From Solid-Solution Electrodes and the Rocking-Chair Concept to Today's Batteries
Journal article, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have become ubiquitous power sources for small electronic devices, electric vehicles, and stationary energy storage systems. Despite the success of LIBs which is acknowledged by their increasing commodity market, the historical evolution of the chemistry behind the LIB technologies is laden with obstacles and yet to be unambiguously documented. This Viewpoint outlines chronologically the most essential findings related to today's LIBs, including commercial electrode and electrolyte materials, but furthermore also depicts how the today popular and widely emerging solid-state batteries were instrumental at very early stages in the development of LIBs.

lithium-ion batteries

solid-solution electrodes

history of science

solid-state batteries

rocking-chair batteries

Author

Heng Zhang

CIC EnergiGUNE

Chunmei Li

CIC EnergiGUNE

Gebrekidan Gebresilassie Eshetu

RWTH Aachen University

Stephane Laruelle

University of Picardie Jules Verne

Sylvie Grugeon

University of Picardie Jules Verne

Karim Zaghib

Hydroquebec

Christian Julien

Sorbonne University

Alain Mauger

Sorbonne University

Dominique Guyomard

Université de Nantes

Teofilo Rojo

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

CIC EnergiGUNE

Nuria Gisbert-Trejo

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

CIC EnergiGUNE

Stefano Passerini

Helmholtz-Institut Ulm (HIU)

Xuejie Huang

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhibin Zhou

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Patrik Johansson

Chalmers, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Maria Forsyth

Deakin University

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

1433-7851 (ISSN) 1521-3773 (eISSN)

Vol. 59 2 534-538

Subject Categories

Energy Systems

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1002/anie.201913923

PubMed

31774206

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Latest update

3/10/2020