Self-assembled nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage

Jun Liu, Donghai Wang, Ilhan A. Aksay, Rong Kou, Zhengguo Yang, Daiwon Choi

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This talk will discuss our effort to develop new approaches to control the synthesis and assembly of multicomponent, multifunctional materials for energy conversion and storage. In the literature, solution based synthesis and self-assembly techniques are widely studied for the synthesis of nanostructured materials, but these methods are usually more effective for the preparation of simple, single phase materials. For energy applications, the performance depends on more than one property, such as redox activity, conductivity, mechanical property and stability. Here, we will discuss how the solution synthesis approach can be used for the self-assembly of true multicomponent and multiphase materials/devices. These new materials are made of ordered arrays of different types of nanostructured materials rather than randomly mixed components which can be obtained from traditional mixing techniques. The nucleation and growth kinetics and the fundamental interfacial interactions that determine the multicomponent self-assembly process, and the applications of the new materials in energy conversion and storage, will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 238th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - 2009
Event238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2009Aug 20 2009

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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