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Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry A Advisory Board Collection

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Rational design and resolution of the mystery of the structure of Cyclo[18]carbon

A solid-state carbon allotrope cyclo[18]carbon has been isolated at cryogenic temperatures, and its bonding structure revealed.

Graphical abstract: Rational design and resolution of the mystery of the structure of Cyclo[18]carbon
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Roadmap and roadblocks for the band gap tunability of metal halide perovskites

Solar cells based on metal-halide perovskite semiconductors inspire high hopes for efficient low-cost solar energy conversion technology. We here reflect on recent progress and potential limitations of the band gap tunability of these compound semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Roadmap and roadblocks for the band gap tunability of metal halide perovskites
Review Article

Toward a new generation of low cost, efficient, and durable metal–air flow batteries

Metal–air flow batteries are promising candidates for next-generation energy storage systems because of their high performance and scale flexibility. Further development should be conducted from material to structure design and operation management.

Graphical abstract: Toward a new generation of low cost, efficient, and durable metal–air flow batteries
Review Article

Recent advances in exfoliation techniques of layered and non-layered materials for energy conversion and storage

Recent advances in exfoliation techniques of layered and non-layered materials for energy conversion and storage are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in exfoliation techniques of layered and non-layered materials for energy conversion and storage
Review Article

Understanding and development of olivine LiCoPO4 cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

Understanding and development of olivine LiCoPO4 cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries are systematically reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Understanding and development of olivine LiCoPO4 cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries
Communication

Ti/Co-S catalyst covered amorphous Si-based photocathodes with high photovoltage for the HER in non-acid environments

Magnetron sputtering and electrochemical-deposition were used to deposit Ti/Co–S catalyst on amorphous Si/amorphous Si tandem solar cells for water-splitting in non-acid solutions.

Graphical abstract: Ti/Co-S catalyst covered amorphous Si-based photocathodes with high photovoltage for the HER in non-acid environments
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Degradation mechanisms in mixed-cation and mixed-halide CsxFA1−xPb(BryI1−y)3 perovskite films under ambient conditions

With in situ ESEM and GIWAXS we saw that the perovskite degradation passes through hexagonal polytypes and is dependent on the composition.

Graphical abstract: Degradation mechanisms in mixed-cation and mixed-halide CsxFA1−xPb(BryI1−y)3 perovskite films under ambient conditions
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Suppressing lithium dendrite growth by a synergetic effect of uniform nucleation and inhibition

We report a dendrite-free Li metal anode obtained by the synergistic effect of AgPF6–LiNO3 hybrid additives in the electrolyte. The constructed symmetric cell battery shows excellent cycling lifetime for >3000 h with only slight polarization.

Graphical abstract: Suppressing lithium dendrite growth by a synergetic effect of uniform nucleation and inhibition
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
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MOF-derived hierarchical CoP nanoflakes anchored on vertically erected graphene scaffolds as self-supported and flexible hosts for lithium–sulfur batteries

A self-supported and binder-free CoP@G/CC-S cathode affording high conductivity, a suppressed shuttle effect and favorable mechanical robustness enables high-performance flexible Li–S batteries for practical applications.

Graphical abstract: MOF-derived hierarchical CoP nanoflakes anchored on vertically erected graphene scaffolds as self-supported and flexible hosts for lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
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Synthesis of bifunctional BaFe1−xCoxO3−yδ(OH)y catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction

Perovskite oxides with mixed ionic and electronic conductivities are very promising candidates for their application as energy materials related to fuel cell and metal air battery integration.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of bifunctional BaFe1−xCoxO3−y−δ(OH)y catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
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Interfacial aspect of ZnTe/In2Te3 heterostructures as an efficient catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction

Two-dimensional (2D) materials, group III2–VI3 compounds have drawn intense attention due to its excellent surface properties.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial aspect of ZnTe/In2Te3 heterostructures as an efficient catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction
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Synthesis of hierarchical lamellar Co3O4–CoMoO4 heterostructures for lithium-ion batteries

A facile solvothermal approach with subsequent annealing treatment was developed to synthesize hierarchical lamellar Co3O4–CoMoO4 heterostructures with enhanced electrochemical activity towards anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of hierarchical lamellar Co3O4–CoMoO4 heterostructures for lithium-ion batteries
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Noncovalent and covalent double assembly: unravelling a unified mechanism for the tubular shape evolution of microporous organic polymers

Noncovalent assembly of ionic species provided a morphology template for the tubular shape evolution of microporous organic polymers.

Graphical abstract: Noncovalent and covalent double assembly: unravelling a unified mechanism for the tubular shape evolution of microporous organic polymers
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B-site doping effects of NdBa0.75Ca0.25Co2O5+δ double perovskite catalysts for oxygen evolution and reduction reactions

NdBa0.75Ca0.25Co2O5+δ-based double perovskite catalysts provide new ways for significantly enhanced oxygen-related electrochemical reactions with durable characteristics in alkaline atmospheres.

Graphical abstract: B-site doping effects of NdBa0.75Ca0.25Co2O5+δ double perovskite catalysts for oxygen evolution and reduction reactions
Open Access Paper

The critical role of hydrogen on the stability of oxy-hydroxyl defect clusters in uranium oxide

Despite considerable work applying ab initio techniques to model the role of defects on mechanical, structural and electronic properties of oxides, there has been little on the role of trapped hydrogen, despite it being virtually always present.

Graphical abstract: The critical role of hydrogen on the stability of oxy-hydroxyl defect clusters in uranium oxide
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

NASICON LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte (M = Zr) and electrode (M = Ti) materials for all solid-state Li-ion batteries with high total conductivity and low interfacial resistance

All solid-state batteries based on NASICON-type LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte phases are highly promising owing to their high ionic conductivities and chemical stabilities.

Graphical abstract: NASICON LiM2(PO4)3 electrolyte (M = Zr) and electrode (M = Ti) materials for all solid-state Li-ion batteries with high total conductivity and low interfacial resistance
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Phosphorus induced crystallinity in carbon dots for solar light assisted seawater desalination

A highly ordered crystalline structure in carbon dots (Cdots) can substantially enhance the gamut of their applications in conversion, transfer and transport of energy; however, achievement of such crystallinity in a controlled manner has been elusive.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorus induced crystallinity in carbon dots for solar light assisted seawater desalination
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Enhanced electrocatalytic performance of Pt nanoparticles on triazine-functionalized graphene nanoplatelets for both oxygen and iodine reduction reactions

Triazine-functionalized graphene nanoplatelets were synthesized for use as platinum nanoparticle supports. The Pt/TfGnP catalyst exhibited high electrocatalytic activity with superb stability for both the ORR and IRR.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced electrocatalytic performance of Pt nanoparticles on triazine-functionalized graphene nanoplatelets for both oxygen and iodine reduction reactions
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To celebrate and welcome new members of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A Advisory Board, we have selected a series of papers published during recent years by some of these new Advisory Board members in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

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