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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.
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Kyung Taek Cho, Sanghyun Paek, Giulia Grancini, Cristina Roldán-Carmona, Peng Gao, Yonghui Lee and Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03182J, Paper
We demonstrate reduced charge recombination by formation of an engineered passivating layer, which leads to an enhanced power conversion efficiency of 21%.
Dingshan Yu, Liming Dai, Xiaofen Xiao, Chun-Ting He, Shenlong Zhao, Jing Li, Wensheng Lin, Zhongke Yuan, Qiang Zhang and Shuangyin Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03145E, Communication
Two dimensional (2D) ultrathin sheet-like crystal nanostructures have been widely recognized as promising materials for a range of energy applications due to their unusual structural, electronic and physiochemical properties relative...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03266D, Paper
Combining energy generation and energy storage systems is an ultimate solution to meet the ever-increasing demand for high-energy-density power sources. Here, we demonstrate a new class of monolithically integrated, photo-rechargeable...
Konrad Domanski, Bart Roose, Taisuke Matsui, Michael Saliba, Silver-Hamill Turren-Cruz, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Cristina Roldan Carmona, Giles Richardson, Jamie M. Foster, Filippo De Angelis, James M. Ball, Annamaria Petrozza, Nicolas Mine, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin, Wolfgang Tress, Michael Grätzel, Ullrich Steiner, Anders Hagfeldt and Antonio Abate
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03352K, Paper
Perovskite cells benefit from a good night's sleep.
Dangqiang Zhu, Xichang Bao, Qianqian Zhu, Chuantao Gu, Meng Qiu, Shuguang Wen, Junyi Wang, Bilal Shahid and Renqiang Yang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03186B, Paper
The new strategy, employing thiazole as a π bridge into the backbone of quinoid polymers, enhanced the VOC and photovoltaic performance.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03654F, Analysis
We constructed a database of 80 high performing non-fullerene electron acceptors and studied the common electronic and geometric properties in search of unifying design rules. We discovered that, without exception,...
Forrest Alfred Lloyd Laskowski, Mike Randall Nellist, Venkatkarthick R and Shannon Boettcher
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03505A, Paper
Si is a desirable photoanode material for use in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. However, Si self-passivates during the oxygen evolution half reaction and requires a protection layer to maintain high photoanodic...
Ting Zheng, Haijun Wu, Yuan Yuan, Xiang Lv, Qi Li, Tianlu Men, Chunlin Zhao, Dingquan Xiao, Jiagang Wu, Ke Wang, Jing-Feng Li, Yueliang Gu, Jianguo Zhu and Stephen J. Pennycook
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03597C, Communication
The structural origin of enhanced piezoelectric performance and stability in KNN-based ceramics can be attributed to the hierarchical nanodomain architecture with phase coexistence.
Tianyu Cao, Kevin Huang, Yixiang Shi and Ningsheng Cai
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03462D, Review Article
High-temperature carbon–air fuel cells offer the most efficient and cleanest power generation from coal and other carbon-based materials.
Samuel E. Root, Nicholas E. Jackson, Suchol Savagatrup, Gaurav Arya and Darren J. Lipomi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03456J, Paper
Schematic diagram showing the information flow from molecular structure, to atomistic model, to a slice of the solid morphology under mechanical deformation and the stress–strain response.
Zengxia Pei, Hongfei Li, Yan Huang, Qi Xue, Yang Huang, Minshen Zhu, Zifeng Wang and Chunyi Zhi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03265F, Paper
An in situ texturing protocol is developed for preparing N,S-enriched hierarchically porous carbon as an excellent reversible oxygen electrocatalyst.
Jue Hu, Bolong Huang, Chengxu Zhang, Zilong Wang, Yiming An, Dan Zhou, He Lin, Michael K. H. Leung and Shihe Yang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03629E, Paper
Significantly enhanced HER kinetics were achieved by controllably fabricating a stepped MoS2 surface structure which possesses more optimal free energy of H-adsorption.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03401B, Paper
A CdS–PSII hybrid PEC cell for overall water splitting contains a biomimetic electron transfer pathway comprising two redox shuttles.
Chaoji Chen, Ying Zhang, Yiju Li, Jiaqi Dai, Jianwei Song, Yonggang yao, Yunhui Gong, Iain Kierzewski, Jia Xie and Liangbing Hu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03716J, Communication
In energy storage devices, the critical demands for high energy/power density, low cost, long cycle life and environmental friendliness have highlighted an urgent need for developing storage electrodes with low...
Dong-Gyu Lee, Su Hwan Kim, Se Hun Joo, Ho-Il Ji, Hadi Tavassol, Yuju Jeon, Sihyuk Choi, Myeong-Hee Lee, Chanseok Kim, Sang Kyu Kwak, Guntae Kim and Hyun-Kon Song
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03501A, Communication
The overpotentials of the oxygen reduction on perovskite oxide catalysts were significantly reduced simply by mixing the catalyst particles with polypyrrole/carbon composites (pPy/C).
Qi Wang, Bo Chen, Ye Liu, Yehao Deng, Yang Bai, Qingfeng Dong and Jinsong Huang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02941H, Communication
The degradation rate of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite films, made by a known deposition method, is found to be roughly proportional to the grain size.
Yang Jin, Sa Li, Akihiro Kushima, Xiaoquan Zheng, Yongming Sun, Jin Xie, Jie Sun, Weijiang Xue, Guangmin Zhou, Jiang Wu, Feifei Shi, Rufan Zhang, Zhi Zhu, Kangpyo So, Yi Cui and Ju Li
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02685K, Paper
Full-cell cycling of a high density silicon-majority anode with 2× volumetric capacity of graphite and a stabilized coulombic efficiency exceeding 99.9%.
Kaihang Ye, Zilong Wang, Jiuwang Gu, Shuang xiao, Yufei Yuan, Yi Zhu, Yuanming Zhang, Wenjie Mai and Shihe Yang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03442J, Paper
Here, we demonstrate that carbon quantum dots (CQDs), as a low cost, chemically stable, and environmentally friendly photosensitizer, can dramatically broaden the light absorption range to the entire visible range....
F. M. Mulder, B. M. H. Weninger, J. Middelkoop, F. G. B. Ooms and H. Schreuders
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02923J, Paper
A battolyser charges, generates hydrogen, or instantaneously discharges, enabling a remarkably durable, efficient, flexible and switchable electricity storage and conversion.
Meysam Pazoki, Ute Cappel, Erik M. J. Johansson, Anders Hagfeldt and Gerrit Boschloo
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02732F, Review Article
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) have been widely studied in last two decades and start to be commercialized in the photovoltaic market. Comprehensive characterization is needed to fully understand and optimize...
Tianyi Wang, Benjamin Daiber, Jarvist M. Frost, Sander A. Mann, Erik C. Garnett, Aron Walsh and Bruno Ehrler
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03474H, Communication
Unusually long charge carrier lifetime in methylammonium lead halide perovskites is a result of the Rashba-split indirect bandgap. At high pressure the bandgap becomes purely direct, with shorter carrier lifetime and higher radiative efficiency.
Jie Liu, Dilini G. D. Galpaya, Lijing Yan, Minghao Sun, Zhan Lin, Cheng Yan, Chengdu Liang and Shanqing Zhang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03033E, Paper
High-loading sulfur electrode with ultrahigh areal capacity was easily achieved by exploiting a robust and efficient biopolymer network binder.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02326F, Review Article
Commercial lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries built with Ni- and Co-based intercalation-type cathodes suffer from low specific energy, high toxicity and high cost. Conversion-type cathodes offer an opportunity to overcome such limitations.
Ambra Dreos, Karl Börjesson, Zhihang Wang, Anna Roffey, Zack Norwood, Duncan Kushnir and Kasper Moth-Poulsen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01952H, Communication
A hybrid solar energy system consisting of a molecular solar thermal energy storage system (MOST) combined with a solar water heating system (SWH) is presented.
S. H. Jensen, C. Graves, M. Mogensen, C. Wendel, R. Braun, G. Hughes, Z. Gao and S. A. Barnett
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE90064J, Correction
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