Concise Encyclopedia of Materials for Energy Systems

Concise Encyclopedia of Materials for Energy Systems

1st Edition - September 30, 2009

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  • Editor: John Martin
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080964966

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Materials for Energy Systems is a single-volume collection of articles that appear in the Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Technology. It presents a range of energy systems that cover thermal and gas turbines, renewable energy, fuel cells, nuclear power generation (fission and fusion), and the storage and transmission of energy generated. The book also encompasses the hydrogen economy, as well as the materials used in the design of batteries and in the energy-conversion process in a range of devices and actuators.The present volume includes over 100 articles that discuss the applications of engineering materials to energy systems, with an emphasis on the generation of nuclear energy. The anthology helps readers understand the applications of materials of engineering importance, i.e., metals, ceramics, and polymers, to energy systems.The book provides information about materials processing to engineering and materials science professionals, students, and beginners.

Key Features

  • A concise desk reference work for material scientists working with energy systems
  • Bridges the divide between materials science and engineering of complex system
  • Significantly more cost-effective than purchase of the main Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology for departmental budgets


Professionals working with materials/energy in academia and also professionals within both the materials development and energy industries

Table of Contents

  • Editor’s Preface

    Alphabetical List of Articles


    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)-Tokamaks: Materials

    Fusion Reactors: Low-activation Structural Materials


    GaN-based Optoelectronic Devices


    Heavy Water Reactor Fuel Design and Performance

    Hot Cells, Glove Boxes, and Shielded Facilities

    Hydrogen–Metal Systems: Applications of Gas–Solid Reactions

    Hydrogen–Metal Systems: Basic Properties (1)

    Hydrogen–Metal Systems: Electrochemical Reactions (Fundamentals and Applications)

    Hydrogen–Metal Systems: Fluorinated Metal Hydrides

    Hydrogen–Metal Systems: Hydride Forming Alloys (Properties and Characteristics, Database Information)

    Hydrogen–Metal Systems: Technological and Engineering Aspects


    Inert Matrix Fuels

    In-reactor Creep Testing: Techniques


    Jet Engine Materials


    Light Conversion: Organized Lanthanide-containing Molecular Systems

    Light Emitting Diodes

    Light Emitting Diodes from Molecular and Polymer Semiconductors

    Light Water Reactor Fuel Design and Performance


    Magnetic Fields: Thermoelectric Power

    Magnetic Materials: Domestic Applications

    Magnetic Micro-actuators (MAGMAS)

    Magnetic Refrigerator: Design and Performance

    Magnetostrictive Materials

    Metal Amides: New Hydrogen Storage Systems

    Micro Devices and Micro Systems, Materials for

    Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel

    Molecular Motors

    Multilayer Ceramic Actuators


    Nanoelectromechanical Systems: Experiments and Modeling

    NDT for Non-Nuclear Power Generation: Pressure Vessels, Piping, and Turbines

    NDT of Components in Nuclear Installations

    Novel Nitride Phosphors

    Nuclear Applications: Zirconium Alloys

    Nuclear Fuel Cycles

    Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing

    Nuclear Fuels: Behavior at High Burnup

    Nuclear Graphite and Radiation Effects

    Nuclear Reactor Fuel Fabrication (Including Quality Control)

    Nuclear Reactor Materials

    Nuclear Reactor Materials: Irradiation Effects

    Nuclear Reactors: Coolant Materials

    Nuclear Reactors: Moderator and Reflector Materials

    Nuclear Reactors: Pressure Vessel Steels

    Nuclear Reactors: Shielding Materials

    Nuclear Waste Management, Materials Aspects of


    Organic Electrolytes and Electrodes for Batteries

    Oxide Fuels, Nonaqueous Reprocessing of


    Petroleum Industry: Corrosion


    Photovoltaic Devices from Organic Semiconductors

    Photovoltaics: Advanced Inorganic Materials

    Piezoelectric Thin Films for MEMS

    Polymer-based Electrophosphorescent Devices

    Polymer Light Emitting Diodes, Inkjet Printing of

    Polysilicon and EDF Silicon (Shaped) for Solar Applications

    Power Industry: Corrosion

    Purex and Thorex Processes (Aqueous Reprocessing)


    Radiation Damage Theory

    Radiation Effects in Carbon–Carbon Composites

    Radiation Effects in Polymers

    Rare Earth Phosphors: Fundamentals and Applications

    Rotary and Linear Machines


    Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    Spacecraft Materials

    Stirling Engine: Micro-CHP System for Residential Application

    Stress Coupled Phenomena: Piezoelectric Effect

    Superconducting Machines: Energy Distribution Components

    Superconducting Machines: Energy Storage

    Superconducting Wires and Cables: High-field Applications

    Superconducting Wires and Cables: Low-field Applications

    Superconducting Wires and Cables: Materials and Processing


    Targets for Inertial Confinement Fusion

    Thermoelectric Devices: Refrigeration and Power Generations With No Moving Parts

    Thermoelectric Materials: Principles, Structure, Properties, and Applications

    Thin-film Materials for Solid-state Rechargeable Batteries

    Thorium Fuel Cycles

    Twin Cell Technology for Hydrogen Generation


    Zirconia Electrolyte-based Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    List of Contributors


Product details

  • No. of pages: 818
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2009
  • Published: September 30, 2009
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080964966

About the Editor

John Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

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