Advanced Sustainable Systems

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Advanced Sustainable Systems will publish articles covering a wide variety of topics from different disciplines that share the focus on the advancement of sustainable living. This will include broad themes such as water & environment, food sustainability, cradle-to-cradle processing, and energy & materials.

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  1. Activation of Passive Nanofillers in Composite Polymer Electrolyte for Higher Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Roya Naderi, Ashim Gurung, Zhengping Zhou, Geetha Varnekar, Ke Chen, Jiantao Zai, Xuefeng Qian and Qiquan Qiao

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700043

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    Activation of passive nanofillers via acid and base treatments in poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) composite gel polymer electrolyte has been demonstrated as an efficient method to improve the ionic conductivity of the electrolyte and performance of Li/graphite cells. The addition of charge groups ([BOND]OH) activates the nanofiller surface and helps interact with lithium ions, thus increasing Li+ dissociation rate and ionic conductivity.

  2. Scalable Asymmetric Supercapacitors Based on Hybrid Organic/Biopolymer Electrodes

    Fatima Nadia Ajjan, Mikhail Vagin, Tomasz Rębiś, Luis Ever Aguirre, Liangqi Ouyang and Olle Inganäs

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700054

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    In order to avoid the mismatch between power production and electricity demand, the solar energy accessible by photovoltaic cells is coupled with the asymmetric supercapacitor based on PEDOT + Lignin/PAAQ and PAAQ/PEDOT biohybrid electrodes. This supercapacitor device gives the specific capacitance of 75 F g−1 and exhibits excellent cyclic stability with capacity retention of 80% by the end of 10 000 cycles.

  3. Facile Fabrication of Hybrid Copper–Fiber Conductive Features with Enhanced Durability and Ultralow Sheet Resistance for Low-Cost High-Performance Paper-Based Electronics

    Tengyuan Zhang, Xiaobing Cai, Jin Liu, Mingjun Hu, Qiuquan Guo and Jun Yang

    Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700062

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    A scalable, cost-effective method to fabricate high-performance electronics on regular cellulose paper is proposed. Taking advantage of the unique porous structure of cellulose paper, a 3D electroless deposition of copper is employed for fast generation of the hybrid copper–fiber highly conductive structure. The as-fabricated electrode exhibits ultralow sheet resistance of 0.00544 Ω sq−1 with enhanced durability.

  4. Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanosheets Coupled Nickel–Carbon Pyramid Arrays Toward Efficient Evolution of Hydrogen

    Xunyu Lu, Xin Tan, Da-Wei Wang, Yun Hau Ng, Hassan A. Tahini, Hao Tan, Wensheng Yan, Sean C. Smith and Rose Amal

    Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700032

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    An efficient hydrogen electrode was fabricated based on earth abundant materials. By taking the adavantages of the synergistic effects between nitrogen doped carbon nanosheets and the encapsulated nickel nanoparticles, the obtained electrode exhibited a high catalytic activity for hydrogen evolution that is even comparable to the platinum on carbon in alklaine media.

  5. Synthesis of an Environmentally Friendly Alkyl Carbonate Electrolyte Based on Glycerol for Lithium-Ion Supercapacitor Operation at 100 °C

    Maryam Salari, Benjamin G. Cooper, Heng Zhang and Mark W. Grinstaff

    Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700067

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    Li-ion insertion and transference through the host network-activated carbon interplanar spaces: The glycerol-based carbonate electrolyte, containing 1 m Li-salt, affords Li-intercalation at higher sweep rates and increases Li uptake by the electrodes.