Advanced Energy Materials

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

Impact Factor: 16.721

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 3/145 (Chemistry Physical); 3/92 (Energy & Fuels); 5/147 (Physics Applied); 5/67 (Physics Condensed Matter); 8/275 (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. Hierarchical Porous Carbonized Co3O4 Inverse Opals via Combined Block Copolymer and Colloid Templating as Bifunctional Electrocatalysts in Li–O2 Battery

    Seol A. Cho, Yu Jin Jang, Hee-Dae Lim, Ji-Eun Lee, Yoon Hee Jang, Trang-Thi Hong Nguyen, Filipe Marques Mota, David P. Fenning, Kisuk Kang, Yang Shao-Horn and Dong Ha Kim

    Version of Record online: 24 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201700391

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    Hierarchical porous carbonized cobalt oxide inverse opal (C-Co3O4 IO) nanostructures are fabricated via one-pot direct carbonization of inorganic-precursors-containing block copolymer infiltrated into colloid assembly and proposed as efficient electrocatalysts in Li–O2 battery. C-Co3O4 IO shows remarkable bifunctional electrocatalysis due to facilitated charge transport and optimized composition. The Li–O2 cell exhibits prominent performance in terms of capacity, overpotential, and cyclability.

  2. Annulated Dialkoxybenzenes as Catholyte Materials for Non-aqueous Redox Flow Batteries: Achieving High Chemical Stability through Bicyclic Substitution

    Jingjing Zhang, Zheng Yang, Ilya A. Shkrob, Rajeev S. Assary, Siu on Tung, Benjamin Silcox, Wentao Duan, Junjie Zhang, Chi Cheung Su, Bin Hu, Baofei Pan, Chen Liao, Zhengcheng Zhang, Wei Wang, Larry A. Curtiss, Levi T. Thompson, Xiaoliang Wei and Lu Zhang

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201701272

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    A novel bicyclical substituted dialkoxy-benzene molecule, 9,10-bis(2-methoxy-ethoxy)-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-1,4:5,8-dimethanenoanthracene (BODMA), is developed for use as catholyte materials in non-aqueous redox flow batteries with greater solubility (in their neutral state) and improved chemical stability (in their charged state). A hybrid flow cell using BODMA demonstrates stable efficiencies and capacity over 150 cycles. The molecular design approach of BODMA can be inspirational for future development of redox active molecules.

  3. “Water-in-Salt” Electrolyte Makes Aqueous Sodium-Ion Battery Safe, Green, and Long-Lasting

    Liumin Suo, Oleg Borodin, Yuesheng Wang, Xiaohui Rong, Wei Sun, Xiiulin Fan, Shuyin Xu, Marshall A. Schroeder, Arthur V. Cresce, Fei Wang, Chongyin Yang, Yong-Sheng Hu, Kang Xu and Chunsheng Wang

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201701189

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    The sodium-ion water-in-salt electrolyte with a wide electrochemical window is proposed through suppressing hydrogen evolution on anode with the formation of a Na+-conducting solid-electrolyte interphase and reducing the overall electrochemical activity of water on cathode. A full aqueous Na-ion battery constructed on Na0.66[Mn0.66Ti0.34]O2 as cathode and NaTi2(PO4)3 as anode exhibits superior performance at both low (0.2 C) and high (1 C) rates.

  4. Surface and Interface Engineering of Silicon-Based Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Wei Luo, Xinqi Chen, Yuan Xia, Miao Chen, Lianjun Wang, Qingqing Wang, Wei Li and Jianping Yang

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201701083

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    Silicon-based materials are recognized as the most promising anode materials because of the highest theoretical capacity. However, many critical challenges such as losing specific capacity and increasing battery impedance during continuous charge-discharge processes strongly hindered the further application. In this review, the recent progress to utilize surface and interface engineering strategies to overcome these problems is summarized.

  5. NiS2/FeS Holey Film as Freestanding Electrode for High-Performance Lithium Battery

    Kun Liang, Kyle Marcus, Shoufeng Zhang, Le Zhou, Yilun Li, Samuel T. De Oliveira, Nina Orlovskaya, Yong-Ho Sohn and Yang Yang

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201701309

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    A freestanding and binder-free NiS2/FeS highly porous thin film is developed as a cathode in a Li-S battery. A high volumetric capacity of 580 mA h cm−3 and a long-term stability over 5000 discharge–charge cycles are achieved due to enhanced ion/mass diffusion and reduced volume expansion inside porous metal sulfide materials.

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