Destiny Or Chance Revisited

Author: Stuart Ross Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107016754
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This exciting tour of our Universe explores our current knowledge of exoplanets and the search for another Earth-like planet. Beginning with the basic concepts of planet formation and the composition of the Universe, Stuart Ross Taylor summarises our knowledge of exoplanets, how they compare with our planets and why some stars have better habitable zones. Further sections provide a detailed study of our Solar System, as a basis for understanding exoplanetary systems, and a detailed study of the Earth as our only current example of a habitable planet. The book concludes with a philosophical and historical discussion of topics surrounding planets and the development of life, including why our chances of finding aliens on exoplanets is very low. This is an engaging and informative read for anyone interested in planetary formation and the exploration of our Universe.

Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Author: Hans-Joachim Lewerenz
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849736472
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There has been a resurgence of interest in light-induced water splitting as the search for storable carbon neutral energy becomes more urgent. Although the history of the basic idea dates back more than four decades, efficient, economical and stable integrated devices have yet to be realized. In the continuing quest for such devices, the field of photoelectrochemistry is entering a new phase where the extraordinary interdisciplinary of the research and development efforts are opening new avenues. This aspect of current research effort is reflected in the chapters of this book, which encompass present thinking in the various disciplines such as materials science, photo-electrochemistry and interfaces that can contribute to realization of viable solar fuel generators. This book presents a blend of the background science and recent advances in the field of photoelectrochemical water splitting, and includes aspects that point towards medium to long term future realization. The content of the book goes beyond the more traditional approaches to the subject by including topics such as novel excitation energy processes that have only been realized so far in advanced photonics. The comprehensive overview of current activities and development horizons provided by the impressive collection of internationally renowned authors therefore represents a unique reflection of current thinking regarding water splitting by light.

What Colour is the Sun

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785781235
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Why do your fingers go wrinkly in the bath? What kind of animal can have 21 limbs? Who would really win a fight between a T.Rex and Godzilla? Test your knowledge of all things scientific with the biggest, brightest and most mind-bending quiz book this side of the Big Bang. Featuring 100 brain-melting Q&As, with enlightening explanations provided throughout, this is the ultimate examination of what you know about space, chemistry, quantum physics, science fiction and much more.

Advances in Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Author: David S. Tilley
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1782629254
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Tremendous research is taking place to make photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting technology a reality. Development of high performance PEC systems requires an understanding of the theory to design novel materials with attractive band gaps and stability. Focusing on theory and systems analysis, Advances in Photoelectrochemical Water Splittingprovides an up-to-date review of this exciting research landscape. The book starts by addressing the challenges of water splitting followed by chapters on the theoretical design of PEC materials and their computational screening. The book then explores advances in identifying reaction intermediates in PEC materials as well as developments in solution processed photoelectrodes, photocatalyst sheets, and bipolar membranes. The last part of the book focuses on systems analysis, which lays out a roadmap of where researchers hope the fundamental research will lead us. Edited by world experts in the field of solar fuels, the book provides a comprehensive overview of photoelectrochemical water splitting, from theoretical aspects to systems analysis, for the energy research community.

Die Planeten

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827072387
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der Kosmos ist kalt, groß und unbegreifbar? Nicht bei Dava Sobel. Unnachahmlich vermittelt sie Wissenschaft erzählerisch und packend. Wer nach den Sternen fragt, so die Botschaft dieses charmanten und klugen Buches, wird am Ende immer wieder auf der Erde landen. Denn die Geschichte der neun Planeten ist nicht nur die Geschichte ihrer Entdecker, sondern sie erzählt auch davon, wie man den Himmelskörpern seit Menschengedenken eine Bedeutung in Kunst, Mythologie und Literatur zugeschrieben hat. Eine Reise zu den Sternen auf neuen und niemals vermuteten Wegen.

Molecular Solar Fuels

Author: Thomas John Wydrzynski
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849730342
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Written by experts, this book presents the latest knowledge and chemical prospects in developing hydrogen as a solar fuel.

Understanding Batteries

Author: R. M. Dell
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9780854046058
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This book is a must for all those seeking a straightforward explanation of how batteries are constructed, their operation, and the factors determining their performance and life.

Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

Author: G. N. Tiwari
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849733805
Format: PDF
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A unique book dealing with all types of renewable energy resources, aimed at scientists but also a textbook for science students

Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Modules and Their Applications

Author: G. N. Tiwari
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849730202
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Presently there is no single publication available which covers the topics related to photovoltaic (PV) or photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) technologies, thermal modelling, CO2 mitigation and carbon trading. This book disseminates the current knowledge in the fundamentals of solar energy, photovoltaic (PV) or photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) technologies, energy security and climate change and is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals. The main emphasis of the book is on the design, construction, performance and application of PV and PV/T from the electricity and thermal standpoint. Hot topics covered in the book include: energy security of a nation, climate change, CO2 mitigation and carbon credit earned by using PV or PV/T technologies (Carbon Trading). This information will prove helpful in filling the gap between the researchers and professionals working on the application of photovoltaic and global climate change. It also covers economic, cost effective and sustainable aspects of photovoltaic technologies. The book gives a detailed history of the new technological developments in PV/T systems worldwide with system photographs and references and elaborates on the fundamentals of hybrid systems and their performances with thermal modelling. Energy and exergy analysis, techno-economic analysis and carbon trading are key chapters for research professionals. The book also includes important case studies to aid understanding of the subject for all readers.