This volume considers a selection of the state-of-the-art materials that are being designed to meet some of the energy challenges we face today. Topics are carefully chosen that show how the skill of the synthetic chemist can be applied to allow the targeted preparation of inorganic materials with properties optimised for a specific application.
Four chapters explore the key areas of:
- Polymer Electrolytes
- Advanced Inorganic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
- Solar Energy Materials
- Hydrogen Adsorption on Metal Organic Framework Materials for Storage Applications
Energy Materials provides both a summary of the current status of research, and an eye to how future research may develop materials properties further.
Additional volumes in the Inorganic Materials Series:
List of Contributors.
1 Polymer Electrolytes (Michel B. Armand, Peter G. Bruce, Maria Forsyth and Bruno Scrosati).
1.2 Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolytes.
1.3 Ionic Liquid Based Polymer Electrolytes.
1.4 Crystalline Polymer Electrolytes.
2 Advanced Inorganic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (Stephen J. Skinner and Miguel A. Laguna-Bercero).
2.2 Next Generation SOFC Materials.
2.3 Materials Developments through Processing.
2.4 Proton Conducting Ceramic Fuel Cells.
3 Solar Energy Materials (Elizabeth A. Gibson and Anders Hagfeldt).
3.2 Development of PV Technology.
4 Hydrogen Adsorption on Metal Organic Framework Materials for Storage Applications (K. Mark Thomas and Wadysaw Wieczorek).
4.2 Hydrogen Adsorption Experimental Methods.
4.3 Activation of MOFs.
4.4 Hydrogen Adsorption on MOFs.
Dr. Richard Walton, who was also formerly based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Exeter, now works in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick. His research group works in the area of solid-state materials chemistry and has a number of projects focusing upon the synthesis, structural characterization and properties of inorganic materials.
Dermot O'Hare is Professor in the Chemistry Research Laboratory at the University of Oxford. His research group has a wide range of research interests. They all involve synthetic chemistry ranging from organometallic chemistry to the synthesis of new microporous solids.
Duncan Bruce and Dermot O'Hare have edited several editions of "Inorganic Materials" published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.