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Theories, Mechanisms, Materials and Devices for Solar Energy Conversion

This ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Special Issue highlights recent chemistry and engineering research advances in solar fuels and solar cells, mainly contributed by participants of the  6th International Symposium on Solar Fuels and Solar Cells. We hope that this VSI will inspire researchers in the field of solar fuels and solar cells and expedite the development of novel strategies, materials, and devices for efficient conversion of sunlight into chemical energy and electricity, thereby transitioning into a more sustainable society in the future.

Read the Editorial by Hongxian Han (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Associate Editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

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Strategies for Modifying TiO2 Based Electron Transport Layers to Boost Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 5, 4586-4618
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06580
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Green Anti-solvent Processed Efficient Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 4, 4343-4350
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06190
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Explaining the Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Behavior of Highly Ordered TiO2 Nanotube Arrays: Anatase/Rutile Phase Junction
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 5, 5274-5282
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06219
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Biomass Nanomicelles Assist Conjugated Polymers/Pt Cocatalysts To Achieve High Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 4, 4128-4135
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05637
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H2O2 Treated CdS with Enhanced Activity and Improved Stability by a Weak Negative Bias for CO2 Photoelectrocatalytic Reduction
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 4, 4325-4334
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06144
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Selective Photocatalytic Oxidation of Low Concentration Methane over Graphitic Carbon Nitride-Decorated Tungsten Bronze Cesium
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 4, 4382-4389
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06270
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One-Step Photochemical Synthesis of Transition Metal–Graphene Hybrid for Electrocatalysis
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 4, 4112-4118
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05607
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Dual Tuning of Ultrathin α-Co(OH)2 Nanosheets by Solvent Engineering and Coordination Competition for Efficient Oxygen Evolution
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 3, 3527-3535
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05770
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Supramolecular Photocatalyst with a Rh(III)-Complex Catalyst Unit for CO2 Reduction
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2, 2648-2657
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05728
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Solar–Wind–Bio Ecosystem for Biomass Cascade Utilization with Multigeneration of Formic Acid, Hydrogen, and Graphene
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2, 2558-2568
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05546
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Amorphous Carbon Nitride as a Robust Photocatalyst for Biocatalytic Solar-to-Chemical Conversion
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2, 2545-2552
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05487
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Co Nanoparticles Decorated with Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Boosting Photocatalytic Water Splitting
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 1, 1753-1759
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05632
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Cobalt Phosphide Nanowire Arrays on Conductive Substrate as an Efficient Bifunctional Catalyst for Overall Water Splitting
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2, 2360-2369
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05137
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Vanadium Oxide Post-Treatment for Enhanced Photovoltage of Printable Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2, 2619-2625
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05653
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Defective g-C3N4 Prepared by the NaBH4 Reduction for High-Performance H2 Production
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2, 2343-2349
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05124
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Hybrid Microwave Annealing for Fabrication of More Efficient Semiconductor Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 1, 944-949
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04562
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Bandgap Engineering of Dual Acceptor-Containing Naphthalene Diimide Polymers for All-Polymer Solar Cells
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 12, 16005-16010
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05021
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Engineering Surface Wettability of Reduced Graphene Oxide To Realize Efficient Interfacial Photocatalytic Benzene Hydroxylation in Water
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 11, 15682-15687
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04175
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Visible-Light-Induced Nanoparticle Assembly for Effective Hydrogen Photogeneration
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 7, 7286-7293
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00347
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General Review on the Components and Parameters of Photoelectrochemical System for CO2 Reduction with in Situ Analysis
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 8, 7431-7455
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06303
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Optically Transparent Wood Substrate for Perovskite Solar Cells
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 6, 6061-6067
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06248
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Acidic Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 Using Nickel Nitride on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube as Selective Catalyst
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 6, 6106-6112
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06278
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Critical Assessment of the Electrocatalytic Activity of Vanadium and Niobium Nitrides toward Dinitrogen Reduction to Ammonia
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 7, 6839-6850
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06163
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Alkali Treatment for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation on Hematite Photoanode
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 5, 5420-5429
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06465
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Role of Na and Ca as Isovalent Dopants in Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 6, 5792-5800
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05348
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Integration of Molybdenum-Doped, Hydrogen-Annealed BiVO4 with Silicon Microwires for Photoelectrochemical Applications
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 5, 5034-5044
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05756
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Rapid Flame-Annealed CuFe2O4 as Efficient Photocathode for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 6, 5867-5874
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05824
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Single-Atom Catalysts for Photocatalytic Reactions
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 7, 6430-6443
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06273
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Effects of Coapplication of Rh-Doping and Ag-Substitution on the Band Structure of Li2TiO3 and the Photocatalytic Property
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 11, 9881-9887
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00513
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Design Principles for Construction of Charge Transport Channels in Particle-Assembled Water-Splitting Photoelectrodes
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 12, 10509-10515
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01067

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