Our special review series, Excellence in Energy, has now been running in Advanced Energy Materials for two years, providing a critical summary and analysis of the true state-of-the-art of energy research across the globe.
Contributions to this invited-only series come from the top scientists working in the hottest energy fields, such as David Lou, Arumugam Manthiram, Yu-Guo Guo, Yongfang Li, Peter H. L. Notten, Yang Yang, M. K. Nazeeruddin, Yanfa Yan, Shi Zhang Qiao, and Jaephil Cho.
These free-to-read reviews cover diverse topics such as batteries, solar cells, nanogenerators, and all of the relevant materials and systems under study for energy generation, conversion, and storage. They consider experimental and theoretical studies, and some reviews focus on providing an outlook on the commercial potential of these technologies.
I wanted to share with you a few of the most recent additions to the series, but I had trouble narrowing down which ones: my shortlist hit 15 before I cut it down to the following four. I urge you to take advantage of these excellent contributions to support your own research-
Quantifying the Volumetric Performance Metrics of Supercapacitors – by Hui-Ming Chen and co-workers
Direct Electricity Generation Mediated by Molecular Interactions with Low Dimensional Carbon Materials—A Mechanistic Perspective – by Michael S. Strano and co-workers
Photoelectrocatalytic Materials for Solar Water Splitting – by Can Li and co-workers
Device Physics of Hybrid Perovskite Solar cells: Theory and Experiment – by Juan Bisquert and co-workers