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Advanced Materials for energy science

New Catalysts for Energy Conversion

Abstract: For many decades to come we shall still rely on fossil resources and as new sustainable energy sources emerge there will be a need for averaging out the temporal variation. Both schemes will require extensive use of heterogeneous catalysts […]

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Electrocatalytic Pathways for Oxygen Reduction in Aqueous and Non Aqueous Environments

Abstract: Recent advances in our understanding of alternative active sites for oxygen reduction has provided for the basis of its molecular design. This presentation put these developments in the context of more than two decades of effort devoted to engendering […]

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Material Design for Solar Fuel Production

Abstract: Sunlight is a clean, renewable and abundant energy source on the earth. Its conversion to hydrogen has been considered an ideal solution to counter the depletion and environmental problems of fossil fuels. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is an ideal […]

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Functional Nanocrystal Solids: A Modular Approach to Materials Design

Abstract: Colloidal nanocrystals can combine the advantages of crystalline inorganic semiconductors with the size-tunable electronic structure and inexpensive solution-based device fabrication[1]. Single-and multicomponent nanocrystal assemblies, also known as superlattices, provide a powerful general platform for designing two-and three-dimensional solids with […]

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Electrochemistry and Photophysics

Abstract:   Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), those comprising inorganic titania, molecular chromophores, and redox shuttles, have shown promise as a low-tech alternative to pricy silicon-based solar cells. In order to improve the photon-to-electron conversion quantum efficiency, lots of efforts have […]

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Thermoelectric Clathrate Compounds

Abstract :  Thermoelectric power generation has attracted much attention in times of energy shortage. Direct conversion from waste heat to electrical energy is feasible by using a thermoelectric module made of p- and n-type materials [1]. Efficient thermoelectric materials need […]

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Metal-Organic Framework Materials for Energy Applications

Abstract :  Metal-organic framework (MOF) materials present large surface areas (as great as 7 square kilometers per kilogram) and crystallographically well-defined porosity on the molecular scale. These properties make MOFs attractive candidates for storage and release of ambient-temperature natural gas […]

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Thermoelectric Clathrate Compounds

Abstract: Thermoelectric power generation has attracted much attention in times of energy shortage. Direct conversion from waste heat to electrical energy is feasible by using a thermoelectric module made of p- and n-type materials [1]. Efficient thermoelectric materials need to […]

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Metal-Organic Framework Materials for Energy Applications

Abstract: Metal-organic framework (MOF) materials present large surface areas (as great as 7 square kilometers per kilogram) and crystallographically well-defined porosity on the molecularscale. These properties make MOFs attractive candidates for storage and release of ambient-temperature natural gas and for […]

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Nanogenerators as New Energy Technology and Piezotrinics for Functional Systems

Abstract Developing wireless nanodevices and nanosystems is of critical importance for sensing, medical science, environmental/infrastructure monitoring, defense technology and even personal electronics. It is highly desirable for wireless devices to be self-powered without using battery. Nanogenerators (NGs) have been developed […]

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