Perspectives and Future Trends

  • Colin Tong


Future materials need to meet great challenges for provisioning a clean, safe, secure, and sustainable energy supply to underpin a reasonable standard of living for the world’s population. Advanced structural and functional materials will evolve incrementally in fossil fuel and nuclear power generation, renewable power generation, energy storage, and electricity transmission with extended operating life, increased environmental resistance, and intelligent monitor systems. This chapter will present perspectives and future trends of novel materials development in advanced energy systems, including sustainability and materials security, metamaterials and nanomaterials, artificial photosynthesis, structural power composites, energy storage materials, and alternative hybrid systems.


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