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Themed collection Flexible energy storage and conversion

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Editorial

Themed issue on flexible energy storage and conversion

Guest editors Guozhen Shen, Shu-Hong Yu, Yongyao Xia, and Xiong Wen (David) Lou introduce this Journal of Materials Chemistry A themed issue on flexible energy storage and conversion.

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From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
Feature Article

Progress in flexible dye solar cell materials, processes and devices

The progress in the development of materials, processes, devices and industrialization of flexible dye solar cells is analyzed in this review.

Graphical abstract: Progress in flexible dye solar cell materials, processes and devices
From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
Feature Article

Semiconducting:insulating polymer blends for optoelectronic applications—a review of recent advances

The working principle of semiconductor:insulator blends are discussed, examining the different approaches that have recently been reported in literature.

Graphical abstract: Semiconducting:insulating polymer blends for optoelectronic applications—a review of recent advances
From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
Feature Article

Flexible rechargeable lithium ion batteries: advances and challenges in materials and process technologies

This review summarizes the advances and challenges in materials and process technologies in flexible rechargeable lithium ion batteries research.

Graphical abstract: Flexible rechargeable lithium ion batteries: advances and challenges in materials and process technologies
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Feature Article

Green energy storage chemistries based on neutral aqueous electrolytes

Recent progress of energy storage systems based on neutral aqueous electrolytes provides some quite green chemistries with promising applications in electric vehicles and smart grids.

Graphical abstract: Green energy storage chemistries based on neutral aqueous electrolytes
From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
Feature Article

Flexible supercapacitors based on carbon nanomaterials

Flexible supercapacitors based on carbon nanomaterials are currently of intense interest for use in portable, light-weight, and wearable electronics.

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Feature Article

Textile energy storage in perspective

Research on textile energy storage is making serious headway towards commercial applications to power wearable electronics.

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From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
Communication

Hydrothermal reduction of three-dimensional graphene oxide for binder-free flexible supercapacitors

Symmetric binder-free flexible supercapacitor devices with a sandwich configuration are fabricated by using ordered 3D graphene.

Graphical abstract: Hydrothermal reduction of three-dimensional graphene oxide for binder-free flexible supercapacitors
From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
Communication

Facile synthesis of titanium nitride nanowires on carbon fabric for flexible and high-rate lithium ion batteries

We demonstrate the good performance of TiN nanowires as anodes for lithium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of titanium nitride nanowires on carbon fabric for flexible and high-rate lithium ion batteries
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Demonstration of highly efficient lithium–sulfur batteries

This manuscript systematically studied impacting factors in Li–S cells and proposed a new explanation of the shuttle-inhibiting mechanism of LiNO3 additive.

Graphical abstract: Demonstration of highly efficient lithium–sulfur batteries
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Improved performance of p–n junction-based ZnO nanogenerators through CuSCN-passivation of ZnO nanorods

ZnO nanorods are passivated with p-type CuSCN, which improves the peak power density of the piezoelectric nanogenerators by 10 times.

Graphical abstract: Improved performance of p–n junction-based ZnO nanogenerators through CuSCN-passivation of ZnO nanorods
From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
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Porosity modulation of activated ZIF-templated carbons via compaction for hydrogen and CO2 storage applications

The porosity of activated ZIF-templated carbons (AZTCs) is readily modulated by compaction to increase microporosity and packing density, which results in improved hydrogen storage of 6.5 wt% and 42.3 g l−1 at −196 °C and 20 bar.

Graphical abstract: Porosity modulation of activated ZIF-templated carbons via compaction for hydrogen and CO2 storage applications
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Nanoporous metal based flexible asymmetric pseudocapacitors

Nanoporous gold dramatically enhances specific capacitances of PPy and MnO2, resulting in ultrahigh energy density and power density of the PPy–NPG//MnO2–NPG asymmetric supercapacitor with a wide potential window.

Graphical abstract: Nanoporous metal based flexible asymmetric pseudocapacitors
From the themed collection: Flexible energy storage and conversion
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Large area multi-stacked lithium-ion batteries for flexible and rollable applications

Large area multi-stacked lithium-ion battery modules are developed for flexible and rollable applications by employing conductive textiles.

Graphical abstract: Large area multi-stacked lithium-ion batteries for flexible and rollable applications
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CoNiO2/TiN–TiOxNy composites for ultrahigh electrochemical energy storage and simultaneous glucose sensing

A CoNiO2 nanowire/TiN–TiOxNy thin-film nanocomposite is directly grown on Ni foam for a high-rate charging supercapacitor and self-powered non-enzymatic glucose detection.

Graphical abstract: CoNiO2/TiN–TiOxNy composites for ultrahigh electrochemical energy storage and simultaneous glucose sensing
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A fast room-temperature strategy for direct reduction of graphene oxide films towards flexible transparent conductive films

Fast room-temperature reduction of GO films on PET for flexible transparent conductive films.

Graphical abstract: A fast room-temperature strategy for direct reduction of graphene oxide films towards flexible transparent conductive films
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Flexible, sandwich-like Ag-nanowire/PEDOT:PSS-nanopillar/MnO2 high performance supercapacitors

We demonstrate the design and fabrication of a Ag/PEDOT:PSS/MnO2 layer by layer structure for high performance flexible supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Flexible, sandwich-like Ag-nanowire/PEDOT:PSS-nanopillar/MnO2 high performance supercapacitors
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Efficient synthesis of hierarchical NiO nanosheets for high-performance flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors

A simple strategy was developed to grow NiO nanosheets on carbon cloth as a binder-free electrode for a high-performance flexible all-solid-state supercapacitor device.

Graphical abstract: Efficient synthesis of hierarchical NiO nanosheets for high-performance flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors
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Rational design of graphene/porous carbon aerogels for high-performance flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors

Graphene/porous carbon aerogels were rationally designed by a simple green process, exhibiting excellent electrochemical performance and long-term cycle stability as the electrode materials in flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of graphene/porous carbon aerogels for high-performance flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors
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Low-cost and flexible poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) based counter electrodes for efficient energy conversion in dye-sensitized solar cells

Electropolymerized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) on a flexible PEDOT:PSS substrate was used as a low-cost and flexible counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Low-cost and flexible poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) based counter electrodes for efficient energy conversion in dye-sensitized solar cells
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Open Access Paper

A shape-deformable and thermally stable solid-state electrolyte based on a plastic crystal composite polymer electrolyte for flexible/safer lithium-ion batteries

A new class of shape-deformable and thermally stable solid-state electrolyte based on a plastic crystal composite polymer electrolyte for flexible/safer lithium-ion batteries is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: A shape-deformable and thermally stable solid-state electrolyte based on a plastic crystal composite polymer electrolyte for flexible/safer lithium-ion batteries
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Lithium reaction mechanism and high rate capability of VS4–graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium batteries

A graphene-attached VS4 composite prepared by a simple hydrothermal method is studied in terms of its lithium reaction mechanism and high rate capability.

Graphical abstract: Lithium reaction mechanism and high rate capability of VS4–graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium batteries
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A flexible electrode based on a three-dimensional graphene network-supported polyimide for lithium-ion batteries

A flexible composite electrode as a cathode for lithium batteries is produced by compositing a three-dimensional graphene network and vertically aligned polyimide nanoflakes.

Graphical abstract: A flexible electrode based on a three-dimensional graphene network-supported polyimide for lithium-ion batteries
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Growth of NiFe2O4 nanoparticles on carbon cloth for high performance flexible supercapacitors

Growth of NiFe2O4 nanoparticles on carbon cloth can be realized by a facile hydrothermal process, resulting in the formation of carbon cloth/NiFe2O4 composites with promising applications in the fabrication of high performance flexible supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Growth of NiFe2O4 nanoparticles on carbon cloth for high performance flexible supercapacitors
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Solution processed large area fabrication of Ag patterns as electrodes for flexible heaters, electrochromics and organic solar cells

A simple method for producing patterned Ag electrodes on transparent and flexible substrates is reported.

Graphical abstract: Solution processed large area fabrication of Ag patterns as electrodes for flexible heaters, electrochromics and organic solar cells
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Electrical properties and microcosmic study on compound defects in Ga-containing thermoelectric skutterudites

Microscopic analysis reveals the dual-site occupancy character of Ga in skutterudites which results in abnormal electrical properties.

Graphical abstract: Electrical properties and microcosmic study on compound defects in Ga-containing thermoelectric skutterudites
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All-solid-state flexible thin-film supercapacitors with high electrochemical performance based on a two-dimensional V2O5·H2O/graphene composite

A novel flexible supercapacitor based on two-dimensional V2O5·H2O/graphene nanocomposites was fabricated and exhibited high electrochemical performance.

Graphical abstract: All-solid-state flexible thin-film supercapacitors with high electrochemical performance based on a two-dimensional V2O5·H2O/graphene composite
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Flexible all-carbon interlinked nanoarchitectures as cathode scaffolds for high-rate lithium–sulfur batteries

A flexible sulfur cathode electrode based on interlinked carbon nanotubes/carbon nanocages with superior conductivity and high mechanical strength was fabricated, which presented an high capacity of 1354 mAh g−1 and exhibited a high electrochemical rate capability.

Graphical abstract: Flexible all-carbon interlinked nanoarchitectures as cathode scaffolds for high-rate lithium–sulfur batteries
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Electrodeposition of vanadium oxide–polyaniline composite nanowire electrodes for high energy density supercapacitors

This work reports a flexible supercapacitor based on vanadium oxide–polyaniline composites (VP-1) with a large potential window and high energy density.

Graphical abstract: Electrodeposition of vanadium oxide–polyaniline composite nanowire electrodes for high energy density supercapacitors
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Electrospun Fe2O3–carbon composite nanofibers as durable anode materials for lithium ion batteries

Combination of metal oxides and carbon has been a favourable practice for their applications in high-rate energy storage mesoscopic electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Electrospun Fe2O3–carbon composite nanofibers as durable anode materials for lithium ion batteries
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About this collection

The aim of this themed issue is to highlight remarkable contributions made by leading scientists in this important research area and to cover the broad impacts of flexible energy storage and conversion. Due to the rapid development of flexible energy conversion and storage in recent years, we would like to take the opportunity to launch this themed issue focusing on flexible energy storage and conversion.

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