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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent advancements in heterostructured interface engineering for hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalysis
Synthesis methods and catalytic properties of heterostructure catalysts for HER.
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.
Proton conductivity of a hexagonal boron nitride membrane and its energy applications
The excellent proton conductivity of h-BN and its applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Progress on Silicon Microwire Solar Cells
Conducting Polymers Composites for Unconventional Solid-state Supercapacitors
Recent Advances on Black Phosphorus/Carbon Hybrid Composites: From Improved Stability to Applications
An overview of Cu-based heterogeneous electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artificial nitrogen fixation over bismuth-based photocatalysts: fundamentals and future perspectives
Strategies of Inhibiting Anode Dendrite Growth in Lithium-sulfur Batteries
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).
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.
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.
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.
Rational design of polar/nonpolar mediators toward efficient sulfur fixation and enhanced conductivity
Schematic of the classification of polar and nonpolar materials for LSBs.
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.
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.
Holey graphene: an emerging versatile material
The multifunctional applications of holey graphene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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