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Themed collection 2019 Sustainable Energy and Fuels HOT Articles

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Review Article

Current progress of Pt and Pt-based electrocatalysts used for fuel cells

Due to the growing demand for energy and impending environmental issues, fuel cells have attracted significant attention as an alternative to conventional energy technologies.

Graphical abstract: Current progress of Pt and Pt-based electrocatalysts used for fuel cells
Review Article

A review on strategies addressing interface incompatibilities in inorganic all-solid-state lithium batteries

This review focuses on recent advances in interface engineering of solid-state batteries based on inorganic oxide and sulfide solid electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: A review on strategies addressing interface incompatibilities in inorganic all-solid-state lithium batteries
Communication

Layered metallic vanadium diboride as an active cocatalyst for efficient dye-sensitized photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Layered metallic VB2 has been identified as an efficient cocatalyst for H2 evolution in an ErB–TEOA system under visible light.

Graphical abstract: Layered metallic vanadium diboride as an active cocatalyst for efficient dye-sensitized photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
Communication

High-performance aluminum-ion batteries based on AlCl3/caprolactam electrolytes

Aluminum-ion batteries based on AlCl3/caprolactam (CPL) and AlCl3/urea/CPL electrolytes exhibit worthwhile performances.

Graphical abstract: High-performance aluminum-ion batteries based on AlCl3/caprolactam electrolytes
Open Access Communication

Ligand dependent oxidation dictates the performance evolution of high efficiency PbS quantum dot solar cells

The stability of lead sulfide (PbS) quantum dots (QD) under continuous illumination in oxygenated environments depends on the choice of ligands, determining the evolution of photovoltaic performance of high efficiency PbS QD solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Ligand dependent oxidation dictates the performance evolution of high efficiency PbS quantum dot solar cells
Communication

High-performance rechargeable zinc-based dual-ion batteries

All the reported two kinds of nonaqueous zinc-based battery systems present good electrochemical performance and have good potential for large-scale energy storage with good safety and environmental friendliness.

Graphical abstract: High-performance rechargeable zinc-based dual-ion batteries
Communication

Interface structure regulation of a Ag lithiophilic layer towards uniform lithium nucleation/growth

An ideal lithiophilic modified layer of Ag nanoparticles on the Cu foil was achieved by controlling the reaction time and concentration of Ag+, which devote to the long-term cycles over 400 cycles without lithium density growth.

Graphical abstract: Interface structure regulation of a Ag lithiophilic layer towards uniform lithium nucleation/growth
Communication

Environment-friendly, co-catalyst- and solvent-free fixation of CO2 using an ionic zinc(II)–porphyrin complex immobilized in porous metal–organic frameworks

Development of a heterogeneous catalyst composed of a [Zn(II)NMeTPyP]4+[I]4 complex immobilized in PCN-224 for environment-friendly, co-catalyst-free fixation of CO2 is reported.

Graphical abstract: Environment-friendly, co-catalyst- and solvent-free fixation of CO2 using an ionic zinc(ii)–porphyrin complex immobilized in porous metal–organic frameworks
Communication

A general way to fabricate transition metal dichalcogenide/oxide-sandwiched MXene nanosheets as flexible film anodes for high-performance lithium storage

Composite films comprising MXene nanosheets sandwiched by transition metal dichalcogenides/oxides are constructed as flexible lithium-ion battery anodes through vacuum-assisted filtration.

Graphical abstract: A general way to fabricate transition metal dichalcogenide/oxide-sandwiched MXene nanosheets as flexible film anodes for high-performance lithium storage
Communication

An organic ligand promoting the electrocatalytic activity of cobalt oxide for the hydrogen evolution reaction

In electrocatalytic water splitting, active, stable and low-cost hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts play key roles in the conversion and storage of renewable energy sources.

Graphical abstract: An organic ligand promoting the electrocatalytic activity of cobalt oxide for the hydrogen evolution reaction
Communication

Enhancing the production of hydrogen peroxide from electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction by tailoring the electronic states of single-walled carbon nanotubes: a synergistic effect from interior filling and exterior oxidation

Single-walled carbon nanotubes co-modified with interior filling of phosphomolybdic acid and successive exterior oxidation (O-HPMO@SWCNTs) possess better two-electron oxygen reduction reaction performance than the HPMO-filled SWCNTs, oxidized SWCNTs or pristine SWCNTs.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the production of hydrogen peroxide from electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction by tailoring the electronic states of single-walled carbon nanotubes: a synergistic effect from interior filling and exterior oxidation
Communication

High power mechanical energy harvester based on exfoliated black phosphorous–polymer composite and its multiple applications

A uniformly dense dispersion of few layer BP (FLBP) nanosheets in PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) matrix is shown to exhibit a remarkably strong mechanical energy harvesting effect with highest peak-to-peak voltage output of about 350 V.

Graphical abstract: High power mechanical energy harvester based on exfoliated black phosphorous–polymer composite and its multiple applications
Communication

A photocapacitor with high working voltage and energy density

The carbon-supported graphene/PEDOT common electrode enables the fabrication of photocapacitors with high voltage and energy density.

Graphical abstract: A photocapacitor with high working voltage and energy density
Open Access Communication

Nano-inclusion in one step: spontaneous ice-templating of porous hierarchical nanocomposites for selective hydrogen release

3-D nanocomposites of (reduced) graphene oxide and ammonia borane can be fabricated in a one-step ice templating process from aqueous suspensions. The nanocomposites release hydrogen at a reduced onset temperature, suppressing the release of diborane, borazine and ammonia.

Graphical abstract: Nano-inclusion in one step: spontaneous ice-templating of porous hierarchical nanocomposites for selective hydrogen release
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Red phosphorus confined in hierarchical hollow surface-modified Co9S8 for enhanced sodium storage

The encapsulation-type structured P@Co9S8 materials assembled with surface-modified hierarchical hollow spherical Co9S8 exhibit ultralong cycling and high rate performance for SIBs.

Graphical abstract: Red phosphorus confined in hierarchical hollow surface-modified Co9S8 for enhanced sodium storage
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Ammonia-etching-assisted nanotailoring of manganese silicate boosts faradaic capacity for high-performance hybrid supercapacitors

Nanotailoring of active manganese silicate with an average particle size of about 20 nm is realized by an ammonia-etching-assisted route, delivering a 3.55-times higher faradaic capacity than the traditional yolk–shell counterpart in hybrid supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Ammonia-etching-assisted nanotailoring of manganese silicate boosts faradaic capacity for high-performance hybrid supercapacitors
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Nano Fe and Mg2Ni derived from TMA-TM (TM = Fe, Ni) MOFs as synergetic catalysts for hydrogen storage in MgH2

In situ generated Mg2NiH4/Mg2Ni and α-Fe work as synergetic catalysts to improve the hydrogen sorption behaviors of the MgH2/Mg system.

Graphical abstract: Nano Fe and Mg2Ni derived from TMA-TM (TM = Fe, Ni) MOFs as synergetic catalysts for hydrogen storage in MgH2
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Vertical kinetically oriented MoS2–Mo2N heterostructures on carbon cloth: a highly efficient hydrogen evolution electrocatalyst

Vertically aligned MoS2–Mo2N/CC enables fast electron transfer, moderates the hydrogen binding energy, and shortens the H2 diffusion path.

Graphical abstract: Vertical kinetically oriented MoS2–Mo2N heterostructures on carbon cloth: a highly efficient hydrogen evolution electrocatalyst
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Integrating ZnCo2O4 submicro/nanospheres with CoxSey nanosheets for the oxygen evolution reaction and zinc–air batteries

A facile approach is developed to prepare ZnCo2O4/CoxSey composites, where the synergistic effect significantly boosted the OER and ZAB performance.

Graphical abstract: Integrating ZnCo2O4 submicro/nanospheres with CoxSey nanosheets for the oxygen evolution reaction and zinc–air batteries
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3D-Printed electrodes for membraneless water electrolysis

This work describes a membraneless electrolyzer in which all key components are fabricated by 3D-printing processes.

Graphical abstract: 3D-Printed electrodes for membraneless water electrolysis
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A perspective on practical solar to carbon monoxide production devices with economic evaluation

Solar-chemical production is one of the most promising options for producing valuable chemicals from greenhouse gases.

Graphical abstract: A perspective on practical solar to carbon monoxide production devices with economic evaluation
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CsPbBr3 nanocrystal inks for printable light harvesting devices

NC inks optimization for thin film solar cells printing.

Graphical abstract: CsPbBr3 nanocrystal inks for printable light harvesting devices
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Micropores-in-macroporous gel polymer electrolytes for alkali metal batteries

Micropores-in-macroporous polymer membranes containing an immobilized-liquid electrolyte enable dendrite-free alkali metal batteries.

Graphical abstract: Micropores-in-macroporous gel polymer electrolytes for alkali metal batteries
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A photo-crosslinkable bis-triarylamine side-chain polymer as a hole-transport material for stable perovskite solar cells

A crosslinkable acrylate random copolymer with both bis(triarylamine) and photocrosslinkable cinnamate side chains is compared to the widely used poly(4-butyl-triphenylamine-4′,4′′-diyl) as a hole-transport material in perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: A photo-crosslinkable bis-triarylamine side-chain polymer as a hole-transport material for stable perovskite solar cells
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Electrochemical hydrogen production on a metal-free polymer

Demonstration of hydrogen production on metal-free poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (PEDOT) film.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical hydrogen production on a metal-free polymer
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Formation of highly porous CuCo2O4 nanosheet assemblies for high-rate and long-term lithium storage

Mixed transition metal oxides with high theoretical capacity show great potential to replace carbonaceous anode materials in lithium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Formation of highly porous CuCo2O4 nanosheet assemblies for high-rate and long-term lithium storage
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Analysis of the effect of catalyst layer thickness on the performance and durability of platinum group metal-free catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

A simple approach based on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurement is adopted to elucidate the effect of mixed ion and electron transport limitations during materials aging in platinum group metal-free catalysts for PEMFC.

Graphical abstract: Analysis of the effect of catalyst layer thickness on the performance and durability of platinum group metal-free catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
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Boosting the visible-light photoactivities of BiVO4 nanoplates by Eu doping and coupling CeOx nanoparticles for CO2 reduction and organic oxidation

Visible-light photoactivities of BiVO4 nanoplates have been promoted by doping Eu to enhance the charge separation and coupling CeOx nanoparticles to modulate the thermodynamic energy of the photoelectrons.

Graphical abstract: Boosting the visible-light photoactivities of BiVO4 nanoplates by Eu doping and coupling CeOx nanoparticles for CO2 reduction and organic oxidation
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The preparation and mechanistic study of highly effective PtSnRu ternary nanorod catalysts toward the ethanol oxidation reaction

Although Pt-based anodes have shown promising electrochemical behaviors toward EOR, the rational optimization of structures and compositions of catalysts is not fully understood due largely to the lack of mechanistic insights.

Graphical abstract: The preparation and mechanistic study of highly effective PtSnRu ternary nanorod catalysts toward the ethanol oxidation reaction
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Highly mesoporous Fe and N Co-doped graphitic catalysts prepared from short-time synthesis of precursor towards highly efficient oxygen reduction

Fe and N co-doped graphitic catalysts were prepared with a high mesopore volume and graphitic structure towards efficient oxygen reduction reaction.

Graphical abstract: Highly mesoporous Fe and N Co-doped graphitic catalysts prepared from short-time synthesis of precursor towards highly efficient oxygen reduction
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Cerium and nitrogen doped CoP nanorod arrays for hydrogen evolution in all pH conditions

Cerium and nitrogen co-doped CoP nanorod arrays on carbon fiber cloth were developed as pH-universal HER electrocatalyst with the low overpotentials of 66 mV, 72 mV, and 41 mV at 10 mA cm−2 in 0.5 M H2SO4, 1 M PBS, and 1 M KOH, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Cerium and nitrogen doped CoP nanorod arrays for hydrogen evolution in all pH conditions
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Rational synthesis of Pt-based dandelion-like yolk–shell nanoparticles with enhanced oxygen reduction properties

Pd@PtPd dandelion-like yolk–shell nanoparticles (Pd@PtPd DYSNs) with uniform morphology and size are fabricated with excellent oxygen reduction activity.

Graphical abstract: Rational synthesis of Pt-based dandelion-like yolk–shell nanoparticles with enhanced oxygen reduction properties
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The oxygen reduction reaction catalyzed by Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 flavodiiron proteins

Photosynthetic flavodiiron proteins catalyze oxygen reduction at non-heme iron sites (brown spheres) using flavin (FMN) mediated electron transfer (black arrows).

Graphical abstract: The oxygen reduction reaction catalyzed by Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 flavodiiron proteins
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Comparative well-to-wheel life cycle assessment of OME3–5 synfuel production via the power-to-liquid pathway

In this study, a holistic well-to-wheel (WtW) life cycle assessment of the production and utilization of short oligomers of OME3–5 as produced via a Power-to-Liquid (PtL) pathway has been conducted.

Graphical abstract: Comparative well-to-wheel life cycle assessment of OME3–5 synfuel production via the power-to-liquid pathway
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Improving the oxygen evolution activity of Co3O4 by introducing Ce species derived from Ce-substituted ZIF-67

Proper control of the introduced Ce amount and species in Ce–Co3O4 composites derived from Ce-substituted ZIF-67 precursors could precisely tune the Co3+/Co2+ ratio and induce surface oxygen defects, further boosting the OER performance.

Graphical abstract: Improving the oxygen evolution activity of Co3O4 by introducing Ce species derived from Ce-substituted ZIF-67
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A layered Bi2Te3 nanoplates/graphene composite with high gravimetric and volumetric performance for Na-ion storage

A one-pot solvothermal method was used to prepare a layered Bi2Te3 nanoplates/graphene composite with outstanding gravimetric and volumetric Na-ion storage performance.

Graphical abstract: A layered Bi2Te3 nanoplates/graphene composite with high gravimetric and volumetric performance for Na-ion storage
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In situ formation of a renewable cellulose hydrogel electrolyte for high-performance flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors

Renewable cellulose hydrogels have been fabricated as the electrolyte for high-performance flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: In situ formation of a renewable cellulose hydrogel electrolyte for high-performance flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitors
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Hybridizing amorphous NiOx nanoflakes and Mn-doped Ni2P nanosheet arrays for enhanced overall water electrocatalysis

A novel hierarchical core–shell hybrid nanostructured electrocatalyst (A-NiOx-20/Mn-Ni2P) showed high bifunctional activity towards overall water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Hybridizing amorphous NiOx nanoflakes and Mn-doped Ni2P nanosheet arrays for enhanced overall water electrocatalysis
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ZIF-67-derived edge-oriented graphene clusters coupled with carbon nanotubes containing encapsulated Co nanoparticles for high-frequency electrochemical capacitors

Pyrolized ZIF-67 modified by edge-oriented graphene (EOG) shows great potential to be used as electrode for high frequency electrochemical capacitors (HF-ECs).

Graphical abstract: ZIF-67-derived edge-oriented graphene clusters coupled with carbon nanotubes containing encapsulated Co nanoparticles for high-frequency electrochemical capacitors
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Noble-metal-free NiFe nanoparticles immobilized on nano CeZrO2 solid solutions for highly efficient hydrogen production from hydrous hydrazine

Noble-metal-free NiFe nanoparticles were successfully immobilized on nano CeZrO2 solid solutions by a simple impregnation–reduction method, exhibiting a high catalytic activity and 100% H2 selectivity for hydrogen generation from hydrazine solution.

Graphical abstract: Noble-metal-free NiFe nanoparticles immobilized on nano CeZrO2 solid solutions for highly efficient hydrogen production from hydrous hydrazine
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Nature-inspired salt resistant polypyrrole–wood for highly efficient solar steam generation

Solar steam generation has emerged as a promising and sustainable method of addressing the water shortage issue. The fabricated PPy–wood exhibits high solar energy conversion efficiency and excellent salt resistant performance.

Graphical abstract: Nature-inspired salt resistant polypyrrole–wood for highly efficient solar steam generation
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Microwave-assisted pyrolysis and analytical fast pyrolysis of macroalgae: product analysis and effect of heating mechanism

The potential of macroalgae species to produce high value chemicals and bio-oil is evaluated using microwave-assisted and conventional fast pyrolysis.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted pyrolysis and analytical fast pyrolysis of macroalgae: product analysis and effect of heating mechanism
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Controllable construction of oxygen vacancies by anaerobic catalytic combustion of dichloromethane over metal oxides for enhanced solar-to-hydrogen conversion

A facile anaerobic catalytic combustion method is used for controllable oxygen vacancy construction of metal oxides for enhanced solar-to-hydrogen conversion.

Graphical abstract: Controllable construction of oxygen vacancies by anaerobic catalytic combustion of dichloromethane over metal oxides for enhanced solar-to-hydrogen conversion
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Photoelectrochemical-voltaic cells consisting of particulate ZnxCd1−xSe photoanodes with photovoltages exceeding 1.23 V

A photoelectrochemical-voltaic cell consisting of ZnxCd1−xSe photoanodes generates a photovoltage higher than the thermodynamic onset voltage for water splitting, 1.23 V.

Graphical abstract: Photoelectrochemical-voltaic cells consisting of particulate ZnxCd1−xSe photoanodes with photovoltages exceeding 1.23 V
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Operation of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells using natural cellulose fiber membranes

Natural cellulose fiber membranes were used as simple scaffolds for low-cost and stable proton exchange membranes in fuel cells.

Graphical abstract: Operation of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells using natural cellulose fiber membranes
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Single-crystal and hierarchical VSe2 as an aluminum-ion battery cathode

A single-crystal and hierarchical VSe2 cathode exhibits the highest discharge specific capacity of about 419.1 mA h g−1.

Graphical abstract: Single-crystal and hierarchical VSe2 as an aluminum-ion battery cathode
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Commercially available InSb as a high-performance anode for secondary batteries towards superior lithium storage

This paper reports the possible application of commercially available InSb alloys as an appealing anode host for lithium storage.

Graphical abstract: Commercially available InSb as a high-performance anode for secondary batteries towards superior lithium storage
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A single layer of Fe3O4@TiO2 submicron spheres as a high-performance electrode for lithium-ion microbatteries

High-capacity electrodes with an ultrathin layer configuration represent a suitable component for modern microbatteries.

Graphical abstract: A single layer of Fe3O4@TiO2 submicron spheres as a high-performance electrode for lithium-ion microbatteries
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High capacity vanadium oxide electrodes: effective recycling through thermal treatment

The current paper demonstrates that thermal regeneration is an effective approach to recover material crystallinity, restore functional delivered capacity of the degraded phases, while retaining the integrity of the parent electrode.

Graphical abstract: High capacity vanadium oxide electrodes: effective recycling through thermal treatment
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Ammonia borane and hydrazine bis(borane) dehydrogenation mediated by an unsymmetrical (PNN) ruthenium pincer hydride: metal–ligand cooperation for hydrogen production

The pyrazole-based RuII unsymmetrical pincer hydride (tBuPNN*)RuH(CO) has been exploited as ammonia borane and hydrazine bis(borane) dehydrogenation catalyst in THF solution at ambient temperature.

Graphical abstract: Ammonia borane and hydrazine bis(borane) dehydrogenation mediated by an unsymmetrical (PNN) ruthenium pincer hydride: metal–ligand cooperation for hydrogen production
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Graphene quantum dot induced tunable growth of nanostructured MnCo2O4.5 composites for high-performance supercapacitors

A method that adapts graphene quantum dots (GQDs) as structural inducing agents to tune the morphology of MnCo2O4.5/GQDs composites is developed, and utilized to enhance their electrochemical performance for supercapacitor applications.

Graphical abstract: Graphene quantum dot induced tunable growth of nanostructured MnCo2O4.5 composites for high-performance supercapacitors
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CePO4, a multi-functional catalyst for carbohydrate biomass conversion: production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, 2,5-diformylfuran, and γ-valerolactone

Optimum acidity and oxidation capability of CePO4 facilitate the production of carbohydrate derived value added chemicals such as 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, 2,5-diformylfuran, and γ-valerolactone under eco-friendly mild reaction condition.

Graphical abstract: CePO4, a multi-functional catalyst for carbohydrate biomass conversion: production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, 2,5-diformylfuran, and γ-valerolactone
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Solvent-controlled solid-electrolyte interphase layer composition of a high performance Li4Ti5O12 anode for Na-ion battery applications

Ultra-high rate Na-ion battery operating over wide range of temperature is demonstrated with engineered-Li4Ti5O12 electrode. Performance with different electrolyte solvents is correlated to the resultant solid-electrolyte interphase layer composition.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-controlled solid-electrolyte interphase layer composition of a high performance Li4Ti5O12 anode for Na-ion battery applications
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Confined growth of MoSe2 nanosheets in N-doped carbon shell with hierarchical porous structure for efficient hydrogen evolution

Construction of a reasonable composite architecture to enhance the robustness, alleviate the aggregation, and simultaneously improve the intrinsic poor conductivity is the key to realizing the synthesis of highly efficient noble-metal-free MoSe2-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).

Graphical abstract: Confined growth of MoSe2 nanosheets in N-doped carbon shell with hierarchical porous structure for efficient hydrogen evolution
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Control loading Au nanoparticles on the surface of hydroxyl pillar[5]arene functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes and its application in catalysis and sensing

The schematic representation for the catalysis and sensing applications of Au@HP5@SWCNT.

Graphical abstract: Control loading Au nanoparticles on the surface of hydroxyl pillar[5]arene functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes and its application in catalysis and sensing
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Nickel phosphide decorated with trace amount of platinum as an efficient electrocatalyst for the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction

Electrocatalytic water-splitting is considered as a highly promising technology for the sustainable production of hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Nickel phosphide decorated with trace amount of platinum as an efficient electrocatalyst for the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction
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ZnO-nitrogen doped carbon derived from a zeolitic imidazolate framework as an efficient counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells

ZnO-nitrogen doped carbon (ZnO-NC) derived ZIF-8 mixed with polystyrenesulfonate-doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT:PSS) employed as an efficient catalyst in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).

Graphical abstract: ZnO-nitrogen doped carbon derived from a zeolitic imidazolate framework as an efficient counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells
Open Access Paper

Radiation-grafted cation-exchange membranes: an initial ex situ feasibility study into their potential use in reverse electrodialysis

A low resistance bis(vinylphenyl)ethane-crosslinked radiation-grafted cation-exchange membrane can achieve a permselectivity of >90%.

Graphical abstract: Radiation-grafted cation-exchange membranes: an initial ex situ feasibility study into their potential use in reverse electrodialysis
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Fast microwave-induced synthesis of solid cobalt hydroxide nanorods and their thermal conversion into porous cobalt oxide nanorods for efficient oxygen evolution reaction

Oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in water splitting is one of the most critical and more demanding half-reactions in electrochemical devices; therefore, the design of highly efficient and nonprecious metal-based electrocatalysts is required.

Graphical abstract: Fast microwave-induced synthesis of solid cobalt hydroxide nanorods and their thermal conversion into porous cobalt oxide nanorods for efficient oxygen evolution reaction
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Cooperative photocatalytic selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols on anatase TiO2

5(6)-Carboxyfluorescein-sensitized anatase TiO2 photocatalyst with 4-methoxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine1-oxyl as a cocatalyst were selected to undertake the cooperative photocatalytic selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols.

Graphical abstract: Cooperative photocatalytic selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols on anatase TiO2
Open Access Paper

Nuclear fuel cycle, with a liquid ore and fuel: toward renewable energy

To fulfill the conditions required for a nuclear renewable energy concept, one has to explore a combination of processes going from the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle to the fuel production and the energy conversion using specific fluid fuels and reactors.

Graphical abstract: Nuclear fuel cycle, with a liquid ore and fuel: toward renewable energy
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Energetic effects of hybrid organic/inorganic interfacial architecture on nanoporous black silicon photoelectrodes

Interfacial layers on semiconductor surfaces in fuel-forming photoelectrochemical cells effect both energetic tuning and corrosion protection of the underlying semiconductor.

Graphical abstract: Energetic effects of hybrid organic/inorganic interfacial architecture on nanoporous black silicon photoelectrodes
Open Access Paper

Exploring the tolerance of marine yeast to inhibitory compounds for improving bioethanol production

Inhibitor tolerance is one of the key challenges in lignocellulosic bioethanol production.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the tolerance of marine yeast to inhibitory compounds for improving bioethanol production
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N,N-Dimethylformamide assisted hydrothermal introduction of MoS2 on ultrathin g-C3N4 layers with enhanced visible light photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity

Exploring appropriate methods and agents for the fabrication of heterostructures opens up a new avenue for photocatalytic water splitting by utilizing solar power as an energy source.

Graphical abstract: N,N-Dimethylformamide assisted hydrothermal introduction of MoS2 on ultrathin g-C3N4 layers with enhanced visible light photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity
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Enhanced light harvesting and charge separation over wormhole mesoporous TiO2−X nanocrystallites towards efficient hydrogen generation

Improved visible light absorption by meso-TiO2−X materials compared to TiO2 for enhanced solar light harvesting.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced light harvesting and charge separation over wormhole mesoporous TiO2−X nanocrystallites towards efficient hydrogen generation
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Ligand-centered electrochemical processes enable CO2 reduction with a nickel bis(triazapentadienyl) complex

We report the synthesis of a nickel bis(triazapentadienyl) complex and its reactivity with CO2 under reducing conditions.

Graphical abstract: Ligand-centered electrochemical processes enable CO2 reduction with a nickel bis(triazapentadienyl) complex
Open Access Paper

The energetic implications of introducing lithium-ion batteries into distributed photovoltaic systems

Batteries for stationary applications can prove to be crucial for enabling high penetration of solar energy, but production and use of batteries comes with an energetic cost.

Graphical abstract: The energetic implications of introducing lithium-ion batteries into distributed photovoltaic systems
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Efficient production of lactic acid from sugars over Sn-Beta zeolite in water: catalytic performance and mechanistic insights

Hydrothermal conversion of sugars exceeded 98.0% with lactic acid yield reaching 67.1% over a Sn-Beta zeolite catalyst prepared via a green synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Efficient production of lactic acid from sugars over Sn-Beta zeolite in water: catalytic performance and mechanistic insights
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Sonochemical deposition of ultrafine metallic Pt nanoparticles on CdS for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Ultrasonic irradiation drives the reduction of Pt4+ and tight adherence of the resulting metallic Pt nanoparticles to CdS to boost photocatalytic H2 evolution.

Graphical abstract: Sonochemical deposition of ultrafine metallic Pt nanoparticles on CdS for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
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Highly selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural into 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)furan over an acid–base bifunctional hafnium-based coordination polymer catalyst

An acid–base bifunctional hafnium-based coordination polymer catalyst (Hf-DTMP) showed high catalytic activity and stability for the CTH of HMF into BHMF.

Graphical abstract: Highly selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural into 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)furan over an acid–base bifunctional hafnium-based coordination polymer catalyst
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