Energy Materials A Short Introduction to Functional Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Energy Materials: A Short Introduction to Functional Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage provides readers with an accessible overview of the functional materials currently employed or investigated for energy provision, conversion, and storage. Rather than exploring the physical and chemical basics of energy conversion and storage, this book focuses on the various materials used in this field with simple explanations of their design principles, specific functionality, and quantitative figures of merit.
It is suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying energy and energy materials in physics, material science, engineering, and chemistry courses, as well as scientists starting their research in the field of functional materials for energy applications.
- Provides an accessible introduction to complex subjects in simple terms with pedagogical features to enhance learning
- Contains the latest developments in this exciting and growing area
- Discusses examples from modern high-impact research and applications
Chapter 1. Energy and Fuels
Chapter 2. Heterogeneous catalysts for fuel processing
Chapter 3. Electrocatalysts for energy provision
Chapter 4. Ionic conductors
Chapter 5. Materials for supercapacitors
Chapter 6. Functional materials for primary and rechargeable batteries
Chapter 7. An "artificial leaf": a dream of future viable energy provision concept?
Chapter 8. Materials for solar cell applications
Chapter 9. Transparent electron conductors
Chapter 10. Superconductors as energy materials
Chapter 11. Permanent magnets for motors and generators
Chapter 12. Materials for hydrogen fuel storage