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Initiation and future prospects of colloidal metal halide double-perovskite nanocrystals: Cs2AgBiX6 (X = Cl, Br, I)

Reviewing the present and future of “Green” metal halide double perovskite nanocrystals as potential optoelectronic materials.

Graphical abstract: Initiation and future prospects of colloidal metal halide double-perovskite nanocrystals: Cs2AgBiX6 (X = Cl, Br, I)
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Polymeric coatings for applications in electrocatalytic and photoelectrosynthetic fuel production

Polymeric coatings provide opportunities to control matter and energy in complex environments, including applications in artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels.

Graphical abstract: Polymeric coatings for applications in electrocatalytic and photoelectrosynthetic fuel production
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Polyoxometalate encapsulation into metal–organic frameworks: the way towards functional nanomaterials for water splitting

A new strategy has been reported for loading of polyoxometalates into metal–organic frameworks. It grants access to bifunctional electrocatalysts for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions.

Graphical abstract: Polyoxometalate encapsulation into metal–organic frameworks: the way towards functional nanomaterials for water splitting
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CO2 electoreduction reaction on heteroatom-doped carbon cathode materials

This highlight summarizes the recent developments of heteroatom-doped carbon cathode catalysts for CERR.

Graphical abstract: CO2 electoreduction reaction on heteroatom-doped carbon cathode materials
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Understanding inks for porous-electrode formation

Scalable manufacturing of high-aspect-ratio multi-material electrodes are important for advanced energy storage and conversion systems. There is a need to understand how one goes from a colloidal state through processing to a functional porous electrode. Such knowledge enables ink-engineering for electrode performance and durability optimization.

Graphical abstract: Understanding inks for porous-electrode formation
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One-electron intermediates of water oxidation & the role of solvation in their stability

The recent observations of one-electron intermediates of the water oxidation reaction, which localize charge to the surface, suggest that their stability is guided by solvation; in turn, this calls for an expansion of current theoretical calculations of their charge trapping capacity to include explicit solvent.

Graphical abstract: One-electron intermediates of water oxidation & the role of solvation in their stability
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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
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Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT): fruit fly or outlier in organic solar cell research?

Regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) is used as a model polymer for research in organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT): fruit fly or outlier in organic solar cell research?
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Recent advances and energy-related applications of high quality/chemically doped graphenes obtained by electrochemical exfoliation methods

An overview of recently developed strategies to access high quality and chemically doped graphenes by electrochemical exfoliation methods and their energy applications is provided.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances and energy-related applications of high quality/chemically doped graphenes obtained by electrochemical exfoliation methods
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Freestanding ultrathin bismuth-based materials for diversified photocatalytic applications

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Emerging Two-Dimensional Noncarbon Nanomaterials for Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries: Opportunities and Challenges

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Mixed-matrix membranes for CO2 separation: role of the third component

Mixed-matrix membranes (MMMs) have exhibited excellent performances for CO2 separation, but it is still an ongoing challenge to enhance the separation performance through optimization of their structures.

Graphical abstract: Mixed-matrix membranes for CO2 separation: role of the third component
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Emerging Nanostructured Carbon-based Non-precious Metal Electrocatalysts for Selectively Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to CO

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Emergence of rechargeable seawater batteries

New concepts or chemistry is an urgent requirement for rechargeable batteries to achieve a low-cost, user-friendly nature with adequate energy densities and high levels of safety.

Graphical abstract: Emergence of rechargeable seawater batteries
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Green-solvent-processable strategies for achieving large-scale manufacture of organic photovoltaics

This review introduces three green-solvent-processable strategies for realizing large-scale manufacture of organic photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: Green-solvent-processable strategies for achieving large-scale manufacture of organic photovoltaics
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Silica aerogel composites with embedded fibres: a review on their preparation, properties and applications

Silica aerogels are among the lightest solid materials but they are also very fragile. Fibres embedment is the most versatile and effective method to preserve a monolithic shape during drying, even at large scale, thus widening their applications.

Graphical abstract: Silica aerogel composites with embedded fibres: a review on their preparation, properties and applications
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MXene-engineered lithium–sulfur batteries

The applications of MXene-based materials in cathodes, anodes and separators of lithium–sulfur batteries have been summarized, and their superiority for suppressing polysulfide shuttling and improving sulfur utilization has been demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: MXene-engineered lithium–sulfur batteries
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Covalent triazine frameworks for carbon dioxide capture

Covalent triazine frameworks, as a newly emerging class of porous materials, have great potential in the area of CO2 capture.

Graphical abstract: Covalent triazine frameworks for carbon dioxide capture
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Photoluminescent metal–organic frameworks and their application for sensing biomolecules

This review focuses on the recent development of luminescent MOFs with synthetic approaches and their application in sensing biomolecules.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescent metal–organic frameworks and their application for sensing biomolecules
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Impact of end groups on the performance of non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cell applications

Non-fullerene organic solar cells employing small molecule acceptors have recently crossed the PCE of 17% through the design and synthesis of efficient acceptor materials.

Graphical abstract: Impact of end groups on the performance of non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cell applications
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Silicon: toward eco-friendly reduction techniques for lithium-ion battery applications

This review summarizes the progress on four eco-friendly reduction techniques, including the detailed mechanism, reaction conditions, product morphology and electrochemical performance.

Graphical abstract: Silicon: toward eco-friendly reduction techniques for lithium-ion battery applications
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Emerging alkali metal ion (Li+, Na+, K+ and Rb+) doped perovskite films for efficient solar cells: recent advances and prospects

Research progress in alkali metal ion (Li+, Na+, K+ and Rb+) doped perovskite solar cells is summarized and evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Emerging alkali metal ion (Li+, Na+, K+ and Rb+) doped perovskite films for efficient solar cells: recent advances and prospects
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Coordination polymer-based conductive materials: ionic conductivity vs. electronic conductivity

This review summarizes recent developments of coordination polymers and their derivatives for ionic and electrical conductivity with the discussion about synthetic strategies and possible mechanisms to identify the key structural factors.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymer-based conductive materials: ionic conductivity vs. electronic conductivity
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Unique chemistries of metal-nitrate precursors to form metal-oxide thin films from solution: materials for electronic and energy applications

Unique chemistries of metal-nitrate precursors that enable the preparation of high-quality, high-performance metal-oxide thin films by solution deposition are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Unique chemistries of metal-nitrate precursors to form metal-oxide thin films from solution: materials for electronic and energy applications
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Metallic Ruthenium-based Nanomaterials for Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

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Review of high entropy ceramics: design, synthesis, structure and properties

Design models, synthesis methods, atomic scale structure characterization, properties and applications of high entropy ceramics are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Review of high entropy ceramics: design, synthesis, structure and properties
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Phase change materials for electron-triggered energy conversion and storage: a review

This review presents the latest advances in energy conversion phase change materials and their electron-triggered mechanism of energy conversion.

Graphical abstract: Phase change materials for electron-triggered energy conversion and storage: a review
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Si-based materials derived from biomass: synthesis and applications in electrochemical energy storage

The attractive theoretical specific capacity of silicon (Si) makes it a strong candidate for use in electrochemical energy storage materials.

Graphical abstract: Si-based materials derived from biomass: synthesis and applications in electrochemical energy storage
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Advances in solar evaporator materials for freshwater generation

To alleviate the scarcity of clean water, solar steam generation, which utilizes the green and abundant resources of Earth, has attracted considerable attention and been recognized as a sustainable technology to purify seawater and wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Advances in solar evaporator materials for freshwater generation
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Ti-based electrode materials for electrochemical sodium ion storage and removal

The key factors of designing the architectural concepts, synthesis methods, and microstructural and compositional control of Ti-based electrodes are described for applications in electrochemical sodium ion storage and removal.

Graphical abstract: Ti-based electrode materials for electrochemical sodium ion storage and removal
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Recent advances in graphene-based platinum and palladium electrocatalysts for the methanol oxidation reaction

Graphene-based electrocatalysts have recently attracted considerable research interest because of the abundant choices they present, with tunable and diverse optical, electronic and chemical properties.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in graphene-based platinum and palladium electrocatalysts for the methanol oxidation reaction
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Real-time monitoring of stress development during electrochemical cycling of electrode materials for Li-ion batteries: overview and perspectives

Monitoring stress development in electrodes in-situ provides a host of real-time information on electro-chemo-mechanical aspects as functions of SOC and electrochemical potential.

Graphical abstract: Real-time monitoring of stress development during electrochemical cycling of electrode materials for Li-ion batteries: overview and perspectives
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Colloidal nanoparticle inks for printing functional devices: emerging trends and future prospects

Emerging trends and future prospects for nanoparticle synthesis and colloidal ink formulation, additive printing processes, and functional devices are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal nanoparticle inks for printing functional devices: emerging trends and future prospects
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On the potential for nanoscale metal–organic frameworks for energy applications

Nanoscale metal organic frameworks offer unique advantages for the development of materials for solar energy conversion systems, supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells.

Graphical abstract: On the potential for nanoscale metal–organic frameworks for energy applications
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Surfactant-based promotion to gas hydrate formation for energy storage

Surfactant-promoted methane hydrate formation during the past 2–3 decades has been reviewed, aiming toward achieving a comprehensive evaluation on the current research status and effective guidance on the research prospects.

Graphical abstract: Surfactant-based promotion to gas hydrate formation for energy storage
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Nano-engineering and micromolecular science of polysilsesquioxane materials and their emerging applications

Polysilsesquioxanes (RSiO1.5)n are organic–inorganic hybrid materials that have an array of properties and synergistic features and are considered to be robust materials in the family of siliceous compounds.

Graphical abstract: Nano-engineering and micromolecular science of polysilsesquioxane materials and their emerging applications
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Design strategies toward catalytic materials and cathode structures for emerging Li–CO2 batteries

The state-of-the-art design strategies toward highly active catalytic materials and cathode structures for Li–CO2 batteries are reviewed and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Design strategies toward catalytic materials and cathode structures for emerging Li–CO2 batteries
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Monocrystalline perovskite wafers/thin films for photovoltaic and transistor applications

This review summarizes the edge-cutting area of the “monocrystalline perovskite wafer/thin film” and their intimate applications in photovoltaics and transistors.

Graphical abstract: Monocrystalline perovskite wafers/thin films for photovoltaic and transistor applications
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Inorganic perovskite solar cells: an emerging member of the photovoltaic community

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted tremendous interest because of their rapid improvement in power conversion efficiency (PCE) from the initial PCE of 3.8% for the first prototype to the certified PCE of 25.2% in 2019.

Graphical abstract: Inorganic perovskite solar cells: an emerging member of the photovoltaic community
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The synthetic strategies of metal–organic framework membranes, films and 2D MOFs and their applications in devices

Here we review the synthetic methods and applications of 2D-MOF architectures, especially some novel synthetic strategies and applications. In addition, the outlook of 2D-MOF architectures are also proposed.

Graphical abstract: The synthetic strategies of metal–organic framework membranes, films and 2D MOFs and their applications in devices
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Rational design of tailored porous carbon-based materials for CO2 capture

This review summarizes the up-to-date advances in porous carbons with tailored pore texture and surface chemistry toward efficient CO2 capture.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of tailored porous carbon-based materials for CO2 capture
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Review on anionic redox in sodium-ion batteries

In this review, systematic overlook of recent research on anionic redox in SIBs is given, along with discussion of relative theories that explain the mechanism of activating and stabilizing anionic redox activity.

Graphical abstract: Review on anionic redox in sodium-ion batteries
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Pathways toward high-performance inorganic perovskite solar cells: challenges and strategies

High-efficiency and low-cost perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are desirable candidates for addressing the scalability challenge of renewable solar energy.

Graphical abstract: Pathways toward high-performance inorganic perovskite solar cells: challenges and strategies
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Probing and quantifying cathode charge heterogeneity in Li ion batteries

Understanding charge heterogeneity can inform designing high performance Li ion battery cathodes.

Graphical abstract: Probing and quantifying cathode charge heterogeneity in Li ion batteries
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Inorganic sulfide solid electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium secondary batteries

This review provides essential features of sulfide solid electrolytes and an in-depth explanation of the interface issues in all-solid-state lithium secondary batteries.

Graphical abstract: Inorganic sulfide solid electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium secondary batteries
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Rechargeable aqueous electrolyte batteries: from univalent to multivalent cation chemistry

Featuring the most recent advances and challenges in aqueous electrolyte metal-ion battery systems and understanding the cell chemistries and different behaviours in aqueous and non-aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: Rechargeable aqueous electrolyte batteries: from univalent to multivalent cation chemistry
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Advanced engineering of core/shell nanostructures for electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction

This review summarizes the advanced engineering of core/shell structures as a promising candidate for electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction.

Graphical abstract: Advanced engineering of core/shell nanostructures for electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction
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The effects of mechanical constriction on the operation of sulfide based solid-state batteries

This review explores the effects of mechanical constriction on the phase stability of ceramic-sulfide solid-electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: The effects of mechanical constriction on the operation of sulfide based solid-state batteries
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Progress in MgO sorbents for cyclic CO2 capture: a comprehensive review

A comprehensive review of the recent advances in MgO-based sorbents for CO2 capture is provided.

Graphical abstract: Progress in MgO sorbents for cyclic CO2 capture: a comprehensive review
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Nanocellulose-based materials as components of polymer electrolyte fuel cells

The present review article ventures into the question “Do the nanoscale forms of cellulose have potential in fuel cell systems?”

Graphical abstract: Nanocellulose-based materials as components of polymer electrolyte fuel cells
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Multiple roles of a heterointerface in two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures: insights into energy-related applications

This review summarizes the recent advancements in constructing two dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures for applications in water splitting, Li+/Na+ ion batteries, and supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Multiple roles of a heterointerface in two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures: insights into energy-related applications
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Electrospun flexible nanofibrous membranes for oil/water separation

This review focuses on electrospun flexible nanofibrous membranes with tunable wettability for oil/water separation, and future perspectives are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Electrospun flexible nanofibrous membranes for oil/water separation
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Two-dimensional lead-free halide perovskite materials and devices

The progresses, challenges, and perspectives on emerging 2D lead-free halide perovskite materials and relevant light-emitting diodes/solar cells have been elaborately summarized.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional lead-free halide perovskite materials and devices
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2D molecular crystal lattices: advances in their synthesis, characterization, and application

2D molecular crystal lattices form a compelling class of 2D materials with synthetically-tunable properties and the potential to spawn a new generation of devices for optoelectronics and energy sustainability.

Graphical abstract: 2D molecular crystal lattices: advances in their synthesis, characterization, and application
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Olefin/paraffin separation through membranes: from mechanisms to critical materials

The separation of olefin and paraffin is one of the most challenging and energy-intensive processes. In this review, we summarize the separation mechanisms and materials developed for membrane separation of olefin and paraffin.

Graphical abstract: Olefin/paraffin separation through membranes: from mechanisms to critical materials
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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
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Block copolymer-based porous carbons for supercapacitors

This short review highlights the recent development of block copolymer-based porous carbons as supercapacitor electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Block copolymer-based porous carbons for supercapacitors
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Photocatalytic nitrogen fixation: the role of defects in photocatalysts

This review summarizes the recent experimental and theoretical progress of various defects in catalysts for high nitrogen photofixation performance.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic nitrogen fixation: the role of defects in photocatalysts
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Dendrimers and hyper-branched polymers interacting with clays: fruitful associations for functional materials

The interaction of dendrimers or hyper-branched polymers with clays produces different types of new materials.

Graphical abstract: Dendrimers and hyper-branched polymers interacting with clays: fruitful associations for functional materials
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Hydrogen-bonded diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives for energy-related applications

The impact of H-bonding on the optoelectronic properties and device morphology of diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogen-bonded diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives for energy-related applications
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Solar steam generation based on the photothermal effect: from designs to applications, and beyond

Rational design of solar absorption, heat conversion and water supply for efficient solar steam generation.

Graphical abstract: Solar steam generation based on the photothermal effect: from designs to applications, and beyond
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Organic electrode materials with solid-state battery technology

Organic electrode materials are promising next-generation battery materials. Combining them with a solid-state electrolyte, and fabricating the materials using atomic/molecular layer deposition provides us a unique platform to study the interactions.

Graphical abstract: Organic electrode materials with solid-state battery technology
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Molecular gel sorbent materials for environmental remediation and wastewater treatment

Exciting advances in the last decade regarding the applications of molecular gel sorbent materials for removal of pollutants from wastewater are reviewed, with emphasis on molecular design of the materials and practical considerations.

Graphical abstract: Molecular gel sorbent materials for environmental remediation and wastewater treatment
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Rechargeable aqueous hybrid ion batteries: developments and prospects

A comprehensive description of the advantage, types, developments and future prospects of rechargeable aqueous hybrid ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Rechargeable aqueous hybrid ion batteries: developments and prospects
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Nanostructured Co-based bifunctional electrocatalysts for energy conversion and storage: current status and perspectives

Current popular nanostructured Co-based bifunctional electrocatalysts developed for HER/OER and ORR/OER in water splitting and oxygen electrodes are critically reviewed and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured Co-based bifunctional electrocatalysts for energy conversion and storage: current status and perspectives
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Recent advances and challenges in divalent and multivalent metal electrodes for metal–air batteries

This review highlights the critical challenges and the corresponding strategies for different metal electrodes in metal–air batteries.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances and challenges in divalent and multivalent metal electrodes for metal–air batteries
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A review on recent developments and challenges of cathode materials for rechargeable aqueous Zn-ion batteries

This review highlights the recent developments of cathode materials for aqueous zinc-ion batteries, which are cost effective and have good safety.

Graphical abstract: A review on recent developments and challenges of cathode materials for rechargeable aqueous Zn-ion batteries
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Atomic layer deposited photocatalysts: comprehensive review on viable fabrication routes and reactor design approaches for photo-mediated redox reactions

The potential synthesis approaches in fabricating a photocatalyst using atomic layer deposition.

Graphical abstract: Atomic layer deposited photocatalysts: comprehensive review on viable fabrication routes and reactor design approaches for photo-mediated redox reactions
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Solution-based synthesis of lithium thiophosphate superionic conductors for solid-state batteries: a chemistry perspective

Understanding the underlying chemistry of thiophosphates in solution is a prerequisite for solution-based syntheses of lithium thiophosphate superionic conductors.

Graphical abstract: Solution-based synthesis of lithium thiophosphate superionic conductors for solid-state batteries: a chemistry perspective
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The application of CeO2-based materials in electrocatalysis

Several studies on electrocatalytic materials have made substantial progress, and it is essential to enhance the catalytic activity of these materials.

Graphical abstract: The application of CeO2-based materials in electrocatalysis
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