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1st Edition

Conducting Polymers for Advanced Energy Applications

Edited By

Ram K. Gupta

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ISBN 9780367713355
December 23, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
436 Pages 218 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

  • Covers materials, chemistry, various synthesis approaches, and properties of conducting polymers and their composites
  • Discusses commercialization and markets and elaborates on advanced applications
  • Presents an overview and 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 fundamentals of electrochemical behavior

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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Materials and Chemistry of Conducting Polymers. 3. Market Potential of Conducting Polymers for Energy Applications 4. Conducting Polymers for Supercapacitors. 5. Conducting Polymer-Based Flexible Supercapacitor. 6. Supercapacitors Based on Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers and Metal Oxides. 7. Chalcogenide-Based Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers for Energy Storage. 8. Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers and 2D Materials for Supercapacitors. 9. Nanofibers of Conducting Polymers for Energy Applications. 10. Thin Films of Conducting Polymers for Photovoltaics. 11. Hybrid Conducting Polymers for High-Performance Solar Cells. 12. Nanocomposites Based on Conducting Polymers and Metal Sulfides for Solar Cell Applications. 13. Layered Materials-Based Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers Solar Devices. 14. Conducting Polymers in Batteries. 15. Nanostructured Composites of Conducting Polymers and Metal Oxides for Batteries. 16. The Role of Chalcogen in Conducting Polymers for Enhanced Battery Performance. 17. Application of 2D Materials in Conducting Polymers for High Capacity Batteries. 18. Conducting Polymers for Flexible Devices. 19. Conducting Polymers for Electrocatalysts. 20. Nanocomposites of Conducting Polymers for Water Splitting. 21. Conducting Polymer-Based Microbial Fuel Cells. 22. Challenges and Future Outlook.

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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.