Vacancy-engineered catalysts for water electrolysis
Vacancy-engineered electrocatalysts showing various effects on improving performances toward water electrolysis.
Doping of metal-free molecular perovskite with hexamethylenetetramine to create non-centrosymmetric defects
The metal-free perovskite (dabcoH22+)(NH4)Br (d-Br) (dabco: 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane) was doped with non-centrosymmetric hexamethylenetetramine.
Capturing an amorphous BaSO4 intermediate precursor to barite
In the work presented here, free-barium activity was monitored during the barium sulfate crystallization and we identified for the first time (in the absence of additives) a metastable BaSO4 amorphous phase that precedes barite formation.
The landscape of mechanical properties of molecular crystals
An analysis of compiled literature nanoindentation contact hardness (Hc) and elastic modulus (E) values of molecular crystals revealed a wide range of mechanical properties (0.001–1.80 GPa for Hc and 0.27–46.8 GPa for E).
Defective crystal plane-oriented induced lattice polarization for the photocatalytic enhancement of ZnO
The mechanism of the photocatalytic reaction of defective ZnO systems was determined.
Insights into OCP identification and quantification in the context of apatite biomineralization
Monitoring apatite formation through in situ RAMAN and ex situ ssNMR spectroscopy.
Chemical bath deposition of transparent ZnO films incorporated with erythrosine B molecules and their synergetic electro/photochromic properties
Synergetic electro/photochromism was observed in transparent erythrosine B/ZnO hybrid films fabricated by a chemical bath deposition method.
Coligand effects on the architectures and magnetic properties of octahedral cobalt(II) complexes with easy-axis magnetic anisotropy
Coligand effects lead to two mononuclear octahedral Co(II) complexes exhibiting easy-axis magnetic anisotropies and distinct magnetic properties.
Five water-stable luminescent CdII-based metal–organic frameworks as sensors for highly sensitive and selective detection of acetylacetone, Fe3+ and Cr2O72− ions
Five CdII-based MOFs with different topologies were prepared, in which 2 and 3 are rare examples which display excellent sensitivity, selectivity, recyclability and structural stability for detection of acac/Fe3+ and acac/Cr2O72−, respectively.
Effect of urea additives on CuSO4·5H2O crystal habit: an experimental and theoretical study
Oblique hexagonal prism copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate crystal was formed due to the preferential adsorption of urea molecules on specific faces.
Hydroperoxo double hydrogen bonding: stabilization of hydroperoxo complexes exemplified by triphenylsilicon and triphenylgermanium hydroperoxides
Triphenylsilicon and germanium hydroperoxo complexes were characterized by single crystal X-ray analysis revealing hydroperoxo double hydrogen bonding.
Synthesis of cobalt-doped V2O3 with a hierarchical yolk–shell structure for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
Co-V2O3-24 yolk–shell nanospheres were synthesized via a solvothermal treatment and subsequent calcination. The electrochemical performance of Co-V2O3-24 is greatly improved because of Co-doping and the novel hierarchical yolk–shell structure.
Five naphthalene-amide-bridged Ni(II) complexes: electrochemistry, bifunctional fluorescence responses, removal of contaminants and optimization by CVD
Five multifunctional Ni-CPs based on a new naphthalene-amide and different carboxylates were obtained and exhibited various properties. CNTs were synthesized from the precursors of CPs, showing selective removal of contaminants in water.
The transition from 4f to 5d elements from the structural point of view
How structural properties reflect the transition from lanthanides to transition metals.
A dual-responsive luminescent sensor based on a water-stable Cd(II)-MOF for the highly selective and sensitive detection of acetylacetone and Cr2O72− in aqueous solutions
Two water-stable cadmium(II) MOFs were synthesized and characterized. 1 is the first dual-function Cd(II)-MOF luminescent sensor for sensing acetylacetone and Cr2O72− in aqueous solution with high sensitivity and selectivity and good recyclability.
Coordination polymer templated engineering of YVO4:Eu submicron crystals and photoluminescence
Cuboidal and octahedral (Y0.95Eu0.05)VO4 crystals were selectively converted from a tartrate coordination polymer, and the mechanisms of phase/morphology evolution were revealed via a series of controlled experiments.
In-plane enhanced epitaxy for step-flow AlN yielding a high-performance vacuum-ultraviolet photovoltaic detector
In-plane enhanced epitaxy provides reference for the preparation of high-quality AlN and development of VUV photodetectors..
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