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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 11.653 12 Issues per Year
 
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Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43584A, Communication
Enhanced open-circuit voltage demonstrated in a high quality GaAs solar cell by limiting the angles of emitted light from the cell.
 
Florent Boudoire, Rita Toth, Jakob Heier, Artur Braun and Edwin C. Constable
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00380B, Paper
Thin films involving an oxide heterojunction are increasingly employed as electrodes for solar water splitting in photoelectrochemical cells. Hematite (-Fe2O3) and tungsten oxide form an attractive heterojunction for this purpose.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01034E, Paper
Salinity-gradient energy can be recovered (68% efficiency) with a mixing entropy battery alternately flushed with wastewater effluent and seawater.
 
C. C. M. Kyba, A. Hänel and F. Hölker
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00566J, Opinion
Lighting policies intended to reduce energy use must focus on energy consumed per year, rather than on luminous efficiency.
 
Jingyuan Liu, Takashi Hisatomi, Guijun Ma, Aki Iwanaga, Tsutomu Minegishi, Yosuke Moriya, Masao Katayama, Jun Kubota and Kazunari Domen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00091A, Communication
p-Type doped La5Ti2CuS5O7 photoelectrodes fabricated by particle transfer generate photocathodic current at +0.88 V vs. RHE in photoelectrochemical water splitting.
 
Ann M. Deml, Vladan Stevanović, Christopher L. Muhich, Charles B. Musgrave and Ryan O'Hayre
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43874K, Paper
A new approach for predicting oxygen vacancy formation energies using intrinsic bulk material properties also provides improved fundamental understanding.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00407H, Paper
An aqueous catholyte based on the sole bromine/bromide redox couple shows an operating potential of [similar]4 V, a reversible capacity of 290 mA h g−1, and a specific power density approaching 1000 W kg−1, making it a potential candidate for sustainable electrical energy storage.
 
Yuping He, Fan Sui, Susan M. Kauzlarich and Giulia Galli
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00256C, Communication
We synthesized a Si-based clathrate, composed entirely of Earth abundant elements, and using ab initio calculations and spectroscopic and Hall mobility measurement showed that it is a promising material for solar energy conversion.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE44202K, Paper
ICBA was used as an electron-cascade acceptor material in PTB7:PC71BM polymer solar cells, which exhibited power conversion efficiencies as high as 8.24%.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00050A, Review Article
This article reviews the recent progress on the preparation, properties and supercapacitor application of 3D graphene materials (3DGMs) with novel structures.
 
Feng He, James A Trainham, Gregory N. Parsons, John Newman and Fanxing Li
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00038B, Paper
The feasibility of a hybrid solar-redox process, which converts solar energy and methane into separate streams of liquid fuels and hydrogen through the assistance of an oxygen carrier, is investigated...
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43750G, Communication
A CdS–mesoporous ZnS core–shell structure exhibits high activity and stability in photocatalytic hydrogen evolution as a result of the mesoporous shell and spatial separation of photoexcited charge carriers.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00288A, Analysis
At extreme temperatures, solid state energy conversion devices may be able to survive, because they do not involve moving parts.
 
Moritz Limpinsel, Nima Farhi, Nicholas Berry, Jeffrey Lindemuth, Craig L. Perkins, Qiyin Lin and Matt Law
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43169J, Paper
Numerical modeling of Hall effect data reveals a hole inversion layer on the surface of n-type iron pyrite (FeS2) single crystals. Tunneling through part of this inversion layer may account for the low VOC of pyrite photocells.
 
Zhi-Guo Zhang, Boyuan Qi, Zhiwen Jin, Dan Chi, Zhe Qi, Yongfang Li and Jizheng Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00022F, Paper
Two easy-accessible perylene diimide based thickness-insensitive cathode interlayers are developed for high performance polymer solar cells. Their high conductivities, suitable energy levels and work function tuning effects make them work well.
 
Sun Jin Kim, Ju Hyung We and Byung Jin Cho
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00242C, Paper
A glass fabric-based flexible TE generator prepared using a screen printing technique and a self-sustaining structure permits thin ([similar]500 μm), light ([similar]0.13 g cm−2), and flexible properties with high output power density.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE44187C, Paper
By using a multifunctional biomolecule—adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—we fabricated high-energy quantum dots in LiFePO4 nanosheets for high-power lithium-ion batteries.
 
Youn Sang Kim, Junwoo Park, YoungJun Yang, Eungkyu Lee, Soon-Hyung Kwon, Won Keun Kim, Cheouljong han, Jeongno Lee and Siyun Park
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00588K, Communication
As effective ways to convert mechanical motion to electrical power, the various transducers, such as electromagnetic inductive-transducer, piezoelectric transducer, and variable capacitive-transducer have been developed. The electromagnetic inductive transducers defined...
 
Qi Wang, Qingfeng Dong, Zhengguo Xiao, Yongbo Yuan and Jinsong Huang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00233D, Paper
Organometal halide perovskites are quickly rising as new low-cost, nature-abundant materials for thin film photovoltaic devices. Here we report an efficient, solution-processed iodine perovskite solar cell with process temperature below...
 
Zhangjing Zhang, Zi-Zhu Yao, Shengchang Xiang and Banglin Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00143E, Perspective
It is emergent to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustions and thereby limit climate destabilization. In order to achieve the industrial scenario of CCS, there is a need...
 
Mengge Wang, James Iocozzia, Lan Sun, Changjian Lin and Zhiqun Lin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00147H, Review Article
Semiconductor photocatalysis is a promising physicochemical process for the photodegradation of organic contaminants and bacterial detoxification. Among various oxide semiconductor photocatalysts, TiO2 has garnered considerable attention because of its outstanding...
 
Keiko Waki, Raymond A. Wong, Haryo S. Oktaviano, Takuya Fujio, Takuro Nagai, Koji Kimoto and Koichi Yamada
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43743D, Paper
The proposed origin of the improved ORR activity is unlikely to be from residual metal impurities but from the creation of topological defects caused by the removal of high temperature CO desorbing oxygen functional groups.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43865A, Review Article
Solution-processed organic and inorganic semiconductors offer a promising path towards low-cost mass production of solar cells.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43080D, Perspective
Recent progress on applications of functional fullerene materials in PSCs is reviewed and the device efficiency/stability can be enhanced accordingly.
 
Leone Spiccia, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Mathias Wiechen and Suleyman Ifkhanoglu Allakhverdiev
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00681J, Perspective
The Water Oxidising Complex (WOC) in Photosystem II, a cluster that contains four manganese ions and one calcium ion bridged by five oxygen atoms in a distorted chair like arrangement,...
 

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