Energy Science

Nanomaterials-Based Composites for Energy Applications
Editor: Keka Talukdar, PhD

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Nanomaterials-Based Composites for Energy Applications

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The volume, Nanomaterials-Based Composites for Energy Applications, covers the importance of nanomaterials-based composites for energy applications, including how to prepare composites without losing the extraordinary strength of the nanomaterials, preparing new composites with high dielectric permittivity, how to improve load-carrying capacity, and more. Simulation and experimental work will be included, providing a current view of the research that is going on in laboratories all over the world.

Due to continuous use of fossil fuels and environmental concerns about their use, the production of alternative sources of energy, particularly clean and sustainable energy, is necessary. Nanomaterials have significant potential for the preparation of composites for energy applications, such as in preparing solar cells or fuel cells. They are the most suitable materials for preparation of composites for this purpose as they possess superior electrical, mechanical, chemical, and optical properties that can be tailored according to the need.

Conventional ways of energy storage may be completely changed by incorporating nanomaterials into polymers for increased functionality. The increased surface area of nanomaterials provides better interfacial properties while interacting with the matrix materials. Researchers are working on the successful production of nanocomposites of specific interests, and improved fabrication techniques are the outcomes of such research. However, nanomaterials-based composites still have to overcome some challenges, such as dispersion of the filler materials with the host matrix and proper load transfer capability after adhesion with the matrix material. Newly designed composites are acquiring the required properties day by day, which are focused on in the volume.

Key benefits of the volume:
Includes chapters from experts in the field of nanotechnology
Covers important recent developments in this field
Looks at the simulation of interface properties

The book aims to be a vital reference source for professionals, researchers, and engineering students. Readers will gain knowledge and clear ideas about the materials and methods for building composites. Readers will find different procedures to prepare materials for making composites for application in the energy sector and methods of devising the same.

Tentative Contents
1. Advancement of composites science in recent age, including the theory of reinforcement by load transfer
2. Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
3. Preparation of nanocomposites for energy applications and their properties
4. Carbon-based materials for energy applications.
5. Multifunctional coating
6. Fuel cells
7. Solar cells
8. Thermoelectric applications
9. Filler-matrix interface property study either experimentally or theoretically
10. Composites simulation
11. Nanomaterials and composites for super capacitors
12. Hydrogen storage
13. Nanostructure and composites for renewable energy

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Keka Talukdar, PhD
Researcher, NIT Durgapur, West Bengal, India; Nadiha High School, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

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