Take a look at the great cover images from the March issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.
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.
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:
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
by Shaoqing Zhang, Long Ye, Jianhui Hou
by Zaiyu Wang, Yajie Zhang, Jianqi Zhang, Zhixiang Wei, Wei Ma
by Lele Peng, Yue Zhu, Dahong Chen, Rodney S. Ruoff, Guihua Yu
by Kyusung Park, Byeong-Chul Yu, John B. Goodenough