1st Edition

Emerging Energy Materials Applications and Challenges

    262 Pages 66 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 66 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Emerging Energy Materials: Applications and Challenges guides the reader through materials used in progressive energy systems.

    It tackles their use in energy storage across solar, bio, geothermal, wind, fossil, hydrogen, nuclear, and thermal energy. Specific chapters are dedicated to energy reaping systems currently in development. This book contributes to the current literature by highlighting concerns that are frequently overlooked in energy materials textbooks. Awareness of these challenges and contemplation of possible solutions is critical for advancing the field of energy material technologies.

    Key features:

    • Provides up-to-date information on the synthesis, characterization, and a range of applications using various physical and chemical methods
    • Presents the latest advances in future energy materials and technologies subjected to specific applications
    • Includes applied illustrations, references, and advances in order to explain the challenges and trade-offs in the field of energy material research and development
    • Includes coverage of solar cell and photovoltaic, hydro power, nuclear energy, fuel cell, battery electrode, supercapacitor and hydrogen storage applications

    This book is a timely reference for researchers looking to improve their understanding of emerging energy materials, as well as postgraduate students considering a career within materials science, renewable energy and materials chemistry.

    Section I: Energy Storage Devices and Energy Conversion Devices


    Chapter 1. Basics and Design of the Supercapattery: An Energy Storage Device

    M. Pershaanaa, Ariff Zahiruddin, Mohd Fakhruddin, Shahid Bashir, S. Ramesh, and K. Ramesh


    Chapter 2. Rare-Earth Doped Cathode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    Amol Nande, Vijay Chaudhari, J. D. Punde, and Sanjay J. Dhoble


    Chapter 3. Future Materials for Thermoelectric and Hydrogen Energy

    Ashwani Kumar, Durvesh Gautam, Ramesh Chandra, and Yogendra K. Gautam


    Section II: Phosphors and Luminescent Materials


    Chapter 4. Quantum Cutting in Photoluminescence Downconversion Phosphors

    Abhijeet R. Kadam, Nirupama S. Dhoble, and Sanjay. J. Dhoble


    Chapter 5. Recent Development in Rare-Earth Doped Phosphors for Eco-Friendly and Energy-Saving Lighting Applications
    Yatish R. Parauha, Marta Michalska-Domanska, and Sanjay J. Dhoble


    Chapter 6. Spectroscopic Properties of Rare-Earth Activated Energy-Saving LED Phosphors
    M.D. Mehare, Chaitali M. Mehare, Vijay Singh, and Sanjay J. Dhoble


    Chapter 7. Effect of Singly, Doubly and Triply Ionized Ions on Photoluminescent Energy Materials

    Abhijeet R. Kadam, Fuad Ameen, and Sanjay J. Dhoble


    Section III: Photovoltaics and Energy-Harvesting materials


    Chapter 8. Highly Stable Inorganic Hole Transport Materials in Perovskite Solar Cells
    Sarojini Jeeva Panchu and Hendrik C. Swart


    Chapter 9. Metal-Halide Perovskites: Opportunities and Challenges
    Sumedha Tamboli, Govind B. Nair, Sanjay J. Dhoble, and Hendrik C. Swart


    Chapter 10. Solar Cell with Recent Improvements and Energy-Saving Strategies for Future World

    Yatish Parauha, B. Vengadaesvaran, Nirupama S. Dhoble and Sanjay J. Dhoble


    Section IV: Sensors and Detectors


    Chapter 11. Energy-Saving Materials for Self-Powered Photodetection

    Nupur Saxena, Tania Kalsi, Ashok Bera, and Pragati Kumar


    Govind B. Nair is post-doctoral researcher at the University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

    H. Nagabhushan is Chair of the Department of Physics at Tumkur University, India.

    Nirupama S. Dhoble is a professor of chemistry at Sevadal Mahila Mahavidhyalaya, India

    Sanjay J. Dhoble is a professor of physics at Nagpur University, India.