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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tf6grj/functional) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Functional materials for sustainable energy applications" to their offering.

Global demand for low cost, efficient and sustainable energy production is ever increasing. Driven by recent discoveries and innovation in the science and technology of materials, applications based on functional materials are becoming increasingly important.

Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications provides an essential guide to the development and application of these materials in sustainable energy production. Part one reviews functional materials for solar power. Part two focuses on functional materials for hydrogen production and storage. Functional materials for fuel cells are the explored in part three. Part four considers functional materials for demand reduction and energy storage, before the book concludes in part five with an investigation into computer simulation studies of functional materials.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1: Functional materials for solar power: Silicon-based photovoltaic solar cells

- Photovoltaic (PV) thin films for solar cells

- Rapid, low temperature processing of dye sensitized solar cells

- Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices: Introduction and modellings

- Photoelectrochemical cells for hydrogen generation.

Part 2: Functional materials for hydrogen production and storage: Reversible solid oxide electrolytic cells for large scale energy storage: Challenges and opportunities

- Membranes, adsorbent materials and solvent-based materials for syngas and hydrogen production

- Functional materials for hydrogen storage.

Part 3: Functional materials for fuel cells: The role of the fuel in the operation, performance and degradation of fuel cells

- Membrane electrode assemblies for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

- Developments in membranes, catalysts and membrane electrode assemblies for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC)

- Electrolytes and ion conductors for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)

- Novel cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)

- Novel anode materials for solid oxide fuel cells

- Thin-film solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) materials

- Proton conductors for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).

Part 4: Functional materials for demand reduction and energy storage: Materials and techniques for energy harvesting

- Lithium batteries: Current technologies and future trends.

Part 5: Appendix.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tf6grj/functional

Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Energy and Natural Resources

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