Energy Storage pp 119-143 | Cite as

Introduction to Electrochemical Energy Storage

  • Robert A. Huggins


Among the various methods that can be used for the storage of energy that are discussed in this text, electrochemical methods, involving what are generally called batteries, deserve the most attention. They can be used for a very wide range of applications, from assisting the very large-scale electrical grid down to tiny portable devices used for many purposes. Battery-powered computers, phones, music players, etc. are everywhere, and one of the currently hot topics involves the use of batteries in the propulsion of vehicles, hybrid autos, plug-in hybrids, and fully electric types.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Huggins
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science & EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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