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Linden's Handbook of Batteries, 4th Edition [Hardcover]

Thomas Reddy
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Book Description

October 27, 2010 007162421X 978-0071624213 4

The most complete and up-to-date guide to battery technology and selection

Thoroughly revised throughout, Linden's Handbook of Batteries, Fourth Editions provides authoritative coverage of the characteristics, properties, and performance of every major battery type. New information on emerging battery systems and their applications is included in this definitive volume. International experts offer unparalleled technical guidance on using leading-edge technologies, materials, and methods in new designs and products, and selecting the most suitable battery for a particular application. All of the in-depth data you need is contained in this comprehensive resource. The book will be useful to graduate students, battery researchers, applications engineers, and all others interested in the state-of-the-art in battery technology.

Linden's Handbook of Batteries, Fourth Edition covers:


Includes new chapters on:

  • Battery modeling
  • Battery electrolytes
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery selection for consumer electronics
  • Batteries for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • Batteries for electrical energy storage systems
  • Batteries for biomedical applications
  • Button cell batteries
  • Batteries for military and space applications, including reserve water-activated and reserve military batteries
  • Electrochemical capacitors

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About the Author

Thomas Reddy, Ph.D., a pioneer in the lithium battery field, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He previously served as Vice President of Power Conversion Inc., (currently Hawker Electracell, Inc.) and Yardney Technical Products, Inc. He continues to serve as a consultant to Yardney and other organizations.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 4 edition (October 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007162421X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071624213
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 7.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mandatory Reference Book on Battery Technology December 7, 2010
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Linden's Handbook of Batteries, 4th Edition

When I was President of Duracell's New Products and Technology Division, David Linden was working for us at the same time as a consultant. At that time David was working on his second edition. Now I have acquired all 4 editions and can say there are no other reference books on battery and fuel cell technology that are nearly as comprehensive as these books. I have just started using the 4th edition and it contains much needed technology updates on old as well as new battery chemistries. This is absolutely critical because of the substantial R&D investment in battery technologies which has occurred in the last 15 years due to the rapid growth of portable electronics, handheld phones, notebook computers, and, recently, electric vehicles of many types. Tom Reddy has done an outstanding job, carrying on the work of David Linden by collecting and editing all the newest battery technology information. For anyone serious in understanding the complexities of electrochemistry this 4th Edition is a must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of 4th Ed. of Linden's Handbook of Batteries November 24, 2010
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This is a most useful and comprehensive reference for almost any conceivable battery type and application. From the applications engineer wishing to design an appropriate power source to the scientist engaged in fundamental research on battery materials for the next generation, there is something here for everyone. I run a physics/materials science lab at a university and therefore consider myself in the latter category. The Handbook is required reading for all of my students. I basically agree with the more positive reviews of the 3rd addition on this website, including the negative aspect of these otherwise complimentary accounts, in that the 2001 edition is badly out of date for the 2010 engineer or scientist. This critical need has been met by the 4th edition and I will comment briefly on the updated material. There are several entirely new chapters and many of the original chapters have also been updated (in some cases, significantly). This new material could not come at a more opportune time. The pressure of climate change calls out for new batteries and battery systems to power electric cars and provide stabilization of the electricity grid which will rely more and more on renewable but intermittent generation from wind and solar. Another notable addition is a new chapter on batteries for biomedical applications, which describe applications ranging from saving lives (e.g. cardiac defibrillators) to improving the quality of life (e.g. drug delivery pumps). Also notable is a new Appendix on failure analysis, which goes beyond the basic chemistry and operation principles and provides very useful guidance for troubleshooting systems in the field. All chapters are written by the leading experts in their fields
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the price of admission. August 20, 2011
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The book is well written and full of detail that brings the amazing complexity of these devices into scrutiny. The breadth of chemistry types are well covered. The application I am researching was covered but not in as much detail as I would have liked. This is partial due to the fact that the application is for long duration very low discharge devices and this use is not wide spread. The fact that this was covered at all was worth the price of the book. Technical, yes for the engineer you know and love.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Update on the 21st Century's Most Important Technology December 12, 2010
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The 4th Edition of the Linden Handbook of Batteries is exceptional in that it recognizes the tremendous progress of the past ten years in this field. Billions of cell phones, billions of portable computer devices and ultimately hundreds of millions of electric vehicles, including electric two-wheelers that number around150 million worldwide today, will be in use because of the rapid advances in the battery technology accurately described in the 4th Edition. Dr. Reddy recognized that major changes have taken place since the last edition and incorporated them in a major restructuring of the Handbook. A new Chapter 29 reviews advances in batteries for electric vehicles including hybrids. The relative importance and future role to be played by Nickel-Metal-Hydride and Lithium Ion batteries are well discussed as both have unique contributions in the marketplace. Applications to the military and space that are so important to national security and earth information, like weather satellites, are highlighted in a new chapter that recognizes this important mission of batteries. Dr. Reddy also has wisely chosen to consolidate information in some chapters for greater access, like Reserve Systems now located with Specialized Battery Systems. The Handbook sectional authors are all very highly respected in their disciplines and some are know by this author. Overall this is an excellent Handbook that is timely and thorough for the most important technology of the 21st century.
Frank Jamerson, Ph.D.
Electric Battery Bicycle Company
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