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. Monitoring Thermal Annealing of Perovskite Solar Cells with In Situ Photoluminescence

    Jacobus J. van Franeker, Koen H. Hendriks, Bardo J. Bruijnaers, Martinus W. G. M. Verhoeven, Martijn M. Wienk and René A. J. Janssen

    Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601822

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    In situ photoluminescence is used to determine the optimal thermal annealing conditions of organometal halide perovskite layers, prior to completing the solar cell. The method allows fabricating efficient (>14%) planar perovskite solar cells under ambient conditions that feature good stability and low hysteresis.

  2. Nature-Inspired Electrochemical Energy-Storage Materials and Devices

    Hua Wang, Yun Yang and Lin Guo

    Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601709

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    Recent progress of nature-inspired electrochemical energy-storage materials and devices are summarized. Exploration, preparation and modification of energy-storage related materials including the active materials, binders and separators by taking inspirations from nature are introduced, and some interesting energy-storage devices with add-on biomimetic features are also discussed. Prospects and further developments in this exciting field are suggested.

  3. Photo-Electrical Characterization of Silicon Micropillar Arrays with Radial p/n Junctions Containing Passivation and Anti-Reflection Coatings

    Wouter Vijselaar, Rick Elbersen, Roald M. Tiggelaar, Han Gardeniers and Jurriaan Huskens

    Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601497

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    Silicon micropillar arrays are covered by anti-reflective and passivation layers, applied in a 3D and conformal manner by various methods, and their photo-electrical performance is assessed. Compared to flat Si solar cells, micropillar arrays benefit more strongly from application of a coating, with a larger relative contribution arising from passivation.

  4. Oxygenated CdS Buffer Layers Enabling High Open-Circuit Voltages in Earth-Abundant Cu2BaSnS4 Thin-Film Solar Cells

    Jie Ge, Prakash Koirala, Corey R. Grice, Paul J. Roland, Yue Yu, Xinxuan Tan, Randy J. Ellingson, Robert W. Collins and Yanfa Yan

    Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601803

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    Earth-abundant Cu2BaSnS4 (CBTS) thin films exhibit the optoelectronic and defect properties suitable as an absorber for the top cell of tandem photovoltaic solar cell devices. Oxygenated CdS (CdS:O) buffers enable high VOC's of 0.9–1.1 V in CBTS thin-film solar cells by minimizing interface recombination.

  5. Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Node Enabled by a Duck-Shaped Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Water Wave Energy

    Abdelsalam Ahmed, Zia Saadatnia, Islam Hassan, Yunlong Zi, Yi Xi, Xu He, Jean Zu and Zhong Lin Wang

    Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601705

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    A duck-shaped triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) for effectively scavenging energy from random and low- frequency water waves is presented. The design of the TENG incorporates the freestanding rolling mode and the pitch motion of a duck-shaped structure generated by incident waves. The newly designed TENG is promising for building a network of generators to harvest existing blue energy in oceans, lakes, and rivers.