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Themed collection Editor’s Choice: Hydrothermal Materials Synthesis

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Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances Editor’s choice web collection: “Recent advances in hydrothermal materials synthesis”

Miriam M. Unterlass introduces a Journal of Materials Chemistry/Materials Advances Editor’s choice web collection on recent advances in hydrothermal materials synthesis (https://rsc.li/hydrothermal).

Graphical abstract: Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances Editor’s choice web collection: “Recent advances in hydrothermal materials synthesis”
Communication

Plasmonically driven photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity of a Pt-functionalized Au@CeO2 core–shell catalyst under visible light

Plasmonically driven photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity of a Pt-functionalized Au@CeO2 core–shell catalyst under visible light was insightfully investigated for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonically driven photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity of a Pt-functionalized Au@CeO2 core–shell catalyst under visible light
Open Access Communication

“Nano-garden cultivation” for electrocatalysis: controlled synthesis of Nature-inspired hierarchical nanostructures

The rational coupling of hydrothermal and electrodeposition approaches enables controlled synthesis of various CoP Nature-inspired nanostructures with distinct electrocatalytic performance.

Graphical abstract: “Nano-garden cultivation” for electrocatalysis: controlled synthesis of Nature-inspired hierarchical nanostructures
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

One-pot hydrothermal synthesis of molybdenum nickel sulfide with graphene quantum dots as a novel conductive additive for enhanced supercapacitive performance

3D flower-like GQD induced metal doped nickel sulfide was grown on Ni-foam. The MNS-G-2.5 composite delivered a superior specific capacitance and an impressive cyclic stability. In addition, the MNS-G-2.5//rGO ASC has an exceptional energy density.

Graphical abstract: One-pot hydrothermal synthesis of molybdenum nickel sulfide with graphene quantum dots as a novel conductive additive for enhanced supercapacitive performance
Open Access Paper

Green synthesis of air-stable tellurium nanowires via biomolecule-assisted hydrothermal for thermoelectrics

Air-stable Te NWs with good electrical conductivity and the Seebeck effect have been obtained by a green method.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis of air-stable tellurium nanowires via biomolecule-assisted hydrothermal for thermoelectrics
Open Access Paper

In situ synchrotron pair distribution function analysis to monitor synthetic pathways under electromagnetic excitation

In situ pair distribution function analysis reveals that electromagnetic radiation exposure during SnO2 nanoparticle growth alters local atomic structure and the synthetic pathway compared to conventional hydrothermal synthesis routes.

Graphical abstract: In situ synchrotron pair distribution function analysis to monitor synthetic pathways under electromagnetic excitation
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

High thermoelectric performance of rapidly microwave-synthesized Sn1−δS

Promising thermoelectric properties were found for polycrystalline Sn1−δS synthesized by a microwave-hydrothermal route (ZT = 0.76 at 523 K).

Graphical abstract: High thermoelectric performance of rapidly microwave-synthesized Sn1−δS
Paper

Promoting electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction to ammonia via Fe-boosted nitrogen activation on MnO2 surfaces

Fe-doped MnO2 shows excellent NRR behaviour including a high faradaic efficiency of 16.8%, a high NH3 formation rate of 39.2 μg h−1 mgcat.−1 at −0.29 V vs. the reversible hydrogen electrode in 0.1 M Na2SO4, and good stability.

Graphical abstract: Promoting electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction to ammonia via Fe-boosted nitrogen activation on MnO2 surfaces
Paper

Structure reinforced birnessite with an extended potential window for supercapacitors

Structure reinforced birnessite via Cr doping exhibits large capacitance, good rate performance, and outstanding cycle life in an extended potential window.

Graphical abstract: Structure reinforced birnessite with an extended potential window for supercapacitors
Paper

A green approach to the fabrication of a TiO2/NiAl-LDH core–shell hybrid photocatalyst for efficient and selective solar-powered reduction of CO2 into value-added fuels

A green approach is proposed to fabricate a TiO2/LDH core–shell hybrid as a potential catalyst for photoreduction of CO2 to solar fuels with high activity and selectivity.

Graphical abstract: A green approach to the fabrication of a TiO2/NiAl-LDH core–shell hybrid photocatalyst for efficient and selective solar-powered reduction of CO2 into value-added fuels
Paper

Enhanced performance of a core–shell structured Fe(0)@Fe oxide and Mn(0)@Mn oxide (ZVIM) nanocomposite towards remediation of arsenic contaminated drinking water

A unique core–shell structured Fe(0)@Fe oxides and Mn(0)@Mn oxides (ZVIM) nanocomposite was synthesized and utilized for effective remediation of arsenic contaminated drinking water.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced performance of a core–shell structured Fe(0)@Fe oxide and Mn(0)@Mn oxide (ZVIM) nanocomposite towards remediation of arsenic contaminated drinking water
Paper

Continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of blue-luminescent, excitation-independent nitrogen-doped carbon quantum dots as nanosensors

We present the first report of continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of N-doped carbon quantum dots, with excitation-independent optical properties. They display high selectivity and sensitivity for Cr(VI), and are thus suitable for environmental applications and beyond.

Graphical abstract: Continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of blue-luminescent, excitation-independent nitrogen-doped carbon quantum dots as nanosensors
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About this collection

Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances, Miriam Unterlass (Vienna University of Technology, Austria), has selected a few outstanding recent manuscripts on hydrothermal materials synthesis for this Editor’s Choice collection. In order to highlight developments in hydrothermal materials synthesis, this online collection includes recent manuscripts from Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances on the topic.

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