Fluorine-related Nanoscience with Energy Applications
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.
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Meziani, Mohammed J.; Lu, Fushen; Cao, Li; Bunker, Christopher E.; Guliants, Elena A.; and Sun, Ya-Ping, "Fluorinated Templates for Energy-Related Nanomaterials and Applications" (2011). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 143.
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