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2017 Energy & Environmental Science HOT Articles collection

This collection showcases all 2017 Energy & Environmental Science articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor.  Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

Read it here now for free until the end of February 2018
It includes:

A technoeconomic analysis of perovskite solar module manufacturing with low-cost materials and techniques
Zhaoning Song, Chad L. McElvany, Adam B. Phillips, Ilke Celik, Patrick W. Krantz, Suneth C. Watthage, Geethika K. Liyanage, Defne Apul and Michael J. Heben
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1297-1305. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00757D
Review Article 
Impact of H2O on organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells
Jianbing Huang, Shunquan Tan, Peter D. Lund and Huanping Zhou
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2284-2311. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01674C

Alternative electrochemical energy storage: potassium-based dual-graphite batteries
K. Beltrop, S. Beuker, A. Heckmann, M. Winter and T. Placke
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2090-2094. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01535F

Ammonia synthesis from N2 and H2O using a lithium cycling electrification strategy at atmospheric pressure
Joshua M. McEnaney, Aayush R. Singh, Jay A. Schwalbe, Jakob Kibsgaard, John C. Lin, Matteo Cargnello, Thomas F. Jaramillo and Jens K. Nørskov
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1621-1630. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01126A

Cu nanowires shelled with NiFe layered double hydroxide nanosheets as bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting
Luo Yu, Haiqing Zhou, Jingying Sun, Fan Qin, Fang Yu, Jiming Bao, Ying Yu, Shuo Chen and Zhifeng Ren
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1820-1827. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01571B

Compatibility issues between electrodes and electrolytes in solid-state batteries
Yaosen Tian, Tan Shi, William D. Richards, Juchuan Li, Jae Chul Kim, Shou-Hang Bo and Gerbrand Ceder
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1150-1166. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00534B

Towards identifying the active sites on RuO2(110) in catalyzing oxygen evolution
Reshma R. Rao, Manuel J. Kolb, Niels Bendtsen Halck, Anders Filsøe Pedersen, Apurva Mehta, Hoydoo You, Kelsey A. Stoerzinger, Zhenxing Feng, Heine A. Hansen, Hua Zhou, Livia Giordano, Jan Rossmeisl, Tejs Vegge, Ib Chorkendorff, Ifan E. L. Stephens and Yang Shao-Horn
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2626-2637. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE02307C

Predicting and optimising the energy yield of perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells under real world conditions
Maximilian T. Hörantner and Henry J. Snaith
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1983-1993. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01232B

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Status of Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: Past, Present, and Future

EES are pleased to announce that the Status of Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: Past, Present, and Future collection, organised by Shane Ardo (The University of California), is now online.

Photoelectrochemical water splitting represents a promising path toward renewable and economical hydrogen generation using sunlight and water as the only inputs. In order to rapidly advance this technology to market-ready status, “all hands on deck” are needed from the scientific and engineering communities.

The aim of this themed collection is to inform those in the photoelectrochemistry field of historical and notable research findings and demonstrations, and to discuss the opportunities and key barriers to achieving this ambitious goal.

The collection consists of five articles written by experts in the field, describing the current state-of-the-art demonstrations in solar water splitting, approaches to band-structure engineering of semiconductor materials for optimized performance, characterization on small length scales and fast time scales, and efficiency definitions.

Renewable hydrogen generation is a timely topic given the recent expansion of mass-produced, commercially available hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.  This, combined with environmental pressures to move toward a carbon-free energy supply, create an urgent need for rapid discovery, development, and growth of hydrogen generation technologies that are stable, efficient, inexpensive, and sustainable.

View the below articles or access the full collection here.

Particle suspension reactors and materials for solar-driven water splitting
David M. Fabian, Shu Hu, Nirala Singh, Frances A. Houle, Takashi Hisatomi, Kazunari Domen, Frank E. Osterloh and Shane Ardo
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 2825-2850
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01434D

Methods of photoelectrode characterization with high spatial and temporal resolution
Daniel V. Esposito, Jason B. Baxter, Jimmy John, Nathan S. Lewis, Thomas P. Moffat, Tadashi Ogitsu, Glen D. O’Neil, Tuan Anh Pham, A. Alec Talin, Jesus M. Velazquez and Brandon C. Wood
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 2863-2885
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE00835B

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Water and energy

We are delighted to share with you a series of collections of recent books, themed issues and articles on the topic of water.  These four collections – one per month – demonstrate different aspects of water: its chemistry, its wide use in reactions and as a solvent, its relationship with energy and sustainability, as well as with human health and the environment.

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Here, in our third collection, we have assembled some of the groundbreaking research and transformative reviews related to water and energy – focussing on the relevance of water in dealing with the challenge of energy production and sustainability – from across our journals.

“Water splitting to generate hydrogen fuel remains one the most challenging scientific and technological problems in renewable energy,” comments Professor Michael Wasielewski, Clare Hamilton Hall Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, and Executive Director at the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN).  “This collection of articles highlights a broad array of promising concepts, materials and methods for achieving this goal.”

“This excellent collection of articles highlights more broadly the ongoing interest and high activity around the world in the field of water splitting, solar fuels and the use of water in energy research,” notes Philip Earis, Executive Editor for Energy & Environmental Science, Nanoscale, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Green Chemistry, and Catalysis Science & Technology.  “We are delighted to publish impactful science in this important research area across a wide range of Royal Society of Chemistry journals, as the collection nicely illustrates.”

“This year, as the IPCC prepares to release the final contributions to their Fifth Assessment Report on climate change, it is timely to consider the role of chemistry in addressing global challenges, such as food, water, raw materials and energy,” remarks Professor Lesley Yellowlees, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry. “This collection from our journals shares the latest research from scientists around the world, aiming to tackle these challenges. Featuring original research and commentary by leaders in the field, we hope that you will find this high-quality collection engaging, inspirational and informative.”

You can read all of these articles for free until 11 May 2014! We truly hope you enjoy this collection.

We have already published our collections on the Chemistry of water and Chemistry in water.  Next month, watch out for our final collection on water in health and the environment.

Did you know that the RSC has put together a webpage on Water, which brings together information on activities for scientists, policymakers, educators and young people? Take a look today…

Related book and themed issueGA?id=C3CC43203C

This book and themed issue may be of interest – have a look…

Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
Editors: Hans-Joachim Lewerenz, Laurie Peter
Copyright: 2013
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-647-3; PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-773-9; DOI:10.1039/9781849737739

ChemComm themed issue on Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Reviews and PerspectivesGA?id=C2EE03250C

Catalysts made of earth-abundant elements (Co, Ni, Fe) for water splitting: Recent progress and future challenges
Pingwu Du and Richard Eisenberg
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 6012-6021
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03250C, Perspective

Plasmonic solar water splitting
Scott C. Warren and Elijah Thimsen
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 5133-5146
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02875H, Review Article

Inorganic nanostructures for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic water splitting
Frank E. Osterloh
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 2294-2320
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35266D, Review Article
From themed collection Solar fuels

Tetrametallic molecular catalysts for photochemical water oxidation
Andrea Sartorel, Marcella Bonchio, Sebastiano Campagna and Franco Scandola
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 2262-2280
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35287G, Review Article
From themed collection Solar fuels

GA?id=C2CS35019JNano-architecture and material designs for water splitting photoelectrodes
Hao Ming Chen, Chih Kai Chen, Ru-Shi Liu, Lei Zhang, Jiujun Zhang and David P. Wilkinson
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 5654-5671
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35019J, Tutorial Review

Design and development of photoanodes for water-splitting dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells
John R. Swierk and Thomas E. Mallouk
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 2357-2387
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35246J, Review Article
From themed collection Solar fuels

Carbon nanofluidics of rapid water transport for energy applications
Hyung Gyu Park and Yousung Jung
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60253B, Tutorial Review

Polyoxometalate water oxidation catalysts and the production of green fuelGA?id=C2CS35292C
Hongjin Lv, Yurii V. Geletii, Chongchao Zhao, James W. Vickers, Guibo Zhu, Zhen Luo, Jie Song, Tianquan Lian, Djamaladdin G. Musaev and Craig L. Hill
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 7572-7589
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35292C, Critical Review
From themed collection Polyoxometalate cluster science

Comparison of primary oxidants for water-oxidation catalysis
Alexander R. Parent, Robert H. Crabtree and Gary W. Brudvig
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 2247-2252
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35225G, Tutorial Review
From themed collection Solar fuels

Earth-abundant hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts
James R. McKone, Smaranda C. Marinescu, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Jay R. Winkler and Harry B. Gray
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 865
DOI:10.1039/C3SC51711J, Minireview

Charge carrier trapping, recombination and transfer in hematite (α-Fe2O3) water splitting photoanodes
Monica Barroso, Stephanie R. Pendlebury, Alexander J. Cowan and James R. Durrant
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 2724-2734
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50496D, Perspective, Open Access

GA?id=C3TA12453CAdvances in the design of ordered mesoporous materials for low-carbon catalytic hydrogen production
David P. Serrano, Juan M. Coronado, Víctor A. de la Peña O’Shea, Patricia Pizarro and Juan Ángel Botas
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 12016-12027
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA12453C, Highlight

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
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 49-70
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP23212F, Perspective

Original research articles

Photocatalytic water gas shift using visible or simulated solar light for the efficient, room-temperature hydrogen generation
Francesc Sastre, Marica Oteri, Avelino Corma and Hermenegildo García
Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 2211-2215
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40656C, Paper

Modeling, simulation, and design criteria for photoelectrochemical water-splitting systemsGA?id=C2EE23187E
Sophia Haussener, Chengxiang Xiang, Joshua M. Spurgeon, Shane Ardo, Nathan S. Lewis and Adam Z. Weber
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 9922-9935
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23187E, Paper

Electrochemical water splitting by layered and 3D cross-linked manganese oxides: correlating structural motifs and catalytic activity
Arno Bergmann, Ivelina Zaharieva, Holger Dau and Peter Strasser
Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 2745-2755
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41194J, Paper

A hybrid energy cell for self-powered water splitting
Ya Yang, Hulin Zhang, Zong-Hong Lin, Yan Liu, Jun Chen, Ziyin Lin, Yu Sheng Zhou, Ching Ping Wong and Zhong Lin Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 2429-2434
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41485J, Communication

GA?id=C3SC51511GInterrogating the photogenerated Ir(IV) state of a water oxidation catalyst using ultrafast optical and X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Michael T. Vagnini, Michael W. Mara, Michael R. Harpham, Jier Huang, Megan L. Shelby, Lin X. Chen and Michael R. Wasielewski
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 3863-3873
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51511G, Edge Article

Photocatalytic oxidation of water by polymeric carbon nitride nanohybrids made of sustainable elements
Jinshui Zhang, Marek Grzelczak, Yidong Hou, Kazuhiko Maeda, Kazunari Domen, Xianzhi Fu, Markus Antonietti and Xinchen Wang
Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 443-446
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00644D, Edge Article

Photocatalytic generation of hydrogen from water using a cobalt pentapyridine complex in combination with molecular and semiconductor nanowire photosensitizers
Yujie Sun, Jianwei Sun, Jeffrey R. Long, Peidong Yang and Christopher J. Chang
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 118-124
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21163G, Edge Article

Cu2O|NiOx nanocomposite as an inexpensive photocathode in photoelectrochemical water splittingGA?id=C2SC20874A
Chia-Yu Lin, Yi-Hsuan Lai, Dirk Mersch and Erwin Reisner
Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 3482-3487
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20874A, Edge Article

Organic semiconductor for artificial photosynthesis: water splitting into hydrogen by a bioinspired C3N3S3 polymer under visible light irradiation
Zizhong Zhang, Jinlin Long, Lifang Yang, Wenkai Chen, Wenxin Dai, Xianzhi Fu and Xuxu Wang
Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 1826-1830
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00257K, Edge Article

Passivating surface states on water splitting hematite photoanodes with alumina overlayers
Florian Le Formal, Nicolas Tétreault, Maurin Cornuz, Thomas Moehl, Michael Grätzel and Kevin Sivula
Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 737-743
DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00578A, Edge Article

Cobalt analogs of Ru-based water oxidation catalysts: overcoming thermodynamic instability and kinetic lability to achieve electrocatalytic O2 evolution
Matthew L. Rigsby, Sukanta Mandal, Wonwoo Nam, Lara C. Spencer, Antoni Llobet and Shannon S. Stahl
Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 3058-3062
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20755A, Edge Article

Mesoporous g-C3N4 nanorods as multifunctional supports of ultrafine metal nanoparticles: hydrogen GA?id=C2SC20289Ageneration from water and reduction of nitrophenol with tandem catalysis in one step
Xin-Hao Li, Xinchen Wang and Markus Antonietti
Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 2170-2174
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20289A, Edge Article

Photoelectrochemical properties of LaTiO2N electrodes prepared by particle transfer for sunlight-driven water splitting
Tsutomu Minegishi, Naoyuki Nishimura, Jun Kubota and Kazunari Domen
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 1120-1124
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21845C, Edge Article

Amorphous molybdenum sulfide films as catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen production in water
Daniel Merki, Stéphane Fierro, Heron Vrubel and Xile Hu
Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 1262-1267
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00117E, Edge Article


Electrochemical water splitting by gold: evidence for an oxide decomposition mechanism
Oscar Diaz-Morales, Federico Calle-Vallejo, Casper de Munck and Marc T. M. Koper
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 2334-2343
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50301A, Edge Article

A light-assisted, polymeric water oxidation catalyst that selectively oxidizes seawater with a low onset potential
Jun Chen, Pawel Wagner, Lei Tong, Danijel Boskovic, Weimin Zhang, David Officer, Gordon G. Wallace and Gerhard F. Swiegers
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 2797-2803
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50812A, Edge Article

GA?id=C2SC21145AUnraveling the existence of dynamic water channels in light-harvesting proteins: alpha-C-phycocyanobilin in vitro
Hossam Elgabarty, Peter Schmieder and Daniel Sebastiani
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 755-763
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21145A, Edge Article

Wilkinson’s iridium acetate trimer as a water-oxidation catalyst
Alexander R. Parent, James D. Blakemore, Gary W. Brudvig and Robert H. Crabtree
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 11745-11747
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15501F, Communication
From themed collection Artificial Photosynthesis

Template-free synthesis of Ta3N5 nanorod arrays for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting
Chao Zhen, Lianzhou Wang, Gang Liu, Gao Qing (Max) Lu and Hui-Ming Cheng
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 3019-3021
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC40760H, Communication

Two-step fabrication of a porous γ-In2Se3 tetragonal photocatalyst for water splitting
Ding Wei, Zhengguo Lin, Zhentao Cui, Shuangyue Su, Dingkun Zhang, Minhua Cao and Changwen Hu
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 9609-9611
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45598J, Communication

Quantum confinement controlled photocatalytic water splitting by suspended CdSe nanocrystalsGA?id=C1CC16082F
Michael A. Holmes, Troy K. Townsend and Frank E. Osterloh
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 371-373
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC16082F, Communication
From themed collection Artificial Photosynthesis

Mechanisms for proton release during water oxidation in the S2 to S3 and S3 to S4 transitions in photosystem II
Per E. M. Siegbahn
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 4849-4856
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP00034B, Paper

Synthesis of WO3@Graphene composite for enhanced photocatalytic oxygen evolution from water
Jingjing Guo, Yao Li, Shenmin Zhu, Zhixin Chen, Qinglei Liu, Di Zhang, Won-Jin Moon and Deok-Min Song
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 1356-1363
DOI: 10.1039/C1RA00621E

GA?id=C3RA00030CDirect growth of carbon nanotubes on Ni/TiO2 as next generation catalysts for photoreduction of CO2 to methane by water under visible light irradiation
Wee-Jun Ong, Meei Mei Gui, Siang-Piao Chai and Abdul Rahman Mohamed
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 4505-4509
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA00030C

New spinel oxide catalysts for visible-light-driven water oxidation
Franziska Conrad, Matthias Bauer, Denis Sheptyakov, Stephen Weyeneth, Dominik Jaeger, Kathrin Hametner, Pierre-Emmanuel Car, Jörg Patscheider, Detlef Günther and Greta R. Patzke
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 3076-3082
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20169K

Enhanced methane and hydrogen yields from catalytic supercritical water gasification of pine wood sawdust via pre-processing in subcritical water
Jude. A. Onwudili and Paul T. WilliamsGA?id=C3RA41362D
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 12432-12442
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41362D

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New energy storage devices for post lithium-ion batteries themed collection now published in Issue 8

Energy & Environmental Science is delighted to present its current issue which includes an excellent collection of articles on the theme of New energy storage devices for post lithium-ion batteries”, Guest Edited by Haoshen Zhou. Read his Editorial to find out more.

The outside front cover features a perspective article “Mg rechargeable batteries: an on-going challenge” by Hyun Deog Yoo, Ivgeni Shterenberg, Yosef Gofer, Gregory Gershinsky, Nir Pour and Doron Aurbach.

The inside front cover features an article by Nazar et al. – “Na-ion mobility in layered Na2FePO4F and olivine Na[Fe,Mn]PO4

Highlights of this issue include:

Towards sustainable and versatile energy storage devices: an overview of organic electrode materials
Zhiping Song and Haoshen Zhou, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2280

The pursuit of rechargeable solid-state Li–air batteries
Fujun Li, Hirokazu Kitaura and Haoshen Zhou, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2302
Room-temperature stationary sodium-ion batteries for large-scale electric energy storage
Huilin Pan, Yong-Sheng Hu and Liquan Chen, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2338

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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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Excellent thermoelectrics research from Energy & Environmental Science

Energy & Environmental Science journal cover imageWe would like to share with you a selection of high impact articles, published in Energy & Environmental Science covering a wide range of thermoelectrics research.

On behalf of Editor-in-Chief Nate Lewis (Caltech), we invite you to submit your best research to Energy & Environmental Science.

With an Impact Factor of 9.61 and ranked #1 in its field, Energy & Environmental Science is the ideal place to publish your research.

Sign up to receive our free table-of-contents e-alert at and be among the first to read our newest articles.

Read this high-impact thermoelectrics research today:


Perspectives on thermoelectrics: from fundamentals to device applications
M. Zebarjadi, K. Esfarjani, M. S. Dresselhaus, Z. F. Ren and G. Chen
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02497C

Resonant levels in bulk thermoelectric semiconductors
Joseph P. Heremans, Bartlomiej Wiendlocha and Audrey M. Chamoire
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02612G

Prospects for polymer-based thermoelectrics: state of the art and theoretical analysis
Theodore O. Poehler and Howard E. Katz
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22124A

Original research

Low effective mass leading to high thermoelectric performance
Yanzhong Pei, Aaron D. LaLonde, Heng Wang and G. Jeffrey Snyder
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21536E

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

Flexible carbon nanotube papers with improved thermoelectric properties
Weiyun Zhao, Shufen Fan, Ni Xiao, Dayong Liu, Yee Yan Tay, Cui Yu, Daohao Sim, Huey Hoon Hng, Qichun Zhang, Freddy Boey, Jan Ma, Xinbing Zhao, Hua Zhang and Qingyu Yan
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01931G

Enhancement of thermoelectric figure-of-merit by resonant states of aluminium doping in lead selenide
Qinyong Zhang, Hui Wang, Weishu Liu, Hengzhi Wang, Bo Yu, Qian Zhang, Zhiting Tian, George Ni, Sangyeop Lee, Keivan Esfarjani, Gang Chen and Zhifeng Ren
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02465E

High thermoelectric figure of merit zT>1 in Ba heavily doped BiCuSeO oxyselenides
Li-Dong Zhao, Jing Li, Jiehe Sui, Yanling Pei, Celine Barreteau, David Berardan, Nita Dragoe, Wei Cai and Jiaqing He
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22622G

Combining alloy scattering of phonons and resonant electronic levels to reach a high thermoelectric figure of merit in PbTeSe and PbTeS alloys
Christopher M. Jaworski, Bartlomiej Wiendlocha, Vladimir Jovovic and Joseph P. Heremans
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01895G

High thermoelectric figure of merit in heavy hole dominated PbTe
Yanzhong Pei, Aaron LaLonde, Shiho Iwanaga and G. Jeffrey Snyder
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00456A

A novel high-performance photovoltaic–thermoelectric hybrid device
Ning Wang, Li Han, Hongcai He, Nam-Hee Park and Kunihito Koumoto
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01646F

Sb2Te3 and Bi2Te3 based thermopower wave sources
Sumeet Walia, Rodney Weber, Sharath Sriram, Madhu Bhaskaran, Kay Latham, Serge Zhuiykov and Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01370J

Recrystallization induced in situ nanostructures in bulk bismuth antimony tellurides: a simple top down route and improved thermoelectric properties
Jun-Jie Shen, Tie-Jun Zhu, Xin-Bing Zhao, Sheng-Nan Zhang, Sheng-Hui Yang and Zhen-Zhong Yin
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00012D

You can find even more great thermoelectric research in our Energy & Environmental Science thermoelectrics web collection.

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Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer themed issue 7 now online!

Energy & Environmental Science’s  issue 7  is now online and includes a collection of articles on the theme of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer, Guest Edited by Marc Robert and Dr Elodie Anxolabéhère-Mallart (Université Paris Diderot). You can read the full themed issue here.


Issue 7’s themed collection contains articles of interest such as the Editorial by Marc Robert Proton-coupled electron transfer and the following feature Perspectives:



The outside front cover features a Communication on the Pyrolytic conversion of cellulose to fuels: levoglucosan deoxygenation via elimination and cyclization within molten biomass by Matthew S. Mettler, Alex D. Paulsen, Dionisios G. Vlachos and Paul J. Dauenhauer.


Towards solution processed all-carbon solar cells: a perspective is the Perspective highlighted on the inside front cover by Vincent C. Tung, Jen-Hsien Huang, Jaemyung Kim, Alexander J. Smith, Chih-Wei Chu and Jiaxing Huang.

Issue 7 also includes other articles of from the journal’s broad scope including these Review and Perspective articles:

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SuNEC 2012 special collection

Following the successful partnership with SuNEC 2011, EES will publish manuscripts originating from the SuNEC 2012 meeting to be held on September 4-6, 2012 in Sicily, Italy.

Delegates are encouraged to submit their work to EES — whose Abstract will be submitted to SuNEC 2012 for oral or poster presentation — submission deadline is 30 September 2012.

Manuscripts can be submitted (in almost any electronic format and reasonable layout) through the EES online submission service. See Author Guidelines for more information. All articles will be subject to rigorous peer-review according to the journal’s usual standards – if accepted, they well receive great exposure, and will get significant promotion.

Registration and Key Deadlines:

  • SuNEC Registration deadline: 31-Jul-12 (Register now)
  • SuNEC Abstract submission: 27-Jun-12
  • Manuscripts to EES: 30-Sept-12

Submit your best work to EES today!

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CO2 themed collection now published in Issue 6

The latest issue of Energy & Environmental Science is now online. You can read the full issue here, which includes a themed collection on CO2: OFC_06

The outside front cover features an article on The cross-scale science of CO2 capture and storage: from pore scale to regional scale by Richard S. Middleton and colleagues.

Highlights of this issue include the Editorial by Frederik C. Krebs:

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Carbon dioxide – a themed issue
Frederik C. Krebs
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7238-7239
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE90018A

and the following ‘HOT’ articles:

CO2 extraction from seawater using bipolar membrane electrodialysis
Matthew D. Eisaman, Keshav Parajuly, Alexander Tuganov, Craig Eldershaw, Norine Chang and Karl A. Littau
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7346-7352
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03393C

Catalytic interconversion between hydrogen and formic acid at ambient temperature and pressure
Yuta Maenaka, Tomoyoshi Suenobu and Shunichi Fukuzumi
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 7360-7367
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03315A

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CO2 themed issue: call for papers

We are delighted to announce a high-profile themed issue of Energy & Environmental Science on CO2with Guest Editor Professor Frederik Krebs.

Submit a research article today!

Submission Deadline: 1st November 2011

The special issue is to be published in Energy & Environmental Science in early 2012.  Its aim is to produce a landmark snapshot of research activity, bringing together all the different communities working on CO2; from fundamental experimental, mechanistic and theoretical studies at the molecular level, including “solar fuels” research into CO2 reduction, through materials for CO2 adsorption and separation to system-level studies of CCS, sustainability, ocean acidification and analysis of CO2 emission.

These high quality, high impact CO2 reviews have already been published in Energy and Environmental Science. Read them now for free:

The teraton challenge. A review of fixation and transformation of carbon dioxide
Mette Mikkelsen, Mikkel Jørgensen and Frederik C. Krebs
DOI: 10.1039/B912904A

CO2 capture by solid adsorbents and their applications: current status and new trends
Qiang Wang, Jizhong Luo, Ziyi Zhong and Armando Borgna
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00064G

Ocean acidification: a millennial challenge
Matthias Hofmann and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
DOI: 10.1039/C000820F

Electrochemical CO2 sequestration in ionic liquids; a perspective
Neil V. Rees and Richard G. Compton
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00580K

As a true community-spanning journal, Energy & Environmental Science is the ideal home for this collection. The journal has a world-class reputation for quality. The newly-released Impact Factor is 9.45, ranking it as #1 of 192 journals in its ISI subject category. Further information can be found at

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