PCCP most-read articles in 2012

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Top 25 most-read PCCP articles for 2012

Density functional theory for transition metals and transition metal chemistry
Christopher J. Cramer and Donald G. Truhlar
DOI: 10.1039/B907148B

Solar hydrogen production with semiconductor metal oxides: new directions in experiment and theory
Álvaro Valdés, Jeremie Brillet, Michael Grätzel, Hildur Gudmundsdóttir, Heine A. Hansen, Hannes Jónsson, Peter Klüpfel, Geert-Jan Kroes, Florian Le Formal, Isabela C. Man, Rafael S. Martins, Jens K. Nørskov, Jan Rossmeisl, Kevin Sivula, Aleksandra Vojvodic and Michael Zäch
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP23212F

Graphene-based electrochemical energy conversion and storage: fuel cells, supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries
Junbo Hou, Yuyan Shao, Michael W. Ellis, Robert B. Moore and Baolian Yi
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21915D

Studying disorder in graphite-based systems by Raman spectroscopy
M. A. Pimenta, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus, L. G. Cançado, A. Jorio and R. Saito
DOI: 10.1039/B613962K

Titania supported gold nanoparticles as photocatalyst
Ana Primo, Avelino Corma and Hermenegildo García
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP00917B

Carbon materials for supercapacitor application
Elzbieta Frackowiak
DOI: 10.1039/B618139M

Characterization of nanostructured hybrid and organic solar cells by impedance spectroscopy
Francisco Fabregat-Santiago, Germà Garcia-Belmonte, Iván Mora-Seró and Juan Bisquert
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02249G

Layer-by-layer assembly as a versatile bottom-up nanofabrication technique for exploratory research and realistic application
Katsuhiko Ariga, Jonathan P. Hill and Qingmin Ji
DOI: 10.1039/B700410A

Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticle based nontoxic and earth-abundant hybrid pn-junction solar cells
Sudip K. Saha, Asim Guchhait and Amlan J. Pal
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP41062A

Excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT): from principal photophysics to the development of new chromophores and applications in fluorescent molecular probes and luminescent materials
Jianzhang Zhao, Shaomin Ji, Yinghui Chen, Huimin Guo and Pei Yang
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP23144A

Nanostructure-based WO3 photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting
Xien Liu, Fengying Wang and Qing Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40976C

Colloidal metal nanoparticles as a component of designed catalyst
Chun-Jiang Jia and Ferdi Schüth
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02680H

A thorough benchmark of density functional methods for general main group thermochemistry, kinetics, and noncovalent interactions
Lars Goerigk and Stefan Grimme
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02984J

Facile preparation of nitrogen-doped graphene as a metal-free catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction
Ziyin Lin, Min-kyu Song, Yong Ding, Yan Liu, Meilin Liu and Ching-ping Wong
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP00032F

Air and water stable ionic liquids in physical chemistry
Frank Endres and Sherif Zein El Abedin
DOI: 10.1039/B600519P

The electrochemistry of CVD graphene: progress and prospects
Dale A. C. Brownson and Craig E. Banks
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40225D

Activated graphene as a cathode material for Li-ion hybrid supercapacitors
Meryl D. Stoller, Shanthi Murali, Neil Quarles, Yanwu Zhu, Jeffrey R. Potts, Xianjun Zhu, Hyung-Wook Ha and Rodney S. Ruoff
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP00017B

Plasmonic photocatalysts: harvesting visible light with noble metal nanoparticles
Peng Wang, Baibiao Huang, Ying Dai and Myung-Hwan Whangbo
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40823F

Long-range corrected hybrid density functionals with damped atom–atom dispersion corrections
Jeng-Da Chai and Martin Head-Gordon
DOI: 10.1039/B810189B

Graphene and carbon nanotube composite electrodes for supercapacitors with ultra-high energy density
Qian Cheng, Jie Tang, Jun Ma, Han Zhang, Norio Shinya and Lu-Chang Qin
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21910C

Fullerene derivative acceptors for high performance polymer solar cells
Youjun He and Yongfang Li
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01178A

Solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells based on spirofluorene (spiro-OMeTAD) and arylamines as hole transporting materials
Chih-Yu Hsu, Yung-Chung Chen, Ryan Yeh-Yung Lin, Kuo-Chuan Ho and Jiann T. Lin
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP41326D

Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) on transition metal and semiconductor nanostructures
Xiaotian Wang, Wensheng Shi, Guangwei She and Lixuan Mu
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40080D

Graphene CVD growth on copper and nickel: role of hydrogen in kinetics and structure
Maria Losurdo, Maria Michela Giangregorio, Pio Capezzuto and Giovanni Bruno
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22347J

High-energy ‘composite’ layered manganese-rich cathode materials via controlling Li2MnO3 phase activation for lithium-ion batteries
Haijun Yu, Hyunjeong Kim, Yarong Wang, Ping He, Daisuke Asakura, Yumiko Nakamura and Haoshen Zhou
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40745K

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