Advanced Materials for Clean Energy
Research for clean energy is booming, driven by the rapid depletion of fossil fuels and growing environmental concerns as well as the increasing growth of mobile electronic devices. Consequently, various research fields have focused on the development of high-performance materials for alternative energy technologies.
Advanced Materials for Clean Energy surveys the key developments in the science and engineering of the state-of-the-art materials for clean energy. The book provides a broad overview of materials for photovoltaics, solar energy conversion, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, supercapacitors, rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, and hydrogen production and storage.
Each of these topics is covered by an experienced international group of contributors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. The books gives you a valuable information for maximizing the efficiency of alternative energy approaches.
Arylamine-Based Photosensitizing Metal Complexes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. p-Type Small Electron-Donating Molecules for Organic Heterojunction Solar Cells. Inorganic Materials for Solar Cell Applications. Development of Thermoelectric Technology from Materials to Generators. Piezoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting. Advanced Electrode Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors. Electrode Materials for Nickel/Metal Hydride (Ni/MH) Rechargeable Batteries. Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries. All-Solid-State Rechargeable Batteries. New Trend in Liquid Electrolytes for Electrochemical Energy Devices. Organic Electrode Active Materials for Rechargeable Batteries: Recent Development and Future Prospects. Materials for Metal–Air Batteries. Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production. Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction. Materials for Reversible High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage. Ammonia-Based Hydrogen Storage Materials. Progress in Cathode Catalysts for PEFC. Fundamentals and Materials Aspects of Direct Liquid Fuel Cells. Developments in Electrodes, Membranes, and Electrolytes for Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells. Index.