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Physical Multiscale Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Electrochemical Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage

From Theory to Engineering to Practice

  • Alejandro A. Franco
  • Marie Liesse Doublet
  • Wolfgang G. Bessler

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Matthieu Saubanère, Jean-Sébastien Filhol, Marie-Liesse Doublet
    Pages 1-36
  3. G. Ramos-Sánchez, Nhi Dang, Perla B. Balbuena
    Pages 37-59
  4. Dario Marrocchelli, Céline Merlet, Mathieu Salanne
    Pages 61-89
  5. Sivagaminathan Balasubramanian, Adam Z. Weber
    Pages 91-149
  6. Charles Delacourt, Mohammadhosein Safari
    Pages 151-190

About this book


The aim of this book is to review innovative physical multiscale modeling methods which numerically simulate the structure and properties of electrochemical devices for energy storage and conversion. Written by world-class experts in the field, it revisits concepts, methodologies and approaches connecting ab initio with micro-, meso- and macro-scale modeling of components and cells. It also discusses the major scientific challenges of this field, such as that of lithium-ion batteries. This book demonstrates how fuel cells and batteries can be brought together to take advantage of well-established multi-scale physical modeling methodologies to advance research in this area. This book also highlights promising capabilities of such approaches for inexpensive virtual experimentation.

In recent years, electrochemical systems such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, water electrolyzers, lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors have attracted much attention due to their potential for clean energy conversion and as storage devices. This has resulted in tremendous technological progress, such as the development of new electrolytes and new engineering designs of electrode structures. However, these technologies do not yet possess all the necessary characteristics, especially in terms of cost and durability, to compete within the most attractive markets. Physical multiscale modeling approaches bridge the gap between materials’ atomistic and structural properties and the macroscopic behavior of a device. They play a crucial role in optimizing the materials and operation in real-life conditions, thereby enabling enhanced cell performance and durability at a reduced cost. This book provides a valuable resource for researchers, engineers and students interested in physical modelling, numerical simulation, electrochemistry and theoretical chemistry.


Electrochemistry and Physical Modeling Energy Conversion and Storage Multiscale Methods Numerical Simulation PEM Fuel Cells, Solid Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers

Editors and affiliations

  • Alejandro A. Franco
    • 1
  • Marie Liesse Doublet
    • 2
  • Wolfgang G. Bessler
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des SolidesUniversité de Picardie Jules Verne and CNRSAmiensFrance
  2. 2.Institut Charles Gerhardt CNRSUniversité MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Offenburg University of Applied SciencesOffenburgGermany

About the editors

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physical Multiscale Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Electrochemical Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Book Subtitle From Theory to Engineering to Practice
  • Editors Alejandro A. Franco
    Marie Liesse Doublet
    Wolfgang G. Bessler
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5676-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7066-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5677-2
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Storage
    Energy Harvesting
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