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Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Materials for energy and sustainability
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J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02486B, Paper
Klapötke and co-workers recently designed two new materials, 2,4,6-triamino-1,3,5-triazine-1,3,5-trioxide (MTO) and 2,4,6-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine-1,3,5-trioxide (MTO3N), envisioned as candidates for green high-energy materials. However, all attempts at synthesis have failed. In order to...
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01848J, Paper
The encapsulation of transition metal oxide (TMO) particles in a graphene hollow shell to form a core-void-shell structure is an attractive way to improve the electrochemical performance of TMOs-based electrodes...
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01852H, Paper
A novel kind of graphene oxide-modified poly(melamine-formaldehyde) (PMF) microcapsules containing phase change materials (microPCMs) n-dodecanol was prepared by in-situ polymerization. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray diffractometer (XRD) were used...
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA00929D, Paper
A new stable high-energy cathode material for lithium ion batteries is designed through the modulation of electrochemistry in Li-rich oxides.
Gwendoline Petroffe, Chao Wang, Xavier Sallenave, Gjergji Sini, Fabrice Goubard and sebastien PERALTA
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01710F, Paper
A hybrid surface exhibiting fast and reversible switch between hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity states was prepared by spin-coating a porous TiO2 layer by a mixture of TiO2 nanoparticles with 11-(4-phenylazo)phenoxy)undecanoic acid...
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02331A, Paper
Two types of fiber-based electrodes, i.e. hierarchically structured MnO2/graphene/carbon fiber and 3D porous graphene hydrogel wrapped copper wire, were successfully fabricated for high performance flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01371B, Paper
Benzoxadiazole-based D–A–π–A organic sensitizers can red shift absorption bands and predominantly deepen the LUMO level, realizing photovoltaic efficiency as high as 9.72% via a co-sensitization process.
Minwoo Nam, Joongpill Park, Keekeun Lee, Sang-Wook Kim, Hyungduk Ko, Il Ki Han and Doo-Hyun Ko
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA00854A, Paper
We describe a new platform for developing high-efficiency polymer-colloidal quantum dot hybrid solar cells employing a multifunctional fullerene interlayer.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01434D, Communication
AgPd@Pd nanocatalysts loaded on TiO2 were fabricated in aqueous solution using MW heating to suppress alloying for high catalytic activity.
Yu Pan Tang, Jing Xiong Chan, Tai Shung Chung, Martin Weber, Claudia Staudt and Christian Maletzko
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01715G, Paper
GO-imbedded nanocomposite hollow fiber membranes were investigated for oily water treatment, with the aim to improve GO-polymer interfacial interaction and membrane anti-fouling properties via the formation of a simultaneously covalent and ionic inter-network.
Mingxia Gao, Dingsheng Wang, Xuqing Zhang, Hongge Pan, Yongfeng Liu, Chu Liang, Congxiao Shang and Zhengxiao Guo
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01251A, Paper
A hybrid micron/submicron-sized Si@FeSiy/SiOx structure is developed by ball-milling of Si and Fe powders via ammonia-assisted one-pot synthesis. It shows superior electrochemical performance as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries.
Rongyue Wang, Drew C. Higgins, Sagar Prabhudev, Dong Un Lee, Ja-Yeon Choi, Md Ariful Hoque, Gianluigi A. Botton and Zhongwei Chen
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01503K, Paper
Grain boundaries are revealed to be a primary source of one-dimensional Pt nanostructure instability by comparing the structural evolution processes of rationally synthesized tubular structures with Pt/C.
Xiaofei Ye, Jing Yang, Madhur Boloor, Nicholas A. Melosh and William C. Chueh
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02108A, Paper
The enhancement of minority carrier mobility in hematite at elevated temperatures contributes to a substantial increase in photocurrent under illumination for oxygen evolution and sulfite oxidation reactions.
Chenyu Liu, Yongjun Xu, Lina Wu, Zhaohua Jiang, Baozhong Shen and Zhijiang Wang
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01973G, Paper
MWCNT/Fe3O4/PANI/Au hybrids achieve high-performance electromagnetic absorption as gold induces more EM waves to be transmitted into the hybrids, thus generating significant interfacial polarization.
Mukul Pradhan, Siddhartha Maji, Arun Kumar Sinha, Soumen Dutta and Tarasankar Pal
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01427A, Communication
SERS based arsenic detection at [similar]10−10 M level with a FeOOH doped (3.5%) uniform dendritic Ag nanostructure. Area mapping shows the uniformity of the SERS substrate taking arsenate as the probe molecule.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA06712F, Paper
10 mol% Sc2O3-doped ZrO2 nanofibers exhibit excellent phase stability and an exceptionally high ionic conductivity, which were found to strongly depend on the crystallite size.
Junqing Hu, Lei An, Qilong Ren, Wenyao Li, Kaibing Xu, Yunjiu Cao, Tao Ji, Rujia Zou and Zhigang Chen
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01746G, Paper
Conventional NiCo2O4 without mesopores prepared by direct thermal decomposition of appropriate mixture solution consisting of Co(NO3)2•6H2O and Ni(NO3)2•6H2O does not provide superior pseudocapacitance performance due to the inadequate redox reaction...
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01087J, Paper
In this work, the composite core-shell ZnO/TiO2 materials were fabricated by deposition of TiO2 layers via sol-gel method on ZnO nanorods hydrothermally grown on ITO electrode. Two approaches to the...
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02446C, Paper
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was produced from water and dioxygen using [RuII(Me2phen)3]2+ (Me2phen = 4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) as a photocatalyst and [Ir(Cp*)(H2O)3]2+ (Cp* = η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) as a precursor of a water oxidation catalyst...
Chamila Gunathilake, Joanna Gorka, Sheng Dai and Mietek Jaroniec
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02863A, Paper
Amidoxime-modified ordered mesoporous silica (AO-OMS) materials were prepared by a two-step process involving: (1) co-condensation synthesis of cyanopropyl-containing ordered mesoporous silica (CP-OMS), and (2) conversion of cyanopropyl into amidoxime groups....
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01660F, Paper
Although AC conductivity measurements of NASICON is well documented in literature, thick film conductivity and ion dynamic studies, important for planar devices, are scarcely reported. Most thick film measurements are...
Yongsheng Liu, Qi Chen, Hsin-Sheng Duan, Huanping Zhou, Yang Yang, Huajun Chen, Song Luo, Tze-Bin Song, Letian Dou, Ziruo Hong and Yang Yang
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02502H, Paper
We demonstrate efficient planar perovskite solar cells using dopant-free donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugated small molecule as hole transport material. The photovoltaic cell reaches a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.9 %,...
Cheng Zhang, Hui Li, jizheng wang, Yongfang Zhang, Yan Qiao, Dazhen Huang, Chongan Di, Prof. Xiaowei Zhan, Xiaozhang Zhu and Daoben Zhu
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02376A, Communication
Low-bandgap thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione-polymers with proximal and distal configurations were synthesized for polymer solar cells. Photovoltaic performance depends on the orientation of the fused thiophene subunits, which is related to the different...
Ji-Yong Eom, Sungjin Lim, Sang-Min Lee, Wonhee Ryu and Hyuksang Kwon
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01718A, Communication
Black TiO2-x nanotube arrays, which are synthesized by an electrochemical method and subsequent thermal conversion in a hydrogen atmosphere, are employed as a binder-free, free-standing electrode for high rate Li-ion...
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02360B, Paper
Four benzodithiophene (BDT)-thiophene (T) copolymers with conjugated side chain containing electron-withdrawing ethylrhodanine acceptor unit, PHDBDT-T-R, PEHBDT-T-R, PHDBDT-T-TR, and PEHBDT-T-TR, were designed and synthesized for investigating the effect of side chains...
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