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Materials and Interfaces for Clean Energy

edited by Shihe Yang and Yongfu Qiu

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814877664
  • Subject: General Energy
  • Published: November 2021
  • Pages: 260

Currently, the reliance on fossil fuels raises concerns on the increasing global energy demand, the rapid anthropogenic climate changes and the growing environmental problems. The grand challenge is to search for viable carbon-neutral sources of renewable energy. Now nanomaterials are arguably the base that integrates nanotechnology, information technology and biotechnology, the major driver for the technological development of the day. Over the past decades, the understanding of form-function relations surrounding nanomaterials has significantly brightened the prospects of the fossil fuels to solar fuels transition.

This book serves the purpose to introduce the latest nanomaterials development aimed at the applications in the clean energy areas. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to provide a flavor about the close link between nanomaterial development and energy applications from the authors’ own experience and perspective. The book is divised into six chapters. In the first Chapter, New Material Synthesis; Chapter 2 Interface Engineering of Materials; Chapter 3 Carbon quantum dot luminescent materials; Chapter 4 Application in Lithium Ion Battery; Chapter 5 Application in Perovskite Solar Cells; Chapter 6 Application in Electrocatalytic Water Splitting.