Best of Advanced Energy Materials – February

by | Feb 22, 2016

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

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

Cover from Mansoo Choi and co-workers

Cover from Mansoo Choi and co-workers

Issue 3

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

In article number 1501873, Mansoo Choi and co-workers demonstrate highly efficient transparent conductive oxide (TCO)-free inverted perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) solar cells by using a graphene transparent electrode. Careful engineering of the interface between the graphene electrode and the hole transport layer enables the highest energy conversion efficiency of 17.1% among TCO-free solar cells to be obtained.


Cover from Xiaolin Zheng and co-workers

Cover from Xiaolin Zheng and co-workers

Issue 4

Solar Water Splitting

For solar water-splitting, hematite (α-Fe2O3) is considered as one of the most promising photoanode materials with a theoretical solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of over ≈15%. However, the multiple electron/hole recombination pathways that occur in the bulk, interfaces, and surfaces largely limit its low-bias performance. In article number 1501840, Xiaolin Zheng and co-workers report a facile and rapid ‘Sol-flame’ approach to simultaneously reduce these recombinations for a hematite nanorods array photoanode, which leads to a greatly enhanced low-bias performance.

Top five most downloaded papers:

Bandgap-Tunable Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites with High Thermal Stability for Efficient Solar Cells

by Rebecca J. Sutton, Giles E. Eperon, Laura Miranda, Elizabeth S. Parrott, Brett A. Kamino, Jay B. Patel, Maximilian T. Hörantner, Michael B. Johnston, Amir Abbas Haghighirad, David T. Moore, Henry J. Snaith

From Hollow Carbon Spheres to N-Doped Hollow Porous Carbon Bowls: Rational Design of Hollow Carbon Host for Li-S Batteries

by Fei Pei, Taihua An, Jun Zang, Xiaojing Zhao, Xiaoliang Fang, Minseng Zheng, Quanfeng Dong, Nanfeng Zheng

A High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Battery with Ultrahigh-Loading Lithium Polysulfide Cathode and its Failure Mechanism

by Long Qie, Chenxi Zu, Arumugam Manthiram

Solid‐State Solar Thermal Fuels for Heat Release Applications

by David Zhitomirsky, Eugene Cho, and Jeffrey C. Grossman

Mesoporous MoS2 as a Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Exhibiting Pseudocapacitive Li and Na-Ion Charge Storage

by John B. Cook, Hyung-Seok Kim, Yan Yan, Jesse S. Ko, Shauna Robbennolt, Bruce Dunn, Sarah H. Tolbert