Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128140833

Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

1st Edition

Editors: Cheng-Te Lin Yan Wang Vinodkumar Etacheri Rajib Paul
Paperback ISBN: 9780128140833
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 380
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Table of Contents

1. Carbon nanomaterials; carbon nanotubes, graphene, porous carbon, and hybrid carbon materials: synthesis, properties and functionalization
2. Prospects and architectural designing of carbon nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage: in laboratory and industry
3. Characterization methods (including in-situ techniques) of carbon materials for energy storage and conversion applications
4. Carbon nanomaterials for sorption based thermal energy storage
5. Carbon nanomaterials for thermal rectification
6. Carbon nanomaterials for thermoelectric applications
7. Carbon based nanomaterials for photocatalytic applications including photocatalytic water/air purification, self-cleaning applications and light induced organic reactions
8. Carbon nanomaterials for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting technologies
9. Carbon nanomaterials for dye sensitized and quantum dot sensitized solar-cells
10. Carbon nanomaterials for advanced double layer, ultra/ supercapacitors and alkali-ion hybrid capacitors
11. Carbon nanomaterials for rechargeable batteries (including Li-ion, Na-ion, Li-S batteries, Na-S batteries and hybrid batteries)
12. Carbon nanomaterials for metal-air batteries (such as Li-O2, Na-O2, Zn-O2 and Al-O2 battery systems)
13. Carbon nanomaterials for efficient fuel cells and flow batteries
14. Carbon-based integrated devices for efficient energy conversions (including optoelectronics and photoluminescence)
15. Substrate effect on catalysts for chemical energy conversion
16. Density functional theory on energy storage in carbon materials
17. Prospects of carbon nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion


Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal and Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion presents a comprehensive overview of recent theoretical and experimental developments and prospects on carbon-based nanomaterials for thermal, solar and electrochemical energy conversion, along with their storage applications for both laboratory and industrial perspectives. Large growth in human populations has led to seminal growth in global energy consumption, hence fossil fuel usage has increased, as have unwanted greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, which results in critical environmental concerns. This book discusses this growing problem, aligning carbon nanomaterials as a solution because of their structural diversity and electronic, thermal and mechanical properties.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview on state-of-the-art carbon nanomaterials and key requirements for applications of carbon materials towards efficient energy storage and conversion
  • Presents an updated and comprehensive review of recent work and the theoretical aspects on electrochemistry
  • Includes discussions on the industrial production of carbon-based materials for energy applications, along with insights from industrial experts


Researchers (academic), R & D corporate; Experts in the field of batteries, battery manufacturing scientists; Research facilities involved with advanced energy topics


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About the Editors

Cheng-Te Lin Editor

Cheng-Te Lin serves as a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering. He has extensive research experiences with graphene and various carbon materials, as well as the development of biosensor and energy applications. Dr. Lin has strong experimental skills in nanomaterials synthesis and characterization. His areas of specialty include Graphene, 2D Atomic Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon Materials, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Synthesis, Graphitization Furnace, and Electrochemical Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Yan Wang Editor

Yan Wang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, Mechanical Engineering Department. He was the lead guest editor for the special issue of “Innovative Nanomaterials for Thermal Applications” of the Journal of Nanomaterials and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Materials Reserach Society (MRS).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

Vinodkumar Etacheri Editor

Dr. Vinodkumar Etacheri is the Electrochemistry Group Leader at the IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain. He served as the Lead guest editor for the International Jounrnal of Electrochemistry 2016 special issue on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries and is a member of the American Chemical Society ACS); Israel Chemical Society (ICS), Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Dr. Etacheri’s research interests include electrochemical energy storage, nanomaterials and solar energy conversion.

Affiliations and Expertise

Electrochemistry Group Leader, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain

Rajib Paul Editor

Dr. Rajiv Paul is a senior post doc research associate at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to his research, Dr. Paul also serves as an adjunct assistant professor with the Department of Physics at the Heritage Institute of Technology. Dr. Paul holds a Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, India. His current research interests include: Carbon based nanomaterials for various energy storage application; development of innovative three dimensional (3D) and highly porous carbon materials for energy harvesting and storage; synthesis of efficient catalysts for electrochemical energy storage and conversion; elective functionalization of graphene and carbon nanotubes for efficient catalytic; and boron-Carbon-Nitride (C-BN) materials in different forms (3D, thin film, nano sheet, nanotube, nano-petals) and their characterization towards thermal and solar and electrochemical energy storage.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India