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  • Physics of Energy Conversionby Katharina Krischer; Konrad Schönleber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 63.37

    A profound understanding of the physical laws underlying energy converters is a prerequisite for a sustainable use of our energy resources.   The aim of this textbook is to provide a unified view on the different energy conversion processes ranging from power plants to solar cells. It offers an interdisciplinary introduction to energy... more...

  • Electrochemical Energy Storageby Jean-Marie Tarascon; Patrice Simon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 73.00 US$ 63.27

    The electrochemical storage of energy has become essential in assisting the development of electrical transport and use of renewable energies. French researchers have played a key role in this domain but Asia is currently the market leader. Not wanting to see history repeat itself, France created the research network on electrochemical energy storage... more...

  • Electrodes for Li-ion Batteriesby Laure Monconduit; Laurence Croguennec; R?mi Dedryv?re

    Wiley 2015; US$ 70.00 US$ 60.67

    The electrochemical energy storage is a means to conserve electrical energy in chemical form. This form of storage benefits from the fact that these two energies share the same vector, the electron. This advantage allows us to limit the losses related to the conversion of energy from one form to another.  The RS2E focuses its research on rechargeable... more...

  • Battery Technology Handbookby H.A. Kiehne

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 265.00

    This practical reference remains the most comprehensive guide to the fundamental theories, techniques, and strategies used for battery operation and design. It includes new and revised chapters focusing on the safety, performance, quality, and enhancement of various batteries and battery systems. From automotive, electrochemical, and high-energy applications... more...

  • Modeling and Diagnostics of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cellsby Ugur Pasaogullari; Chao-Yang Wang

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 200.81

    This volume, presented by leading experts in the field, covers the latest advances in diagnostics and modeling of polymer electrolyte fuel cells, from understanding catalyst layer durability to start-up under freezing conditions. more...

  • Battery Management Systems for Large Lithium Ion Battery Packsby Davide Andrea

    Artech House 2010; US$ 139.00

    This timely book provides you with a solid understanding of battery management systems (BMS) in large Li-Ion battery packs, describing the important technical challenges in this field and exploring the most effective solutions. You find in-depth discussions on BMS topologies, functions, and complexities, helping you determine which permutation is right... more...

  • Next-Generation Batteries and Fuel Cells for Commercial, Military, and Space Applicationsby A.R. Jha

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 89.95

    Distilling complex theoretical physical concepts into an understandable technical framework, Next-Generation Batteries and Fuel Cells for Commercial, Military, and Space Applications describes primary and secondary (rechargeable) batteries for various commercial, military, spacecraft, and satellite applications for covert communications, surveillance,... more...

  • PEM Fuel Cellsby Yun Wang; Ken S. Chen

    Momentum Press 2013; US$ 70.00

    Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells convert chemical energy in hydrogen into electrical energy with water as the only by-product. Thus, PEM fuel cells hold great promise to reduce both pollutant emissions and dependency on fossil fuels, especially for transportation?passenger cars, utility vehicles, and buses?and small-scale stationary and... more...

  • Energy Autonomous Micro and Nano Systemsby Marc Belleville; Cyril Condemine

    Wiley 2012; US$ 182.00 US$ 157.73

    Providing a detailed overview of the fundamentals and latest developments in the field of energy autonomous microsystems, this book delivers an in-depth study of the applications in the fields of health and usage monitoring in aeronautics, medical implants, and home automation, drawing out the main specifications on such systems. Introductory information... more...

  • Fundamentals Of Solar Cellsby Alan Fahrenbruch; Richard Bube

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Fundamentals of Solar Cells: Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion provides an introduction to the fundamental physical principles of solar cells. It aims to promote the expansion of solar photovoltaics from relatively small and specialized use to a large-scale contribution to energy supply. The book begins with a review of basic concepts such as the... more...