Advanced Batteries: Materials Science Aspects by Robert Huggins

By Robert Huggins

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4 Ragone plot showing approximate practical values of specific power and specific energy of three common battery systems As discussed earlier in this chapter, the open circuit, or equilibrium cell voltage is primarily determined by the thermodynamics of chemical reaction between the components in the electrodes, as they supply the driving force for the transport of ions through the electrolyte, and electrons in the external circuit. During actual use, however, the operating voltage will vary from these theoretical values, depending on various kinetic factors.

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32 Advanced Batteries Electrical Potential of Electrode Potential does not vary with state of charge State of charge Fig. e. pure lithium), have fixed values, regardless of the amount of lithium present. , the amount of lithium varies with the state of charge of the LiI battery. But since F = 2, and the residual value of F, if the temperature and total pressure are held constant, is zero, none of the intensive properties change. This means that the electrical potential of the lithium electrode is independent of the state of charge of the cell.

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