This timely book addresses the different components that make up a lithium battery while also providing up-to-date information on advanced characterization techniques, safety issues, and applications. Richly illustrated as an aid to understanding, the book is edited by a team of researchers from both academia and industry, and each chapter is written by a pertinent leading expert in the field. Beginners and students will benefit from the coverage of such fundamentals as electrochemistry, thermodynamics, transport, and storage. At the same time, those involved in R&D of lithium batteries will find this an invaluable source of information on computational modeling, cathodes, anodes, electrolytes, the electrode/electrolyte interface, cell design, and solid-state batteries. Finally, those working in the lithium-ion battery industry will use this monograph to track development in achieving higher storage capability, rate performances, and reliability.