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Best of Advanced Energy Materials – March

Take a look at the great cover images from the March issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

Take a look at the great cover images from the March issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

Cover by by Steven L. Suib and co-workers.

Issue 5

Oxygen Reactions

A sequential two-step strategy is developed by Steven L. Suib and co-workers, in article number 1501966, to dope sulfur into carbon nanotube–graphene nanolobes (S,S’-CNT1000°C) to control the active-sites of metal-free catalysts. This strategy enhanced the oxygen evolution reaction better than state-of-art catalysts. This allows the S,S’-CNT1000°C to be a potential-candidate for next-generation metal-free regenerative-fuel cells. Workers in the cover image are doping carbon-nanotubes with sulfur that creates active-sites (raw materials) for the oxygen factory.

Cover by Jia Xie, Lina Zhang, and co-workers.

Issue 6

Electrode Materials

In article number 1501929, Jia Xie, Lina Zhang, and co-workers present the construction of a hierarchical N/S-codoped carbon anode via a cost-effective and “green” route by pyrolyzing the cellulose/polyaniline composite microspheres. The micro-nanometer and atomic-level structure, designed via fabrication of the cellulose porous microspheres and N/S heteroatoms co-doping, ensures the carbon electrode an excellent rate capability and ultra-long cycle life in sodium-ion batteries, making it highly promising for large-scale energy storage applications.

 

Top five most downloaded papers:

Ni3FeN Nanoparticles Derived from Ultrathin NiFe-Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets: An Efficient Overall Water Splitting Electrocatalyst

by Xiaodan Jia, Yufei Zhao, Guangbo Chen, Lu Shang, Run Shi, Xiaofeng Kang, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, Li-Zhu Wu, Chen-Ho Tung, Tierui Zhang

Breaking the 10% Efficiency Barrier in Organic Photovoltaics: Morphology and Device Optimization of Well-Known PBDTTT Polymers

by Shaoqing Zhang, Long Ye, Jianhui Hou

Optimized “Alloy-Parallel” Morphology of Ternary Organic Solar Cells

by Zaiyu Wang, Yajie Zhang, Jianqi Zhang, Zhixiang Wei, Wei Ma

Two-Dimensional Materials for Beyond-Lithium-Ion Batteries

by Lele Peng, Yue Zhu, Dahong Chen, Rodney S. Ruoff, Guihua Yu

Li3N as a Cathode Additive for High-Energy-Density Lithium-Ion Batteries

by Kyusung Park, Byeong-Chul Yu, John B. Goodenough

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