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Innovative Thermoelectric Materials

Author : Howard E Katz
ISBN : 9781783266074
Genre : Science
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Power generation from environmentally friendly sources has led to surging interest in thermoelectrics. There has been a move toward alternative thermoelectric materials with enhanced performance through materials and structures that utilize common and safer elements and alternative mechanistic approaches while increasing processing latitude and decreasing cost. This wide-ranging volume examines this progress and future prospects with the new technologies, ease of processing and cost as major considerations, and will benefit active researchers, students and others interested in cutting-edge work in thermoelectric materials. Innovative Thermoelectric Materials incorporates the contributions of a group of recognized experts in thermoelectric materials, many of whom were the first to introduce various materials systems into thermoelectric systems. The perspectives brought to this evolving subject will provide important insights on which those developing the field can build, and will inspire new research directions for the future. Contents:Innovative Thermoelectric Materials (Theodore O Poehler and Howard E Katz [Johns Hopkins University, USA])Solution Processable Molecular and Polymer Semiconductors for Thermoelectrics (Ruth Schlitz, Anne Glaudell and Michael Chabinyc [UC Santa Barbara, USA])Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials (Sangyeop Lee and Gang Chen [MIT, USA])New Design Rules for Polymer-Based Thermoelectric Nanocomposites (Jeffrey J Urban and Nelson E Coates [LBNL, USA])Role of Dopants in Defining Carrier Densities, Energetics, and Transport in Semiconducting Polymers (Gun-Ho Kim and Kevin P Pipe [University of Michigan, USA])Thermoelectric Polymer–Inorganic Composites (Robert M Ireland and Howard E Katz [Johns Hopkins University, USA])Modeling Thermoelectric Materials (Greg Walker [Vanderbilt University, USA])Phase-Transition-Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance in Copper Selenide (David R Brown and G Jeffrey Snyder [Caltech, USA]) Readership: Researchers and post-graduate students in the field of thermoelectrics. Key Features:Presents a highly authoritative picture of the field with contemporary information by prominent contributors to the fieldFirst book that highlights the potential of polymers in thermoelectricsSubstantial theoretical analysis included to justify the experimental approaches reported and proposed at a level of detail that is both comprehensive and accessibleKeywords:Polymers;Nanostructures;Composites;Thermoelectric Materials;Energy Conversion

Polymer Engineered Nanostructures For Advanced Energy Applications

Author : Zhiqun Lin
ISBN : 9783319570037
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of engineering nanostructures mediated by functional polymers in combination with optimal synthesis and processing techniques. The focus is on polymer-engineered nanostructures for advanced energy applications. It discusses a variety of polymers that function as precursors, templates, nano-reactors, surfactants, stabilizers, modifiers, dopants, and spacers for directing self-assembly, assisting organization, and templating growth of numerous diverse nanostructures. It also presents a wide range of polymer processing techniques that enable the efficient design and optimal fabrication of nanostructured polymers, inorganics, and organic–inorganic nanocomposites using in-situ hybridization and/or ex-situ recombination methodologies. Combining state-of-the-art knowledge from polymer-guided fabrication of advanced nanostructures and their unique properties, it especially highlights the new, cutting-edge breakthroughs, future horizons, and insights into such nanostructured materials in applications such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, batteries, supercapacitors, photocatalysis, and hydrogen generation and storage. It offers an instructive and approachable guide to polymer-engineered nanostructures for further development of advanced energy materials to meet ever-increasing global energy demands. Interdisciplinary and broad perspectives from internationally respected contributors ensure this book serves as a valuable reference source for scientists, students, and engineers working in polymer science, renewable energy materials, materials engineering, chemistry, physics, surface/interface science, and nanotechnology. It is also suitable as a textbook for universities, institutes, and industrial institutions.

Sustainability Of Construction Materials

Author : Jamal Khatib
ISBN : 9780081003916
Genre : Architecture
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Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these materials, mainly in relation to the constituent materials, processing, recycling, and lifecycle environmental impacts. The contents of each chapter reflect the individual aspects of the material that affect sustainability, such as the preservation and repair of timber, the use of cement replacements in concrete, the prevention and control of metal corrosion and the crucial role of adhesives in wood products. Provides helpful guidance on lifecycle assessment, durability, recycling, and the engineering properties of construction materials Fully updated to take on new developments, with an additional nineteen chapters added to include natural stone, polymers and plastics, and plaster products Provides essential reading for individuals at all levels who are involved in the construction and selection, assessment and use, and maintenance of materials

Nanotechnology For Energy Sustainability 3 Volume Set

Author : Baldev Raj
ISBN : 9783527696116
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In three handy volumes, this ready reference provides a detailed overview of nanotechnology as it is applied to energy sustainability. Clearly structured, following an introduction, the first part of the book is dedicated to energy production, renewable energy, energy storage, energy distribution, and energy conversion and harvesting. The second part then goes on to discuss nano-enabled materials, energy conservation and management, technological and intellectual property-related issues and markets and environmental remediation. The text concludes with a look at and recommendations for future technology advances. An essential handbook for all experts in the field - from academic researchers and engineers to developers in industry.

Handbook Of Solid State Batteries Second Edition

Author : Dudney Nancy J
ISBN : 9789814651912
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Solid-state batteries hold the promise of providing energy storage with high volumetric and gravimetric energy densities at high power densities, yet with far less safety issues relative to those associated with conventional liquid or gel-based lithium-ion batteries. Solid-state batteries are envisioned to be useful for a broad spectrum of energy storage applications, including powering automobiles and portable electronic devices, as well as stationary storage and load-leveling of renewably generated energy. This comprehensive handbook covers a wide range of topics related to solid-state batteries, including advanced enabling characterization techniques, fundamentals of solid-state systems, novel solid electrolyte systems, interfaces, cell-level studies, and three-dimensional architectures. It is directed at physicists, chemists, materials scientists, electrochemists, electrical engineers, battery technologists, and evaluators of present and future generations of power sources. This handbook serves as a reference text providing state-of-the-art reviews on solid-state battery technologies, as well as providing insights into likely future developments in the field. It is extensively annotated with comprehensive references useful to the student and practitioners in the field.

Materials For Sustainable Energy

Author : Vincent Dusastre
ISBN : 9789814317641
Genre : Science
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The search for cleaner, cheaper, smaller and more efficient energy technologies has to a large extent been motivated by the development of new materials. The aim of this collection of articles is therefore to focus on what materials-based solutions can offer and show how the rationale design and improvement of their physical and chemical properties can lead to energy-production alternatives that have the potential to compete with existing technologies. In terms of alternative means to generate electricity that utilize renewable energy sources, the most dramatic breakthroughs for both mobile (i.e., transportation) and stationary applications are taking place in the fields of solar and fuel cells. And from an energy-storage perspective, exciting developments can be seen emerging from the fields of rechargeable batteries and hydrogen storage.

Safety Aspects Of Engineered Nanomaterials

Author : Wolfgang Luther
ISBN : 9789814364867
Genre : Science
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With contributions from leading researchers and government experts involved with the safety assessment of nanomaterials, this book gives an up-to-date review on the safety of engineered nanomaterials and their impact on health and the environment. It covers the whole nanomaterial life cycle—from production, transport, and distribution in the environment to biological responses and toxicology. The book also addresses occupational safety measures as well as societal and economic contexts, such as medical applications of nanomaterials, public acceptance, and risk communication and management.

Conjugated Polymers And Oligomers

Author : Matti Knaapila
ISBN : 9813225750
Genre : Science
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Chain persistency in macromolecular and supramolecular systems / Katrin Wunderlich, Klaus Müllen and George Fytas -- Structure in thin films of p-conjugated semi-conductors from the perspective of transmission electron microscopy / Martin Brinkmann -- Structuring conjugated polymer and polyelectrolytes through self-assembly / Hugh D. Burrows, Beverly Stewart, Luisa Ramos and Licinia L.G. Justino -- Specific interactions between electroactive conducting polymers and DNA bases / Carlos Alemán and David Zanuy -- Supramolecular assemblies of DNA/conjugated polymers / Jérémie Knoops, Jenifer Rubio-Magnieto, Sébastien Richeter, Sébastien Clément and Mathieu Surin -- High throughput in situ scattering of roll-to-roll coated functional polymer films / Jens Wenzel Andreasen -- High pressure structural studies of conjugated polymers / Matti Knaapila, Mika Torkkeli, Ullrich Scherf and Suchismita Guha


Author : Andreas Elschner
ISBN : 1420069128
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The unparalleled large-scale commercial application of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), otherwise known as PEDOT, continues to fuel a need for literature about it that is concise, easily available, but sufficiently comprehensive. Designed to meet the requirements of readers from different areas of expertise and experience with the substance, PEDOT: Principles and Applications of an Intrinsically Conductive Polymer provides a comprehensive overview of chemical, physical, and technical information about this preeminent and most forwardly developed electrically conductive polymer. An indispensable resource for researchers, developers, and users of PEDOT—written by the researchers who succeeded in commercializing it A necessary response to the massive interest—as well as patents and papers—spawned by PEDOT, this handbook provides basic knowledge and explores technical applications, based on information generated by universities and academic research, as well as by industrial scientists. Available in various formulations and conductivities, this versatile PEDOT can be adapted for the needs and specific industrial applications of its different users. Although valuable information exists in handbooks on polythiophene chemistry and physics, under which PEDOT falls, until now, few if any books have focused exclusively on this important conducting polymer—certainly not one that so completely elucidates both its experimental and practical aspects. This book: Begins with a brief history of conducting polymers and polythiophenes Describes the invention of PEDOT and its commercial outgrowth, PEDOT:PSS Emphasizes key technical and commercial aspects and usage of PEDOT and how they have stimulated scientific research in a wide range of fields Explains the chemical and physical background for PEDOT in terms of its primary use and incorporation in products including cellular phones and flat panel displays Valuable for readers at any level of familiarity with PEDOT, this one-stop compilation of information offers specialists several unpublished results from the authors’ celebrated work, as well as often overlooked information from patents. Balancing sufficient detail and references for further study, this book is a powerful tool for anyone working in the field.

Hierarchical Nanostructures For Energy Devices

Author : Seung H Ko
ISBN : 9781849737500
Genre : Science
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Surface area has a directly relationship with the efficiency of energy devices. Hierarchical nanostructuring has the potential to greatly increase surface area, and their electrical properties are favourable, not only to energy generation and storage, but also energy-consuming electronic circuits. This book provides systematic coverage of how nanostructured materials can be applied to energy devices, with an emphasis on the process of generation to storage and consumption. The fundamentals (including properties, characterisation and synthesis) are clearly presented across the first chapters of the book, providing readers new to the field with a clear overview of this expanding topic. The detailed discussion of applications will be an inspiration to those already well-versed in the field. The editors have more than a decade of experience in working on all aspects of energy generation and storage - in academia, national laboratories and industry. The book presents a balanced view from all sectors and is presented in a format accessible by postgraduate students and professional researchers alike.

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