Conjugated Polymers for Next-Generation Applications, Volume 2

Conjugated Polymers for Next-Generation Applications, Volume 2

Energy Storage Devices

1st Edition - June 23, 2022

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  • Editors: Vijay Kumar, Kashma Sharma, Rakesh Sehgal, Susheel Kalia
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128240946
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128240953

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Conjugated Polymers for Next-Generation Applications, Volume Two: Energy Storage Devices describes the synthesis and characterization of varied conjugated polymeric materials and their key applications, including active electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors and lithium-ion batteries, along with new ideas of functional materials for next-generation high-energy batteries, a discussion of common design procedures, and the pros and cons of conjugated polymers for certain applications. The book’s emphasis lies in the underlying electronic properties of conjugated polymers, their characterization and analysis, and the evaluation of their effectiveness for utilization in energy and electronics applications. This book is ideal for researchers and practitioners in the area of materials science, chemistry and chemical engineering.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the synthesis and functionalization of conjugated polymers and their composites
  • Reviews important photovoltaics applications of conjugated polymeric materials, including their use in energy storage, batteries and optoelectronic devices
  • Discusses conjugated polymers and their application in electronics for sensing, bioelectronics, memory, and more


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • About the editors
  • Preface
  • 1. Batteries and charge storage devices based on π-conjugated polymeric materials
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Fundamentals of π-conjugated polymers
  • 1.3 Basic configurations and charge storage mechanism in organic batteries
  • 1.4 π-Conjugated polymeric materials for metal-ion batteries
  • 1.5 Charge storage devices based on π-conjugated polymeric materials
  • 1.6 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 2. Renewable cathode materials dependent on conjugated polymer composite systems
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Cathode materials and its chemical composition
  • 2.3 Conjugated polymer as an ion storage matrix
  • 2.4 Designing and development of cathode materials
  • 2.5 Conductivity and percolation threshold for cathode designing
  • 2.6 Role of binder in cathode (positive electrode) designing
  • 2.7 Properties of conjugated polymer composite materials
  • 2.8 Types of composite materials
  • 2.9 Elaboration of function and mechanism of various cathode materials
  • 2.10 Catholic function and mechanism of battery
  • 2.11 Design and functional mechanism of photovoltaic device
  • 2.12 Conclusion
  • 2.13 Future scope and perspective visions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflicts of interest
  • References
  • 3. Classification and application of redox-active polymer materials for energy storage nanoarchitectonics
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Redox-active polymer materials
  • 3.3 Synthesis of redox-active polymers
  • 3.4 Factors that affect the redox properties of polymers
  • 3.5 Energy storage systems based on nanoarchitectonics
  • 3.6 Application of redox-active polymers
  • 3.7 Conclusion and future prospects
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • 4. The growth of organic electrode materials for energy storage applications
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Recent developments of organic electrodes in supercapacitor applications
  • 4.3 Recent developments of organic electrodes in battery applications
  • 4.4 Challenges encountered in the use of organic electrodes for the state of art applications
  • 4.5 Recent advances in flexible organic materials
  • 4.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • 5. π-Conjugated polymeric materials for cutting-edge electrochemical energy storage devices
  • Graphical abstract
  • Abstract
  • Broader context
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Energy storage systems
  • 5.3 Cutting-edge energy storage device designs
  • 5.4 Conclusion and future perspectives
  • References
  • Further reading
  • 6. Nanoarchitectonics of conjugated polymers in supercapacitor applications
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Supercapacitance in conjugated polymer-based materials
  • 6.3 Nanoarchitectonics strategies for nanomaterials integration into conjugated polymer-based supercapacitors materials
  • 6.4 Conclusions and perspectives
  • References
  • 7. Current trends in flexible and wearable supercapacitors based on conjugated polymers
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Types of supercapacitors
  • 7.3 Recent trends in materials used for flexible and wearable supercapacitors
  • 7.4 Special focus on conjugated polymers in flexible and wearable supercapacitors
  • 7.5 Summary and future directions
  • References
  • 8. Conjugated polymer-based electrodes for flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Design and types of flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors
  • 8.3 CP-based nanocomposite as flexible all-solid-state supercapacitor electrodes
  • 8.4 Applications of flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors (wearable and flexible electronics)
  • 8.5 Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • 9. Conjugated polymers for flexible energy harvesting and storage devices
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymer
  • 9.3 Ionic transport in conjugated polymers for electrochemical energy storage
  • 9.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • 10. Conjugated polymer and phase-change materials for energy storage and green buildings
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Overview of energy storage
  • 10.3 Latent heat storage
  • 10.4 Thermal energy storage systems
  • 10.5 Conjugated polymers
  • 10.6 Phase-change materials
  • 10.7 Classification of phase-change materials
  • 10.8 Application of phase-change material in buildings
  • 10.9 Enhancement of phase-change material thermal conductivity
  • 10.10 Encapsulation of phase change materials
  • 10.11 Polymer-based encapsulation shell
  • 10.12 Phase-change material and conjugated polymer
  • 10.13 Conclusions
  • References
  • 11. Supercapacitors: a review on electrode materials and models based on conjugated polymers
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Classification of super capacitors
  • 11.3 Models of super capacitors
  • 11.4 Conductive/conjugated polymer–based electrode materials
  • 11.5 Industrial applications
  • 11.6 Conclusions
  • References
  • 12. Conjugated polymers for solar cell applications
  • Abstract
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Conjugated polymers
  • 12.3 Role of conjugated polymers in solar cell applications
  • 12.4 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflicts of interest
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: June 23, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128240946
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128240953

About the Editors

Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar is presently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Srinagar (J&K), India. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at the beginning of 2013 from the SLIET Longowal. From 2013 to 2015, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Phosphor Research Group, Department of Physics, University of the Free State, South Africa. He has received the Young Scientist Award under the fast track scheme of the Department of Science and Technology (Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India), New Delhi. He also worked in Grant-in-aid for the joint Center project titled "Joint Center for generating tissue-engineered organs and controlling cell behavior" under Indo-US Joint R&D Networked Center. He has been a nominated member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) by DST. He has also received the “Teacher with Best Research Contribution Award” by Hon'ble Chancellor, Chandigarh University on Teachers Day. He has more than 80 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 10 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 15 book chapters, and edited 7 books (authored and co-authored). He has more than 3490 citations with an h-index of 34 & an i10-index of 69. He has edited the Virtual Special Issue of Vacuum - Journal – Elsevier, Materials Today: Proceedings and Crystals-MDPI. He has organized various short-term courses and conferences/workshops. He is a section Topic Editors for ‘Polymeric Materials’ Materials MDPI Journal. He has delivered invited talks, chaired sessions, and presented his work at various National and International Conferences. His research experience, as well as research interests, lie in synthesis, processing, and characterization of functional materials, solid-state luminescent materials, bio-based/biodegradable polymers, and composites, conducting polymers, drug delivery devices, wastewater treatment, and ion solid interaction.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Srinagar (J&K), India

Kashma Sharma

Kashma Sharma is presently working as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh. She was awarded UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women in 2017 and carried out the research work in the Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology, Panjab University Chandigarh. She was a postdoctoral research fellow in the material science group at the University of the Free State, South Africa. She earned her Ph.D. from Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan (H.P.) in Collaboration with the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jalandhar in 2014. She completed her MSc in Chemistry from Panjab University Chandigarh in 2010. She also worked in Grant-in-aid for the joint center project titled "Joint Center for generating tissue-engineered organs and controlling cell behavior" under Indo-US Joint R&D Networked Center. So far, she has been published more than 25 research papers, and edited two books, and published more than 5 book chapters. Her principal research interests include the synthesis, processing, and characterization of bio-based/biodegradable polymers; drug delivery devices, self-healing composites and multifunctional smart materials, tissue engineering, and wastewater treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, India

Rakesh Sehgal

Rakesh Sehgal is a Professor (Higher Academic Grade) at the National Institute of Technology Srinagar (J&K), India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaim for his work on synthesis and characterization (mechanical, metallurgical/metallographic, and tribological) of materials for aerospace, automobile, and bio-medical applications. Dr. Sehgal has investigated various materials such as adamite, piston alloys, stir cast aluminum-silicon alloys (hyper and hypo-eutectoid), copolymers, titanium alloys, tool & die steels, polymers, and nano-composites for machining parameters optimization and tribological behaviour. Prof. Sehgal served as Vice-President of Indian Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (ISTAM) during 2001-2003, Executive member of Tribology Society of India (TSI) for 02 terms, and member of academic bodies of many other institutions. He has chaired technical sessions in many prestigious International and National Conferences. Prof. Sehgal received the Best Teacher Award for the year 2006-07. He is instrumental in introducing the concept of Project-Based Learning in NIT Hamirpur which has benefitted a large number of UG students in securing admissions in prestigious International Universities for MS/Ph.D. Prof. Sehgal has a distinguished career of 35 years in the field, teaching, research and administration. Prof. Sehgal has supervised 11 Ph.D. scholars in the area of tribo-materials for various industrial applications in automobile, aerospace, metal rolling and biomedical sectors. He is presently guiding 04 Ph.D. scholars in the area of metal composites for biomedical applications. He has also supervised 09 M.Tech. and 48 B.Tech. dissertations. Prof. Sehgal has published 168 research papers in International/National Journals and International/National conference proceedings. He has attended more than 35 International/National conferences in India and abroad. He has published one reference book on Performance Evaluation of Bearings, thirteen high-quality book chapters, and edited four books for Springer and Elsevier. Prof. Sehgal has completed many externally sponsored research projects worth in the area of Bearings Tribology and Mechatronics. He has established state-of-the-art facilities for research in the area of Bearings and Materials Tribology at NIT Hamirpur (H.P.). Prof. Sehgal has delivered 40 invited expert talks in various organizations in India and Abroad. He is currently working in the field of biomedical science and technology including the synthesis of smart materials, nanomaterials and tribological materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Susheel Kalia

Susheel Kalia
Susheel Kalia is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, at the Army Cadet College Wing of the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, India. He was a Postdoc Researcher in 2013 and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2020. Kalia has published over 85 research articles in international journals, as well as co-editing 20 books, authored 11 book chapters, and received more than 8,000 citations over his academic career. His research interests include polymeric bio- and nanocomposites, surface modification, conducting polymers, nanofibers, nanoparticles, nano ferrites, hybrid materials, and hydrogels. Dr. Kalia is Series Editor of a book series on polymer and composite materials, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Plastics Technology. In addition, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the Asian Polymer Association, Indian Cryogenics Council, the Society for Polymer Science, the Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, and the International Association of Advanced Materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Army Cadet College Wing of Indian Military Academy Dehradun, India

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