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Plasmonics for Hydrogen Energy

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of the rapidly expanding field of plasmon-enhanced hydrogen energy technologies

  • Includes in-depth discussions on plasmonic electromagnetic field enhancement phenomena and their use

  • Covers a vast array of special topics and applications illustrating the wide use of plasmonics for hydrogen energy

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Energy (BRIEFSENERGY)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-v
  2. Hydrogen Energy Technology and Plasmonics

    • Katsuaki Tanabe
    Pages 1-4
  3. Field Enhancement on Planar Metal Surface

    • Katsuaki Tanabe
    Pages 11-15
  4. Field Enhancement at Sharp Metal Tips

    • Katsuaki Tanabe
    Pages 17-22
  5. Field Enhancement in Metal Nanogaps

    • Katsuaki Tanabe
    Pages 23-31
  6. Applications

    • Katsuaki Tanabe
    Pages 33-43

About this book

This book provides an overview of the fundamentals of plasmonic field enhancement phenomena and the recent advancements in the field of hydrogen energy technologies that utilize plasmonics for their performance enhancement. Hydrogen energy is currently a representative clean energy without polluting or greenhouse emission in its use. However, industrial production of hydrogen molecules, or other usable hydrogen-containing molecules, is required for the use of hydrogen energy. It is also important to produce hydrogen in clean, renewable manners, to contribute to the solution of the environmental problems, such as atmospheric pollution and global warming, and of the depletion of energy resources. For the widespread use of hydrogen energy, technical developments particularly for hydrogen production and storage are highly sought after. Free electrons in metals, particularly around metal surfaces or interfaces with dielectric materials, exhibit a strong interaction with electromagnetic fields or light in the form of collective oscillation, named surface plasmons. The electromagnetic field intensity around subwavelength-size metal particles can be highly localized due to the coupling between the incident photons and collective oscillation of free electrons at the metal surface, resulting in focusing of electromagnetic energy density, or namely local field enhancement.

Keywords

  • transition metal
  • noble metal
  • plasmon
  • electromagnetic field
  • field enhancement
  • focusing
  • surface
  • interface
  • nanoparticle
  • nanophotonics
  • hydrogen production
  • hydrogen storage
  • hydrogen sensing
  • nuclear fusion
  • energy device

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

    Katsuaki Tanabe

About the author

Profile: Received a B.Eng. (2001) and a M.Eng. (2003) in Chemical Engineering from University of Tokyo, and a M.S. (2005) in Applied Physics and a Ph.D. (2008) in Materials Science from California Institute of Technology. He was a project assistant professor (2008-2011) and a project associate professor (2011-2015) at Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, University of Tokyo, and has been an associate professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University since 2015.

Gottfried Wagener Prize, German Innovation Award (2017)
Funai Academic Award (2016)
Young Scientists' Prize, Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2015)
IEICE Electronics Society Laser-Quantum Electronics (LQE) Young Researchers Award (2012)
Japanese Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Young Scientist Presentation Award (2011)
Electronic Materials Symposium (EMS) Award (2009)
Best Student Presentation Award, IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) (2008)

Google Scholar Citations: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-3G7btYAAAAJ

Previous books:

M. Sugawara, Y. Arakawa, and K. Tanabe

Chapter 7: “Advanced self-assembled indium arsenide (InAs) quantum dot lasers”

Semiconductor Lasers: Fundamentals and Applications, A. Baranov and E. Tournie eds., Woodhead Publishing, 2013

(ISBN-10: 0-85709-121-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-85709-121-5)

K. Tanabe

Low-Cost High-Efficiency III-V Semiconductor Compound Solar Cells: Utilization of Wafer Bonding and Plasmonic Technologies, VDM Verlag, 2010 (Invited)

(ISBN-10: 3-639-22761-1, ISBN-13: 978-3-639-22761-1)


K. Tanabe

Chapter 9: “Ultrahigh efficiency III-V semiconductor compound solar cells”

Recent Research Developments in Applied Physics, Vol. 9, S. G. Pandalai ed., Transworld Research Network, 2007 (Invited)

(ISBN: 81-7895-213-0)

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Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-88275-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)