Table of Contents 1. Carbons and graphites as substitutes for the lithium anode (J.R.Dahn et al.). 2. Electrode materials based on carbon and graphite intercalation compounds in liquid and polymeric electrolytes (R. Yazami). 3. Room-temperature polymer electrolytes (M. Alamgir, K.M. Abraham). 4. Current state of the art on lithium battery electrolytes (L.A. Dominey). 5. Thin film technology and microbatteries (C. Julien). 6. Four-volt cathodes for lithium accumulators and the Li-ion battery concept (T. Ohzuku). 7. Cathode materials synthesized by low temperature techniques (J.P. Pereira-Ramos et al.). 8. Solid-state sodium batteries (K. West). 9. Comparison of high-power ambient-temperature cells (P. Chenebault). 10. Implantable lithium power sources (C.F. Holmes). 11. Commercial cells based on MnO2 and MnO2-related cathodes (T. Nohma et al.). 12. Intercalation in layered and three-dimensional oxides (C. Delmas). Subject index.