1st Edition

Smart and Flexible Energy Devices

Edited By Ram K. Gupta, Tuan Anh Nguyen Copyright 2022
    620 Pages 268 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The scientific community and industry 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, and 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 the 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 the energy devices to meet the future demand for flexible electronics.

    Additional features include:

    • Addressing the materials, technologies, and challenges of various flexible energy devices under one cover

    • Emphasizing the future demand and challenges of the field

    • Considering all flexible energy types, such as fuel cells, solar cells, batteries, and supercapacitors

    • Suitability 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.

    Chapter 1 Smart and Flexible Energy Devices: Principles, Advances, and Opportunities

    Tenzin Ingsel and Ram K. Gupta

    Chapter 2 Innovation in Materials and Design for Flexible Energy Devices

    Ayushi Katariya and Jyoti Rani

    Chapter 3 Basics and Architectural Aspects of Flexible Energy Devices

    T. Bendib, M. A. Abdi, H. Bencherif, and F. Meddour

    Chapter 4 Characterization Techniques of Flexible Energy Devices

    Endersh Soni, Ujjwal K. Prajapati, Ayushi Katariya, and Jyoti Rani

    Chapter 5 Micro- and Nanofibers-Based Flexible Energy Devices

    Arunima Reghunadhan, Jiji Abraham, and P. S. Sari

    Chapter 6 3D Printed Flexible Energy Devices

    Dongxu He and Zheling Li

    Chapter 7 Environmental Impact of Flexible Energy Devices

    H. Bencherif, A. Meddour, T. Bendib, and M. A. Abdi

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

    Bincy George Abraham, S. Vinod Selvaganesh, Raghuram Chetty, and P. Dhanasekaran

    Chapter 9 Flexible Fuel Cells Based on Microbes

    Hamide Ehtesabi

    Chapter 10 Flexible Silicon Photovoltaic Solar Cells

    Pratik Deorao Shende, Krishna Nama Manjunatha, Iulia Salarou, and Shashi Paul

    Chapter 11 Flexible Solar Cells Based on Metal Oxides

    Soner Çakar, Mahmut Özacar, and Fehim Findik

    Chapter 12 Inorganic Materials for Flexible Solar Cells

    Mozhgan Hosseinnezhad and Zahra Ranjbar

    Chapter 13 Efficient Metal Oxide-Based Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells

    Subhash Chander and Surya Kant Tripathi

    Chapter 14 Flexible Solar Cells Based on Chalcogenides

    Kulwinder Kaur, Nisika, and Mukesh Kumar

    Chapter 15 Perovskite-based Flexible Solar Cells

    Rushi Jani and Kshitij Bhargava

    Chapter 16 Quantum Dots Based Flexible Solar Cells

    Sandeep Kumar, Prashant Kumar, Arup Mahapatra, and Basudev Pradhan

    Chapter 17 A Method of Strategic Evaluation for Perovskite-Based Flexible Solar Cells

    Figen Balo and Lutfu S. Sua

    Chapter 18 Flexible Batteries Based on Li-ion

    Solen Kinayyigit and Emre Bicer

    Chapter 19 Flexible Batteries Based on Na-ion

    Jun Mei

    Chapter 20 Flexible Batteries Based on K-ion

    Yu Liu, Yuzhen Sun, Zhiyuan Zhao, Xiaowei Yang, and Rong Xing

    Chapter 21 Flexible Batteries Based on Zn-ion

    Haobo Dong, Ivan P. Parkin, and Guanjie He

    Chapter 22 Fabrication Techniques for Wearable Batteries

    Ifra Marriam, Hiran Chathuranga, Cheng Yan, Mike Tebyetekerwa, and

    Shengyuan Yang

    Chapter 23 Carbon-Based Advanced Flexible Supercapacitors

    Anuj Kumar and Ram K. Gupta

    Chapter 24 2D Materials for Flexible Supercapacitors

    Wei Ni and Lingying Shi

    Chapter 25 Flexible Supercapacitors Based on Metal Oxides

    Haradhan Kolya, Chun-Won Kang, Sarbaranjan Paria, Subhadip Mondal, and Changwoon Nah

    Chapter 26 Recent Advances in Transition Metal Chalcogenides for Flexible Supercapacitors

    Somoprova Halder, Souhardya Bera, and Subhasis Roy

    Chapter 27 MOFs-Derived Metal Oxides-Based Compounds for Flexible Supercapacitors

    Charu Goyal, Anuj Kumar, Ghulam Yasin, and Ram K. Gupta

    Chapter 28 Textile-Based Flexible Supercapacitors

    Yasin Altin and Ayse Bedeloglu

    Chapter 29 Current Development and Challenges in Textile-Based Flexible Supercapacitors

    Sunny R. Gurav, Rajendra G. Sonkawade, Maqsood R. Waikar, Akash S. Rasal, and Rakesh K. Sonker

    Chapter 30 Flexible Supercapacitors Based on Nanocomposites

    Fang Cheng, Xiaoping Yang, Wen Lu, and Liming Dai

    Chapter 31 Textile-Based Flexible Nanogenerators

    Ünsal Ömer Faruk Çelik Bedeloğlu Ayşe, and Borazan İsmail


    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.