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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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You Kyeong Jeong, Tae-woo Kwon, Inhwa Lee, Taek-Soo Kim, Ali Coskun and Jang Wook Choi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE00239G, Communication
We systematically investigate polysaccharide binders for high capacity silicon anodes in lithium ion batteries to find critical factors for binder function. Analogous to the millipede?s strong adhesion based on adhesive...
 
Daniel Kraemer, Jiehe Sui, Kenneth McEnaney, Huaizhou Zhao, Qing Jie, Zhifeng Ren and Gang Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02813A, Paper
The efficiency of heat-to-electricity conversion based on the thermoelectric effect depends on the materials’ nondimensional figure of merit zT. While recent years saw an increasing number of reports of large...
 
Zhaoling Li, Jun Chen, Jin Yang, Yuanjie Su, Xing Fan, Ying Wu, Chongwen Yu and Zhong Lin Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03596H, Communication
We report a unique route that creatively harnessed β-cyclodextrin enhanced triboelectrification for self-powered phenol detection as well as electrochemical degradation.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03172E, Communication
To enhance performance stability, carbon electrodes with opposite net surface charges were employed to develop the inverted capacitive deionization system.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03832K, Analysis
Environmental impacts of electricity generation have globally intensified and burden-shiftings occurred in several countries, calling for more holistic energy planning.
 
Yuchao Zhang, Shiqi Jiang, Wenjing Song, Peng Zhou, Hongwei Ji, Wanhong Ma, Weichang Hao, Chuncheng Chen and Jincai Zhao
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03803G, Communication
Nonmental P-doped hematite photoanodes synthesized by a simple impregnation method during the hydrothermal preparation showed remarkable photocurrent densities of 2.3 mA/cm2 and 2.7 mA/cm2 at 1.23VRHE, for the electrode annealed...
 
S. El Ichi, A. Zebda, J.-P. Alcaraz, A. Laaroussi, F. Boucher, J. Boutonnat, N. Reverdy-Bruas, D. Chaussy, M. N. Belgacem, P. Cinquin and D. K. Martin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03430A, Paper
We demonstrate that the use of a Chit–MWCNT matrix, fabricated by mechanical compression, allows construction of a biocompatible enzymatic biocathode which remains operational after more than five months in vivo (retaining 50% of its initial electrocatalytic activity).
 
A. B. Laursen, K. R. Patraju, M. J. Whitaker, M. Retuerto, T. Sarkar, N. Yao, K. V. Ramanujachary, M. Greenblatt and G. C. Dismukes
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02940B, Paper
Crystalline Ni5P4 evolves hydrogen with electrical-efficiency comparable to platinum—while being corrosion-resistant in both acid and base for >16 hours.
 
Jun Chen, Zhe Hu, Zhiqiang Zhu, Fangyi Cheng, Kai Zhang, Jianbin Wang and Chengcheng Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03759F, Paper
It is desirable to develop electrode materials for advanced rechargeable batteries with low cost, long life, and high-rate capability. Pyrite FeS2 as an easy-obtained natural mineral has been already commercialized...
 
Dipan Kundu, Robert Black, Erik Jämstorp Berg and Linda F. Nazar
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02587C, Paper
A new nanostructured metallic metal oxide shows excellent ORR/OER properties in a Li–air cell, and highlights the importance of controlling the cathode interface to achieve better Li–O2 cell round-trip efficiency.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02256D, Communication
Molten nitrate/ceramic membranes of KNO3/Al2O3 and KNO3/La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 (LSCF) were designed and successfully operated for the selective permeation of nitrogen oxides. With oxygen present on the feed side of the membrane,...
 
Rajesh KODIYATH, Ramesh V. GUBBALA, Eva Koudelkova, Toyokazu Tanabe, Mikio Ito, Maidhily Manikandan, Shigenori Ueda, Takeshi Fujita, Naoto Umezawa, Hidenori Noguchi, Katsuhiko Ariga and Hideki Abe
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03746D, Communication
Intermetallic TaPt3 nanoparticles (NPs) are materialized for the first time and exhibit much higher catalytic performance than state-of-the-art Pt3Sn NPs for the electrooxidation of ethanol. In-situ infrared-reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS) elucidates...
 
Jiangshui Luo, Annemette H. Jensen, Neil R. Brooks, Jeroen Sniekers, Martin Knipper, David Aili, Qingfeng Li, Bram Vanroy, Michael Wübbenhorst, Feng Yan, Luc Van Meervelt, Zhigang Shao, Jianhua Fang, Zheng-Hong Luo, Dirk E. De Vos, Koen Binnemans and Jan Fransaer
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02280G, Paper
Protic organic ionic plastic crystals (POIPCs) are shown to be novel anhydrous solid-state proton conductors for fuel cells.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03802A, Review Article
This review summarizes the recent progress of metal oxides/chelates as interfacial materials for improving the efficiency and stability of PSCs.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE04016C, Review Article
Since the first report in 1997, olivine LiFePO4 has been considered as the most competitive cathode material for electric vehicles due to its high thermal stability and safety, therefore, numerous...
 
Cory M. Simon, Jihan Kim, Diego A. Gomez-Gualdron, Jeffrey S. Camp, Yongchul G. Chung, Richard L. Martin, Rocio Mercado, Michael W. Deem, Dan Gunter, Maciej Haranczyk, David S. Sholl, Randall Q. Snurr and Berend Smit
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03515A, Perspective
The best ZIF structure found in screening of databases containing over half a million nanoporous materials for vehicular methane storage is shown.
 
Savio J. A. Moniz, Stephen A. Shevlin, David James Martin, Zheng-Xiao Guo and Junwang Tang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03271C, Review Article
We summarise current state-of-the-art efficient visible-light driven heterojunction water splitting photo(electro)catalysts and describe how theoretical modelling of electronic structures at interfaces can explain their functionality.
 
Pei-Qin Liao, Huayao Chen, Dong-Dong Zhou, Si-Yang Liu, Chun-Ting He, Zebao Rui, Hongbing Ji, Jie-Peng Zhang and Xiao-Ming Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02717E, Paper
Reversible chemisorption of CO2 is realized by introducing monodentate hydroxide onto the pore surface of metal–organic frameworks.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03346A, Review Article
Thin film silicon is a mature and reliable technology that scales extraordinarily well from lab-cells to production modules.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03051F, Analysis
The article tries to answer the question: Given 1 MW h of surplus electricity from renewable energies, which energy storage system brings the greatest environmental benefit?
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03934C, Communication
On the basis of the N-annulated perylene electron-donor and the ethynylbenzothiadiazole-benzoic acid electron-acceptor, we herein synthesize a structurally simple donor-acceptor (D-A) perylene dye C272, without the use of any coadsorbate...
 
Quinn Burlingame, Xiaoran Tong, Jeanne Hankett, Michael Slootsky, Zhan Chen and Stephen R. Forrest
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03444A, Paper
Using a combination of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and physics-based degradation models, we find that the early aging of small molecular weight organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells is due to photochemical degradation of the C60 acceptor layer.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03685A, Review Article
This review summarizes the recent advancements in the synthesis and applications of graphene materials for flexible graphene devices related to energy conversion and storage.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03825H, Communication
LFP@N-GA with (010) facet oriented LFP NPs embedded in N-GA provides both rapid Li+ and electron pathways in the electrode as well as short Li+ diffusion length in LFP crystals.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02314E, Communication
A sensitivity analysis of the relative importance of reductions in the overpotentials of electrocatalysts and of improvements in the material properties of light absorbers.
 
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