Take a look at the great cover images from the January issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.
In article number 1501480, Ilias Belharouak, Arumugam Manthiram, Yang-Kook Sun and co-workers develop a high-capacity, high-rate sulfur cathode by encapsulating elemental sulfur into the pores of hollow-mesoporous TiO2particles that are connected via carbon nanotubes. Moreover, a dual functional carbon-paper interlayer provides a medium for scavenging the lithium polysulfides and suppressing them from diffusing to the anode side. The Li-S cells demonstrate the viability of high-energy, high-power Li-S batteries.
In article number 1501594, Sang-Young Lee and co-workers demonstrate a heteronanomat cathode (HM cathode) as an effective and versatile electrode platform to address the long-standing challenges of conventional cathodes. The HM cathode is fabricated via a simultaneous electrospraying and electrospinning process without the use of binders, carbon powder additives, or metallic foil current collectors. The material/structural uniqueness of the HM cathode provides substantial improvements in redox reaction kinetics, cycling performance and ultrahigh-areal capacity far beyond those achievable with conventional cathode technologies.
Top five most downloaded papers:
by David Zhitomirsky, Eugene Cho, and Jeffrey C. Grossman
by Justus Masa, Philipp Weide, Daniel Peeters, Ilya Sinev, Wei Xia, Zhenyu Sun, Christoph Somsen, Martin Muhler, and Wolfgang Schuhmann
by Dingfeng Xu, Chaoji Chen, Jia Xie, Bao Zhang, Ling Miao, Jie Cai, Yunhui Huang, and Lina Zhang
by Suqing Wang, Lu Xia, Le Yu, Lei Zhang, Haihui Wang, and Xiong Wen (David) Lou
by Wu-Qiang Wu, Fuzhi Huang, Dehong Chen, Yi-Bing Cheng, Rachel A. Caruso