Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

Fluorine-related Nanoscience with Energy Applications

Abstract

Fluorinated ionomer membranes, as represented by the commercially available Nafion films, are macroscopically homogeneous and optically transparent but microscopically inhomogeneous with the presence of nanoscale hydrophilic cavities. These cavities serve as nanoscale reactors for the synthesis of nanoparticles from a variety of materials. The membranes with embedded nanoscale semiconductors, still optically transparent, have been used as sheet-photocatalysts for energy conversion applications, while those with embedded reactive metals used as nano-energetic materials for hydrogen generation and beyond. This chapter provides an overview on the templated synthesis of nanomaterials in fluorinated ionomer membranes and the various energy-related applications of this unique class of nanocomposite materials.

Inclusive pages

103–125

ISBN/ISSN

9780841226104

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

Chapter 7 is provided for download by permission of the publisher. To view the entire book, visit the publisher's website or an academic library.

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Volume

1064

Place of Publication

Washington, DC

Peer Reviewed

yes