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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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Jun Yan, Prashun Gorai, Brenden Ortiz, Sam Miller, Scott Barnett, Thomas O Mason, Vladan Stevanovic and Eric Toberer
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03157A, Paper
In the context of materials design and high-throughput computational searches for new thermoelectric materials, the need to compute electron and phonon transport properties renders direct assessment of the thermoelectric figure...
Derek R. Vardon, Mary Ann Franden, Christopher W. Johnson, Eric M. Karp, Michael T. Guarnieri, Jeffrey G. Linger, Michael J. Salm, Timothy J. Strathmann and Gregg T. Beckham
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03230F, Paper
Biological funneling is used to convert lignin-derived species to muconic acid, which is separated and catalytically upgraded to adipic acid.
Wei Chen, Yongzhen Wu, Jian Liu, Chuanjiang Qin, Xudong Yang, Ashraful Islam, Yi-Bing Cheng and Liyuan Han
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02833C, Paper
A hybrid interfacial layer of ultrathin NiO/meso-Al2O3 with minimal optical/recombination losses, leads to solid performance improvement of inverted perovskite solar cells.
Yuze Lin, Zhi-Guo Zhang, Huitao Bai, Jiayu Wang, Yuehan Yao, Yongfang Li, Daoben Zhu and Xiaowei Zhan
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03424D, Paper
A nonfullerene electron acceptor (IEIC) based on indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b′]dithiophene and 2-(3-oxo-2,3-dihydroinden-1-ylidene)malononitrile was designed and synthesized, and fullerene-free polymer solar cells based on the IEIC acceptor showed power conversion efficiencies of up to 6.31%.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03359K, Perspective
Microbial electrochemistry is the study and application of interactions between living microbial cells and electrodes (i.e. electron conductors, capacitive materials). For a long time this subfield of bioelectrochemistry has been...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03268C, Communication
Microbial fuel cells can directly convert chemical energy into electrical energy, but significant energy losses result from use of O2 at the cathode. Microbial batteries (MBs) replace conventional O2 cathodes...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03431G, Communication
Under a cyclic redox mode, a perovskite promoted iron oxide exhibited 77% steam-to-hydrogen conversion in a layered reverse-flow reactor.
James M. Ball, Samuel D. Stranks, Maximilian T. Hörantner, Sven Hüttner, Wei Zhang, Edward J. W. Crossland, Ivan Ramirez, Moritz Riede, Michael B. Johnston, Richard H. Friend and Henry J. Snaith
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03224A, Paper
Thorough measurements of the optical constants of CH3NH3PbI3 are used to determine the limiting parasitic losses in solar cells revealing up to 100% IQE and excellent performance at oblique incidence.
Zenan Yu, Laurene Tetard, Lei Zhai and Jayan Thomas
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03229B, Review Article
A review of supercapacitor electrode materials with 0, 1, 2, and 3 dimensional nanostructures.
Miao Liu, Ziqin Rong, Rahul Malik, Pieremanuele Canepa, Anubhav Jain, Gerbrand Ceder and Kristin Persson
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03389B, Paper
Batteries that shuttle multi-valent ions such as Mg2+ and Ca2+ ions are promising candidates for achieving higher energy density than available with current Li-ion technology. Finding electrode materials that reversibly...
Pi-Tai Chou, Ken-Tsung Wong, Zhiyun Zhang, Francis Lin, Hsieh-Chih Chen, Hung-Chin Wu, Chin-Lung Chung, Chien Lu, Shih-Hung Liu, Shih-Huang Tung and Wen-Chang Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03642E, Communication
We report a promising combination of brand-new silole-containing ladder-type heptacylic arene and naphthobisoxadiazole moieties for highly efficient polymer solar cells. This new class of PSiNO polymer possesses great planarity and...
Willi Peters, Martin Eypasch, Torsten Frank, Jan Schwerdtfeger, Carolin Körner, Andreas Bösmann and Peter Wasserscheid
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03461A, Paper
A particularly suitable reactor concept for the continuous dehydrogenation of perhydro-N-ethylcarbazole in the context of hydrogen and energy storage applications is described. The concept addresses the fact that dehydrogenation is...
Bradley A. MacLeod, Bertrand J. Tremolet de Villers, Philip Schulz, Paul F. Ndione, Hyungchul Kim, Anthony J. Giordano, Kai Zhu, Seth R. Marder, Samuel Graham, Joseph J. Berry, Antoine Kahn and Dana C. Olson
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02488E, Paper
Interstitial zinc defects in solution-processed ZnO can be mitigated by using a diethylzinc precursor instead of zinc acetate, or by modifying the ZnO surface with a phosphonic acid, resulting in improved organic solar cell stability.
Dowon Bae, Thomas Pedersen, Brian Joseph Seger, Mauro Malizia, Andrej Kuznetsov, Ole Hansen, Ib Chorkendorff and Peter C K Vesborg
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03723E, Paper
Si is an excellent absorber material for use in 2-photon photoelectrochemical hydrogen production. So far nearly all studies of silicon photoelectrodes have employed frontal illumination despite the fact that in...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02578D, Review Article
This review summarizes the current progress toward the synthesis of three dimensional graphene-based composites and their application in lithium ion batteries.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02362E, Paper
Isoindigo-based low bandgap conjugated polymers soluble in non-chlorinated solvents have been synthesized via lowering regioregularity for 7.5% BHJ PSCs with o-xylene as processing solvent.
Jingbo Zhao, Yunke Li, Haoran Lin, Yuhang Liu, Kui Jiang, Cheng Mu, Tingxuan Ma, Joshua Yuk Lin Lai, Huawei Hu, Demei Yu and He Yan
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02990A, Communication
Non-fullerene organic solar cells with power conversion efficiencies of up to 6.3% are reported using properly matched donor and acceptor.
Jia Ding, Huanlei Wang, Zhi Li, Kai Cui, Dimitre Karpuzov, Xuehai Tan, Alireza Kohandehghan and David Mitlin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02986K, Paper
Hybrid sodium ion capacitor with the active materials in both electrodes derived from peanut shells bridges the critical battery–supercapacitor divide.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03147D, Review Article
We present a detailed analysis of application of wide and small angle scattering techniques to study the structures of cellulose and lignin which are relevant to biomass recalcitrance.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02962C, Paper
Ferroelectric polymer nanocomposites with boron nitride nanosheets exhibit greatly improved energy densities and higher charge–discharge efficiencies.
Tianhua Zhou, Danping Wang, Simon Chun-Kiat Goh, Jindui Hong, Jianyu Han, Jianggao Mao and Rong Xu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03234A, Communication
A new layered metal–organic phosphonate crystal with both mono- and di-μ-oxo bridged octahedral cobalt was synthesized and acts as an efficient and stable heterogeneous catalyst for water oxidation.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02869D, Paper
Electrochemical, spectroscopic, and microscopic measurements on mesostructured Co-Pi/α-Fe2O3 composite photoanodes reveal evolving pathways of water oxidation with increasing Co-Pi thickness, and highlight major fundamental differences between structured and planar Co-Pi/α-Fe2O3 composite photoanodes that help to reconcile previously conflicting mechanistic interpretations.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03690E, Review Article
The search of hydrogen storage materials capable of efficiently storing hydrogen in a compact and light weight package is one of the most difficult challenges for the coming hydrogen economy....
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02281E, Paper
MOF-derived Co@Co3O4@C core@bishell nanoparticles encapsulated into a highly ordered porous carbon matrix show very high catalytic activity and stability toward the oxygen reduction reaction.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03297G, Review Article
This review presents up-to-date advances in rapidly growing organic thermoelectrics, which show good promise of flexible thermoelectric modules.
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