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Volume 2, Number 4 (December 2013) pp. 255-342

A Special Issue on Photovoltaics, Solar Energy Materials and Technologies
Guest Editors: Gerardo S. Contreras-Puente and Gerko Oskam
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 255-256 (2013)
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Optical Properties of Sensitized Zinc Oxide Nanorods Electrochemically Prepared
C. J. Pereyra, R. E. Marotti, G. Guerguerian, F. Elhordoy, L. Campo, L. I. Amy, D. L. Gau, F. Martín, D. Leinen,
J. R. Ramos-Barrado, and E. A. Dalchiele

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 257-269 (2013)
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Performance of Porous, Nanocolumnar ZnO Electrodes Obtained at Low Temperature by Plasma-Enhanced
Chemical Vapor Deposition in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

A. G. Vega-Poot, M. Macias-Montero, A. Barranco, A. Borras, A. R. Gonzalez-Elipe, G. Oskam, and J. A. Anta
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 270-276 (2013)
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Preparation and Characterization of Rare-Earth Doped Zinc Oxide Thin Films
A. Elfakir, A. Tiburcio Silver, I. Soumahoro, A. Belayachi, A. Douayar, and M. Abd-Lefdil
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 277-279 (2013)
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Influence of TiO2 Film Thickness on the Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Relation Between Optimum
Film Thickness and Electron Diffusion Length

Renán Escalante, Rodrigo García-Rodríguez, Beatriz E. Heredia-Cervera, Miguel A. Aguilar-Frutis, Nikté Gómez-Ortíz,
Julio Villanueva-Cab, and Gerko Oskam

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 280-286 (2013)
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Morphological and Optical Studies of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Deposited by Spin Coating on Various Substrates
Wafa Naffouti, Ahmed Mehdi, Tarek Ben Nasr, and Najoua Kamoun-Turki
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 287-290 (2013)
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Laser Scribing of SnO2:F Thin Films with a 532 nm Nd:YAG Pulsed Laser for Photovoltaic Applications
D. Jimenez-Olarte, O. Vigil-Galan, and G. Contreras-Puente
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 291-293 (2013)
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Thermally Stimulated Current in Sprayed Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films
Maykel Courel, O. Vigil-Galán, D. Jiménez-Olarte, M. Espindola-Rodriguez, and E. Saucedo
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 294-298 (2013)
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Using Thin Films of Rutile-Phase TiO2 Nanoparticles as Photoactive Material in Metal-Semiconductor Structures
with Low Thermal Processing

Joel Molina, Carlos Zuniga, Eunice Mendoza, Jose-Luis Sanchez-Salas, Edmundo Gutierrez, and Erick R. Bandala
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 299-306 (2013)
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Preparation and Characterization of Photocatalytic TiO2 Coatings on Glass Substrates
E. Ramírez-Morales, G. Pérez Hernández, J. Pantoja-Enriquez, A. S. López-Rodríguez, P. Sifuentes-Gallardo,
M. A. Hernández-Rivera, M. G. Garnica-Romo, C. Ricardez-Jiménez, and L. L. Díaz-Flores

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 307-310 (2013)
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Theoretical Study of Current Density Behavior in ZnO/InGaN/GaN Solar Cell Heterostructures
M. Alonso-Rodríguez, A. Del Ángel-Lara, J. Hernández-Torres, L. García-González, T. Hernández-Quiroz, M. López-López,
G. Contreras-Puente, G. Santana-Rodríguez, R. Mendoza-Pérez, and L. Zamora-Peredo

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 311-314 (2013)
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Effects of Capping and Intrinsic Layers on Current Density in PIN and NIP GaN/InGaN/GaN Solar Cells
A. Del Ángel-Lara, M. Alonso-Rodríguez, T. Hernandez-Quiroz, J. Hernández-Torres, L. García-González, M. López-López,
G. Contreras-Puente, G. Santana-Rodrígez, R. Mendoza-Pérez, and L. Zamora-Peredo

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 315-319 (2013)
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Bi-Layers Front Contacts Deposition for Solar Cells with Superstrate Structure from Commercial Conducting Glass
Osvaldo Vigil-Galán, Daniel Jiménez-Olarte, Gerardo Contreras-Puente, and Maykel Courel-Piedrahita
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 320-325 (2013)
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Low Cost Solarimetric Station with Solar Resource Calculation Based on Arduino Microcontroller and Web Platform
Oscar H. Salinas, P. J. Sebastian, Angel Estrada, and Martha E. Luna Ortíz
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 326-330 (2013)
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Table of Contents to Volume 2, Numbers 1-4, 2013
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 331-333 (2013)
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Author Index to Volume 2, Numbers 1-4, 2013
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 334-339 (2013)
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Subject Index to Volume 2, Numbers 1-4, 2013
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 340-342 (2013)
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Volume 2, Number 3 (September 2013) pp. 171-253

Comparative Study of Vapor Pressure Prediction Methods for Alcohol-Gasoline Blends
Muhammad Muneeb Anwar, Faheem A. Sheikh, and Hern Kim
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 171-175 (2013)
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Graphene-Like-Nanocarbon-Polyaniline Composite as Supercapacitor
Anupama Joshi, Arvind Kumar, P. S. Alegaonkar, and Suwarna Datar
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 176-180 (2013)
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Calorimetric Study of Crystallization Kinetics in Glassy Se80Te20 and Se80Te10M10 (M = Cd, In, Sb) Alloys
N. Chandel and N. Mehta
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 181-187 (2013)
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Significant Enhancement in Removal of Methyl Orange from Aqueous Solution in the Presence of
Rhodamine B Using Ag3PO4 Photocatalyst

Liye Li, Mohammed Ashraf Gondal, Jiangbo Sun, Kai Shen, and Xiaofeng Chang
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 188-194 (2013)
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Multi-Walled Carbon-Nanotube Based Flexible Piezoelectric Films with Graphene Monolayers
Sankha Banerjee, Rajesh Kappera, K. A. Cook-Chennault, and Manish Chhowalla
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 195-202 (2013)
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Preparation, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of ZnO and Mn Doped ZnO Nanoparticles
Sushil Kumar Kansal and Prerna
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 203-207 (2013)
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Photocatalytic Study of a Xanthene Dye Derivative, Phloxine B in Aqueous Suspension of TiO2:
Adsorption Isotherm and Decolourization Kinetics

Niyaz A. Mir, A. Khan, K. Umar, and M. Muneer
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 208-216 (2013)
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Enhancement the Conversion Efficiency of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Novel Ca-Doped
TiO2 Nanofibers

Moaaed Motlak, Nasser A. M. Barakat, M. Shaheer Akhtar, A. M. Hamza, Ahmed Taha, O-Bong Yang, and
Hak Yong Kim

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 217-221 (2013)
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Electrical and Optical Transient Behavior of n-GaN Metal-Semiconductor-Metal (MSM) Photodetector
Z. Muhammad, T. Munir, and S. Naseem
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 222-226 (2013)
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Fabrication, Characterization and Photoconducting Behaviour of Mesoporous ZnO, TiO2 and TiO2/ZnO
Bilayer System: Comparative Study

Mamta Rani and S. K. Tripathi
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 227-234 (2013)
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Li4Ti5O12 Modified LiMn2O4 Hollow Microspheres as High Rate Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Huaqi Yin, Wei Liu, Mingzhe Gu, Shaomin Ji, and Jun Liu
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 235-239 (2013)
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Methanol Solvothermal Route to Crystallize CeO2 from (NH4)2Ce(NO3)6
Kunfeng Chen and Dongfeng Xue
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 240-243 (2013)
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Electrochemical Oxidation Route to Carbon Nanotubes with Enhanced Pseudocapacitance
Fei Liu and Dongfeng Xue
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 244-246 (2013)
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High Temperature Large Single Crystal Growth System: Controllable Phase Transformation via
Kinetic Strategies

Congting Sun and Dongfeng Xue
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 247-249 (2013)
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Chemical Synthesis of LiMn2O4 and LiMn1.53Ni0.47O3.67 for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes
Kunfeng Chen, Ailaura C. Donahoe, Young Dong Noh, Sridhar Komarneni, Keyan Li, Liqiu Wang, and
Dongfeng Xue

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 250-253 (2013)
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Volume 2, Number 2 (June 2013) pp. 91-170

Current Transportation Mechanism in Schottky Type Solar Cell Fabricated with Quasi Type-II CdSe/CdS
Core/Shell Nanocomposite

Rhituraj Saikia, P. K. Kalita, and P. Datta
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 91-96 (2013)
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Hydrogen Storage on Al10Li8 Cluster and Its Assembled Materials
Yanqi Wu, Yantao Pang, Gang Chen, H. Mizuseki, and Y. Kawazoe
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 97-100 (2013)
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Glutathione Coated Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: A Promising Material for Pesticide Detection
Amit Kumar, Sumitra Arora, Navin Mogha, Salem S. Al-Deyab, Z. A. Ansari, and S. G. Ansari
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 101-107 (2013)
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Facile Preparation of Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanotubes as Anode for High Performance Lithium Ion Batteries
Bin Yao, Zhaojun Ding, Jinkui Feng, Jianxin Zhang, Yun Tian, and Longwei Yin
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 108-111 (2013)
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Electrochemical Properties and Electrochromic Behaviors of the Sol-Gel Derived Tungsten Trioxide Thin Films
Huige Wei, Xingru Yan, Qiang Wang, Shijie Wu, Yuanbing Mao, Zhiping Luo, Haoran Chen, Luyi Sun, Suying Wei,
and Zhanhu Guo

Energy Environ. Focus 2, 112-120 (2013)
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Dehydrogenation Behavior of NbF5, NbCl5, and Nb2O5 Catalyzed NaAlH4
Sami Ullah Rather and Jae Hyeok Shim
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 121-125 (2013)
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Humidity Sensor Based on Synthesized WO3-SnO2 Nanocomposites
Akash Roy, N. K. Pandey, Vandana Shakya, and Alok Kumar
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 126-132 (2013)
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Enhancement of Mass Transfer Rate and Diminution of the Power Consumption of Copper Cementation
Using Electromagnetic Field

O. A. Fadali, E. E. Ebrahiem, T. E. Farrag, M. S. Mahmoud, M. Obaid, and A. M. Nasser Barakat
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 133-138 (2013)
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Kinetics of Dye Destruction Using Electrochemically Synthesized Sunlight Active N-Doped and
C and N Co-Doped TiO2 Nanotubular Photocatalysts

Rajini P. Antony, Tom Mathews, Jobha A. Johnson, D. Nandagopala Krishna, S. Dash, and A. K. Tyagi
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 139-148 (2013)
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Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Alumina Composite: Synthesis, Characterization and Its Promising
Application for Ammonia Detection

Sakshi Sharma, Shahir Hussain, K. Sengupta, and S. S. Islam
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 149-156 (2013)
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NO2 Gas Sensing Properties of In2O3 Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed D.C Magnetron Sputtering Technique
Nisha R., K. N. Madhusoodanan, Sreejith Karthikeyan, Arthur E. Hill, and Richard D. Pilkington
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 157-162 (2013)
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Synthesis and Characterization of Titania Nanoparticles for the Photocatalytic Degradation of 2-Chlorophenol
S. K. Kansal and N. Kaur
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 163-167 (2013)
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Rapid Route to CeO2 Nanoparticles from (NH4)2Ce(NO3)6
Kunfeng Chen and Dongfeng Xue
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 168-170 (2013)
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Volume 2, Number 1 (March 2013) pp. 1-89

Colloidal Heterostructured Nanocrystals for Solar Energy Conversion Applications
Xinheng LI, Longzhu Zhang, Huanling Song, and Lingjun Chou
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 1-17 (2013)
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Organosilane Surfactant-Directed Synthesis of Mesoporous Zeolites
Hongchuan Xin, Xiangping Li, Lei Chen, Yan Huang, Guiru Zhu, and Xuebing Li
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 18-40 (2013)
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Microwave-Hydrothermal Synthesis of Mn3O4 as Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries and

Kunfeng Chen, Young Dong Noh, Shudong Lin, Jun Liu, Yichun Zhou, Sridhar Komarneni, and Dongfeng Xue
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 41-45 (2013)
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X-Ray Crystallography and Thermolysis of Halide Salts of 2,4,6-Trimethylaniline, Part: 90
M. Kapoor, P. Srivastava, I. P. S. Kapoor, G. Singh, and Roland Fröhlich
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 46-50 (2013)
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Synthesis of K2 - xMn8O16 Nanowires for Swift Removal of Congo Red
Junshu Wu, Hongyi Li, and Jinshu Wang
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 51-56 (2013)
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Nanostructured LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Thin Films Prepared by Low-Temperature Pulsed Laser Deposition
for Microbatteries

Hui Xia, Yadong Wang, and Li Lu
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 57-62 (2013)
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Facile Synthesis of FeSn2 Alloy Nanoparticles as Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Yanling Wan, Jun Liu, Chunping Liu, Shaomin Ji, and Yichun Zhou
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 63-67 (2013)
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Synthesis of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Nano- and Micropolyhedra via Sol-Gel Method and Their Application for
Li-Ion Batteries

Wei Liu, Jun Liu, Yanling Wan, Shaomin Ji, and Yichun Zhou
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 68-72 (2013)
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Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Visible Light Induced Ni-Doped TiO2
M. M. Haque, A. Khan, K. Umar, Niyaz A. Mir, M. Muneer, T. Harada, and M. Matsumura
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 73-78 (2013)
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Hierarchical m-BiVO4 Microdendrites: Hydrothermal Template-Free Crystallization and Their Primary
Visible-Light Photocatalyst Application

Jian Wang, Jun Liu, Hongbo Xu, Shaomin Ji, Jing Wang, and Xiaoxi Tian
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 79-84 (2013)
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Nanoindentation Studies of Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy Grown Ge/Si Heterostructures
P. Joice Sophia, D. Arivuoli, G. Attolini, M. Bosi, E. Buffagni, C. Ferrari, and F. Rossi
Energy Environ. Focus 2, 85-89 (2013)
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