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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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Gangjian Tan, Fengyuan Shi, Jeff W. Doak, Hui Sun, Li-Dong Zhao, Pengli Wang, Ctirad Uher, Chris Wolverton, Vinayak P. Dravid and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01463D, Paper
Increased band degeneracy via Hg doping in SnTe boosts both the maximum and average ZT.
 
Jeffrey A. Herron, Jiyong Kim, Aniruddha A. Upadhye, George W. Huber and Christos T. Maravelias
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01958J, Analysis
We utilize process modeling to assess the energy and economic feasibility of a generic solar refinery which converts carbon dioxide and water into fuels.
 
Jianbo Hou, Ming Fang, Allan Jay P. Cardenas, Wendy Shaw, Monte L Helm, R Morris Bullock, John A. S. Roberts and Molly O'Hagan
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01899K, Communication
Rapid proton movement results in exceptionally fast electrocatalytic H2 production (up to 3×107 s−1) at overpotentials of ~400 mV when catalysed by [Ni(PPh2NC6H4X2)2]2+ complexes in an acidic ionic liquid -...
 
Ying Wang, Gongwei Wang, Guangwei Li, Bing Huang, Jing Pan, Qiong Liu, Juanjuan Han, Li Xiao, Juntao Lu and Lin Zhuang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02564D, Communication
The PtRu/C HOR catalyst weakens the metal–H interaction and boosts the cell performance of the APEFC to 1 W cm−2.
 
Priti A. Mangrulkar, Abhay V. Kotkondawar, Sumanta Mukherjee, Meenal V. Joshi, Nitin Labhsetwar, D. D. Sarma and Sadhana S. Rayalu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02444C, Paper
Platinized carbon nanostructured composites for photocatalytic hydrogen generation: synergism of carbon and platinum in nano forms.
 
Yunfang Zhang, Wei Cui, Yawen Zhu, Fengshuo Zu, LS Liao, Shuit-Tong Lee and Baoquan Sun
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02282C, Paper
A high doping technique is widely used for record-efficiency crystalline silicon (Si) solar cells to minimize the series resistance losses and to form a back surface field.
 
Claudia Rodriguez, Miguel A. Modestino, Christophe Moser and Demetri Psaltis
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01453G, Analysis
Solar-hydrogen generation represents a promising alternative to fossil fuels for the large-scale implementation of a clean-fuel transportation infrastructure. A significant amount of research resources has been allocated to the development...
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02757D, Communication
A superior cocatalytic behavior of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was observed for the photocatalytic production of H2O2 in the TiO2-based system. The adsorption of phosphate on TiO2 enhanced the production...
 
Chuangang Hu, Long Song, Zhipan Zhang, Nan Chen, Zhihai Feng and Liangti Qu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02594F, Perspective
Graphene-based materials have shown great potential in various fields across physics, chemistry, biology, and electronics, due to their unique electronic properties, facile synthesis, and ease of functionalization.
 
Kasper A. Borup, Johannes de Boor, Heng Wang, Fivos Drymiotis, Franck Gascoin, Xun Shi, Lidong Chen, Mikhail I. Fedorov, Eckhard Müller, Bo B. Iversen and G. Jeffrey Snyder
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01320D, Review Article
In this review we discuss considerations regarding the common techniques used for measuring thermoelectric transport properties necessary for calculating the thermoelectric figure of merit, zT.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02208D, Review Article
The combined negative effect of both fresh water shortage and energy depletion has encouraged the research to move forward to explore effective solutions for water desalination with less energy consumption.
 
Hongyan Liu, Ji Bong Joo, Michael Dahl, Lishun Fu, Zhengzhi Zeng and Yadong Yin
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02618G, Paper
A resin overcoat allows effective control over the crystallization of hollow titania nanoshells during calcination and enhances their photocatalytic activity.
 
Zhiping Song, Yumin Qian, Xizheng Liu, Tao Zhang, Yanbei Zhu, Haijun Yu, Minoru Otani and Haoshen Zhou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02575J, Paper
By combining OLiO coordination bond and increased molecular weight, Li2PDHBQS is absolutely insoluble in the electrolyte to achieve excellent cyclability.
 
Marzieh Barghamadi, Adam S. Best, Anand I. Bhatt, Anthony F. Hollenkamp, Mustafa Musameh, Robert J. Rees and Thomas Rüther
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02192D, Review Article
Whether lithium–sulfur batteries succeed hinges largely on taming sulfur's complex electrochemistry, over which, choice of electrolyte exerts an equally complex influence.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01950D, Paper
A novel coadsorbent including three terminal double bonds reacted with I2 and generated ionic complexes on the surface of TiO2. The in situ-generated ionic layer accelerated the neutralization rate of dye+ and decreased the recombination reactions with dye+ and I3 due to coadsorbent effects, resulting in 22% higher power conversion efficiency, even at 15% low dye loading, compared to the conventional device.
 
Giri Joshi, Ran He, Michael Engber, Georgy Samsonidze, Tej Pantha, Ekraj Dahal, Keshab Dahal, Jian Yang, Yucheng Lan, Boris Kozinsky and Zhifeng Ren
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02180K, Paper
We found a low-cost and high performance p-type half-Heusler material for power generation applications.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01904K, Communication
A single ruthenium polypyridyl catalyst splits CO2 and water to synthesis gas (CO+H2 mixtures) and oxygen in water.
 
Azhar Fakharuddin, Rajan Jose, Thomas M. Brown, Francisco Fabregat-Santiago and Juan Bisquert
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01724B, Perspective
An overview of the state of the art dye solar module technology and innovations required for further development is presented.
 
Pengfei Qiu, Tiansong Zhang, Yuting Qiu, Xun Shi and Lidong Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02428A, Communication
The natural mineral bornite that has ultralow thermal conductivity exhibits excellent thermoelectric performance and enhanced stability under large electric currents.
 
Johanna Maria Huck, Li-Chiang Lin, Adam Berger, Mahdi Niknam Shahrak, Richard Luis Martin, Abhoyjit Bhown, Maciej Haranczyk , Karsten Reuter and Berend Smit
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02636E, Paper
Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is one of the promising ways to significantly reduce the CO2 emission from power plants. In particular, amongst several separation strategies, adsorption by nano-porous materials...
 
Steven Wang, Guy Metcalfe, Robert L. Stewart, Jie Wu, Naoto Ohmura, Xin Feng and Chao Yang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02841D, Communication
A robust separation strategy using novel particle-flow-instability physics is successfully developed for a difficult-to-separate suspension in which there is some combination of a small density difference between solid and liquid, high viscosity, and small-sized particles.
 
Tae Il Lee, Woo Soon Jang, Eungkyu Lee, Youn Sang Kim, Zhong Lin Wang, Hong Koo Baik and Jae Min Myoung
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02358G, Communication
An ultra-thin self-powered artificial skin, which harvests stored elastic deformation energy by the bending and stretching actions of the skin, is introduced.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02786H, Communication
Directly converting CO2 to hydrocarbons offers a potential route for carbon-neutral energy technologies. Here we report a novel design, integrating the high-temperature CO2-H2O co-electrolysis and low-temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a...
 
Ping Chen, Li-Kun Wang, Gan Wang, Minr-Rui Gao, Jin Ge, Wen-Jing Yuan, Yuhua Shen, Anjian Xie and Shu-Hong Yu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02531H, Paper
Catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are crucial in fuel cells. Developing metal-free catalyst with high activity at low-cost and high-volume production remains a great challenge. Here, we report a...
 
Yu-peng Yuan, Lin-Wei Ruan, Jim Barber, Joachim Loo and Can Xue
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02914C, Review Article
Converting solar energy into valuable hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels through photocatalytic water splitting and CO2 photo-reduction is highly promising in addressing the growing demand for renewable and clean energy resources....
 
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