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1st Edition

Conducting Polymers for Advanced Energy Applications

Edited By

Ram K. Gupta

ISBN 9780367713355
Published December 23, 2021 by CRC Press
435 Pages 218 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book details the use of conducting polymers and their composites in supercapacitors, batteries, photovoltaics, and fuel cells, nearly covering the entire spectrum of energy area under one title. Conducting Polymers for Advanced Energy Applications covers a range of advanced materials based on conducting polymers, the fundamentals, and the chemistry behind these materials for energy applications.


  • Covers materials, chemistry, various synthesis approaches, and the properties of conducting polymers and their composites
  • Discusses commercialization and markets and elaborates on advanced applications
  • Presents an overview and the advantages of using conducting polymers and their composites for advanced energy applications
  • Describes a variety of nanocomposites, including metal oxides, chalcogenides, graphene, and materials beyond graphene
  • Offers the fundamentals of electrochemical behavior

This book provides a new direction for scientists, researchers, and students in materials science and polymer chemistry who seek to better understand the chemistry behind conducting polymers and improve their performance for use in advanced energy applications.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Conductive Polymers from the Nobel Prize to Industrial Applications

György Bánhegyi

2. Materials and Chemistry of Conducting Polymers

Kalpana Madgula, Shruthy D. Pattathil, Venkata Sreenivas Puli, and Abbaraju Venkataraman

3. Conducting Polymers for Supercapacitors

Deepak P. Dubal, Xuecheng Chen, Yuping Wu, and Rudolf Holze

4. Supercapacitors Based on Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers and Metal Oxides

Anil M. Palve, Ajay Lathe, and Ram K. Gupta

5. Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers and 2D Materials for Supercapacitors

U.N. Mohamed Shahid and Suddhasatwa Basu

6. Conducting Polymer-Based Flexible Supercapacitors

Kwadwo Mensah-Darkwa, Frank Ofori Agyemang, Daniel Nframah Ampong, Felipe M. de Souza, and Ram K. Gupta

7. Nanofibers of Conducting Polymers for Energy Applications

Ajitha A.R., Akhina H., and Sandhya P.K.

8. Conducting Polymers for Organic Solar Cell Applications

Vinod Kumar, Leta Tesfaye Jule, and Krishnaraj Ramaswamy

9. Hybrid Conducting Polymers for High-Performance Solar Cells

Kelsey Thompson, Muhammad Rizwan Sulaiman, and Ram K. Gupta

10. Nanocomposites Based on Conducting Polymers and Metal Sulfides for Solar Cell Applications

Shikha Chander, Kalpana Madgula, Venkata Sreenivas Puli, and Meenu Mangal

11. Thin Films of Conducting Polymers for Photovoltaics

Rijith S, Sarika S, and Sumi V.S.

12. Application of 2D Materials in Conducting Polymers for High Capacity Batteries

Muhammad Rizwan Sulaiman, Shrestha Tyagi, Manohar Singh, Beer Pal Singh, R.K. Soni, Rahul Singhal, and Ram K. Gupta

13. Conducting Polymers in Batteries

Arunima Reghunadhan, Jiji Abraham, Malavika S., Hema P., Sreedha Sambhudevan, and Sabu Thomas

14. The Role of Chalcogenide in Conducting Polymers for Enhanced Battery Performance

Nobel Tomar, Deepti Rawat, Parmod Kumar, and Rahul Singhal

15. Conducting Polymers for Flexible Devices

Amir Ershad Langroudi and Hamidreza Parsimehr

16. Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites for Flexible Devices

Momath Lo, Modou Fall, Mohamed Lamine Sall, Diariatou Gningue-Sall, Amadou Bélal Guèye, Hanna J. Maria, and Sabu Thomas

17. Conducting Polymers for Electrocatalysts

Saranya Narayanasamy and Jayapriya Jayaprakash

18. Conducting Polymer-Based Microbial Fuel Cells

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, John Tsado Mathew, Kshitij RB Singh, Abel Inobeme, Olugbemi T. Olaniyan, Vanya Nayak, Jay Singh, and Ravindra Pratap Singh

19. Conducting Polymers as Membrane for Fuel Cells

Anuj Kumar, Vinod Kumar Vashistha, Ghulam Yasin, and Dipak Kumar Das

20. Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(zwitterionic) Structures for Energy Conversion and Storage

Adrian Olejnik, Katarzyna Grochowska, and Katarzyna Siuzdak

21. High Performance Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites for EMI Shielding Applications

Avinash R. Pai, Gopika G. Nair, Preema C. Thomas, and Sabu Thomas

22. Challenges and Future Lookout of Conductive Polymers

Hamidreza Parsimehr and Amir Ershad Langroudi

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Dr. Ram K. Gupta is Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on green energy production and storage using conducting polymers and composites, electrocatalysts for fuel cells, nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic heterojunctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, biobased polymers, biocompatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, and biodegradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, given over 275 national/international/ regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, wrote several book chapters, and received over $2 million for research and educational activities from external agencies. He serves as associate editor, guest editor, and editorial board member for various journals.