Flexible Batteries highlights the key advances in flexible batteries, a booming new direction in the energy storage field.

The authors first introduce lithium-ion batteries, which are currently the most widely used batteries. Flexible aqueous batteries such as aqueous lithium-ion, sodium-ion, and zinc-ion batteries are discussed subsequently due to the safety concerns in organic electrolytes. Since flexible metal-air batteries are recognized as primary choices for the next generation, the authors take lithium-air and aluminum-air batteries as examples to explore their applications in flexible battery construction. They further summarize flexible batteries under the most challenging working conditions such as stretching and integrating flexible batteries with flexible energy harvesting devices, sensors, and supercapacitors.

Covering both fundamental and application development, this book may effectively bridge academics and industry. It will be helpful not only to scholars and students studying materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, physics, energy science, and biomedical science but also to scientists and engineers in the industry.

chapter Chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction to Flexible Batteries

chapter Chapter 2|29 pages

Flexible Thin-Film Lithium-Ion Batteries

chapter Chapter 3|21 pages

Flexible Fiber Lithium-Ion Batteries

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

Flexible Aqueous Lithium-Ion Batteries

chapter Chapter 5|19 pages

Flexible Aqueous Sodium-Ion Batteries

chapter Chapter 6|26 pages

Flexible Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries

chapter Chapter 7|24 pages

Flexible Lithium-Air Batteries

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Flexible Aluminum-Air Batteries

chapter Chapter 9|22 pages

Stretchable Batteries

chapter Chapter 10|21 pages

Integration of Flexible Batteries

chapter Chapter 11|6 pages

Summary and Outlook