Energy Storage Materials

Energy storage is a technology that captures and stores energy for future purpose which is the most serious concern for current society. These issues can be attained by numerous forms such as chemical, electrochemical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, kinetic, and mechanical energy storage. Materials such as alloys, metals, organic materials, nonmetallic inorganic materials, composites, hybrid materials, metal-organic frameworks can used for energy storage applications. Analytical scanning techniques and tools such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STMs), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic-force microscopy (AFM) and Raman spectroscopy helps in design, synthesis and development of energy storage materials. Few of the next-generation energy storage materials are thermoelectric materials, solar cells, metal-air batteries, Na-S batteries.