Nanostructured, Functional, and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems

Nanostructured, Functional, and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems

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  • Editors: Alagarsamy Pandikumar, Perumal Rameshkumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227695
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195529

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Nanostructured, Functional, and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems gathers and reviews developments within the field of nanostructured functional materials towards energy conversion and storage. Contributions from leading research groups involved in interdisciplinary research in the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science and engineering are presented. Chapters dealing with the development of nanostructured materials for energy conversion processes, including oxygen reduction, methanol oxidation, oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution, formic acid oxidation and solar cells are discussed. The work concludes with a look at the application of nanostructured functional materials in  energy storage system, such as supercapacitors and batteries. With its distinguished international team of expert contributors, this book will be an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the field of energy conversion and storage, including materials engineers, scientists and academics.

Key Features

  • Covers the importance of energy conversion and storage systems and the application of nanostructured functional materials toward energy-relevant catalytic processes
  • Discusses the basic principles involved in energy conversion and storage systems
  • Presents the role of nanostructured functional materials in the current scenario of energy-related research and development


Materials Scientists and Engineers in academia and R & D, chemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Basic principles in energy conversion and storage
    2. Nanostructured bifunctional electrocatalyst supported materials for unitized regenerative fuel cells
    3. Nano Carbon: Lost cost material for perovskite solar cells
    4. Development in colloidal synthesis of ternary and quaternary tin combined copper chalcogenide nanomaterials for dye-sensitized solar cells
    5. Polymeric nanomaterials in fuel cell applications
    6. Graphene based nanocomposite materials for Photocatalytic Hydrogen generation
    7. Low Dimensional Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications
    8. Hierarchically nanostructured functional materials for artificial photosynthesis
    9. New generation Titania based Catalysts for Photocatalytic Hydrogen generation
    10. A Comprehensive Review of Nanostructured Materials: from Photocatalytic driven Hydrogen Production to Thermoelectric Devices
    11. Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Solid State Energy Harvesting
    12. Electrochemical investigation of binary metal oxides embedded conducting polymer for high performance energy storage application
    13. Biomass-derived Porous carbon-based Composites for Supercapacitor Application
    14. 2D Materials Based Flexible Supercapacitors for High Energy Storage Devices
    15. Nanostructured transition metal sulfide (TMS) anodes for high performance sodium ion batteries
    16. Emerging Anode and Cathode Functional Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries
    17. Nitride Materials for Energy Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 542
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: May 12, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227695
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195529

About the Editors

Alagarsamy Pandikumar

Dr. Alagarsamy Pandikumar is currently working as Scientist in Functional Materials Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry (2014) from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and then successfully completed his post-doctoral fellowship tenure (2014-2016) at the University of Malaya, Malaysia under High Impact Research Grant. His current research involves development of novel materials with graphene, graphitic carbon nitride, in combination to metals, metal oxides, polymers and carbon nanotubes for energy conversion and storage and dye-sensitized solar cells applications. His results outcomes were documented in 119 in peer-reviewed journals including 9 review articles and also have more than 3300 citations with the h−index of 32. On other side, he served as Guest Editor for a special issue in Materials Focus journal and edited 11 books for reputed publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India

Perumal Rameshkumar

Dr. Perumal Rameshkumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, India. He obtained his M.Sc. (chemistry) (2009) from Madurai Kamaraj University. He joined as Junior Research Fellow (2010) at the same University and subsequently promoted as Senior Research Fellow (2012). His doctoral thesis focused on ‘polymer encapsulated metal nanoparticles for sensor and energy conversion applications’. He worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2014) at University of Malaya, Malaysia in the field of ‘graphene-inorganic nanocomposite materials for electrochemical sensor and energy conversion’. His current research interests include synthesis of functionalized nanomaterials, electrochemical sensors, energy-related electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis. His research findings were documented in 34 peer reviewed journals including 01 review article. For his credit, he edited 02 books under Elsevier publications

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kalasalingam University, India

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