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Nanocarbons for Energy Conversion: Supramolecular Approaches

  • Naotoshi Nakashima
  • Provides an overview of the structure, properties, and functions of nanocarbons

  • Focuses on an array of energy applications, including fuel cells and Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors

  • Offers a valuable resource for academics and industrial scientists alike


Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Naotoshi Nakashima, Tsuyohiko Fujigaya
    Pages 1-28
  3. Jens Oluf Jensen, David Aili, Yang Hu, Lars N. Cleemann, Qingfeng Li
    Pages 45-79
  4. Koki Urita, Isamu Moriguchi, Naotoshi Nakashima
    Pages 135-158
  5. Gergely Juhasz, Aleksandar Staykov
    Pages 159-174
  6. Yutaka Takaguchi, Tomoyuki Tajima, Hideaki Miyake
    Pages 205-218
  7. Yuta Nabae, Akimitsu Ishihara
    Pages 253-276
  8. Jun Yang, Naotoshi Nakashima
    Pages 277-293
  9. Matsuhiko Nishizawa
    Pages 351-370
  10. Takashi Fukushima, Sho Kitano, Masaaki Sadakiyo, Miho Yamauchi
    Pages 387-417
  11. Seok-Kyu Cho, JongTae Yoo, Sang-Young Lee
    Pages 419-453
  12. Suyeon Hyun, Arumugam Sivanantham, Sangaraju Shanmugam
    Pages 455-496

About this book


This book focuses on nanocarbons (carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanoporous carbon, and carbon black) and related materials for energy conversion, including fuel cells (predominately proton exchange membrane fuel cells [PEMFC]), Li-ion batteries, and supercapacitors. Written by a group of internationally recognized researchers, it offers an in-depth review of the structure, properties, and functions of nanocarbons, and summarizes recent advances in the design, fabrication and characterization of nanocarbon-based catalysts for energy applications. As such, it is an invaluable resource for graduate students, academics and industrial scientists interested in the areas of nanocarbons, energy materials for fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors as well as materials design, and supramolecular science.


Carbon Nanotubes Core-Shell Catalysts Electrocatalysts Graphene for Batteries Li-ion Batteries Mesoporous Carbon-Based Nanocarbon Materials for Energy PEM Fuel Cells Nanoporous Carbon Carbon nanotubes catalyst Carbon nanotubes fuel cell Nanoporous Carbon Carbon Nanotubes Solar Cells Solid Alkaline Fuel Cells Carbon Based Electrodes

Editors and affiliations

  • Naotoshi Nakashima
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER)Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

About the editors

Natoshi Nakashima is currently a professor at Kyushu University in Japan.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


“The reviewer would recommend this book for any researchers working with carbon nanomaterials, particularly nanotubes, as well as researchers working with PEMFCs. Overall, an interesting read that reminds the reader of the impressive versatility and seemingly endless applications of carbon nanomaterials.” (Harry Macpherson, Johnson Matthey Technology Review, Vol. 63 (4), 2019)