Journal of The Electrochemical Society (J ELECTROCHEM SOC )

Publisher: Electrochemical Society, Electrochemical Society

Journal description

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES) is the leader in the field of solid-state and electrochemical science and technology. This peer-reviewed journal publishes an average of 400 pages of 60 articles each month. Articles are posted online, with a monthly paper edition following electronic publication. The ECS membership benefits package includes access to the electronic edition of this journal. Papers are selected by a prestigious editorial board and cover the following areas: Batteries and Energy Conversion, Corrosion, Passivation, and Anodic Films, Electrochemical/Chemical Deposition and Etching, Electrochemical Synthesis and Engineering, Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry, Dielectric Science and Materials, Semiconductor Devices, Materials, and Processing, Sensors and Displays: Principles, Materials, and Processing, Solid-State Topics: General, Review Papers in all of the above areas.

Current impact factor: 2.86

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.859
2012 Impact Factor 2.588
2011 Impact Factor 2.59
2010 Impact Factor 2.42
2009 Impact Factor 2.241
2008 Impact Factor 2.437
2007 Impact Factor 2.483
2006 Impact Factor 2.387
2005 Impact Factor 2.19
2004 Impact Factor 2.356
2003 Impact Factor 2.361
2002 Impact Factor 2.33
2001 Impact Factor 2.033
2000 Impact Factor 2.293
1999 Impact Factor 2.598
1998 Impact Factor 2.11
1997 Impact Factor 1.994
1996 Impact Factor 1.91
1995 Impact Factor 2.021
1994 Impact Factor 1.763
1993 Impact Factor 1.746
1992 Impact Factor 1.625

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.59
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.52
Eigenfactor 0.07
Article influence 0.77
Website Journal of the Electrochemical Society website
Other titles Journal of the Electrochemical Society
ISSN 0013-4651
OCLC 1029376
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Electrochemical Society

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):F354-F358.
  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):D129-D135.
  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society 11/2015; 162(2):A3103-A3109.
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    ABSTRACT: Precious-metal-free cathode catalysts have been intensively developed for realization of the widespread use of polymer electrolyte fuel cells, although their activity and durability should be further increased. In this study, a carbonaceous catalyst for the oxygen reduction was formed using phthalonitrile derivatives (PNDs) as the carbon and nitrogen sources, and cobalt chloride as the template and active site sources by heat-treatment at 700◦C. The heat-treatment of the mixture of PNDs and CoCl2 generated Co(0) aggregates or Co2(OH)3Cl depending on the kind of PNDs by the interaction between the PNDs and CoCl2, and the generation of the latter resulted in the development of micropores in the carbonaceous catalysts with the characteristic flaky structure and high oxygen reduction activity. The activity was enhanced by the addition of a small amount of FeCl2. The heat-treatment at 900◦C in addition to the heat-treatment at 700◦C resulted in an improved fuel cell performance. The maximum power densities reached 0.25 and 0.1 W cm–2 under the supplied H2/O2 and H2/air at atmospheric pressure, respectively. The stability of the catalyst was improved by the two-step heat-treatment, which was associated with the local structure change around the metals.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 02/2015; 162(4):442-448.
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    ABSTRACT: Composite proton conducting materials based on cesium dihydrogen phosphate and neodymium phosphate hydrate were prepared and investigated in terms of X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetry, conductivity, stability and fuel cell performance. At 150°C the conductivity was 1.8 × 10−6 S cm−1 for the pristine cesium dihydrogen phosphate and 0.8 × 10−4 S cm−1 for neodymium phosphate hydrate, while that of the composite containing 29 mol% neodymium phosphate and 71 mol% cesium dihydrogen phosphate was 0.4 × 10−2 S cm−1. It was proposed that the interaction between the two components establishes a dynamic hydrogen bonding network enabling efficient proton conduction long before the development of the extensive phase disordering of the superprotonic transition. The presence of thermally stable hydrate water present in neodymium phosphate may also play a role in improving both conductivity and stability of the solid acid. The electromotive force, open circuit voltage and fuel cell performance were measured as demonstration of the material application.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 02/2015; 162(4):F436-F441.
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    ABSTRACT: Supercapacitors are promising devices for energy storage. Being able to measure and predict their performances is a key step in order to optimize them. In the present study, we propose an original methodology to calculate the capacitance of a single nanoporous carbon electrode in contact with an ionic liquid, using molecular dynamics simulations. The results are compared to experimental electrochemical measurements conducted on the same systems at high temperature (close to 100°C). The two approaches are in qualitative agreement and show that, in the case of a butyl-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate electrolyte combined with a carbide-derived carbon with an average pore size of 0.9 nm, the positive electrode capacitance is fairly larger than the negative one.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 02/2015; 162(5):5091.
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    ABSTRACT: A carbon film was electrochemically deposited on 304 stainless steel by reduction of carbonate ions in molten LiCl-KCl-K2CO3. A Cr-O-C interlayer was prepared by a joint process of thermal exposure of the steel in air and subsequent electrochemical reactions in molten salt for the enhancement of adhesion between the carbon film and the substrate. The bilayer film was delaminated gradually using electrochemical polarization in an aqueous NaCl solution, and was characterized by XRD, SEM, and XPS. Chromium element aggregates in the oxide scale from the 304 stainless steel substrate during the oxidation process, and transforms to chromium oxycarbide during electro-deoxidation of the oxide scale and diffusion of carbon nucleated from electro-reduction of carbonate ions. The interlayer mainly presents the CrO1.13C0.12 phase, which contains Cr-C and Cr-O bonds confirmed by XPS analysis. The presence of the CrO1.13C0.12 interlayer is an important factor for a continuous and adhesive carbon film on 304 stainless steel. (C) 2014 The Electrochemical Society. All rights reserved
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 02/2015; 162(1):D82.
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    ABSTRACT: The effects of temperature (100-230°C) and sulfate concentration (0-0.5 mol L−1) on the pitting corrosion of titanium were studied in de-aerated 1 mol L−1 NaCl solution using cyclic potentiodynamic polarization (CPP) and linear-sweep thermammetry measurements. With increasing temperature, the breakdown potential Eb of titanium decreased, while the repassivation potential Erp of titanium remained constant in 1 mol L−1 NaCl solution. The presence of sulfate ions shifted both the Eb and Erp to higher values, implying that the pitting of titanium was inhibited. In 1 mol L−1 NaCl solution with 0.5 mol L−1 sulfate addition, titanium did not undergo passivity breakdown at 200°C, even up to 9 V vs. SHE. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results showed that the inhibition effect of sulfate on the pitting could be attributed to the competition for adsorption sites on the oxide surface. A metastable pitting temperature threshold (MPTT) was defined for titanium as a function of sulfate to chloride mole ratio using linear-sweep thermammetry measurements. The MPTT results were consistent with those obtained in CPP measurements. The results confirmed that the MPTT of titanium was elevated by the addition of sulfate ions.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 01/2015; 162(4):C189-C196.