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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., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00836D, Perspective
There are inherent safety risks associated with inactive lithium ion batteries leading to greater restrictions and regulations on shipping and inactive storage. Maintaining all cells of a lithium ion batteriy...
Matthew R. Shaner, Harry A. Atwater, Nathan S. Lewis and Eric W. McFarland
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE02573G, Paper
Solar H2 production cost ($ kg−1) techno-economic landscape for photoelectrochemical (PEC) and photovoltaic-electrolysis (PV-E). References include conventional H2 production, robust outdoor material (artificial grass) and solar cell.
Hye-Jeong Lee, Anoop Gopinathan, Hyeon-Jun Lee, Chingu Kim, Ji-Woong Park, Jaeyoo Choi, Heesuk Kim, Yong-Jae Kim, Eunji Lee, Sang-Gil Lee, Young-Min Kim and JiYoung Jo
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE03063C, Paper
A layer-by-layer deposition of two conducting polymers, each layer of which is a few tenths of a nanometer thick, has been successfully performed to enhance the thermoelectric power factor of...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01013J, Paper
Tri-layered PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3-CoFe2O4-PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 (PZT/CFO/PZT) nanostructures have been reported to have the highest pyroelectric energy harvesting and electrocaloric effect. These nanostructures are magnetically active and the resultant ‘giant’ effects are considered to...
Katsuhiko Naoi, Kazuaki Kisu, Etsuro Iwama, Shota Nakashima, Yuki Sakai, Yuki Orikasa, Philippe Leone, Nicolas Dupré, Thierry Brousse, Patrick Rozier, Wako Naoi and Patrice Simon
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00829A, Paper
Highly dispersed crystalline/amorphous LiFePO4 (LFP) nanoparticles encapsulated within hollow-structured graphitic carbon were synthesized using an in situ ultracentrifugation process.
Andrew G. Wright, Jiantao Fan, Benjamin Britton, Thomas Weissbach, Hsu-Feng Lee, Elizabeth A. Kitching, Timothy J. Peckham and Steven Holdcroft
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00656F, Paper
A benchmark hydroxide-conducting polymer is utilized in alkaline hydrogen fuel cell and water electrolyzer devices at 60 °C for >100 hours.
Gilbert El-Hajje, Cristina Momblona, Lidon Gil-Escrig, Jorge Ávila, Thomas Guillemot, Jean Francois Guillemoles, Michele Sessolo, Henk J. Bolink and Laurent Lombez
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00462H, Communication
Vacuum evaporated perovskite solar cells with a power conversion efficiency of 15% have been characterized using hyperspectral luminescence imaging. Hyperspectral luminescence imaging is a novel technique that offers spectrally resolved...
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00862C, Paper
Solar-driven thermochemical cycles (STCs) are one of the direct pathways to store solar energy in the chemical bonds of energy-rich molecules. By utilizing a redox material like ceria (CeO2) as...
Linda Nazar, Xiaoqi Sun, Victor Duffort, Patrick Bonnick, Ziqin Rong, Miao Liu, Kristin Persson and Gerbrand Ceder
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00724D, Communication
Magnesium batteries are energy storage systems that potentially offer high energy density owing to their ability to employ magnesium metal as a negative electrode. Their development, however, has been thwarted...
Merten Morales, Meric Ataman, Sara Badr, Sven Linster, Ioannis Kourlimpinis, Stavros Papadokonstantakis, Vassily Hatzimanikatis and Konrad Hungerbuhler
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00634E, Paper
Over the past years, bio-succinic acid from renewable resources has gained increasing attention as a potential bio-derived platform chemical for the detergent/surfactant, ion chelator, food and pharmaceutical markets. Until now,...
Yonggang Yao, Jinsong Tao, Jianhua Zou, Bilun Zhang, Tian Li, Jiaqi Dai, Mingwei Zhu, Sha Wang, Kun Fu, Doug Henderson, Emily Hitz, Junbiao Peng and Liangbing Hu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01011C, Communication
Optoelectronic devices are ubiquitously built on substrates. In order to increase the efficiencies of light coupling into and out of optoelectronic devices like thin film solar cell and flexible lighting,...
Jeffery A Aguiar, Sarah Wozny, Terry Holesinger, Toshihiro Aoki, Patel Maulik, Mengjin Yang, Joseph J. Berry, Mowafak Al-Jassim, Weilie Zhou and Kai Zhu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01079B, Paper
Organic-inorganic perovskites have emerged as an important class of next generation solar cells due to their remarkable low cost, band gap, and sub-900 nm absorption onset. Here, we show a...
Yongwen Tan, Hao Wang, Pan Liu, Yuhao Shen, Chun Cheng, Akihiko Hirata, Takeshi Fujita, Zheng Tang and Mingwei Chen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01109H, Communication
Nanoporous bimetallic (Co1−xFex)2P phosphides with tuneable Co/Fe ratios exhibit versatile catalytic activities for highly efficient electrochemical water splitting.
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01182A, Review Article
Photonic nanostructures, manipulating and confining light on the nanometer scale, provides new opportunities to improve the efficiency of solar energy conversion. Optical microcavities confine light to small volumes by resonant...
Hanno Richter, Bastian Molitor, Hua Wei, Wei Chen, Ludmilla Aristilde and Largus T Angenent
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01108J, Paper
Acetogenic bacteria are attracting interest as biocatalysts in the biotechnology industry, since they are able to ferment carbon monoxide (CO)-rich gases. Wild-type strains produce mainly acetate and ethanol, but genetic...
Joo Hyeong Lee, Chong Seung Yoon, Hwang Jang-Yeon, Sung-Jin Kim, Filippo Maglia, Peter Lamp, Seung-Taek Myung and Yang-Kook Sun
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01134A, Paper
A fully operational practical Li-rechargeable battery system delivering unprecedented high energy density with excellent cycle life was proposed using the state-of-the-art cathode and anode technologies. Based on the simple ball-milling...
Q. H. Yang, Huan Li, Ying Tao, Xiaoyu Zheng, Jiayan Luo, Feiyu Kang and Hui-Ming hui Cheng
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00941G, Paper
Compact energy storage with high volumetric performance is highly important. However, the state-of-art electrodes and devices remain far from the requirements due to the lack of consideration from a device...
Carlo Santoro, Alexey Serov, Lydia Stariha, Mounika Kodali, Jonathan Gordon, Sofia Babanova, Orianna Bretschger, Kateryna Artyushkova and Plamen Atanassov
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01145D, Paper
Fe-based catalysts based on ricobendazole and niclosamide showed higher performance compared to Pt (20–25%) and AC (90–99%) and more durability in long terms operations.
Atetegeb Meazah Haregewoin, Aselefech Sorsa Wotango and Bing-Joe Hwang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00123H, Review Article
This review classifies the additives based on their functions and their effects on the performance and safety of electrode materials for lithium ion batteries.
Won-Jin Kwak, Daniel Hirshberg, Daniel Sharon, Michal Afri, Aryeh A. Frimer, Hun-Gi Jung, Doron Aurbach and Yang-Kook Sun
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00700G, Paper
Improved efficiency and cyclability of cells containing LiBr demonstrate that the appropriate choice of electrolyte solution is the key to a successful Li–O2 battery.
David Berney Needleman, Jeremy R. Poindexter, Rachel C. Kurchin, I. Marius Peters, Gregory Wilson and Tonio Buonassisi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00484A, Paper
Technological and financial innovations are evaluated to determine what can enable sufficient growth of photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing capacity to meet climate-driven PV deployment targets.
Muhammad Boota, Chi Chen, Matthieu Bécuwe, Ling Miao and Yury Gogotsi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00793G, Paper
Non-covalent functionalization of 2,5-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone and hydroquinone on reduced graphene oxide sheets led to the formation of a redox-active three-dimensional gel architecture via a one-step hydrothermal method, where the former exhibited high gravimetric and volumetric capacitance and 99% capacitance retention after 25 000 cycles at 50 mV s−1.
Xianzhong Lin, Reiner Klenk, Lan Wang, Tristan Köhler, Jürgen Albert, Sebastian Fiechter, Ahmed Ennaoui and Martha Ch. Lux-Steiner
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00587J, Communication
Highly efficient Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 thin film solar cells are fabricated using a scalable drop-on-demand inkjet printing approach from environmentally-friendly molecular ink.
Guan-Woo Kim, Gyeongho Kang, Jinseck Kim, Gang-Young Lee, Hong Il Kim, Limok Pyeon, Jaechol Lee and Taiho Park
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00709K, Paper
A dopant–free polymeric hole transport material (HTM), RCP, based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5:b′]dithiophene and 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole exhibited a high efficiency of 17.3% in a perovskite solar cell and maintained its initial efficiency for over 1400 hours.
Zuo Xiao, Xinjian Geng, Dan He, Xue Jia and Liming Ding
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01026A, Paper
A prebisaddition-confined bisfunctionalization (PCB) approach was designed for the construction of isomer-free fullerene bisadducts for efficient polymer solar cells.
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