Versatile 1-D Nanostructures for Green Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

  • R. R. DeshmukhEmail author
  • A. S. Kalekar
  • S. R. Khaladkar
  • O. C. Maurya
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Increasing population and living standards demands high energy provisions; but considering pollution issues and depleting fossil fuel reservoirs, the fulfillment of the energy demands through eco-friendly/green renewable energy technologies have become an urgent need. Among all renewable energy systems, photovoltaic solar cells (PSC) with energy storage systems (ESS) such as batteries or supercapacitors have attracted great attention as the next generation of energy suppliers. However, the efficiency of PSC and ESS inherently depends on the electrode material’s properties, like structure, size, shape, charge transport properties, active surface area, and so on. Owing to maximum active surface area, high surface to volume ratio, fast charge transport, efficient light harvesting, and simplistic eco-friendly growth, the one-dimensional (1-D) nanostructures has become a promising solution to the fabrication of efficient PSC and ESS. Here in this chapter we have discussed simple, cost-effective and environmentally benign growth of 1-D nanostructures and their efficient application in PSC and ESS. This chapter brings you updated literature survey on green synthesis of 1-D nanostructures applied in PSC and ESS.


1D nanostructures Solar cells Batteries Supercapacitors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Deshmukh
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. S. Kalekar
    • 1
  • S. R. Khaladkar
    • 1
  • O. C. Maurya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsInstitute of Chemical TechnologyMatunga, MumbaiIndia

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