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Feature interview with RSC Advances Executive Editor Laura Fisher

Laura Fisher is Executive Editor for RSC Advances at the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is responsible for the strategic development of the journal, working with members of the Editorial Board and Associate Editors to ensure RSC Advances upholds its standards of quality and impact, and supports the global chemistry community. She kindly agreed to talk about her career in publishing and her aspirations for RSC Advances in the future.

You started as Managing Editor for RSC Advances in June 2019 and in January this year, you were appointed as Executive Editor. Going forward, what is your vision for the journal? What can authors and readers expect of RSC Advances in the future?

I’ve really enjoyed working with the RSC Advances team for the past year. My previous role was across five journals, all of which were much smaller and more subject-specific, as well as not being open access. RSC Advances offers completely different challenges in terms of the size of the journal and engaging with authors across a much broader subject range, and I have learned a lot in the past year! I have really enjoyed the Open Access focus, and working with our huge team of Associate Editors who cover so many different subjects and geographies, but are all so engaged with what we are doing.

In the future I would like us to engage with more and more early career researchers, and give them opportunities to be involved in the journal, whether it is as web writers on our blog, as reviewers, or as Associate Editors. I’d also really like to engage with more people who are really passionate about open access publishing, as I really believe it is the future of our field.

Soon after you started as Executive Editor, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. How has this affected you and the journal? What has been most challenging?

From a personal standpoint the biggest transitions have been working from home rather than seeing my colleagues and teammates in the office every day, and also the lack of international travel. I was lucky to get out to China and meet some of the community there last November, but it has been really strange not getting to meet authors and readers in person at conferences over the past year.

From a journal point of view we saw a big spike in submissions at the start of lockdown, when I guess more people had time for writing, and more recently a slight dip as labs are opening up and people are focussing on getting their research back on track. We are also seeing funding being limited in certain regions, which can be challenging for open access.

I also think there have been some positives though, such as the way we have learned to communicate with each other remotely through various means, and that could have a really big benefit going forwards both in terms of collaboration, but also in limiting the amount of international travel for conferences, which is a big part of both my role as an Executive Editor, as well as those of our authors, editors, and readers.

It is the International Open Access Week and you are leading one of the largest gold open access chemistry journals in the world. What makes RSC Advances an important journal in the work towards open research?

The main thing for me is that we are really trying to make open access publishing as inclusive as possible. Our APCs are some of the lowest in the industry, and we offer waivers and discounts to authors from developing countries. To me that shows that we really are doing this for the researchers, and to make chemical science more accessible for everyone.

What would you say to researchers who are on the fence about open access?

It really depends on their reasoning. For those who have concerns about whether the research is reliable and of high quality, I would highlight the fact that at RSC Advances our standards have not changed since before we were open access. Our reject rate has been steady at ~55% for the past 7 years, and this shows that we are applying the same quality standards to open access work as we were previously. 

It is also important to clarify that at the RSC we keep our editorial decisions very separate from any decisions about discounts or waivers. We do that for a good reason – so that we are only judging people’s research on the research itself, and not on the author’s ability to pay an APC. That is the way it should always be.

Finally I would tell people that one of the main benefits of open access is that your research can be read by more people. Under the subscription model only people at institutions with subscription access, or those who pay per article, can read articles, whereas with Open Access anyone can read your work. That includes people at institutions with lower budgets, people in developing countries who don’t generally have broad access to research, and people working in different fields. This means more opportunities for citation and collaboration.

You have a background in research yourself, a PhD in chemistry. Please could you tell us about that?

I did my undergraduate degree and my PhD at the University of Bath. Technically my PhD is in chemical engineering, but it had a quite heavy chemistry focus – synthesising and characterising MOFs, and then measuring their hydrogen adsorption capacity for potential use in fuel cells. After leaving Bath I completed a postdoc at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. However, I have to say I was never a very good practical chemist, and my accident-prone nature made me realise that being in the lab probably wasn’t the best career path for me. I really wanted to stay involved in science though, which is why I applied to work at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

In the past, you have worked on several different journals as well as been involved in the launching of new journals. What made you interested in a career in publishing in the first place? What do you find most exciting with RSC Advances?

As I said in the previous question, it was mostly wanting to stay involved in science but recognising that a career in research didn’t really suit me. I also really enjoy writing, and initially was attracted to the language editing side of the role – helping authors improve their papers. As my career developed I realised I was better at the more outward-facing side of the editor role, and I really enjoy getting to work directly with members of the scientific community on a daily basis. The breadth of scope in RSC Advances makes that even better, because there are so many people who have published in, reviewed for, or read the journal, and each has a different insight.

What is the most common question people ask you about RSC Advances and what is your response to it?

I get a lot of questions from people who have been offered a transfer to RSC Advances from another RSC journal, asking why this is. The main reason is that we get a lot of really great work submitted to all of our journals at the RSC, but sometimes that work isn’t suitable for the journal it was submitted to, whether that is because it isn’t in scope, or because it doesn’t meet the novelty or impact standards of that journal. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t great work, and we want to keep as much of that great work as we can at the RSC, by offering the authors the option to publish in a more suitable journal. 

We see this as a service for authors, because the transfer is automatic once they approve it, so they don’t have to go through the submission process from the beginning again, and if their paper has already been through peer review, we can often use the same referees, or even the same referee reports, saving the authors time.

Sometimes a transfer offer will be made to one of our subscription journals, and sometimes it will be an open access journal, such as RSC Advances. The only criterion driving transfer offers is the suitability of the venue for the paper in question. And of course, these transfer offers are always optional! 

Do you have any favourite RSC Advances articles? If so, which ones and why?

There was a paper earlier in the year where the authors had been inspired by the way beetles capture water from the air in deserts, and had used the same concept to design a surface that could capture water from fog, with the potential to generate drinking water in arid regions. I really do love how nature can inspire scientists in so many ways!

Back in 2016–2018 when I was working on the journal Soft Matter there was a series of papers in RSC Advances and Soft Matter where the authors were engineering edible microballoons that could be used to deliver nutritional supplements to babies in developing countries. The work they had published with us helped them secure a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. It’s really great when publications in our journals lead to work that can make such a difference in the world.

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Meet RSC Advances Associate Editors: Editor Viewpoints

Professor Feng Zhao

Editor viewpoints: Continuing to contribute to the scientific community under lockdown

In the first of a new series, Professor Feng Zhao tells us that greatest reward for being Associate Editor of RSC Advances is seeing manuscripts become high-profile papers on the international stage.

 

 

Dr Qin Wang Picture: © Edwin Remsberg

 

Editor viewpoints: Maintaining quality, consistency and impact through difficult times

Dr Qin Wang, Associate Editor of RSC Advances, tells us about her role, and shares her thoughts on the impact of the current pandemic on the future of research.

 

 

 

Professor Manojit Pal

Editor viewpoints: Choose RSC Advances for fast publication, global reach and high impact

Maintaining high standards and communicating decisions to authors promptly is key, says Professor Manojit Pal.

 

 

 

Dr Pablo Denis

 

Editor Viewpoints: Keeping the planets aligned during difficult times

Dr Pablo Denis, Associate Editor of RSC Advances, talks to us about his research, and his advice for authors submitting their work.

 

 

Dr Donna Arnold

 

Witnessing wonderful, innovative and exciting science”: an associate editor’s insight

Dr Donna Arnold, Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s RSC Advances, believes it’s vital that scientists contribute to their community by getting involved in the process of publishing high quality research.

 

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RSC Advances Science Communications: Recycling ideas – from the ionic liquids to the reuse of agricultural waste

When I set out to write this blog, I thought of a laboratory story to be able to share with readers the experience from the generation of ideas to the final results, but I decided to share how my desire to work in a laboratory, my little “scientific history”, to introduce you from the beginning the theme that I am beginning to develop today. It all started in the year 2000 when at school we carried out a project called “Proyecto Ecológico”, which aimed to treat solid household waste, to reduce urban pollution in my hometown of Villa Valeria and raise awareness among the population that the waste generated can be reused.

This project lasted only two years, but for me it lasted a lifetime, because it was the reason why I chose a profession related to the natural sciences and the environment. My first scientific steps were in the area of green chemistry, studying ionic liquids, but in the search to develop a more applied theme and to solve environmental problems that currently concern my country, I decided to work with dairy farm wastes to generate organic amendments, which enable the recovery and improvement of productive soils.

Considering that dairy activity is very important in Argentina, ranking as 2nd producer of milk in Latin America and 11th worldwide, but it generates a lot of waste, so that it is a constant concern. Only 17% of these are disposed as fertilizer to some kind of crop or pasture, while the rest is discarded without being treated, being very dangerous for the environment, since they contaminate both to the ground and to the watersheds. But if these wastes are treated, they can add value, and instead of being pollutants, they become recuperators and soil improvers. In this way, said agricultural production would be more sustainable.

The objectives of my research work are to compost with the solid fraction of dairy farm wastes, for the generation of organic amendments of agricultural quality. Then determine the physicochemical characteristics, the composition and classify the quality of the amendments generated, and evaluate the effect of its application to agricultural use soils. And finally, to generate areas of dissemination of the results obtained, both with producers, technicians, professionals and companies in the agricultural sector, as with the scientific community, so I started writing this blog. I wanted to start by sharing my little “scientific history”, to show that the dreams and vocations that one has been building since childhood should never be abandoned because they forge us as professionals. Soon I will be sharing the first results obtained from this research.

About the Web Writer:

Cristian M. O. Lépori is Doctor in Chemical Sciences and currently has a postdoctoral position at the “Enrique Gaviola” Institute of Physics, CONICET, National University of Córdoba (Argentina). He works in the area of nuclear magnetic resonance studying hybrid materials formed with porous matrices and ionic liquids for use in lithium batteries. He likes to plan, organize and carry out science dissemination activities. You can find him on Twitter at @cristianlepo.

 

 

 

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Open call: Web Writers!

Are you interested in scientific writing? Would you like to write about chemistry on the journal blog?

We would like to invite PhD students and postdocs in the chemical sciences to write pieces for the RSC Advances blog. This is an opportunity for those interested in practicing their skills in scientific writing/communicating science effectively with a broader audience. We would be happy to consider publishing contributions on a range of topics related to chemistry.

Suggested topics are stories on:

  • articles published in the journal
  • “the story” behind the science
  • the breakthroughs in my research field
  • the process of writing a scientific article – from idea to manuscript
  • workshops and conferences
  • a day in the lab

The length of a story would ideally be approximately 300-400 words and the story should be sent to advances-rsc@rsc.org. If your story is selected for publication, we will ask  for your photo and a short biography to be published together with the blog text.

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Electrochemistry Northwest 2020, 1st July 2020

RSC Advances is very pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming webinar:  Electrochemistry Northwest 2020 on Wednesday 1st July, 10:00 – 16:00 BST.

The Applied Material Chemistry Group and the Manchester Local Section are delighted to host the 2020 iteration of the Electrochemistry Northwest event on GoToWebinar. Electrochemistry Northwest is an annual meeting of the electrochemistry community, coming together within an informal atmosphere to share their latest research projects and ideas, build collaborations and provide a networking opportunity particularly for early career and PhD students.

The event this year will discuss the latest developments in fundamental and applied electrochemistry, with a focus on advanced materials and energy storage. Dr Mark Symes (University of Glasgow) and Professor Angel Cuesta (University of Aberdeen) have confirmed as a plenary speakers. Find out more here.

Registration Deadline: 30th June

Register today for free!

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Challenges in the Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries Webinar

RSC Advances is very pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming webinar:  Challenges in the Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries on Monday 6th July, 15:00 – 17:00 BST.

This webinar is hosted by the Applied Materials Chemistry Group for all members to discover and discuss the challenges faced in the recycling and recovery of lithium-ion batteries. With the increase in uptake of electric vehicles, the intended pathway towards greener transportation will inevitably spring up waste and recycling issues for batteries, as well as resource depletion issues for critical raw materials such as lithium. The webinar will discuss the current waste and recycling industry for batteries, share information on the latest research in lithium-ion battery recycling and set challenges in the field for researchers to adopt in the pursuit of a greener future. You can find out more here.

Speakers:

Dr Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory, United Kingdom
Evi Petavratzi, British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Professor Andrew Abbott, Faraday Institute, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Registration Deadline: 3rd July

Register today – Free! 

 

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Surfaces and interfaces – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight some of the great research that has been published in RSC Advances over the year. We are proud to present a selection of the most popular 2019 articles published on surfaces and interfaces so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

Happy New Year from the RSC Advances team!

Philic–phobic chemical dynamics of a 1st tier dendrimer dispersed o/w nanoemulsion
Naveen Kumari, Man Singh, Hari Om and K. M. Sachin
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 12507-12519. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00728h

Hydrogen evolution reaction activity related to the facet-dependent electrocatalytic performance of NiCoP from first principles
Jie Mou, Yuyue Gao, Jingbo Wang, Jianyi Ma and Haisheng Ren
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 11755-11761. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01560d

Light induced reversible structuring of photosensitive polymer films
Joachim Jelken and Svetlana Santer
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20295-20305. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02571e

Light-driven locomotion of a centimeter-sized object at the air–water interface: effect of fluid resistance
Hisato Kawashima, Akihisa Shioi, Richard J. Archer, Stephen J. Ebbens, Yoshinobu Nakamura and Syuji Fujii
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 8333-8339. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01417a

Adsorption and anticorrosive behavior of aromatic epoxy monomers on carbon steel corrosion in acidic solution: computational studies and sustained experimental studies
Omar Dagdag, Zaki Safi, Hamid Erramli, Omar Cherkaoui, Nuha Wazzan, Lei Guo, Chandrabhan Verma, E. E. Ebenso and Ahmed El Harfi
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 14782-14796. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01672d

Study of the reaction of ninhydrin with tyrosine in gemini micellar media
Dileep Kumar and Malik Abdul Rub
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 22129-22136. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03557e

Insight into the DNA adsorption on nitrogen-doped positive carbon dots
Fenglan Li, Qianqian Cai, Xiaoli Hao, Chengfei Zhao, Zhengjun Huang, Yanjie Zheng, Xinhua Lin and Shaohuang Weng
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 12462-12469. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00881k

The influence of gradient and porous configurations on the microwave absorbing performance of multilayered graphene/thermoplastic polyurethane composite foams
Chaozhi Wang, Jiang Li and Shaoyun Guo
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21859-21872. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04735b

The electronic properties and band-gap discontinuities at the cubic boron nitride/diamond hetero-interface
Dehe Zhao, Wei Gao, Yujing Li, Yuyuan Zhang and Hong Yin
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 8435-8443. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00784a

Acridine-based thiosemicarbazones as novel inhibitors of mild steel corrosion in 1 M HCl: synthesis, electrochemical, DFT and Monte Carlo simulation studies
Ekemini D. Akpan, Ibanga O. Isaac, Lukman O. Olasunkanmi, Eno E. Ebenso and El-Sayed M. Sherif
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 29590-29599. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04778f

Super-robust superamphiphobic surface with anti-icing property
Huanhuan Wang, Haitao Lu and Xia Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27702-27709. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04997e

Bifunctional coatings: coupling an organic adhesion promoter with an anticorrosion inorganic layer
Aurélien Doublet, Marianne Kjellberg, Bruno Jousselme, Mathieu Pinault, Guy Deniau, Renaud Cornut and Gaëlle Charrier
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 24043-24049. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03657a

Surface modification of an aramid fiber via grafting epichlorohydrin assisted by supercritical CO2
Xiaoma Ding, Haijuan Kong, Mengmeng Qiao, Luwei Zhang and Muhuo Yu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31062-31069. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05395f

Magnetic properties of on-surface synthesized single-ion molecular magnets
Katharina Diller, Aparajita Singha, Marina Pivetta, Christian Wäckerlin, Raphael Hellwig, Alberto Verdini, Albano Cossaro, Luca Floreano, Emilio Vélez-Fort, Jan Dreiser, Stefano Rusponi and Harald Brune
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 34421-34429. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06803a

 

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Hydrogels – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight some of the great research that has been published in RSC Advances over the year. We are proud to present a selection of the most popular 2019 articles published on hydrogels so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

Happy New Year from the RSC Advances team!

Gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA)-based biomaterials for bone regeneration
Zhenqiang Dong, Qijuan Yuan, Keqing Huang, Wanli Xu, Guiting Liu and Zhipeng Gu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 17737-17744. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02695a
Review

A facile preparation method for new two-component supramolecular hydrogels and their performances in adsorption, catalysis, and stimuli-response
Junlin Zhu, Ran Wang, Rui Geng, Xuan Zhang, Fan Wang, Tifeng Jiao, Jingyue Yang, Zhenhua Bai and Qiuming Peng
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 22551-22558. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03827b

Development and application of novel bio-magnetic membrane capsules for the removal of the cationic dye malachite green in wastewater treatment
Imran Ali, Changsheng Peng, Iffat Naz, Dichu Lin, Devendra P. Saroj and Mohsin Ali
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3625-3646. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09275c

Strategy to construct polyzwitterionic hydrogel coating with antifouling, drag-reducing and weak swelling performance
Jiajia Shen, Miao Du, Ziliang Wu, Yihu Song and Qiang Zheng
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2081-2091. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09358j

Non-thermal plasma assisted surface nano-textured carboxymethyl guar gum/chitosan hydrogels for biomedical applications
Ganeswar Dalei, Subhraseema Das and Smruti Prava Das
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 1705-1716. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09161g

Thermal- and salt-activated shape memory hydrogels based on a gelatin/polyacrylamide double network
Fang Chen, Kaixiang Yang, Dinglei Zhao and Haiyang Yang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 18619-18626. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02842k

Poly(ethylene glycol) brush-b-poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-based double hydrophilic block copolymer particles crosslinked via crystalline α-cyclodextrin domains
Noah Al Nakeeb, Zdravko Kochovski, Tingting Li, Youjia Zhang, Yan Lu and Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 4993-5001. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10672j

Stretchable self-healing hydrogels capable of heavy metal ion scavenging
Dandan Song, Beibei Kang, Zengdian Zhao and Shasha Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 19039-19047. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03443a

Preparation of a poly(acrylic acid) based hydrogel with fast adsorption rate and high adsorption capacity for the removal of cationic dyes
Zhenyu Yuan, Jie Wang, Yiming Wang, Qian Liu, Yujie Zhong, Yu Wang, Li Li, Stephen F. Lincoln and Xuhong Guo
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21075-21085. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03077h

Thermosensitive double network of zwitterionic polymers for controlled mechanical strength of hydrogels
Wei-Hsin Hsu, Yu-Chih Kao, Shun-Hao Chuang, Jun-Sheng Wang, Juin-Yih Lai and Hsieh-Chih Tsai
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 24241-24247. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03834e

Self-healing zwitterionic sulfobetaine nanocomposite hydrogels with good mechanical properties
Yinlei Lin, Zheng Zeng, Yuhao Li, Sheng Sun, Xiaoting Liu, Deliu He and Guangji Li
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31806-31811. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06728k

Direct 3D printing of a graphene oxide hydrogel for fabrication of a high areal specific capacitance microsupercapacitor
Xiawei Yun, Bingchuan Lu, Zhiyuan Xiong, Bo Jia, Bo Tang, Henan Mao, Ting Zhang and Xiaogong Wang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 29384-29395. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04882k

Hybrid cellulose nanocrystal/alginate/gelatin scaffold with improved mechanical properties and guided wound healing
Yue Shan, Chaoyue Li, Yongzhi Wu, Qiwen Li and Jinfeng Liao
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 22966-22979. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04026a

3D printable SiO2 nanoparticle ink for patient specific bone regeneration
Uday Kiran Roopavath, Raghav Soni, Urbashi Mahanta, Atul Suresh Deshpande and Subha Narayan Rath
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 23832-23842. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03641e

Gallic acid-functionalized graphene hydrogel as adsorbent for removal of chromium (III) and organic dye pollutants from tannery wastewater
Gongyan Liu, Ruiquan Yu, Tianxiang Lan, Zheng Liu, Peng Zhang and Ruifeng Liang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27060-27068. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05664e

 

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Solar cells – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight some of the great research that has been published in RSC Advances over the year. We are proud to present a selection of the most popular 2019 articles published on solar cells so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

Happy New Year from the RSC Advances team!

Graphene/Si Schottky solar cells: a review of recent advances and prospects
Xinyi Kong, Linrui Zhang, Beiyun Liu, Hongli Gao, Yongzhe Zhang, Hui Yan and Xuemei Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 863-877. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08035f
Review

A methodological review on material growth and synthesis of solar-driven water splitting photoelectrochemical cells
Kwangwook Park, Yeong Jae Kim, Taeho Yoon, Selvaraj David and Young Min Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 30112-30124. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05341g
Review

Designing indacenodithiophene based non-fullerene acceptors with a donor–acceptor combined bridge for organic solar cells
Muhammad Ans, Khurshid Ayub, Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti and Javed Iqbal
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3605-3617. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09292c

Enhanced performance of PTB7-Th:PCBM based active layers in ternary organic solar cells
Govinda Lakhotiya, Namdeo Belsare, Sudhir Arbuj, Bharat Kale and Abhimanyu Rana
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 7457-7463. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08919a

The phase diagram of a mixed halide (Br, I) hybrid perovskite obtained by synchrotron X-ray diffraction
Frederike Lehmann, Alexandra Franz, Daniel M. Többens, Sergej Levcenco, Thomas Unold, Andreas Taubert and Susan Schorr
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 11151-11159. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09398a

Designing triazatruxene-based donor materials with promising photovoltaic parameters for organic solar cells
Muhammad Usman Khan, Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Khalid, Riaz Hussain, Ataualpa Albert Carmo Braga, Munawar Hussain and Shabbir Muhammad
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 26402-26418. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03856f

Role of polysilicon in poly-Si/SiOx passivating contacts for high-efficiency silicon solar cells
HyunJung Park, Soohyun Bae, Se Jin Park, Ji Yeon Hyun, Chang Hyun Lee, Dongjin Choi, Dongkyun Kang, Hyebin Han, Yoonmook Kang, Hae-Seok Lee and Donghwan Kim
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 23261-23266. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03560e

High-performance and stable CsPbBr3 light-emitting diodes based on polymer additive treatment
Wanqing Cai, Ziming Chen, Dongcheng Chen, Shijian Su, Qinghua Xu, Hin-Lap Yip and Yong Cao
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27684-27691. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05270d

Supramolecular self-assembly and physical-gel formation in disc-like liquid crystals: a scalable predictive model for gelation and an application in photovoltaics
Sehrish Iqbal and Ammar A. Khan
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 6335-6345. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09278h

Enhanced photocatalytic water splitting of a SILAR deposited α-Fe2O3 film on TiO2 nanoparticles
Zahra-Sadat Pourbakhsh, Kyana Mohammadi, Ahmad Moshaii, Maryam Azimzadehirani and Amir Hosseinmardi
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31860-31866. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05155d

Highly crystalline CsPbI2Br films for efficient perovskite solar cells via compositional engineering
Fang He, Wenzhan Xu, Meng Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Baofu Ding, Guodan Wei and Feiyu Kang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 30534-30540. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06363c

Alternative electrodes for HTMs and noble-metal-free perovskite solar cells: 2D MXenes electrodes
Junmei Cao, Fanning Meng, Liguo Gao, Shuzhang Yang, Yeling Yan, Ning Wang, Anmin Liu, Yanqiang Li and Tingli Ma
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 34152-34157. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06091j

 

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Batteries – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight some of the great research that has been published in RSC Advances over the year. We are proud to present a selection of the most popular 2019 articles published on batteries so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

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High and intermediate temperature sodium–sulfur batteries for energy storage: development, challenges and perspectives
Georgios Nikiforidis, M. C. M. van de Sanden and Michail N. Tsampas
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 5649-5673. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08658c
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Layered metal–organic framework based on tetracyanonickelate as a cathode material for in situ Li-ion storage
Kaiqiang Zhang, Tae Hyung Lee, Bailey Bubach, Mehdi Ostadhassan, Ho Won Jang, Ji-Won Choi and Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21363-21370. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03975a

Ti2PTe2 monolayer: a promising two-dimensional anode material for sodium-ion batteries
Jie Liu, Man Qiao, Xiaorong Zhu, Yu Jing and Yafei Li
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 15536-15541. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01686d

One-step sulfuration synthesis of hierarchical NiCo2S4@NiCo2S4 nanotube/nanosheet arrays on carbon cloth as advanced electrodes for high-performance flexible solid-state hybrid supercapacitors
Jinlei Xie, Yefeng Yang, Geng Li, Hanchun Xia, Peijia Wang, Peiheng Sun, Xiaolong Li, Haoran Cai and Jie Xiong
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3041-3049. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10435b

Dynamic impact response of lithium-ion batteries, constitutive properties and failure model
Golriz Kermani and Elham Sahraei
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2464-2473. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08898e

Electrochemical impacts of sheet-like hafnium phosphide and hafnium disulfide catalysts bonded with reduced graphene oxide sheets for bifunctional oxygen reactions in alkaline electrolytes
Mayilvel Dinesh Meganathan, Taizhong Huang, Hengyi Fang, Jianfeng Mao and Guoxin Sun
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2599-2607. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09598a

Ionic association analysis of LiTDI, LiFSI and LiPF6 in EC/DMC for better Li-ion battery performances
Christopher L. Berhaut, Daniel Lemordant, Patrice Porion, Laure Timperman, Grégory Schmidt and Mériem Anouti
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 4599-4608. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08430k

Facile synthesis of Camellia oleifera shell-derived hard carbon as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries
Beibei Ma, Yewei Huang, Zhenzhen Nie, Xiaobin Qiu, Dawei Su, Guoxiu Wang, Jianmin Yuan, Xiuqiang Xie and Zhenjun Wu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20424-20431. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03345a

Natural stibnite ore (Sb2S3) embedded in sulfur-doped carbon sheets: enhanced electrochemical properties as anode for sodium ions storage
Mingxiang Deng, Sijie Li, Wanwan Hong, Yunling Jiang, Wei Xu, Honglei Shuai, Hui Li, Wenlei Wang, Hongshuai Hou and Xiaobo Ji
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 15210-15216. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02301a

Reduced graphene oxide/CoS2 porous nanoparticle hybrid electrode material for supercapacitor application
Lemu Girma Beka, Xin Li, Xiaoli Wang, Chuanyu Han and Weihua Liu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 26637-26645. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05434k

Asymmetric faradaic assembly of Bi2O3 and MnO2 for a high-performance hybrid electrochemical energy storage device
Saurabh Singh, Rakesh K. Sahoo, Nanasaheb M. Shinde, Je Moon Yun, Rajaram S. Mane, Wonsub Chung and Kwang Ho Kim
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 32154-32164. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06331e

A graphite-modified natural stibnite mineral as a high-performance anode material for sodium-ion storage
Hongliang Li, Mingxiang Deng, Hongshuai Hou and Xiaobo Ji
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 28953-28960. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02663k

Two-phase interface hydrothermal synthesis of binder-free SnS2/graphene flexible paper electrodes for high-performance Li-ion batteries
Hao Wen, Wenbin Kang, Xingang Liu, Wenjuan Li, Liping Zhang and Chuhong Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 23607-23613. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03397a

Impurity removal with highly selective and efficient methods and the recycling of transition metals from spent lithium-ion batteries
Fangwei Peng, Deying Mu, Ruhong Li, Yuanlong Liu, Yuanpeng Ji, Changsong Dai and Fei Ding
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21922-21930. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02331c

Synthesis and electrochemical performance of NaV3O8 nanobelts for Li/Na-ion batteries and aqueous zinc-ion batteries
Fang Hu, Di Xie, Fuhan Cui, Dongxu Zhang and Guihong Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20549-20556. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04339j

 

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