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Electrical and Computer Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TK1-9971 (Electrical and Computer Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Hermeticity of electronic packages / Hal Greenhouse, Robert Lowry, Bruce Romenesko
    TK 7870.15 G74 2012eb
    This is a book about the integrity of sealed packages to resist foreign gases and liquids penetrating the seal or an opening (crack) in the packageùespecially critical to the reliability and longevity of electronics. The author explains how to predict the reliability and the longevity of the packages based on leak rate measurements and the assumptions of impurities. Non-specialists in particular will benefit from the author's long involvement in the technology. Hermeticity is a subject that demands practical experience, and solving one problem does not necessarily give one the background to solve another. Thus, the book provides a ready reference to help deal with day to day issues as they arise.

    The book gathers in a single volume a great many issues previously available only in journalsùor only in the experience of working engineers. How to define the ""goodness"" of a seal? How is that seal measured? How does the integrity of the seal affect circuit reliability? What is the significance of the measured integrity of the seal? What is the relationship of Residual Gas Analysis and the seal integrity? The handbook answers these questions and more, providing an analysis of nearly 100 problems representative of the wide variety of challenges that actually occur in industry today.

  • Polymeric solar cells : materials, design, manufacture / edited by Frederik C. Krebs
    TK 2960 P65 2010eb

  • Mcevoy's handbook of photovoltaics : fundamentals and applications / edited by Soteris A. Kalogirou
    TK1087

    Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, Third Edition, is a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices. This fully revised handbook includes brand new sections on smart grids, net metering and the modeling of photovoltaic systems, as well as fully revised content on developments in photovoltaic applications, the economics of PV manufacturing and updated chapters on solar cell function, raw materials, photovoltaic standards, calibration and testing, all with new examples and case studies.

    The editor has assembled internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia around the world to make this a truly global reference. It is essential reading for electrical engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policymakers and physicists working with photovoltaics.

    Presents a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives Covers all things photovoltaics, from the principles of solar cell function and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full photovoltaic systems Includes case studies, practical examples, and reports on the latest advances and worldwide applications

  • Metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures for energy and environmental applications / edited by Raju Kumar Gupta, Mrinmoy Misra
    TK7871.85

    Metal Semiconductor Core-Shell Nanostructures for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a concise, scholarly overview of current research into the characterization of metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures; the book shows how their properties can be best used in energy and environmental applications, particularly for solar cell and catalysis application. Coverage is also given to the effect of metal nanoparticle for charge generation or charge separation. The book is a valuable resource for academic researchers working in the areas of nanotechnology, sustainable energy and chemical engineering, and is also of great use to engineers working in photovoltaic and pollution industries.

    Includes a clear method for synthesis of core-shell nanomaterials Explores how metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures can be used to improve the efficiency of solar cells Explains how the characteristics of metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures make them particularly useful for sustainable energy and environmental applications

  • Wave and tidal generation devices : reliability and availability / Peter Tavner
    TK 1081 T38 2017

  • Clean energy microgrids / edited by Shin'ya Obara and Jorge Morel
    TK3105

    Microgrids are electric power grids composed of loads and distributed energy resources which provide electricity to villages, university campuses and other entities usually smaller than cities which are capable of operating independently from the larger grid if necessary. Such systems are gaining importance in times of rising shares of renewable power and desire for energy resilience.

    There is a need for an updated work and overview describing the latest technology in microgrids and also adding perspectives of economics, environment and energy policies, including microgrids for cold regions, and future trends. The aim of this work is to give this complete overview of the latest technology around the world, and the interrelation with clean energy systems. Topics covered include key concepts and definitions; microgrid communication and control; storage systems for microgrids; microgrid reliability; clean generation in microgrids; country case studies; economics and policies. The book is essential reading for researchers and practicing engineers, as well as advanced students.


  • Energy harvesting for low-power autonomous devices and systems / Jahangir Rastegar and Harbans S. Dhadwal
    TK 2897 R37 2016eb

  • Emerging nanotechnologies in rechargeable energy storage systems / edited by Lide M. Rodriguez-Martinez, Noshin Omar
    TK2941

    Emerging Nanotechnologies in Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems addresses the technical state-of-the-art of nanotechnology for rechargeable energy storage systems. Materials characterization and device-modeling aspects are covered in detail, with additional sections devoted to the application of nanotechnology in batteries for electrical vehicles.

    In the later part of the book, safety and regulatory issues are thoroughly discussed. Users will find a valuable source of information on the latest developments in nanotechnology in rechargeable energy storage systems. This book will be of great use to researchers and graduate students in the fields of nanotechnology, electrical energy storage, and those interested in materials and electrochemical cell development.

    Gives readers working in the rechargeable energy storage sector a greater awareness on how novel nanotechnology oriented methods can help them develop higher-performance batteries and supercapacitor systems Provides focused coverage of the development, process, characterization techniques, modeling, safety and applications of nanomaterials for rechargeable energy storage systems Presents readers with an informed choice in materials selection for rechargeable energy storage devices

  • Standalone photovoltaic (PV) systems for disaster relief and remote areas / Salahuddin Qazi
    TK 1087 Q39 2017

    Standalone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for Disaster Relief and Remote Areas explores the increased demand for energy, including clean energy alternatives and the ways that solar energy is fast becoming a vital source for meeting peak demand, a solution for energy demand in disaster and remote areas, and a viable source to meet emerging energy security needs.

    The book provides a detailed overview of PV systems and applications for disaster and remote areas, and includes a guide on how to provide electricity during outages, along with important discussions on the need for increasing the resilience of the grid. The differences and requirements for standalone, mobile, and portable PV systems are discussed, along with how systems can be deployed, transported, and used in remote areas. In addition, the book discusses the use of solar PV systems to create environmentally friendly power systems for remote communities that can be operated independently, also comparing the costs, emissions, and practical applications of other technologies.

    Types of natural disasters, their effect on peoples' lives, on world economy, impact on electric grid and costs of power outages Energy Needs in the aftermath of disasters and remote areas both in developed and developing Countries, including how PV systems can provide electricity affordably, with resilience and reducing grid impact by way of community solar and solar microgrid Detailed description of the types and components of standalone photovoltaic systems, modeling and simulation and performance analysis New initiatives, programs and case studies for providing solar-generated electricity to low-income people both in the United States and the developing world at low cost Examples of assembling one's own PV module and dye-sensitized solar cells, results, databases and industry standards

  • Recent advances in high-temperature PEM fuel cells / Sivakumar Pasupathi, Juan Carlos Calderon Gomez, Huaneng Su, Harikishan Reddy, Piotr Bujlo, Cordellia Sita
    TK2933.P76

    Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Primers is a series focused on Energy applications. Its concise volumes present those coming into this broad and multidisciplinary field with the most recent advances in each of its particular topics. They bring together information that has thus far been scattered in many different sources under one single title, which makes them a useful reference for industry professionals, researchers and graduate students, especially those starting in a new topic of research.

    This volume, Recent Advances in High Temperature PEM Fuel Cells , provides an up-to-date progress of High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (HTPEMFCs), including three critical subjects for this type of fuel cells: Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) development, stack development and systems development. The MEA and stack development sections cover the recent advances in this area and highlight the areas in most need of improvement. The systems development section focuses on stationary systems, mainly Combined Heat and Power (CHP), based on HTPEMFCs. Finally the conclusions summarize the recent advances of HTPEMFCs in all these areas and provide some insights for future developments.

    Prof. Bruno G. Pollet, Series Editor

    Presents the most current knowledge in membrane electrode assembly, stack, and systems development for HTPEMFCs Highlights the areas that need improvement in electrode assembly and stack development Examines stationary high temperature PEMFC systems, including CHP

  • Offshore wind farms : technologies, design and operation / edited by Chong Ng and Li Ran
    TK1541

    Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides the latest information on offshore wind energy, one of Europe's most promising and quickly maturing industries, and a potentially huge untapped renewable energy source which could contribute significantly towards EU 20-20-20 renewable energy generation targets.

    It has been estimated that by 2030 Europe could have 150GW of offshore wind energy capacity, meeting 14% of our power demand. Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging technologies, design, and operation of offshore wind farms.

    Part One introduces offshore wind energy as well as offshore wind turbine siting with expert analysis of economics, wind resources, and remote sensing technologies. The second section provides an overview of offshore wind turbine materials and design, while part three outlines the integration of wind farms into power grids with insights to cabling and energy storage. The final section of the book details the installation and operation of offshore wind farms with chapters on condition monitoring and health and safety, amongst others.

    Provides an in-depth, multi-contributor, comprehensive overview of offshore technologies, including design, monitoring, and operation Edited by respected and leading experts in the field, with experience in both academia and industry Covers a highly relevant and important topic given the great potential of offshore wind power in contributing significantly to EU 20-20-20 renewable energy targets

  • Geothermal power plants : principles, applications, case studies, and environmental impact / Ronald DiPippo
    TK 1055 D57 2016

    Now in its 4th edition, this single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation using fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of global case studies from real plants and applications from around the world that increase your understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience. Technical, economic and business aspects presented in case studies provide current and up-and-coming geothermal developers and entrepreneurs with a solid understanding of opportunities and pitfalls. Geothermal Power Plants, 4th Edition, presents state-of-the-art geothermal developments and experience of real applications for professionals, and a comprehensive reference for theory and practice.

    Important new and revised content on double- and triple-flash steam power plants, plant and well pumps, and biomass-geothermal and solar-geothermal hybrid systems New chapters on global case studies with comprehensive and up-to-date statistics, including New Zealand, Indonesia, Central America and the Caribbean, and the state of Nevada, USA, plus updated chapters on Larderello (Italy), The Geysers (USA), Turkey and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) make this useable and relevant for a global audience Revised and additional practice problems with emphasis on system simulation using electronic equations of state for working fluid properties. SI units are now used exclusively

  • High-temperature solid oxide fuel cells for the 21st century : fundamentals, design and applications / edited by Kevin Kendall and Michaela Kendall
    TK 2933 S65H54 2016eb
    High-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Second Edition, explores the growing interest in fuel cells as a sustainable source of energy. The text brings the topic of green energy front and center, illustrating the need for new books that provide comprehensive and practical information on specific types of fuel cells and their applications. This landmark volume on solid oxide fuel cells contains contributions from experts of international repute, and provides a single source of the latest knowledge on this topic. A single source for all the latest information on solid oxide fuel cells and their applications Illustrates the need for new, more comprehensive books and study on the topic Explores the growing interest in fuel cells as viable, sustainable sources of energy

  • Polymer photovoltaics : materials, physics, and device engineering / editors: Fei Huang, Hin-Lap Yip, Yong Cao
    TK8322
    Polymer solar cells have gained much attention as they offer a potentially economic and viable way of commercially manufacturing lightweight, flexible and low-cost photovoltaics. With contributions from leading scientists, Polymer Photovoltaics provides an international perspective on the latest research for this rapidly expanding field. The book starts with an Introduction to polymer solar cells  and covers several important topics that govern their photovoltaic properties including the chemistry and the design of new light harvesting and interfacial materials and their structure-property relationship; the physics for photocurrent generation in the polymer solar cells; new characterization tools to study morphology effect on the property of donor/acceptor bulk heterojunctions; new device concepts such as tandem cells and semi-transparent cells and advanced roll-to-roll processes for large-scale manufacturing of polymer solar cells. Written by active researchers, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the recent advancements in polymer solar cell technology for both researchers and students that are interested in this field.

  • Fuel cell fundamentals / Ryan O'Hayre, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella, Fritz B. Prinz
    TK2931

  • Energy storage for sustainable microgrid / David Wenzhog Gao
    TK3105

    Energy Storage for Sustainable Microgrid addresses the issues related to modelling, operation and control, steady-state and dynamic analysis of microgrids with ESS. This book discusses major electricity storage technologies in depth along with their efficiency, lifetime cycles, environmental benefits and capacity, so that readers can envisage which type of storage technology is best for a particular microgrid application. This book offers solutions to numerous difficulties such as choosing the right ESS for the particular microgrid application, proper sizing of ESS for microgrid, as well as design of ESS control systems for proper interfacing with the microgrid.

    Explanations for major power electronic converters/technology required to achieve the desired interfacing Case studies on the major impacts of energy storage on microgrid Detailed solutions for choosing the right ESS for particular microgrid applications Valuable economics chapter to help evaluate entire systems

  • Innovative materials and systems for energy harvesting applications / Luciano Mescia, Onofrio Losito, and Francesco Prudenzano, [editors]
    TK 2897 I56 2015
    Wearable electronics, wireless devices, and other mobile technologies have revealed a deficit and a necessity for innovative methods of gathering and utilizing power. Drawing on otherwise wasted sources of energy, such as solar, thermal, and biological, is an important part of discovering future energy solutions. Innovative Materials and Systems for Energy Harvesting Applications reports on some of the best tools and technologies available for powering humanity's growing thirst for electronic devices, including piezoelectric, solar, thermoelectric, and electromagnetic energies. This book is a crucial reference source for academics, industry professionals, and scientists working toward the future of energy.

  • Silicon photonics design / Lukas Chrostowski, Michael Hochberg
    TK 7871.15 S55C47 2015eb
    From design and simulation through to testing and fabrication, this hands-on introduction to silicon photonics engineering equips students with everything they need to begin creating foundry-ready designs. In-depth discussion of real-world issues and fabrication challenges ensures that students are fully equipped for careers in industry. Step-by-step tutorials, straightforward examples, and illustrative source code fragments guide students through every aspect of the design process, providing a practical framework for developing and refining key skills. Offering industry-ready expertise, the text supports existing PDKs for CMOS UV-lithography foundry services (OpSIS, ePIXfab, imec, LETI, IME and CMC) and the development of new kits for proprietary processes and clean-room based research. Accompanied by additional online resources to support students, this is the perfect learning package for senior undergraduate and graduate students studying silicon photonics design, and academic and industrial researchers involved in the development and manufacture of new silicon photonics systems.

  • Obtaining Electric Power from the Sea : Introductory Remarks Regarding the Design of a Turbine-Generator System for Obtaining Electrical Power from a Windswept Sea
    TK1081

  • Materials for low-temperature fuel cells / edited by Bradley Ladewig, San Ping Jiang, Yushan Yan
    TK2931
    There are a large number of books available on fuel cells; however, the majority are on specific types of fuel cells such as solid oxide fuel cells, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, or on specific technical aspects of fuel cells, e.g., the system or stack engineering. Thus, there is a need for a book focused on materials requirements in fuel cells. Key Materials in Low-Temperature Fuel Cells is a concise source of the most important and key materials and catalysts in low-temperature fuel cells. A related book will cover key materials in high-temperature fuel cells. The two books form part of the "Materials for Sustainable Energy & Development" series.
    Key Materials in Low-Temperature Fuel Cells brings together world leaders and experts in this field and provides a lucid description of the materials assessment of fuel cell technologies. With an emphasis on the technical development and applications of key materials in low-temperature fuel cells, this text covers fundamental principles, advancement, challenges, and important current research themes. Topics covered include: proton exchange membrane fuel cells, direct methanol and ethanol fuel cells, microfluidic fuel cells, biofuel cells, alkaline membrane fuel cells, functionalized carbon nanotubes as catalyst supports, nanostructured Pt catalysts, non-PGM catalysts, membranes, and materials modeling.
    This book is an essential reference source for researchers, engineers and technicians in academia, research institutes and industry working in the fields of fuel cells, energy materials, electrochemistry and materials science and engineering.

  • Windfarm visualisation : perspective or perception? / Alan Macdonald Riba
    TK 1541 M33 2012eb

  • Offshore wind : a comprehensive guide to successful offshore wind farm installation / Kurt Thomsen
    TK1541
    "Offshore Wind" is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These developers' planning stages will be improved by the book's expert advice on how to avoid wasting money by scoping out and mitigating potential problems up-front. Wind turbine manufacturers will benefit from insights into design optimization to support cheaper installation and hauling, thereby incurring lower project costs, and helping developers establish a quicker route to profitability. The book sheds light not just on "how" to solve a particular installation difficulty, but delves into "why" the problem may best be solved in that way.
    Enables all stakeholders to realize cheaper, faster, and safer offshore wind projectsExplains the different approaches to executing on- and offshore projects, highlighting the economic impacts of the various financial and operational choicesProvides practical, proven advice on how tough challenges can be overcome, using real-life examples from the author s experiences to illustrate key issues"

  • Wind power integration : connection and system operational aspects
    TK1541

    The rapid growth of wind generation has many implications for power system planning, operation and control. Network development, voltage rise, protection, monitoring and control are connection problems common to all wind power generation.

    Wind Power Integration: Connection and System Operational Aspects, 2nd edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of the significant growth in wind power deployment in the past few years to provide a wide-ranging discussion on all major aspects of wind power integration into electricity supply systems.

    the development of wind power technology and its world-wide deployment a primer in electric power engineering for non-electrical engineers - which system delivers significant wind energy to consumers at least cost? wind power technology and the interaction of various wind turbine generator types with the utility network utility networks, and how they may be developed to accept significant wind power how operational practice can be modified to take account of a variable power source with limited scope for control wind power forecasting the challenges faced by wind energy in modern electricity markets

    This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of the significant growth in wind power deployment in the past few years. New discussions have been added to describe developments in wind turbine generator technology and control, the network integration of wind power, innovative ways to integrate wind power when its generation potential exceeds 50% of demand, case studies on how forecasting errors have affected system operation, and an update on how the wind energy sector has fared in the marketplace.

    Wind Power Integration: Connection and System Operational Aspects, 2nd edition will appeal to engineers from various disciplines looking for an overview of a technology that is providing a major impetus for sustainable electricity supply in the twenty-first century.


  • Polymers for PEM fuel cells / Hongting Pu, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
    TK2933.P76
    Including chemical, synthetic, and cross-disciplinary approaches;this book includes the necessary techniques and technologiesto help readers better understand polymers for polymer electrolytemembrane (PEM) fuel cells. The methods in the book are essential toresearchers and scientists in the field and will lead to furtherdevelopment in polymer and fuel cell technologies.

    * Provides complete, essential, and comprehensiveoverview of polymer applications for PEM fuel cells
    * Emphasizes state-of-the-art developments and methods,like PEMs for novel fuel cells and polymers for fuel cellcatalysts
    * Includes detailed chapters on major topics, like PEMfor direct liquid fuel cells and fluoropolymers and non-fluorinatedpolymers for PEM
    * Has relevance to a range of industries - likepolymer engineering, materials, and green technology -involved with fuel cell technologies and R&D

  • Solid oxide fuel cells : from materials to system modeling / edited by Meng Ni, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, P.R. China, Tim S. Zhao, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, P.R. China
    TK 2931 R69 2013

    Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are promising electrochemical power generation devices that can convert chemical energy of a fuel into electricity in an efficient, environmental-friendly, and quiet manner. Due to their high operating temperature, SOFCs feature fuel flexibility as internal reforming of hydrocarbon fuels and ammonia thermal cracking can be realized in SOFC anode.

    This book presents an overview of the SOFC technology with a focus on the recent developments in new technologies and new ideas for addressing the key issues of SOFC development.

    This book first introduces the fundamental principles of SOFCs and compares SOFC technology with conventional heat engines as well as low temperature fuel cells. Then the latest developments in SOFC R&D are reviewed and future directions are discussed. Key issues related to SOFC performance improvement, long-term stability, mathematical modelling, as well as system integration/control are addressed, including material development, infiltration technique for nano-structured electrode fabrication, focused ion beam - scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) technique for microstructure reconstruction, the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) simulation at pore scale, multi-scale modelling, SOFC integration with buildings and other cycles for stationary applications.


  • Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems / by Ziad Melhem
    TK 3001 E64 2013eb
    Electricity transmission and distribution systems carry electricity from suppliers to demand sites. During transmission materials ageing and performance issues can lead to losses amounting to about 10% of the total generated electricity. Advanced grid technologies are therefore in development to sustain higher network efficiency, while also maintaining power quality and security.

    Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems presents a comprehensive review of the materials, architecture and performance of electricity transmission and distribution networks, and the application and integration of electricity storage systems.

    The first part of the book reviews the fundamental issues facing electricity networks, with chapters discussing Transmission and Distribution (T&D) infrastructure, reliability and engineering, regulation and planning, the protection of T&D networks and the integration of distributed energy resources to the grid. Chapters in part two review the development of transmission and distribution system, with advanced concepts such as FACTS and HVDC, as well as advanced materials such as superconducting material and network components. This coverage is extended in the final section with chapters reviewing materials and applications of electricity storage systems for use in networks, for renewable and distributed generation plant, and in buildings and vehicles, such as batteries and other advanced electricity storage devices.

    With its distinguished editor, Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems is an essential reference for materials and electrical engineers, energy consultants, T&D systems designers and technology manufacturers involved in advanced transmission and distribution. Presents a comprehensive review of the materials, architecture and performance of electricity transmission and distribution networks Examines the application and integration of electricity storage systems Reviews the fundamental issues facing electricity networks and examines the development of transmission and distribution systems

  • PEM fuel cells : theory and practice / Frano Barbir
    TK2931

    Demand for fuel cell technology is growing rapidly. Fuel cells are being commercialized to provide power to buildings like hospitals and schools, to replace batteries in portable electronic devices, and as replacements for internal combustion engines in vehicles. PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than other types of fuel cell. As a result, over 80% of fuel cells being produced today are PEM cells.

    This new edition of Dr. Barbir's groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other resource, covering fundamentals of design, electrochemistry, heat and mass transport, as well as providing the context of system design and applications. Yet it now also provides invaluable information on the latest advances in modeling, diagnostics, materials, and components, along with an updated chapter on the evolving applications areas wherein PEM cells are being deployed.

    Comprehensive guide covers all aspects of PEM fuel cells, from theory and fundamentals to practical applications Provides solutions to heat and water management problems engineers must face when designing and implementing PEM fuel cells in systems Hundreds of original illustrations, real-life engineering examples, and end-of-chapter problems help clarify, contextualize, and aid understanding

  • Worker health and safety on offshore wind farms / Committee on Offshore Wind Farm Worker Safety, Transportation Research Board
    TK 1541 N38 2013

  • Materials for high-temperature fuel cells / edited by San Ping Jiang and Yushan Yan
    TK2931
    The world's ever-growing demand for power has created an urgent need for new efficient and sustainable sources of energy and electricity. Today's consumers of portable electronics also demand devices that not only deliver more power but are also environmentally friendly. Fuel cells are an important alternative energy source, with promise in military, commercial and industrial applications, for example power vehicles and portable devices.

    A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that directly converts the chemical energy of a fuel into electrical energy. Fuel cells represent the most efficient energy conversion technologies to-date and are an integral part in the new and renewable energy chain (e.g., solar, wind and hydropower). Fuel cells can be classified as either high-temperature or lowtemperature, depending on their operating temperature, and have different materials requirements. This book is dedicated to the study of high temperature fuel cells. In hightemperature fuel cells, the electrolyte materials are ceramic or molten carbonate, while the electrode materials are ceramic or metal (but not precious metal). High operation temperature fuel cells allow internal reforming, promote rapid kinetics with non-precious materials and offer high flexibilities in fuel choice, and are potential and viable candidate to moderate the fast increase in power requirements and to minimize the impact of the
    increased power consumption on the environment.

    'Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells' is part of the series on Materials for Sustainable Energy and Development edited by Prof. Max Q. Lu. The series covers advances in materials science and innovation for renewable energy, clean use of fossil energy, and greenhouse gas mitigation and associated environmental technologies.

  • Lithium batteries : advanced technologies and applications / edited by Bruno Scrosati, K.M. Abraham, Walter van Schalkwijk, Jusef Hassoun
    TK 2945 L58L553 2013

    Explains the current state of the science and points the way to technological advances

    First developed in the late 1980s, lithium-ion batteries now power everything from tablet computers to power tools to electric cars. Despite tremendous progress in the last two decades in the engineering and manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries, they are currently unable to meet the energy and power demands of many new and emerging devices. This book sets the stage for the development of a new generation of higher-energy density, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries by advancing battery chemistry and identifying new electrode and electrolyte materials.

    The first chapter of Lithium Batteries sets the foundation for the rest of the book with a brief account of the history of lithium-ion battery development. Next, the book covers such topics as:

    Advanced organic and ionic liquid electrolytes for battery applications Advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries Metal fluorosulphates capable of doubling the energy density of lithium-ion batteries Efforts to develop lithium-air batteries Alternative anode rechargeable batteries such as magnesium and sodium anode systems

    Each of the sixteen chapters has been contributed by one or more leading experts in electrochemistry and lithium battery technology. Their contributions are based on the latest published findings as well as their own firsthand laboratory experience. Figures throughout the book help readers understand the concepts underlying the latest efforts to advance the science of batteries and develop new materials. Readers will also find a bibliography at the end of each chapter to facilitate further research into individual topics.

    Lithium Batteries provides electrochemistry students and researchers with a snapshot of current efforts to improve battery performance as well as the tools needed to advance their own research efforts.


  • Battery systems engineering / Christopher D. Rahn, Chao-Yang Wang
    TK2901

    A complete all-in-one reference on the important interdisciplinary topic of Battery Systems Engineering

    Focusing on the interdisciplinary area of battery systems engineering, this book provides the background, models, solution techniques, and systems theory that are necessary for the development of advanced battery management systems. It covers the topic from the perspective of basic electrochemistry as well as systems engineering topics and provides a basis for battery modeling for system engineering of electric and hybrid electric vehicle platforms.

    This original approach gives a useful overview for systems engineers in chemical, mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering who are interested in learning more about batteries and how to use them effectively. Chemists, material scientists, and mathematical modelers can also benefit from this book by learning how their expertise affects battery management.

    Approaches a topic which has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years Topics covered include: Electrochemistry; Governing Equations; Discretization Methods; System Response and Battery Management Systems Include tables, illustrations, photographs, graphs, worked examples, homework problems, and references, to thoroughly illustrate key material Ideal for engineers working in the mechanical, electrical, and chemical fields as well as graduate students in these areas

    A valuable resource for Scientists and Engineers working in the battery or electric vehicle industries, Graduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering.


  • Innovations in fuel cell technologies / edited by Robert Steinberger-Wilckens and Werner Lehnert
    TK 2931 I53 2010eb
    This book reviews the state-of-the-art in fuel cells (low and high temperature) across all the types applied in the field today and assesses current trends in development. The main technology problems are discussed and current gaps to market success identified. The innovations covered in the book deliver new answers to pertinent problems and/or offer new opportunities, be it in operating conditions, application area, extension of lifetime, new fuels, exciting new diagnosis and analysis methods. The volume gives an insight not only to the key developments within the next few years, but also shows perspectives in the mid-term. Readers receive an overview of cutting edge, challenging research and development that can be used in future developments, both of personal careers, as well as in company technology planning.

  • Solar cells : materials, manufacture and operation / edited by Augustin McEvoy, Tom Markvart, Luis Castaner
    TK2960

    Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances.

    This thoroughly updated new edition of Markvart and Castaner's Solar Cells , extracted from their industry standard Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics , is the definitive reference covering the science and operation, materials and manufacture of solar cells. It is essential reading for engineers, installers, designers, and policy-makers who need to understand the science behind the solar cells of today, and tomorrow, in order to take solar energy to the next level.

    A thorough update to the definitive reference to solar cells, created by a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple perspectives Covers the whole spectrum of solar cell information, from basic scientific background, to the latest advances in materials, to manufacturing issues, to testing and calibration. Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a simple amalgamation of a vast amount of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications

  • Distributed renewable energies for off-grid communities : planning, technologies, and applications / N. El Bassam, P. Maegaard, Marcia Lawton Schlichting
    TK 1006 E43 2013
    Energy is directly related to the most critical economic and social issues which affect sustainable development such as mobility, food production, environmental quality, regional and global security issues. Two-thirds of the new demand will come from developing nations, with China accounting for 30%. Without adequate attention to the critical importance of energy to all these aspects, the global, social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability cannot be achieved. Indeed the magnitude of change needed is immense, fundamental and directly related to the energy produced and consumed nationally and internationally. Today, it is estimated that more than two billion people worldwide lack access to modern energy resources. Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities provides various options and case studies related to the potential of renewable energies along with their environmental, economic and social dimensions.

  • Large-scale solar power systems : construction and economics / Peter Gevorkian
    TK 1545 G48 2012eb
    This book is a comprehensive discussion and economic analysis of large-scale solar power systems, specifically referencing critical issues related to design construction and financing. The book provides practical design, installation, and financing guidelines for large-scale commercial and industrial solar power projects. Engineering design and construction methodologies as well as economic analysis provide a step-by-step walk-through of all aspects of solar power systems. Design methodologies outline the specific requirements of solar and electrical design and construction documentation in meticulous detail, which can readily be applied to ground mount, roof mount, building integrated (BIPV), and carport-type solar power projects. In view of the importance of solar power systems as a viable present and future energy resource, the book includes a dedicated chapter on smart grid transmission and large-scale energy storage systems.

  • Combined heating, cooling & power handbook : technologies & applications an integrated approach to energy resource optimization / by Neil Petchers
    TK1041

  • Advanced solar cell materials, technology, modeling, and simulation / Laurentiu Fara and Masafumi Yamaguchi, editors
    TK 8322 A38 2012e
    While measuring the effectiveness of solar cell materials may not always be practical once a device has been created, solar cell modeling may allow researchers to obtain prospective analyses of the internal processes of potential materials prior to their manufacture. Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation discusses the development and use of modern solar cells made from composite materials. This volume is targeted toward experts from universities and research organizations, as well as young professionals interested in pursuing different subjects regarding advanced solar cells.

  • Hydro plant electrical systems / by David M. Clemen
    TK2744
    A comprehensive guide to electrical equipment and control systems. It is suitable for engineers as well as operations and maintenance personnel.

  • Mole balances on solid oxide fuel cells using natural gas as a fuel / by Jason M. Keith
    TK2931

  • Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation / edited by Ashok D. Rao
    TK 1076 C655 2012
    Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this type of plant highly efficient and allows for CO2 capture and sequestration before combustion. This book provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants.

    After introductory chapters on basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design, the book reviews the main types of combined cycle system. Chapters discuss the technology, efficiency and emissions performance of natural gas-fired combined cycle (NGCC) and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) as well as novel humid air cycle, oxy-combustion turbine cycle systems. The book also reviews pressurised fluidized bed combustion (PFBC), externally fired combined cycle (EFCC), hybrid fuel cell turbine (FC/GT), combined cycle and integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) systems. The final chapter reviews techno-economic analysis of combined cycle systems.

    With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation is a standard reference for both industry practitioners and academic researchers seeking to improve the efficiency and environmental impact of power plants. Provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants Introduces basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design and reviews the main types of combined cycle systems Discusses the technology, efficiency and emissions performance of natural gas-fired combined cycle (NGCC) systems and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) systems, as well as novel humid air cycle systems and oxy-combustion turbine cycle systems

  • Photovoltaics for commercial and utilities power generation / by Anco S. Blazev
    TK 1085 B58 2012eb

  • Geothermal power plants : principles, applications, case studies, and environmental impact / Ronald DiPippo
    TK 1055 D57 2012eb

    Now in its third edition, this single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation using fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants that increase the reader's understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience.

    Important new chapters cover Hot Dry Rock, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, and Deep Hydrothermal Systems. New, international case studies provide practical, hands-on knowledge.


  • Stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems : technology, energy storage and applications / edited by J.K. Kaldellis
    TK 1541 S7 2010eb

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems : For Sustainable Developments
    TK1087

  • Offshore wind : a comprehensive guide to successful offshore wind farm installation
    TK 1541 T46 2012eb
    This book is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These developers' planning stages will be improved by the book's expert advice on how to avoid wasting money by scoping out and mitigating potential problems up-front. Wind turbine manufacturers will benefit from insights into design optimization to support cheaper installation and hauling, thereby incurring lower project costs, and helping developers establish a quicker route to profitability. The book sheds light not just on HOW to solve a particular installation difficulty, but delves into WHY the problem may best be solved in that way.

  • Small-scale cogeneration handbook / Bernard F. Kolanowski
    TK 1041 K58 2011eb

  • Protection of electricity distribution networks / Juan M. Gers and Edward J. Holmes
    TK 3226 G37 2011eb

  • Practical handbook of photovoltaics : fundamentals and applications / edited by Augustin McEvoy, Tom Markvart, Luis Castañer
    TK 8322 P73 2012eb

    As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices.

    The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies.

    The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia.

    The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics.


  • Smart grid : integrating renewable, distributed & efficient energy / [edited by] Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
    TK 3105 S53 2011eb

    The creation of a flexible, efficient, digitized, dependable and resilient power grid may well be the best route to increasing energy efficiency & security, as well as boosting the potential of renewable & distributed power sources. This book covers smart grids from A-Z, providing a complete treatment of the topic, covering both policy and technology, explaining the most recent innovations supporting its development, and clarifying how the smart grid can support the integration of renewable energy resources. Among the most important topics included are smart metering, renewable energy storage, plug-in hybrids, flexible demand response, strategies for offsetting intermittency issues, micro-grids for off-grid communities, and specific in-depth coverage of wind and solar power integration. The content draws lessons from an international panel of contributors, whose diverse experiences implementing smart grids will help to provide templates for success.


  • Solar photovoltaic energy / Anne Labouret and Michel Villoz ; preface by Jean-Louis Bal ; translated from French by Jeremy Hamand
    TK1087 .L3313 2010

    This professional manual on photovoltaic energy gives designers, installers and managers the tools and methods for:

    the effective writing of technical reports calculating, installing and maintaining the necessary components (solar panels, batteries, charge controllers, conductors, etc.)

    with the aim of designing and putting in place photovoltaic installations adapted to specific needs, conserving energy and taking into account both the opportunities and limits of this new energy.

    It gives a detailed account of the physical phenomena (conversion and storage of solar energy) as well as the available technology and the technology currently in development.

    This edition includes a number of updates on the economical and technical aspects of this energy, as well as exploring the possibilities of connecting it to a network of photovoltaic systems.

    This book is an essential tool for technicians and engineers involved in the field of solar energy (installers and users), as well as professional researchers. It will also be a useful reference for engineering students, including those in electronic engineering.


  • Offshore power : building renewable energy projects in U.S. waters / Markian M.W. Melnyk, Robert M. Andersen
    TK 1193 U5M45 2009eb

  • Fuel cells : technologies for fuel processing / edited by Dushyant Shekhawat, James J. Spivey, David A. Berry
    TK 2931 F84 2011eb
    Fuel Cells: Technologies for Fuel Processing provides an overview of the most important aspects of fuel reforming to the generally interested reader, researcher, technologist, teacher, student, or engineer. The topics covered include all aspects of fuel reforming: fundamental chemistry, different modes of reforming, catalysts, catalyst deactivation, fuel desulfurization, reaction engineering, novel reforming concepts, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer issues, system design, and recent research and development. While no attempt is made to describe the fuel cell itself, there is sufficient description of the fuel cell to show how it affects the fuel reformer.
    By focusing on the fundamentals, this book aims to be a source of information now and in the future. By avoiding time-sensitive information/analysis (e.g., economics) it serves as a single source of information for scientists and engineers in fuel processing technology. The material is presented in such a way that this book will serve as a reference for graduate level courses, fuel cell developers, and fuel cell researchers.

  • Polymer photovoltaics : a practical approach / Frederik C. Krebs, editor
    TK 8322 P69 2008eb

  • Solar cell device physics / Stephen J. Fonash
    TK 2960 F66 2010
    There has been an enormous infusion of new ideas in the field of solar cells over the last 15 years; discourse on energy transfer has gotten much richer, and nanostructures and nanomaterials have revolutionized the possibilities for new technological developments. However, solar energy cannot become ubiquitous in the world's power markets unless it can become economically competitive with legacy generation methods such as fossil fuels.

    The new edition of Dr. Stephen Fonash's definitive text points the way toward greater efficiency and cheaper production by adding coverage of cutting-edge topics in plasmonics, multi-exiton generation processes, nanostructures and nanomaterials such as quantum dots. The book's new structure improves readability by shifting many detailed equations to appendices, and balances the first edition's semiconductor coverage with an emphasis on thin-films. Further, it now demonstrates physical principles with simulations in the well-known AMPS computer code developed by the author.


  • Fundamentals of photovoltaic modules and their applications / Gopal Nath Tiwari and Swapnil Dubey
    TK 2960 T59 2010
    Presently there is no single publication available which covers the topics related to photovoltaic (PV) or photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) technologies, thermal modelling, CO2 mitigation and carbon trading. This book disseminates the current knowledge in the fundamentals of solar energy, photovoltaic (PV) or photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) technologies, energy security and climate change and is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals. The main emphasis of the book is on the design, construction, performance and application of PV and PV/T from the electricity and thermal standpoint. Hot topics covered in the book include: energy security of a nation, climate change, CO2 mitigation and carbon credit earned by using PV or PV/T technologies (Carbon Trading). This information will prove helpful in filling the gap between the researchers and professionals working on the application of photovoltaic and global climate change. It also covers economic, cost effective and sustainable aspects of photovoltaic technologies. The book gives a detailed history of the new technological developments in PV/T systems worldwide with system photographs and references and elaborates on the fundamentals of hybrid systems and their performances with thermal modelling. Energy and exergy analysis, techno-economic analysis and carbon trading are key chapters for research professionals. The book also includes important case studies to aid understanding of the subject for all readers.

  • Fuel cell sizing made easy / by Jason M. Keith
    TK2931

  • Optoelectronics of solar cells / Greg P. Smestad
    TK 2960 S55 2002
    With concerns about worldwide environmental security, global warming, and climate change due to emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, it is desirable to have a wide range of energy technologies in a nation's portfolio. Photovoltaics, or solar cells, are a viable option as a nonpolluting renewable energy source. This text is designed to be an overview of photovoltaic solar cells for those in the fields of optics and optical engineering, as well as those who are interested in energy policy, economics, and the requirements for efficient photo-to-electric energy conversion.

  • Micro fuel cells : principles and applications / edited by T.S. Zhao
    TK 2931 M53 2009
    Today's consumers of portable electronics consumers are demanding devices not only deliver more power but also work healthy for the environment. This fact alone has lead major corporations like Intel, BIC, Duracell and Microsoft to believe that Microfuel Cells could be the next-generation power source for electronic products. Compact and readable, Microfuels Principles and Applications, offers engineers and product designers a reference unsurpassed by any other in the market. The book starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the fundamentals engineering principles governing energy conversion for small electronic devices, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. The authors provide original points of view on all types of commercially available micro fuel cells types, including micro proton exchange membrane fuel cells, micro direct methanol fuel cells, micro solid oxide fuel cells and micro bio-fuel cells. The book also contains a detailed introduction to the fabrication of the components and the assembly of the system, making it a valuable reference both in terms of its application to product design and understanding micro engineering principles.

  • Nanostructured and photoelectrochemical systems for solar photon conversion / editors, Mary D. Archer, Arthur J. Nozik
    TK 2960 N34 2008eb

  • Clean electricity from photovoltaics / editors, Mary D. Archer, Robert Hill
    TK 1087 C573 2005eb

  • Nuclear energy : an introduction to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear processes / Raymond L. Murray
    TK 9145 M87 2009
    Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. Presented is a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine.

    * New coverage on nuclear safety concerns following 9/11, including radiation and terrorism, nuclear plant security, and use of nuclear techniques to detect weapons materials
    * New facts on nuclear waste management, including the Yucca Mountain repository
    * New developments in the use of nuclear-powered systems for generating cheap and abundant hydrogen from water using nuclear technology
    * New information on prospects for new nuclear power reactors and their applications for electricity and desalination
    * New end-of-chapter Exercises and Answers, lists of Internet resources, and updated references.
    * New instructor web site including Solutions to Exercises and PowerPoint slides
    * New student web site containing computer programs for use with Computer Exercises

  • Distributed generation : a nontechnical guide / by Ann Chambers, with Barry Schnoor and Stephanie Hamilton
    TK 1006 C43 2001

  • Renewable energy from the ocean : a guide to OTEC / William H. Avery and Chih Wu
    TK 1073 A94 1994eb

  • PEM fuel cell modeling and simulation using Matlab / Colleen Spiegel
    TK 2931 S66 2008eb
    Although, the basic concept of a fuel cell is quite simple, creating new designs and optimizing their performance takes serious work and a mastery of several technical areas. PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab, provides design engineers and researchers with a valuable tool for understanding and overcoming barriers to designing and building the next generation of PEM Fuel Cells. With this book, engineers can test components and verify designs in the development phase, saving both time and money.

    Easy to read and understand, this book provides design and modelling tips for fuel cell components such as: modelling proton exchange structure, catalyst layers, gas diffusion, fuel distribution structures, fuel cell stacks and fuel cell plant. This book includes design advice and MATLAB and FEMLAB codes for Fuel Cell types such as: polymer electrolyte, direct methanol and solid oxide fuel cells. This book also includes types for one, two and three dimensional modeling and two-phase flow phenomena and microfluidics.

    *Modeling and design validation techniques
    *Covers most types of Fuel Cell including SOFC
    *MATLAB and FEMLAB modelling codes
    *Translates basic phenomena into mathematical equations

  • Geothermal power plants : principles, applications and case studies / Ronald DiPippo
    TK 1055 D57 2005eb
    Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications and Case Studies is the latest book from Ron DiPippo, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. It is a single resource on all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for electric power generation. Written in one voice by a respected authority in the field with twenty-five years of experience in geothermal research, teaching, and consulting, it is intended for those involved in any aspect of the geothermal industry.
    Grounded in fundamental scientific and engineering principles, its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of actual case studies from historic and present-day plants. The thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power plants is at the heart of the book. The Second Law is used extensively to assess the performance and guide the design of various types of geothermal energy conversion systems. The case studies included in the third part of the book are chosen from plants around the world, and increase the reader's understanding of the elements involved in gaining access to, and making use of, this important renewable energy resource.

    The book is illustrated with over 240 photographs and drawings, many in full color. Nine chapters include practice problems, with answers, for the reader to test his/her understanding of the material. A comprehensive and definitive worldwide compilation of every geothermal power plant that has ever operated, unit by unit, is given in detailed tables as an appendix. In another appendix, DiPippo offers a concise digest of applicable thermodynamics.

    * Unique and thoroughly up to date
    * Comprehensive and international in scope
    * Author of international repute

  • Fluorinated materials for energy conversion / edited by Tsuyoshi Nakajima and Henry Groult
    TK 2901 F58 2005eb
    Fluorinated Materials for Energy Conversion offers advanced information on the application of fluorine chemistry to energy conversion materials for lithium batteries, fuel cells, solar cells and so on. Fluorine compounds and fluorination techniques have recently gained important roles in improving the electrochemical characteristics of such energy production devices. The book therefore focuses on new batteries with high performance, the improvements of cell performance and the improvement of electrode and cell characteristics. The authors present new information on the effect of fluorine and how to make use of fluorination techniques and fluorine compounds. With emphasis on recent developments, this book is suitable for students, researchers and engineers working in chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. Contains practical information, supported by examples Provides an update on recent developments in the field Written by specialists working in fluorine chemistry, electrochemistry, polymer and solid state chemistry

  • Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion / edited by Tetsuo Soga
    TK 2960 N35 2006eb
    Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion covers a wide variety of materials and device types from inorganic materials to organic materials. This book deals with basic semiconductor physics, modelling of nanostructured solar cell, nanostructure of conventional solar cells such as silicon, CIS and CdTe, dye-sensitized solar cell, organic solar cell, photosynthetic materials, fullerene, extremely thin absorber (ETA) solar cell, quantum structured solar cell, intermediate band solar cell, carbon nanotube, etc. including basic principle and the latest results. There are many books written on conventional p-n junction solar cells, but few books focus on new concepts in this area.

    * Focuses on the use of nanostructured materials for solar energy
    * Looks at a wide variety of materials and device types
    * Covers both organic and inorganic materials

  • Protection of electricity distribution networks / Juan M. Gers and Edward J. Holmes
    TK 3226 G37 2004eb

  • Advanced lighting controls : energy savings, productivity, technology and applications / edited by Craig DiLouie
    TK 4169 A38 2006eb

  • Metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures for energy and environmental applications / edited by Raju Kumar Gupta, Mrinmoy Misra
    TK7871.85

    Metal Semiconductor Core-Shell Nanostructures for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a concise, scholarly overview of current research into the characterization of metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures; the book shows how their properties can be best used in energy and environmental applications, particularly for solar cell and catalysis application. Coverage is also given to the effect of metal nanoparticle for charge generation or charge separation. The book is a valuable resource for academic researchers working in the areas of nanotechnology, sustainable energy and chemical engineering, and is also of great use to engineers working in photovoltaic and pollution industries.

    Includes a clear method for synthesis of core-shell nanomaterials Explores how metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures can be used to improve the efficiency of solar cells Explains how the characteristics of metal semiconductor core-shell nanostructures make them particularly useful for sustainable energy and environmental applications

  • Emerging nanotechnologies in rechargeable energy storage systems / edited by Lide M. Rodriguez-Martinez, Noshin Omar
    TK2941

    Emerging Nanotechnologies in Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems addresses the technical state-of-the-art of nanotechnology for rechargeable energy storage systems. Materials characterization and device-modeling aspects are covered in detail, with additional sections devoted to the application of nanotechnology in batteries for electrical vehicles.

    In the later part of the book, safety and regulatory issues are thoroughly discussed. Users will find a valuable source of information on the latest developments in nanotechnology in rechargeable energy storage systems. This book will be of great use to researchers and graduate students in the fields of nanotechnology, electrical energy storage, and those interested in materials and electrochemical cell development.

    Gives readers working in the rechargeable energy storage sector a greater awareness on how novel nanotechnology oriented methods can help them develop higher-performance batteries and supercapacitor systems Provides focused coverage of the development, process, characterization techniques, modeling, safety and applications of nanomaterials for rechargeable energy storage systems Presents readers with an informed choice in materials selection for rechargeable energy storage devices

  • Nano devices and sensors / edited by Juin J. Liou, Shien-Kuei Liaw, Yung-Hui Chung
    TK 7874.84 I578 2015

    The chapters in this edited book are written by some authors who have presented very high quality papers at the 2015 International Symposium of Next-Generation Electronics (ISNE 2015) held in Taipei, Taiwan. The ISNE 2015 was intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments, and applications in the general areas of electron devices, integrated circuits, and microelectronic systems and technologies. The scope of the conference includes the following topics:

    A. Green Electronics
    B. Microelectronic Circuits and Systems
    C. Integrated Circuits and Packaging Technologies
    D. Computer and Communication Engineering

    E. Electron Devices

    F. Optoelectronic and Semiconductor Technologies

    The technical program consisted of 4 plenary talks, 23 invited talks, and more than 250 contributed oral and poster presentations. Plenary speakers were recognized experts in their fields, and their talks focused on leading-edge technologies including:

    "The Future Lithographic Technology for Semiconductor Fabrication" by Dr. Alek C. Chen, Asia ASML, Taiwan.

    "Detection of Single Traps and Characterization of Individual Traps: Beginning of Atomistic Reliability Physics" by Prof. Toshiaki Tsuchiya, Shimane University, Japan.

    "The Art and Science of Packaging High-Coupling Photonics Devices and Modules", by Prof. Wood-Hi Cheng, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan.

    "Prospect and Outlook of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection in Emerging Technologies", by Prof. Juin J. Liou, University of Central Florida, USA.

    After a rigorous review process, the ISNE 2015 technical program committee has selected 10 outstanding presentations and invited the authors to prepare extended chapters for inclusion in this edited book. Of the 10 chapters, five are focused on the subject of electronic devices, and the other covers the circuit designs for various applications. The authors are working at the academia in Austria, United States, Korea, and Taiwan.

    The guest editors would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all the members of the ISNE 2015 technical program committees for reviewing the papers and selecting the manuscripts for the edited book. We also thank all the authors for their valuable and excellent contributions to the book.


  • Semiconductor Nanowires. edited by Shadi A. Dayeh, Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Chennupati Jagadish
    TK 7874.85 S46 2016eb
    Semiconductor Nanowires: Part B , and Volume 94 in the Semiconductor and Semimetals series, focuses on semiconductor nanowires. Includes experts contributors who review the most important recent literature Contains a broad view, including examination of semiconductor nanowires

  • Semiconductor Nanowires. edited by Anna Fontcuberta I. Morral, Shadi A. Dayeh and Chennupati Jagadish
    TK 7874.85 S46 2015eb
    Semiconductor Nanowires: Part A , Number 93 in the Semiconductor and Semimetals series, focuses on semiconductor nanowires. Contains comments from leading contributors in the field semiconductor nanowires Provides reviews of the most important recent literature Presents a broad view, including an examination of semiconductor nanowires

    Comprises up to date advancements in the technological development of nanowire devices and systems, and is comprehensive enough to be used as a reference book on nanowires as well as a graduate student text book.


  • Handbook of silicon based MEMS materials and technologies / edited by Markku Tilli [and others]
    TK7875

    The Handbook of Silicon Based MEMS Materials and Technologies, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide to MEMS materials, technologies, and manufacturing that examines the state-of-the-art with a particular emphasis on silicon as the most important starting material used in MEMS.

    The book explains the fundamentals, properties (mechanical, electrostatic, optical, etc.), materials selection, preparation, manufacturing, processing, system integration, measurement, and materials characterization techniques, sensors, and multi-scale modeling methods of MEMS structures, silicon crystals, and wafers, also covering micromachining technologies in MEMS and encapsulation of MEMS components.

    Furthermore, it provides vital packaging technologies and process knowledge for silicon direct bonding, anodic bonding, glass frit bonding, and related techniques, shows how to protect devices from the environment, and provides tactics to decrease package size for a dramatic reduction in costs.

    Provides vital packaging technologies and process knowledge for silicon direct bonding, anodic bonding, glass frit bonding, and related techniques Shows how to protect devices from the environment and decrease package size for a dramatic reduction in packaging costs Discusses properties, preparation, and growth of silicon crystals and wafers Explains the many properties (mechanical, electrostatic, optical, etc.), manufacturing, processing, measuring (including focused beam techniques), and multiscale modeling methods of MEMS structures Geared towards practical applications rather than theory

  • Micro-nano technology XVI : selected, peer reviewed papers from the 16th Annual Conference and 5th International Conference of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT 2014), August 31-September 3, 2014, Chengdu, China / edited by Fei Tang
    TK 7875 I584 2015eb
    Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 16th Annual Conference and 5th International Conference of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT 2014), August 31-September 3, 2014, Chengdu, China. The 226 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Materials and Technologies in the Scale of Micro and Nano; Chapter 2: Micro/Nanofluids Research and Technologies; Chapter 3: Measurements, Sensors and MEMS; Chapter 4: Micro Actuators and Devices; Chapter 5: Optics in the Scale of Micro and Nano; Chapter 6: Energy Harvesting, Power Supply and Technologies for Fuel Cells; Chapter 7: Bioresearch and Biomedical Engineering.

  • Technology evolution for silicon nano-electronics : selected, peer reviewed papers from the proceedings of the International Symposium on Technology Evolution for Silicon Nano-Electronics 2010, June 3-5, 2010, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan / edited by Seiichi Miyazaki and Hitoshi Tabata
    TK 7874.84 I58 2011eb
    Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).Silicon ultra-large scale integrated circuits (ULSIs) are now faced with various physical limits to further scaling. Therefore, it is very important to establish the fundamental science and technology required to produce nano-scale complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor devices (Nano-CMOS) having high performance, new functionalities and larger-scale integration. The scope of this book covers: - Nano-scale complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor devices (Nano-CMOS), - Novel functional devices, materials, and nanoprocessing technologies, - Nano-bio physics and technologies for future nano devices, - Variability control technologies and Signal integrity. This makes it a very useful handbook on the subject. The 38 selected and peer-reviews papers gathered here explore possible directions now that silicon-based semiconductors are running up against physical limits to further miniaturization. They cover nano-structure physics and nano-material science, nano-processing and nano-devices, nano-system functionality integration, and nano-device integrity for variability and fluctuation and management and integration. Among the topics are photoluminescence characteristics of ultra-thin silicon-on-insulators at low temperature, the nano-surface modification of silicon with an ultra-short pulse laser process, the microscopic structure of directly bonded silicon substrates, and analyzing threshold voltage variations in fin field effect transistors.

  • NEMS/MEMS technology and devices : selected, peer reviewed papers from the International conference on materials for advanced technologies (ICMAT 2011), Symposium G, June 26 - July 1, 2011, Suntec, Singapore / edited by Lynn Khine and Julius M. Tsai
    TK 7875 I538 2011eb
    The emphasis of this special collection of 55 peer-reviewed papers was on NEMS/MEMS and microTAS. Particular attention was paid to applications that involve MEMS design, modelling, fabrication processes, lab-on-a-chip and biophotonic medical devices. The volume also explores new devices and processes, innovations and engineering applications; especially those related to NEMS/MEMS technologies and devices. A very useful guide to this highly specialized topic.

  • Microelectronics failure analysis : desk reference / edited by Richard J. Ross ; EDFAS, ASM International
    TK 7871 M52 2011eb

  • A guide to hands-on MEMS design and prototyping / Joel Kubby
    TK 7875 K83 2011eb
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