
  5. Lithium/Iron Sulfide Batteries

Part 6: Portable Fuel Cells

  1. Portable Fuel Cells - Introduction
  2. Small Fuel Cells (Less Than 1000 Watts)

Part 7: Appendices

  • Definitions
  • Standard Reduction Potentials
  • Electrochemical Equivalents of Battery Materials
  • Standard Symbols and Constants
  • Conversion Factors
  • Bibliography
  • Battery Manufacturers and R&D Organizations


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Handbook of Batteries 3rd Edition
by David Linden and Thomas B. Reddy
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