Sol-Gel Materials for Energy, Environment and Electronic Applications

  • Suresh C. Pillai
  • Sarah Hehir

Part of the Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies book series (Adv.Sol-Gel Deriv. Materials Technol.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Saoirse Dervin, Suresh C. Pillai
    Pages 1-22
  3. S. Anas, K. V. Mahesh, M. Jeen Maria, S. Ananthakumar
    Pages 23-59
  4. Guillaume Naudin, Davide R. Ceratti, Marco Faustini
    Pages 61-99
  5. Aine M. Whelan
    Pages 121-153
  6. Killian Barton, Maikki Cullen, Brendan Duffy
    Pages 197-241
  7. Honey John, Maheswary Kavirajan Kavitha
    Pages 243-269
  8. Sanjay Gopal Ullattil, Pradeepan Periyat
    Pages 271-283
  9. Sankar Sasidharan, Rajesh Komban, Shijina Nambiar, Balagopal N. Nair, M. Padmanabhan, Krishna G. Warrier et al.
    Pages 285-312
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 313-315

About this book


This volume provides expert coverage of the state-of-the-art in sol-gel materials for functional applications in energy, environment and electronics. The use of sol-gel technology has become a hotbed for cutting edge developments in many fields due to the accessibility of advanced materials through low energy processes. The book offers a broad view of this growing research area from basic science through high-level applications with the potential for commercialization and industrial use. Taking an integrated approach, expert chapters present a wide range of topics, from photocatalysts, solar cells and optics, to thin films and materials for energy storage and conversion, demonstrating the combined use of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering in the search for solutions to some of the most challenging problems of our time.

  • Offers a complete reference for sol-gel materials for functional applications
  • Provides detailed coverage of a growing field 
  • Presents a wide range of applications, from photovoltaics and battery materials through coatings, materials for waste water treatment, microelectronics and ferroelectrics 
  • Represents essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, Ph.D. researchers, postdocs and academic and industry researchers working in the areas of materials science, engineering, chemistry and nanotechnology


Development of photovoltaic materials Hydrogen generation sol-gel Optoelectronic materials by sol-gel processing Optoelectronic materials sol-gel Photocatalysts Sol-gel coated electronic components Sol-gel environmental applications Sol-gel materials, processing and technology Sol-gel technology book

Editors and affiliations

  • Suresh C. Pillai
    • 1
  • Sarah Hehir
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanotechnology and Bio-Engineering Research GroupInstitute of Technology SligoSligoIreland
  2. 2.Nanotechnology and Bio-Engineering Research GroupInstitute of Technology SligoSligoIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50142-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50144-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-0030
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-0049
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