About this book
The development of renewable, low cost, high performance energy technologies is a key scientific challenge for the 21st century. Many of these energy applications involve numerous dynamic energy and mass transfer processes at the length scale of sub-nanometers to micrometers that require the collaborative participation of various functional material components. To create efficient, stable and reproducible energy systems, effective integration of material components from atomic, molecular, nano to meso-scale is crucial. However, the most challenging aspect is to integrate the required components together while optimising the performance of each component and even creating new synergetic effects. In the past decade, considerable research attention has been devoted to the fabrication of single-length scale / component materials for energy applications. This title will centre on discussing how individual functional components at different length scale can be effectively integrated into next-generation energy materials. Aimed at today’s experimentalists and theoreticians, chemists, physicists and materials scientists, this book will cross-boundaries and discuss energy-related information.
- System integration from atomic, molecular, nano to meso scale towards optimised design of energy materials
- Design of material systems to optimize the energy enrichment of renewable sources for photochemical, thermal-to-electric conversion, and mechanical-to-electric conversion systems
- How interfacial chemistry takes place in the energy-related processes, focusing on design principles of efficient (electro)catalysts, in-situ characterization methods and theories in energy conversion and storage
- New materials and innovations for energy applications, including new light harvesting materials/semiconductors, plasmonics-enhanced energy conversion, new catalysts for biomass conversion, and energy-related bioinspiration/biomimetic systems
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Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2012) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 3.82.