Advanced Energy Materials

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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editor: Guangchen Xu

Impact Factor: 16.146

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 3/88 (Energy & Fuels); 4/139 (Chemistry Physical); 4/143 (Physics Applied); 4/67 (Physics Condensed Matter); 5/259 (Materials Science Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1614-6840

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

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  1. A Review of Phosphide-Based Materials for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

    Peng Xiao, Wei Chen and Xin Wang

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500985

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    Recent development of phosphides as electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is reviewed. Through a comprehensive survey of various synthesis methods, perspective on the benefits and drawbacks of these methods are provided, and the origins of their high activities and the challenges they face are discussed.

  2. Safety-Reinforced Poly(Propylene Carbonate)-Based All-Solid-State Polymer Electrolyte for Ambient-Temperature Solid Polymer Lithium Batteries

    Jianjun Zhang, Jianghui Zhao, Liping Yue, Qingfu Wang, Jingchao Chai, Zhihong Liu, Xinhong Zhou, Hong Li, Yuguo Guo, Guanglei Cui and Liquan Chen

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501082

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    Safety-reinforced poly(propylene carbonate)-based solid polymer electrolyte is developed for ambient-temperature solid lithium batteries with improved reliability. Such solid polymer electrolyte displays comprehensive properties in high ionic conductivity, wide electrochemical window, excellent mechanical strength, superior rate performance, and longer cycling stability at 20 °C. Furthermore, the LiFePO4/Li battery is able to operate even at harsh conditions.

  3. High-Energy, High-Rate, Lithium–Sulfur Batteries: Synergetic Effect of Hollow TiO2-Webbed Carbon Nanotubes and a Dual Functional Carbon-Paper Interlayer

    Jang-Yeon Hwang, Hee Min Kim, Sang-Kyu Lee, Joo-Hyeong Lee, Ali Abouimrane, Mohammad Ahmed Khaleel, Ilias Belharouak, Arumugam Manthiram and Yang-Kook Sun

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501480

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    A high-capacity, high-rate sulfur cathode has been developed by encapsulating elemental sulfur into the pores of hollow-mesoporous TiO2 particles that are connected via carbon nanotubes. A lithium-sulfur cell consisting of such a nanocomposite cathode along with a dual functional carbon-paper interlayer between the sulfur cathode and the separator exhibits high-capacities at rates as high as 5C-rate with good cycle life.

  4. Development of Active Organic and Polymeric Materials for Batteries and Solar Cells: Introduction to Essential Characterization Techniques

    Christian Friebe and Ulrich S. Schubert

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500858

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    With regard to a changing worldwide energy distribution policy towards renewable systems, more and more research is focused on solar-based energy conversion and related energy-storage technologies. Basic techniques for the characterization and development of solar cells and battery devices that are based on organic and polymeric active materials are discussed.

  5. CuSbSe2 as a Potential Photovoltaic Absorber Material: Studies from Theory to Experiment

    Ding-Jiang Xue, Bo Yang, Zhen-Kun Yuan, Gang Wang, Xinsheng Liu, Ying Zhou, Long Hu, Daocheng Pan, Shiyou Chen and Jiang Tang

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501203

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    Systematic theoretical and experimental investigations on CuSbSe2, combined with the preliminary efficiency of 1.32%, demonstrate that this material could be used as the absorber layer for cost-effective and environmentally friendly thin-film solar cells, due to its benign defect properties, attractive material, optical and electrical properties, as well as low-toxic, low-cost, and earth-abundant constituents.