Colloidal Chemistry for Electrochemical Energy Production and Storage

This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive, overview of recent developments in the synthesis, modification and application of colloid chemistry for functional energy generation and storage materials. Discussing a wide range of nanomaterials, from metals, oxides, and sulphides to phosphide nanoparticles, it also outlines modification strategies to obtain thin films with controlled nanostructures to impart novel electrochemical properties. Further it describes in detail the basic principles, including the non-hydrolytic sol-gel process, nucleation and growth in nanocrystal colloidal synthesis, highlighting the importance of the colloidal synthesis approach as a tool for the development of novel functional materials for energy production and storage.