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Concise Encyclopedia of Materials for Energy Systems

The range of energy systems carried by this volume is inclusive, encompassing thermal and gas turbines, renewable power, fuel cells (low and high temperature), nuclear power generation (fission and fusion) and the transmission and storage of the energy produced. The editors consider aspects of the hydrogen economy, as well as the materials employed in the design of batteries, and in energy conversion in a range of devices and actuators. Over 80 articles have been selected which discuss the applications of materials to these energy systems, with emphasis placed upon the generation of nuclear energy. The whole assembly provides the reader with an up-to-date understanding of the applications of the entire range of materials of engineering importance, across metals, ceramics and polymeric materials.


This volume is of interest to both professionals working with materials/energy in academia and also professionals within both the materials development and energy industries.

Hardbound, 818 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-096496-6


  • Comprehensive coverage includes (from A-F): Actuator Materials for Small-scale Devices; Advanced Automotive Powertrains: Materials; Amorphous Semiconductor Solar Cells; Automotive Engine Materials; Batteries: Glassy Electrolytes; Batteries, Rechargeable; Battery Carbons; Burnable Poisons in Nuclear Fuels; Composites for Sensors and Actuators; Creep Design and Life Extension of Large-scale Plant; Creep-resistant Materials for Steam Turbines; Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell; DUPIC Fuel Cycle; Electrochemical Light Emitting Cells from Semiconducting Polymers; Electroluminescent Phosphors; Electrostrictive Ceramics for Sonar Projectors; Fast Breeder Reactors: Fuels; Fast Reactor Cores,  Austenitic Steels for; Fast Reactor Cores, Ferritic–Martensitic Steels for; Fuel Cells: Electrochemical Reactions; Fuel Cells: Materials; Fuel Cells: Microsystems; Fusion Conditions: Radiation Damage Correlation; Fusion Reactors  (Magnetically Confined); Fusion Reactors: Low-activation Structural Materials...


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