The book presents state-of-the-art contributions related to advanced structural characterization techniques in the field of clean energy materials with particular emphasis on solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen storage materials. It describes several diffraction and spectroscopic techniques for investigation of both the average and local structures with several examples related to the most recent clean energy materials. It is the first authoritative collection of contributions showing the importance of applying the most advanced structural techniques to shed light on the properties and mechanism of materials currently investigated for the use in alternative energy devices. It represents an essential guide for researchers working in the field of structural analysis of advanced materials by providing key techniques for ex situ and in situ investigation of clean energy materials.
About the Editor:
Lorenzo Malavasi obtained his PhD in chemistry in 2003. He joined the Chemistry Department of the University of Pavia, Italy, as assistant professor in 2008 and was appointed associate professor in the same department in 2015. He received the Young Scientist Award for outstanding work in the field of perovskites at the International Conference on Perovskites, Zürich, and the “Alfredo di Braccio” Prize for Chemistry 2008 of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei awarded to distinguished under 35-year-old chemists. He has contributed to the “Emerging Investigator” issues of the Journal of Materials Chemistry and Chemical Communications in 2010 and 2011. He is working in several areas of solid state chemistry with particular interest in the investigation of structure–properties correlation in different kinds of functional materials, especially electrolytes and cathodes for clean energy, hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites, and high-temperature superconductors. He is editor of the book New Superconducting Materials and author of about 120 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Structure and Transport Properties in Ceramic Fuel Cells (SOFC), Components, and Materials
In Situ Diffraction Approaches to Characterisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes
Stephen J. Skinner
Structural Characterisation of Oxide Ion Conductors
Ivana Radosavljeviċ Evans
The Local Structure of SOFC Materials Investigated by X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Antonino Martorana, Francesco Giannici, and Alessandro Longo
Proton Dynamics in Oxides: An Insight into the Mechanics of Proton Conduction from Quasielastic Neutron Scattering
In situ Powder Diffraction for the Study of Hydrogen Storage Materials: A General Introduction
Francesco Dolci and Emilio Napolitano
Structure of Crystallographically Challenged Hydrogen Storage Materials from Total Scattering
Precise Structure Analysis of Inorganic Materials for Clean Energy by Maximum-Entropy Method: Neutron and Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction Studies