Indispensable Assets for Rechargeable World: Lithium-ion Batteries

Pappu Naskar, Subhrajyoti Debnath, Nilmadhab Mukherjee, Anjan Banerjee

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This article is a brief introduction to lithium-ion batteries. People may be curious about lithium-ion batteries because they have the same in their mobile phones, laptops, etc. Definitely, the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry makes them more inquisitive. Therefore, this article depicts the basic concept of lithium-ion batteries, their diverse applications, and commercial prospects. Lithium-ion electrochemistry, including working principle, battery materials, challenges in real-life operations and their mitigation pathways, are vividly discussed herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-596
Number of pages20
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support from SERB (File No: SRG/2019/000296) and UGC (No.F.30-509/2020(BSR)) are gratefully acknowledged. Pappu Naskara thanks CSIR for JRF (File No. 08/155(0064)/2019-EMR-1), and Nilmadhab Mukherjee thanks DST for the INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, Indian Academy of Sciences.


  • Lithium-ion battery
  • anode
  • cathode
  • electrochemistry
  • electromobility
  • energy storage device
  • portable electronics
  • power
  • rechargeable


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