Functional Materials: For Energy, Sustainable Development and Biomedical Sciences

Praise for Functional Materials

“Functional Materials textbook is not simply a review of the vast body of literature of the recent years, as it holds the focus upon various aspects of application. Moreover, it selects only a few topics in favor of a solid and thorough treatment of the relevant aspects. This book comes in a good time, when a large body of academic literature has been accumulated and is waiting for a critical inspection in the light of the real demands of application.” – Professor Gerhard Wegner, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

The chapters cover three important fields in the development of functional materials: energy, environment, and biomedical applications. These topics are explained and discussed from both an experimental and a theoretical perspective. Functional organic and inorganic materials are at the center of most technological breakthroughs. Therefore, the understanding of material properties is fundamental to the development of novel functionalities and applications.

  • A unique and timely overview for graduate students with backgrounds in chemistry, physics and engineering, and scientists keen to broaden their knowledge in both the fundamentals and applications of functional materials

From the Table of Contents:

  • Synthesis, functionalization and properties of fullerenes and graphene materials
  • Conjugated polymers for organic electronics
  • Electrochemical energy storage systems
  • Functional ionic liquids electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries
  • Solid polymer proton conducting electrolytes for fuel cells
  • Supercritical adsorption of hydrogen on microporous adsorbents

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