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Energy & Environmental Science Editor’s choice: all-organic and hybrid photovoltaic devices

chris mcneill EES Advisory BoardEnergy & Environmental Science Advisory Board member Dr Chris McNeill has chosen a selection of excellent articles in the areas of all-organic and hybrid photovoltaics recently published in Energy & Environmental Science. You can read these articles for free for a limited period by clicking on the links below.

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Dr McNeill’s Editor’s Choice:

Analysis Articles

FREE: Effect of synthetic accessibility on the commercial viability of organic photovoltaics
Timothy P. Osedach, Trisha L. Andrew and Vladimir Bulović
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24138F

FREE: Deciphering the uncertainties in life cycle energy and environmental analysis of organic photovoltaics
Dajun Yue, Prasad Khatav, Fengqi You and Seth B. Darling
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22597B

Papers and Communications

FREE: Suppression of geminate charge recombination in organic photovoltaic devices with a cascaded energy heterojunction
Chris Groves
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24455E

FREE: Detection and role of trace impurities in high-performance organic solar cells
Maxim P. Nikiforov, Barry Lai, Wei Chen, Si Chen, Richard D. Schaller, Joseph Strzalka, Jörg Maser and Seth B. Darling
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40556G

FREE: High performance hybrid solar cells sensitized by organolead halide perovskites
Bing Cai, Yedi Xing, Zhou Yang, Wen-Hua Zhang and Jieshan Qiu
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40343B

FREE: IR sensitization of an indene-C60 bisadduct (ICBA) in ternary organic solar cells
Tayebeh Ameri, Thomas Heumüller, Jie Min, Ning Li, Gebhard Matt, Ullrich Scherf and Christoph J. Brabec
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24512H

FREE: Organic solar cells featuring nanobowl structures
Hung-Yu Wei, Jen-Hsien Huang, Chih-Yu Hsu, Feng-Chih Chang, Kuo-Chuan Ho and Chih-Wei Chu
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24128A

FREE: Seamless polymer solar cell module architecture built upon self-aligned alternating interfacial layers
Jongjin Lee, Hyungcheol Back, Jaemin Kong, Hongkyu Kang, Suhee Song, Hongsuk Suh, Sung-Oong Kang and Kwanghee Lee
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24454G

FREE: Correlation of nanoscale organizations of polymer and nanocrystals in polymer/inorganic nanocrystal bulk heterojunction hybrid solar cells: insights from multiscale molecular simulations
Cheng-Kuang Lee, Chun-Wei Pao and Chun-Wei Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23372J

FREE: Introduction of a conjugated side chain as an effective approach to improving donor–acceptor photovoltaic polymers
Erjun Zhou, Junzi Cong, Kazuhito Hashimoto and Keisuke Tajima
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23383E

FREE: All printed transparent electrodes through an electrical switching mechanism: A convincing alternative to indium-tin-oxide, silver and vacuum
Thue T. Larsen-Olsen, Roar R. Søndergaard, Kion Norrman, Mikkel Jørgensen and Frederik C. Krebs
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23244H

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New EES Advisory Board Member: Dr Chris McNeill

Photograph of Professor Chris McNeillWe are pleased to announce that Dr Chris McNeill of Monash University in Australia has joined the Advisory Board of Energy & Environmental Science.

Chris obtained his Bachelor of Mathematics, Bachelor Science with Honours and PhD from the University of Newcastle, UK. He spent six years at the University of Cambridge, UK, as a Research Associate and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, before taking up his position as Senior Lecturer and Future Fellow with the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash in 2011.

His research interests include organic semiconductor device physics, polymer solar cells, organic field-effect transistors, structural properties of organic semiconductor films and synchrotron-based soft x-ray techniques.

Chris’ recent EES Perspective on all-polymer solar cells has been well received by the community – do take a look at this fascinating overview of the field:

Morphology of all-polymer solar cells
Christopher R. McNeill
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 5653-5667
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03071C

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Henry Snaith joins EES Advisory Board

Photograph of Henry SnaithEnergy & Environmental Science is delighted to welcome Dr Henry Snaith of the University of Oxford to our Advisory Board. Dr Snaith is an expert on photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices and is a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus college.

The research carried out in his group covers both improving the absolute performance of existing technologies as well as undertaking fundamental studies to better understand the photovoltaic process.

The work includes:

  • developing novel routes to fabricating functional nanostructured composites
  • integration into solar cells
  • device fabrication and characterisation

Dr Snaith’s most recent articles in Energy & Environmental Science include his protocol article on measuring the performance of solar cells as well as original research.Take a look at these articles today:

How should you measure your excitonic solar cells?
Henry J. Snaith
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03429H

The origin of an efficiency improving “light soaking” effect in SnO2 based solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells
Priti Tiwana, Pablo Docampo, Michael B. Johnston, Laura M. Herz and Henry J. Snaith
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22320A

The effect of selective interactions at the interface of polymer–oxide hybrid solar cells
Eleonora V. Canesi, Maddalena Binda, Antonio Abate, Simone Guarnera, Luca Moretti, Valerio D’Innocenzo, R. Sai Santosh Kumar, Chiara Bertarelli, Agnese Abrusci, Henry Snaith, Alberto Calloni, Alberto Brambilla, Franco Ciccacci, Stefano Aghion, Fabio Moia, Rafael Ferragut, Claudio Melis, Giuliano Malloci, Alessandro Mattoni, Guglielmo Lanzani and Annamaria Petrozza
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22212D

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Excellent research by young investigator recognised by EES

Photograph of kisuk KangWe are delighted to announce that Professor Kisuk Kang of Seoul National University (SNU) has been chosen by the Energy & Environmental Science Board to receive the inaugural Energy & Environmental Science prize for an excellent research paper published in EES by an outstanding young scientist. Professor Kang’s article “Flexible energy storage devices based on graphene paper” was selected from a strong shortlist of papers that had also received a lot of attention from the community.

Kang is professor of materials science and engineering at SNU where he also received his B.S. His Ph.D at MIT was on the design of electrode materials for lithium batteries. Before he joined to SNU, he was a professor at KAIST, Korea. His research lab at SNU focuses on developing new materials for LIB or post-Li battery chemistries such as Na, Mg batteries and metal-air batteries using combined experiments and ab initio calculations.

As part of his prize Kang will give an EES sponsored lecture – watch this space for more details.

Read this exciting research today:

Flexible energy storage devices based on graphene paper
Hyeokjo Gwon, Hyun-Suk Kim, Kye Ung Lee, Dong-Hwa Seo, Yun Chang Park, Yun-Sung Lee, Byung Tae Ahn and Kisuk Kang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1277-1283
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00640H

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Professor Mercouri G. Kanatzidis joins EES Advisory Board

Photograph of Mercouri G. KanatzidisEnergy & Environmental Science is delighted to announce that Professor Mercouri G. Kanatzidis of Northwestern University, USA has joined the Advisory Board of the journal.

Professor Kanatzidis’ research covers the design, synthesis, synthetic methodology, in-depth characterization, manipulation and potential applications of new substances with novel chemical, physical, or electrical properties. The work includes the solid state chemistry of chalcogenides, gamma ray detector materials, new thermoelectric materials, non-oxidic solids with open-framework structures, intermetallics from molten Al, Ga and In and redox active chalcogels.

Prof. Kanatzidis’ latest EES papers cover his exciting thermoelectrics research. Read them in full today:

PbTe–PbSnS2 thermoelectric composites: low lattice thermal conductivity from large microstructures
Steven N. Girard, Thomas C. Chasapis, Jiaqing He, Xiaoyuan Zhou, Euripides Hatzikraniotis, Ctirad Uher, Konstantinos M. Paraskevopoulos, Vinayak P. Dravid and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22495J

High thermoelectric figure of merit in nanostructured p-type PbTe–MTe (M = Ca, Ba)
Kanishka Biswas, Jiaqing He, Guoyu Wang, Shih-Han Lo, Ctirad Uher, Vinayak P. Dravid and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02297K

Prof. Kanatzidis’ papers are part of our Energy & Environmental Science themed web collection on thermoelectrics. Check out the whole collection.

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Markus Antonietti joins EES Advisory Board

Markus AntoniettiEnergy & Environmental Science is delighted to announce that Professor Markus Antonietti of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, has joined our Advisory Board.

Markus’ interests include the synthesis of novel polymers and sol-gel materials, green chemistry and carbon negative chemistry cycles as well as energy materials and artificial photosynthesis.

Professor Antonietti’s recent EES communication has been attracting lots of interest! Read it today:

Sulfur-mediated synthesis of carbon nitride: Band-gap engineering and improved functions for photocatalysis
Jinshui Zhang, Jianhua Sun, Kazuhiko Maeda, Kazunari Domen, Ping Liu, Markus Antonietti, Xianzhi Fu and Xinchen Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00418A

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Advisory Board Member Tom Moore featured in Science

Energy & Environmental Science Advisory Board member, Thomas Moore has a Review article in Science today:

Comparing Photosynthetic and Photovoltaic Efficiencies and Recognizing the Potential for Improvement
R. E. Blankenship et al.
DOI: 10.1126/science.1200165

You can also listen to a Podcast about the work!

See which other leading scientists are on the Energy & Environmental Science  Editorial and Advisory Boards

Submit your latest reseach to Energy & Environmental Science today – the leading journal in its ISI subject catagory!

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Announcing new Advisory Board members

Yang Shao-HornEnergy & Environmental Science is delighted to welcome three new members to its Advisory Board:

  • Yang Shao-Horn (MIT, USA)
    Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (Batteries and Fuel Cells); Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Electrochemical Reactions
  • Chang-jun Liu (Tianjin, China)
    Chang-jun LiuCatalysis; Utilization of Greenhouse Gases; Natural Gas Conversion; Plasma Chemical Processing for Energy; Fuels and Environment
  • Emilio Palomares (ICIQ, Spain)Palomares
    Molecular photovoltaic devices based on nanostructured metal oxides and organic conductors; photophysical characterization of molecular materials and molecular devices

We welcome them all to the Board and look forward to working with them over the coming months and years.

Read some of their latest Energy & Environmental Science articles:

Nanostructured carbon-based electrodes: bridging the gap between thin-film lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors
Seung Woo Lee, Betar M. Gallant, Hye Ryung Byon, Paula T. Hammond and Yang Shao-Horn
Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, Advance Article, Perspective

Promotion effects of Ga2O3 on CO2 adsorption and conversion over a SiO2-supported Ni catalyst
Yun-xiang Pan, Pingyu Kuai, Yuan Liu, Qingfeng Ge and Chang-jun Liu
Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 1322-1325

Energy levels, charge injection, charge recombination and dye regeneration dynamics for donor–acceptor π-conjugated organic dyes in mesoscopic TiO2 sensitized solar cells
Miquel Planells, Laia Pellejà, John N. Clifford, Mariachiara Pastore, Filippo De Angelis, Núria López, Seth R. Marder and Emilio Palomares
Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1820-1829

See who else is on the Energy & Environmental Science Advisory and Editorial Boards.

New Scientific Editors

We are also pleased to announce that Emilio Palomares, alongside Editorial Board member Peng Wang (CIAC, China), will also act as Scientific Editors for Energy & Environmental Science. They will have the special responsibility of providing additional support and advice to the Cambridge Editorial Office regarding submissions in the area of molecular solar conversion.

Submit your latest research to Energy & Environmental Science today!

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George Huber in Chemistry World

Energy & Environmental Science Editorial Board member, George Huber, has featured in Chemistry World today with his latest biomass research. The paper shows that cheap bio-oil could soon compete with crude oil in plastic manufacture.

Read George Huber’s recent Energy & Environmental Science articles:

HOT article
Production of green aromatics and olefins by catalytic fast pyrolysis of wood sawdust
Torren R. Carlson, Yu-Ting Cheng, Jungho Jae and George W. Huber
Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00341G

Perspective
The critical role of heterogeneous catalysis in lignocellulosic biomass conversion
Yu-Chuan Lin and George W. Huber
Energy Environ. Sci., 2009, 2, 68-80

Read the Chemistry World feature:
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2010/November/25111003.asp

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Peng Wang joins the EES Editorial Board

Peng WangProfessor Peng Wang is Professor of Chemistry at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry. He was previously on the Energy & Environmental Science Advisory Board and is now the first Editorial Board member from Asia.

His research interests include the design and synthesis of exotic organic materials in bionic nanoarchitechures for light energy conversion and closely related charge and energy transfer processes.

We look forward to working closely with him in the future.

Read Peng Wang’s recent EES Communication article now:
Oligothiophene dye-sensitized solar cells

Jingyuan Liu, Renzhi Li, Xiaoying Si, Difei Zhou, Yushuai Shi, Yinghui Wang, Xiaoyan Jing and Peng Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00304B

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