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Energy & Environmental Science

A journal linking all aspects of the chemical, physical and biotechnological sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science.
Impact Factor 11.653 12 Issues per Year
 
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Feng He, James A Trainham, Gregory N. Parsons, John Newman and Fanxing Li
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00038B, Paper
The feasibility of a hybrid solar-redox process, which converts solar energy and methane into separate streams of liquid fuels and hydrogen through the assistance of an oxygen carrier, is investigated...
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43750G, Communication
A CdS–mesoporous ZnS core–shell structure exhibits high activity and stability in photocatalytic hydrogen evolution as a result of the mesoporous shell and spatial separation of photoexcited charge carriers.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00288A, Analysis
At extreme temperatures, solid state energy conversion devices may be able to survive, because they do not involve moving parts.
 
Moritz Limpinsel, Nima Farhi, Nicholas Berry, Jeffrey Lindemuth, Craig L. Perkins, Qiyin Lin and Matt Law
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43169J, Paper
Numerical modeling of Hall effect data reveals a hole inversion layer on the surface of n-type iron pyrite (FeS2) single crystals. Tunneling through part of this inversion layer may account for the low VOC of pyrite photocells.
 
Zhi-Guo Zhang, Boyuan Qi, Zhiwen Jin, Dan Chi, Zhe Qi, Yongfang Li and Jizheng Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00022F, Paper
Two easy-accessible perylene diimide based thickness-insensitive cathode interlayers are developed for high performance polymer solar cells. Their high conductivities, suitable energy levels and work function tuning effects make them work well.
 
Sun Jin Kim, Ju Hyung We and Byung Jin Cho
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00242C, Paper
A glass fabric-based flexible TE generator prepared using a screen printing technique and a self-sustaining structure permits thin ([similar]500 μm), light ([similar]0.13 g cm−2), and flexible properties with high output power density.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE44187C, Paper
By using a multifunctional biomolecule—adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—we fabricated high-energy quantum dots in LiFePO4 nanosheets for high-power lithium-ion batteries.
 
Youn Sang Kim, Junwoo Park, YoungJun Yang, Eungkyu Lee, Soon-Hyung Kwon, Won Keun Kim, Cheouljong han, Jeongno Lee and Siyun Park
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00588K, Communication
As effective ways to convert mechanical motion to electrical power, the various transducers, such as electromagnetic inductive-transducer, piezoelectric transducer, and variable capacitive-transducer have been developed. The electromagnetic inductive transducers defined...
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43584A, Communication
For cells near the radiative limit, optically limiting the angles of emitted light causes emitted photons to be recycled back to the cell, leading to enhancement in voltage and efficiency....
 
Qi Wang, Qingfeng Dong, Zhengguo Xiao, Yongbo Yuan and Jinsong Huang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00233D, Paper
Organometal halide perovskites are quickly rising as new low-cost, nature-abundant materials for thin film photovoltaic devices. Here we report an efficient, solution-processed iodine perovskite solar cell with process temperature below...
 
Zhangjing Zhang, Zi-Zhu Yao, Shengchang Xiang and Banglin Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00143E, Perspective
It is emergent to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustions and thereby limit climate destabilization. In order to achieve the industrial scenario of CCS, there is a need...
 
Mengge Wang, James Iocozzia, Lan Sun, Changjian Lin and Zhiqun Lin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00147H, Review Article
Semiconductor photocatalysis is a promising physicochemical process for the photodegradation of organic contaminants and bacterial detoxification. Among various oxide semiconductor photocatalysts, TiO2 has garnered considerable attention because of its outstanding...
 
Keiko Waki, Raymond A. Wong, Haryo S. Oktaviano, Takuya Fujio, Takuro Nagai, Koji Kimoto and Koichi Yamada
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43743D, Paper
The proposed origin of the improved ORR activity is unlikely to be from residual metal impurities but from the creation of topological defects caused by the removal of high temperature CO desorbing oxygen functional groups.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43865A, Review Article
Solution-processed organic and inorganic semiconductors offer a promising path towards low-cost mass production of solar cells.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43080D, Perspective
Recent progress on applications of functional fullerene materials in PSCs is reviewed and the device efficiency/stability can be enhanced accordingly.
 
Leone Spiccia, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Mathias Wiechen and Suleyman Ifkhanoglu Allakhverdiev
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00681J, Perspective
The Water Oxidising Complex (WOC) in Photosystem II, a cluster that contains four manganese ions and one calcium ion bridged by five oxygen atoms in a distorted chair like arrangement,...
 
Jesper Tor Jacobsson, Viktor Fjällström, Marika Edoff and Tomas Edvinsson
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00754A, Analysis
Sustainable hydrogen production could, in principle, be accomplished along several different routes, where some of the most promising approaches involve utilization of solar energy. Photoelectrochemical cells (PEC-cells) and PV-electrolyzers for...
 
Julien Durst, Armin Siebel, Christoph Simon, Frédéric Hasché, Juan Herranz and Hubert A. Gasteiger
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00440J, Communication
The effect of pH on the hydrogen oxidation and evolution reaction (HOR/HER) rates is addressed for the first time for the three most active monometallic surfaces: Pt, Ir, and Pd...
 
Simiao Niu, Sihong Wang, Ying Liu, Yusheng Zhou, Long Lin, Youfan Hu, Ken Pradel and Zhonglin Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00498A, Paper
Triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) technology emerges as a new mechanical energy harvesting technology with numerous advantages. Among all kinds of TENG designs, grating structured design is the most promising for ultra-high...
 
M. Johnson, S. V. Baryshev, E. Thimsen, M. Manno, X. Zhang, I. V. Veryovkin, C. Leighton and E. S. Aydil
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE44130J, Paper
Copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) is an emerging photovoltaic material comprised of earth abundant elements. Presence of very small amounts of sodium and potassium during the synthesis of thin CZTS films enhances grain growth and leads to microstructures ideally suited for solar cells.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00446A, Paper
The photovoltaic properties of 2D-conjugated copolymer PBDTTTs were further improved by side chain engineering in a 2D-conjugated polymer.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00324A, Paper
WN nanoparticles of 2–3 nm are grown on graphene, which can be used as promising carriers for methanol electro-oxidation.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE44189J, Communication
Fusion of aromatic motifs into a carbon nitride nanosheet can red-shift its optical absorption and promote charge separation, and thus efficiently improve its photocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01034E, Paper
Salinity gradient energy, also referred to as blue energy, is a largely untapped source of renewable energy. Coastal wastewater treatment plants discharge a continuous stream of low salinity effluent to...
 
C. J. M. Emmott, N. J. Ekins-Daukes and J. Nelson
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00646A, Analysis
We assess the net carbon emissions during a transition to photovoltaic power generation, comparing established and emerging thin-film PV technologies.
 

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