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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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Iñigo Garbayo, Dolors Pla, Alex Morata, Luis Fonseca, Neus Sabaté and Albert Tarancon
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00748D, Paper
Batteries, with a limited capacity, have dominated the power supply of portable devices for decades. Recently, the emergence of new types of highly efficient miniaturized power generators like micro fuel...
Nakita K. Noel, Samuel D. Stranks, Antonio Abate, Christian Wehrenfennig, Simone Guarnera, Amir-Abbas Haghighirad, Aditya Sadhanala, Giles E. Eperon, Sandeep K. Pathak, Michael B. Johnston, Annamaria Petrozza, Laura M. Herz and Henry J. Snaith
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01076K, Paper
Perovskite solar cells based on abundant low cost materials promise to compete on performance with mainstream PV. Here we demonstrate lead-free perovskite solar cells, removing a potential barrier to widespread deployment.
Po-Yen Chen, Jifa Qi, Matthew T. Klug, Xiangnan Dang, Paula T. Hammond and Angela Belcher
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00965G, Paper
Organolead halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) show great promise as a new large-scale and cost-competitive photovoltaic technology. The power conversion efficiencies have achieved over 15% within 18 months of development,...
John Druce, Helena Tellez, Monica Burriel, Matthew Sharp, Lydia Fawcett, Stuart N Cook, David McPhail, Tatsumi Ishihara, Hidde H. Brongersma and John A Kilner
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01497A, Communication
We study the outer atomic surfaces of a series of perovskite-based ceramics using Low Energy Ion Scattering spectroscopy. After high temperature treatment, segregated A-site (or acceptor substituent) cations dominate the...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01075B, Minireview
Access to hierarchically porous carbons from polymers and biopolymers via a non-templating route has emerged as a promising strategy for a range of energy applications.
Soon Moon Jeong, Seongkyu Song, Kyung-Il Joo, Joonwoo Kim, Sung-Ho Hwang, Jaewook Jeong and Hyunmin Kim
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01776E, Paper
A variety of mechanoluminescent (ML) materials have recently reinvigorated studies of luminescence activated by mechanical stress, but few practical applications have been demonstrated due to the destructive nature of the...
Alexander T. Barrows, Andrew J. Pearson, Chan Kyu Kwak, Alan D. F. Dunbar, Alastair R. Buckley and David G. Lidzey
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01546K, Communication
Perovskite solar cells prepared via spray-deposition of the active layer have been realized, advancing this promising technology towards roll-to-roll compatible processing methods.
Min-Jae Choi, Jihun Oh, Jung-Keun Yoo, Jaesuk Choi, Dong Min Sim and Yeon Sik Jung
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00502C, Paper
Tailoring the PbS/metal interface with an ultrathin oxidized layer improves both the efficiency and stability of quantum dot solar cells.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01326C, Communication
A polymer/polymer blend solar cell with an external quantum efficiency approaching 60% and the best power conversion efficiency of 5.73% is fabricated.
C. X. Kronawitter, I. Zegkinoglou, S.-H. Shen, P. Liao, I. S. Cho, O. Zandi, Y.-S. Liu, K. Lashgari, G. Westin, J.-H. Guo, F. J. Himpsel, E. A. Carter, X. L. Zheng, T. W. Hamann, B. E. Koel, S. S. Mao and L. Vayssieres
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01066C, Perspective
A thorough literature review and the investigation by soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy at synchrotron facilities of Ti-Hematite photoelectrodes are provided.
T. L. Nguyen, H. Choi, S.-J. Ko, M. A. Uddin, B. Walker, S. Yum, J.-E. Jeong, M. H. Yun, T. J. Shin, S. Hwang, J. Y. Kim and H. Y. Woo
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01529K, Paper
New semi-crystalline photovoltaic polymers were synthesized and the optimized device exhibited 9.39% efficiency in a [similar]300 nm thick single-cell device.
Yingfang Yao, Jian-guo LIU, Wenming Liu, Ming Zhao, Bingbing Wu, Jun Gu and zhigang zou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01774A, Paper
Breathing O2 on the earth, vertebrates suffer from diseases originating from oxidative stress, which however can be relieved by various antioxidants. Similarly, proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) remain a...
Chong-Chen Wang, Jian-Rong Li, Xiu-Liang Lv, Yan-Qiu Zhang and Guangsheng Guo
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01299B, Review Article
This review summarizes research advances in photocatalytic organic pollutant degradation in metal–organic frameworks.
Yongzhen Wu, Ashraful Islam, Xudong Yang, Chuanjiang Qin, Jian Liu, Kun Zhang, Wenqin Peng and Liyuan Han
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01624F, Communication
A universally useful idea for preparing high quality perovskite films is proposed by retarding the crystallization of PbI2, which make possible highly reproducible planar structured perovskite solar cells.
Guo-Long Zang, Guo-Ping Sheng, Chen Shi, Yun-Kun Wang, Wen-Wei Li and Han-Qing Yu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00654B, Paper
A bio-photoelectrochemical cell with a bioanode and a MoS3/SiNW photocathode is successfully constructed for hydrogen production under visible light illumination.
Cristina Roldan, Olga Malinkiewicz, Rafael Betancur, Giulia Longo, Cristina Momblona, Franklin Jaramillo, Luis Camacho and Henk J. Bolink
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01389A, Communication
Semitransparent perovskite solar cells with a high power conversion efficiency (PCE) close to 7 % and 30% full device transparency have been prepared by using a thin perovskite layer and...
Amaresh Mishra, Peng Qin, Hannelore Kast, Nazeeruddin, Mohammad K., Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Peter Baeuerle and Michael Grätzel
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01220H, Communication
Novel low band gap oligothiophenes incorporating S,N-heteropentacene central units were developed and used as hole-transport material (HTM) in solid-state perovskite-based solar cells. In addition to appropriate electronic energy levels, these...
Jinkai Li, Yongcai Qiu, Zhanhua Wei, Qingfeng Lin, Qianpeng Zhang, Keyou Yan, Haining Chen, Shuang xiao, Zhiyong Fan and Shihe Yang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01581A, Paper
Photonic nanostructures hold great promise in promoting light harvesting. Here we report the first design and construction of a three-dimensional (3D) hexagonal nanocone array of fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) on...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01455C, Paper
Ni catalyst-based anodes in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) operating with natural gas fuel are vulnerable to coking (carbon deposition) and sulfur poisoning, resulting in impaired anodes and eventual cessation...
Sayalee G. Mahajan, Joel T. Abrahamson, Stephanie Birkhimer, Eric Friedman, Qing Hua Wang, Margaret Beck and Michael Strano
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00678J, Paper
Spatially propagating reaction waves are central to a variety of energy applications, such as high temperature solid phase or combustion synthesis, and thermopower waves. In this paper, we identify and...
Greig Chisholm, Philip J. Kitson, Niall D. Kirkaldy, Leanne G. Bloor and Leroy Cronin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01426J, Paper
3D printed polypropylene flow plates, suitably coated to increase conductivity, are used in electrolysers for the production of hydrogen representing a cheaper and faster method for prototyping device configuration.
Feng Lin, Dennis Nordlund, Isaac Markus, Tsu-Chien Weng, Huolin L. Xin and Marca Doeff
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01400F, Paper
Chemical and structural evolution in battery materials influences properties relevant to ionic and electronic transport and ultimately impacts the battery performance. Although chemical and structural gradients have been observed in...
Liyu Jin, Patrick C Howlett, Jenny Pringle, Judith Janikowski, Michel Armand, Doug MacFarlane and Maria Forsyth
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01085J, Paper
Reliable, safe and high performance solid electrolytes are a critical step in the advancement of high energy density secondary batteries. In the present work we demonstrate a novel solid electrolyte...
Xiaoqing Huang, Zipeng Zhao, Yu Chen, Enbo Zhu, Mufan Li, Xiangfeng Duan and Yu Huang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01082E, Communication
Bimetallic PtNi nanocrystals represent an emerging class of newly discovered electrocatalysts which are expected to exhibit exciting oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity. Colloidal syntheses have been proven to be suitable...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00749B, Paper
First-ever lifetime test of a DMFC system lasting 25 600 h with a dynamic load profile of a material handling vehicle.
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