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Table Of Contents
Introduction to Solid State Ionics Perspectives Ionic Solid State-Home of Defects and Disorders Physics of Ionic Conduction Scope of the Book Solid State Ionic Materials Preamble Perspectives Phase Diagrams and Phase Stability of Ionic Materials Classification of Solid State Ionic Materials Phase Transition as a Paradigm of Solid State Ionics Summary Materials Synthesis Preamble Bulk Solid-State Ionic Materials Thin-Film Synthesis Technologies Fabrication of the Li-Ion Battery Summary Materials Characterization Motivation Devices Summary Phase Transitions in Solid State Ionic Materials Introduction Models and Theories Athermal Phase Transitions Order-Disorder Phase Transitions in Li-Transition Metal Oxides Summary Phonons The Interionic Potential and Force: The Basis for Lattice Dynamics Phonon Dispersion in Typical Solid State Ionic Materials Anharmonicity and Its Consequences Optical Phonons in AgI-Type Compounds The Kramers Problem Soft Modes Summary Electronic Structure Perspectives Nature of the Superionic Bond Bond Fluctuations and Phase Transitions Critical Ionicity Marginal Covalency and Electronic Structure Density Functional Theory of Electronic Structure of Superionic Conductors Electron Relaxation in LiFePO4 Role of Electronic Structure in 2D and 3D Li and Na Insertion Compounds Summary The All Solid State Battery Nature's Own Battery and the Car Battery The Li+-Ion Physics and Battery Components Li-Air (Li-Oxygen) Battery Thin Film Battery The Na+-Ion Battery Li+ Polymer Battery An Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Batteries for Electrical Vehicles Summary Fuel Cells and Sensors Fuel Cells Electrochemical Supercapacitors Electrochemical Sensors Outlook Summary Nanoionics Motivation What Is Nanoionics? Structure Defects and Conductivity Thermodynamics and Electrostatics Phase Transitions in Nanoionics Physics for Devices Nanobatteries Superionic Superlattices Outlook In Lieu of an Epilogue Ions' Meet Problems and References appear at the end of each chapter.
C.S. Sunandana is an honorary professor in the School of Physics at the University of Hyderabad. He is a fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, foundation member of the Materials Research Society of India, and a life member of the Indian Physics Association. Dr. Sunandana has published more than 150 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and coauthored three books. He earned a PhD in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology. His research interests encompass condensed matter physics and physics of materials.