Highly efficient oxygen evolution electrocatalysts prepared by using reduction-engraved ferrites on graphene oxide
A simple and efficient method was explored for synthesizing efficient ferrite-based OER electrocatalysts by using reduction-engraved ultrafine ferrite nanoparticles on a conductive GO support.
Nitrogen-rich sandwich-like carbon nanosheets as anodes with superior lithium storage properties
Nitrogen-rich sandwich-like carbon nanosheets used as anodes for LIBs exhibited high discharge capacity and remarkable rate capability.
Environmentally friendly, aqueous processed ZnO as an efficient electron transport layer for low temperature processed metal–halide perovskite photovoltaics
The aqueous processed ZnO/PCBM modified ETLs enable low-temperature processed, thermally stable and efficient perovskite solar cells showing negligible hysteresis.
A new two-dimensional layered germanate with in situ embedded carbon dots for optical temperature sensing
A carbon dots@germanate composite has been synthesized by embedding carbon dots into a double-layered germanate in situ, which exhibits excitation-dependent and temperature-responsive photoluminescence.
Encapsulating surface-clean metal nanoparticles inside metal–organic frameworks for enhanced catalysis using a novel γ-ray radiation approach
A facile, efficient and universal γ-radiation strategy has been developed to incorporate surface-clean metal nanoparticles into metal–organic frameworks exhibiting remarkable catalytic activity and stability.
Mononuclear palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of P,C-donor ligands: synthesis, crystal structures, cytotoxicity, and mechanistic studies of a highly stereoselective Mizoroki–Heck reaction
Pallada- and platinacycle complexes exhibit potential orientations in stereoselective transformations and anticancer metallodrugs.
Boosting the ultrastable Li storage performance in electron-sponge-like polyoxovanadates by constructing inorganic 3D structures
Mg2(NH4)2V10O28·nH2O with a 3D extended structure tuned by counter cations has been prepared as an active electrode material for a Li ion battery.
Bond dissociation energy controlled σ-bond metathesis in alkaline-earth-metal hydride catalyzed dehydrocoupling of amines and boranes: a theoretical study
Alkaline-earth-metal could catalyse the dehydrocoupling procedure of N–H and B–H bond due to the low Ae–H bond energy. The direct σ-bond metathesis procedure is proved to be unfavourable.
An inorganic–organic nanocomposite calixquinone (C4Q)/CMK-3 as a cathode material for high-capacity sodium batteries
A novel high-capacity cathode material C4Q/CMK-3 for SIBs shows an initial discharge capacity of 438 mA h g−1 and a capacity retention of 219.2 mA h g−1 after 50 cycles.
Optimization of thermoelectric properties of n-type Ti, Pb co-doped SnSe
Improved electrical conductivity together with reduced lattice thermal conductivity is achieved for n-type cation-site Ti, Pb co-doped SnSe, resulting in an optimized thermoelectric property.
N-Doped hollow carbon nanosheet supported SnO2 nanoparticles
The novel structure of hollow carbon nanosheets could buffer large strains and prolong the cycle life effectively.
New molecular insights into the stability of Ni–Pd hollow nanoparticles
Molecular dynamics simulations were used to investigate the structural evolution and thermal behavior of Ni–Pd hollow nanoparticles.
Spinel cobalt–manganese oxide supported on non-oxidized carbon nanotubes as a highly efficient oxygen reduction/evolution electrocatalyst
Ultrasmall cobalt–manganese spinel oxide nanoparticles supported on non-oxidized carbon nanotubes were prepared as a highly efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions.
Investigation on electrochemical behaviors of NiCo2O4 battery-type supercapacitor electrodes: the role of an aqueous electrolyte
The electrochemical performance of the as-synthesized mesoporous NiCo2O4 flower-like products as electrode materials for battery-type supercapacitors is systematically investigated in detail.
Dielectric and nonlinear optical dual switching in an organic–inorganic hybrid relaxor [(CH3)3PCH2OH][Cd(SCN)3]
[(CH3)3PCH2OH][Cd(SCN)3] exhibits dielectric and nonlinear optical dual switching with reversible phase transition as an organic–inorganic hybrid relaxor.
Tuning the optical, electronic and thermal properties of Cu3NbS4−xSex through chemical substitution
Partial sulfur to selenium substitution in Cu3NbS4−xSex enables fully tunable green band gaps with marginal change in the lattice parameter.
Li2CdGeSe4 and Li2CdSnSe4: biaxial nonlinear optical materials with strong infrared second-order responses and laser-induced damage thresholds influenced by photoluminescence
Two new biaxial, diamond-like semiconductors, Li2CdGeSe4 and Li2CdSnSe4, were prepared via high-temperature, solid-state synthesis.
Ferroelectricity in bis(ethylammonium) pentachlorobismuthate(III): synthesis, structure, polar and spectroscopic properties
A brief description of the thermal, structural and dielectric properties of bis(ethylammonium) pentachlorobismuthate(III) ferroelectric with Ps that equals to 1.4 μC cm−2 at 180 K is presented.
Self-sacrificed two-dimensional REO(CH3COO) template-assisted synthesis of ultrathin rare earth oxide nanoplates
Ultrathin RE2O3 nanoplates are synthesized by a hot-injection method via the in situ formed REO(CH3COO) template.
Engineered doxorubicin-calcium@silica nanospheres with tunable degradability for controlled drug delivery
An inorganic nanomedicine based on degradable pure silica is fabricated for controlled drug delivery.
A porous Ni3N nanosheet array as a high-performance non-noble-metal catalyst for urea-assisted electrochemical hydrogen production
The porous Ni3N NA/CC acts as a high-performance and durable electrocatalyst for urea oxidation needing a potential of 1.35 V to drive 10 mA cm−2 water-splitting current in 1.0 M KOH with 0.33 M urea.
In situ luminescence analysis: a new light on monitoring calcium phosphate phase transitions
In situ luminescence measurements allow monitoring the phase transitions of biologically relevant calcium phosphates with high sensitivity, independent of synchrotron radiation.
Tunable design of yolk–shell ZnFe2O4@RGO@TiO2 microspheres for enhanced high-frequency microwave absorption
Yolk–shell ZnFe2O4@RGO@TiO2 microspheres with a tunable void size and TiO2 shell thickness possess enhanced high-frequency microwave absorption properties.
Assembly of four 8-quinolinate-based multinuclear complexes: the effect of substituents on core structures and photoluminescence properties
Four multinuclear complexes with different core structures are synthesized. The core structures and photoluminescence properties of M(II)–quinolinate complexes are controlled by the different substituent groups of ligands.
Synthesis of yellow mesoporous Ni-doped TiO2 with enhanced photoelectrochemical performance under visible light
Ordered mesoporous Ni-doped TiO2 were synthesized by a multicomponent self-assembly process.
Dynamic structural flexibility of Fe-MOF-5 evidenced by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy
57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy reveals unexpected dynamics at the Fe sites in Fe-substituted MOF-5, especially in the presence of nitrogen.
Porous hollow MoS2 microspheres derived from core–shell sulfonated polystyrene microspheres@MoS2 nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution
Hollow MoS2 microspheres were constructed using monodisperse sulfonated polystyrene (SPS) as the template, and exhibited excellent HER performance.
Enhancing thermoelectric performance of n-type PbSe via additional meso-scale phonon scattering
By introducing mesostructures, the lattice thermal conductivity at 300 K can be reduced from ∼1.3 W m−1 K−1 to ∼1.2 W m−1 K−1, and ∼0.9 W m−1 K−1 to ∼0.6 W m−1 K−1 at 923 K in an n-type PbSe–PbS system.
Enhanced magnetic anisotropy in a tellurium-coordinated cobalt single-ion magnet
Fine-tuning of the ligand field of a series of four-coordinate Co(II) SIMs, yielding the first tellurium-coordinated SIM.
Hybrid molecular-inorganic materials: a heterometallic [Ni4Tb] complex grafted on superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles
Ni4Tb SMMs grafted onto superparamagnetic IO-NPs retain their magnetic properties intact on the surface of the magnetic substrate.
Energy-efficient electrolytic hydrogen generation using a Cu3P nanoarray as a bifunctional catalyst for hydrazine oxidation and water reduction
A Cu3P nanoarray acts as a durable bifunctional catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction and hydrazine oxidation reaction with 100 mA cm−2 at 0.72 V in 1.0 M KOH.
Sandwich-type silicotungstate modified TiO2 microspheres for enhancing light harvesting and reducing electron recombination in dye-sensitized solar cells
Sandwich-type silicotungstates have been applied in DSSCs where an 0.8% Ni4 modified photoanode exhibited the best performance in enhancing light harvesting and reducing electron recombination.
Encapsulation of an iridium complex in a metal–organic framework to give a composite with efficient white light emission
A blue-emitting MOF served as a host for encapsulating yellow-emitting iridium complex to obtain white light and was used in WLEDs.
Exfoliated clay nanosheets as an efficient additive for improving the electrode functionality of graphene-based nanocomposites
A remarkable enhancement of the LIB electrode activity of graphene-based nanocomposites can be achieved via the incorporation of clay nanosheets.
S,N-Containing Co-MOF derived Co9S8@S,N-doped carbon materials as efficient oxygen electrocatalysts and supercapacitor electrode materials
Co9S8@S,N-doped carbon materials derived from S,N-containing Co-MOFs exhibited superior performance as bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts and supercapacitor electrode materials.
Structural stability and thermoelectric properties of cation- and anion-doped Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6
The structural stability of undoped and doped (Sb, Bi, Ca, Zn) Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6 is investigated by high resolution synchrotron PXRD and related to measured physical properties, revealing a stabilizing effect of cation doping.
Fabrication of morphology-preserved microporous carbon from a zeolitic-like porous coordination polymer
A new zeolitic-like microporous coordination polymer (PCP), [Zn2(L)·2H2O]·xguest, was firstly converted to morphology-preserved carbon rods with exclusive micropores and a large surface area for selective gas capture.
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