Offering comprehensive coverage of this hot topic, this two-volume handbook and ready reference treats a wide range of important aspects, from synthesis and properties of carbon nanomaterials to their applications as metal-free catalysts in important industrial processes. Following a look at the development of various important graphitic carbon materials and carbon-based catalyst supports, subsequent sections deal with a mechanistic understanding for the molecular design of efficient carbon-based metal-free catalysts, with a special emphasis on heteroatom-doped carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphite along with recent advances in the development of carbon-based metal-free catalysts. Examples of important industrial processes covered include clean energy conversion and storage, environmental protection, and synthetic chemistry. The book is rounded off by a summary of the current challenges and future opportunities in this exciting field. With contributions from world-leading scientists, this is an indispensable source of information for academic and industrial researchers in catalysis, green chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, energy technology and chemical engineering, as well as graduates and scientists entering the field.
Provides in-depth knowledge of flexible energy conversion and storage devices-covering aspects from materials to technologies. Written by leading experts on various critical issues in this emerging field, this book reviews the recent progresses on flexible energy conversion and storage devices, such as batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, and fuel cells. It introduces not only the basic principles and strategies to make a device flexible, but also the applicable materials and technologies, such as polymers, carbon materials, nanotechnologies and textile technologies. It also discusses the perspectives for different devices.
This book covers advanced topics in dynamic modeling of soil-foundation interaction, as well as the response of elastic semi-infinite media from an applications viewpoint. Advanced concepts such as solutions for analysis of elastic semi-infinite mediums, fluid motion in porous media, and nonlinearities in dynamic behavior are explained in great detail. Related theories and numerical analysis for vertical vibration, and rocking vibration of a rigid rectangular mass-less plate, and horizontal vibration of a rigid mass-less plate are presented. Throughout the book, a strong emphasis is placed on applications, and a laboratory model for elastic half-space medium is provided.