Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications - Conversion, Storage, Transmission, and Consumption
by Xavier Moya (University of Cambridge, UK), David Muñoz-Rojas (Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique (LMGP), UMR 5628 CNRS – Grenoble INP Minatec)
Hardback 801 pages 2016-06-30 Print ISBN: 9789814411813 eBook ISBN: 9789814411820 DOI: 10.4032/9789814411820
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“This book is a great introduction to energy materials, and I would certainly recommend it to my students. With simple prose, useful diagrams, and essential equations, this book is not a mere summary of current energy materials applications, but a tool for students and for those working in the field. This book explores how the fundamental materials research fields of energy generation, energy storage and energy conversion are interlinked in a complex relationship, and how this relationship must adapt to a landscape of ever-increasing world energy consumption.”
Dr Suman-Lata Sahonta - University of Cambridge, UK
“This book is a comprehensive collection of the latest advancement in the materials science research for energy applications. It comes at a unique point in time when the search for sustainable alternative fronts of energy could not be more relevant. This is an interesting introduction to both conventional and exotic applications written by recognized authors in the field and also provides a solid background and in-depth discussion of various topics.”
Dr Giorgio Ercolano - Université de Montpellier, France
The impending energy crisis brought on by the running out of finite and non-homogenously distributed fossil fuel reserves and the worldwide increase in energy demand has prompted vast research efforts in the development of sustainable energy technologies in last decades. However, the efficiency of most of these new technologies is relatively small and therefore it needs to be increased in order to eventually replace conventional technologies based on fossil fuels. The required efficiency increase primarily lays on the ability to improve the performance of the functional materials which are at the heart of these technologies. The purpose of this book is to give a unified and comprehensive presentation of the fundamentals and the use and design of novel materials for efficient sustainable energy applications, i.e. conversion, storage, transmission and consumption. The book is intended to be written mostly by distinguished young researches working actively on each field.
A general coverage of the use and design of advanced materials for sustainable energy applications is presented. Thus, the book addresses all the relevant aspects, i.e. materials for energy conversion, storage, transmission and consumption.
About the Editors:
David Muñoz-Rojas received his degree in Organic Chemistry in 1999 and a Chemical Engineering master degree (2000)at the InstitutoQuímico de Sarrià (IQS, Brcelona), obtaining the P. Salvador Gil, S.I. 2000prize. He then obtained his PhD in Materials Science (2004) at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoc at the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides in Amiens (France), the Research Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona and at the University of Cambridge (Device Materials Group). He is currently a permanent researcher at the Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique in Grenoble. His research focuses on using and developing cheap and scalable chemical approaches for the fabrication of novel functional materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications. During his research carrier, he has discovered and characterized several new oxides and hybrid nanostructures, for which he has developed innovative synthetic approaches involving heretoregenous redox reactions.
Xavier Moya is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge. He also holds a Research Fellowship at Churchill College Cambridge. He graduated in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2003, and then obtained his Ph. D in Physics in 2008.He then moved to Cambridge to continue his research at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.His research experience and interests span different aspects of condensed-matter physics and material science. He is particularly interested in the physical effects that exhibit solid-state materials due to the coupling between their different degrees of freedom, e.g. structural, magnetic and electrical. His current research focuses on the study of caloric and magnetoelectric effects in multiferroic materials.
|1||Chapter 1: Energy in Transition|
Pedro Gómez-Romero and David Muñoz-Rojas
|27||Chapter 2: Materials for Photovoltaic Solar Cells|
David Muñoz-Rojas, Hongjun Liu, João Resende, Daniel Bellet, Jean-Luc Deschanvres, Vincent Consonni, and Shanting Zhang
|93||Chapter 3: Low-Cost Electricity Production from Sunlight: Third-Generation Photovoltaics and the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell|
Nadia Barbero and Frédéric Sauvage
|155||Chapter 4: Thermoelectrics|
|205||Chapter 5: Piezoelectric Conversion|
Steven R. Anton
|277||Chapter 6: Fuel cells|
Jesús Canales-Vázquez and Juan Carlos Ruiz-Morales
|313||Chapter 7: Batteries: Fundamentals and Materials Aspects|
Montse Casas-Cabanas and Jordi Cabana
|351||Chapter 8: Environmentally Friendly Supercapacitors|
Ana Karina Cuentas-Gallegos, Daniella Pacheco-Catalán, and Margarita Miranda-Hernández
|493||Chapter 9: Power-to-Fuel and Artificial Photosynthesis for Chemical Energy Storage|
Albert Tarancón, Cristian Fábrega, Alex Morata, Marc Torrell, and Teresa Andreu
|567||Chapter 10: Hydrogen Storage|
|641||Chapter 11: Superconductors|
Stuart C. Wimbush
|693||Chapter 12: Solid-State Lighting: An Approach to Energy-Efficient Illumination|
Mariano Perálvarez, Jorge Higuera, Wim Hertog, Óscar Motto, and Josep Carreras
|753||Chapter 13: Solid-State Refrigeration Based on Caloric Effects|
Undergraduate and graduate students of Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering; Researchers in Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science; Engineers in sustainable energies.
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