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Applications of Nanomaterials in Energy Storage and Electronics

New Frontiers of Graphene Based Nanohybrids for Energy Harvesting Applications

Author(s): Sriparna De*, Arpita Adhikari and Dipankar Chattopadhyay

Pp: 78-103 (26)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050714122030008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Graphene has gained recognition within the research community owing to its fascinating properties in the plethora of energy-related applications. The properties include high thermal and electrical conductivity, greater mechanical strength, optical translucency, intrinsic flexibility, massive surface area, and distinctive two-dimensional structure. Graphene is highly competent in enriching the functional performance, endurance, stability of many applications. However, still ample research diversity will be desirable for graphene commercialization in energy sectors. This intuitive scrutinization reconnoitered the talented employment arena of graphene in various energy storage and harvesting fields. The amplification of the versatile applicability of graphene and comprehensive perception regarding pros and cons of graphene based nanohybrids could critically pinpoint current constrictions by upgrading its characteristics performance. The chapter provides an insight into the unique features of graphene and amalgamation with nanomaterials to enlighten its various energy-related applications, including supercapacitors, biosensors, solar cells, batteries. With the breakneck miniaturization in the employment of graphene in various energy-relevant applications, it is crucial to epitomize align="center" and figure out the progressive momentum of graphene and its nanohybrids in several energy-related application territories. 

Keywords: Batteries, Conductivity, Energy storage, Energy harvesting, Fuel cell, Graphene, Nanomaterial, Nanohybrid, Surface area, Sensor, Supercapacitor, Solar cell.

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