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Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry A Recent Review Articles

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Application of polyoxometalate derivatives in rechargeable batteries

Various polyoxometalate-derived transition metal composites can be applied as electrode materials in multiple rechargeable batteries with excellent electrochemical performances.

Graphical abstract: Application of polyoxometalate derivatives in rechargeable batteries
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Current progress in electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction to fuels on heterogeneous catalysts

As a promising and important carbon source, utilization of carbon dioxide (CO2) can effectively solve the energy crisis caused by fossil resource consumption and the environmental problems arising from the emission of CO2.

Graphical abstract: Current progress in electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction to fuels on heterogeneous catalysts
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The importance of anode protection towards lithium oxygen batteries

An overview is presented of the recent advances on Li anode protection in aprotic Li–O2 batteries.

Graphical abstract: The importance of anode protection towards lithium oxygen batteries
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MOF-mimetic molecules: carboxylate-based supramolecular complexes as molecular metal–organic framework analogues

This review covers MOF-like molecules, an emerging class of potentially porous, soluble, and discrete cages.

Graphical abstract: MOF-mimetic molecules: carboxylate-based supramolecular complexes as molecular metal–organic framework analogues
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Fused heterocycle-based energetic materials (2012–2019)

Fused heterocycles are unique building blocks for the synthesis of a wide range of high-performance energetic materials.

Graphical abstract: Fused heterocycle-based energetic materials (2012–2019)
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Progress in nickel chalcogenide electrocatalyzed hydrogen evolution reaction

Nickel chalcogenides are a special class of electrocatalysts that possess exceptional HER activity and this review gives a comprehensive overview of their recent development.

Graphical abstract: Progress in nickel chalcogenide electrocatalyzed hydrogen evolution reaction
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Recent advancements in heterostructured interface engineering for hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalysis

Synthesis methods and catalytic properties of heterostructure catalysts for HER.

Graphical abstract: Recent advancements in heterostructured interface engineering for hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalysis
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Recent progress on metallic Sn- and Sb-based anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Sodium-ion batteries with metallic Sn- and Sb-based anodes have great potential for application in large-scale green energy storage devices.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress on metallic Sn- and Sb-based anodes for sodium-ion batteries
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Proton conductivity of a hexagonal boron nitride membrane and its energy applications

The excellent proton conductivity of h-BN and its applications.

Graphical abstract: Proton conductivity of a hexagonal boron nitride membrane and its energy applications
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A materials perspective on magnesium-ion-based solid-state electrolytes

As economically viable alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, magnesium-ion-based all-solid-state batteries have been researched to meet the criteria for an ideal energy storage device.

Graphical abstract: A materials perspective on magnesium-ion-based solid-state electrolytes
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Metal–organic frameworks and their derivatives with graphene composites: preparation and applications in electrocatalysis and photocatalysis

This review systematically summarizes the preparation strategies of metal–organic frameworks and their derivatives with graphene composites for promising applications in electrocatalysis and photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks and their derivatives with graphene composites: preparation and applications in electrocatalysis and photocatalysis
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Design and engineering of layered double hydroxide based catalysts for water depollution by advanced oxidation processes: a review

Various strategies to design LDH catalysts for advanced oxidation processes.

Graphical abstract: Design and engineering of layered double hydroxide based catalysts for water depollution by advanced oxidation processes: a review
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
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Biomass-derived porous graphitic carbon materials for energy and environmental applications

This review presents the applications of biomass-derived porous graphitic carbon materials and their synthetic methods.

Graphical abstract: Biomass-derived porous graphitic carbon materials for energy and environmental applications
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Progress on Silicon Microwire Solar Cells

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Conducting Polymers Composites for Unconventional Solid-state Supercapacitors

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Recent Advances on Black Phosphorus/Carbon Hybrid Composites: From Improved Stability to Applications

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

An overview of Cu-based heterogeneous electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction

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Semiconductor-based photocatalysts for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting: will we stop with photocorrosion?

This review outlines recent advances in strategies to improve the photoreaction stability of photocatalytic/photoelectrochemical water splitting systems, and discusses the tactics involved in improving the stability of such systems with different photocorrosion mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Semiconductor-based photocatalysts for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting: will we stop with photocorrosion?
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A comprehensive review on oxidative desulfurization catalysts targeting clean energy and environment

ODS catalysts that ensure clean energy without SOx emission during fuel combustion are comprehensively reviewed.

Graphical abstract: A comprehensive review on oxidative desulfurization catalysts targeting clean energy and environment
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Intermetallic compound catalysts: synthetic scheme, structure characterization and catalytic application

This review summarizes and highlights the recent developments in the design, synthesis, and characterization of intermetallic compound catalysts and their potential applications in the heterogeneous catalytic field.

Graphical abstract: Intermetallic compound catalysts: synthetic scheme, structure characterization and catalytic application
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A review of non-precious metal single atom confined nanomaterials in different structural dimensions (1D–3D) as highly active oxygen redox reaction electrocatalysts

Different dimensional supports for non-precious-metal single-atom catalysts play significant roles in their fabrication and electrocatalytic activities for oxygen redox reactions.

Graphical abstract: A review of non-precious metal single atom confined nanomaterials in different structural dimensions (1D–3D) as highly active oxygen redox reaction electrocatalysts
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Vanadium-containing electro and photocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction: a review

This review summarizes the recent progress in vanadium-containing catalysts, including the synthesis strategies and performance in electrocatalytic and photocatalytic oxygen evolution.

Graphical abstract: Vanadium-containing electro and photocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction: a review
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Artificial nitrogen fixation over bismuth-based photocatalysts: fundamentals and future perspectives

Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Strategies of Inhibiting Anode Dendrite Growth in Lithium-sulfur Batteries

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Single-ion conducting gel polymer electrolytes: design, preparation and application

Single-ion conducting gel polymer electrolytes possess both unity lithium ion transference numbers (∼0.98) and high ionic conductivities (∼5.8 mS cm−1).

Graphical abstract: Single-ion conducting gel polymer electrolytes: design, preparation and application
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Aqueous electrocatalytic N2 reduction for ambient NH3 synthesis: recent advances in catalyst development and performance improvement

In this review, we summarize recent advances in the design and development of electrocatalysts for the N2 reduction reaction. We also discuss the strategies to boost catalytic performances, the methods for reliable NRR experiments, and perspectives for further research directions.

Graphical abstract: Aqueous electrocatalytic N2 reduction for ambient NH3 synthesis: recent advances in catalyst development and performance improvement
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Advances and challenges in electrochemical CO2 reduction processes: an engineering and design perspective looking beyond new catalyst materials

This review of design and operating conditions of electrochemical CO2 reduction covers electrolytes, electrodes, reactors, temperature, pressure, and pH effects.

Graphical abstract: Advances and challenges in electrochemical CO2 reduction processes: an engineering and design perspective looking beyond new catalyst materials
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Nucleation and crystal growth control for scalable solution-processed organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells

In this review, we provide an in-depth overview of perovskite film formation mechanism and highlight the important role of nucleation/crystal growth in perovskite photovoltaics by using scalable solution deposition techniques.

Graphical abstract: Nucleation and crystal growth control for scalable solution-processed organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
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Rational design of polar/nonpolar mediators toward efficient sulfur fixation and enhanced conductivity

Schematic of the classification of polar and nonpolar materials for LSBs.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of polar/nonpolar mediators toward efficient sulfur fixation and enhanced conductivity
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Diverse applications of MoO3 for high performance organic photovoltaics: fundamentals, processes and optimization strategies

This review summarizes the fundamentals, solution processing methods, optimization strategies and various applications of MoO3 in OPVs.

Graphical abstract: Diverse applications of MoO3 for high performance organic photovoltaics: fundamentals, processes and optimization strategies
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Design strategy of barium titanate/polyvinylidene fluoride-based nanocomposite films for high energy storage

Barium titanate/polyvinylidene fluoride- (BT/PVDF-) based nanocomposite film exhibits excellent energy storage and mechanical properties and can be used as flexible electronic components.

Graphical abstract: Design strategy of barium titanate/polyvinylidene fluoride-based nanocomposite films for high energy storage
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers
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Holey graphene: an emerging versatile material

The multifunctional applications of holey graphene.

Graphical abstract: Holey graphene: an emerging versatile material
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2D transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials: advances, opportunities, and challenges in multi-functional polymer nanocomposites

The functionalized TMD nanolayers have the potential to introduce multi-functionalities into polymer matrices, thus leading to the development of high-performance multi-functional composites/nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: 2D transition metal dichalcogenide nanomaterials: advances, opportunities, and challenges in multi-functional polymer nanocomposites
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Highly efficient inverted hole-transport-layer-free perovskite solar cells

Inverted HTL-free PSCs show high PCE and stability, and will be further improved by component, interface and passivation engineering.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient inverted hole-transport-layer-free perovskite solar cells
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Recent progress in g-C3N4 quantum dots: synthesis, properties and applications in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants

Graphitic-C3N4 quantum dots (g-C3N4QDs), which can be prepared by top-down and bottom-up synthesis, exhibit excellent optical features. They can act as different roles during the photo(electro)catalytic removal of organic pollutants.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in g-C3N4 quantum dots: synthesis, properties and applications in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants
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A review of aspects of additive engineering in perovskite solar cells

Solar energy is a clean source of energy that can help fulfill the increasing global energy demand.

Graphical abstract: A review of aspects of additive engineering in perovskite solar cells
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Positively charged Pt-based cocatalysts: an orientation for achieving efficient photocatalytic water splitting

Pt-based cocatalysts with positive valence states achieve efficient photocatalytic water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Positively charged Pt-based cocatalysts: an orientation for achieving efficient photocatalytic water splitting
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Emerging polyanionic and organic compounds for high energy density, non-aqueous potassium-ion batteries

This review focuses on the state-of-the-art development of emerging polyanionic and organic compounds to achieve high energy density of non-aqueous potassium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Emerging polyanionic and organic compounds for high energy density, non-aqueous potassium-ion batteries
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This collection contains recent Review-type articles published by Journal of Materials Chemistry A, the home for high impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for energy and sustainability. New articles will be added to this collection as soon as possible after publication.

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