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Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081027264, 9780081027844

Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage

1st Edition

Editor: Olivier Guillon
Paperback ISBN: 9780081027264
eBook ISBN: 9780081027844
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th November 2019
Page Count: 746
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The future of our energy supply relies on ceramic materials

Part 1: Ceramics for Power Generation
1. High temperature materials for gas turbines
2. Ceramic for nuclear fission
3. Ceramics for Concentrated Solar Power applications, from thermophysical properties to solar absorbers

Part 2: Ceramics for Energy Harvesting
4. Thermoelectrics
5. Piezoelectrics
6. Ceramic for photocatalysis and photovoltaics

Part 3: Ceramics for Electrochemical Applications
7. Fundamentals of Electrical Conduction in Ceramics
8. Ceramic gas separation membranes
9. Solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells
10. Ceramics for electrochemical storage


In order to enable an affordable, sustainable, fossil-free future energy supply, research activities on relevant materials and related technologies have been intensified in recent years, Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage describes the current state-of-the-art concerning materials, properties, processes, and specific applications. Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, and engineers will be able to get a broad overview of the use of ceramics in energy applications, while at the same time become acquainted with the most recent developments in the field.

With chapters written by recognized experts working in their respective fields the book is a valuable reference source covering the following application areas: ceramic materials and coatings for gas turbines; heat storage and exchange materials for solar thermal energy; ceramics for nuclear energy; ceramics for energy harvesting (thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, and sunlight conversion); ceramic gas separation membranes; solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysers; and electrochemical storage in battery cells.

Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage offers a sound base for understanding the complex requirements related to the technological fields and the ceramic materials that make them possible. The book is also suitable for people with a solid base in materials science and engineering that want to specialize in ceramics.

Key Features

  • Presents an extensive overview of ceramic materials involved in energy conversion and storage
  • Updates on the tremendous progress that has been achieved in recent years
  • Showcases authors at the forefront of their fields, including results from the huge amount of published data
  • Provides a list of requirements for the materials used for each energy technology
  • Includes an evaluation and comparison of materials available, including their structure, properties and performance


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in ceramic materials for the energy sector


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About the Editor

Olivier Guillon

Professor Olivier Guillon studied materials science and engineering at the Ecole des Mines d’Alès and completed his PhD on the non-linear behaviour of ferroelectric ceramics in France. He then joined, as a post-doc researcher, the group of Professor Jürgen Rödel at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Focusing on constrained sintering, he also visited the group of Professor Raj Bordia at the University of Washington (USA) and established in Darmstadt a DFG funded Emmy Noether Group on new ceramic processes. After spending two years at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena as Professor of Mechanics of Functional Materials, he became Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Materials Synthesis and Processing (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) and Professor at the RWTH Aachen University in 2014. His research interests encompass thermal barrier coatings and ceramic matrix composites, solid oxide fuel/electrolysis cells, gas separation membranes and batteries. The development and processing of solid electrolytes for lithium and sodium ions and their integration into all-solid-state batteries play a key role in this regard.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Energy and Climate research (IEK-1): Materials Synthesis and Processing, Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany