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Themed collection Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles

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The hydrogen evolution reaction: from material to interfacial descriptors

This perspective provides a new look into how electrolyte structure at the interface controls the kinetics of water reduction.

Graphical abstract: The hydrogen evolution reaction: from material to interfacial descriptors
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A review of biomass materials for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

This review summarizes recent progress of biomass-derived materials in Li–S batteries. These materials are promising due to their advantages including strong physical and chemical adsorption, high abundance, low cost, and environmental friendliness.

Graphical abstract: A review of biomass materials for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: 2019 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Towards high energy density lithium battery anodes: silicon and lithium

This review summarizes the important progress of Si and Li anodes and discusses the remaining essential issues towards their applications.

Graphical abstract: Towards high energy density lithium battery anodes: silicon and lithium
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
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Efficiency vs. stability: dopant-free hole transporting materials towards stabilized perovskite solar cells

Doping of hole transporting materials typically increases the efficiency of perovskite solar cells but remains questionable for overall device stability.

Graphical abstract: Efficiency vs. stability: dopant-free hole transporting materials towards stabilized perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: Perovskites march on
Open Access Edge Article

Zinc ion interactions in a two-dimensional covalent organic framework based aqueous zinc ion battery

We have demonstrated a hydroquinone stitched β-ketoenamine COF acting as an efficient organic cathode in an aqueous rechargeable zinc ion battery.

Graphical abstract: Zinc ion interactions in a two-dimensional covalent organic framework based aqueous zinc ion battery
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Design rules for high mobility xanthene-based hole transport materials

A set of design principles for high mobility xanthene-based organic hole transport materials are elucidated by combining multiple scales of theoretical chemistry (from virtual screening to bulk simulation) with experimental synthesis and characterization.

Graphical abstract: Design rules for high mobility xanthene-based hole transport materials
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Exclusive occurrence of photoinduced energy transfer and switching of its direction by rectangular π-extension of nanographenes

Exclusive photoinduced energy transfer and switching of its direction by rectangular π-extension of nanographene were achieved in porphyrin–nanographene linked systems.

Graphical abstract: Exclusive occurrence of photoinduced energy transfer and switching of its direction by rectangular π-extension of nanographenes
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Energy-storage covalent organic frameworks: improving performance via engineering polysulfide chains on walls

The aligned one-dimensional channels found in covalent organic frameworks offer a unique space for energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Energy-storage covalent organic frameworks: improving performance via engineering polysulfide chains on walls
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Dye-sensitized photocathodes for oxygen reduction: efficient H2O2 production and aprotic redox reactions

Efficient dye sensitized photocathode for oxygen reduction reaction with high current density in both aqueous and aprotic electrolyte.

Graphical abstract: Dye-sensitized photocathodes for oxygen reduction: efficient H2O2 production and aprotic redox reactions
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Bonding heterogeneity and lone pair induced anharmonicity resulted in ultralow thermal conductivity and promising thermoelectric properties in n-type AgPbBiSe3

Synergistic effect of bonding inhomogeneity and local off-centering within global cubic structure results in ultralow thermal conductivity of n-type AgPbBiSe3.

Graphical abstract: Bonding heterogeneity and lone pair induced anharmonicity resulted in ultralow thermal conductivity and promising thermoelectric properties in n-type AgPbBiSe3
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

An Al-doped SrTiO3 photocatalyst maintaining sunlight-driven overall water splitting activity for over 1000 h of constant illumination

The development of robust and efficient water splitting photocatalysts overcomes a long-standing barrier to sustainable large-scale solar hydrogen evolution systems.

Graphical abstract: An Al-doped SrTiO3 photocatalyst maintaining sunlight-driven overall water splitting activity for over 1000 h of constant illumination
From the themed collection: 2019 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
Open Access Edge Article

Solar electricity and fuel production with perylene monoimide dye-sensitised TiO2 in water

Anchor-bearing perylene monoimide dyes were synthesised and studied back-to-back in both aqueous dye-sensitised solar cells and semiconductor photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Solar electricity and fuel production with perylene monoimide dye-sensitised TiO2 in water
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Carved nanoframes of cobalt–iron bimetal phosphide as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient overall water splitting

Nanoframes of cobalt–iron bimetal phosphide enhance both HER and OER activities towards efficient overall water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Carved nanoframes of cobalt–iron bimetal phosphide as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient overall water splitting
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A H-bond stabilized quinone electrode material for Li–organic batteries: the strength of weak bonds

A hydrogen-bond stabilized organic battery framework illustrated for 2,5-diamino-1,4-benzoquinone (DABQ), an electrically neutral and low mass organic chemical, yet with unusual thermal stability and low solubility in battery electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: A H-bond stabilized quinone electrode material for Li–organic batteries: the strength of weak bonds
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

From an Fe2P3 complex to FeP nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for water-splitting

The first β-diketiminato triphosphido diiron complex was synthesized as a versatile molecular single-source precursor for the production of functional FeP that acts as a powerful and durable bifunctional electrocatalyst for water splitting.

Graphical abstract: From an Fe2P3 complex to FeP nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for water-splitting
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Boosting the thermoelectric performance of p-type heavily Cu-doped polycrystalline SnSe via inducing intensive crystal imperfections and defect phonon scattering

In this study, we, for the first time, report a high Cu solubility of 11.8% in single crystal SnSe microbelts synthesized via a facile solvothermal route.

Graphical abstract: Boosting the thermoelectric performance of p-type heavily Cu-doped polycrystalline SnSe via inducing intensive crystal imperfections and defect phonon scattering
Open Access Edge Article

Operando deconvolution of photovoltaic and electrocatalytic performance in ALD TiO2 protected water splitting photocathodes

The dual-working-electrode technique enables the deconvolution of the intrinsic properties of the buried p–n junction and the electrocatalyst on the surface for water splitting photocathodes.

Graphical abstract: Operando deconvolution of photovoltaic and electrocatalytic performance in ALD TiO2 protected water splitting photocathodes
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Double enhancement of hydrogen storage capacity of Pd nanoparticles by 20 at% replacement with Ir; systematic control of hydrogen storage in Pd–M nanoparticles (M = Ir, Pt, Au)

We report that only 20 at% replacement with Ir atoms doubled the hydrogen-storage capability compared to Pd NPs.

Graphical abstract: Double enhancement of hydrogen storage capacity of Pd nanoparticles by 20 at% replacement with Ir; systematic control of hydrogen storage in Pd–M nanoparticles (M = Ir, Pt, Au)
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Catalysis by design: development of a bifunctional water splitting catalyst through an operando measurement directed optimization cycle

Amorphous and bifunctional water splitting catalysts are probed with a novel spectroelectrochemical quartz crystal microbalance cell, then subsequently enhanced.

Graphical abstract: Catalysis by design: development of a bifunctional water splitting catalyst through an operando measurement directed optimization cycle
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Direct evidence of catalyst reduction on dye and catalyst co-sensitized NiO photocathodes by mid-infrared transient absorption spectroscopy

Co-sensitization of molecular dyes and catalysts on semiconductor surfaces is a promising strategy to build photoelectrodes for solar fuel production.

Graphical abstract: Direct evidence of catalyst reduction on dye and catalyst co-sensitized NiO photocathodes by mid-infrared transient absorption spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Transition metal atom doping of the basal plane of MoS2 monolayer nanosheets for electrochemical hydrogen evolution

A Co atom enhances the HER activity of monolayer MoS2 whereas a Ni atom exhibits the opposite effect on the same basal site.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal atom doping of the basal plane of MoS2 monolayer nanosheets for electrochemical hydrogen evolution
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

An artificial photosynthetic system for photoaccumulation of two electrons on a fused dipyridophenazine (dppz)–pyridoquinolinone ligand

The π-extended ligand of a ruthenium complex stores two photo-generated electrons, mimicking a key step in photosynthesis.

Graphical abstract: An artificial photosynthetic system for photoaccumulation of two electrons on a fused dipyridophenazine (dppz)–pyridoquinolinone ligand
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
Open Access Edge Article

Lanthanide doping induced electrochemical enhancement of Na2Ti3O7 anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Lanthanide doped Na2Ti3O7 enabled remarkably higher capacity for sodium ion batteries due to the enhanced conductivity by introducing oxygen vacancies.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide doping induced electrochemical enhancement of Na2Ti3O7 anodes for sodium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
Open Access Edge Article

Fluoranthene-based dopant-free hole transporting materials for efficient perovskite solar cells

Unreported 2,3-dicyano-fluoranthene was first prepared as an efficient electron-withdrawing building block for constructing D–A type dopant-free hole transporting materials.

Graphical abstract: Fluoranthene-based dopant-free hole transporting materials for efficient perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: Perovskites march on
Open Access Edge Article

Polyoxovanadate-alkoxide clusters as multi-electron charge carriers for symmetric non-aqueous redox flow batteries

Installation of bridging alkoxide ligands leads to improvements to solubility, stability and redox profile of POM clusters!

Graphical abstract: Polyoxovanadate-alkoxide clusters as multi-electron charge carriers for symmetric non-aqueous redox flow batteries
Open Access Edge Article

Solar H2 generation in water with a CuCrO2 photocathode modified with an organic dye and molecular Ni catalyst

H2 generation using a Ni catalyst on dye-sensitised CuCrO2 highlights the benefits of using delafossite semiconductors for solar fuel production.

Graphical abstract: Solar H2 generation in water with a CuCrO2 photocathode modified with an organic dye and molecular Ni catalyst
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Extraction of nickel from NiFe-LDH into Ni2P@NiFe hydroxide as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient overall water splitting

Ni2P@FePOx has been synthesized via extraction and selective phosphorization of nickel in NiFe-LDH, and then conversed to a new heterostructure of Ni2P@NiFe hydroxide (P-NiFe) during water splitting. P-NiFe can act as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for overall water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Extraction of nickel from NiFe-LDH into Ni2P@NiFe hydroxide as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient overall water splitting
Open Access Edge Article

A highly efficient double-hierarchical sulfur host for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

A double-hierarchical sulfur host has been synthesized in which hierarchical carbon spheres, constructed from building blocks of hollow carbon nanobubbles used for loading sulfur, are sealed by a polar MoS2 coating that is composed of ultrathin nanosheets (MoS2@HCS composite).

Graphical abstract: A highly efficient double-hierarchical sulfur host for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
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A durable monolithic polymer foam for efficient solar steam generation

A self-floating sturdy polymer foam which by itself enables efficient solar steam generation without optical concentration.

Graphical abstract: A durable monolithic polymer foam for efficient solar steam generation
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
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Synthesis of ultrathin platinum nanoplates for enhanced oxygen reduction activity

Ultrathin Pt nanoplates exposing {111} facets are synthesized by galvanic-replacement-free templating of conveniently available Ag nanoplates, showing enhanced oxygen reduction activity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ultrathin platinum nanoplates for enhanced oxygen reduction activity
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles
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About this collection

This specially curated collection pulls together some of the most popular articles from 2018 and 2019 in the field of energy. The collection presents some outstanding contributions to the field, ranging from the extraction of nickel from NiFe-layered double hydroxide as a low-cost and stable electrocatalyst to a review of dopant-free hole transporting materials for stabilized perovskite solar cells, and as with all Chemical Science articles – they are all completely free to access and read. We hope you enjoy browsing through this collection.

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