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Silica-core perfluorinated polymer-shell composite nanoparticles for highly stable and efficient superhydrophobic surfaces

Self-assembly of newly synthesized silica-core/polyperfluoroalkyl acrylate-shell nanoparticles led to outstanding and stable superhydrophobic performance.

Graphical abstract: Silica-core perfluorinated polymer-shell composite nanoparticles for highly stable and efficient superhydrophobic surfaces
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Communication

EU-7 zeolite: a synthetic BIK type zeolite with high hydrothermal stability

EU-7 is identified as BIK topology and proves stable to withstand steaming at 900 °C relevant to DeNOx catalysis.

Graphical abstract: EU-7 zeolite: a synthetic BIK type zeolite with high hydrothermal stability
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Communication

Intrinsically microporous polymer-based hierarchical nanostructuring of electrodes via nonsolvent-induced phase separation for high-performance supercapacitors

Hierarchically porous carbons derived from an intrinsically microporous polymer via a nonsolvent-induced phase separation show outstanding supercapacitor performance.

Graphical abstract: Intrinsically microporous polymer-based hierarchical nanostructuring of electrodes via nonsolvent-induced phase separation for high-performance supercapacitors
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Open Access Communication

Enhanced oxygen storage capacity of cation-ordered cerium–zirconium oxide induced by titanium substitution

Cation-ordered Ce0.5Zr0.4Ti0.1O2 with a high oxygen storage capacity (1310 μmol-O per g at 200 °C) was synthesized via a solution combustion method.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced oxygen storage capacity of cation-ordered cerium–zirconium oxide induced by titanium substitution
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Communication

Green-solvent processable semiconducting polymers applicable in additive-free perovskite and polymer solar cells: molecular weights, photovoltaic performance, and thermal stability

In this study, we demonstrated the effects of the molecular weight (MW) of a green processable polymer (asy-PBTBDT) on its photovoltaic performance and thermal stability for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Green-solvent processable semiconducting polymers applicable in additive-free perovskite and polymer solar cells: molecular weights, photovoltaic performance, and thermal stability
Communication

Na11Sn2PS12: a new solid state sodium superionic conductor

Elucidation of the structure of a new sodium superionic conductor, Na11Sn2PS12via single crystal XRD and AIMD simulations reveal isotropic 3D Na+-ion conduction pathways.

Graphical abstract: Na11Sn2PS12: a new solid state sodium superionic conductor
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Implications of cation-disordered grain boundaries on the electrochemical performance of the LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 cathode material for lithium ion batteries

The electrochemical properties of Li(NixCoyMnz)O2 (NCM) materials are decisively determined by the interplay of combined disordering of cations and the relevant chemical/electronic changes.

Graphical abstract: Implications of cation-disordered grain boundaries on the electrochemical performance of the LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 cathode material for lithium ion batteries
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Exploiting CH/π interactions in robust supramolecular adhesives

CH/π interactions drive the high adhesion strength and high water and humidity resistances of a supramolecular adhesive.

Graphical abstract: Exploiting CH/π interactions in robust supramolecular adhesives
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Superb lifetime of blue organic light-emitting diodes through engineering interface carrier blocking layers and adjusting electron leakage and an unusual efficiency variation at low electric field

An extremely long lifetime blue organic light-emitting diode (OLED) was developed through managing the electron density and an S-shaped variation of efficiency in blue fluorescent organic light-emitting diodes (FOLEDs) using carrier blocking layers and systematically analyzed in conjunction with the efficiency–lifetime interrelationship.

Graphical abstract: Superb lifetime of blue organic light-emitting diodes through engineering interface carrier blocking layers and adjusting electron leakage and an unusual efficiency variation at low electric field
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Oxygen vacancy-originated highly active electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction

Sr2VFeAsO3−δ remarkably enhances the oxygen evolution reaction by direct O–O bond formation between OH coupled oxygen-vacant sites.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen vacancy-originated highly active electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
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Visualizing charges accumulated in an electric double layer by three-dimensional open-loop electric potential microscopy

Charge accumulation behavior at the Au–electrolyte interface was visualized by three-dimensional open-loop electric potential microscopy with a varying electrode potential.

Graphical abstract: Visualizing charges accumulated in an electric double layer by three-dimensional open-loop electric potential microscopy
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Na-ion battery cathode materials prepared by electrochemical ion exchange from alumina-coated Li1+xMn0.54Co0.13Ni0.1+yO2

Electrochemical ion exchange in a sodium cell.

Graphical abstract: Na-ion battery cathode materials prepared by electrochemical ion exchange from alumina-coated Li1+xMn0.54Co0.13Ni0.1+yO2
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Highly π-extended small molecules with bis(alkylthio)methylene side chains for organic field-effect transistors

This paper reports on indacenodithiophene (IDT) based conjugated small molecules with rarely investigated side chain of bis(alkylthio)methylene as dimethyloctyl (SMOIC) and ethylhexyl structure (SEHIC).

Graphical abstract: Highly π-extended small molecules with bis(alkylthio)methylene side chains for organic field-effect transistors
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Metastable and nanosize cation-disordered rocksalt-type oxides: revisit of stoichiometric LiMnO2 and NaMnO2

Stoichiometric LiMnO2 and NaMnO2 with a cation-disordered rocksalt-type structure as metastable polymorphs were successfully prepared by mechanical milling.

Graphical abstract: Metastable and nanosize cation-disordered rocksalt-type oxides: revisit of stoichiometric LiMnO2 and NaMnO2
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Adhesion and friction between glass and rubber in the dry state and in water: role of contact hydrophobicity

We study the contact mechanics between 3 different tire tread compounds and a smooth glass surface in water.

Graphical abstract: Adhesion and friction between glass and rubber in the dry state and in water: role of contact hydrophobicity
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Fast two-step deposition of perovskite via mediator extraction treatment for large-area, high-performance perovskite solar cells

A fast and large-area-compatible two-step deposition method for perovskite is developed to achieve over 18% for MAPbI3.

Graphical abstract: Fast two-step deposition of perovskite via mediator extraction treatment for large-area, high-performance perovskite solar cells
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High photodetectivity of low-voltage flexible photodetectors assembled with hybrid aligned nanowire arrays

High-performance low voltage flexible photodetectors based on a hybrid nanofiber network were prepared by a facile assembly method.

Graphical abstract: High photodetectivity of low-voltage flexible photodetectors assembled with hybrid aligned nanowire arrays
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Viscoplastic fracture transition of a biopolymer gel

We study the effects of gelatin chain composition on the fracture behavior of gelatin gels using cavitation rheology to show two fracture mechanisms exist for these materials that is determined by the whether the gel concentration is above or below the critical concentration for entanglements.

Graphical abstract: Viscoplastic fracture transition of a biopolymer gel
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A simple constrained machine learning model for predicting high-pressure-hydrogen-compressor materials

Here we present the results of using techno-economic analysis as constraints for machine learning guided studies of new metal hydride materials.

Graphical abstract: A simple constrained machine learning model for predicting high-pressure-hydrogen-compressor materials
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Impact of dissolved carbon dioxide concentration on the process parameters during its conversion to acetate through microbial electrosynthesis

The reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) released from industry can help to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the atmosphere while at the same time producing value-added chemicals and contributing to carbon fixation.

Graphical abstract: Impact of dissolved carbon dioxide concentration on the process parameters during its conversion to acetate through microbial electrosynthesis
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Well-defined alternative polymer semiconductor using large size regioregular building blocks as monomers: electrical and electrochemical properties

We report an effective synthetic strategy to achieve well-defined regioregular alternative conjugated polymers using large molecular weight regioregular monomers.

Graphical abstract: Well-defined alternative polymer semiconductor using large size regioregular building blocks as monomers: electrical and electrochemical properties
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Open Access Paper

Enhanced alkaline stability in a hafnium-substituted NaSICON ion conductor

Substitution of Hf4+ into NaSICON ion conductor crystal structure imparts improved resistance to alkaline degradation in aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced alkaline stability in a hafnium-substituted NaSICON ion conductor
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Low-temperature fabrication of solution-processed hafnium oxide gate insulator films using a thermally purified solution process

We proposed a simple method, a thermally purified solution (TPS) process, to lower the fabrication temperature of solution-processed hafnium oxide (HfOx) gate insulator films.

Graphical abstract: Low-temperature fabrication of solution-processed hafnium oxide gate insulator films using a thermally purified solution process
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Efficient synthesis of aluminosilicate RTH zeolite with good catalytic performances in NH3-SCR and MTO reactions

The synthesis of aluminosilicate RTH zeolite is very fast in the presence of 2,6-methyl-N-methylpyridinium cations.

Graphical abstract: Efficient synthesis of aluminosilicate RTH zeolite with good catalytic performances in NH3-SCR and MTO reactions
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All-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots as a photoluminescent probe for ultrasensitive Cu2+ detection

Pollutions caused by heavy metals has become a wordwide concerned issue. Herein, CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots are used as fluorescent probe for selective detection of copper ions in organic phase with a limit of detection (LOD) down to 0.1 nM.

Graphical abstract: All-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots as a photoluminescent probe for ultrasensitive Cu2+ detection
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Germanium-incorporated lithium silicate composites as highly efficient low-temperature sorbents for CO2 capture

Germanium-incorporated lithium silicate nanostructures with exceptional carbon dioxide absorption kinetics and capacity in the temperature range of 150–700 °C.

Graphical abstract: Germanium-incorporated lithium silicate composites as highly efficient low-temperature sorbents for CO2 capture
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Effects of accelerated degradation on metal supported thin film-based solid oxide fuel cells

Elemental distribution effects are detected throughout the metal supported TF-SOFC, indicating low energy surface elemental interdiffusion and electromigration effects.

Graphical abstract: Effects of accelerated degradation on metal supported thin film-based solid oxide fuel cells
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A novel ball milling technique for room temperature processing of TiO2 nanoparticles employed as the electron transport layer in perovskite solar cells and modules

A novel ball milling method was used to prepare TiO2 ETMs at RT ∼ 30 °C for large and small area perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: A novel ball milling technique for room temperature processing of TiO2 nanoparticles employed as the electron transport layer in perovskite solar cells and modules
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Fine-tuning of nano-traps in a stable metal–organic framework for highly efficient removal of propyne from propylene

A stable MOF material (ZJUT-1) with fine-tuned nanocages, exhibiting the desired size, shape, and functionalities for trapping a single C3H4 molecule, can efficiently separate trace amounts of C3H4 from a 1/99 C3H4/C3H6 mixture.

Graphical abstract: Fine-tuning of nano-traps in a stable metal–organic framework for highly efficient removal of propyne from propylene
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Photonic hydrogels for the ultratrace sensing of divalent beryllium in seawater

Photonic hydrogel sensing materials functionalized with 9-crown-3 are fabricated by a two-step process for the sensitive and selective detection of ultratrace Be2+ ions in seawater.

Graphical abstract: Photonic hydrogels for the ultratrace sensing of divalent beryllium in seawater
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Discrete element simulation studies of angles of repose and shear flow of wet, flexible fibers

The mechanics of wet and flexible fiber flows is better understood by analyzing agglomeration and solid phase stresses.

Graphical abstract: Discrete element simulation studies of angles of repose and shear flow of wet, flexible fibers
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Cobalt telluride/graphene composite nanosheets for excellent gravimetric and volumetric Na-ion storage

The CoTe2/G composite obtained by solvothermal synthesis exhibits a high gravimetric capacity of 382 mA h g−1, volumetric capacity of 695.2 mA h cm−3, and excellent rate-performance.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt telluride/graphene composite nanosheets for excellent gravimetric and volumetric Na-ion storage
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High-throughput roll-to-roll fabrication of flexible thermochromic coatings for smart windows with VO2 nanoparticles

Here, we demonstrate the scalable and continuous production of large coatings with thermochromic VO2 nanoparticles for “smart” windows.

Graphical abstract: High-throughput roll-to-roll fabrication of flexible thermochromic coatings for smart windows with VO2 nanoparticles
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Inserted metals for low-energy magnetoelectric switching in a Cr2O3/ferromagnet interfacial exchange-biased thin film system

Inserted metals work as a part of a stacked ferromagnetic film for low-energy magnetoelectric switching in a Cr2O3–antiferromagnet/ferromagnet interfacial exchange-biased system.

Graphical abstract: Inserted metals for low-energy magnetoelectric switching in a Cr2O3/ferromagnet interfacial exchange-biased thin film system
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Plasmon-mediated charge dynamics and photoactivity enhancement for Au-decorated ZnO nanocrystals

Correlations among Au content, SPR-mediated charge transfer and electromagnetic response, and the resultant photoactivity enhancement for ZnO–Au nanocrystals were established.

Graphical abstract: Plasmon-mediated charge dynamics and photoactivity enhancement for Au-decorated ZnO nanocrystals
Open Access Paper

Syntheses, characterizations and functions of cationic polyethers with imidazolium-based ionic liquid moieties

Cationic polyethers with ionic liquid groups are characterized with deliquescence, ionic conductivity and miscibility in ionic liquid.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses, characterizations and functions of cationic polyethers with imidazolium-based ionic liquid moieties
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Open Access Paper

Catalytic hydrogenation of N-4-nitrophenyl nicotinamide in a micro-packed bed reactor

Recent advancements in micro-flow technologies and a drive toward more efficient, greener and safer processes have led to a renaissance in flow-chemistry for pharmaceutical production.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic hydrogenation of N-4-nitrophenyl nicotinamide in a micro-packed bed reactor
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All-atom simulation of molecular orientation in vapor-deposited organic light-emitting diodes

Using all-atom simulation of vapor deposition, we theoretically investigate how the molecular orientation depends on various factors such as the substrate temperature, molecular shape, and material composition.

Graphical abstract: All-atom simulation of molecular orientation in vapor-deposited organic light-emitting diodes
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The influence of the substituents of oxiranes on copolymerization with vinyl ethers via concurrent cationic vinyl-addition and ring-opening mechanisms

The effects of oxirane substituents on the cationic copolymerization with vinyl ethers are discussed in terms of the reactivities of monomers and propagating species.

Graphical abstract: The influence of the substituents of oxiranes on copolymerization with vinyl ethers via concurrent cationic vinyl-addition and ring-opening mechanisms
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High-performance perfluorodioxolane copolymer membranes for gas separation with tailored selectivity enhancement

A new family of amorphous perfluorodioxolane copolymers shows gas permselectivities above the current polymer upper bound and exhibits tunable transport properties.

Graphical abstract: High-performance perfluorodioxolane copolymer membranes for gas separation with tailored selectivity enhancement
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Research Article

Aerogel templating on functionalized fibers of nanocellulose networks

Structural replication of injectable gelatin-functionalized cellulose spaghetti-like gels by aerogel templating has been explored to construct hierarchically nanostructured semiconductor fibers at the macroscopic scale.

Graphical abstract: Aerogel templating on functionalized fibers of nanocellulose networks
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Research Article

Influence of alkyl chain length in S,N-heteropentacenes on the performance of organic solar cells

Acceptor-substituted S,N-heteropentacenes with systematically varied alkyl side chains were prepared and implemented as donors in vacuum-processed OSCs giving devices with efficiencies in the range of 4–6%. An odd–even effect with respect to the length of the alkyl side chains is noted.

Graphical abstract: Influence of alkyl chain length in S,N-heteropentacenes on the performance of organic solar cells
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Research Article

Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives

We designed soap–hydrogel bead composites which have lower environmental impact and allow control of the both dissolution and the release rate of encapsulated active components.

Graphical abstract: Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives
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