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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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MgFeSiO4 as a potential cathode material for magnesium batteries: ion diffusion rates and voltage trends

Developing rechargeable magnesium batteries has become an area of growing interest as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries largely due to their potential to offer increased energy density from the divalent charge of the Mg ion.

Graphical abstract: MgFeSiO4 as a potential cathode material for magnesium batteries: ion diffusion rates and voltage trends
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Compaction of a zirconium metal–organic framework (UiO-66) for high density hydrogen storage applications

Compaction of powdered UiO-66 MOF results in improved volumetric hydrogen capacity without compromising the gravimetric hydrogen uptake.

Graphical abstract: Compaction of a zirconium metal–organic framework (UiO-66) for high density hydrogen storage applications
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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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Computer simulations of 4240 MOF membranes for H2/CH4 separations: insights into structure–performance relations

Computational screening of the MOF membranes for selective separation of hydrogen from methane was performed in this work.

Graphical abstract: Computer simulations of 4240 MOF membranes for H2/CH4 separations: insights into structure–performance relations
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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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Insights into the reversibility of aluminum graphite batteries

Herein we report a novel study on the reaction mechanism of non-aqueous aluminum/graphite cell chemistry employing 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride:aluminum trichloride (EMIMCl:AlCl3) as the electrolyte.

Graphical abstract: Insights into the reversibility of aluminum graphite batteries
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Three-dimensional carbon nanotube networks enhanced sodium trimesic: a new anode material for sodium ion batteries and Na-storage mechanism revealed by ex situ studies

A new organic material (Na3TM) is proposed as an advanced anode for SIBs, and its Na-storage mechanism is ascertained.

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional carbon nanotube networks enhanced sodium trimesic: a new anode material for sodium ion batteries and Na-storage mechanism revealed by ex situ studies
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En route to a unified model for photo-electrochemical reactor optimisation. I - Photocurrent and H2 yield predictions

A photo-electrochemical cell model was developed accounting for photon flux, electron–hole recombination rates, gas desorption, bubble formation and cross-over losses.

Graphical abstract: En route to a unified model for photo-electrochemical reactor optimisation. I - Photocurrent and H2 yield predictions
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The electronic structure and band interface of cesium bismuth iodide on a titania heterostructure using hard X-ray spectroscopy

Bismuth halide compounds are a non-toxic alternative materials for solar cells and show promise in devices.

Graphical abstract: The electronic structure and band interface of cesium bismuth iodide on a titania heterostructure using hard X-ray spectroscopy
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Immobilization of copper complexes with (1,10-phenanthrolinyl)phosphonates on titania supports for sustainable catalysis

Immobilization of copper complexes with 1,10-phenanthroline functionalized by phosphonate anchoring groups was investigated to prepare porous and reusable catalysts for Sonogashira-type and Huisgen cycloaddition reactions.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of copper complexes with (1,10-phenanthrolinyl)phosphonates on titania supports for sustainable catalysis
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Facile synthesis and characterization of Bi13S18I2 films as a stable supercapacitor electrode material

We demonstrate a novel synthetic route to films of a bismuth chalcohalide, Bi13S18I2, and investigate its potential as the active electrode material in EDLC-type supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis and characterization of Bi13S18I2 films as a stable supercapacitor electrode material
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Oxygen-induced doping on reduced PEDOT

Doping of the reduced (undoped) PEDOT by oxygen during oxygen reduction reaction (ORR).

Graphical abstract: Oxygen-induced doping on reduced PEDOT
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Metal–organic frameworks in seconds via selective microwave heating

A selective microwave heating mechanism is reported that enables the synthesis of the metal–organic framework MIL-53(Al) on an unprecedented time-scale of 4.3 seconds.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks in seconds via selective microwave heating
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High surface area, amorphous titania with reactive Ti3+ through a photo-assisted synthesis method for photocatalytic H2 generation

A facile approach for the preparation of high surface area, Ti3+ containing titania with good activity for photocatalytic H2 production is reported.

Graphical abstract: High surface area, amorphous titania with reactive Ti3+ through a photo-assisted synthesis method for photocatalytic H2 generation
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Concave curvature facets benefit oxygen electroreduction catalysis on octahedral shaped PtNi nanocatalysts

PtNi alloy nano-octahedra after thermal reductive annealing: imperfect PtNi octahedra with concave Pt curvature catalytically outperform well-alloyed cuboctahedral nanoparticles with {111} and {100} nanofacets in electrochemical ORR.

Graphical abstract: Concave curvature facets benefit oxygen electroreduction catalysis on octahedral shaped PtNi nanocatalysts
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Solvent mediated morphology control of zinc MOFs as carbon templates for application in supercapacitors

A simple yet effective solvent mediated synthesis of nano-MOF with controlled polymorphism, size and morphology under ambient conditions is presented.

Graphical abstract: Solvent mediated morphology control of zinc MOFs as carbon templates for application in supercapacitors
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Water adsorption at zirconia: from the ZrO2(111)/Pt3Zr(0001) model system to powder samples

A comprehensive study of water adsorption and desorption on an ultrathin trilayer zirconia film by experimental and computational methods shows good agreement with data for H2O/ZrO2 powder material.

Graphical abstract: Water adsorption at zirconia: from the ZrO2(111)/Pt3Zr(0001) model system to powder samples
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Atomically manipulated proton transfer energizes water oxidation on silicon carbide photoanodes

Preferential exposure of Si-face of SiC will mechanistically shift the rate limiting step of water oxidation from sluggish proton-coupled electron transfer on C-face to a more energy-favorable electron transfer.

Graphical abstract: Atomically manipulated proton transfer energizes water oxidation on silicon carbide photoanodes
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Tunable thermodynamic activity of LaxSr1−xMnyAl1−yO3−δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 1, 0 ≤ y ≤ 1) perovskites for solar thermochemical fuel synthesis

Nonstoichiometric metal oxides with variable valence are attractive redox materials for thermochemical and electrochemical fuel processing.

Graphical abstract: Tunable thermodynamic activity of LaxSr1−xMnyAl1−yO3−δ (0 ≤ x ≤ 1, 0 ≤ y ≤ 1) perovskites for solar thermochemical fuel synthesis
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Photocatalytic and electrically conductive transparent Cl-doped ZnO thin films via aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition

Cl-doped ZnO films, grown via aerosol-assisted CVD, can function as both TCOs and photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic and electrically conductive transparent Cl-doped ZnO thin films via aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition
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Dolomite: a low cost thermochemical energy storage material

Reversible storage of carbon dioxide in dolomite using a catalyst allows viable thermal energy storage technology.

Graphical abstract: Dolomite: a low cost thermochemical energy storage material
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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the quantitative measurement of lithium concentration profiles in structured and unstructured electrodes

An advanced battery concept providing new diffusion pathways along the contour of electrode microstructures proved by 3D lithium elemental mapping.

Graphical abstract: Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the quantitative measurement of lithium concentration profiles in structured and unstructured electrodes
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Effect of halide ratio and Cs+ addition on the photochemical stability of lead halide perovskites

Visible light-induced changes in mixed-ion perovskites with different compositions are investigated using photoelectron spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Effect of halide ratio and Cs+ addition on the photochemical stability of lead halide perovskites
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Charge carrier dynamics in tantalum oxide overlayered and tantalum doped hematite photoanodes

The effects that Ta2O5-overlayer and Ta-doping have on the photoelectrochemical performance and surface state capacitance of hematite photoanodes.

Graphical abstract: Charge carrier dynamics in tantalum oxide overlayered and tantalum doped hematite photoanodes
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The water gas shift reaction over Pt–CeO2 nanoparticles confined within mesoporous SBA-16

Pt–CeO2 nanoparticles confined in mesoporous silica SBA-16 as successful catalysts for the single step, low temperature water gas shift reaction.

Graphical abstract: The water gas shift reaction over Pt–CeO2 nanoparticles confined within mesoporous SBA-16
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Insights into a layered hybrid solid electrolyte and its application in long lifespan high-voltage all-solid-state lithium batteries

Polymer layers enhance the compatibility of LATP and electrodes, leading to the superb cycling stability of all-solid-state lithium batteries.

Graphical abstract: Insights into a layered hybrid solid electrolyte and its application in long lifespan high-voltage all-solid-state lithium batteries
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Hollow carbon spheres and a hollow carbon sphere/polyvinylpyrrolidone composite as ammonia sensors

Hollow carbon sphere sensors were used to determine NH3 in a humid environment using a tristimulus pattern recognition approach.

Graphical abstract: Hollow carbon spheres and a hollow carbon sphere/polyvinylpyrrolidone composite as ammonia sensors
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Revealing the relation between the structure, Li-ion conductivity and solid-state battery performance of the argyrodite Li6PS5Br solid electrolyte

The relation between the argyrodite solid-electrolyte morphology and solid-state Li-ion battery performance is investigated, suggesting different morphologies for the electrode in combination electrolyte regions.

Graphical abstract: Revealing the relation between the structure, Li-ion conductivity and solid-state battery performance of the argyrodite Li6PS5Br solid electrolyte
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Diaminotetrazine based mesoporous C3N6 with a well-ordered 3D cubic structure and its excellent photocatalytic performance for hydrogen evolution

Synthesis and excellent photocatalytic H2 evolution performance of diaminotetrazine based highly ordered 3D mesoporous carbon nitrides (MCN-9) with C3N6 stoichiometry prepared by employing KIT-6 silica template has been demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Diaminotetrazine based mesoporous C3N6 with a well-ordered 3D cubic structure and its excellent photocatalytic performance for hydrogen evolution
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A hexanuclear cobalt metal–organic framework for efficient CO2 reduction under visible light

A hexanuclear cobalt metal–organic framework with excellent properties for CO2 reduction under visible-light irradiation is reported and the mechanism is revealed through density functional theory calculation.

Graphical abstract: A hexanuclear cobalt metal–organic framework for efficient CO2 reduction under visible light
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Graphene oxide/core–shell structured metal–organic framework nano-sandwiches and their derived cobalt/N-doped carbon nanosheets for oxygen reduction reactions

A metal–organic framework (MOF) seed-mediated deposition route is developed to synthesize graphene oxide/core–shell structured MOF nano-sandwiches.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide/core–shell structured metal–organic framework nano-sandwiches and their derived cobalt/N-doped carbon nanosheets for oxygen reduction reactions
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Selenization of CuInS2 by rapid thermal processing – an alternative approach to induce a band gap grading in chalcopyrite thin-film solar cell absorbers?

Characterization of selenium-treated CuInS2 reveals a band gap grading and a surface Cu enrichment, opening new chalcopyrite absorber tailoring opportunities.

Graphical abstract: Selenization of CuInS2 by rapid thermal processing – an alternative approach to induce a band gap grading in chalcopyrite thin-film solar cell absorbers?
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C2NxO1−x framework carbons with defined microporosity and Co-doped functional pores

C2NxO1−x framework carbons with strongly polarized structures and large specific surface areas have been synthesized, and they exhibit high affinity for CO2.

Graphical abstract: C2NxO1−x framework carbons with defined microporosity and Co-doped functional pores
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Fabrication of nanoscale NiO/Ni heterostructures as electrocatalysts for efficient methanol oxidation

The fabrication of Ni-based heterostructures with controllable compositions (NiO/Ni, NiO and Ni) and structures (core–shell, NiO void shell, Ni core) on oxygen functionalized carbon nanotubes for effective methanol oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of nanoscale NiO/Ni heterostructures as electrocatalysts for efficient methanol oxidation
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A solid oxide photoelectrochemical cell with UV light-driven oxygen storage in mixed conducting electrodes

A SrTiO3 working electrode at 360–460 °C incorporates oxygen under UV illumination. This leads to a voltage in a solid oxide (photo-)electrochemical cell..

Graphical abstract: A solid oxide photoelectrochemical cell with UV light-driven oxygen storage in mixed conducting electrodes
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Light-induced degradation of fullerenes in organic solar cells: a case study on TQ1:PC71BM

The stability of organic solar cells (OSCs) is critical for practical applications of this emerging technology.

Graphical abstract: Light-induced degradation of fullerenes in organic solar cells: a case study on TQ1:PC71BM
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Design of electric field controlled molecular gates mounted on metal–organic frameworks

Molecular gates mounted on MOFs act like nanovalves and control diffusion of molecules.

Graphical abstract: Design of electric field controlled molecular gates mounted on metal–organic frameworks
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Zinc-diffused silver indium selenide quantum dot sensitized solar cells with enhanced photoconversion efficiency

The photoconversion efficiency of AgInSe2 quantum dot sensitized solar cells was enhanced to 3.57% by Zn2+ alloying and inorganic passivation.

Graphical abstract: Zinc-diffused silver indium selenide quantum dot sensitized solar cells with enhanced photoconversion efficiency
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One-step radiation synthesis of gel polymer electrolytes with high ionic conductivity for lithium-ion batteries

We demonstrated a one-step synthesis method for a novel gel polymer electrolyte (named PDMP-Li GPE) based on 3-(dimethylamino) propyl methacrylate, poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and 1 M LiPF6 liquid electrolyte solution by a γ-radiation technique for lithium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: One-step radiation synthesis of gel polymer electrolytes with high ionic conductivity for lithium-ion batteries
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Transferrable optimization of spray-coated PbI2 films for perovskite solar cell fabrication

Viability of ultrasonic spray coating as a pathway to scaling-up of perovskite solar cell production is improved by quantitative characterization of process conditions.

Graphical abstract: Transferrable optimization of spray-coated PbI2 films for perovskite solar cell fabrication
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An ab initio investigation on the electronic structure, defect energetics, and magnesium kinetics in Mg3Bi2

We show that vacancy creation and relativistic spin–orbit coupling play a crucial role in promoting fast Mg-ion conduction of Mg3Bi2.

Graphical abstract: An ab initio investigation on the electronic structure, defect energetics, and magnesium kinetics in Mg3Bi2
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Layered structure graphene oxide/methylcellulose composites with enhanced mechanical and gas barrier properties

Layered structure graphene oxide/methylcellulose composite films with excellent mechanical and gas barrier properties were fabricated by a simple solvent evaporation assisted assembly.

Graphical abstract: Layered structure graphene oxide/methylcellulose composites with enhanced mechanical and gas barrier properties
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A structural study of Ruddlesden–Popper phases Sr3−xYx(Fe1.25Ni0.75)O7−δ with x ≤ 0.75 by neutron powder diffraction and EXAFS/XANES spectroscopy

Ruddlesden–Popper phases Sr3−xYx(Fe1.25Ni0.75)O7−δ with x ≤ 0.75 have been characterised by neutron powder diffraction and EXAFS/XANES spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: A structural study of Ruddlesden–Popper phases Sr3−xYx(Fe1.25Ni0.75)O7−δ with x ≤ 0.75 by neutron powder diffraction and EXAFS/XANES spectroscopy
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pH dependent photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by self-assembled perylene bisimides

We show the importance of the self-assembly of a perylene bisimide on its photocatalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: pH dependent photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by self-assembled perylene bisimides
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Azetidinium lead iodide for perovskite solar cells

Azetidinium lead iodide has been prepared for the first time; it is a stable, bright orange material that can act as the absorber layer in solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Azetidinium lead iodide for perovskite solar cells
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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 multiscale-pore ion exchange membrane for better energy efficiency

A novel multiscale-pore (MP) ion exchange membrane (IEM) is proposed to eliminate the ionic resistance caused by the ion-depletion region (Rd), by allowing a fluid flow through the MP-IEM.

Graphical abstract: A multiscale-pore ion exchange membrane for better energy efficiency
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A sol–gel route to titanium nitride conductive coatings on battery materials and performance of TiN-coated LiFePO4

New approaches to produce nanocrystalline TiN materials with high conductivity and their application as conductive coatings on battery materials have been developed. These were found to be effective at delivering a good performance with LiFePO4.

Graphical abstract: A sol–gel route to titanium nitride conductive coatings on battery materials and performance of TiN-coated LiFePO4
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Synthesis of an electronically modified carbon nitride from a processable semiconductor, 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole oligomer, via a topotactic-like phase transition

An organic semiconducting tetramer is converted by pyrolysis at 550 °C into a carbon nitride semiconductor with improved photocatalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of an electronically modified carbon nitride from a processable semiconductor, 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole oligomer, via a topotactic-like phase transition
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Cobalt nickel nitride coated by a thin carbon layer anchoring on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

We report a new material and a structural configuration for lithium-ion batteries consisting of cobalt nickel nitride coated by a thin carbon layer anchoring on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes. The anode delivers excellent lithium storage properties.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt nickel nitride coated by a thin carbon layer anchoring on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
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Efficiently texturing hierarchical superhydrophobic fluoride-free translucent films by AACVD with excellent durability and self-cleaning ability

Robust fluoride-free translucent superhydrophobic coatings were constructed on glass surfaces via one-step aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition technique. There are 9 bounce cycles observed on such hierarchically structured surfaces, which exhibited excellent self-cleaning ability.

Graphical abstract: Efficiently texturing hierarchical superhydrophobic fluoride-free translucent films by AACVD with excellent durability and self-cleaning ability
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Designing conjugated microporous polymers for visible light-promoted photocatalytic carbon–carbon double bond cleavage in aqueous medium

A structural design of conjugated microporous polymers for the photocatalytic carbon–carbon double bond cleavage is presented.

Graphical abstract: Designing conjugated microporous polymers for visible light-promoted photocatalytic carbon–carbon double bond cleavage in aqueous medium
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Fabrication of regenerated cellulose nanoparticles by mechanical disintegration of cellulose after dissolution and regeneration from a deep eutectic solvent

Regenerated cellulose nanoparticles were produced by mechanical disintegration of regenerated cellulose obtained from room temperature dissolution in a deep eutectic solvent.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of regenerated cellulose nanoparticles by mechanical disintegration of cellulose after dissolution and regeneration from a deep eutectic solvent
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A free standing Ru–TiC nanowire array/carbon textile cathode with enhanced stability for Li–O2 batteries

The instability of cathode materials is one of the key problems that hinder the development of lithium–air/lithium–oxygen (Li–O2) batteries.

Graphical abstract: A free standing Ru–TiC nanowire array/carbon textile cathode with enhanced stability for Li–O2 batteries
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Electronic and defect properties of (CH3NH3)2Pb(SCN)2I2 analogues for photovoltaic applications

In this report, we study a range of 2-D perovskite-like compounds (CH3NH3)2MPs2X2 (M = Sn, Pb; Ps = OCN, SCN, SeCN and X = Cl, Br I), finding suitable band gaps, band alignments and defect behaviour for photovoltaic top cells in tandem devices.

Graphical abstract: Electronic and defect properties of (CH3NH3)2Pb(SCN)2I2 analogues for photovoltaic applications
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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 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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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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Hydrogen storage in polymer-based processable microporous composites

Microporous polymer-based membranes (PIM-1) doped with a porous aromatic framework (PAF-1) combine mechanical flexibility with enhanced hydrogen uptake capacities: they can potentially store up to 6.7 wt% H2 at 77 K.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogen storage in polymer-based processable microporous composites
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More sustainable energy storage: lignin based electrodes with glyoxal crosslinking

Crosslinking lignin on high surface area active carbon using glyoxal as a green crosslinker leads to truly sustainable electrodes with improved performance.

Graphical abstract: More sustainable energy storage: lignin based electrodes with glyoxal crosslinking
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Room temperature nanoparticulate interfacial layers for perovskite solar cells via solvothermal synthesis

Solvothermal synthesized CuO nanoparticles are implemented for the development of room temperature HTLs for highly efficient perovskite photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: Room temperature nanoparticulate interfacial layers for perovskite solar cells via solvothermal synthesis
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Controlling interpenetration through linker conformation in the modulated synthesis of Sc metal–organic frameworks

Linker conformation controls interpenetration in two structurally analogous scandium metal–organic frameworks, one of which can be defect engineered by coordination modulation to introduce hierarchical porosity.

Graphical abstract: Controlling interpenetration through linker conformation in the modulated synthesis of Sc metal–organic frameworks
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Confined crystallization of a HKUST-1 metal–organic framework within mesostructured silica with enhanced structural resistance towards water

A HKUST-1 metal–organic framework was crystallized in the NH2-modified mesostructured silica FDU-12 in order to improve its structural stability upon water exposure.

Graphical abstract: Confined crystallization of a HKUST-1 metal–organic framework within mesostructured silica with enhanced structural resistance towards water
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Large-scale fabrication of translucent and repairable superhydrophobic spray coatings with remarkable mechanical, chemical durability and UV resistance

A simple and effective silica-polymer-based spray coating was developed to create a translucent, mechanically durable, chemically stable, healable and environmentally friendly superhydrophobic coating with UV resistance. The coating can be fabricated on soft substrates for water/oil separation.

Graphical abstract: Large-scale fabrication of translucent and repairable superhydrophobic spray coatings with remarkable mechanical, chemical durability and UV resistance
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The effect of oxygen on the efficiency of planar p–i–n metal halide perovskite solar cells with a PEDOT:PSS hole transport layer

Thermal annealing in air of p–i–n metal halide perovskite solar cells processed on PEDOT:PSS restores the work function of this hole transport layer, resulting in power conversion efficiency.

Graphical abstract: The effect of oxygen on the efficiency of planar p–i–n metal halide perovskite solar cells with a PEDOT:PSS hole transport layer
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Synthesis and functionalisation of spherical meso-, hybrid meso/macro- and macro-porous cellular silica foam materials with regulated pore sizes for CO2 capture

Porous cellular silica materials with nano-foamed wall structures have been developed for preparing supported polyamines for CO2 capture, with CO2 capacities reaching 5.85 mmol CO2 per g PEI-600, 6.44 mmol per g PEI-600/TEPA and 4.4 mmol per g PEI-60 000.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and functionalisation of spherical meso-, hybrid meso/macro- and macro-porous cellular silica foam materials with regulated pore sizes for CO2 capture
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Surface termination effects on the oxygen reduction reaction rate at fuel cell cathodes

The surface polarity of (La,Sr)O and MnO2 (001) terminations drastically affects defect and adsorbate concentrations, resulting in strongly different oxygen exchange rates.

Graphical abstract: Surface termination effects on the oxygen reduction reaction rate at fuel cell cathodes
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Highly packed graphene–CNT films as electrodes for aqueous supercapacitors with high volumetric performance

Aqueous supercapacitors with high volumetric energy density are prepared using high mass, high density (1.5 g cm−3) electrodes of graphene–CNT composites.

Graphical abstract: Highly packed graphene–CNT films as electrodes for aqueous supercapacitors with high volumetric performance
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Complex hydrides as thermal energy storage materials: characterisation and thermal decomposition of Na2Mg2NiH6

The thermodynamic properties of Na2Mg2NiH6 have been investigated to determine feasibility as a thermal energy storage material.

Graphical abstract: Complex hydrides as thermal energy storage materials: characterisation and thermal decomposition of Na2Mg2NiH6
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