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: 3.27

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 3.266
2013 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 3.27
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.57
Eigenfactor 0.06
Article influence 0.74
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

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • On institutional repository
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Postings made or updated after acceptance must link to publisher version
    • Publisher last reviewed on 01/06/2015
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society 01/2016; 163(1):A5029-A5040. DOI:10.1149/2.0051601jes
  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society 01/2016; 163(1):A5049-A5056. DOI:10.1149/2.0071601jes
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    ABSTRACT: Layered NaNixMn1-xO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) oxides were prepared via solid state reactions. Different reaction conditions were required to obtain phase pure samples, depending on the value of x. The 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.1 compositions were prepared in an inert argon atmosphere at 700°C and had a monoclinically distorted O'3 type structure. The 0.25 ≤ x ≤ 0.33 compositions were prepared in air at 850°C and had a P2-type structure. Compositions in the range of 0.5 ≤ x ≤ 0.66 were synthesized in air at 850°C and had an O3-type structure. Lastly, compositions with 0.9 ≤ x ≤ 1 were prepared in an oxygen atmosphere at 700°C and had a monoclinically distorted O'3 type structure. Electrochemical experiments were performed on pure phase samples. All showed reversibility of sodium ions and high capacities. The highest reversible capacity was achieved for x = 0.66, with a capacity of ~190 mAh/g and an average discharge voltage of 3.07 V, corresponding to a high energy density of 2705 Wh/L. This is among the highest reported volumetric energy densities for Na-ion battery electrodes.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):A453-A459. DOI:10.1149/2.0551503jes
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    ABSTRACT: Owing to its mixed ionic and electronic conductivity and high thermochemical stability, La0.6Sr0.4FeO3.δ; (LSF64) is an attractive electrode material in solid oxide fuel/electrolysis cells (SOFCs/SOECs).Well defined thin film microelectrodes are used to compare the electrochemical properties of LSF64 in oxidizing and reducing conditions. The high electronic sheet resistance in hydrogen can be overcome by the use of an additional metallic current collector. With the sheet resistance being compensated, the area specific electrode resistance is similar in humidified hydrogen and oxygen containing atmospheres. Analysis of the chemical capacitance and the electrode resistance for current collectors on top and beneath the LSF64 thin film allow mechanistic conclusions on active zones and bulk defect chemistry. Cyclic gas changes between reducing and oxidizing conditions, performed on macroscopic LSF64 thin film electrodes with top current collector, reveal a strong degradation of the surface kinetics in synthetic air with very fast recovery in reducing atmosphere. Additional in-situ high-temperature powder XRD on LSF64 demonstrates the formation of small amounts of iron oxides in humidified hydrogen at elevated temperatures.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):F317-F326. DOI:10.1149/2.0731503jes
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    ABSTRACT: Hybrid direct carbon fuel cells (HDCFCs) consisting of a solid carbon (carbon black)-molten carbonate ((62-38 wt% Li-K)2CO3) mixtures in the anode chamber of an anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell type full-cell are tested for their electrochemical performance between 700 and 800°C. Performance was investigated using current-voltage-power density curves. In the anode chamber, catalysts are mixed with the carbon-carbonate mixture. These catalysts include various manganese oxides (MnO2, Mn2O3, Mn3O4, MnO), metal carbonates (Ag2CO3, MnCO3, Ce2(CO3)3), metals (Ag, Ce, Ni), doped-ceria (CeO2, Ce1-xGdxO2-x/2, Ce1-xREExO2-δ (REE = Pr, Sm)) and metal oxides (LiMn2O4, Ag2O). Materials showing the highest activity in carbon black (Mn2O3, CeO2, Ce0.66Pr0.4O2-δ, Ag2O) were subsequently tested for catalytic activity toward bituminous coal, as revealed by both I-V-P curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Catalytic activity was evaluated as a function of various physical characteristics of doped ceria and manganese-based materials.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):F327-F339. DOI:10.1149/2.0761503jes
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    ABSTRACT: Silver antimony sulfide (Ag3SbS3, pyrargyrite) was synthesized by a solid state route from silver, antimony and sulfur powder precursors under an argon atmosphere. The product was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and found to be Ag3SbS3 pyrargyrite alone, with a bandgap (Eg) of 2.0 eV. We analyzed the ground sample by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The bulk composition was found to be consistent with stoichiometric ratios. Surface characterization by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicates that the surface is depleted of Ag and S with an excess of Sb. Surface oxygen was found to be predominantly bound to Sb. The electrochemical and photoelectrochemical behavior of films on fluorine-doped tin oxide was compared to the behavior of bulk electrodes prepared from pieces of pyrargyrite grown under Ar. The films' photoelectrochemical behavior was consistent with a p-type material with the conduction band aligned to reduce H+ in acid media. The photocurrent showed evidence of states with energies in the forbidden region that were localized at the surface and filled in the dark. Under illumination, photogenerated holes oxidized these surface states and caused recombination. On platinized films, electrons from H2 oxidation filled these states.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):H179-H185. DOI:10.1149/2.0801503jes
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    ABSTRACT: Two component mixtures of dinitrile functionalized disiloxanes and ethylene carbonate were investigated as new solvent composition for liquid electrolytes in lithium-ion half-cells. Their thermal and chemical stability offer an enhanced safety due to the substitution of the usually used volatile noncyclic carbonates of standard electrolyte compositions by 1,3-Bis(3-cyanopropyl)tetramethyldisiloxane which was tested in a 1:1 mixture with ethylene carbonate (denoted as dinitrile/EC). A wide electrochemical window up to 5.4 V vs. Li/Li+ on Pt electrode was obtained using LiClO4 as lithium salt. The dinitrile/EC electrolyte shows ionic conductivities reaching 1 mS·cm−1 and viscosities of 13 mPa·s at 30°C. Half-cell tests using graphite and LFP electrodes yielded high capacity retentions of 90% of the initial capacity after more than 500 cycles.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3-3):A460-A464. DOI:10.1149/2.0631503jes
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    ABSTRACT: Sulfur cathodes have excellent theoretical properties for use as positive electrodes in rechargeable lithium batteries. However they suffer from an internal redox shuttle process which limit their capacity because the sulfur reduction products, LixSy species, cannot be fully re-oxidized. In order to overcome this problem, lithium nitrate is commonly used as an additive to the electrolyte solution, suppressing the shuttle phenomena in Li-sulfur batteries.We rigorously studied the electrochemical behavior of LiNO3 in electrolyte solutions and with electrodes relevant to Li-S cells. EQCM UV-Vis and XPS spectroscopies were used in conjunction with standard electrochemical measurements, in order to determine the stability limits of this additive. An irreversible reduction of the nitrate species occurs in Li-S cells resulting in a precipitation of electrolyte solutions decomposition products such as LiF and oxygencontaining polymeric species formed by reactions of the ethereal solutions due to nitrate reduction on the cathode side below 1.9 V vs. Li .We showed that both the reversible capacity and the voltage profile of Li-S cells are significantly improved when the limiting cutoff potentials for the sulfur cathodes is set above the red-ox potential of LiNO3.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):A470-A473. DOI:10.1149/2.0861503jes
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    ABSTRACT: A 2D segment model for a bi-layer electrolyte solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is developed by coupling the mass transport in the channel and electrode, electrochemical reaction at the electrode/electrolyte interface and charge transport in the bi-layer electrolyte. The Butler-Volmer equation is used to describe the electrochemical reaction. The expressions of electronic current and oxygen partial pressure in the electrolyte are obtained by the 1D charge transport equation and two additional equations are derived based on energy conservation to close the governing equations. The model is validated as the simulation results agree well with the experiment data reported in the literature. The characteristics of a SOFC with an yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ)/samaria doped ceria (SDC) bi-layer electrolyte is parametrically analyzed and the uniformity of the electronic current and oxygen partial pressure in SOFC under various operating conditions is investigated. The results provide fundamental information on the leakage current in a bi-layer electrolyte SOFC and can serve as a useful tool for its design optimization.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):F340-F347. DOI:10.1149/2.0741503jes
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    ABSTRACT: This paper describes superconformal feature filling during zinc electrodeposition in a sulfate electrolyte. Localized bottom-up filling of Through Silicon Vias (TSVs) with no deposition on the sidewalls or the field around them is demonstrated in electrolytes containing a deposition rate suppressing additive. This behavior is seen when feature filling proceeds at potentials in proximity to where suppression breakdown and localized zinc deposition are noted in electroanalytical measurements with planar rotating disk electrodes. The favorable comparison with previous results for bottom-up feature filling of Cu, Au and Ni further demonstrates the central role of additive-derived negative differential resistance (NDR) in extreme bottom-up feature filling.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):D129-D135. DOI:10.1149/2.0031504jes
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    ABSTRACT: This study was carried out to analyze the effects of adding hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) on the rheology and dispersibility of the slurry and battery characteristics when fabricating an anode slurry containing Si alloy as the active material, a water-based binder, and deionized water as the solvent. The addition of HPC resulted in a reduction in the viscosity and excellent dispersion in the slurry. In the battery, the adhesiveness of the electrode and current collector was improved, and the initial capacity, polarization resistance, and cycling performance were improved. In addition, the expansion in thickness decreased. This was because HPC suppressed coagulation by steric hindrance and simultaneously acted as a binder by being adsorbed on the particle surfaces of the Si alloy and Ketjen black.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):A488-A492. DOI:10.1149/2.0061504jes
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    ABSTRACT: Porous La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell applications have been studied under different electrochemical potentials and at different oxygen partial pressures using high-temperature in situ XRD (HT-XRD) method. Reversible changes in the lattice parameters of La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ were observed depending on the temperature (T), electrode potential (E) and oxygen partial pressure (pO2) applied. At fixed T and pO2, the cathode potential noticeably influences the unit cell volume, thus, the oxygen stoichiometry and concentration of vacancies. Influence of the cathode potential on the unit cell volume was more pronounced at lower pO2. The kinetic response of the crystallographic parameters to the changes of electrode potential has been correlated with the cronoamperometric data and discussed.
    Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162(3):F354-F358. DOI:10.1149/2.0821503jes
  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society 12/2015; 162:A7104. DOI:10.1149/2.0131513jes