Handbook of batteries

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McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 1200 pages
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Smaller, lighter, more powerful, and longer-lasting: the better battery is a much-sought commodity in the increasingly portable, ever-more-wireless world of electronics. Powering laptops, handhelds, cell phones, pagers, watches, medical devices, and many other modern necessitites, batteries are crucial to today's cutting-edge technologies.


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 covers the field from the tiniest batteries yet devised for life-critical applications to the large batteries required for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.


Edited by battery experts David Linden, battery consultant and editor of the first two editions, and Dr. Thomas Reddy, a pioneer in the lithium battery field, HANDBOOK OF BATTERIES updates you on current methods, helps you solve problems, and makes comparisons easier. Essential for professionals, valuable to hobbyists, and preferred as a consumer guide for battery purchasers, this the THE source for battery information.

The only comprehensive reference in the field, HANDBOOK OF BATTERIES has more authoritative information than any other source:

* Authored by a team of leading battery technology experts from around the globe
* Covers the characteristics, properties, and performance of every major battery type
* Entirely revised, including new information on Lithium Ion and Large Nickel Metal Hydride batteries, and portable fuel cells.

This one-of-a-kind HANDBOOK helps you:

* Apply leading-edge technologies, materials, and methods in new designs and products
* Predict battery performance under any conditions
* Have all the needed data and equations at your fingertips

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About the author (2002)

DAVID LINDEN has been active in battery research, development, and engineering for more than 50 years. He was Director of the Power Sources Division of the U.S. Army Electronics R&D Command. Many of the batteries and power sources currently in use, including lithium batteries and fuel cells, resulted from R&D programs at that Division. Mr. Linden is now a consultant on the development and application of new primary and rechargeable batteries. He is a member of national and interntional groups establishing standards for these new technologies.

THOMAS B. REDDY, Ph.D.was a leader in the development of lithium primary batteries and served as a Vice President of Power Conversion, Inc. (later Hawker Eternacell, Inc.) and Yardney Technical Products, Inc. He continues to act as a consultant to the battery industry. Dr. Reddy is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Bio-Engineering Division of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Scientist in the School of Engineering of Rutgers University.