Energy & Environmental Science

(The TQCC of Energy & Environmental Science is 45. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Transition metal-based bimetallic MOFs and MOF-derived catalysts for electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction404
Guidelines for performing lignin-first biorefining397
Potassium-ion batteries: outlook on present and future technologies375
An artificial hybrid interphase for an ultrahigh-rate and practical lithium metal anode355
Untangling the respective effects of heteroatom-doped carbon materials in batteries, supercapacitors and the ORR to design high performance materials329
Manipulating the D:A interfacial energetics and intermolecular packing for 19.2% efficiency organic photovoltaics298
Regulation methods for the Zn/electrolyte interphase and the effectiveness evaluation in aqueous Zn-ion batteries295
Enabling large-scale hydrogen storage in porous media – the scientific challenges291
Unraveling the dual defect sites in graphite carbon nitride for ultra-high photocatalytic H2O2 evolution285
Strategies of regulating Zn2+solvation structures for dendrite-free and side reaction-suppressed zinc-ion batteries284
In situ built interphase with high interface energy and fast kinetics for high performance Zn metal anodes282
Solar fuels: research and development strategies to accelerate photocatalytic CO2 conversion into hydrocarbon fuels280
Bio-inspired design of anin situmultifunctional polymeric solid–electrolyte interphase for Zn metal anode cycling at 30 mA cm−2and 30 mA h cm−2271
Strategies to suppress hydrogen evolution for highly selective electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction: challenges and perspectives262
High-entropy energy materials: challenges and new opportunities256
Recent progress in tin-based perovskite solar cells243
Lessons learned from spiro-OMeTAD and PTAA in perovskite solar cells241
Two-birds-one-stone: multifunctional supercapacitors beyond traditional energy storage239
Ultra-long-life and highly reversible Zn metal anodes enabled by a desolvation and deanionization interface layer237
A single-site iron catalyst with preoccupied active centers that achieves selective ammonia electrosynthesis from nitrate232
Comprehensive understanding of the roles of water molecules in aqueous Zn-ion batteries: from electrolytes to electrode materials231
Gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) for electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and dinitrogen to value-added products: a review230
Reducing the thickness of solid-state electrolyte membranes for high-energy lithium batteries225
Environmental impacts, pollution sources and pathways of spent lithium-ion batteries223
Sodium transition metal oxides: the preferred cathode choice for future sodium-ion batteries?216
Recent advances in ion selectivity with capacitive deionization207
Perfecting electrocatalystsviaimperfections: towards the large-scale deployment of water electrolysis technology203
Durability of anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers202
Electrochemical carbon dioxide capture to close the carbon cycle199
Re-examining rates of lithium-ion battery technology improvement and cost decline199
Covalent organic framework-based materials for energy applications197
Non-carbon-supported single-atom site catalysts for electrocatalysis195
Machine learning for high performance organic solar cells: current scenario and future prospects191
Concentrated dual-cation electrolyte strategy for aqueous zinc-ion batteries191
Pd doping-weakened intermediate adsorption to promote electrocatalytic nitrate reduction on TiO2 nanoarrays for ammonia production and energy supply with zinc–nitrate batteries190
All-solid-state lithium batteries enabled by sulfide electrolytes: from fundamental research to practical engineering design189
Atomic heterointerface engineering overcomes the activity limitation of electrocatalysts and promises highly-efficient alkaline water splitting189
Recent advances and perspectives on thin electrolytes for high-energy-density solid-state lithium batteries188
A review on the stability of inorganic metal halide perovskites: challenges and opportunities for stable solar cells185
Noble-metal single-atoms in thermocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis184
Recent advances in innovative strategies for the CO2 electroreduction reaction184
Realizing 6.7 wt% reversible storage of hydrogen at ambient temperature with non-confined ultrafine magnesium hydrides179
Polyoxometalates (POMs): from electroactive clusters to energy materials175
Recent progress in electrochemical synthesis of ammonia from nitrogen: strategies to improve the catalytic activity and selectivity175
Regulating the oxidation state of nanomaterials for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction174
Emerging dynamic structure of electrocatalysts unveiled byin situX-ray diffraction/absorption spectroscopy174
Seawater electrolysis for hydrogen production: a solution looking for a problem?174
Two birds with one stone: dual grain-boundary and interface passivation enables >22% efficient inverted methylammonium-free perovskite solar cells173
Phase change material-integrated latent heat storage systems for sustainable energy solutions173
Lattice oxygen redox chemistry in solid-state electrocatalysts for water oxidation171
Gram-scale synthesis of carbon quantum dots with a large Stokes shift for the fabrication of eco-friendly and high-efficiency luminescent solar concentrators170
Battery cost forecasting: a review of methods and results with an outlook to 2050169
Tuning metal single atoms embedded in NxCy moieties toward high-performance electrocatalysis167
Reducing cobalt from lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle era166
Pyrolyzed M–Nx catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction: progress and prospects166
Power generation for wearable systems166
The high open-circuit voltage of perovskite solar cells: a review164
Ultrahigh solar-driven atmospheric water production enabled by scalable rapid-cycling water harvester with vertically aligned nanocomposite sorbent162
Additive-induced miscibility regulation and hierarchical morphology enable 17.5% binary organic solar cells162
Pushing commercialization of perovskite solar cells by improving their intrinsic stability161
Decoupled electrochemical water-splitting systems: a review and perspective160
Hard carbon for sodium storage: mechanism and optimization strategies toward commercialization160
Direct air capture: process technology, techno-economic and socio-political challenges159
Passivation and process engineering approaches of halide perovskite films for high efficiency and stability perovskite solar cells158
Interlayers for non-fullerene based polymer solar cells: distinctive features and challenges157
Sulfur-assisted large-scale synthesis of graphene microspheres for superior potassium-ion batteries157
A hybrid plasma electrocatalytic process for sustainable ammonia production156
Atomically dispersed single iron sites for promoting Pt and Pt3Co fuel cell catalysts: performance and durability improvements156
High-temperature polyimide dielectric materials for energy storage: theory, design, preparation and properties155
Deciphering the alternating synergy between interlayer Pt single-atom and NiFe layered double hydroxide for overall water splitting154
Local spin-state tuning of cobalt–iron selenide nanoframes for the boosted oxygen evolution154
Challenges in the use of hydrogen for maritime applications154
Toward commercial-level mass-loading electrodes for supercapacitors: opportunities, challenges and perspectives154
Fine-tuning of side-chain orientations on nonfullerene acceptors enables organic solar cells with 17.7% efficiency153
Optimized carrier extraction at interfaces for 23.6% efficient tin–lead perovskite solar cells153
Biomass-based materials for green lithium secondary batteries152
A flame-retardant polymer electrolyte for high performance lithium metal batteries with an expanded operation temperature151
Interfacial electronic coupling of ultrathin transition-metal hydroxide nanosheets with layered MXenes as a new prototype for platinum-like hydrogen evolution150
Nitrate reduction to ammonium: from CuO defect engineering to waste NOx-to-NH3economic feasibility150
Palladium alloys used as electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction149
Can sustainable ammonia synthesis pathways compete with fossil-fuel based Haber–Bosch processes?149
Strategies towards enabling lithium metal in batteries: interphases and electrodes149
Development of encapsulation strategies towards the commercialization of perovskite solar cells147
Spontaneous interface engineering for dopant-free poly(3-hexylthiophene) perovskite solar cells with efficiency over 24%147
Liquid metal batteries for future energy storage146
PEM Fuel cell and electrolysis cell technologies and hydrogen infrastructure development – a review146
High-performance anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers with a current density of 7.68 A cm−2 and a durability of 1000 hours146
22.8%-Efficient single-crystal mixed-cation inverted perovskite solar cells with a near-optimal bandgap145
Is direct seawater splitting economically meaningful?145
Liquid electrolyte development for low-temperature lithium-ion batteries143
Progress and prospects of the morphology of non-fullerene acceptor based high-efficiency organic solar cells143
Recent progress on pristine metal/covalent-organic frameworks and their composites for lithium–sulfur batteries143
Grafted MXene/polymer electrolyte for high performance solid zinc batteries with enhanced shelf life at low/high temperatures143
Heterogeneous catalysts for CO2hydrogenation to formic acid/formate: from nanoscale to single atom142
Amination strategy to boost the CO2 electroreduction current density of M–N/C single-atom catalysts to the industrial application level141
Foldable potassium-ion batteries enabled by free-standing and flexible SnS2@C nanofibers139
Natural gas hydrate resources and hydrate technologies: a review and analysis of the associated energy and global warming challenges138
A pH-universal ORR catalyst with single-atom iron sites derived from a double-layer MOF for superior flexible quasi-solid-state rechargeable Zn–air batteries138
Identifying the origin of the Voc deficit of kesterite solar cells from the two grain growth mechanisms induced by Sn2+ and Sn4+ precursors in DMSO solution138
Fiber-based thermoelectrics for solid, portable, and wearable electronics138
Reaction intermediate-mediated electrocatalyst synthesis favors specified facet and defect exposure for efficient nitrate–ammonia conversion136
Passive, high-efficiency thermally-localized solar desalination136
In situpolymerization process: an essential design tool for lithium polymer batteries135
Gradient fluorinated alloy to enable highly reversible Zn-metal anode chemistry134
Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review134
A progressive nucleation mechanism enables stable zinc stripping–plating behavior133
Electrochemical energy storage devices working in extreme conditions133
Carrier grain boundary scattering in thermoelectric materials132
Navigating fast and uniform zinc deposition via a versatile metal–organic complex interphase129
A durable half-metallic diatomic catalyst for efficient oxygen reduction126
Sustainable off-grid desalination of hypersaline waters using Janus wood evaporators124
Activating the I0/I+ redox couple in an aqueous I2–Zn battery to achieve a high voltage plateau124
Rational compatibility in a ternary matrix enables all-small-molecule organic solar cells with over 16% efficiency123
N-Bridged Co–N–Ni: new bimetallic sites for promoting electrochemical CO2 reduction122
Atomically dispersed nonmagnetic electron traps improve oxygen reduction activity of perovskite oxides122
Advancing photoreforming of organics: highlights on photocatalyst and system designs for selective oxidation reactions121
Engineering a self-adaptive electric double layer on both electrodes for high-performance zinc metal batteries121
Large-scale hydrogen production via water electrolysis: a techno-economic and environmental assessment120
Elucidating the activity, mechanism and application of selective electrosynthesis of ammonia from nitrate on cobalt phosphide119
The origin of capacity fluctuation and rescue of dead Mn-based Zn–ion batteries: a Mn-based competitive capacity evolution protocol118
Approaching a high-rate and sustainable production of hydrogen peroxide: oxygen reduction on Co–N–C single-atom electrocatalysts in simulated seawater118
Principles of interlayer-spacing regulation of layered vanadium phosphates for superior zinc-ion batteries118
Perspective on the hydrogen economy as a pathway to reach net-zero CO2emissions in Europe117
High-throughput large-area vacuum deposition for high-performance formamidine-based perovskite solar cells117
Fe1N4–O1 site with axial Fe–O coordination for highly selective CO2 reduction over a wide potential range117
Janus-interface engineering boosting solar steam towards high-efficiency water collection115
Tuning halide perovskite energy levels115
Engineering a conductive network of atomically thin bismuthene with rich defects enables CO2 reduction to formate with industry-compatible current densities and stability115
Highly selective electroreduction of N2 and CO2 to urea over artificial frustrated Lewis pairs115
A facile strategy for third-component selection in non-fullerene acceptor-based ternary organic solar cells114
Challenges and advances in wide-temperature rechargeable lithium batteries114
Modulation of perovskite crystallization processes towards highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells with MXene quantum dot-modified SnO2113
17% efficiency all-small-molecule organic solar cells enabled by nanoscale phase separation with a hierarchical branched structure113
Stabilized hydroxide-mediated nickel-based electrocatalysts for high-current-density hydrogen evolution in alkaline media112
Stretchable supercapacitor at −30 °C112
Depth-dependent defect manipulation in perovskites for high-performance solar cells110
Enabling storage and utilization of low-carbon electricity: power to formic acid110
First-row transition metal-based materials derived from bimetallic metal–organic frameworks as highly efficient electrocatalysts for electrochemical water splitting110
Covalent grafting of molecular photosensitizer and catalyst on MOF-808: effect of pore confinement toward visible light-driven CO2 reduction in water109
Tissue-derived carbon microbelt paper: a high-initial-coulombic-efficiency and low-discharge-platform K+-storage anode for 4.5 V hybrid capacitors109
A relaxor ferroelectric polymer with an ultrahigh dielectric constant largely promotes the dissociation of lithium salts to achieve high ionic conductivity109
Wide-bandgap organic–inorganic hybrid and all-inorganic perovskite solar cells and their application in all-perovskite tandem solar cells108
Review and outlook on high-entropy alloys for hydrogen storage105
Photocatalytic and electrocatalytic transformations of C1 molecules involving C–C coupling105
A high-entropy atomic environment converts inactive to active sites for electrocatalysis103
Toward practical lithium-ion battery recycling: adding value, tackling circularity and recycling-oriented design103
Electrochemistry and energy conversion features of protonic ceramic cells with mixed ionic-electronic electrolytes102
Single atoms meet metal–organic frameworks: collaborative efforts for efficient photocatalysis102
Make it stereoscopic: interfacial design for full-temperature adaptive flexible zinc–air batteries102
Achieving highly efficient all-polymer solar cells by green-solvent-processing under ambient atmosphere101
An anticorrosive zinc metal anode with ultra-long cycle life over one year101
Integration of redox cocatalysts for artificial photosynthesis100
Understanding the perovskite/self-assembled selective contact interface for ultra-stable and highly efficient p–i–n perovskite solar cells98
Boosted charge extraction of NbOx-enveloped SnO2 nanocrystals enables 24% efficient planar perovskite solar cells98
Assessment of carbon dioxide removal potential via BECCS in a carbon-neutral Europe98
Carbon-coated WS2 nanosheets supported on carbon nanofibers for high-rate potassium-ion capacitors98
Towards high-areal-capacity aqueous zinc–manganese batteries: promoting MnO2 dissolution by redox mediators97
Building a stable cationic molecule/electrode interface for highly efficient and durable CO2 reduction at an industrially relevant current97
Intercalation of organics into layered structures enables superior interface compatibility and fast charge diffusion for dendrite-free Zn anodes97
Molecular engineering of carbonyl organic electrodes for rechargeable metal-ion batteries: fundamentals, recent advances, and challenges97
Techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment of a biorefinery utilizing reductive catalytic fractionation97
Laboratory protocols for measuring and reporting the performance of luminescent solar concentrators96
Boosting water decomposition by sulfur vacancies for efficient CO2 photoreduction96
High-performance ammonia oxidation catalysts for anion-exchange membrane direct ammonia fuel cells96
Small molecule-based supramolecular-polymer double-network hydrogel electrolytes for ultra-stretchable and waterproof Zn–air batteries working from −50 to 100 °C96
Design considerations for multi-terawatt scale manufacturing of existing and future photovoltaic technologies: challenges and opportunities related to silver, indium and bismuth consumption94
Flexible-spacer incorporated polymer donors enable superior blend miscibility for high-performance and mechanically-robust polymer solar cells94
The rapid self-reconstruction of Fe-modified Ni hydroxysulfide for efficient and stable large-current-density water/seawater oxidation94
Atomically dispersed single Ni site catalysts for high-efficiency CO2 electroreduction at industrial-level current densities93
Continuous electrical pumping membrane process for seawater lithium mining93
A nonflammable electrolyte for ultrahigh-voltage (4.8 V-class) Li||NCM811 cells with a wide temperature range of 100 °C93
Chemical stability of sulfide solid-state electrolytes: stability toward humid air and compatibility with solvents and binders93
Bifunctional single-molecular heterojunction enables completely selective CO2-to-CO conversion integrated with oxidative 3D nano-polymerization93
Surface matrix curing of inorganic CsPbI3 perovskite quantum dots for solar cells with efficiency over 16%92
15.8% efficiency binary all-small-molecule organic solar cells enabled by a selenophene substituted sematic liquid crystalline donor92
Increased residual lithium compounds guided design for green recycling of spent lithium-ion cathodes92
Hydrogen liquefaction: a review of the fundamental physics, engineering practice and future opportunities92
High efficiency GeTe-based materials and modules for thermoelectric power generation92
Emerging perovskite quantum dot solar cells: feasible approaches to boost performance91
From the Birkeland–Eyde process towards energy-efficient plasma-based NOX synthesis: a techno-economic analysis91
Extraordinary role of Zn in enhancing thermoelectric performance of Ga-doped n-type PbTe91
Electro-chemo-mechanics of lithium in solid state lithium metal batteries90
Operando X-ray spectroscopy visualizing the chameleon-like structural reconstruction on an oxygen evolution electrocatalyst90
A self-regulated gradient interphase for dendrite-free solid-state Li batteries89
Non-fullerene acceptors with hetero-dihalogenated terminals induce significant difference in single crystallography and enable binary organic solar cells with 17.5% efficiency89
Zinc/selenium conversion battery: a system highly compatible with both organic and aqueous electrolytes88
Harnessing the power of machine learning for carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) – a state-of-the-art review87
Engineering electrocatalyst nanosurfaces to enrich the activity by inducing lattice strain87
C–F-rich oil drop as a non-expendable fluid interface modifier with low surface energy to stabilize a Li metal anode87
Dynamics and control of active sites in hierarchically nanostructured cobalt phosphide/chalcogenide-based electrocatalysts for water splitting87
Solution-processed perovskite thin-films: the journey from lab- to large-scale solar cells87
Multifunctional SEI-like structure coating stabilizing Zn anodes at a large current and capacity86
Star-polymer multidentate-cross-linking strategy for superior operational stability of inverted perovskite solar cells at high efficiency86
Key roles of surface Fe sites and Sr vacancies in the perovskite for an efficient oxygen evolution reactionvialattice oxygen oxidation86
Tailoring the linking patterns of polypyrene cathodes for high-performance aqueous Zn dual-ion batteries86
An asymmetric wide-bandgap acceptor simultaneously enabling highly efficient single-junction and tandem organic solar cells84
A solution to break the salt barrier for high-rate sustainable solar desalination84
Constructing an n/n+ homojunction in a monolithic perovskite film for boosting charge collection in inverted perovskite photovoltaics84
Electronic interaction between transition metal single-atoms and anatase TiO2 boosts CO2 photoreduction with H2O83
An organometal halide perovskite supported Pt single-atom photocatalyst for H2 evolution83
Human body IoT systems based on the triboelectrification effect: energy harvesting, sensing, interfacing and communication83
Highly active ruthenium sites stabilized by modulating electron-feeding for sustainable acidic oxygen-evolution electrocatalysis83
A tailored electrolyte for safe and durable potassium ion batteries83
Knocking down the kinetic barriers towards fast-charging and low-temperature sodium metal batteries82
Toward low-cost biological and hybrid biological/catalytic conversion of cellulosic biomass to fuels82
Heterojunction-redox catalysts of FexCoyMg10CaO for high-temperature CO2 capture and in situ conversion in the context of green manufacturing82
In situandex situinvestigations on ternary strategy and co-solvent effects towards high-efficiency organic solar cells81
Emerging strategies for steering orientational deposition toward high-performance Zn metal anodes81
Nano-geometric deformation and synergistic Co nanoparticles—Co-N4 composite sites for proton exchange membrane fuel cells81
Ternary strategy enabling high-efficiency rigid and flexible organic solar cells with reduced non-radiative voltage loss80
Stabilizing electrode–electrolyte interfaces to realize high-voltage Li||LiCoO2 batteries by a sulfonamide-based electrolyte80
Electrolyte design implications of ion-pairing in low-temperature Li metal batteries80
Breaking the symmetry of single-atom catalysts enables an extremely low energy barrier and high stability for large-current-density water splitting79
Cation ordered Ni-rich layered cathode for ultra-long battery life79
Electrocatalytic water splitting with unprecedentedly low overpotentials by nickel sulfide nanowires stuffed into carbon nitride scabbards78
Engineering the interface between LiCoO2 and Li10GeP2S12 solid electrolytes with an ultrathin Li2CoTi3O8 interlayer to boos78
Stable perovskite solar cells with 25.17% efficiency enabled by improving crystallization and passivating defects synergistically78
In situprecise anchoring of Pt single atoms in spinel Mn3O4for a highly efficient hydrogen evolution reaction77
Eutectic electrolyte based on N-methylacetamide for highly reversible zinc–iodine battery77
Boosting efficient alkaline fresh water and seawater electrolysis via electrochemical reconstruction77
The role of supercritical carbon dioxide for recovery of shale gas and sequestration in gas shale reservoirs76
Ligand-bridged charge extraction and enhanced quantum efficiency enable efficient n–i–p perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells76
Perovskites for protonic ceramic fuel cells: a review76
Charge pumping enabling Co–NC to outperform benchmark Pt catalyst for pH-universal hydrogen evolution reaction75
Highly accessible and dense surface single metal FeN4 active sites for promoting the oxygen reduction reaction74
Ultrafine-grained Ni-rich layered cathode for advanced Li-ion batteries74
Methanol upgrading coupled with hydrogen product at large current density promoted by strong interfacial interactions74
Stretchable negative Poisson's ratio yarn for triboelectric nanogenerator for environmental energy harvesting and self-powered sensor74
Plasma-induced large-area N,Pt-doping and phase engineering of MoS2 nanosheets for alkaline hydrogen evolution73
Discovering ultrahigh loading of single-metal-atoms via surface tensile-strain for unprecedented urea electrolysis73
A universal method for constructing high efficiency organic solar cells with stacked structures73
Role of oxygen-bound reaction intermediates in selective electrochemical CO2 reduction73
High-loaded sub-6 nm Pt1Co1 intermetallic compounds with highly efficient performance expression in PEMFCs72
In situ ion-exchange preparation and topological transformation of trimetal–organic frameworks for efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation72
Band-gap-graded Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 drives highly efficient solar cells71
3.17% efficient Cu2ZnSnS4–BiVO4 integrated tandem cell for standalone overall solar water splitting70
Regulating deposition kinetics via a novel additive-assisted chemical bath deposition technology enables fabrication of 10.57%-efficiency Sb2Se3 solar cells70
The effect of alkyl substitution position of thienyl outer side chains on photovoltaic performance of A–DA′D–A type acceptors69
Design strategies for markedly enhancing energy efficiency in the electrocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction69
Partially reduced Ru/RuO2composites as efficient and pH-universal electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution69
Bi-functional interfaces by poly(ionic liquid) treatment in efficient pin and nip perovskite solar cells69
An anionic regulation mechanism for the structural reconstruction of sulfide electrocatalysts under oxygen evolution conditions68
Proton selective adsorption on Pt–Ni nano-thorn array electrodes for superior hydrogen evolution activity68
Reline deep eutectic solvent as a green electrolyte for electrochemical energy storage applications68
Additive stabilization of SEI on graphite observed using cryo-electron microscopy68
9.7%-efficient Sb2(S,Se)3 solar cells with a dithieno[3,2-b: 2′,3′-d]pyrrole-cored hole transporting material68
Towards Watt-scale hydroelectric energy harvesting by Ti3C2Tx-based transpiration-driven electrokinetic power generators67
Rigorous assessment of CO2 electroreduction products in a flow cell67
A high-performance, durable and low-cost proton exchange membrane electrolyser with stainless steel components67
Engineering nanoreactors for metal–chalcogen batteries67