Advanced Ceramics for Energy Conversion and Storage
Elsevier Series on Advanced Ceramic Materials Series

Coordinator: Guillon Olivier

Language: Anglais
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In order to enable an affordable, sustainable, fossil-free future energy supply, research activities have been intensified in recent years. This book focuses on ceramic materials for energy conversion and storage technologies. The rapid accumulation of results has been evaluated and summarized by recognized experts working in their respective fields in the form of separate and complementary chapters. The book is a valuable reference source covering the following application areas:

- Ceramic materials and coatings for gas turbines - Heat storage and exchange materials, absorber for solar thermal energy - Thermoelectrics (mainly oxide, not all kinds of compounds) - Ceramics for nuclear energy (nuclear fission, but also nuclear fusion) - Ceramic gas separation membranes (mixed ionic electronic conductors for oxygen or hydrogen separation, CO2 capture, etc.) - Solid oxide cells (fuel cells and high temperature electrolysis) including solid electrolytes, anodes and cathodes - Low and high temperature batteries (electrochemical storage, lithium and sodium based) - Photocatalytic water splitting, CO2 reduction

For academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in ceramic materials for the energy sector; the book will offer a sound base for understanding the chemical and physical processes and the ceramic materials that make them possible. The book is also suitable for people with a solid base in materials science and engineering that want to specialize in ceramics.



  • Presents an extensive overview of ceramic materials involved in energy conversion and storage
  • Updates on the tremendous progress that has been achieved in recent years
  • Showcases authors at the forefront of their fields, including results from the huge amount of published data
  • Provides a list of requirements for the materials used for each energy technology
  • Includes an evaluation and comparison of materials available, including their structure, properties and performance

Introduction: The future of our energy supply relies on ceramic materials

Part 1: Ceramics for Power Generation 1. High temperature materials for gas turbines 2. Ceramic for nuclear fission 3. Ceramics for fusion 4. Ceramics for Concentrated Solar Power applications, from thermophysical properties to solar absorbers

Part 2: Ceramics for Energy Harvesting 5. Thermoelectrics 6. Piezoelectrics 7. Ceramic for photocatalysis and photovoltaics

Part 3: Ceramics for Electrochemical Applications 8. Fundamentals of Electrical Conduction in Ceramics 9. Ceramic gas separation membranes 10. Solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells 11. Ceramics for electrochemical storage

Professor Olivier Guillon studied materials science and engineering at the Ecole des Mines d’Alès and completed his PhD on the non-linear behaviour of ferroelectric ceramics in France. He then joined, as a post-doc researcher, the group of Professor Jürgen Rödel at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Focusing on constrained sintering, he also visited the group of Professor Raj Bordia at the University of Washington (USA) and established in Darmstadt a DFG funded Emmy Noether Group on new ceramic processes. After spending two years at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena as Professor of Mechanics of Functional Materials, he became Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Materials Synthesis and Processing (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) and Professor at the RWTH Aachen University in 2014. His research interests encompass thermal barrier coatings and ceramic matrix composites, solid oxide fuel/electrolysis cells, gas separation membranes and batteries. The development and processing of solid electrolytes for lithium and sodium ions and their integration into all-solid-state batteries play a key role in this regard.