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Introduction to Materials for Advanced Energy Systems

Introduction to Materials for Advanced Energy Systems
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1 Materials based solutions to advanced energy systems


1.1  Advanced energy technology and contemporary issues

1.1.1        Challenges and concerns

1.1.2        The role of the advanced materials

1.1.3        Solutions for future energy systems

1.2  Fundamentals of energy systems

1.2.1        Energy and service

1.2.2        Energy process characterization  The laws of thermodynamics  Macroscopic and microscopic energy systems  Entropy and enthalpy  Chemical kinetics  Energy availability


1.2.3        Energy calculations and accounting  Energy efficiency  Heating values

1.2.4        General energy devices  Conversion devices  Energy storage  Systems engineering  Electricity

1.2.5        Sustainable energy

1.3  Materials development for advanced energy systems

1.3.1        Functional surface technologies

1.3.2        Materials integration in sustainable energy systems

1.3.3        Higher-performance materials

1.3.4        Sustainable manufacturing of materials

1.3.5        Materials and process development acceleration tools   

1.4  Summary



2 Fundamentals of materials used in energy systems


2.1 Structures of solids

2.1.1 Atomic structures

2.1.2 Crystal structures Structures for elements Structures for compounds Solid solutions

2.1.3 Crystal diffraction Phase difference and Bragg's law Scattering Reciprocal space Wave vector representation

2.1.4 Defects in solids Point defects Line defects Edge dislocations Screw dislocations Burger's vector and burger circuit Dislocation motion Planar defects Grain boundaries Twin boundaries Three-dimensional defects

2.1.5 Diffusion in solids Atomic theory Random walk Other mass transport mechanisms Permeability versus diffusion Convection versus diffusion Mathematics of diffusion Steady state diffusion Non-steady state diffusion

2.1.6 Electronic structure of solids Waves and electrons Representation of waves Matter waves Superposition Electron waves Quantum mechanics Electron energy band representations Real energy band structures Other aspects of electron energy band structure

2.2 Phase equilibria

2.2.1 The Gibbs phase rule The phase rule on equilibrium among phases< Applications of the phase rule Construction of phase diagrams The tie line principle The lever rule

2.2.2 Nucleation and growth of phases Thermodynamics of phase transformations Nucleation

2.3 Mechanical properties

2.3.1 Elasticity relationships Ture versus engineering strain Nature of elasticity and Young's Modulus Hook's law Poisson's ratio Normal forces

2.3.2 Plasticity observations

2.3.3 Role of dislocation in deformation of crystalline materials

2.3.4 Deformation of noncrystalline materials Thermal behavior of amorphous solids Time-dependent deformation of amorphous materials Models for network Elastomers

2.4 Electronic properties of materials

2.4.1 Occupation of electronic states Density of states function The Fermi-Dirac distribution function Occupancy of electronic states

2.4.2 Position of the Fermi energy

2.4.3 Electronic properties of metals Free electron theory for electrical conduction Quantum theory of electronic conduction Superconductivity

2.4.4 Semiconductors Intrinsic semiconductors Extrinsic semiconductors Semiconductor measurements

2.4.5 Electrical behavior of organic materials

2.4.6 Junctions and devices and the nanoscale Junctions Metal-metal junctions Metal-semiconductor junctions Semiconductor-semiconductor PN junctions Selected devices Passive devices Active devices Nanostructures and nanodevices Heterojunction nanostructures 2-D and 3-D nanostructures

2.5 Computational modeling of materials

2.5.1 The challenge of complexity

2.5.2 Materials design with predictive capability

2.5.3 Materials modeling approaches

2.6 Advanced experimental techniques for materials characterization

2.6.1 Dynamic mechanical spectroscopy

2.6.2 Nanoindentation

2.6.3 Light microscopy

2.6.4 Electron microscopy

2.6.5 Atom probe tomography

2.6.6 Advanced X-ray characterization

2.6.7 Neutron scattering

2.7 Integrated materials process control

2.7.1 Process control and its constituents Sensing techniques Input parameters for combustion control

2.7.2 Diagnostic techniques Optical diagnostics Solid-state sensors

2.8 Summary



3 Advanced materials enable energy production from fossil fuels


            3.1 Materials technology status and challenges in fossil energy systems

3.1.1 Boilers

3.1.2 Steam turbines

3.1.3 Gas turbines

3.1.4 Gasifiers

3.1.5 CO2 capture and storage

3.1.6 Perspectives

3.2 Materials for ultra-supercritical applications

3.2.1 High temperature alloys

            3.2.2 Advanced refractory materials for slagging gasifiers

            3.2.3 Breakthrough materials

            3.3 Coatings and protection materials for steam system

3.3.1 High temperature and high pressure coatings

                        3.3.2 Oxygen ion selective ceramic membranes for carbon capture

           3.4 Materials for deep oil and gas well drilling and construction

                        3.4.1 High stress and corrosion resistant propping agents

                        3.4.2 Erosion- and corrosion-resistant coatings

                        3.4.3 Wear resistant coatings

                        3.4.4 High strength and corrosion resistant alloys for use in well

                                 casings and deep well drill pipe

           3.5 Materials for sensing in harsh environments



4        Materials-based solutions to solar energy system


4.1  Solar energy technologies

4.1.1        Photovoltaic technologies  Residential photovoltaic  Utility-scale flat-plate thin film photovoltaic  Utility-scale photovoltaic concentrators

4.1.2        Solar thermal technologies  Unglazed collectors  Glazed collectors  Parabolic trough  Vacuum tube collectors  Linear Fresnel lens reflectors Solar Stirling engine

4.2  Photovoltaic materials and devices

4.2.1        Crystalline silicon PV cells Mono-crystal silicon PVs  Polycrystalline silicon PVs Emitter wrap-through cells

4.2.2        Thin-film PV cells Amorphous Silicon Cells Amorphous-Si, double or triple junctions Tandem amorphous-Si and multi-crystalline-Si Ultra-thin silicon wafers Cadmium telluride and cadmium sulphide Copper indium selenide and copper indium gallium selenide

4.2.3        Compound semiconductor PV cells Space PV cells

                                               Light absorbing dyes

                                               Organic and polymer PV

                                              Flexible plastic organic transparent cells

                                            4.2.4 Nanotechnology for PV cell fabrication

                                              Silicon nanowires

                                             Carbon nanotubes

                                              Graphene-based solar cells

                                              Quantum dots

                                              Hot carrier solar cell

                                             Nanoscale surfaces reduce reflection and increase

                                                                 capture of the full spectrum of sunlight

4.2.5 Hybrid solar cells Hybrid organic-metal PVs Hybrid organic-organic PVs

4.2.6 Inexpensive plastic solar cells or panels that are mounted on

         curved surfaces

4.3 Advanced materials for solar thermal collectors

4.3.1 Desirable features of solar thermal collector materials Transparent cover Insulation Evacuated-tube collectors

4.3.2 Polymer materials in solar thermal collectors

4.3.3 Corrosion resistant materials in contact with molten salts

4.4 Reflecting materials for solar cookers

4.5 Optical materials for absorbers

4.5.1 Metals

4.5.2 Selective coatings Intrinsic absorption coatings Semiconductor-metal tandems Multilayer absorbers Metal-dielectric composite coatings Surface texturing Selectively solar-transmitting coating on a blackbody-like absorber

4.5.3 Heat pipes

4.5.4 Metamaterial solar absorbers Metal-dielectric nanocomposites with tailored plasmonic response Light weight broadband nanocomposite perfect absorbers Prospects and future trends

4.6 Thermal energy storage materials

4.6.1 Sensible thermal energy storage

4.6.2 Underground thermal energy storage

4.6.3 Phase change materials

4.6.4 Thermal energy storage via chemical reactions



5 Advanced materials enable renewable geothermal energy capture and generation


            5.1 Geothermal technologies

5.1.1 Geothermal resources for geothermal energy development

5.1.2 Geothermal electricity

5.1.3 Enhanced geothermal systems and other advanced geothermal technologies

5.1.4 Direct use of geothermal energy

5.2 Hard materials for downhole rock drilling

5.3 Advanced cements for geothermal wells

5.4 Geothermal heat pumps

5.4.1 Pumping materials

5.4.2 Pumping technology

5.4.3 Heat pump applications

5.5 Materials for transmission pipelines and distribution netorks

5.6 Materials for heat exchange systems

5.6.1 Heat exchange fluids

5.6.2 Heat exchanger coatings

5.6.3 Polymer heat exchangers

5.6.4 Heat convector materials

5.6.5 Refrigeration materials for cooling systems

            5.7 Corrosion protection and material selection for geothermal systems



6 Advanced materials enable renewable wind energy capture and generation


            6.1 Wind resources

                        6.1.1 Wind quality

                        6.1.2 Variation of wind speed with elevation

                        6.1.3 Air density

                        6.1.4 Wind forecasting

                        6.1.5 Offshore wind

                        6.1.6 Maximum wind turbine efficiency: The Betz ratio

6.2 Materials requirements of wind machinery and generating systems

            6.2.1 Driven components




            Gear boxes


            6.2.2 Tower

             Tower structure

             Tower flange

             Power electronics

            6.2.3 Rotor


            Blade extender


            Pitch drive

            6.2.4 Nacelle







            Cooling system


            Yaw drive

            6.2.5 Balance-of-station subsystems

            6.2.6 System design challenges

6.3 Wind turbine types and structures

6.3.1 Horizontal-axis wind turbines

6.3.2 Vertical-axis wind turbines

6.3.3 Upwind wind turbines and downwind wind turbines

6.3.4 Darrieus turbines

6.3.5 Savonius turbines

6.3.6 Giant Multi-megawatt turbines

6.4 General materials used in wind turbines

                      6.4.1 Cast iron and steel

                      6.4.2 Composite materials

                      6.4.3 Rare earth elements in magnet

                      6.4.4 Copper

                      6.4.5 Reinforced concrete

6.5 Light weight composite materials for wind turbine blades

                     6.5.1 Reinforcement

                     6.5.2 Matrix      

6.6 Smart and stealth wind turbine blade materials

6.7 Permanent-magnet generators for wind turbine applications

6.8 Future prospects



7 Advanced materials for ocean energy and hydropower

7.1 Materials requirements for ocean energy technologies

7.1.1 Tidal power

7.1.2 Ocean current

7.1.3 Wave energy

7.1.4 Ocean thermal energy

7.1.5 Salinity gradient

7.2 Advanced materials and devices for ocean energy

                        7.2.1 Structure & prime mover

                        7.2.2 Foundations & moorings

                        7.2.3 Power take off

                        7.2.4 Control

            7.2.5 Installation

            7.2.6 Connection

            7.2.7 Operations & maintenance

7.3 Wave energy converters

                        7.3.1 Types of WEC

7.4 Tidal energy converters

                        7.4.1. Types of TEC

            7.4.2. Further Permutations

7.5 Arrays

7.6 Challenges faced by the ocean energy

                        7.6.1 Predictability

                        7.6.2 Manufacturability

                        7.6.3 Installability

                        7.6.4 Operability

                        7.6.5 Survivability

            7.6.6 Reliability

            7.6.7 Affordability

7.7 Materials requirements for hydropower system

            7.7.1 Retaining structure materials for dams and dikes

            7.7.2 Structural materials and surface coatings for turbines runners, draft tubes

                     and penstocks      



8 Biomass for bioenergy

8.1 Materials requirements for biomass technologies

                        8.1.1 Biomass for power and heat

                        8.1.2 Biogas

                        8.1.3 Biofuels

                        8.1.4 Biorefineries

8.2 Corrosion resistant materials for biofuels

                        8.2.1 Metal and its alloys

                        8.2.2 Elastomers

8.3 Nanocatalysts for conversion of biomass to biofuel

                        8.3.1 Nanocatalysts for biomass gasification

                        8.3.2 Nanocatalysts for biomass liquefaction 

8.4 Coal-to-liquid fuels

                        8.4.1 Basic chemistry

            8.4.2 CTL technology options

8.5 Materials for combustion processes

8.6 Materials for capturing CO2 for using as a nutrient to cultivate alga

8.7 Materials for water filtration and desalination



9 Hydrogen and fuel cells

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Hydrogen generation technology

 9.2.1 Steam methane reforming

 9.2.2 Electrolysis

9.3 Hydrogen conversion and storage technology

                        9.3.1 Fuel cells

                        9.3.2 Hydrogen gas turbines

            9.3.3 Compressed hydrogen gas

                        9.3.4 Liquid hydrogen storage in tanks

                        9.3.5 Physisorption of hydrogen and its storage in solid structures

9.4 Materials-based hydrogen storage

 9.4.1 Nanoconfined hydrogen storage materials

 9.4.2 Complex hydrides

 9.4.3 Reversible hydrides

 9.4.4 Hydrogen storage in carbonaceous materials

                        9.4.5 Hydrogen storage in zeolites and glass microspheres

                        9.4.6 Hydrogen storage in organic frameworks

                        9.4.7 Hydrogen Storage in Polymers

9.4.8 Hydrogen storage in formic acid

9.5 Fuel cell materials

                        9.5.1 Anode Materials

                        9.5.2 Cathode Materials

                        9.5.3 Electrolytes

                        9.5.4 Catalysts (Catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction)

                        9.5.5 Sputtering Targets

            9.5.6 Current Collectors (Higher-temperature proton conducting materials)

            9.5.7 Support Materials (Low-cost materials resistant to hydrogen-assisted

                     cracking and embrittlement)

9.6 Applications of fuel cells

9.6.1 Alkaline Fuel Cells

9.6.2 Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

                        9.6.3 Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

9.6.4 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells

9.6.5 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

9.6.6 Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

                        9.6.7 Solid oxide fuel cells

                        9.6.8 Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells



10 Role of materials to advanced nuclear energy


10.1 Fission and fusion technologies

10.1.1 Nuclear reactors

            10.1.2 Nuclear power fuel resources (fuel cycle)

            10.1.3 Fusion energy

                           Magnetic fusion energy

                           Inertial fusion energy

10.2 Materials selection criteria

                        10.2.1 General considerations

                        10.2.2 General mechanical properties


                                       Dimension stability

                                       Corrosion resistance

                                       Heat transfer properties

                        10.2.3 Special considerations

                                       Neutronic properties

                                       Susceptibility to induced radioactivity

                                       Radiation stability

10.3 Materials for reactor components

 10.3.1 Structure and fuel cladding materials

    Advanced radiation resistant structural materials

                Ultrahigh strength alloys

    Ultrahigh toughness ceramic composites

               Advanced refractory, ceramic, graphitic or coated materials

               Corrosion and damage resistant materials

               Pressure vessel steel

    Corrosion resistant nickel base alloys

    Dimensionally stable zirconium fuel cladding

                           Ultra high temperature resistance structural materials

                         10.3.2 Moderators and reflectors

                         10.3.3 Control materials

                         10.3.4 Coolants

                          10.3.5 Shielding materials

     10.4 Nuclear fuels

                         10.4.1 Metallic fuels

             10.4.2 Ceramic fuels

                10.5 Cladding materials

^ Zirconium-based cladding 3-14

                        10.5.2 Iron-based cladding 3-19

                        10.5.3 Advanced gas-cooled reactor cladding 3-19

     10.6 Low energy nuclear reactions in condensed matter

                 10.7 Advanced computational materials performance modeling



11. Emerging materials for energy harvesting

11. 1 Introduction

11.2 Thermoelectric Materials

11.2.1 Characterizations of thermoelectric Materials

11.2.2 Structures

            Oxides and Silicides

Half-Heusler compounds

Skutterudite Materials

                        Clatherate Materials

11.2.3 Properties

Thermal Conductivity

Fermi Surface


             11.2.4 Nano-materials

             11.2.5 Applications

11.3 Piezoelectric Materials

            11.3.1 Fundamentals of piezoelectricity

              11.3.2 Equivalent circuit of a piezoelectric harvester

              11.3.4 Advances of piezoelectric materials


                         Single crystals



            11.3.5 Energy harvesting piezoelectric devices

               11.3.6 Applications

11.4 Pyroelectric materials

            11.4.1 The pyroelectric effect

            11.4.2 Types of pyroelectric materials

            11.4.3 Pyroelectric cycles for energy harvesting

            11.4.4 Pyroelectric harvesting devices

            11.4.5 Applications

11.5 Magnetic Induction system

            11.5.1 Architecture and Operational Mechanism

11.5.2 Magnet-through-coil Induction Geometry Magnetic flux Generated by the Bar Magnet Coil Inductance and Resistance Voltage and Power Generation

11.5.3 Magnet-across-coils Induction Geometry Magnetic Field Generated by the Magnets Magnetic Field Generated by Coil Current Coil Self-Inductance, Mutual Inductance, and Resistance Voltage and Power Generation

11.5.4 Magnetic materials

11.5.5 Magnetic devices

11.5.6 Applications

      11.6 Mechanoelectric energy harvesting materials



12 Perspectives and future trends

     12.1 Sustainability

12.1.1 Efficient use of energy-intensive materials

12.1.2 Retention of strategic materials

12.1.3 Extraction technologies to recycle strategic materials

12.1.4 Green manufacturing and energy production processes

12.1.5 Mitigation of negative impacts of energy technology and economic growth

    12.2 Metamaterials and nanomaterials for energy systems  

    12.3 Artificial photosynthesis

    12.4 Structural power composites

    12.5 Future energy storage materials

    12.6 Hybrid Alternative Energy Systems

12.6.1 Combining alternative energy components

12.6.2 Uses for hybrid energy systems

12.6.3 Solar and wind power combinations

12.6.4 Pumped-storage and wind generated hydroelectricity

12.6.5 Harvesting zero-point energy from the vacuum

12.6.6 Combined energy harvesting techniques




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