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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 20.523 12 Issues per Year Indexed in Web of Science
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Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02524A, Paper
In this work, we for the first time investigate GeP5 as an anode material for lithium ion batteries (LIB). By a facile high energy mechanical ball milling (HEMM) method, we...
Zhaoyang Yao, Heng Wu, Yang Li, Junting Wang, Jing Zhang, Min Zhang, Yanchun Guo and Peng Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02822A, Communication
A metal-free organic dye-sensitized solar cell attains 13% power conversion efficiency under AM1.5G full sunlight.
Jeong Hwan Lee, Ronan Hinchet, Sung Kyun Kim, Sanghyun Kim and Sang-Woo Kim
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02711J, Paper
We introduce a new smart SMP–TENG structure and studied its degradation and healing process. The SMP improves the endurance and lifetime, and thus demonstrates the huge potential of self-healing SMP–TENGs.
Takashi Hisatomi, Shintaro Okamura, Jingyuan Liu, Yuki Shinohara, Koichiro Ueda, Tomohiro Higashi, Masao Katayama, Tsutomu Minegishi and Kazunari Domen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02431E, Paper
Photoelectrodes of Al-doped La5Ti2Cu1−xAgxS5O7 powder generate a photocathodic current attributable to the hydrogen evolution reaction at +0.7 V vs. RHE.
Md Anisur Rahman, Samad Bazargan, Saurabh Srivastava, Xiongyao Wang, Marwa Abd-Ellah, Joseph P. Thomas, Nina F. Heinig, Debabrata Pradhan and Kam Tong Leung
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01615K, Paper
Defect-rich 1D TiO2 nanostructures show excellent photoelectrochemical water splitting property in the visible light region with a low onset potential of 0.3 V vs. RHE and a remarkably high conversion efficiency of 3.6%.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02300A, Paper
In the present study, selectively exposed (101)-crystal facet engineered TiO2 photoanode is investigated for the higher efficiency of hydrogen evolution reaction. Till date, even the photoelectrochemical performance (PEC) depending on...
Dong-Myeong Shin, Hye Ji Han, Won-Geun Kim, Eunjong Kim, Chuntae Kim, Suckwon Hong, Hyung-Kook Kim, Jin-Woo Oh and Yoon-Hwae Hwang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02611C, Communication
Bioinspired nanogenerators based on vertically aligned phage nanopillars are inceptively demonstrated. Vertically aligned phage nanopillars enable not only a high piezoelectric response but also a tuneable piezoelectricity. Piezoelectricity is also...
Ziqiang Liang, Qifeng Zhang, Lin Jiang and Guozhong Cao
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02510A, Review Article
This article provides an overview on the design, fabrication and characterization of the most widely used cathode buffer layers (CBLs) constructed with pristine zinc oxide (ZnO), doped-ZnO, and ZnO-based composites...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02328A, Paper
We demonstrate a new architecture for a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell to enlarge the lateral dimension of the fragile nano thin film electrolyte from micrometer to millimeter scale...
Ning Lin, Ying Han, Jie Zhou, Kailong Zhang, Tianjun Xu, Yongchun Zhu and Yitai Qian
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02487K, Communication
A molten salt system is developed for low-temperature metallothermic reduction of various silicates or silica to crystalline Si nanoparticles as high-performance anode materials.
Shi Hyeong Kim, Márcio D. Lima, Mikhail E. Kozlov, Carter S. Haines, Geoffrey M. Spinks, Shazed Aziz, Changsoon Choi, Hyeon Jun Sim, Xuemin Wang, Hongbing Lu, Dong Qian, John D. W. Madden, Ray H. Baughman and Seon Jeong Kim
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02219C, Paper
Low-grade waste heat is harvested as electrical energy by employing thermally-powered torsional and tensile artificial muscles made from inexpensive polymer fibers used for fishing line and sewing thread.
Qinggang Liu, Xiaofeng Yang, Yanqiang Huang, Shutao Xu, xiong su, Xiaoli Pan, Jinming Xu, Ai-Qin Wang, Changhai Liang, Xinkui Wang and Tao Zhang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02506K, Communication
Formic acid (FA) dehydrogenation is an atom-economic way for H2 production, while diluted FA with extra additive was generally required in heterogeneous dehydrogenation of FA. Here, we report a novel...
Youn Jeong Jang, Ji-Wook Jang, Jaehyuk Lee, Ju Hun Kim, Hiromu Kumagai, Jinwoo Lee, Tsutomu Minegishi, Jun Kubota, Kazunari Domen and Jae Sung Lee
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01445J, Paper
Au coupled ZnTe/ZnO-NW array is a new photocathode for selective CO production from CO2. The remarkable effects of an Au are to form of a Schottky junction with ZnTe to improve band bending and provide the reaction center for CO2 reduction suppressing water reduction.
Hyungsub Kim, Gabin Yoon, Inchul Park, Kyu-Young Park, Byungju Lee, Jongsoon Kim, Young-Uk Park, Sung-Kyun Jung, Hee-Dae Lim, Docheon Ahn, Seongsu Lee and Kisuk Kang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01876E, Paper
We report a 3.8 V manganese-based mixed-phosphate cathode material for applications in sodium rechargeable batteries; i.e., Na4Mn3(PO4)2(P2O7).
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02589C, Communication
Herein we report that organic compounds comprising planar C6 ring structures and carboxylate groups can function as an excellent anode material for sodium-organic batteries.
K. Schwinghammer, S. Hug, M. B. Mesch, J. Senker and B. V. Lotsch
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02574E, Paper
Carbon nitride oligomers derived from the covalent triazine framework CTF-1 constitute a new generation of tunable hydrogen evolution photocatalysts, which show moderate activities even without the addition of a co-catalyst.
Damián Monllor–Satoca, Mario Bärtsch, Cristian Fàbrega, Aziz Genç, Sandra Hilaire, Teresa Andreu, Jordi Arbiol, Markus Niederberger and Joan R. Morante
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01679G, Paper
Hematite (-Fe2O3) is a promising photoanode in solar water splitting devices with a set of intrinsic limitations that lessen its maximum performance; among the methods used for improving its photoactivity,...
Alexander Otto, Thomas Grube, Sebastian Schiebahn and Detlef Stolten
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02591E, Paper
Identification of CO2 utilization reactions that have the most potential for future technical exploration and implementation within the chemical industry.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01512J, Paper
A FCEV based on bio-ethanol derived from organic waste can be a more sustainable alternative to BEVs and H2-FCEVs.
Haijun Wu, Cheng Chang, Dan Feng, Yu Xiao, Xiao Zhang, Yanling Pei, Lei Zheng, Di Wu, Shengkai Gong, Yue Chen, Jiaqing He, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Li-Dong Zhao
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02423D, Paper
Heavy MnTe alloying can significantly improve the electrical and thermal transport properties of SnTe via multiple approaches.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01862E, Review Article
Schematic of microbial bioelectrodes with different configurations.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01452B, Analysis
Impacts of capital cost of bulk energy storage on cost of electricity supply is parametrically studied under various emissions constraints.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02616D, Paper
Inexpensive hierarchical oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reaction (ORR/OER) catalysts offer higher cell efficiency and much longer cycle life than Pt/C + IrO2 bifunctional catalysts in metal–air batteries.
Jeff Kettle, Noel Bristow, Tracy K. N. Sweet, Nick Jenkins, Gisele A. dos Reis Benatto, Mikkel Jørgensen and Frederik C. Krebs
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02162F, Paper
The lamination of OPV modules to corrugated roof cladding has been undertaken.
Jinhyuk Lee, Dong-Hwa Seo, Mahalingam Balasubramanian, Nancy Twu, Xin Li and Gerbrand Ceder
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02329G, Paper
Percolation theory enables the design of high capacity cation-disordered oxides for rechargeable lithium battery cathodes.
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