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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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Adam C Nielander, Matthew Shaner, Kimberly M Papadantonakis, Sonja A Francis and Nathan Lewis
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02251C, Opinion
A number of approaches to solar-fuels generation are being developed, each of which has associated advantages and challenges. Many of these solar fuels generators are identified as “photoelectrochemical cells” even...
Samantha S. Wilson, Jeffrey P. Bosco, Yulia Tolstova, David O. Scanlon, Graeme W. Watson and Harry A. Atwater
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01956C, Communication
A novel method for controlled modification of the oxidation state of Cu at the interface of Cu2O/ZnO heterojunctions yields maximum photovoltages.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02403F, Paper
The p-type Cu2O/n-type TaON heterojunction nanorod array passivated with ultrathin carbon sheath as a surface protection layer is excellent in photoelectrochemical water splitting.
Fabian Lodermeyer, Rubén D. Costa, Ruben Casillas, Florian Kohler, Peter Wasserscheid, Maurizio Prato and Dirk Guldi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02037E, Paper
For the first time, carbon nanohorns were implemented into solid-state electrolytes for highly efficient solid-state and quasi-solid-state DSSCs. They feature an effective catalytic behavior towards the reduction of I3- and...
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, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01654H, Paper
Chemical composition of the discharge products as well as charging overpotential of the Na–air cell is correlated with the kinetic parameters.
Robert Darling, Kevin G Gallagher, Jeffrey A Kowalski, Seungbum Ha and Fikile R Brushett
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02158D, Analysis
Energy storage is increasingly seen as a valuable asset for electricity grids composed of high fractions of intermittent sources, such as wind power or, in developing economies, unreliable generation and...
Andrew J. Ritenour, Jason W. Boucher, Robert DeLancey, Ann L. Greenaway, Shaul Aloni and Shannon W. Boettcher
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
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.
S. Escolástico, C. Solís, C. Kjølseth and J. M. Serra
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02066A, Paper
A new CO2-stable ceramic membrane based on ceramic mixed electronic–protonic composites exhibit unprecedented H2 permeation flows at high temperatures.
Zixi Kang, Ming Xue, Lili Fan, Lin Huang, Lijia Guo, Guoying Wei, Banglin Chen and Shilun Qiu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02275K, Paper
Two tailor-made microporous metal-organic framework (MOF) membranes were successfully fabricated on nickel screens by secondary growth. The effect of pore structures on gas separation was examined by means of single...
Binghong Han, Christopher E. Carlton, Anusorn Kongkanand, Ratandeep S. Kukreja, Brian R.C. Theobald, Lin Gan, Rachel O’Malley, Peter Strasser , Frederick T. Wagner and Yang Shao-Horn
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02144D, Paper
We demonstrate unprecedented Proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) performance durability of a family of dealloyed Pt-Ni nanoparticle catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), exceeding scientific and technological state-of-art activity...
Jens Adams, Michael Salvador, George D. Spyropoulos, Ning Li, Sebastian Strohm, Luca Lucera, stefan langner, Florian Machui, Tayebeh Ameri, Monika Voigt, Frederik C. Krebs and Christoph J Brabec
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02582B, Communication
Photovoltaic devices based on organic semiconductors (OPVs) hold great promise as a cost-effective renewable energy platform because they can be processed from solution and deposited on flexible plastics using roll-to-roll...
Claudio Greco, Vincent Fourmond, Carole Baffert, Po-hung Wang, Sébastien Dementin, Patrick Bertrand, Maurizio Bruschi, Jochen Blumberger, Luca De Gioia and Christophe Léger
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01848F, Review Article
After enzymes were first discovered in the late XIX century, and for the first seventy years of enzymology, kinetic experiments were the only source of information about enzyme mechanisms. Over...
Hun Lee, Meltem Yanilmaz, Ozan Toprakci, Kun Fu and Xiangwu Zhang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01432D, Review Article
The separator of a lithium-ion battery prevents the direct contact between the positive and negative electrodes while serving as the electrolyte reservoir to enable the transportation of lithium ions between the two electrodes.
Chang Kyu Jeong, Kwi-Il Park, Jung Hwan Son, Geon-Tae Hwang, Seung Hyun Lee, Dae Yong Park, Han Eol Lee, Hwan Keon Lee, Myunghwan Byun and Keon Jae Lee
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02435D, Paper
We present a self-powered all-flexible light-emitting optoelectronic device using a flexible and high-performance piezoelectric energy harvester with a robustly developed flexible and vertically structured inorganic LED array.
Beau Op de Beeck, Michiel Dusselier, Jan Geboers, Jensen Holsbeek, Eline Morré, Steffen Oswald, Lars Giebeler and Bert F Sels
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01523A, Paper
High yields of liquid straight-chain alkanes were obtained directly from cellulosic feedstock in a one-pot biphasic catalytic system. The catalytic reaction proceeds at elevated temperatures under hydrogen pressure in the...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02123A, Paper
Corn protein-derived nitrogen-doped carbon nanomaterial was fabricated, and has abundant oxygen active sites and nitrogen defects for vanadium redox reactions.
Yibing Li, Haimin Zhang, Yun Wang, Porun Liu, Huagui Yang, Xiangdong Yao, Dan Wang, Zhiyong Tang and Huijun Zhao
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01779J, Paper
A facile self-sponsored doping approach is developed to synthesize S and N co-doped trimodal-porous structured graphitic carbon network electrocatalysts.
Azhar Fakharuddin, Rajan Jose, Thomas M. Brown, Francisco Fabregat-Santiago and J Bisquert
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01724B, Perspective
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are well researched globally due to their potential to be a low-cost photovoltaic (PV) device, especially suited for application in building and automobile integrated PV (BIPV,...
Yu Gu, Cheng Wang, Feng Liu, Jihua Chen, Ondrej Dyck, Gerd Duscher and Thomas P Russell
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02004A, Paper
To mimic the performance of the tandem solar cells, ternary blend solar cells with a single active layer of P3HT:PCPDTBT:PC61BM were cast from chlorobenzene and thermally annealed. By varying blending...
Peng Wang, Shuyan GAO, Keran Geng, Haiying Liu, Xianjun Wei, Min Zhang and Jianji Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02087A, Paper
We present a cost-effective approach to dispose of amaranthus waste (the discarded leaves and stalks of amaranthus and the extract remains of natural amaranthus red) to yield nitrogen-doped carbons. Amaranthus...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01905A, Paper
Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) / polyaniline (PANI) hybrid films were prepared by casting the suspension containing well-dispersed SWNTs and CSA-doped PANI. The electrical conductivity of SWNT/PANI film at first increased...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01262C, Paper
A new class of Ru electrocatalysts containing P2N2 diphosphine ligands with pendant amines converts the chemical bond energy of H2 to electricity.
Jilei Liu, Lili Zhang, Hao Bin Wu, Jianyi Lin, Zexiang Shen and Xiong Wen (David) Lou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01475H, Paper
Lightweight and flexible asymmetric supercapacitors (ASCs) fabricated using a new 3D graphene foam (GF)/carbon nanotube (CNT) hybrid film as support exhibit capacitance retention of 90.2–83.5% after 10 000 cycles.
Chuangang Hu, Guanpei Zheng, Fei Zhao, Huibo Shao, Zhipan Zhang, Nan Chen, Lan Jiang and Liangti Qu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01876A, Paper
Pore-rich graphene networks hold great promise as advanced supporting materials of metals and metal oxides for high electrochemical performance.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01709A, Paper
How “catalytic Tafel plots” allow comparison of the performances of molecular H2-evolving catalysts: fundamentals and illustrating examples.
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