Sources for alternative energy are increasingly necessary given the rapid consumption of nonrenewable energy sources such as fossil fuels. In a similar vein, rapid resource consumption has attributed to the pollution of Earth to near-critical levels. As such, scientists have been employing nanotechnology for alternative and sustainable energy applications. Chapter 10 summarizes the use of nanomaterials for energy applications, with examples including nanomaterials for fuel cells, high-performance batteries, and solar cells.
Hydrogen storage; proton-exchange membranes; solar cells