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Themed collection 2018 Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers

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Review Article

Recent progress in porphyrin-based materials for organic solar cells

This article is written to provide an up-to-date review of porphyrin-based materials used in organic solar cells (OSCs).

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in porphyrin-based materials for organic solar cells
Review Article

A review on morphology engineering for highly efficient and stable hybrid perovskite solar cells

Morphology engineering has been recognized as an effective way to attain highly efficient and stable hybrid perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: A review on morphology engineering for highly efficient and stable hybrid perovskite solar cells
Open Access Review Article

Realising the environmental benefits of metal–organic frameworks: recent advances in microwave synthesis

Review detailing the use of microwave technology for the synthesis and scale-up of metal–organic frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Realising the environmental benefits of metal–organic frameworks: recent advances in microwave synthesis
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Review Article

Spinel photocatalysts for environmental remediation, hydrogen generation, CO2 reduction and photoelectrochemical water splitting

The fundamental aspects, photocatalytic applications and ways to enhance the performance of spinels are systematically reviewed in this paper.

Graphical abstract: Spinel photocatalysts for environmental remediation, hydrogen generation, CO2 reduction and photoelectrochemical water splitting
Review Article

The quest for high glass transition temperature bioplastics

This review describes recent strategies for synthesizing polymers that are mostly or fully biobased and exhibit a high glass transition temperature.

Graphical abstract: The quest for high glass transition temperature bioplastics
Review Article

Single-atom catalysts and their applications in organic chemistry

Recent advances in single atom catalysts and their applications in organic chemistry are fully summarized in this review.

Graphical abstract: Single-atom catalysts and their applications in organic chemistry
Review Article

Recent advances in electrolytes for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells

A comprehensive overview was shown on recent advances in electrolytes or hole-transport materials for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs).

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in electrolytes for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells
Review Article

Metal–organic framework technologies for water remediation: towards a sustainable ecosystem

Having access to clean water is a mandatory requirement for the proper development of living beings.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework technologies for water remediation: towards a sustainable ecosystem
Review Article

Dual anode materials for lithium- and sodium-ion batteries

Currently, the application of new energy conversion and storage technologies is urgent in order to meet the increasing requirements for energy.

Graphical abstract: Dual anode materials for lithium- and sodium-ion batteries
Review Article

The mechanism of ultrafast supercapacitors

Batteries and supercapacitors can be explained by the same impedance model involving diffusion, but neither is controlled by ‘semi-infinite’ diffusion.

Graphical abstract: The mechanism of ultrafast supercapacitors
Review Article

Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus containing metal-free photocatalysts for hydrogen production: progress and challenges

This article critically reviews the progress and challenges in using metal-free photocatalysts made from carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus used for hydrogen production.

Graphical abstract: Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus containing metal-free photocatalysts for hydrogen production: progress and challenges
Review Article

Innovation and challenges in materials design for flexible rechargeable batteries: from 1D to 3D

Due to the emergence of numerous flexible electronic devices, the design and fabrication of flexible rechargeable batteries with high energy density have attracted great attention.

Graphical abstract: Innovation and challenges in materials design for flexible rechargeable batteries: from 1D to 3D
Communication

Synthesis of ZIF-67 nanocubes with complex structures co-mediated by dopamine and polyoxometalate

ZIF-67 nanocubes with sophisticated structures are synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ZIF-67 nanocubes with complex structures co-mediated by dopamine and polyoxometalate
Communication

Promising ITO-free perovskite solar cells with WO3–Ag–SnO2 as transparent conductive oxide

Substituting indium-tin-oxide, one-pot deposition of WO3/Ag/SnO2 films with high transmittance and low sheet resistance enables the formulation of high-performance perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Promising ITO-free perovskite solar cells with WO3–Ag–SnO2 as transparent conductive oxide
Communication

Controllable fabrication of redox-active conjugated microporous polymers on reduced graphene oxide for high performance faradaic energy storage

Two-dimensional (2D) composites composed of redox active conjugated microporous polymer (CMP) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) enable efficient faradaic energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Controllable fabrication of redox-active conjugated microporous polymers on reduced graphene oxide for high performance faradaic energy storage
Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Proton-Mediated Energy Storage in Intermediate-Temperature Solid-Oxide Metal-Air Battery

Communication

Magnesium ion based organic secondary batteries

Based on an n-type PDI–EDA anode, a p-type PTPAn cathode and a Mg(ClO4)2/AN electrolyte, a magnesium ion based secondary battery with organic electrodes exhibits excellent electrochemical performances.

Graphical abstract: Magnesium ion based organic secondary batteries
Communication

An azine-linked covalent organic framework ACOF-1 membrane for highly selective CO2/CH4 separation

A defect-free and continuous 2D azine-linked ACOF-1 membrane on a porous alumina support is developed for highly selective CO2/CH4 separation.

Graphical abstract: An azine-linked covalent organic framework ACOF-1 membrane for highly selective CO2/CH4 separation
Communication

Energetic salts of 4-nitramino-3-(5-dinitromethyl-1,2,4-oxadiazolyl)-furazan: powerful alliance towards good thermal stability and high performance

A new series of 4-nitramino-3-(5-dinitromethyl-1,2,4-oxadiazolyl)-furazan-based energetic compounds which are competitive with HMX was synthesized in four steps with an overall yield of ∼50% by using a straightforward method.

Graphical abstract: Energetic salts of 4-nitramino-3-(5-dinitromethyl-1,2,4-oxadiazolyl)-furazan: powerful alliance towards good thermal stability and high performance
Communication

Establishing new scaling relations on two-dimensional MXenes for CO2 electroreduction

With alternating binding of reaction intermediates, O-terminated MXenes display low theoretical overpotential for CO2 reduction reaction.

Graphical abstract: Establishing new scaling relations on two-dimensional MXenes for CO2 electroreduction
Communication

Effects of fused-ring regiochemistry on the properties and photovoltaic performance of n-type organic semiconductor acceptors

The effects of fused-ring regiochemistry on the physicochemical and photovoltaic properties of n-type organic semiconductor (n-OS) acceptors are investigated.

Graphical abstract: Effects of fused-ring regiochemistry on the properties and photovoltaic performance of n-type organic semiconductor acceptors
Communication

A eutectic salt-assisted semi-closed pyrolysis route to fabricate high-density active-site hierarchically porous Fe/N/C catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

A general “eutectic salt-assisted semi-closed pyrolysis approach” is presented for the fabrication of a high-density active-site hierarchically porous Fe/N/C catalyst.

Graphical abstract: A eutectic salt-assisted semi-closed pyrolysis route to fabricate high-density active-site hierarchically porous Fe/N/C catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction
Communication

Achieving high-performance thick-film perovskite solar cells with electron transporting Bingel fullerenes

Two electron-transporting Bingel fullerenes have been developed for achieving thick-film perovskite solar cells with efficiencies beyond 19% with perovskite layers over 1 micrometer, unveiling the subtle molecular interaction between Bingel fullerenes and perovskites strongly influences the device hysteresis and performance.

Graphical abstract: Achieving high-performance thick-film perovskite solar cells with electron transporting Bingel fullerenes
Communication

A cake making strategy to prepare reduced graphene oxide wrapped plant fiber sponges for high-efficiency solar steam generation

A cake making strategy is developed to prepare reduced graphene oxide wrapped plant fiber sponges for high-efficiency solar steam generation.

Graphical abstract: A cake making strategy to prepare reduced graphene oxide wrapped plant fiber sponges for high-efficiency solar steam generation
Communication

Polymeric acid-doped transparent carbon nanotube electrodes for organic solar cells with the longest doping durability

This communication reports the discovery of an effective and long-lasting p-type dopant polymeric acid for transparent carbon electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Polymeric acid-doped transparent carbon nanotube electrodes for organic solar cells with the longest doping durability
Communication

Design and synthesis of medium-bandgap small-molecule electron acceptors for efficient tandem solar cells

Organic solar cells based on new medium-bandgap small-molecule electron acceptors reach PCEs of 10.05% and 11.86% in single-junction and tandem devices, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Design and synthesis of medium-bandgap small-molecule electron acceptors for efficient tandem solar cells
Communication

Ionic activation via a hybrid IL–SSE interfacial layer for Li–O2 batteries with 99.5% coulombic efficiency

A Li–O2 battery with an in situ formed IL–SSE hybrid interfacial layer achieved 99.5% coulombic efficiency and a significantly improved capacity retention. The organic–inorganic hybrid layer exhibited ionic activation behavior through a dispersing redistribution and bridging process, revealing the beneficial interaction of IL and SSE in the cycling in safe IL–SSE-based Li–O2 batteries.

Graphical abstract: Ionic activation via a hybrid IL–SSE interfacial layer for Li–O2 batteries with 99.5% coulombic efficiency
Communication

A solar rechargeable battery based on the sodium ion storage mechanism with Fe2(MoO4)3 microspheres as anode materials

A solar rechargeable battery based on Na-ion storage presents feasible photon–electron conversion, and energy storage and release capability.

Graphical abstract: A solar rechargeable battery based on the sodium ion storage mechanism with Fe2(MoO4)3 microspheres as anode materials
Communication

A single ion conducting separator and dual mediator-based electrolyte for high-performance lithium–oxygen batteries with non-carbon cathodes

Lithium–oxygen batteries with non-carbon cathode realize largely-improved performance by designing mediators and Li+-Nafion separator to prevent self-discharge and shuttle problems.

Graphical abstract: A single ion conducting separator and dual mediator-based electrolyte for high-performance lithium–oxygen batteries with non-carbon cathodes
Communication

Robust graphene-wrapped PtNi nanosponge for enhanced oxygen reduction reaction performance

A graphene-wrapped 3D-PtNi nanosponge was synthesized using carbon dots as a structure-directing agent.

Graphical abstract: Robust graphene-wrapped PtNi nanosponge for enhanced oxygen reduction reaction performance
Communication

Super-flexible bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)-amide doped graphene transparent conductive electrodes for photo-stable perovskite solar cells

Super-flexible bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)-amide (TFSA)-doped graphene transparent conducting electrode (GR TCE)-based FAPbI3 − xBrx perovskite solar cells with 18.9% power conversion efficiency (PCE) for a rigid device and 18.3% for a flexible one are demonstrated because the TFSA-doped GR TCE reveals high conductivity and high transmittance.

Graphical abstract: Super-flexible bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)-amide doped graphene transparent conductive electrodes for photo-stable perovskite solar cells
Communication

Thermally induced migration of a polyoxometalate within a metal–organic framework and its catalytic effects

A polyoxometalate supported by the metal–organic framework, NU-1000, undergoes migration from the mesopore to the micropore when heated.

Graphical abstract: Thermally induced migration of a polyoxometalate within a metal–organic framework and its catalytic effects
Communication

Scanning laser melting for rapid and massive fabrication of filled skutterudites with high thermoelectric performance

A novel rapid fabrication technique that combines scanning laser melting and spark plasma sintering is developed to synthesize bulk filled skutterudites with high thermoelectric performance.

Graphical abstract: Scanning laser melting for rapid and massive fabrication of filled skutterudites with high thermoelectric performance
Communication

Inter-phase charge and energy transfer in Ruddlesden–Popper 2D perovskites: critical role of the spacing cations

Photo-generated charge carrier dynamics in Ruddlesden–Popper 2D perovskites with linear (n-BA) and branched (iso-BA) butylamine as spacing cations have been studied by using transient absorption and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopies.

Graphical abstract: Inter-phase charge and energy transfer in Ruddlesden–Popper 2D perovskites: critical role of the spacing cations
Communication

Facile template-free synthesis of uniform carbon-confined V2O3 hollow spheres for stable and fast lithium storage

A facile and efficient template-free method has been successfully developed to fabricate uniform nitrogen-doped carbon-confined V2O3 hollow spheres, which displayed stable and fast lithium storage.

Graphical abstract: Facile template-free synthesis of uniform carbon-confined V2O3 hollow spheres for stable and fast lithium storage
Communication

1D N-doped hierarchically porous hollow carbon tubes derived from a supramolecular template as metal-free electrocatalysts for a highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction

1D hollow nitrogen-doped carbon tubes (h-NCTs) were fabricated through a supramolecular template-derived approach and employed as the structure-guiding template, porogen and nitrogen source for in situ N-doping.

Graphical abstract: 1D N-doped hierarchically porous hollow carbon tubes derived from a supramolecular template as metal-free electrocatalysts for a highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction
Communication

Enhanced charge carrier separation of manganese(II)-doped graphitic carbon nitride: formation of N–Mn bonds through redox reactions

MnII-doped g-C3N4 obtained through redox reactions between a permanganate and urea upon calcination in an inert gas exhibits enhanced photogenerated charge carrier separation.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced charge carrier separation of manganese(ii)-doped graphitic carbon nitride: formation of N–Mn bonds through redox reactions
Communication

A solvent-switched in situ confinement approach for immobilizing highly-active ultrafine palladium nanoparticles: boosting catalytic hydrogen evolution

A solvent-switched in situ confinement approach has been developed to synthesize highly active nanocatalysts with ultrafine and clean metal nanoparticles encapsulated within carbon nanopores, over which record-high hydrogen evolution has been achieved under heterogeneous conditions.

Graphical abstract: A solvent-switched in situ confinement approach for immobilizing highly-active ultrafine palladium nanoparticles: boosting catalytic hydrogen evolution
Communication

A simple synthesis of nanoporous Sb/C with high Sb content and dispersity as an advanced anode for sodium ion batteries

Amorphous Sb/C with a nanoporous structure and subnanometric dispersity is synthesized by a simple, bottom up solid state reaction between Sb2O3 and CaC2. It exhibits an unprecedented performance of sodium storage.

Graphical abstract: A simple synthesis of nanoporous Sb/C with high Sb content and dispersity as an advanced anode for sodium ion batteries
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

A platinum oxide decorated amorphous cobalt oxide hydroxide nanosheet array towards alkaline hydrogen evolution

A platinum oxide decorated amorphous cobalt oxide hydroxide nanosheet array has been prepared and used for alkaline hydrogen evolution.

Graphical abstract: A platinum oxide decorated amorphous cobalt oxide hydroxide nanosheet array towards alkaline hydrogen evolution
Communication

Sticky-note supercapacitors

Novel sticky-note supercapacitors with repeated adhesive performance are fabricated from sticky carbon nanotube array electrodes. The supercapacitors can be repeatedly attached onto various substrates, and they can also be brought into direct contact with each other to power external electronic devices as their contacting layers are electrically conductive. They are flexible with high specific capacitances after attaching and removing.

Graphical abstract: Sticky-note supercapacitors
Communication

Electrochemically substituted metal phthalocyanines, e-MPc (M = Co, Ni), as highly active and selective catalysts for CO2 reduction

The Fe center in FePc can be electrochemically substituted by Co and Ni, achieving high activity and stability for CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemically substituted metal phthalocyanines, e-MPc (M = Co, Ni), as highly active and selective catalysts for CO2 reduction
Communication

Defect engineering of highly stable lanthanide metal–organic frameworks by particle modulation for coating catalysis

A powerful strategy to design the structure, control the particle sizes and fabricate catalytic devices is developed for lanthanide MOFs.

Graphical abstract: Defect engineering of highly stable lanthanide metal–organic frameworks by particle modulation for coating catalysis
Paper

Porous Si@C ball-in-ball hollow spheres for lithium-ion capacitors with improved energy and power densities

The rate capability of battery-type anode materials has become a great limitation to the energy and power densities of lithium-ion capacitors.

Graphical abstract: Porous Si@C ball-in-ball hollow spheres for lithium-ion capacitors with improved energy and power densities
Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Two-dimensional Few-layer Group-III Metal Monochalcogenides as Effective Photocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting under the Visible Range

Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Thermally Driven Mesoscale Chemomechanical Interplay in Li0.5Ni0.6Mn0.2Co0.2O2 Cathode Materials

Accepted Manuscript - Paper

In Situ Synthesis of n-n Bi2MoO6&Bi2S3 Heterojunctions for Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Removal of Cr(VI)

Paper

Atomic layer deposition and first principles modeling of glassy Li3BO3–Li2CO3 electrolytes for solid-state Li metal batteries

Glassy Li3BO3–Li2CO3 ALD films are deposited and shown to have excellent stability against Li metal and high ionic conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Atomic layer deposition and first principles modeling of glassy Li3BO3–Li2CO3 electrolytes for solid-state Li metal batteries
Paper

Suppressing the voltage decay of low-cost P2-type iron-based cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries

We demonstrate the voltage decay in Fe based layered oxides comes from a dynamic origin. With excess Cu doping, Fe migration can be mitigated and structural stability can be maintained.

Graphical abstract: Suppressing the voltage decay of low-cost P2-type iron-based cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries
Paper

Metallic layered germanium phosphide GeP5 for high rate flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors

In this study, high quality GeP5 crystals with two-dimensional (2D) layered structures and novel electrical conductivity of 2.4 × 106 S m−1 have been prepared under high-temperature high-pressure oriented growth technique (HTHP-OGT).

Graphical abstract: Metallic layered germanium phosphide GeP5 for high rate flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors
Paper

Ni nanoparticle-decorated-MnO2 nanodendrites as highly selective and efficient catalysts for CO2 electroreduction

Ni nanoparticle-decorated-MnO2 nanodendrites supported on carbon fibers (Ni NPs/MnO2 NDs-CFs) are reported as efficient electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction to formate, and they exhibit low CO2/HCOO reduction overpotential, superior catalytic activity, high formate selectivity and high faradaic efficiency of over 85%.

Graphical abstract: Ni nanoparticle-decorated-MnO2 nanodendrites as highly selective and efficient catalysts for CO2 electroreduction
Paper

Template-free solvothermal preparation of ternary FeNi2S4 hollow balloons as RuO2-like efficient electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction with superior stability

Ternary transition metal sulfide hollow structures are promising materials for energy storage and conversion applications.

Graphical abstract: Template-free solvothermal preparation of ternary FeNi2S4 hollow balloons as RuO2-like efficient electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction with superior stability
Paper

Interwoven V2O5 nanowire/graphene nanoscroll hybrid assembled as efficient polysulfide-trapping-conversion interlayer for long-life lithium–sulfur batteries

An advanced lithium–sulfur battery interlayer configuration has been developed by engineering a lightweight, self-standing, and flexible hybrid film assembled from interwoven 1D V2O5 nanowires and graphene nanoscrolls.

Graphical abstract: Interwoven V2O5 nanowire/graphene nanoscroll hybrid assembled as efficient polysulfide-trapping-conversion interlayer for long-life lithium–sulfur batteries
Paper

Photocatalysis in an evanescent field: an in situ approach to studying photocatalytic performance by tracing interfacial refractive index changes and kinetics

An in situ strategy to understand the photocatalytic performance of Cu2O–Ag@rGO nanocomposites through interfacial photocatalysis on an optical microfiber has been demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalysis in an evanescent field: an in situ approach to studying photocatalytic performance by tracing interfacial refractive index changes and kinetics
Paper

Multi-compositional hierarchical nanostructured Ni3S2@MoSx/NiO electrodes for enhanced electrocatalytic hydrogen generation and energy storage

A facile one-step hydrothermal strategy to synthesize multi-compositional hierarchical nanostructured electrodes for energy conversion and storage.

Graphical abstract: Multi-compositional hierarchical nanostructured Ni3S2@MoSx/NiO electrodes for enhanced electrocatalytic hydrogen generation and energy storage
Paper

Bio-inspired multiscale-pore-network structured carbon felt with enhanced mass transfer and activity for vanadium redox flow batteries

This work reported a bio-inspired multiscale-pore-network structured carbon felt for simultaneously achieving fast mass transfer and reaction activity in flow batteries.

Graphical abstract: Bio-inspired multiscale-pore-network structured carbon felt with enhanced mass transfer and activity for vanadium redox flow batteries
Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Facile synthesis of graphene nanoribbons from zeolite-templated ultra-small carbon nanotubes for lithium ion storage

Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Sequential Deposition Route to Efficient Sb2S3 Solar Cells

Paper

High-performance n-type thermoelectric composites of acridones with tethered tertiary amines and carbon nanotubes

Acridone derivatives with different terminal tertiary amine groups were first developed as good n-type thermoelectric composites, and a high power factor of 289.4 μW m−1 K−2 at 430 K was achieved.

Graphical abstract: High-performance n-type thermoelectric composites of acridones with tethered tertiary amines and carbon nanotubes
Paper

Flexible quasi-solid-state 2.4 V aqueous asymmetric microsupercapacitors with ultrahigh energy density

A simple and cost-effective cut-and-transfer method is demonstrated to fabricate flexible 2.4 V asymmetric microsupercapacitors by adopting hierarchical Na-MnOx nanosheets on 3D nitrogen-doped carbon fibers as the cathode and VN nanosheet arrays as the anode.

Graphical abstract: Flexible quasi-solid-state 2.4 V aqueous asymmetric microsupercapacitors with ultrahigh energy density
Paper

Copper manganese oxide enhanced nanoarray-based monolithic catalysts for hydrocarbon oxidation

Copper manganese oxide (CuMn2O4) was introduced into the nanoarray-based monolithic catalysts system for advanced exhaust after-treatment.

Graphical abstract: Copper manganese oxide enhanced nanoarray-based monolithic catalysts for hydrocarbon oxidation
Paper

An inorganic-MOF-inorganic approach to ultrathin CuO decorated Cu–C hybrid nanorod arrays for an efficient oxygen evolution reaction

A novel inorganic-MOF-inorganic (IMI) two-stage precursor approach for producing Cu@CuO–C with extraordinarily high OER performance.

Graphical abstract: An inorganic-MOF-inorganic approach to ultrathin CuO decorated Cu–C hybrid nanorod arrays for an efficient oxygen evolution reaction
Paper

An air-stable lithiated cathode material based on a 1,4-benzenedisulfonate backbone for organic Li-ion batteries

To meet current market demands as well as emerging environmental concerns there is a need to develop less polluting battery technologies.

Graphical abstract: An air-stable lithiated cathode material based on a 1,4-benzenedisulfonate backbone for organic Li-ion batteries
Paper

Hierarchically porous adamantane-shaped carbon nanoframes

A new type of hollow carbon material consisting of adamantane-shaped, hierarchically micro- and macro-porous N-doped carbon nanoframes was prepared by exploiting selective etching and pseudomorphic thermal conversion of ZIF-8, which showed superior adsorption performance for large dye molecules as well as electrocatalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchically porous adamantane-shaped carbon nanoframes
Paper

Coral-like hierarchical carbon nanoarchitectures loaded with Rh- and Co-porphyrins as high-efficiency electrodes: effect of pore morphology on CO oxidation and oxygen reduction performance

Hierarchical coral-like carbon nanoarchitectures loaded with metalloporphyrin electrocatalysts reveal the pore morphology–electrochemical performance relationship and their superior performance in Pt-free, fuel cell-related reactions.

Graphical abstract: Coral-like hierarchical carbon nanoarchitectures loaded with Rh- and Co-porphyrins as high-efficiency electrodes: effect of pore morphology on CO oxidation and oxygen reduction performance
Open Access Paper

Formation and suppression of defects during heat treatment of BiVO4 photoanodes for solar water splitting

Heat treatment under different atmospheres influences defect formation and suppression in BiVO4, which significantly affect its carrier dynamics.

Graphical abstract: Formation and suppression of defects during heat treatment of BiVO4 photoanodes for solar water splitting
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Non-injection synthesis of L-shaped wurtzite Cu–Ga–Zn–S alloyed nanorods and their advantageous application in photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

L-shaped wurtzite Cu–Ga–Zn–S alloyed nanorods are synthesized using a non-injection method for the first time, and they exhibit an enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution compared with their binary or ternary counterparts.

Graphical abstract: Non-injection synthesis of L-shaped wurtzite Cu–Ga–Zn–S alloyed nanorods and their advantageous application in photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
Paper

Lithiophilic gel polymer electrolyte to stabilize the lithium anode for a quasi-solid-state lithium–sulfur battery

The lithiophilic gel polymer electrolyte is demonstrated to be feasible to stabilize the lithium anode in a quasi-solid-state Li–S battery.

Graphical abstract: Lithiophilic gel polymer electrolyte to stabilize the lithium anode for a quasi-solid-state lithium–sulfur battery
Paper

General and precise carbon confinement of functional nanostructures derived from assembled metal–phenolic networks for enhanced lithium storage

A general and programmable strategy has been developed to precisely construct carbon-confined nanostructures via metal–phenolic network assembly, which then displayed excellent lithium storage.

Graphical abstract: General and precise carbon confinement of functional nanostructures derived from assembled metal–phenolic networks for enhanced lithium storage
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