Nanomaterials in renewable energy: UV-Visible spectroscopy characterization and applications

Mohammad Rizwan, Christopher Gwenin

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Currently, nanoscience (NS) and nanotechnology (NT) are the world’s fastest growing areas of science. Nanomaterials (NMs) are the foundation of NS and NT. They have large surface-to-volume ratio, high electronic properties, and enhanced optical properties. Magnetic properties, mechanical properties, and thermal properties are other important characteristics of NMs. Thus NMs are widely used in different areas of science and engineering including in renewable energy. However, only a specific NM with certain characteristics can be used to achieve an expected property. The characteristics of NMs are highly dependent on their size. This chapter discusses recent examples of the NM characterizations using UV-Visible spectroscopy and their applications in renewable energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNano Tools and Devices for Enhanced Renewable Energy
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128217092
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoscience
  • Renewable energy
  • UV-visible spectroscopy


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