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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 15.49 12 Issues per Year Indexed in Web of Science
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Zhanhua Wei, Keyou Yan, Haining Chen, Ya Yi, Teng Zhang, Xia Long, Jinkai Li, Lixia Zhang, Jiannong Wang and Shihe Yang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01983K, Communication
11.02% efficient perovskite solar cells are made by simply clamping electrodes and by using candle soot for hole extraction.
Andrew J Ritenour, Jason W. Boucher, Robert DeLancy, Ann L Greenaway, Shaul Aloni and Shannon Boettcher
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01943A, Paper
We report the use of a simple close-spaced vapor transport technique for the growth of high-quality epitaxial GaAs films using potentially inexpensive GaAs powders as precursors. The free carrier type...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01760A, Review Article
Various classes of earth-abundant inorganic electrocatalysts for energy conversion are surveyed and their recent and ongoing development is discussed.
Sergej Rothermel, Paul Meister, Guido Schmuelling, Olga Fromm, Hinrich-W. Meyer, Sascha Nowak, Martin Winter and Tobias Placke
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01873G, Paper
We present highly promising results for the use of graphite as both electrodes in a “dual-carbon” cell. An ionic liquid-based electrolyte mixture allows stable and highly reversible ion intercalation/de-intercalation into/from the electrodes.
Jingping Liu, Cheng Yang, Haoyi Wu, Ziyin Lin, Zhexu Zhang, Ronghe Wang, Baohua Li, Feiyu Kang, Lei Shi and Ching Ping Wong
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01995D, Paper
A multilayer printed circuit board (PCB) can be fabricated using commercially available printing paper, which shows comparable functionalities with the conventional organic PCBs but 100 times lower environmental impact.
Junya Wang, Liang Huang, Ruoyan Yang, Zhang Zhang, Jingwen Wu, Yanshan Gao, Qiang Wang, Dermot O'Hare and Ziyi Zhong
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01647E, Review Article
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture using solid sorbents has been recognized as a very promising technology that has attracted intense attention from both academic and industrial fields in the last decade.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02403F, Paper
Considerable efforts have been made to design and discover photoactive nanostructured (oxy)nitride materials that can be used as photoanodes for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. However, the high recombination rate of...
Antonio Guerrero, Marta Haro, Sebastiano Bellani, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Laura Meda, Sixto Gimenez and Juan Bisquert
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01775G, Paper
Efficient solar-to-fuel conversion could be a cost-effective way to power the planet using sunlight.
Debin Kong, Haiyong He, Qi Song, Bin Wang, Wei Lv, Quan-Hong Yang and Linjie Zhi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02211D, Communication
A unique MoS2@graphene nanocable with a novel contact model between MoS2 nanosheets and graphene has been developed for high-performance lithium storage.
John R. Varcoe, Plamen Atanassov, Dario R. Dekel, Andrew M. Herring, Michael A. Hickner, Paul. A. Kohl, Anthony R. Kucernak, William E. Mustain, Kitty Nijmeijer, Keith Scott, Tongwen Xu and Lin Zhuang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01303D, Perspective
A detailed perspective on the use of anion-exchange membranes in fuel cells, electrolysers, flow batteries, reverse electrodialysis, and bioelectrochemical systems.
Zhiqiang Fang, Hongli Zhu, Wenzhong Bao, Colin Preston, Zhen Liu, Jiaqi Dai, Yuanyuan Li and Liangbing Hu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02236J, Communication
We report highly transparent paper out of wood with tunable light scattering by tuning the ratio of nanoscale fibers to macroscopic ones.
Na Li, Zhe Weng, Yarong Wang, Feng Li, Hui-Ming Cheng and Haoshen Zhou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01717J, Communication
An aqueous lithium–polysulfide battery is developed utilizing the aqueous Li2S4/Li2S redox reaction, which exhibits good electrochemical performance.
Eva Lisa Unger, Eric T Hoke, Colin D Bailie, William H Nguyen, Andrea Ruth Bowring, Thomas Heumuller, Mark Greyson Christoforo and Michael D. McGehee
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02465F, Paper
Hybrid organo-metal halide perovskites are an exciting new class of solar absorber materials and have exhibited a rapid increase in solar cell efficiencies throughout the past two years to over...
Michael F. Lichterman, Azhar I. Carim, Matthew T McDowell, Shu Hu, Harry Gray, Bruce S Brunschwig and Nathan Lewis
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01914H, Communication
Although II-VI semiconductors such as CdS, CdTe, CdSe, ZnTe, and alloys thereof, can have nearly ideal band gaps and band-edge positions for the production of solar fuels, II-VI photoanodes are...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02123A, Paper
We report a low-cost, environmentally friendly, and safe method for carbon-based catalysts by a corn protein self-assembly. With this catalyst, the vanadium redox flow batteries demonstrate stable cycling performance with...
Sonia Escolastico, Solis Cecilia, Christian Kjølseth and Jose Manuel Serra
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02066A, Paper
Mixed electronic and protonic conducting composites made of physical mixtures of La5.5WO11.25-δ/La0.87Sr0.13CrO3-δ (LWO/LSC) have been evaluated as H2 separation membranes for operation at temperatures above 550 ºC. The mixture of...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01932F, Communication
Hierarchical MoS2 microboxes constructed by ultrathin nanosheets exhibit enhanced electrochemical properties for lithium storage and hydrogen evolution from water.
Cory Hargus, Ronald Michalsky and Andrew A. Peterson
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01684J, Perspective
With this perspective we introduce a two-step thermochemical cycle which harnesses concentrated solar radiation to drive bio-oil deoxygenation.
Xiaogang Liu, Paul R. Coxon, Marius Peters, Bram Hoex, Jacqueline M. Cole and Derek J. Fray
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01152J, Review Article
A comprehensive review on the recent progress of black silicon research and its applications in solar cell technologies.
Caihong Fang, Henglei Jia, Shuai Chang, Qifeng Ruan, Peng Wang, Tao Chen and Jianfang Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01787K, Paper
Gold and titania are integrated into core/shell nanostructures to broaden the response of titania to the visible and near-infrared regions.
Po-Yen Chen, Jifa Qi, Matthew T. Klug, Xiangnan Dang, Paula T. Hammond and Angela M. Belcher
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00965G, Paper
This report presents a process to fabricate perovskite hybrid solar cells in an environmentally responsible fashion by recycling lead materials from spent car batteries.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01262C, Paper
Abstract: Two Ru hydride complexes, Cp*Ru(PPh2NBn2)H (1-H) and Cp*Ru(PtBu2NBn2)H (2-H) supported by cyclic PR2NR'2 ligands (Cp* = η5-C5Me5; 1,5-dibenzyl,-3,7-R-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctane, where R = Ph or tBu) have been developed as electrocatalysts...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02378A, Paper
Based on a porous carbon electrode, capacitive deionization (CDI) is a promising desalination technology in which ions are harvested and stored in an electrical double layer. However, the ion removal...
Yibing Li, Haimin Zhang, Yun Wang, Porun Liu, Huagui Yang, Xiangdong Yao, Dan Wang, Zhiong Tang and Huijun Zhao
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01779J, Paper
A facile self-sponsored doping approach is developed to synthesize S, N co-doped trimodal-porous structured graphitic carbon network electrocatalyst. It utilizes a sole precursor (1-allyl-2-thiourea) to realize a precisely controlled co-doping...
Hossein Yadegari, Yongliang Li, Mohammad Norouzi Banis, Xifei Li, Biqiong Wang, Qian Sun, Ruying Li, Tsun-Kong Sham, Xiaoyu Cui and Xueliang Sun
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01654H, Paper
Rechargeable metal-air batteries are widely considered as the next generation high energy density electrochemical storage devices. The performance and rechargeability of these metal-air cells is highly dependent on the positive...
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