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Title: The path towards sustainable energy

Abstract

Civilization continues to be transformed by our ability to harness energy beyond human and animal power. A series of industrial and agricultural revolutions have allowed an increasing fraction of the world population to heat and light their homes, fertilize and irrigate their crops, connect to one another and travel around the world. All of this progress is fuelled by our ability to find, extract and use energy with ever increasing dexterity. Lastly, research in materials science is contributing to progress towards a sustainable future based on clean energy generation, transmission and distribution, the storage of electrical and chemical energy, energy efficiency, and better energy management systems.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  2. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science (SIMES)
  3. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1361156
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1476-1122
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

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Chu, Steven, Cui, Yi, and Liu, Nian. The path towards sustainable energy. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4834.
Chu, Steven, Cui, Yi, & Liu, Nian. The path towards sustainable energy. United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4834
Chu, Steven, Cui, Yi, and Liu, Nian. Tue . "The path towards sustainable energy". United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4834. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1361156.
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title = {The path towards sustainable energy},
author = {Chu, Steven and Cui, Yi and Liu, Nian},
abstractNote = {Civilization continues to be transformed by our ability to harness energy beyond human and animal power. A series of industrial and agricultural revolutions have allowed an increasing fraction of the world population to heat and light their homes, fertilize and irrigate their crops, connect to one another and travel around the world. All of this progress is fuelled by our ability to find, extract and use energy with ever increasing dexterity. Lastly, research in materials science is contributing to progress towards a sustainable future based on clean energy generation, transmission and distribution, the storage of electrical and chemical energy, energy efficiency, and better energy management systems.},
doi = {10.1038/nmat4834},
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number = 1,
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}

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