Electrochemistry of Metal Chalcogenides

  • Mirtat Bouroushian

Part of the Monographs in Electrochemistry book series (MOEC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mirtat Bouroushian
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  3. Mirtat Bouroushian
    Pages 57-75
  4. Mirtat Bouroushian
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  5. Mirtat Bouroushian
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  6. Mirtat Bouroushian
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 351-358

About this book

Introduction

The author provides a unified account of the electrochemical material science of metal chalcogenide (MCh) compounds and alloys with regard to their synthesis, processing and applications.

Starting with the chemical fundamentals of the chalcogens and their major compounds, the initial part of the book includes a systematic description of the MCh solids on the basis of the Periodic Table in terms of their structures and key properties. This is followed by a general discussion on the electrochemistry of chalcogen species, and the principles underlying the electrochemical formation of inorganic compounds/alloys. The core of the book offers an insight into available experimental results and inferences regarding the electrochemical preparation and microstructural control of conventional and novel MCh structures. It also aims to survey their photoelectrochemistry, both from a material-oriented point of view and as connected to specific processes such as photocatalysis and solar energy conversion.

Finally, the book illustrates the relevance of MCh materials to various applications of electrochemical interest such as (electro)catalysis in fuel cells, energy storage with intercalation electrodes, and ion sensing.

Keywords

Chalcogenide Compounds and Alloys Electrochemical Synthesis Electrochemical Technology Electrochemistry Microstructure Control catalysis fuel cell photocatalysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Mirtat Bouroushian
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Chemical Sciences, School of Chemical EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03967-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03966-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03967-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-1836
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-1844
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