Materials for Energy Conversion Devices Book

Materials for Energy Conversion Devices


  • Author : C C Sorrell
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-10-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845690915

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Materials for Energy Conversion Devices Excerpt :

As the finite capacity and pollution problems of fossil fuels grow more pressing, new sources of more sustainable energy are being developed. Materials for energy conversion devices summarises the key research on new materials which can be used to generate clean and renewable energy or to help manage problems from existing energy sources. The book discusses the range of materials that can be used to harness and convert solar energy in particular, including the properties of oxide materials and their use in producing hydrogen fuel. It covers thermoelectric materials and devices for power generation, ionic conductors and new types of fuel cell. There are also chapters on the use of such materials in the immobilisation of nuclear waste and as electrochemical gas sensors for emission control. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Materials for energy conversion devices is a standard reference for all those researching and developing a new generation of materials and technologies for our energy need. Detailed coverage of solar energy and thermoelectric conversion Comprehensive survey of new developments in this exciting field Edited by leading experts in the field with contributions from an international team of authors

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Book

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage


  • Author : Kuan Yew Cheong
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-08-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128137956

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Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Excerpt :

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage presents the state-of-art of emerging materials for energy conversion technologies (solar cells and fuel cells) and energy storage technologies (batteries, supercapacitors and hydrogen storage). The book is organized into five primary sections, each with three chapters authored by worldwide experts in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering. It covers the fundamentals, functionalities, challenges and prospects of different classes of emerging materials, such as wide bandgap semiconductors, oxides, carbon-based nanostructures, advanced ceramics, chalcogenide nanostructures, and flexible organic electronics nanomaterials. The book is an important reference for students and researchers (from academics, but also industry) interested in understanding the properties of emerging materials. Explores the fundamentals, challenges and prospects for the application of emerging materials in the development of energy conversion and storage devices Presents a discussion of solar cell and photovoltaic, fuel cell, battery electrode, supercapacitor and hydrogen storage applications Includes notable examples of energy devices based on emerging materials to illustrate recent advances in this field

Energy Storage and Conversion Devices Book

Energy Storage and Conversion Devices


  • Author : Anurag Gaur
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000470512

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Energy Storage and Conversion Devices Excerpt :

This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the research and development in designing electrode and electrolyte materials for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors. Further, green energy production via the water splitting approach by the hydroelectric cell is also explored. Features include: • Provides details on the latest trends in design and optimization of electrode and electrolyte materials with key focus on enhancement of energy storage and conversion device performance • Focuses on existing nanostructured electrodes and polymer electrolytes for device fabrication, as well as new promising research routes toward the development of new materials for improving device performance • Features a dedicated chapter that explores electricity generation by dissociating water through hydroelectric cells, which are a nontoxic and green source of energy production • Describes challenges and offers a vision for next-generation devices This book is beneficial for advanced students and professionals working in energy storage across the disciplines of physics, materials science, chemistry, and chemical engineering. It is also a valuable reference for manufacturers of electrode/electrolyte materials for energy storage devices and hydroelectric cells.

Electrode Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Book

Electrode Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion


  • Author : Mesfin A. Kebede
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000457865

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Electrode Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and materials used in electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices, including lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, zinc-ion batteries, supercapacitors and conversion materials for solar and fuel cells. Chapters introduce the technologies behind each material, in addition to the fundamental principles of the devices, and their wider impact and contribution to the field. This book will be an ideal reference for researchers and individuals working in industries based on energy storage and conversion technologies across physics, chemistry and engineering. FEATURES Edited by established authorities, with chapter contributions from subject-area specialists Provides a comprehensive review of the field Up to date with the latest developments and research Editors Dr. Mesfin A. Kebede obtained his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Inha University, South Korea. He is now a principal research scientist at Energy Centre of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science at Hawassa University, Ethiopia. His extensive research experience covers the use of electrode materials for energy storage and energy conversion. Prof. Fabian I. Ezema is a professor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He obtained his PhD in Physics and Astronomy from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His research focuses on several areas of materials science with an emphasis on energy applications, specifically electrode materials for energy conversion and storage.

Materials for Energy Book

Materials for Energy


  • Author : Sam Zhang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000176674

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Materials for Energy Excerpt :

Materials for Energy offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in materials for efficient and sustainable energy applications, including energy conversion, storage, and smart applications. Discusses a wide range of material types, such as nanomaterials, carbonaceous electrocatalysts and electrolytes, thin films, phase change materials, 2D energy materials, triboelectric materials, and membrane materials Describes applications that include flexible energy storage devices, sensors, energy storage batteries, fuel and solar cells, photocatalytic wastewater treatment, and more Highlights current developments in energy conversion, storage, and applications from a materials angle Aimed at researchers, engineers, and technologists working to solve alternative energy issues, this work illustrates the state of the art and latest technologies in this important field.

Advanced Fluoride Based Materials for Energy Conversion Book

Advanced Fluoride Based Materials for Energy Conversion


  • Author : Tsuyoshi Nakajima
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-04-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128007129

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Advanced Fluoride-Based Materials for Energy Conversion provides thorough and applied information on new fluorinated materials for chemical energy devices, exploring the electrochemical properties and behavior of fluorinated materials in lithium ion and sodium ion batteries, fluoropolymers in fuel cells, and fluorinated carbon in capacitors, while also exploring synthesis applications, and both safety and stability issues. As electronic devices, from cell phones to hybrid and electric vehicles, are increasingly common and prevalent in modern lives and require dependable, stable chemical energy devices with high-level functions are becoming increasingly important. As research and development in this area progresses rapidly, fluorine compounds play a critical role in this rapid progression. Fluorine, with its small size and the highest electronegativity, yields stable compounds under various conditions for utilization as electrodes, electrolytes, and membranes in energy devices. The book is an ideal reference for the chemist, researcher, technician, or academic, presenting valuable, current insights into the synthesis of fluorine compounds and fluorination reactions using fluorinating agents. Provides thorough and applied information on new fluorinated materials for chemical energy devices Describes the emerging role of stable energy devices with high-level functions and the research surrounding the technology Ideal for the chemist, research, technician, or academic seeking current insights into the synthesis of fluorine compounds and fluorination reactions using fluorinating agents

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion Book

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion


  • Author : Kuan Yew Cheong
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128230701

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Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion Excerpt :

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion provides a concise reference on green processing and synthesis of materials required for the next generation of devices used in renewable energy conversion and storage. The book covers the processing of bio-organic materials, environmentally-friendly organic and inorganic sources of materials, synthetic green chemistry, bioresorbable and transient properties of functional materials, and the concept of sustainable material design. The book features chapters by worldwide experts and is an important reference for students, researchers, and engineers interested in gaining extensive knowledge concerning green processing of sustainable, green functional materials for next generation energy devices. Additionally, functional materials used in energy devices must also be able to degrade and decompose with minimum energy after being disposed of at their end-of-life. Environmental pollution is one of the global crises that endangers the life cycles of living things. There are multiple root causes of this pollution, including industrialization that demands a huge supply of raw materials for the production of products related to meeting the demands of the Internet-of-Things. As a result, improvement of material and product life cycles by incorporation of green, sustainable principles is essential to address this challenging issue. Offers a resourceful reference for readers interested in green processing of environmentally-friendly and sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage devices Focuses on designing of materials through green-processing concepts Highlights challenges and opportunities in green processing of renewable materials for energy devices

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices Book

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices


  • Author : Kuan Yew Cheong
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128209066

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Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices Excerpt :

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices: Challenges and Opportunities presents the latest state-of-the-art knowledge and innovation related to environmentally-friendly functional materials that can be developed for, and employed in, producing a feasible next generation of energy storage and conversion devices. The book is broken up into three sections, covering Energy Storage, Energy Conversion and Advanced Concepts. It will be an important reference for researchers, engineers and students who want to gain extensive knowledge in green and/or sustainable functional materials and their applications. Provides a concise resource for readers interested in sustainable and green functional materials for energy conversion and storage devices Emphasizes sustainable and green concepts in the design of energy devices based on renewable functional materials Presents a survey of both the challenges and opportunities available for renewable functional materials in the development of energy devices

Energy Storage and Conversion Materials Book

Energy Storage and Conversion Materials


  • Author : Stephen Skinner
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2019-11-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788010900

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Energy Storage and Conversion Materials describes the application of inorganic materials in the storage and conversion of energy.

Layered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Book

Layered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion


  • Author : Dongsheng Geng
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788014267

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Layered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Excerpt :

The considerable interest in graphene and 2D materials is sparking intense research on layered materials due to their unexpected physical, electronic, chemical, and optical properties. This book will provide a comprehensive overview of the recent and state-of-the-art research progress on layered materials for energy storage and other applications. With a brief introduction to layered materials, the chapters of this book gather various fascinating topics such as electrocatalysis for fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, photovoltaic devices, thermoelectric devices, supercapacitors and water splitting. Unique aspects of layered materials in these fields, including novel synthesis and functionalization methods, particular physicochemical properties and consequently enhanced performance are addressed. Challenges and perspectives for layered materials in these fields will also be presented. With contributions from key researchers, Layered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion will be of interest to students, researchers and engineers worldwide who want a basic overview of the latest progress and future directions.

Fluorinated Materials for Energy Conversion Book

Fluorinated Materials for Energy Conversion


  • Author : Tsuyoshi Nakajima
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-05-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 0080531784

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Fluorinated Materials for Energy Conversion Excerpt :

Fluorinated Materials for Energy Conversion offers advanced information on the application of fluorine chemistry to energy conversion materials for lithium batteries, fuel cells, solar cells and so on. Fluorine compounds and fluorination techniques have recently gained important roles in improving the electrochemical characteristics of such energy production devices. The book therefore focuses on new batteries with high performance, the improvements of cell performance and the improvement of electrode and cell characteristics. The authors present new information on the effect of fluorine and how to make use of fluorination techniques and fluorine compounds. With emphasis on recent developments, this book is suitable for students, researchers and engineers working in chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. Contains practical information, supported by examples Provides an update on recent developments in the field Written by specialists working in fluorine chemistry, electrochemistry, polymer and solid state chemistry

Nanostructured  Functional  and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Book

Nanostructured Functional and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems


  • Author : Alagarsamy Pandikumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-05-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128195529

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Nanostructured, Functional, and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems gathers and reviews developments within the field of nanostructured functional materials towards energy conversion and storage. Contributions from leading research groups involved in interdisciplinary research in the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science and engineering are presented. Chapters dealing with the development of nanostructured materials for energy conversion processes, including oxygen reduction, methanol oxidation, oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution, formic acid oxidation and solar cells are discussed. The work concludes with a look at the application of nanostructured functional materials in energy storage system, such as supercapacitors and batteries. With its distinguished international team of expert contributors, this book will be an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the field of energy conversion and storage, including materials engineers, scientists and academics. Covers the importance of energy conversion and storage systems and the application of nanostructured functional materials toward energy-relevant catalytic processes Discusses the basic principles involved in energy conversion and storage systems Presents the role of nanostructured functional materials in the current scenario of energy-related research and development

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices Book

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices


  • Author : Chunyi Zhi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527342532

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Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices Excerpt :

Provides in-depth knowledge of flexible energy conversion and storage devices-covering aspects from materials to technologies Written by leading experts on various critical issues in this emerging field, this book reviews the recent progresses on flexible energy conversion and storage devices, such as batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, and fuel cells. It introduces not only the basic principles and strategies to make a device flexible, but also the applicable materials and technologies, such as polymers, carbon materials, nanotechnologies and textile technologies. It also discusses the perspectives for different devices. Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices contains chapters, which are all written by top researchers who have been actively working in the field to deliver recent advances in areas from materials syntheses, through fundamental principles, to device applications. It covers flexible all-solid state supercapacitors; fiber/yarn based flexible supercapacitors; flexible lithium and sodium ion batteries; flexible diversified and zinc ion batteries; flexible Mg, alkaline, silver-zinc, and lithium sulfur batteries; flexible fuel cells; flexible nanodielectric materials with high permittivity for power energy storage; flexible dye sensitized solar cells; flexible perovskite solar cells; flexible organic solar cells; flexible quantum dot-sensitized solar cells; flexible triboelectric nanogenerators; flexible thermoelectric devices; and flexible electrodes for water-splitting. -Covers the timely and innovative field of flexible devices which are regarded as the next generation of electronic devices -Provides a highly application-oriented approach that covers various flexible devices used for energy conversion and storage -Fosters an understanding of the scientific basis of flexible energy devices, and extends this knowledge to the development, construction, and application of functional energy systems -Stimulates and advances the research and develo

Materials for Sustainable Energy Book

Materials for Sustainable Energy


  • Author : Vincent Dusastre
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814317641

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Materials for Sustainable Energy Excerpt :

The search for cleaner, cheaper, smaller and more efficient energy technologies has to a large extent been motivated by the development of new materials. The aim of this collection of articles is therefore to focus on what materials-based solutions can offer and show how the rationale design and improvement of their physical and chemical properties can lead to energy-production alternatives that have the potential to compete with existing technologies. In terms of alternative means to generate electricity that utilize renewable energy sources, the most dramatic breakthroughs for both mobile (i.e., transportation) and stationary applications are taking place in the fields of solar and fuel cells. And from an energy-storage perspective, exciting developments can be seen emerging from the fields of rechargeable batteries and hydrogen storage.

Materials Science for Solar Energy Conversion Systems Book

Materials Science for Solar Energy Conversion Systems


  • Author : C.G. Granqvist
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483287577

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Materials Science for Solar Energy Conversion Systems Excerpt :

Rapid advances in materials technology are creating many novel forms of coatings for energy efficient applications in solar energy. Insulating heat mirrors, selective absorbers, transparent insulation and fluorescent concentrators are already available commercially. Radiative cooling, electrochromic windows and polymeric light pipes hold promise for future development, while chemical and photochemical processes are being considered for energy storage. This book investigates new material advances as well as applications, costs, reliability and industrial production of existing materials. Each contribution represents a landmark in the field of materials science.