1st Edition

Energy Storage and Conversion Materials Properties, Methods, and Applications

    357 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book explores the fundamental properties of a wide range of energy storage and conversion materials, covering mainstream theoretical and experimental studies and their applications in green energy. It presents a thorough investigation of diverse physical, chemical, and material properties of rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, and fuel cells, covering the development of theoretical simulations, machine learning, high-resolution experimental measurements, and excellent device performance.

    • Covers potential energy storage (rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors) and energy conversion (solar cells and fuel cells) materials
    • Develops theoretical predictions and experimental observations under a unified quasi-particle framework
    • Illustrates up-to-date calculation results and experimental measurements
    • Describes successful synthesis, fabrication, and measurements, as well as potential applications and near-future challenges

    Promoting a deep understanding of basic science, application engineering, and commercial products, this work is appropriate for senior graduate students and researchers in materials, chemical, and energy engineering and related disciplines.

    1. Introduction

    Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran, Chin-Lung Kuo, Ming-Fa Lin, Wen-Dung Hsu, Jeng-Shiung Jan, Hong-Ping Lin, Chia-Yun Chen, Yuh-Lang Lee, Shu-Yi Tsai, and Jow-Lay Huang

    2. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Amorphous Silicon Anode in Li-Ion Batteries

    Li-Yi Pan and Chin-Lung Kuo

    3. Rich Intercalations in Graphite Magnesium Compounds

    Yu-Ming Wang, Jheng-Hong Shih, Wei-Bang Li, Thi Dieu Hien Nguyen, and Ming-Fa Lin

    4. Na-Intercalation Compounds and Na-Ion Batteries

    Hsien-Ching Chung, Wei-Bang Li, Yu-Ming Wang, and Ming-Fa Lin

    5. Electronic Properties of LiLaTiO4 Compound

    Nguyen Thanh Tuan, Thi Dieu Hien Nguyen, Le Vo Phuong Thuan, and Ming-Fa Lin

    6. Electronic Properties of Li2S-Si Heterojunction

    Nguyen Thi Han, Vo Khuong Dien, and Ming-Fa Lin

    7. Electronic and Magnetic Properties of LiMnO2 Compound

    Le Vo Phuong Thuan and Ming-Fa Lin

    8. Surface Property of High-Voltage Cathode LiNiPO4 in Lithium-Ion Batteries: A First-Principles Study

    Chien-Ke Huang and Wen-Dung Hsu

    9. Introductory to Machine Learning Method and Its Applications in Li-Ion Batteries

    Zhe-Yun Kee and Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran

    10. SnOx (x = 0,1,2) and Mo Doped SnO2 Nanocomposite as Possible Anode Materials in Lithium-Ion Battery

    Sanjaya Brahma and Jow-Lay Huang

    11. Polymer Electrolytes Based on Ionic Liquid and Poly(ethylene glycol) via in-situ Photopolymerization of Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Jeng-Shiung Jan, Ting-Yuan Lee, Yuan-Shuo Hsu, Song-Hao Zhang, and Chia-Chi Chang

    12. Synthesis of Multiporous Carbons with Biomaterials for Applications in Supercapacitors and Capacitive Deionization

    Chun-Han Hsu, Zheng-Bang Pan, and Hong-Ping Lin

    13. Low-Dimensional Heterostructure-Based Solar Cells

    Shih-Hsiu Chen, Tsung-Yen Wu, and Chia-Yun Chen

    14. Towards High-Performance Indoor Dye-Sensitized Photovoltaics: A Review of Electrodes and Electrolytes Development

    Shanmuganathan Venkatesan and Yuh-Lang Lee

    15. Progress and Prospects of Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    Shu-Yi Tsai and Kuan-Zong Fung

    16. Concluding Remarks

    Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran, Chin-Lung Kuo, Ming-Fa Lin, Wen-Dung Hsu, Jeng-Shiung Jan, Hong-Ping Lin, Chia-Yun Chen, Yuh-Lang Lee, Shu-Yi Tsai, and Jow-Lay Huang

    17. Energy Resources and Challenges

    Thi Dieu Hien Nguyen, Wei-Bang Li, Vo Khuong Dien, Nguyen Thi Han, Hsien-Ching Chung, Shih-Yang Lin, Le Vo Phuong Thuan, Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran, Jheng-Hong Shih, and Ming-Fa Lin

    18. Problems under Classical and Quantum Pictures

    Jheng-Hong Shih, Thi Dieu Hien Nguyen, Wei-Bang Li, Nguyen Thi Han, Vo Khuong Dien, and Ming-Fa Lin


    Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran obtained her Ph.D. in Physics in 2017 from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. Afterward, she began to work as a postdoctoral researcher and then an assistant researcher at Hierarchical Green-Energy Materials (Hi-GEM) Research Center, NCKU. Her scientific interest is focused on the fundamental (electronic, magnetic, and thermodynamic) properties of 2D materials and rechargeable battery materials by means of the first-principles calculations.


    Jeng-Shiung Jan is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, NCKU, Taiwan. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2006 from Texas A&M University and conducted postdoctoral research at Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research focuses on studying the synthesis of functional polymers and nanomaterials. He received several awards, including Outstanding Professor in Academic Research from LCY Education Foundation and Lai Zaide Professor Award.


    Wen-Dung Hsu is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU, Taiwan. His expertise is utilizing computational materials science methods including first-principle calculations, molecular dynamics simulations, Monte-Carlo methods, and finite-element methods to study materials issues. His research interests are mechanical properties of materials from atomic to macro scale, lithium-ion battery, solid-oxide fuel cell, ferroelectrics, solid catalyst design for biodiesel, and processing design for single-crystal growth.


    Ming-Fa Lin is a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics, NCKU, Taiwan. He received his PhD in physics in 1993 from the National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. His main scientific interests focus on essential properties of carbon-related materials and low-dimensional systems. He is a member of American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and the Physical Society of Republic of China (Taiwan).


    Jow-Lay Huang is working as a chair professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU, Taiwan. He is the director of the Hierarchical Green-Energy Materials (Hi-GEM) Research Center, NCKU. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 1983 from University of Utah. His research interest includes the fabrication, development and application of ceramic nanocomposites, piezo-phototronic thin films for photodetector devices, piezoelectric thin films for high frequency devices, metal oxide/graphene and SiCx nanocomposites as anode materials for lithium-ion battery, and 2D nanocrystal materials for photoelectrochemical application.