Advanced Energy Materials

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

Impact Factor: 15.23

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 3/144 (Chemistry Physical); 3/88 (Energy & Fuels); 5/145 (Physics Applied); 5/67 (Physics Condensed Matter); 7/271 (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 Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Energy Technology, Fuel Cells, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

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  1. Gluing Carbon Black and Sulfur at Nanoscale: A Polydopamine-Based “Nano-Binder” for Double-Shelled Sulfur Cathodes

    Feng Wu, Yusheng Ye, Renjie Chen, Teng Zhao, Ji Qian, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Li Li, Qianming Huang, Xuedong Bai and Yi Cui

    Version of Record online: 19 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601591

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    A Polydopamine-based “nano-binder”, which can glue carbon and sulfur at nanoscale, is used to construct stable double-shelled sulfur cathodes. This unique hierarchical design for S cathode can not only offer a physical barrier for trapping polysulfides, but also prevent conducting carbon black from detaching to cathode surface. Polydopamine with high elasticity and excellent isotropy can prevent the cathode from deformation.

  2. In Situ Probing and Synthetic Control of Cationic Ordering in Ni-Rich Layered Oxide Cathodes

    Jianqing Zhao, Wei Zhang, Ashfia Huq, Scott T. Misture, Boliang Zhang, Shengmin Guo, Lijun Wu, Yimei Zhu, Zonghai Chen, Khalil Amine, Feng Pan, Jianming Bai and Feng Wang

    Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601266

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    Ni-rich layered oxides (LiNi1–xMxO2; M = Co, Mn, …) are promising high-capacity cathodes for Li-ion batteries; however, issues related to cationic disordering prevent their practical application. Here, in situ studies of synthesis reactions in preparing LiNiO2 and the Co-substituted variant, LiNi0.8Co0.2O2 are made. Results from this work provide insights into synthetic control of cationic ordering and electrochemical properties of Ni-rich layered oxide cathodes.

  3. Overcoming the Thermal Instability of Efficient Polymer Solar Cells by Employing Novel Fullerene-Based Acceptors

    Chaohong Zhang, Alexander Mumyatov, Stefan Langner, José Darío Perea, Thaer Kassar, Jie Min, Lili Ke, Haiwei Chen, Kirill L. Gerasimov, Denis V. Anokhin, Dimitri A. Ivanov, Tayebeh Ameri, Andreas Osvet, Diana K. Susarova, Tobias Unruh, Ning Li, Pavel Troshin and Christoph J. Brabec

    Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601204

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    Solution-processed organic solar cells with promising photovoltaic performance and extraordinary high thermal stability are achieved by employing novel fullerene-based acceptors in combination with two state-of-the-art polymer donors. The findings demonstrated in this work underline the necessity and importance of novel acceptor design rules for highly efficient organic solar cells with excellent device stability.

  4. MoS2-Based All-Purpose Fibrous Electrode and Self-Powering Energy Fiber for Efficient Energy Harvesting and Storage

    Jia Liang, Guoyin Zhu, Caixing Wang, Yanrong Wang, Hongfei Zhu, Yi Hu, Hongling Lv, Renpeng Chen, Lianbo Ma, Tao Chen, Zhong Jin and Jie Liu

    Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601208

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    An all-purpose fibrous electrode based on MoS2 that can be employed for versatile energy harvesting and storage applications, for instance, supercapacitors, dye-sensitized solar cells, Li-ion batteries, and electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reactions, is synthesized. Moreover, based on this all-purpose fibrous electrode, a self-powering energy fiber is also fabricated, which exhibits very fast charging capability and high conversion efficiency.

  5. Stability of Organic Solar Cells: The Influence of Nanostructured Carbon Materials

    Isabel Fraga Domínguez, Andreas Distler and Larry Lüer

    Version of Record online: 14 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601320

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    Carbon nanostructures, particularly fullerene derivatives, possess the ability to act as radical scavengers and undergo photodimerization, consequently influencing the photochemical and morphological degradation of the active layer. These properties can be exploited to produce organic solar cells with longer operational lifetimes without compromising device efficiency and manufacturing costs.