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Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting and Storage - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081028025, 9780081028797

Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting and Storage

1st Edition

Editors: Deepam Maurya Abhijit Pramanick Dwight Viehland
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028025
eBook ISBN: 9780081028797
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 12th October 2020
Page Count: 372
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to ferroelectrics and related materials
    2. Solar energy harvesting with ferroelectric materials
    3. Harvesting thermal energy with ferroelectric materials
    4. Leveraging size effects in flexoelectric-piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting
    5. Modeling and identification of nonlinear piezoelectric material properties for energy harvesting
    6. Wind energy harvesting using piezoelectric materials
    7. Biomechanical energy harvesting with piezoelectric materials
    8. Harvesting stray magnetic field for powering wireless sensors
    9. Lead-based and lead-free ferroelectric ceramic capacitors for electrical energy storage


The need to more efficiently harvest energy for electronics has spurred investigation into materials that can harvest energy from locally abundant sources. Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting and Storage is the first book to bring together fundamental mechanisms for harvesting various abundant energy sources using ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials. The authors discuss strategies of designing materials for efficiently harvesting energy sources like solar, wind, wave, temperature fluctuations, mechanical vibrations, biomechanical motion, and stray magnetic fields. In addition, concepts of the high density energy storage using ferroelectric materials is explored. Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting and Storage is appropriate for those working in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry and electrical engineering disciplines.

Key Features

  • Reviews wide range of energy harvesting including solar, wind, biomechanical and more
  • Discusses ferroelectric materials and their application to high energy density capacitors
  • Includes review of fundamental mechanisms of energy harvesting and energy solutions, their design and current applications, and future trends and challenges


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Physicists, Researchers in both academia and R&D


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About the Editors

Deepam Maurya

Deepam Maurya is a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. He received his PhD degree in materials science and engineering from Virginia Tech in December 2012. Dr. Maurya’s research interest includes ferroelectric/piezoelectric materials and devices, multiferroic, piezoelectric energy harvesting, thermoelectric materials, 3-D printing and laser annealing, high k dielectric materials. Working on various research projects, Maurya has significantly contributed to the field of electro-ceramics through 62 research papers. Maurya contributed 5 book chapters and have 13 papers in refereed conference proceedings. He delivered 15 invited talks and contributed 34 presentations in conferences/seminars. Maurya served as a session chair in symposia at several international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, The Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Abhijit Pramanick

Abhijit Pramanick is an Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelors in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India and his Masters in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was awarded PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2009 from the University of Florida, Gainesville. After his PhD, he spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the ceramics laboratory of the Alfred University in New York, USA. Subsequently, he moved to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he spent three and half years working on the applications of different neutron scattering techniques to understand the microscopic origins of functional responses in ferroelectric and ferromagnetic materials. He has co-authored over 30 publications. For his work on ferroelectric ceramics, he was awarded the prestigious Edward C. Henry Award by the American Ceramic Society in the years 2010 and 2012. His current research interests include understanding composition-structure-property correlations in ferroelectric ceramic and polymeric materials that are used in smart technologies and energy applications using advanced neutron and X-ray scattering techniques.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dwight Viehland

Dwight Viehland, Jack E. Cowling Professor of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Jack E. Cowling Professor of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA