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Introduction to Materials for Advanced Energy Systems

Authors: Tong, Colin

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  • Includes pedagogical features such as in-depth side bars, worked-out and end-of- chapter exercises, and many references to further reading
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of materials-based solutions for major and emerging energy systems
  • Brings together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights
  • Covers the application of scientific and engineering principles of materials to enable a wide range of energy generation and storage systems
  • Explains the complex relationships among materials selection, optimizing design and component operating conditions
  • Envisions research and development trends of novel emerging materials for future hybrid energy systems with high efficiency and low cost
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About this Textbook

This first of its kind text enables today’s students to understand current and future energy challenges, to acquire skills for selecting and using materials and manufacturing processes in the design of energy systems, and to develop a cross-functional approach to materials, mechanics, electronics and processes of energy production. While taking economic and regulatory aspects into account, this textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the range of materials used for advanced energy systems, including fossil, nuclear, solar, bio, wind, geothermal, ocean and hydropower, hydrogen, and nuclear, as well as thermal energy storage and electrochemical storage in fuel cells. A separate chapter is devoted to emerging energy harvesting systems.

Integrated coverage includes the application of scientific and engineering principles to materials that enable different types of energy systems. Properties, performance, modeling, fabrication, characterization and application of structural, functional and hybrid materials are described for each energy system. Readers will appreciate the complex relationships among materials selection, optimizing design, and component operating conditions in each energy system. Research and development trends of novel emerging materials for future hybrid energy systems are also considered. Each chapter is basically a self-contained unit, easily enabling instructors to adapt the book for coursework.

This textbook is suitable for students in science and engineering who seek to obtain a comprehensive understanding of different energy processes, and how materials enable energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. In setting forth the latest advances and new frontiers of research, the text also serves as a comprehensive reference on energy materials for experienced materials scientists, engineers, and physicists.

  •          Includes pedagogical features such as in-depth side bars, worked-out and end-of- chapter exercises, and many references to further reading
  •          Provides comprehensive coverage of materials-based solutions for major and emerging energy systems
  •          Brings together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights

 

About the authors

Colin Tong is a materials expert with considerable professional experience in the past two decades. He received his PhD from Tsinghua University, and has been a researcher at the University of Michigan and at Arizona State University. Dr. Tong has published three books, over 30 peer-reviewed articles, and he holds 7 patents.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98002-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98001-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Materials for Advanced Energy Systems
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98002-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98002-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98001-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 911
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 235 illustrations in colour
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