Materials for Energy Conversion Devices

Materials for Energy Conversion Devices
Author: C C Sorrell,J. Nowotny,S Sugihara
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2005-10-30
ISBN: 1845690915
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Energy Conversion Devices Book Excerpt:

As the finite capacity and pollution problems of fossil fuels grow more pressing, new sources of more sustainable energy are being developed. Materials for energy conversion devices summarises the key research on new materials which can be used to generate clean and renewable energy or to help manage problems from existing energy sources. The book discusses the range of materials that can be used to harness and convert solar energy in particular, including the properties of oxide materials and their use in producing hydrogen fuel. It covers thermoelectric materials and devices for power generation, ionic conductors and new types of fuel cell. There are also chapters on the use of such materials in the immobilisation of nuclear waste and as electrochemical gas sensors for emission control. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Materials for energy conversion devices is a standard reference for all those researching and developing a new generation of materials and technologies for our energy need. Detailed coverage of solar energy and thermoelectric conversion Comprehensive survey of new developments in this exciting field Edited by leading experts in the field with contributions from an international team of authors

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Author: Kuan Yew Cheong,Giuliana Impellizzeri,Mariana Amorim Fraga
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 0128137959
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Book Excerpt:

Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage presents the state-of-art of emerging materials for energy conversion technologies (solar cells and fuel cells) and energy storage technologies (batteries, supercapacitors and hydrogen storage). The book is organized into five primary sections, each with three chapters authored by worldwide experts in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering. It covers the fundamentals, functionalities, challenges and prospects of different classes of emerging materials, such as wide bandgap semiconductors, oxides, carbon-based nanostructures, advanced ceramics, chalcogenide nanostructures, and flexible organic electronics nanomaterials. The book is an important reference for students and researchers (from academics, but also industry) interested in understanding the properties of emerging materials. Explores the fundamentals, challenges and prospects for the application of emerging materials in the development of energy conversion and storage devices Presents a discussion of solar cell and photovoltaic, fuel cell, battery electrode, supercapacitor and hydrogen storage applications Includes notable examples of energy devices based on emerging materials to illustrate recent advances in this field

Materials in Energy Conversion Harvesting and Storage

Materials in Energy Conversion  Harvesting  and Storage
Author: Kathy Lu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1118892380
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials in Energy Conversion Harvesting and Storage Book Excerpt:

First authored book to address materials' role in the quest for the next generation of energy materials Energy balance, efficiency, sustainability, and so on, are some of many facets of energy challenges covered in current research. However, there has not been a monograph that directly covers a spectrum of materials issues in the context of energy conversion, harvesting and storage. Addressing one of the most pressing problems of our time, Materials in Energy Conversion, Harvesting, and Storage illuminates the roles and performance requirements of materials in energy and demonstrates why energy materials are as critical and far-reaching as energy itself. Each chapter starts out by explaining the role of a specific energy process in today’s energy landscape, followed by explanation of the fundamental energy conversion, harvesting, and storage processes. Well-researched and coherently written, Materials in Energy Conversion, Harvesting, and Storage covers: The availability, accessibility, and affordability of different energy sources Energy production processes involving material uses and performance requirements in fossil, nuclear, solar, bio, wind, hydrothermal, geothermal, and ocean energy systems Issues of materials science in energy conversion systems Issues of energy harvesting and storage (including hydrogen storage) and materials needs Throughout the book, illustrations and images clarify and simplify core concepts, techniques, and processes. References at the end of each chapter serve as a gateway to the primary literature in the field. All chapters are self-contained units, enabling instructors to easily adapt this book for coursework. This book is suitable for students and professors in science and engineering who look to obtain comprehensive understanding of different energy processes and materials issues. In setting forth the latest advances and new frontiers of research, experienced materials researchers and engineers can utilize it as a comprehensive energy material reference book.

Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Author: Arumugam Manthiram,Prashant N. Kumta,S. K. Sundaram,Gerbrand Ceder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN: 111837083X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Book Excerpt:

This new volume covers the latest developments in the field of electrochemistry. It addresses a variety of topics including new materials development, materials synthesis, processing, characterization, property measurements, structure-property relationships, and device performance. A broader view of various electrochemical energy conversion devices make this book a critical read for scientists and engineers working in related fields. Papers from the symposium at the 102nd Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, April 29-May 3, 2000, Missouri and the 103rd Annual Meeting, April 22-25, 2001, Indiana.

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Devices And Systems

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Devices And Systems
Author: Kazuaki Yazawa,Je-hyeong Bahk,Ali Shakouri
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 9811218285
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Devices And Systems Book Excerpt:

This unique compendium emphasizes key factors driving the performance of thermoelectric energy conversion systems. Important design parameters such as heat transfer at the boundaries of the system, material properties, and form factors are carefully analyzed and optimized for performance including the cost-performance trade-off. Numbers of examples are provided on the applications of thermoelectric technologies, e.g., power generation, cooling of electronic components, and waste heat recovery in wearable devices.This must-have volume also includes an interactive modeling software package developed on the nanoHUB (https://nanohub.org/) platform. Professionals, researchers, academics, undergraduate and graduate students will be able to study the impact of material properties and key design parameters on the overall thermoelectric system performance as well as the large scale implementation in the society.

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices
Author: Kuan Yew Cheong,Lung-Chien Chen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 0128209062
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices: Challenges and Opportunities presents the latest state-of-the-art knowledge and innovation related to environmentally-friendly functional materials that can be developed for, and employed in, producing a feasible next generation of energy storage and conversion devices. The book is broken up into three sections, covering Energy Storage, Energy Conversion and Advanced Concepts. It will be an important reference for researchers, engineers and students who want to gain extensive knowledge in green and/or sustainable functional materials and their applications. Provides a concise resource for readers interested in sustainable and green functional materials for energy conversion and storage devices Emphasizes sustainable and green concepts in the design of energy devices based on renewable functional materials Presents a survey of both the challenges and opportunities available for renewable functional materials in the development of energy devices

Molecular Devices for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage

Molecular Devices for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage
Author: Haining Tian,Gerrit Boschloo,Anders Hagfeldt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN: 9811059241
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Devices for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage Book Excerpt:

This book shows the different molecular devices used for solar energy conversion and storage and the important characterization techniques for this kind of device. It has five chapters describing representative molecule-based solar cells, such as organic solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells and hybrid solar cells (perovskite solar cell and quantum dots solar cells). It also includes two chapters demonstrating the use of molecular devices in the areas of solar fuel, water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction. There are further two chapters with interesting examples of solar energy storage related devices, like solar flow battery, solar capacitor and solar energy-thermal energy storage. Three chapters introduce important techniques used to characterize, investigate and evaluate the mechanism of molecular devices. The final chapter discusses the stability of perovskite solar cells. This book is relevant for a wide readership, and is particularly useful for students, researchers and industrial professionals who are working on molecular devices for solar energy utilization.

Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability

Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability
Author: Kwong-Yu Chan,Chi-Ying Vanessa Li
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2014-06-13
ISBN: 1466575433
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability: Devices, Materials and Mechanisms for Energy Conversion covers topics related to current research in electrochemical power sources, highlighting some of the latest concepts in electrochemical conversion for sustainability. The book examines the most recent and innovative technologies employed in battery and fuel cell technology. It introduces the fundamental concepts applied to these electrochemical power sources and provides in-depth discussion on the materials, design, and performance of these devices. Written by internationally acclaimed experts, the chapters illustrate how key technologies for sustainability are enabled by electrochemical conversion. Topics include the reduction of carbon dioxide to resolve issues of carbon capture, energy storage, and generation of portable fuel; turning waste into energy using microbial fuel cells; the promise of vanadium redox flow batteries for massive energy storage; and improved performance of hybrid devices. The book addresses numerous aspects of lithium-type batteries for vehicle propulsion and energy storage, presenting a broad range of lithium batteries, and considering nano-structuring issues, layered-structure materials, and hierarchical structure. This book provides timely coverage of critical issues in emerging and conventional technologies, presenting a wide range of electrochemical devices, related materials, and operation mechanisms. It stimulates an appreciation for the novelty of these electrochemical power sources and offers a projection of future integration of these devices in practice.

Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion

Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion
Author: Andrej Kitanovski,Jaka Tušek,Urban Tomc,Uroš Plaznik,Marko Ožbolt,Alojz Poredoš
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN: 331908741X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion Book Excerpt:

This book provides the latest research on a new alternative form of technology, the magnetocaloric energy conversion. This area of research concerns magnetic refrigeration and cooling, magnetic heat pumping and magnetic power generation. The book’s systematic approach offers the theoretical basis of magnetocaloric energy conversion and its various sub domains and this is supported with the practical examples. Besides these fundamentals, the book also introduces potential solutions to engineering problems in magnetocalorics and to alternative technologies of solid state energy conversion. The aim of the book is therefore to provide engineers with the most up-to-date information and also to facilitate the understanding, design and construction of future magnetocaloric energy conversion devices. The magnetocaloric energy conversion represents an alternative to compressor based refrigerators and heat pumps. It is a serious alternative to power generation with low enthalpy heat sources. This green technology offers an opportunity to use environmentally friendly solid refrigerants and the potentially high energy efficiency follows the trends of future energy conversion devices. This book is intended for postgraduate students and researchers of refrigeration, heat pumping, power generation alternatives, heat regenerators and advanced heat transfer mechanisms.

2D Nanomaterials

2D Nanomaterials
Author: Ram K. Gupta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN: 1000586111
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2D Nanomaterials Book Excerpt:

2D nanomaterials have emerged as promising candidates for use in energy devices owing to their superior electrochemical properties, surface area, nanodevice integration, multifunctionality, printability, and mechanical flexibility. 2D Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Properties covers basic concepts, chemistries, and properties along with theoretical considerations in designing new 2D nanomaterials, especially for energy applications. This book: Discusses the effect of doping, structural variation, phase, and exfoliation on structural and electrochemical properties of 2D nanomaterials Presents synthesis, characterization, and applications of 2D materials for green energy production and storage Explores new aspects of synthesizing 2D nanomaterials beyond traditionally layered structures Examines challenges in using 2D materials for energy applications This book is aimed at materials scientists, chemists, electrochemists, and engineers working in energy disciplines.

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices
Author: Chunyi Zhi,Liming Dai
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 3527342621
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices Book Excerpt:

Provides in-depth knowledge of flexible energy conversion and storage devices-covering aspects from materials to technologies Written by leading experts on various critical issues in this emerging field, this book reviews the recent progresses on flexible energy conversion and storage devices, such as batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, and fuel cells. It introduces not only the basic principles and strategies to make a device flexible, but also the applicable materials and technologies, such as polymers, carbon materials, nanotechnologies and textile technologies. It also discusses the perspectives for different devices. Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices contains chapters, which are all written by top researchers who have been actively working in the field to deliver recent advances in areas from materials syntheses, through fundamental principles, to device applications. It covers flexible all-solid state supercapacitors; fiber/yarn based flexible supercapacitors; flexible lithium and sodium ion batteries; flexible diversified and zinc ion batteries; flexible Mg, alkaline, silver-zinc, and lithium sulfur batteries; flexible fuel cells; flexible nanodielectric materials with high permittivity for power energy storage; flexible dye sensitized solar cells; flexible perovskite solar cells; flexible organic solar cells; flexible quantum dot-sensitized solar cells; flexible triboelectric nanogenerators; flexible thermoelectric devices; and flexible electrodes for water-splitting. -Covers the timely and innovative field of flexible devices which are regarded as the next generation of electronic devices -Provides a highly application-oriented approach that covers various flexible devices used for energy conversion and storage -Fosters an understanding of the scientific basis of flexible energy devices, and extends this knowledge to the development, construction, and application of functional energy systems -Stimulates and advances the research and development of this intriguing field Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices is an excellent book for scientists, electrochemists, solid state chemists, solid state physicists, polymer chemists, and electronics engineers.

Materials for Sustainable Energy

Materials for Sustainable Energy
Author: Vincent Dusastre
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9814317640
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Sustainable Energy Book Excerpt:

The search for cleaner, cheaper, smaller and more efficient energy technologies has to a large extent been motivated by the development of new materials. The aim of this collection of articles is therefore to focus on what materials-based solutions can offer and show how the rationale design and improvement of their physical and chemical properties can lead to energy-production alternatives that have the potential to compete with existing technologies. In terms of alternative means to generate electricity that utilize renewable energy sources, the most dramatic breakthroughs for both mobile (i.e., transportation) and stationary applications are taking place in the fields of solar and fuel cells. And from an energy-storage perspective, exciting developments can be seen emerging from the fields of rechargeable batteries and hydrogen storage.

Energy Storage and Conversion Devices

Energy Storage and Conversion Devices
Author: Anurag Gaur,A. L. Sharma,Anil Arya
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2021-10-29
ISBN: 1000470520
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Storage and Conversion Devices Book Excerpt:

This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the research and development in designing electrode and electrolyte materials for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors. Further, green energy production via the water splitting approach by the hydroelectric cell is also explored. Features include: • Provides details on the latest trends in design and optimization of electrode and electrolyte materials with key focus on enhancement of energy storage and conversion device performance • Focuses on existing nanostructured electrodes and polymer electrolytes for device fabrication, as well as new promising research routes toward the development of new materials for improving device performance • Features a dedicated chapter that explores electricity generation by dissociating water through hydroelectric cells, which are a nontoxic and green source of energy production • Describes challenges and offers a vision for next-generation devices This book is beneficial for advanced students and professionals working in energy storage across the disciplines of physics, materials science, chemistry, and chemical engineering. It is also a valuable reference for manufacturers of electrode/electrolyte materials for energy storage devices and hydroelectric cells.

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion
Author: Kuan Yew Cheong,Allen Apblett
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN: 0128230703
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion provides a concise reference on green processing and synthesis of materials required for the next generation of devices used in renewable energy conversion and storage. The book covers the processing of bio-organic materials, environmentally-friendly organic and inorganic sources of materials, synthetic green chemistry, bioresorbable and transient properties of functional materials, and the concept of sustainable material design. The book features chapters by worldwide experts and is an important reference for students, researchers, and engineers interested in gaining extensive knowledge concerning green processing of sustainable, green functional materials for next generation energy devices. Additionally, functional materials used in energy devices must also be able to degrade and decompose with minimum energy after being disposed of at their end-of-life. Environmental pollution is one of the global crises that endangers the life cycles of living things. There are multiple root causes of this pollution, including industrialization that demands a huge supply of raw materials for the production of products related to meeting the demands of the Internet-of-Things. As a result, improvement of material and product life cycles by incorporation of green, sustainable principles is essential to address this challenging issue. Offers a resourceful reference for readers interested in green processing of environmentally-friendly and sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage devices Focuses on designing of materials through green-processing concepts Highlights challenges and opportunities in green processing of renewable materials for energy devices

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials
Author: Pedro Costa,Carlos M Costa,Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN: 0128185023
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials Book Excerpt:

Advanced Lightweight Multifunctional Materials presents the current state-of-the-art on multifunctional materials research, focusing on different morphologies and their preparation and applications. The book emphasizes recent advances on these types of materials as well as their application. Chapters cover porous multifunctional materials, thermochromic and thermoelectric materials, shape memory materials, piezoelectric multifunctional materials, electrochromic and electrorheological, soft materials, magnetic and photochromic materials, and more. The book will be a valuable reference resource for academic researchers and industrial engineers working in the design and manufacture of multifunctional materials, composites and nanocomposites. Provides detailed information on design, modeling and structural applications Focuses on characteristics, processing, design and applications Discusses the main types of lightweight multifunctional materials and processing techniques, as well as the physico-chemical insights that can lead to improved performance

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion
Author: Diana Davila Pineda,Alireza Rezaniakolaei
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN: 3527340718
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Book Excerpt:

The latest volume in the well-established AMN series, this ready reference provides an up-to-date, self-contained summary of recent developments in the technologies and systems for thermoelectricity. Following an initial chapter that introduces the fundamentals and principles of thermoelectricity, subsequent chapters discuss the synthesis and integration of various bulk thermoelectric as well as nanostructured materials. The book then goes on to discuss characterization techniques, including various light and mechanic microscopy techniques, while also summarizing applications for thermoelectric materials, such as micro- and nano-thermoelectric generators, wearable electronics and energy conversion devices. The result is a bridge between industry and scientific researchers seeking to develop thermoelectric generators.

Critical Interfacial Issues in Thin Film Optoelectronic and Energy Conversion Devices Volume 796

Critical Interfacial Issues in Thin Film Optoelectronic and Energy Conversion Devices  Volume 796
Author: Materials Research Society. Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-04-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Interfacial Issues in Thin Film Optoelectronic and Energy Conversion Devices Volume 796 Book Excerpt:

The MRS Symposium Proceeding series is an internationally recognised reference suitable for researchers and practitioners.

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING MATERIALS

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Author: G. K. BANERJEE
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN: 8120350146
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING MATERIALS Book Excerpt:

The book has been written in a lucid and systematic manner with necessary mathematical derivations, illustrations, examples and practise exercises providing detailed description of the materials used in electrical and electronics engineering and their applications. Beginning with the atomic structure of the materials, the book deals with the behaviour of dielectrics and their properties under the influence of DC and AC fields. It covers the magnetic properties of materials including soft and hard magnetic materials and their applications. The text discusses fabrication techniques and the basic physics involved in the operation of the semiconductors, junction transistors and rectifiers. It includes detailed description of optical properties of the materials (optical materials), photovoltaic materials and the materials used in lasers and optical fibres. It also incorporates the latest information on the materials used for the direct energy conversion and fuel cell technologies. This book is primarily intended for undergraduate students of electrical engineering and electrical and electronics engineering. Key features • Contains sufficient numbers of solved numerical examples. • Includes a set of review questions and a list of references at the end of each chapter. • Provides a set of numerical problems in some of the chapters, wherever required. • Contains more than 150 diagrammatic illustrations for easy understanding of the concepts.

Direct Energy Conversion Devices

Direct Energy Conversion Devices
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 34
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Direct energy conversion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Direct Energy Conversion Devices Book Excerpt:

Included are 344 unclassified references on devices utilizing nuclear energy in the production of auxiliary power. The coverage includes nuclear batteries, thermoelectric cells, thermionic cells, and all phases of the SNAP program, although not all SNAP devices employ direct conversion. References from Nuclear Science Abstracts (NSA) through December 15, 1961, are included.

Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion

Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion
Author: Jiujun Zhang,Lei Zhang,Hansan Liu,Andy Sun,Ru-Shi Liu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN: 352764007X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion Book Excerpt:

In this handbook and ready reference, editors and authors from academia and industry share their in-depth knowledge of known and novel materials, devices and technologies with the reader. The result is a comprehensive overview of electrochemical energy and conversion methods, including batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, hydrogen generation and storage as well as solar energy conversion. Each chapter addresses electrochemical processes, materials, components, degradation mechanisms, device assembly and manufacturing, while also discussing the challenges and perspectives for each energy storage device in question. In addition, two introductory chapters acquaint readers with the fundamentals of energy storage and conversion, and with the general engineering aspects of electrochemical devices. With its uniformly structured, self-contained chapters, this is ideal reading for entrants to the field as well as experienced researchers.