Advanced Energy Materials

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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Carolina Novo, Guangchen Xu

Impact Factor: 14.385

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 3/83 (Energy & Fuels); 4/136 (Physics Applied); 5/136 (Chemistry Physical); 5/67 (Physics Condensed Matter); 7/251 (Materials Science Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1614-6840

Associated Title(s): Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Energy Technology, Fuel Cells, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

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  1. Thin Films: Ethanedithiol Treatment of Solution-Processed ZnO Thin Films: Controlling the Intragap States of Electron Transporting Interlayers for Efficient and Stable Inverted Organic Photovoltaics (Adv. Energy Mater. 5/2015)

    Sai Bai, Yizheng Jin, Xiaoyong Liang, Zhizhen Ye, Zhongwei Wu, Baoquan Sun, Zaifei Ma, Zheng Tang, Jianpu Wang, Uli Würfel, Feng Gao and Fengling Zhang

    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201570028

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    A surface passivation method for solution-processed ZnO films based on small molecule ethanedithiol (EDT) treatment is reported by Yizheng Jin, Baoquan Sun, Feng Gao, and co-workers in article number 1401606. The passivation using EDT treatment on ZnO effectively removes the surface defects and modulates the intragap states with the introduced intragap band. The device performances of inverted organic solar cells based on EDT-treated, solution-processed, ZnO electron-transporting interlayers are significantly improved due to reduced interface recombination and enhanced charge extraction properties.

  2. Quantum Dots: Carbon Quantum Dots/Cu2O Heterostructures for Solar-Light-Driven Conversion of CO2 to Methanol (Adv. Energy Mater. 5/2015)

    Haitao Li, Xinyi Zhang and Douglas R. MacFarlane

    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201570024

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    In article number 1401077 Douglas R. MacFarlane and co-workers report a new type of CO2-reducing photocatalyst that is based on a cuprous oxide heterostructure. The catalyst is able to absorb light energy to create an excited state electron that is capable of driving the chemical reduction of CO2 to methanol under solar-light irradiation. It exhibits excellent stability during the conversion process, which is attributed to the photoinduced electron transfer properties of the carbon quantum dots.

  3. Contents: (Adv. Energy Mater. 5/2015)

    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201570025

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    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201570027

  5. Electrochemical Energy Storage: Ordered Network of Interconnected SnO2 Nanoparticles for Excellent Lithium-Ion Storage (Adv. Energy Mater. 5/2015)

    Vinodkumar Etacheri, Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva, James Caruthers, Geoffrey Daniel, Jean-Marie Nedelec, Vadim G. Kessler and Vilas G. Pol

    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201570026

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    An ordered 3D network of interconnected SnO2 nanoparticles is reported by Vilas G. Pol and co-workers in article number 1401289. Superior Li-ion storage of these ordered SnO2 nanoparticles is attributed to the enhanced electrode/electrolyte contact, Li-ion diffusion, the absence of particle agglomeration, and improved strain relaxation. This work proves the necessity of mesoporosity and interconnected microstructure for stable electrochemical performance of SnO2 anodes.