Nanoelectrodes : energy conversion and storage

Wallace, Gordon G., Chen, Jun, Mozer, Attila J., Forsyth, Maria, MacFarlane, Douglas R. and Wang, Calyun 2009, Nanoelectrodes : energy conversion and storage, Materials today, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 20-27.

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Title Nanoelectrodes : energy conversion and storage
Author(s) Wallace, Gordon G.
Chen, Jun
Mozer, Attila J.
Forsyth, Maria
MacFarlane, Douglas R.
Wang, Calyun
Journal name Materials today
Volume number 12
Issue number 6
Start page 20
End page 27
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-06
ISSN 1369-7021
Summary Nanosized materials are known to take on peculiar properties compared to the bulk material. Their electronic and mechanical properties are known to improve e.g. higher electrical conductivity and greater strength. Their electrochemical redox properties can change dramatically, e.g. in the case of Ag°, the E° value for Ag° → Ag+ + e can change by up to half a volt as the particle size decreases. Nanodimensional materials also have an extraordinarily high surface area to volume ratio. All of these properties would bring beneficial effects if they could be retained when the material is assembled into a structure capable of being used as an electrode – nanostructured electrodes.

Here we consider selected examples illustrating the importance of nanostructured electrodes in energy conversion (organic solar cells and fuel cells) and storage (batteries and capacitors). These examples involve the use of inorganic as well as organic conducting and semiconducting materials.
Language eng
Field of Research 039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030286

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
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