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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

Impact Factor: 7.117

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 17/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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February 01, 2014

New Online Manuscript Submission System

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    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402352

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    Making reduced graphene oxide stand: A one-step electrochemical deposition is presented to prepare vertically oriented graphene oxide (VrGO) from graphene oxide solution. The vertical orientation is achieved by the assistance of metal nanoparticles. The VrGO electrocatalyst support is superior to its flat counterpart.

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    Dr. Oriol Cusola, Prof. M. Blanca Roncero, Prof. Teresa Vidal and Prof. Orlando J. Rojas

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402432

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    Well stacked: Carbon nanotube–graphene complexes are processed into finely crosslinked films based on their synchronous cation–π stacking interaction with ionic liquid molecules. The gel-derived film of single-layer graphene incorporating single-walled carbon nanotubes shows improved cycleability as O2 cathodes of Li–O2 batteries. Loading Ru nanoparticles into the film suppresses side reactions, stabilizing the whole cell architecture.

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    Two dyes in a cell! Dye coating times on the TiO2 surface for dye-sensitized solar cells is minimized by employing solvent mixtures with high boiling points and suitable viscosities. Dye coating with high efficiency without degradation at high temperatures is achievable. Furthermore, this fast dye-coating method enables the fabrication of multilayer devices containing more than two dyes by controlling adsorption time at high temperatures.

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    Home-grown talent: Hybrids materials, comprising in situ-grown germanium nanoparticles embedded within nitrogen-doped carbon nanofibers (Ge/N-CNFs), are prepared by using an electrospinning method. The Ge/N-CNFs are highly efficient anode materials when used in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The Ge/N-CNFs hybrids exhibit excellent lithium storage performance in terms of specific capacity, cycling stability, and rate capability.