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Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry A Recent Review Articles

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Open Access Highlight

Separation enhanced methanol and dimethyl ether synthesis

Recent developments in separation enhanced reaction processes using membranes and adsorbents, highlighted here, have proven their potential for carbon dioxide conversion to methanol and dimethyl ether.

Graphical abstract: Separation enhanced methanol and dimethyl ether synthesis
Perspective

Emerging elemental two-dimensional materials for energy applications

Elemental two-dimensional (2D) materials possess distinct properties and superior performances across a multitude of fundamental and practical research fields.

Graphical abstract: Emerging elemental two-dimensional materials for energy applications
Open Access Perspective

Anti-perovskites for solid-state batteries: recent developments, current challenges and future prospects

For the first time, we highlight recent experimental and atomistic modelling insights into Li- and Na-rich anti-perovskite battery materials, with particular attention given to their synthesisability, structures, ion transport and interfaces.

Graphical abstract: Anti-perovskites for solid-state batteries: recent developments, current challenges and future prospects
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Perspective

Materials and system design for direct electrochemical CO2 conversion in capture media

Integration of upstream CO2 capture and downstream electrochemical conversion by direct electrolysis of CO2 capture media offers a potential solution to energy- and cost-efficient utilisation of CO2.

Graphical abstract: Materials and system design for direct electrochemical CO2 conversion in capture media
Perspective

Designing the electronic and geometric structures of single-atom and nanocluster catalysts

This perspective showcases the interplay between electronic and geometric structures with respect to the catalytic properties of single-atom and nanocluster catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Designing the electronic and geometric structures of single-atom and nanocluster catalysts
Perspective

Commercialisation of high energy density sodium-ion batteries: Faradion's journey and outlook

The thinking behind Faradion's historical and current commercial Na-ion technology and the importance of some crucial experimental factors in battery research are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Commercialisation of high energy density sodium-ion batteries: Faradion's journey and outlook
Perspective

Perylene diimide based non-fullerene acceptors: top performers and an emerging class featuring N-annulation

This perspective showcases new materials designs for perylene diimide based non-fullerene acceptors towards high performance photovoltaic devices.

Graphical abstract: Perylene diimide based non-fullerene acceptors: top performers and an emerging class featuring N-annulation
Perspective

Conductive carbonaceous membranes: recent progress and future opportunities

Conductive carbonaceous membranes are a cost-effective, scalable platform to electrify membranes for fouling mitigation, contaminant degradation, and increased permeate selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Conductive carbonaceous membranes: recent progress and future opportunities
Perspective

Two-dimensional building blocks for photocatalytic ammonia production

This perspective summarizes the design and synthesis of two-dimensional building block based photocatalysts for light-induced NH3 production. The structure–performance relationship and mechanism of photocatalysts are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional building blocks for photocatalytic ammonia production
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Perspective

Envisioned strategy for an early intervention in virus-suspected patients through non-invasive piezo- and pyro-electric-based wearable sensors

This perspective explores the scope of piezo- and pyro-electric wearable sensors towards the early intervention of virus-affected patients, particularly in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Graphical abstract: Envisioned strategy for an early intervention in virus-suspected patients through non-invasive piezo- and pyro-electric-based wearable sensors
Review Article

Heteroatoms in graphdiyne for catalytic and energy-related applications

GDY possesses rich acetylenic bonds and unique pore structures, prompting GDY as an ideal candidate, tuning its electronic structure by introducing heteroatoms, broadening its usage in catalysis, energy storage and other fields.

Graphical abstract: Heteroatoms in graphdiyne for catalytic and energy-related applications
Review Article

Vacancy engineering in nanostructured semiconductors for enhancing photocatalysis

This review highlights the recent impressive progress in vacancy engineering of photocatalysts and discusses the outlook on the future development of vacancy-enhanced photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Vacancy engineering in nanostructured semiconductors for enhancing photocatalysis
Review Article

Recent progress in electrocatalysts and electrodes for portable fuel cells

This review highlights the recent progress in designing electrocatalysts for producing high performance fuel cells with truly potential applicability to be used in portable devices.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in electrocatalysts and electrodes for portable fuel cells
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Interfacial Design of Thick Sulfur Cathodes to Achieve High Energy Density and Stability

From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Review Article

High-performance lead-free bulk ceramics for electrical energy storage applications: design strategies and challenges

This review summarizes the development history of lead-free bulk ceramics for electrical energy storage applications and stress the design strategies for each type of dielectric ceramic based on their special physical properties.

Graphical abstract: High-performance lead-free bulk ceramics for electrical energy storage applications: design strategies and challenges
Review Article

Strategies of structural and defect engineering for high-performance rechargeable aqueous zinc-ion batteries

Recent progress regarding the structural and defect engineering of aqueous ZIBs is summarized. Furthermore, advanced techniques, the existing challenges and future perspectives on the structural and defect engineering of ZIBs are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Strategies of structural and defect engineering for high-performance rechargeable aqueous zinc-ion batteries
Open Access Review Article

Tin oxide for optoelectronic, photovoltaic and energy storage devices: a review

Tin dioxide (SnO2) used in various applications due to suitable band gap and tunable conductivity. It has excellent thermal, mechanical and chemical stability.

Graphical abstract: Tin oxide for optoelectronic, photovoltaic and energy storage devices: a review
Review Article

Hybrid artificial photosynthetic systems constructed using quantum dots and molecular catalysts for solar fuel production: development and advances

The strategy of the combination of molecular catalysts and inorganic quantum dots for solar fuel production has shown great success for the construction of artificial photosynthetic systems in the last decade.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid artificial photosynthetic systems constructed using quantum dots and molecular catalysts for solar fuel production: development and advances
Review Article

Biomimetic photocatalysts for the conversion of aqueous- and gas-phase nitrogen species to molecular nitrogen via denitrification and ammonia oxidation

This review summarizes the recent progress in the photocatalytic conversion of aqueous- and gas-phase nitrogen species to molecular nitrogen and highlights the factors affecting the conversion efficiency and selectivity for nitrogen.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic photocatalysts for the conversion of aqueous- and gas-phase nitrogen species to molecular nitrogen via denitrification and ammonia oxidation
Review Article

Advances in self-powered triboelectric pressure sensors

Triboelectric pressure sensors arouse great interest in wearable electronics due to their self-powered property. Here, recent key advancements of triboelectric pressure sensors are comprehensively reviewed and some future trends are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Advances in self-powered triboelectric pressure sensors
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Applications of MAX phases and MXenes as catalysts

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

The Electronic Structure of Transition Metal Oxides for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Review Article

A review on the recent advances in hybrid supercapacitors

Faradaic and non-faradaic energy storage mechanisms, impact of the nano-structuring of electrode materials and state-of-art applications in robotics, etc. of hybrid supercapacitors, and their coupling with batteries and solar cells are elucidated.

Graphical abstract: A review on the recent advances in hybrid supercapacitors
Review Article

Printed flexible thermoelectric materials and devices

Combined with printing technologies, thermoelectric materials receive considerable attention owing to their superiority in flexibility and mass production. this review focuses on printed flexible thermoelectric devices and its applications.

Graphical abstract: Printed flexible thermoelectric materials and devices
Review Article

Carbon-supported catalysts with atomically dispersed metal sites for oxygen electroreduction: present and future perspectives

This is a concise review focusing on two directions for the rational design of carbon-supported single-atom catalysts, i.e. modulating the electronic structure and increasing the metal loading.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-supported catalysts with atomically dispersed metal sites for oxygen electroreduction: present and future perspectives
Review Article

A review of the thermophysical properties and potential of ionic liquids for thermal applications

Key thermophysical properties of ILs were evaluated and compared leading to their classification by thermal conductivity and viscosity behavior into groups according to their cation types and also providing insights for their thermal applications.

Graphical abstract: A review of the thermophysical properties and potential of ionic liquids for thermal applications
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Colloidal Synthesis of Au Nanomaterials with Controlled Morphology and Crystal Phase via the [Au(I)-oleylamine] Complex

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Recent advances in photothermal applications of two-dimensional nanomaterials: photothermal therapy and beyond

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Advances in SnO2-based Perovskite Solar Cells: From Preparation to Photovoltaic Application

Review Article

Performance and stability improvements in metal halide perovskite with intralayer incorporation of organic additives

Organic additives can be used to tune the properties of metal halide perovskites to improve their performance and stability for a wide range of applications, including photovoltaics, thin-film transistors, and light-emitting diodes.

Graphical abstract: Performance and stability improvements in metal halide perovskite with intralayer incorporation of organic additives
Review Article

Aluminium-based MIL-100(Al) and MIL-101(Al) metal–organic frameworks, derivative materials and composites: synthesis, structure, properties and applications

This review summarizes the synthesis, properties and applications of two related and particularly interesting mesoporous aluminium-based metal–organic frameworks (MOFs): MIL-100(Al) and MIL-101(Al).

Graphical abstract: Aluminium-based MIL-100(Al) and MIL-101(Al) metal–organic frameworks, derivative materials and composites: synthesis, structure, properties and applications
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Recent advances in engineered metal oxide nanostructures for supercapacitor applications: Experimental and theoretical aspects

Review Article

Rapid prototyping and customizable multifunctional structures: 3D-printing technology promotes the rapid development of TENGs

This paper reviews the recent advances in triboelectric nanogenerators based on 3D printing technologies and highlights the crucial roles 3D printing technologies play in promoting the rapid development of TENGs.

Graphical abstract: Rapid prototyping and customizable multifunctional structures: 3D-printing technology promotes the rapid development of TENGs
Review Article

Innovative salt-blocking technologies of photothermal materials in solar-driven interfacial desalination

Recent advanced salt-blocking technologies for solar-driven interfacial desalination systems have been summarized.

Graphical abstract: Innovative salt-blocking technologies of photothermal materials in solar-driven interfacial desalination
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Chitosan-Based Materials for Supercapacitor Application-A Review

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Tailored nanocellulose-grafted polymer brushes applications

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Hydrogen sulfide removal from natural gas using membrane technology: A review

Review Article

Building next-generation supercapacitors with battery type Ni(OH)2

This review exclusively elaborates the unnoticed vision into the design, fabrication, mechanism, and investigation of fascinating Ni(OH)2-based supercapacitors in an asymmetric fashion.

Graphical abstract: Building next-generation supercapacitors with battery type Ni(OH)2
Open Access Review Article

Colloidal quantum dots and metal halide perovskite hybridization for solar cell stability and performance enhancement

Metal halide perovskites and colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are two emerging classes of photoactive materials that have attracted considerable attention for next-generation high-performance solution-processed solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal quantum dots and metal halide perovskite hybridization for solar cell stability and performance enhancement
Review Article

Recent advances in doped ruthenium oxides as high-efficiency electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction

Recent progress in doped ruthenium oxides as high-efficiency electrocatalysts for the OER, in which various types of dopants and design strategies are summarized, with an emphasis on the establishment of the structure–activity relationship.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in doped ruthenium oxides as high-efficiency electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
Review Article

Understanding the enhanced catalytic activity of high entropy alloys: from theory to experiment

This review highlights the impacts of four core effects (i.e. high entropy, cocktail effect, lattice distortion and sluggish diffusion) and the microstructures of HEAs on their catalytic properties.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the enhanced catalytic activity of high entropy alloys: from theory to experiment
Review Article

The role of electrode wettability in electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide

This review provides an in-depth analysis of essential role of electrode wettability in improving CO2 electrochemical reduction.

Graphical abstract: The role of electrode wettability in electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide
Review Article

Layered electrode materials for non-aqueous multivalent metal batteries

Multivalent metal batteries are promising large-scale energy storage technologies. This review summarizes the recent progress in the development of layered cathode materials for non-aqueous multivalent metal batteries.

Graphical abstract: Layered electrode materials for non-aqueous multivalent metal batteries
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Recent advances in effective capture of inorganic mercury from aqueous solutions through sulfurized 2D-material-based adsorbents

Open Access Review Article

Recent advancements in solid electrolytes integrated into all-solid-state 2D and 3D lithium-ion microbatteries

This review reports progress in solid electrolytes integrated into all-solid-state 2D and 3D lithium-ion microbatteries. The latest improvements, performance and challenges of the all-solid-state 2D and 3D structured microbatteries are analyzed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advancements in solid electrolytes integrated into all-solid-state 2D and 3D lithium-ion microbatteries
Review Article

Understanding the functions and modifications of interfaces in membrane electrode assemblies of proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Four functions of interfaces in MEA are proposed: the mechanical adhesion, charge transfer, mass transport, and heat conduction.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the functions and modifications of interfaces in membrane electrode assemblies of proton exchange membrane fuel cells
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Reliability of 3D Cs2M+M3+X6 type absorbers for Perovskite Solar Cells: Assessing the Figures of Merit

Review Article

Gold-based nanoalloys: synthetic methods and catalytic applications

This review provides an overview of the recently reported gold-based nanoalloys, focusing on their general synthetic methods and potential catalytic applications.

Graphical abstract: Gold-based nanoalloys: synthetic methods and catalytic applications
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Recent Progress in Synthesis and Oxygen Reduction Applications of Fe-based Single-Atom and Double-Atom Catalysts

Review Article

Toward high-performance anodeless batteries based on controlled lithium metal deposition: a review

This review covers various strategies aimed at controlling Li deposition on a heterogeneous current collector for an anodeless cell configuration in batteries with liquid and solid-state electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: Toward high-performance anodeless batteries based on controlled lithium metal deposition: a review
Open Access Review Article

Recent progress in self-healing polymers and hydrogels based on reversible dynamic B–O bonds: boronic/boronate esters, borax, and benzoxaborole

Reversible boronic ester-based polymers/hydrogels achieve cutting-edge biomedical applications including drug delivery, adhesion, bioimplants, healthcare monitoring by self-healing, injectability, biocompatibility, multi-responsiveness to stimuli.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in self-healing polymers and hydrogels based on reversible dynamic B–O bonds: boronic/boronate esters, borax, and benzoxaborole
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Open Access Review Article

Interfaces in metal halide perovskites probed by solid-state NMR spectroscopy

This review outlines the prospects for a range of solid-state NMR spectroscopy techniques to facilitate structural understanding of complex interfaces in metal halide perovskites and transport layers for optoelectronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Interfaces in metal halide perovskites probed by solid-state NMR spectroscopy
Review Article

Sulfurized polyacrylonitrile for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries: advances and prospects

A comprehensive review on the research advances and prospects of sulfurized polyacrylonitrile cathodes for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries is conducted to shed light on their implementation in commercial production in the future.

Graphical abstract: Sulfurized polyacrylonitrile for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries: advances and prospects
Review Article

The rise of flexible zinc-ion hybrid capacitors: advances, challenges, and outlooks

A comprehensive review summarizing the latest advance and critical challenges of the flexible zinc-ion hybrid capacitors, with outlooks towards potential future research directions.

Graphical abstract: The rise of flexible zinc-ion hybrid capacitors: advances, challenges, and outlooks
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Review Article

Advances of the top-down synthesis approach for high-performance silicon anodes in Li-ion batteries

A comprehensive review of low-cost top-down approaches to enhance the electrochemical performance of silicon anodes, including future research directions.

Graphical abstract: Advances of the top-down synthesis approach for high-performance silicon anodes in Li-ion batteries
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Review Article

Nonfullerene acceptors for P3HT-based organic solar cells

Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) is a promising donor for the large-scale organic solar cell fabrication in a cost-effective way. A series of nonfullerene acceptors compatible with P3HT are summarized in this review.

Graphical abstract: Nonfullerene acceptors for P3HT-based organic solar cells
Review Article

Recent advances in 2D MXenes: preparation, intercalation and applications in flexible devices

The very recent development and progress of 2D MXenes are summarized from the preparation, intercalation and delamination to potential applications in flexible devices, indicating the future directions of 2D MXenes.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in 2D MXenes: preparation, intercalation and applications in flexible devices
Review Article

Olivine LiMnxFe1−xPO4 cathode materials for lithium ion batteries: restricted factors of rate performances

The research progress on the factors restricting of LMFP rate performance has been comprehensively elaborated with respect to three aspects: intrinsic properties, interface structure and cell preparation.

Graphical abstract: Olivine LiMnxFe1−xPO4 cathode materials for lithium ion batteries: restricted factors of rate performances
Review Article

Green and sustainable molten salt electrochemistry for the conversion of secondary carbon pollutants to advanced carbon materials

The electro-conversion progress of secondary carbon pollutants to advanced carbon materials through green and sustainable molten salt electrochemistry are reviewed systematically. The promising applications of carbon nanomaterials are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Green and sustainable molten salt electrochemistry for the conversion of secondary carbon pollutants to advanced carbon materials
Review Article

Lignocellulose-derived hydrogel/aerogel-based flexible quasi-solid-state supercapacitors with high-performance: a review

Recent advances in flexible quasi-solid-state supercapacitors derived from lignocellulose hydrogels/aerogels are systematically reviewed and further prospects are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Lignocellulose-derived hydrogel/aerogel-based flexible quasi-solid-state supercapacitors with high-performance: a review
Review Article

Alternative anodes for low temperature lithium-ion batteries

Major issues of commercial graphite-based Li-ion batteries at low temperature and recent improvements in anode formulation to tackle these low temperature limitations.

Graphical abstract: Alternative anodes for low temperature lithium-ion batteries
Review Article

Recent advances in wearable self-powered energy systems based on flexible energy storage devices integrated with flexible solar cells

The recent advances in wearable self-powered energy systems based on flexible energy storage devices integrated with flexible solar cells for various applications are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in wearable self-powered energy systems based on flexible energy storage devices integrated with flexible solar cells
Review Article

Biomass-derived tubular carbon materials: progress in synthesis and applications

This review summarizes advantages of biomass-based tubular carbon materials, preparation strategies, formation mechanisms and various applications, with a focus on the relationship between the tubular structures and properties.

Graphical abstract: Biomass-derived tubular carbon materials: progress in synthesis and applications
Review Article

Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2): bismuth-based electrocatalysts

Bi-based catalysts for electrochemical reduction of CO2 (ERCO2), including their preparation, electrochemical performance, reaction mechanisms and further challenges and research directions.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2): bismuth-based electrocatalysts
Review Article

Recent advances in g-C3N4-based photocatalysts incorporated by MXenes and their derivatives

An overview of the recent advances in g-C3N4-based photocatalysts incorporated by MXenes and their derivatives is provided and discussed systematically.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in g-C3N4-based photocatalysts incorporated by MXenes and their derivatives
Review Article

Nano/microstructured materials for solar-driven interfacial evaporators towards water purification

This review summarizes the representative progress of solar evaporators and their practical utilization towards water purification from the perspective of nano/microstructured material architecture designs.

Graphical abstract: Nano/microstructured materials for solar-driven interfacial evaporators towards water purification
Review Article

Elasticity-oriented design of solid-state batteries: challenges and perspectives

Engineering energy dense electrodes (e.g. lithium metal, conversion cathodes, etc.) with solid electrolytes is important for enhancing the practical energy density of solid-state batteries.

Graphical abstract: Elasticity-oriented design of solid-state batteries: challenges and perspectives
Open Access Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Engineering membranes with macrocycles for precise molecular separations

Review Article

Modulating the electronic structure of nanomaterials to enhance polysulfides confinement for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

Modulating electronic structure of nanomaterials via surface engineering for suppressing polysulfide shuttling in lithium–sulfur batteries are comprehensively summarized and outlooks of them are given in this review.

Graphical abstract: Modulating the electronic structure of nanomaterials to enhance polysulfides confinement for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
Review Article

All-inorganic perovskite quantum dots as light-harvesting, interfacial, and light-converting layers toward solar cells

All inorganic perovskite quantum dots as light-harvesting, interfacial, and light-converting layers toward efficient and stable solar cells are summarized.

Graphical abstract: All-inorganic perovskite quantum dots as light-harvesting, interfacial, and light-converting layers toward solar cells
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
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This collection contains recent Review-type articles published by Journal of Materials Chemistry A, the home for high impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for energy and sustainability. New articles will be added to this collection as soon as possible after publication.

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