Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications

Edited by
Hari Singh Nalwa, Nanomax Technologies, USA
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, USA
    October 2009
350 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-120-5

There has been an outcry not only by public and policy makers but also by energy pundits to find different renewal energy sources that could fulfill the daily demand around the world from different energy sectors ranging from transport to daily use in households. Many sources of renewal energy such as solar, wind, water, nuclear, geothermal, biofuel, etc., have been in discussion within United States as well as other parts of the world. The new hybrid vehicles based on electricity or rechargeable batteries and gasoline are latest additions to automotive industry. The harvesting solar energy from sun is one of the cleanest sources that show greatest potential in our daily life needs from low-power electronics to in-house appliances. Energy resources are not only parts but also means of our future industrial growth and developments that have societal impact. Seeing current energy crisis, scientific community has started focusing their research activities on energy related novel materials. The nanotechnology may play a vital role in offering nanoscale materials to renewal energy resources. This book brings different aspects of nanostructured materials used for applications in hydrogen and methane storage, fuel cells, bio-fuel cells, solar cells, electrodes, catalysts, rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors, conversion, gas sensors, and other energy applications. The research topics include synthesis, processing, fabrication, characterization, properties and applications of nanomaterials in energy science and technology. The book covers a wide variety of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, nanofibers, metal nanoparticles, nanocrystalline materials, metal hydrides, dye-sensitized nanomaterials, titanium dioxide nanotube arrays, nickel hydroxides, organic-inorganic hybrid materials and nanocomposites, nanoporous materials, zeolites, and their surface morphology, structure-property relationships, spectroscopic characterization, properties, etc. This book covers all aspects of nanomaterials dealing with energy storage, conversion, and nanodevice applications.

Synthesis and Solar Energy Applications of Highly Ordered TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
Nanostructured Nickel Hydroxides as Electrode Materials for Nickel-Based Batteries
Nanostructured Nickel Oxides as Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors
Nanostructured Electrodes Prepared by Combustion CVD for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Lithium-Ion Batteries, and Gas Sensors
Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion Applications
Hydrogen Storage in Metal Organic Frameworks
Hydrogen Storage and Hydrogen Spillover in Carbon-Metal Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials for Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membranes
Nanomaterials in Biofuel Cells
Recent Progress in Single-Chamber Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  And much more ……………..

The book is intended for a wide range of audience and would be a valuable reference source for students, scientists, engineers, professors, technocrats and professionals working on nanomaterials-based energy aspects associated with chemistry, physics, materials science, polymer science, electrical engineering, energy science and technology, environmental science, etc.

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