Electrochemical Science for a Sustainable Society

Electrochemical Science for a Sustainable Society


Author:
Kohei Uosaki
Published in: Springer International Publishing
Release Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-3-319-57310-6
Pages: 262
Edition: Fourth Edition
File Size: 9 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English



Description of Electrochemical Science for a Sustainable Society


Electrochemistry has been studied for a long time and its importance is growing more and more because of its not only fundamental interest but also expected central roles in a future sustainable society. Electrochemistry mainly deals with charge transfer at solid/liquid interfaces, which is a key step in energy conversion and materials transformation as well as biological processes.
Professor John OM Bockris contributed much not only to fundamental and applied electrochemistry such as structure of double layer, kinetics and mechanism of the electrochemistry of hydrogen and oxygen, electrocatalysis, adsorption and electrochemical oxidation of small organic molecules, fuel cells, electro crystallization, theoretical electrochemistry, new methods, photoelectrochemistry, bio-electrochemistry, corrosion and passivity, hydrogen in metal, ionic solutions and ionic liquids, and molten silicates and glasses but also to socio-economic issues for a sustainable society such as hydrogen economy for over half a century from 1945 until his retirement in 1997. In addition to his numerous (around 750) publications of original papers, he published about 25 influential books ranging from fundamental/applied electrochemistry to socio-economic subjects including “Fundamental Aspects of Electrocrystallization (1967),” “Fuel Cells; Their Electrochemistry (1969),” “Modern Electrochemistry (1970),” “The Electrochemistry of Cleaner Environment (1972),” “The Solar Hydrogen Alternative (1975),” “Environmental Chemistry (1977),” and “Energy Options (1980).” His contribution as an Editor of the important series of “Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry” (1954–) and “Comprehensive Treatise of Electrochemistry” (10 volumes; 1980–1985) must also be mentioned. He mentored many (close to 100) Ph.D. students, who later became leaders in electrochemistry worldwide including two great electrochemists, Profs. Parsons and Conway, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists.
Electrochemical Science for a Sustainable Society book honors Prof. Bockris, who passed away in July 2013. In the first chapter, Prof. Bockris’ article on his electrochemical life is reproduced from J. Solid State Electrochemistry so that not only his contribution to wide ranges of fundamental and applied electrochemistry as well as a solar-hydrogen concept but also how electrochemistry has been developed in the latter half of the twentieth century can be understood. In the following chapters, leading scientists to discuss the current status of the various subjects in both fundamental and applied electrochemistry and solar hydrogen concepts such as electrocatalysis, fuel cells, electrochemical theory, electrochemistry of single crystals, in situ techniques, rechargeable batteries, passivity, and solar-fuels.

Content of Electrochemical Science for a Sustainable Society



An Electrochemical Life 1
John OM. Bockris
Electrocatalysis for the Hydrogen Economy 23
Ioannis Katsounaros and Marc T.M. Koper
Fuel Cells: An Overview with Emphasis on Polymer
Electrolyte Fuel Cells 51
Masahiro Watanabe and Donald A. Tryk
On the Theory of Electrocatalysis 95
Wolfgang Schmickler
Kinetics at Single Crystal Electrodes 113
Enrique Herrero and Juan M. Feliu
Novel In Situ Techniques 147
Takuya Masuda and Kohei Uosaki
Large-Scale Batteries for Green Energy Society 175
Kiyoshi Kanamura
Sodium-Ion Secondary Batteries Using Ionic Liquids
as Electrolytes 197
Rika Hagiwara
The passivity of Iron—A Review 209
R. Winston Revie
Solar Fuels 223
S.P.S. Badwal, A.P. Kulkarni, H. Ju, and S. Giddey
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