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The Chemistry of Glassy Materials and Their Relevance to Energy Conversion

  • Stanford R. Ovshinsky
Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)

Abstract

The problems of our modern society are directly related to materials. Depletable fossil fuels, shrinking silver supplies, the high cost of gold, platinum and other precious metals all are interfering with industrial growth and creating societal problems. The fossil fuels and uranium supply us with energy without which no society or civilization can endure. However, there is a tendency to focus only on the fuel aspects of materials and ignore the larger materials picture, that is, that materials such as platinum, palladium and iridium, which are the core of the catalytic and electrochemical industries, affect not only the generation but the use of energy in a dramatic fashion.

Keywords

Amorphous Material Amorphous Silicon Amorphous Semiconductor Liquid Semiconductor Depletable Fossil Fuel 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanford R. Ovshinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.TroyUSA

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