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Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 23: Nanomaterials and Devices for Energy Conversion I

By Nick Fang1, Omar N Sobh2

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Nanomaterials and Devices for Energy Conversion


  • Overview of Actuators at Nanoscale
  • Electrostatic Actuators
  • Piezo-Actuators
  • Surface Acoustic Wave Motors
  • Actuator Selection
  • Electrochemical Actuators
  • Solid State Electrochemical Actuator
  • Electrochemical nano-actuator
  • Electrochemical conversion basics
  • Electrochemistry - Energy Storage
  • Standard EMF series
  • Effect of Solution Concentration
  • Thermodynamics - Energy Storage
  • Activation & Concentration Polarization
  • Prediction of Charge Trasnport
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • What makes a better battery?
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