Polymer-Engineered Nanostructures for Advanced Energy Applications

  • Zhiqun Lin
  • Yingkui Yang
  • Aiqing Zhang

Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Engineering Nanostructures with Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cheng Fang, Youhong Tang
      Pages 31-50
    3. Sze-Chun Yiu, Cheuk-Lam Ho, Wai-Yeung Wong
      Pages 51-70
    4. Liangxiao Tan, Kewei Wang, Qingyin Li, Yuwan Yang, Yunfei Liu, Bien Tan
      Pages 71-150
    5. Xiaolu Jia, Haiying Tan, Jintao Zhu
      Pages 151-172
    6. Yajnaseni Biswas, Somdeb Jana, Madhab Dule, Tarun K. Mandal
      Pages 173-304
  3. Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Alexandra Ho, Suxi Wang, Xu Li, Haifei Zhang
      Pages 307-335
    3. Yuchen Liu, Shiren Wang
      Pages 337-364
    4. Wei Wang, Dmitry Bedrov, Paschalis Alexandridis
      Pages 481-510
    5. Yang Shen, Xin Zhang, Yuanhua Lin, Ce-Wen Nan
      Pages 511-534
  4. Nanostructured Materials for Energy Conversion

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of engineering nanostructures mediated by functional polymers in combination with optimal synthesis and processing techniques. The focus is on polymer-engineered nanostructures for advanced energy applications.

It discusses a variety of polymers that function as precursors, templates, nano-reactors, surfactants, stabilizers, modifiers, dopants, and spacers for directing self-assembly, assisting organization, and templating growth of numerous diverse nanostructures. 

It also presents a wide range of polymer processing techniques that enable the efficient design and optimal fabrication of nanostructured polymers, inorganics, and organic–inorganic nanocomposites using in-situ hybridization and/or ex-situ recombination methodologies. 

Combining state-of-the-art knowledge from polymer-guided fabrication of advanced nanostructures and their unique properties, it especially highlights the new, cutting-edge breakthroughs, future horizons, and insights into such nanostructured materials in applications such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, batteries, supercapacitors, photocatalysis, and hydrogen generation and storage. It offers an instructive and approachable guide to polymer-engineered nanostructures for further development of advanced energy materials to meet ever-increasing global energy demands. 

Interdisciplinary and broad perspectives from internationally respected contributors ensure this book serves as a valuable reference source for scientists, students, and engineers working in polymer science, renewable energy materials, materials engineering, chemistry, physics, surface/interface science, and nanotechnology. It is also suitable as a textbook for universities, institutes, and industrial institutions.


Engineering Nanostructures Nanostructured Polymers Nanostructured Materials Polymer-engineered Nanostructures Advanced Energy Materials Polymer Nanoreactor

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhiqun Lin
    • 1
  • Yingkui Yang
    • 2
  • Aiqing Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of Chemistry & Materials ScienceSouth-Central University for NationalitiesWuhanChina
  3. 3.School of Chemistry & Materials ScienceSouth-Central University for NationalitiesWuhanChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57002-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57003-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-0181
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0761
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