1st Edition

Smart and Flexible Energy Devices

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ISBN 9781032033242
March 24, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
576 Pages 268 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The scientific community and industries have seen tremendous progress in efficient energy production and storage in the last few years. With the advancement in technology, new devices require high-performance, stretchable, bendable, twistable energy sources which can be integrated into next-generation wearable, compact, and portable electronics for medical, military, and civilian applications.


Smart and Flexible Energy Devices examines the materials, basic working principles, and state-of-the-art progress of flexible devices like fuel cells, solar cells, batteries, and supercapacitors. Covering synthesis approaches for advanced energy materials in flexible devices and fabrications and fundamental design concepts of flexible energy devices such as fuel cells, solar cells, batteries, and supercapacitors, top author teams explore how newer materials with advanced properties are used to fabricate energy devices to meet the future demand for flexible electronics.


Additional Features Include:

  • Addresses the materials, technologies, and challenges of various flexible energy devices under one cover.
  • Emphasizes future demand and challenges of the field.
  • Considers all flexible energy types- fuel cells, solar cells, batteries, and supercapacitors.
  • Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of material science and energy programs.

This is a valuable resource for academics and industry professionals working in the field of energy materials, nanotechnology, and energy devices.

Table of Contents

1 Smart and flexible energy devices: Principles, advances, and opportunities

2 Innovation in materials and design for flexible energy devices

3 Basics and architectural aspects of flexible energy devices

4 Characterization techniques of flexible energy devices

5 Micro-and nano-fibers -based flexible energy devices

6 3D printed flexible energy devices

7 Environmental impact of flexible energy devices

8 Metal Oxide-Based Catalysts for Flexible and Portable Fuel Cells: Current Status and Future Prospects

9 Flexible fuel cells based on microbes

10 Flexible silicon photovoltaic solar cells

11 Flexible solar cells based on metal oxides

12 Inorganic materials for Flexible Solar Cells

13 Efficient metal oxide-based flexible perovskite solar cells

14 Flexible solar cells based on chalcogenides

15 Perovskite-based flexible solar cells

16 Flexible Quantum Dot solar cells

17 A method of strategic evaluation for perovskide-based flexible solar cells

18 Flexible batteries based on Li-ion

19 Flexible batteries based on Na-ion

20 Flexible batteries based on K-ion

21 Flexible batteries based on Zn-ion storage

22 Fabrication Techniques for Fiber-shaped Wearable Batteries

23 Carbon-Based Advanced Flexible Supercapacitors

24 2D materials for flexible supercapacitors

25 Flexible Supercapacitors Based on Metal Oxides

26 Recent advances in transition metal chalcogenides for flexible supercapacitors

27 MOFs-Derived Metal Oxides-based Compounds for Flexible Supercapacitors

28 Textile based flexible supercapacitors

29 Current development and challenges in textile-based flexible supercapacitors

30 Flexible supercapacitors based on nanocomposites

31 Textile-based Flexible Nanogenerators

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Dr. Ram Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on conducting polymers and composites, green energy production and storage using biowastes and nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, bio-based polymers, flame-retardant polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, corrosion inhibiting coatings, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles, made over 280 national, international, and regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, edited many books, and written several book chapters. He has received over two and a half million dollars for research and educational activities from many funding agencies. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and editorial board member of numerous journals.

Tuan Anh NGUYEN has completed his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and the University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate & Research Scientist at Montana State University (USA), 2006-2009. In 2012, he was appointed as Head of Microanalysis Department at the Institute for Tropical Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). He has managed 4 Ph.D. theses as thesis director and 3 are in progress; He is Editor-In-Chief of "Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience" and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of "Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention". He is the author of 4 Vietnamese books and Editor of 32 Elsevier books in the Micro & Nano Technologies Series.