Electrochemical materials and its application to energy storage and conversion devices, such as batteries and fuel cells are a rapidly growing field, particularly for portable technologies and electric and hybrid vehicles. This course will deliver an introduction to the modeling and simulation of rechargeable batteries by starting from basic electrochemistry principles. Applications to currently existing and emerging rechargeable batteries (lithium-ion batteries in particular) will be reviewed. Theoretical and practical aspects of battery operation will be conveyed, while placing an emphasis on the integration of electrochemical principles and materials science for rechargeable battery technology. An introduction of the simulation methods being used by the battery industry will be presented. Current trends and directions of the field of battery technology will also be outlined.
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