The Precious Materials Handbook focuses on how metal-based materials and compounds are used in practical applications such as catalysts, rechargeable batteries, and solar cells fuel cells, among others.
As scarcity becomes a bigger issue to be tackled, the attention towards precious and special metals has increased. Because of their importance in cutting-edge technology development, understanding how to source them sustainably becomes a vital part of doing business.
In this comprehensive title, novel solutions are described addressing the problem of limited supply, emerging technologies, and the scientific tools that accelerate the process of research and development.
Precious Materials Handbook expands on the fundamental contribution of these unique materials to crucial applications, with examples selected in line with specific mega-trends, such as:
Resource scarcity and the sustainable use of metals
More stringent emission control standards
Electrification of vehicles
Increase in renewable energy production
Each chapter has a preface written by an internationally recognized expert, who comments on current trends, and assesses the potential of the technologies regarding their relevance, and significance in the market place.
The main topics covered are:
Availability of metal and materials
Methods to develop advanced materials
Materials for heterogeneous catalysis
Materials for fuel cells
Materials for photovoltaics
Advanced battery materials
Author: Dr. Matthias Grehl
Publisher: Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KG
Specs: Published by Vogel Business Media GmbH & Co. KG with a Product Code of B-944, ISBN of 978-3-8343-3259-2, and 576 pages in a hardbound binding.