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Organic electrode materials with solid-state battery technology

Organic electrode materials are promising next-generation battery materials. Combining them with a solid-state electrolyte, and fabricating the materials using atomic/molecular layer deposition provides us a unique platform to study the interactions.

Graphical abstract: Organic electrode materials with solid-state battery technology
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A review of nanostructured non-titania photocatalysts and hole scavenging agents for CO2 photoreduction processes

Non-titania photocatalysts, including metal sulphides, oxides, oxynitrides and nitrides, have been deployed as the photocatalyst for CO2 photoreduction since last century. The nanostructured non-titania photocatalysts and the introduction of hole scavenging agents into the CO2 photoreduction system have revealed some key characteristics to stimulate the conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons.

Graphical abstract: A review of nanostructured non-titania photocatalysts and hole scavenging agents for CO2 photoreduction processes
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Nanocatalysis by noble metal nanoparticles: controlled synthesis for the optimization and understanding of activities

This review discusses the importance of physical/chemical control in metallic NPs for the optimization and understanding of catalytic performances.

Graphical abstract: Nanocatalysis by noble metal nanoparticles: controlled synthesis for the optimization and understanding of activities
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Nanofibrillated cellulose composites and wood derived scaffolds for functional materials

We compare functional NFC composites and wood derived scaffolds regarding mechanical performance, electric and magnetic properties as well as oil/water separation and heavy metal remediation.

Graphical abstract: Nanofibrillated cellulose composites and wood derived scaffolds for functional materials
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Metal-based nanostructured materials for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

This review spotlights the recent progress to enhance the electrochemical performance of Li–S batteries by using nanostructured metal-based materials.

Graphical abstract: Metal-based nanostructured materials for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
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A bright outlook on organic photoelectrochemical cells for water splitting

A review on organic photoelectrochemical water splitting cells giving perspective on promising device architectures and materials.

Graphical abstract: A bright outlook on organic photoelectrochemical cells for water splitting
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A review of magnesiothermic reduction of silica to porous silicon for lithium-ion battery applications and beyond

We reviewed magnesiothermic reduction of silica – a scalable route to porous silicon for battery electrodes – and identify the topics for future research.

Graphical abstract: A review of magnesiothermic reduction of silica to porous silicon for lithium-ion battery applications and beyond
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Metal–organic framework nanosheets (MONs): a new dimension in materials chemistry

Metal–organic framework nanosheets (MONs) are emerging as a novel class of two-dimensional materials. Here we critically review the distinct set of design principles, synthetic approaches, characterisation techniques and applications associated with this exciting new class of materials.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework nanosheets (MONs): a new dimension in materials chemistry
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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
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Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite

We review the diversity of the electrical behaviour of NBT induced by various defect mechanisms, including A-site Na or Bi non-stoichiometry, isovalent-substitution, and acceptor- and donor-doping.

Graphical abstract: Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite
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Graphene and graphene-like materials in biomass conversion: paving the way to the future

In this review we identify the key factors for the successful design of catalysts based on graphene derivatives for biomass conversion and suggest our perspective for the development of this field.

Graphical abstract: Graphene and graphene-like materials in biomass conversion: paving the way to the future
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Materials chemistry approaches to the control of the optical features of perovskite solar cells

This work presents a comprehensive revision of the different options developed under the materials chemistry umbrella to control the optical properties of ABX3 solar cells and to endow them with additional functionalities.

Graphical abstract: Materials chemistry approaches to the control of the optical features of perovskite solar cells
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Nanostructured anode materials for lithium-ion batteries: principle, recent progress and future perspectives

Recent progress in nanostructured carbon, alloys, transition metal oxides and silicon as anode materials for LIBs has been reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured anode materials for lithium-ion batteries: principle, recent progress and future perspectives
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Recent progress in nanostructured silver sulfide: from synthesis and nonstoichiometry to properties

This review is focused on recent progress in the synthesis and design of different forms of nanostructured silver sulfide from nanopowders to colloidal solutions, quantum dots and heteronanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in nanostructured silver sulfide: from synthesis and nonstoichiometry to properties
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Tailoring pores in graphene-based materials: from generation to applications

Combining the merits from both porous material and graphene, porous graphene-based materials have received significant attention due to their unique porous structures, large surface areas and prominent electrical conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring pores in graphene-based materials: from generation to applications
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Nanocellulose-based foams and aerogels: processing, properties, and applications

This review summarizes the main processing routes and significant properties of nanocellulose-based foams and aerogels.

Graphical abstract: Nanocellulose-based foams and aerogels: processing, properties, and applications
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Multiscale-structuring of polyvinylidene fluoride for energy harvesting: the impact of molecular-, micro- and macro-structure

Energy harvesting exploits ambient sources of energy such as mechanical loads, vibrations, human motion, waste heat, light or chemical sources and converts them into useful electrical energy.

Graphical abstract: Multiscale-structuring of polyvinylidene fluoride for energy harvesting: the impact of molecular-, micro- and macro-structure
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A review on special wettability textiles: theoretical models, fabrication technologies and multifunctional applications

In this review, we have briefly summarized the fundamental theoretical models and characterization methods of textile surfaces with special wettability, various fabrication technologies and potential applications.

Graphical abstract: A review on special wettability textiles: theoretical models, fabrication technologies and multifunctional applications
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Fundamental nanoscale surface strategies for robustly controlling heterogeneous nucleation of calcium carbonate

Stable ultrathin polymer films synthesized via initiated chemical vapor deposition enable robust control of heterogeneous nucleation of CaCO3 on metal heat transfer surfaces at high temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Fundamental nanoscale surface strategies for robustly controlling heterogeneous nucleation of calcium carbonate
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Layered metal vanadates with different interlayer cations for high-rate Na-ion storage

The relationship between the interlayer metal ions and the Na-ion storage performance of layered metal vanadates is systematically explored.

Graphical abstract: Layered metal vanadates with different interlayer cations for high-rate Na-ion storage
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Acidic liquid-swollen polymer membranes exhibiting anhydrous proton conductivity higher than 100 mS cm−1 at around 100 °C

Anhydrous proton-conductive membranes are prepared by swelling cross-linked flexible basic polymers with a large amount of H2SO4via ionic interaction.

Graphical abstract: Acidic liquid-swollen polymer membranes exhibiting anhydrous proton conductivity higher than 100 mS cm−1 at around 100 °C
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Demonstration of an azobenzene derivative based solar thermal energy storage system

Molecules capable of reversible storage of solar energy have recently attracted increasing interest. Here, a liquid azobenzene molecule has been studied for solar thermal energy storage applications and integrated into flow-chemistry devices.

Graphical abstract: Demonstration of an azobenzene derivative based solar thermal energy storage system
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In situ fabricated nickel vanadate/N-doped reduced graphene oxide hybrid as an advanced electrocatalyst in alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction

Uniform distribution of Ni3V2O8 nanoparticles over N-doped RGO in a hybrid nanostructure demonstrates efficient and durable electrocatalytic alkaline hydrogen evolution activity with a low overpotential (η10) of 43 mV.

Graphical abstract: In situ fabricated nickel vanadate/N-doped reduced graphene oxide hybrid as an advanced electrocatalyst in alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction
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Photovoltaic properties of a triple cation methylammonium/formamidinium/phenylethylammonium tin iodide perovskite

Solar cells based on the novel triple cation tin perovskite MA0.75FA0.15PEA0.1SnI3 exhibit PCEs of 5.0% and notably good stability over more than 5000 hours.

Graphical abstract: Photovoltaic properties of a triple cation methylammonium/formamidinium/phenylethylammonium tin iodide perovskite
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Emulsion polymerization derived organic photocatalysts for improved light-driven hydrogen evolution

Here, we present the use of mini-emulsion polymerization to generate small particle analogues of three insoluble conjugated polymers for highly efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production.

Graphical abstract: Emulsion polymerization derived organic photocatalysts for improved light-driven hydrogen evolution
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Cryo-TEM and electron tomography reveal leaching-induced pore formation in ZSM-5 zeolite

Leaching-induced pore formation in ZSM-5 zeolites from pristine via mesoporous to hollow zeolites is studied by cryo-TEM and electron tomography.

Graphical abstract: Cryo-TEM and electron tomography reveal leaching-induced pore formation in ZSM-5 zeolite
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Organic heterojunction photocathodes for optimized photoelectrochemical hydrogen peroxide production

This work demonstrates that high performance and stable photocathodes for H2O2 evolution can be easily fabricated from semiconductive organic pigments.

Graphical abstract: Organic heterojunction photocathodes for optimized photoelectrochemical hydrogen peroxide production
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Visualizing the morphological and compositional evolution of the interface of InLi-anode|thio-LISION electrolyte in an all-solid-state Li–S cell by in operando synchrotron X-ray tomography and energy dispersive diffraction

The interfacial evolution in ASSLSB is reported.

Graphical abstract: Visualizing the morphological and compositional evolution of the interface of InLi-anode|thio-LISION electrolyte in an all-solid-state Li–S cell by in operando synchrotron X-ray tomography and energy dispersive diffraction
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Highly sensitive and selective SO2 MOF sensor: the integration of MFM-300 MOF as a sensitive layer on a capacitive interdigitated electrode

This work reports on the fabrication of an advanced capacitive sensor based on a MFM-300 (In) MOF for the detection of SO2 at room temperature. The sensor revealed remarkable SO2 sensitivity down to 75 ppb with excellent stability and selectivity to other common gases/vapors.

Graphical abstract: Highly sensitive and selective SO2 MOF sensor: the integration of MFM-300 MOF as a sensitive layer on a capacitive interdigitated electrode
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Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen

A natural mineral, gaudefroyite, displays excellent low temperature magnetocaloric properties that are suitable for liquefying hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen
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A solar actuator based on hydrogen-bonded azopolymers for electricity generation

A solar actuator is fabricated by incorporating sunlight-responsive azobenzene into agarose and the sunlight-induced motion is utilized for electricity generation.

Graphical abstract: A solar actuator based on hydrogen-bonded azopolymers for electricity generation
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Radiation-induced grafting of a butyl-spacer styrenic monomer onto ETFE: the synthesis of the most alkali stable radiation-grafted anion-exchange membrane to date

Adding a butyl spacer between the benzene and N-methylpyrrolidinium group led to double the ex situ alkaline stability compared to use of a methylene spacer.

Graphical abstract: Radiation-induced grafting of a butyl-spacer styrenic monomer onto ETFE: the synthesis of the most alkali stable radiation-grafted anion-exchange membrane to date
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Understanding the stability of mixed A-cation lead iodide perovskites

Thin films of the mixed A-cation phase MA1−xFAxPbI3 have been shown experimentally and computationally to have greater kinetic and thermodynamic stability towards decomposition.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the stability of mixed A-cation lead iodide perovskites
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Optimisation of oxide-ion conductivity in acceptor-doped Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 perovskite: approaching the limit?

σ b of NBT is optimised by acceptor-doping, which is restrained by oxygen-vacancy diffusivity limit in perovskites.

Graphical abstract: Optimisation of oxide-ion conductivity in acceptor-doped Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 perovskite: approaching the limit?
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Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-tosylate (PEDOT-Tos) electrodes in thermogalvanic cells

The interest in thermogalvanic cells (TGCs) has grown because it is a candidate technology for harvesting electricity from natural and waste heat. The polymer electrode PEDOT is investigated as potential material to replace Pt electrode in TGCs. The power of the TGC increases with thickness and PEDOT provides an efficient electron transfer to Fe(CN)63−.

Graphical abstract: Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-tosylate (PEDOT-Tos) electrodes in thermogalvanic cells
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Electrodeposited films to MOF-derived electrochemical energy storage electrodes: a concept of simplified additive-free electrode processing for self-standing, ready-to-use materials

Already electrically contacted metal oxide/carbon materials for supercapacitor electrodes are derived from electrodeposited cobalt– or manganese–organic films on current collectors.

Graphical abstract: Electrodeposited films to MOF-derived electrochemical energy storage electrodes: a concept of simplified additive-free electrode processing for self-standing, ready-to-use materials
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Constructing semiconductive crystalline microporous materials by Coulomb interactions

A new strategy has been demonstrated to construct conducting microporous crystalline materials, where inorganic components and organic molecules pack with each other through long distance Coulomb interactions. The two compounds show typical semiconductive properties, relatively high thermal stability, interesting selective adsorption and electrical response to methanol and ethanol.

Graphical abstract: Constructing semiconductive crystalline microporous materials by Coulomb interactions
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Design of hyperporous graphene networks and their application in solid-amine based carbon capture systems

We demonstrate a simple and fully scalable method for obtaining hierarchical hyperporous graphene networks, of ultrahigh pore volumes (>6 cm3 g−1) by thermal exfoliation, and achieve an efficient solid-amine system for CO2 capture under true flue-gas conditions.

Graphical abstract: Design of hyperporous graphene networks and their application in solid-amine based carbon capture systems
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A CaCO3/nanocellulose-based bioinspired nacre-like material

The controlled wettability of liquid calcium carbonate precursors on nanocellulose yields a nacre-like material with plasticity outperforming a biological example.

Graphical abstract: A CaCO3/nanocellulose-based bioinspired nacre-like material
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Advancing the n → π* electron transition of carbon nitride nanotubes for H2 photosynthesis

Carbon nitride nanotubes with enhanced optical absorption and advanced charge carrier behavior stimulate photocatalytic hydrogen production.

Graphical abstract: Advancing the n → π* electron transition of carbon nitride nanotubes for H2 photosynthesis
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High performance carbon-based printed perovskite solar cells with humidity assisted thermal treatment

We report humidity assisted thermal exposure (HTE) as a post-treatment method for carbon based printed perovskite solar cells (CPSCs).

Graphical abstract: High performance carbon-based printed perovskite solar cells with humidity assisted thermal treatment
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Interstitial boron-doped anatase TiO2 thin-films on optical fibres: atmospheric pressure-plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition as the key for functional oxide coatings on temperature-sensitive substrates

Synthesis of boron-doped anatase TiO2 thin films on temperature-sensitive polymeric optical fibres by AP-PECVD.

Graphical abstract: Interstitial boron-doped anatase TiO2 thin-films on optical fibres: atmospheric pressure-plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition as the key for functional oxide coatings on temperature-sensitive substrates
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Carbon nitride nanosheets as visible light photocatalytic initiators and crosslinkers for hydrogels with thermoresponsive turbidity

Carbon nitride nanosheets act as visible light photocatalytic initiators and crosslinkers for hydrogel formation with thermoresponsive turbidity.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nitride nanosheets as visible light photocatalytic initiators and crosslinkers for hydrogels with thermoresponsive turbidity
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Selective blocking of grain boundary defects in high-flux zeolite membranes by coking

Commercial application of zeolite membranes has been hindered by the challenge of preparing defect-free membranes. We have developed a facile but effective method based on mild coking that is able to selectively block defects in high-permeance zeolite membranes. The developed method also has a high practical value as it can be easily adapted for repairing membranes already mounted in the module.

Graphical abstract: Selective blocking of grain boundary defects in high-flux zeolite membranes by coking
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Reversible hydrogen storage in yttrium aluminum hydride

Reversible hydrogen storage has been found in transition metal alanates, Y(AlH4)3, for the first time. 3.4 wt% H2 can be released at 140 °C from the first dehydrogenation step, and 75% is reversible at 145 °C and 100 bar H2, which is promising for low-temperature applications.

Graphical abstract: Reversible hydrogen storage in yttrium aluminum hydride
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Long term stability of air processed inkjet infiltrated carbon-based printed perovskite solar cells under intense ultra-violet light soaking

The long term stability of air processed inkjet infiltrated carbon based perovskite solar cells (CPSCs) is investigated under intense ultra-violet light soaking equivalent to 1.5 Sun UV light illumination.

Graphical abstract: Long term stability of air processed inkjet infiltrated carbon-based printed perovskite solar cells under intense ultra-violet light soaking
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A fixed-bed photoreactor using conjugated nanoporous polymer-coated glass fibers for visible light-promoted continuous photoredox reactions

Here, we report on a fixed-bed photoreactor containing conjugated nanoporous polymer-coated glass fibers for visible light-promoted, heterogeneous photoredox reactions in a continuous flow system.

Graphical abstract: A fixed-bed photoreactor using conjugated nanoporous polymer-coated glass fibers for visible light-promoted continuous photoredox reactions
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Improving the activity and stability of Ir catalysts for PEM electrolyzer anodes by SnO2:Sb aerogel supports: does V addition play an active role in electrocatalysis?

Aerogel is introduced as an OER catalyst substrate for PEM electrolyzer and shows superior activity.

Graphical abstract: Improving the activity and stability of Ir catalysts for PEM electrolyzer anodes by SnO2:Sb aerogel supports: does V addition play an active role in electrocatalysis?
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Inspired by the “tip effect”: a novel structural design strategy for the cathode in advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

Inspired by the “tip effect”, hollow cupric oxide spheres can be used as an effective host for Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: Inspired by the “tip effect”: a novel structural design strategy for the cathode in advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
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A facile strategy towards a highly accessible and hydrostable MOF-phase within hybrid polyHIPEs through in situ metal-oxide recrystallization

HKUST-1(Cu) and MOF-5(Zn)@polyHIPE hybrid materials were prepared using a metal salt-free technique, wherein metal–organic frameworks were in situ generated from the CuO- and ZnO-nanoparticles through secondary recrystallization.

Graphical abstract: A facile strategy towards a highly accessible and hydrostable MOF-phase within hybrid polyHIPEs through in situ metal-oxide recrystallization
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Low-tortuosity and graded lithium ion battery cathodes by ice templating

Ultra-thick cathodes with a gradient pore structure and fast ion transport channels achieving high energy densities.

Graphical abstract: Low-tortuosity and graded lithium ion battery cathodes by ice templating
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Improved cycling stability in high-capacity Li-rich vanadium containing disordered rock salt oxyfluoride cathodes

Lithium-rich transition metal disordered rock salt (DRS) oxyfluorides have the potential to lessen one large bottleneck for lithium ion batteries by improving the cathode capacity.

Graphical abstract: Improved cycling stability in high-capacity Li-rich vanadium containing disordered rock salt oxyfluoride cathodes
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Layered cobalt hydrotalcite as an advanced lithium-ion anode material with high capacity and rate capability

Layered cobalt hydrotalcite has been demonstrated as a conversion type anode material with high capacity and high rate capability for lithium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Layered cobalt hydrotalcite as an advanced lithium-ion anode material with high capacity and rate capability
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Blade coated P3HT:non-fullerene acceptor solar cells: a high-throughput parameter study with a focus on up-scalability

Fast screening of performance and stability of organic solar cells is made through the use of thickness and thermal gradients, as well as different deposition temperatures and solvents.

Graphical abstract: Blade coated P3HT:non-fullerene acceptor solar cells: a high-throughput parameter study with a focus on up-scalability
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Light-induced electrolyte improvement in cobalt tris(bipyridine)-mediated dye-sensitized solar cells

We observe a light-induced performance improvement in Co(II/III)-mediated DSSCs, and attribute this to an irreversible light effect on the electrolyte system containing Co(III) together with tert-butylpyridine (TBP).

Graphical abstract: Light-induced electrolyte improvement in cobalt tris(bipyridine)-mediated dye-sensitized solar cells
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Scalable synthesis of dispersible iron carbide (Fe3C) nanoparticles by ‘nanocasting’

MgO powder is used as a removable ‘cast’ in a simple, scalable synthesis of dispersible Fe3C nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Scalable synthesis of dispersible iron carbide (Fe3C) nanoparticles by ‘nanocasting’
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Predicting the reactivity of energetic materials: an ab initio multi-phonon approach

The impact sensitivity of energetic materials is successfully predicted using an ab initio model based on the concepts of phonon up-pumping.

Graphical abstract: Predicting the reactivity of energetic materials: an ab initio multi-phonon approach
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Partially delocalized charge in Fe-doped NiCo2S4 nanosheet–mesoporous carbon-composites for high-voltage supercapacitors

Partially delocalized charge is generated in Fe-doped NiCo2S4 nanosheets, which show significantly enhanced adsorption ability towards ionic liquid ions.

Graphical abstract: Partially delocalized charge in Fe-doped NiCo2S4 nanosheet–mesoporous carbon-composites for high-voltage supercapacitors
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Structural engineering of pyrrolo[3,4-f]benzotriazole-5,7(2H,6H)-dione-based polymers for non-fullerene organic solar cells with an efficiency over 12%

Two wide band gap donor polymers based on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT) and pyrrolo[3,4-f]benzotriazole-5,7(2H,6H)-dione (TzBI), namely, PBDT-TzBI and PBDT-F-TzBI were synthesized and studied in solar cells with ITIC as an acceptor.

Graphical abstract: Structural engineering of pyrrolo[3,4-f]benzotriazole-5,7(2H,6H)-dione-based polymers for non-fullerene organic solar cells with an efficiency over 12%
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Co-spray printing of LiFePO4 and PEO-Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3 hybrid electrodes for all-solid-state Li-ion battery applications

Spray-printing of large area LFP electrodes with honeycomb pores filled and inter-layered with PEO-LAGP solid state electrolyte for high performance.

Graphical abstract: Co-spray printing of LiFePO4 and PEO-Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3 hybrid electrodes for all-solid-state Li-ion battery applications
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TiO2 photoanodes with exposed {0 1 0} facets grown by aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition of a titanium oxo/alkoxy cluster

TiO2 photoanodes with {0 1 0} facets exposed show high photoelectrochemical performance and IPCE of 100% at 350 nm.

Graphical abstract: TiO2 photoanodes with exposed {0 1 0} facets grown by aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition of a titanium oxo/alkoxy cluster
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Core–shell TiO2@C ultralong nanotubes with enhanced adsorption of antibiotics

As materials capable of adsorbing antibiotics continue to be developed, composite adsorbents have been shown to offer advantages over mono-material adsorbents.

Graphical abstract: Core–shell TiO2@C ultralong nanotubes with enhanced adsorption of antibiotics
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Immobilization of Co, Mn, Ni and Fe oxide co-catalysts on TiO2 for photocatalytic water splitting reactions

Here we report a systematic study of Co, Mn, Ni and Fe oxides as co-catalysts for HER and OER that were prepared by wet impregnation of the corresponding metal acetylacetonate salts onto a model TiO2 substrate.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of Co, Mn, Ni and Fe oxide co-catalysts on TiO2 for photocatalytic water splitting reactions
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Local structure and vibrational dynamics of proton conducting Ba2In2O5(H2O)x

Studies of partially and fully hydrated Ba2In2O5(H2O)x proton conductors point toward segregation into pseudo-cubic and brownmillerite-type phases and a highly anisotropic proton conduction mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Local structure and vibrational dynamics of proton conducting Ba2In2O5(H2O)x
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High performance cation exchange membranes synthesized via in situ emulsion polymerization without organic solvents and corrosive acids

This paper demonstrates a new methodology for preparing cation exchange membranes in an effective and environment-friendly way.

Graphical abstract: High performance cation exchange membranes synthesized via in situ emulsion polymerization without organic solvents and corrosive acids
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Water oxidation catalysis on reconstructed NaTaO3 (001) surfaces

Surface reconstruction of polar NaTaO3 (001) surfaces is shown to strongly affect reaction pathways and catalytic activities.

Graphical abstract: Water oxidation catalysis on reconstructed NaTaO3 (001) surfaces
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Semiconductor TiO2 thin film as an electrolyte for fuel cells

An SOFC using semiconductor TiO2 thin film as an electrolyte was designed using the energy band theory to prevent short-circuiting problem.

Graphical abstract: Semiconductor TiO2 thin film as an electrolyte for fuel cells
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Origin of the heat-induced improvement of catalytic activity and stability of MnOx electrocatalysts for water oxidation

Heat-induced optimization of the internal charge mobility of Mn oxides improves their electrocatalytic properties and greatly extends their operation time.

Graphical abstract: Origin of the heat-induced improvement of catalytic activity and stability of MnOx electrocatalysts for water oxidation
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Band vs. polaron: vibrational motion and chemical expansion of hydride ions as signatures for the electronic character in oxyhydride barium titanate

The oxyhydride phase of barium titanate, BaTiO3−xHx, is a mixed hydride ion and electron conductor.

Graphical abstract: Band vs. polaron: vibrational motion and chemical expansion of hydride ions as signatures for the electronic character in oxyhydride barium titanate
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Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity of Co/CoO hybrid structures: a first-principles study on the Co layer thickness effect

Interfaces formed at metal/semiconductor hybrid system have the peculiar electronic characteristics depending on the thickness of metal layer. The different characteristics tune light responses of the metallic and semiconducting layers, resulting in various photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activities in the hybrid system.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity of Co/CoO hybrid structures: a first-principles study on the Co layer thickness effect
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