In order to enable an affordable, sustainable, fossil-free future energy supply, research activities on relevant materials and related technologies have been intensified in recent years, Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage describes the current state-of-the-art concerning materials, properties, processes, and specific applications. Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists, and engineers will be able to get a broad overview of the use of ceramics in energy applications, while at the same time become acquainted with the most recent developments in the field.
With chapters written by recognized experts working in their respective fields the book is a valuable reference source covering the following application areas: ceramic materials and coatings for gas turbines; heat storage and exchange materials for solar thermal energy; ceramics for nuclear energy; ceramics for energy harvesting (thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, and sunlight conversion); ceramic gas separation membranes; solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysers; and electrochemical storage in battery cells.
Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage offers a sound base for understanding the complex requirements related to the technological fields and the ceramic materials that make them possible. The book is also suitable for people with a solid base in materials science and engineering that want to specialize in ceramics.
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Introduction: The future of our energy supply relies on ceramic materials
Part 1: Ceramics for Power Generation 1. High temperature materials for gas turbines 2. Ceramic for nuclear fission 3. Ceramics for Concentrated Solar Power applications, from thermophysical properties to solar absorbers
Part 2: Ceramics for Energy Harvesting 4. Thermoelectrics 5. Piezoelectrics 6. Ceramic for photocatalysis and photovoltaics
Part 3: Ceramics for Electrochemical Applications 7. Fundamentals of Electrical Conduction in Ceramics 8. Ceramic gas separation membranes 9. Solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells 10. Ceramics for electrochemical storage
Professor Olivier Guillon studied materials science and engineering at the Ecole des Mines d'Alès and completed his PhD on the non-linear behaviour of ferroelectric ceramics in France. He then joined, as a post-doc researcher, the group of Professor Jürgen Rödel at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Focusing on constrained sintering, he also visited the group of Professor Raj Bordia at the University of Washington (USA) and established in Darmstadt a DFG funded Emmy Noether Group on new ceramic processes. After spending two years at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena as Professor of Mechanics of Functional Materials, he became Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Materials Synthesis and Processing (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) and Professor at the RWTH Aachen University in 2014. His research interests encompass thermal barrier coatings and ceramic matrix composites, solid oxide fuel/electrolysis cells, gas separation membranes and batteries. The development and processing of solid electrolytes for lithium and sodium ions and their integration into all-solid-state batteries play a key role in this regard.