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Determining overpotentials for the oxidation of alcohols by molecular electrocatalysts in non-aqueous solvents

Overpotentials are assessed for electrocatalytic oxidation of alcohols using molecular complexes in organic solvents. This work enables meaningful comparison of electrocatalysts across solvents and conditions to establish essential design criteria.

Graphical abstract: Determining overpotentials for the oxidation of alcohols by molecular electrocatalysts in non-aqueous solvents
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Perspective on the hydrogen economy as a pathway to reach net-zero CO2 emissions in Europe

The envisioned role of hydrogen in the energy transition – or the concept of a hydrogen economy – has varied through the years.

Graphical abstract: Perspective on the hydrogen economy as a pathway to reach net-zero CO2 emissions in Europe
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Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction: role of the cross-talk at nano-carbon interfaces

CO2RR is enhanced by the unique role of carbon nanostructures cooperating with metal and metal-oxide active phases to leverage charge transfer, reagent diffusion and structural stability, regulating a successful asset of interfacial interactions.

Graphical abstract: Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction: role of the cross-talk at nano-carbon interfaces
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Addressing energy storage needs at lower cost via on-site thermal energy storage in buildings

Energy storage needs to support commercial and residential buildings in the U.S. in 2050 for various 100% renewable energy scenarios.

Graphical abstract: Addressing energy storage needs at lower cost via on-site thermal energy storage in buildings
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Strategies towards enabling lithium metal in batteries: interphases and electrodes

Perspective on recent improvements in experiment and theory towards realizing lithium metal electrodes with liquid electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: Strategies towards enabling lithium metal in batteries: interphases and electrodes
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Towards circular carbo-chemicals – the metamorphosis of petrochemicals

The petrochemical industry must transition into a circular carbo-chemical industry to respond to three main challenges: shifting hydrocarbon stock, climate change and circular economy.

Graphical abstract: Towards circular carbo-chemicals – the metamorphosis of petrochemicals
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Durability of anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers

Understanding the durability-limiting factors of anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers operating under pure water-, KOH- and K2CO3-fed conditions.

Graphical abstract: Durability of anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers
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Enabling large-scale hydrogen storage in porous media – the scientific challenges

This article identifies and discusses the scientific challenges of hydrogen storage in porous media for safe and efficient large-scale energy storage to enable a global hydrogen economy.

Graphical abstract: Enabling large-scale hydrogen storage in porous media – the scientific challenges
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Durability challenges of anion exchange membrane fuel cells

This perspective provides information on durability challenges and future actions of anion exchange membrane fuel cells.

Graphical abstract: Durability challenges of anion exchange membrane fuel cells
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Challenges and opportunities for an efficiency boost of next generation Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells: prospects for a paradigm shift

A perspective on some strategies to trigger new developments for the next generation of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells is presented.

Graphical abstract: Challenges and opportunities for an efficiency boost of next generation Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells: prospects for a paradigm shift
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The relative insignificance of advanced materials in enhancing the energy efficiency of desalination technologies

We reveal the insignificance of advanced materials in further enhancing the energy efficiency of desalination and suggest more impactful approaches.

Graphical abstract: The relative insignificance of advanced materials in enhancing the energy efficiency of desalination technologies
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Chemical looping beyond combustion – a perspective

Facilitated by redox catalysts capable of catalytic reactions and reactive separation, chemical looping offers exciting opportunities for intensified chemical production.

Graphical abstract: Chemical looping beyond combustion – a perspective
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Reactivation of chromia poisoned oxygen exchange kinetics in mixed conducting solid oxide fuel cell electrodes by serial infiltration of lithia

The ability to recover the oxygen reduction reaction of poisoned metal oxide surfaces, central to many energy related applications, is demonstrated by controlling relative surface acidity.

Graphical abstract: Reactivation of chromia poisoned oxygen exchange kinetics in mixed conducting solid oxide fuel cell electrodes by serial infiltration of lithia
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Unraveling the varied nature and roles of defects in hybrid halide perovskites with time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy

Hybrid halide perovskites are found to contain multiple types of nanoscale defects that play varied roles in charge trapping – from highly detrimental to relatively benign.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling the varied nature and roles of defects in hybrid halide perovskites with time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy
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A new material discovery platform of stable layered oxide cathodes for K-ion batteries

A new materials discovery platform based on combined machine learning (ML) and density functional theory (DFT) for screening and experimental validation is proposed for designing a stable KxMnO2 cathode in K-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: A new material discovery platform of stable layered oxide cathodes for K-ion batteries
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Efficiency gains for thermally coupled solar hydrogen production in extreme cold

We analyse the potential of solar hydrogen production in remote and cold world regions such as Antarctica and quantify the efficiency benefits of thermal coupling.

Graphical abstract: Efficiency gains for thermally coupled solar hydrogen production in extreme cold
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Ligand-bridged charge extraction and enhanced quantum efficiency enable efficient n–i–p perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells

27%-efficient perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells are achieved in n–i–p configuration by developing novel electron and hole selective contacts, which combine high broadband transparency with efficient charge extraction.

Graphical abstract: Ligand-bridged charge extraction and enhanced quantum efficiency enable efficient n–i–p perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells
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22.8%-Efficient single-crystal mixed-cation inverted perovskite solar cells with a near-optimal bandgap

A mixed-cation single-crystal lead-halide perovskite absorber layer was utilized to construct 22.8%-efficient solar cells with an expanded near infrared response that approaches the ideal bandgap range (1.1–1.4 eV) for single-junction solar cells.

Graphical abstract: 22.8%-Efficient single-crystal mixed-cation inverted perovskite solar cells with a near-optimal bandgap
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Solar-driven ionic power generation via a film of nanocellulose @ conductive metal–organic framework

The new technology of “solar-driven ionic power generation” based on ionic thermophoresis and electrokinetic effects could convert solar energy into electricity by using a film of nanocellulose @ conductive metal–organic framework.

Graphical abstract: Solar-driven ionic power generation via a film of nanocellulose @ conductive metal–organic framework
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Low energy intensity production of fuel-grade bio-butanol enabled by membrane-based extraction

Innovative membrane-based extraction system tailoring affinity-driven separation enables continuous biodiesel production with high productivity and low energy consumption.

Graphical abstract: Low energy intensity production of fuel-grade bio-butanol enabled by membrane-based extraction
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Expression of interfacial Seebeck coefficient through grain boundary engineering with multi-layer graphene nanoplatelets

Expression of energy filtering to boost thermoelectric performance through grain boundary engineering utilising graphene.

Graphical abstract: Expression of interfacial Seebeck coefficient through grain boundary engineering with multi-layer graphene nanoplatelets
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High carbonate ion conductance of a robust PiperION membrane allows industrial current density and conversion in a zero-gap carbon dioxide electrolyzer cell

A new anion exchange membrane (PiperION) in conjunction with a tailored zero-gap electrolyzer cell allows unprecedented partial current densities.

Graphical abstract: High carbonate ion conductance of a robust PiperION membrane allows industrial current density and conversion in a zero-gap carbon dioxide electrolyzer cell
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Understanding the nature of the passivation layer enabling reversible calcium plating

As for other multivalent systems, the interface between the calcium (Ca) metal anode and the electrolyte is of paramount importance for reversible plating/stripping.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the nature of the passivation layer enabling reversible calcium plating
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Promoted oxygen reduction kinetics on nitrogen-doped hierarchically porous carbon by engineering proton-feeding centers

We demonstrate the important role of the water dissociation process in proton-feeding and enhancing ORR kinetics under an alkaline environment.

Graphical abstract: Promoted oxygen reduction kinetics on nitrogen-doped hierarchically porous carbon by engineering proton-feeding centers
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Exceptionally low charge trapping enables highly efficient organic bulk heterojunction solar cells

In this study, we investigate the underlying origin of the high performance of PM6:Y6 organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Exceptionally low charge trapping enables highly efficient organic bulk heterojunction solar cells
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Photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries

This paper presents a zinc-ion battery that can be recharged directly by light without the need for a solar cell, which offers a new approach to balancing the unpredictable energy surpluses and deficits associated with solar energy.

Graphical abstract: Photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries
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Efficient direct seawater electrolysers using selective alkaline NiFe-LDH as OER catalyst in asymmetric electrolyte feeds

Increasing the performance of seawater electrolyser and enabling direct natural seawater feed by asymmetric electrolyte flow scheme.

Graphical abstract: Efficient direct seawater electrolysers using selective alkaline NiFe-LDH as OER catalyst in asymmetric electrolyte feeds
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Mg3(Bi,Sb)2 single crystals towards high thermoelectric performance

Ternary Mg3(Bi,Sb)2 single crystals showing high thermoelectric performance are for the first time grown by the Mg flux method.

Graphical abstract: Mg3(Bi,Sb)2 single crystals towards high thermoelectric performance
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Ultrahigh-efficiency desalination via a thermally-localized multistage solar still

Passive vapor generation systems combining interfacial solar heating and vaporization enthalpy recycling enable high-efficient low-cost desalination.

Graphical abstract: Ultrahigh-efficiency desalination via a thermally-localized multistage solar still
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Design of semitransparent tantalum nitride photoanode for efficient and durable solar water splitting

A semitransparent Ta3N5 photoanode is designed for efficient and durable solar water splitting. The Ta3N5-CuInSe2 tandem device exhibits an initial and stabilized solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of ∼9% (highest for metal oxides/nitrides) and 4%, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Design of semitransparent tantalum nitride photoanode for efficient and durable solar water splitting
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Electrifying the production of sustainable aviation fuel: the risks, economics, and environmental benefits of emerging pathways including CO2

Emerging CO2 to SAF pathways facilitates diversification of fuel production with the potential for a near carbon neutral footprint.

Graphical abstract: Electrifying the production of sustainable aviation fuel: the risks, economics, and environmental benefits of emerging pathways including CO2
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Generalised predictability in the synthesis of biocarbons as clean energy materials: targeted high performance CO2 and CH4 storage

Biocarbons may be predictably synthesised towards exceptional energy related gas uptake at 25 °C; 5.4 mmol g−1 CO2 @ 1 bar, and methane storage of 334 cm3 (STP) cm−3 at 100 bar with deliverable capacity of 262 cm3 (STP) cm−3 (for 100–5 bar).

Graphical abstract: Generalised predictability in the synthesis of biocarbons as clean energy materials: targeted high performance CO2 and CH4 storage
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A high-rate and high-efficiency molten-salt sodium–oxygen battery

A molten-salt Na–O2 battery featuring a liquid Na negative electrode and Ni positive electrode was found to form Na2O2 on discharge, enabled by nitrate redox where NO3 is reduced to Na2O and NO2, then reactions with O2 produce Na2O2 and reform NO3.

Graphical abstract: A high-rate and high-efficiency molten-salt sodium–oxygen battery
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Elimination of light-induced degradation at the nickel oxide-perovskite heterojunction by aprotic sulfonium layers towards long-term operationally stable inverted perovskite solar cells

This work introduces an aprotic sulfonium buffer layer at the nickel oxide–perovskite heterojunction to eliminate the multi-step photochemical reactions, which leads to inverted perovskite solar cells with long-term operational stability.

Graphical abstract: Elimination of light-induced degradation at the nickel oxide-perovskite heterojunction by aprotic sulfonium layers towards long-term operationally stable inverted perovskite solar cells
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Sequentially regular polymer acceptors featuring flexible spacers for high-performance and mechanically robust all-polymer solar cells

We report a new molecular design of sequentially regular polymerized small-molecule-acceptors containing flexible spacer (FS) units (PYFS-Reg) to achieve all-polymer solar cells with both high-performance and mechanical stretchability.

Graphical abstract: Sequentially regular polymer acceptors featuring flexible spacers for high-performance and mechanically robust all-polymer solar cells
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Reinforced gel-state polybenzimidazole hydrogen separators for alkaline water electrolysis

Cheap, efficient water electrolysis with non-platinum catalysts is the key to a fossil fuel-free future. Highly conductive, mechanically strong separators are essential components.

Graphical abstract: Reinforced gel-state polybenzimidazole hydrogen separators for alkaline water electrolysis
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A comparative analysis of the efficiency, timing, and permanence of CO2 removal pathways

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is essential to deliver the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement. Whilst several CDR pathways have been identified, they vary significantly in terms of CO2 removal efficiency, timing, and permanence.

Graphical abstract: A comparative analysis of the efficiency, timing, and permanence of CO2 removal pathways
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A mechanistic study of the dopant-induced breakdown in halide perovskites using solid state energy storage devices

Elucidating and quantifying the effects of doping on halide perovskites using lithium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: A mechanistic study of the dopant-induced breakdown in halide perovskites using solid state energy storage devices
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Ultra-low voltage bipolar hydrogen production from biomass-derived aldehydes and water in membrane-less electrolyzers

A unique electrocatalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of aldehydes and its facile kinetics on a Cu-based porous electrode enables an ultra-low voltage bipolar H2 production system with industrial-relevant current densities.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-low voltage bipolar hydrogen production from biomass-derived aldehydes and water in membrane-less electrolyzers
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Real-time personalized health status prediction of lithium-ion batteries using deep transfer learning

We have developed a high-performance deep transfer learning framework to predict the health status of lithium-ion batteries for each end-user at any charge–discharge cycle.

Graphical abstract: Real-time personalized health status prediction of lithium-ion batteries using deep transfer learning
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High performance Li-, Na-, and K-ion storage in electrically conducting coordination polymers

Coordination polymers (CPs) made of redox-active organic moieties and metal ions emerge as an important class of electroactive materials for battery applications.

Graphical abstract: High performance Li-, Na-, and K-ion storage in electrically conducting coordination polymers
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The mechanism for acetate formation in electrochemical CO(2) reduction on Cu: selectivity with potential, pH, and nanostructuring

The selectivity between high value C–C coupled (C2) products (ethylene and ethanol against acetate) in the electrochemical CO(2) reduction reaction on Cu catalysts is governed by potential, local pH, and roughness.

Graphical abstract: The mechanism for acetate formation in electrochemical CO(2) reduction on Cu: selectivity with potential, pH, and nanostructuring
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Low-tortuous and dense single-particle-layer electrode for high-energy lithium-sulfur batteries

Single-particle-layer sulfur electrodes are designed to build low-tortuosity through-pores across both vertical and planar directions of an electrode, enabling operation of low-porosity cathodes under practical conditions.

Graphical abstract: Low-tortuous and dense single-particle-layer electrode for high-energy lithium-sulfur batteries
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A carbonization/interfacial assembly-driven electroplating approach for water-splitting textile electrodes with remarkably low overpotentials and high operational stability

We introduce silk textile-based water-splitting electrodes that can significantly increase the electrocatalytic performance for both HER and OER by a carbonization/interfacial assembly-driven electroplating approach.

Graphical abstract: A carbonization/interfacial assembly-driven electroplating approach for water-splitting textile electrodes with remarkably low overpotentials and high operational stability
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Geological storage of hydrogen in deep aquifers – an experimental multidisciplinary study

This first multidisciplinary study simulating the H2 arrival in deep aquifers used as geological storage shows the importance of microorganisms.

Graphical abstract: Geological storage of hydrogen in deep aquifers – an experimental multidisciplinary study
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Quantitative spatiotemporal mapping of thermal runaway propagation rates in lithium-ion cells using cross-correlated Gabor filtering

Thermal runaway propagation in lithium-ion cells is quantified for the first time, using an image processing approach. The results provide fresh insights for the development of new battery safety standards and strategies.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative spatiotemporal mapping of thermal runaway propagation rates in lithium-ion cells using cross-correlated Gabor filtering
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Two electrolyte decomposition pathways at nickel-rich cathode surfaces in lithium-ion batteries

NMR and operando gas measurements show that at low potentials, EC is dehydrogenated to VC, whereas at high potentials, EC is chemically oxidised to CO2, CO and H2O, where the water that is formed induces secondary decomposition reactions.

Graphical abstract: Two electrolyte decomposition pathways at nickel-rich cathode surfaces in lithium-ion batteries
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A robust starch–polyacrylamide hydrogel with scavenging energy harvesting capacity for efficient solar thermoelectricity–freshwater cogeneration

An effective thermoelectricity–freshwater cogenerator using solar energy and scavenging energy has been proposed as a promising solution to water scarcity and electricity shortage.

Graphical abstract: A robust starch–polyacrylamide hydrogel with scavenging energy harvesting capacity for efficient solar thermoelectricity–freshwater cogeneration
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Enhanced promotion of Ru-based ammonia catalysts by in situ dosing of Cs

In situ dosing of metallic Cs on Ru surface results in a higher Cs coverage (compared to conventional ex situ promotion techniques) which enhances the catalytic performance of Ru for ammonia synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced promotion of Ru-based ammonia catalysts by in situ dosing of Cs
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Spins at work: probing charging and discharging of organic radical batteries by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy

A versatile on-substrate electrode setup was developed and used to perform quantitative in operando EPR as well as low-temperature pulse EPR experiments on electrochemical cells containing a redox conductive polymer as energy-storage material.

Graphical abstract: Spins at work: probing charging and discharging of organic radical batteries by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
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Unravelling the potential of sustainable aviation fuels to decarbonise the aviation sector

Sustainable aviation fuels can cut emissions of the aviation sector. Using a holistic approach to transform solar energy into fuels, we discuss the scale of resources consumed, technology deployed, and regional drivers for their network development.

Graphical abstract: Unravelling the potential of sustainable aviation fuels to decarbonise the aviation sector
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Mg3(Bi,Sb)2-based thermoelectric modules for efficient and reliable waste-heat utilization up to 750 K

This work develops an efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective thermoelectric module for mid-temperature waste heat recovery by using n-type Se-doped Mg3(Bi,Sb)2 and p-type CoSb3-based skutterudite.

Graphical abstract: Mg3(Bi,Sb)2-based thermoelectric modules for efficient and reliable waste-heat utilization up to 750 K
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A sinter-free future for solid-state battery designs

The newly developed sequential decomposition synthesis (SDS) method permits the fabrication of ceramic solid electrolytes with thickness close to today's polymer separators and offers opportunities to obtain the desired phase at reduced temperatures.

Graphical abstract: A sinter-free future for solid-state battery designs
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A plant-like battery: a biodegradable power source ecodesigned for precision agriculture

A biodegradable battery inspired by the transpiration pull of liquids in plants has been ecodesigned to power wireless sensors and then be safely biodegraded or composted, resembling the way a plant comes back to nature at the end of its lifecycle.

Graphical abstract: A plant-like battery: a biodegradable power source ecodesigned for precision agriculture
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Identifying structure–absorption relationships and predicting absorption strength of non-fullerene acceptors for organic photovoltaics

We combine experiments with density functional theory calculations, statistical analysis, and machine-learning to reveal the structure–absorption strength relationship and predict the absorption strength of organic non-fullerene acceptors.

Graphical abstract: Identifying structure–absorption relationships and predicting absorption strength of non-fullerene acceptors for organic photovoltaics
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Kinetic square scheme in oxygen-redox battery electrodes

Kinetic formation of the peroxo-like O22− dimer is identified as the origin of a voltage hysteresis in oxygen-redox battery electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Kinetic square scheme in oxygen-redox battery electrodes
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Multisource energy conversion in plants with soft epicuticular coatings

Turning common plants into devices harvesting electricity from wind and radio frequency radiation endows a surprising prospect for energy-autonomous sensors.

Graphical abstract: Multisource energy conversion in plants with soft epicuticular coatings
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Assessing potential profiles in water electrolysers to minimise titanium use

The corrosive zone at the anode of a proton exchange membrane water electrolyser extends only ∼200 μm into the porous transport layer under typical operating conditions, allowing replacement of platinum-coated titanium with much cheaper materials.

Graphical abstract: Assessing potential profiles in water electrolysers to minimise titanium use
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Anode-less seawater batteries with a Na-ion conducting solid-polymer electrolyte for power to metal and metal to power energy storage

Seawater batteries (SWBs) have been mostly researched for large scale energy storage and (sub-)marine applications. However, they can also provide desalinized water upon charge and enable CO2-trapping upon discharge.

Graphical abstract: Anode-less seawater batteries with a Na-ion conducting solid-polymer electrolyte for power to metal and metal to power energy storage
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Parallel water photo-oxidation reaction pathways in hematite photoanodes: implications for solar fuel production

Potentiodynamic discharge measurements of hematite photoanodes, supported by micro-kinetic modeling, indicate that parallel reaction pathways prevail in water photo-oxidation. Their co-existence may lead to collective phenomena with complex dynamics.

Graphical abstract: Parallel water photo-oxidation reaction pathways in hematite photoanodes: implications for solar fuel production
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Light-induced beneficial ion accumulation for high-performance quasi-2D perovskite solar cells

2D PVSCs with “favorable” ion accumulation are realized via thermal–light post-treatment, which increases the built-in potential and device performance.

Graphical abstract: Light-induced beneficial ion accumulation for high-performance quasi-2D perovskite solar cells
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A robust thermoelectric module based on MgAgSb/Mg3(Sb,Bi)2 with a conversion efficiency of 8.5% and a maximum cooling of 72 K

Demonstration of a robust, tellurium-free thermoelectric module for near-room-temperature applications with a high conversion efficiency of 8.5% and a maximum cooling of 72 K.

Graphical abstract: A robust thermoelectric module based on MgAgSb/Mg3(Sb,Bi)2 with a conversion efficiency of 8.5% and a maximum cooling of 72 K
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Identification and manipulation of dynamic active site deficiency-induced competing reactions in electrocatalytic oxidation processes

A detrimental competition between the urea oxidation reaction (UOR) and oxygen evolution reaction is identified. Strategies are proposed to alleviate such competition and boost the performance of the UOR and other organic compound oxidation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Identification and manipulation of dynamic active site deficiency-induced competing reactions in electrocatalytic oxidation processes
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Membrane-less amphoteric decoupled water electrolysis using WO3 and Ni(OH)2 auxiliary electrodes

In the amphoteric membrane-less decoupled water electrolysis, hydrogen and oxygen are co-produced in separate cells with higher energy efficiency. Ion exchange is mediated by the auxiliary electrodes – HxWO3 for acid and NiOOH for alkaline cell.

Graphical abstract: Membrane-less amphoteric decoupled water electrolysis using WO3 and Ni(OH)2 auxiliary electrodes
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Accelerating net zero from the perspective of optimizing a carbon capture and utilization system

Digitalization and optimization can accelerate net zero by the efficient evaluation and decision-making for the energy systems.

Graphical abstract: Accelerating net zero from the perspective of optimizing a carbon capture and utilization system
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Highly efficient and durable solar thermal energy harvesting via scalable hierarchical coatings inspired by stony corals

Stony coral morphology inspires ultra-stable sunlight absorber structure with highest reported absorptance for high-temperature solar thermal applications.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient and durable solar thermal energy harvesting via scalable hierarchical coatings inspired by stony corals
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Crystal orientation-dependent etching and trapping in thermally-oxidised Cu2O photocathodes for water splitting

Crystal orientation-dependent etching, charge-carrier trapping behaviour, and performance of single-crystal photocathodes are enabled by ammonia solution etching of thermally-oxidised Cu2O.

Graphical abstract: Crystal orientation-dependent etching and trapping in thermally-oxidised Cu2O photocathodes for water splitting
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The low overpotential regime of acidic water oxidation part II: trends in metal and oxygen stability numbers

The relationship between metal dissolution and lattice oxygen evolution is mapped out for water oxidation in acidic electrolyte.

Graphical abstract: The low overpotential regime of acidic water oxidation part II: trends in metal and oxygen stability numbers
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The low overpotential regime of acidic water oxidation part I: the importance of O2 detection

By measuring O2 with high sensitivity, we open a mechanistic window into water oxidation on RuOx in acid.

Graphical abstract: The low overpotential regime of acidic water oxidation part I: the importance of O2 detection
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Flexible polyolefin dielectric by strategic design of organic modules for harsh condition electrification

A paradigm-shifting design strategy is demonstrated that unifies the treatment of electronic and conformational properties of polymer dielectrics for concurrent high electric field and elevated temperature harsh conditions.

Graphical abstract: Flexible polyolefin dielectric by strategic design of organic modules for harsh condition electrification
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