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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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Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE90034K, Editorial
Outgoing Executive Editor Philip Earis reflects on the launch and ongoing success of the journal.
 
Dongguo Li, C. Wang, Dusan Strmcnik, Dušan V Tripković, Xiaolian Sun, Yijin Kang, Miaofang Chi, Joshua Snyder, Dennis van der Vliet, Yifen Tsai, V Stamenkovic, Shouheng Sun and Nenad Markovic
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01564A, Paper
Design of active and stable Pt-based nanoscale electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) will be the key to improving the efficiency of fuel cells that are needed to deliver...
 
Jungheum Yun, Wei Wang, Soo Min Kim, Tae Sung Bae, Sunghun Lee, Dong-Hwan Kim, Gun-Hwan Lee, Hae-Seok Lee and Myungkwan Song
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01100G, Paper
A highly efficient light-scattering layer composed of a quasi-periodic array of discrete silica nanoparticles directly deposited on polymer substrates for the enhanced light absorption of bendable organic solar cells (OSCs)...
 
Marzieh Barghamadi, Adam S Best, Anand Bhatt, Anthony Frank Hollenkamp, Mustafa M Musameh, Robert Rees and Thomas Ruether
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02192D, Review Article
At first glance, the combination of the lightest, most electropositive metal (lithium) with a safe, abundant (and reasonably light) non-metal (sulfur) makes good sense as a prospective battery. However, while...
 
Fabian Lodermeyer, Rubén D. Costa, Rubén Casillas, Florian T. U. Kohler, Peter Wasserscheid, Maurizio Prato and Dirk M. Guldi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02037E, Paper
For the first time, carbon nanohorns were implemented into solid-state and quasi-solid-state electrolytes for highly efficient DSSCs yielding efficiencies of up to 7.84% at room temperature.
 
Liangti Qu, Chuangang Hu, Long Song, Zhipan Zhang, Nan Chen and Zhihai Feng
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02594F, Perspective
Graphene-based materials have shown great potentials in various fields across physics, chemistry, biology and electronics due to their unique electronic properties, the facile synthesis and the ease of functionalization. In...
 
Adam C. Nielander, Matthew R. Shaner, Kimberly M. Papadantonakis, Sonja A. Francis and Nathan S. Lewis
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02251C, Opinion
The three basic types of solar fuels generators: photoelectrochemical cells, photovoltaic cells, and photoelectrosynthetic particulate/molecular photocatalysts.
 
Beau Op de Beeck, Michiel Dusselier, Jan Geboers, Jensen Holsbeek, Eline Morré, Steffen Oswald, Lars Giebeler and Bert F. Sels
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01523A, Paper
A novel one-pot catalytic approach is presented that is able to directly transform cellulose into straight-chain alkanes (mainly n-hexane).
 
J. Azevedo, L. Steier, P. Dias, M. Stefik, C. T. Sousa, J. P. Araújo, A. Mendes, M. Graetzel and S. D. Tilley
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02160F, Paper
We present a simple and low-cost treatment to create a highly stable copper oxide-based photocathode for H2 production. The effects of the treatment were investigated by HR-TEM analysis and the optimized electrodes showed greatly enhanced stability.
 
Robert M. Darling, Kevin G. Gallagher, Jeffrey A. Kowalski, Seungbum Ha and Fikile R. Brushett
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02158D, Analysis
Both aqueous and nonaqueous flow batteries have pathways to reach long-term cost objectives; however, the constraints for nonaqueous systems of active material solubility and electrolyte cost create additional barriers.
 
Shuyan Gao, Keran Geng, Haiying Liu, Xianjun Wei, Min Zhang, Peng Wang and Jianji Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02087A, Paper
Amaranthus waste is reported to be a single precursor to synthesize highly porous nitrogen-doped carbon as a superior oxygen reduction electrocatalyst.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02213K, Review Article
This review highlights the recent progress on the synthesis of hierarchical macroporous composite materials and the applications for solar cells and photoelectrochemical cells.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
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....
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01905A, Paper
The highly ordered PANI interface layer formed on a SWNT surface resulted in a remarkable increase of electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient. The optimal thermoelectric power factor and ZT value at room temperature reached 176 μW m−1 K−2 and 0.12, respectively.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01777C, Communication
Key thermodynamic and kinetic properties of the Li–O2 battery are studied by the GITT technique for the first time.
 
Jeffery Snyder, Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, kasper Borup, Eckhard Mueller, Johannes de Boor, Lidong Chen, Xun Shi, Franck Gascoin, Heng Wang and Mikhail Fedorov
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
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. Advice for improving the data...
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02539C, Communication
Development of instrumentation and methodology for fabricating large area semi-transparent organo-lead-halide perovskite films. High-performance solar cell devices (Jsc: 17 mA/cm2, Voc: 1.09 V, PCE: 9.9%) were obtained.
 
Nigel J. Burroughs, Marko Boehm, Carrie Eckert, Giulia Mastroianni, Edward M. Spence, Jianfeng Yu, Peter J. Nixon, Jens Appel, Conrad W. Mullineaux and Samantha J. Bryan
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02502D, Paper
Subcellular localization of the cyanobacterial hydrogenase is under physiological control and is crucial for photosynthetic hydrogen production.
 
Tae Il Lee, Woo Soon Jang, Eungkyu Lee, Youn Sang Kim, Zhonglin Wang, Hong Koo Baik and Jae-Min Myoung
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02358G, Communication
Herein, we introduce an ultra-thin self-powered artificial skin (SPAS) based on a piezoelectric nanogenerator, which harvests stored elastic deformation energy produced by the bending and stretching actions of the skin....
 
Priti A Mangrulkar, Abhay V. Kotkondawar, Sumanta Mukherjee, Meenal V Joshi, Nitin Labhsetwar, D. D. Sarma and Sadhana Suresh Rayalu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02444C, Paper
In the present study, we have synthesised carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) through a relatively simple (non-tedious) process using a hydrocarbon precursor. These synthesised CNPs in the form of elongated spherules and/or...
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01950D, Paper
We report a novel way to accelerate the rate of oxidized sensitizer neutralization on nanocrystalline TiO2 electrode surfaces using a novel coadsorbent, 3,4,5-tris-butenyloxy benzoic acid (TD), having three terminal double...
 
Yu Gu, Cheng Wang, Feng Liu, Jihua Chen, Ondrej E. Dyck, Gerd Duscher and Thomas P. Russell
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02004A, Paper
In ternary blend of P3HT:PCPDTBT:PC61BM, bundles of well-defined P3HT fibrils formed a network in a matrix comprised of a mixture of P3HT, PCPDTBT and PCBM yielding a 27% improvement in device efficiency.
 
Darin O. Bellisario, Rishabh M. Jain, Zackary Ulissi and Michael S. Strano
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01765J, Paper
We investigate the optimal design of carbon nanotube near-IR solar cells, revealing a narrow density, thickness, and nanotube orientation space of maximum efficiency.
 
Samantha S. Wilson, Jeffrey P. Bosco, Yulia Tolstova, David O. Scanlon, Graeme W. Watson and Harry A. Atwater
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01956C, Communication
A novel method for controlled modification of the oxidation state of Cu at the interface of Cu2O/ZnO heterojunctions yields maximum photovoltages.
 
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02403F, Paper
The p-type Cu2O/n-type TaON heterojunction nanorod array passivated with ultrathin carbon sheath as a surface protection layer is excellent in photoelectrochemical water splitting.
 
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