- A concise desk reference work for material scientists working with energy systems
- Bridges the divide between materials science and engineering of complex system
- Significantly more cost-effective than purchase of the main Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology for departmental budgets
The range of energy systems carried by this volume is inclusive, encompassing thermal and gas turbines, renewable power, fuel cells (low and high temperature), nuclear power generation (fission and fusion) and the transmission and storage of the energy produced. The editors consider aspects of the hydrogen economy, as well as the materials employed in the design of batteries, and in energy conversion in a range of devices and actuators. Over 80 articles have been selected which discuss the applications of materials to these energy systems, with emphasis placed upon the generation of nuclear energy. The whole assembly provides the reader with an up-to-date understanding of the applications of the entire range of materials of engineering importance, across metals, ceramics and polymeric materials.
This volume is of interest to both professionals working with materials/energy in academia and also professionals within both the materials development and energy industries.