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Organic materials as photocatalysts for water splitting

Solar water splitting offers a potential avenue for the production of clean and storable energy in the form of hydrogen. Conjugated polymer photocatalysts offer new opportunities which are discussed in this highlight.

Graphical abstract: Organic materials as photocatalysts for water splitting
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Separation enhanced methanol and dimethyl ether synthesis

Recent developments in separation enhanced reaction processes using membranes and adsorbents, highlighted here, have proven their potential for carbon dioxide conversion to methanol and dimethyl ether.

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Rational design and resolution of the mystery of the structure of Cyclo[18]carbon

A solid-state carbon allotrope cyclo[18]carbon has been isolated at cryogenic temperatures, and its bonding structure revealed.

Graphical abstract: Rational design and resolution of the mystery of the structure of Cyclo[18]carbon
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iR drop correction in electrocatalysis: everything one needs to know!

This perspective details every single aspects of iRu drop correction in controlled-potential electrocatalysis from fundamentals to the best practices.

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A synopsis of progressive transition in precursor inks development for metal halide perovskites-based photovoltaic technology

Precursor inks development contributed significantly to rapid escalations in solar-to-electrical conversion efficiencies of peorvskite solar cell technology.

Graphical abstract: A synopsis of progressive transition in precursor inks development for metal halide perovskites-based photovoltaic technology
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Anti-perovskites for solid-state batteries: recent developments, current challenges and future prospects

For the first time, we highlight recent experimental and atomistic modelling insights into Li- and Na-rich anti-perovskite battery materials, with particular attention given to their synthesisability, structures, ion transport and interfaces.

Graphical abstract: Anti-perovskites for solid-state batteries: recent developments, current challenges and future prospects
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Direct ink writing advances in multi-material structures for a sustainable future

Direct Ink Writing (DIW) potential in developing multi-material structures.

Graphical abstract: Direct ink writing advances in multi-material structures for a sustainable future
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The fox and the hound: in-depth and in-grain Na doping and Ga grading in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells

Highly efficient chalcopyrite photovoltaic cells display complex distributions of sodium dopant and gallium: how are these distributions related to each other?

Graphical abstract: The fox and the hound: in-depth and in-grain Na doping and Ga grading in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells
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Silica: ubiquitous poison of metal oxide interfaces

In this review, we consider the detrimental effects of Si-contamination on electrochemical applications, broadly conceived, in which both ions and electrons play key roles in device operation and where exchange of oxygen between the gas and solid phase is likewise essential for operation.

Graphical abstract: Silica: ubiquitous poison of metal oxide interfaces
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A review on dual-phase oxygen transport membranes: from fundamentals to commercial deployment

This review summarizes recent progress on dual-phase oxygen transport membranes. Existing challenges, research strategies and future application areas are discussed.

Graphical abstract: A review on dual-phase oxygen transport membranes: from fundamentals to commercial deployment
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Naphthalene diimide-based electron transport materials for perovskite solar cells

Overview and strategies for assessing chemical function, properties and application of naphthalene diimide (NDI) as an effective electron transport layer (ETL) in perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Graphical abstract: Naphthalene diimide-based electron transport materials for perovskite solar cells
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The impact of ligands on the synthesis and application of metal halide perovskite nanocrystals

The surface ligation of metal halide perovskite nanocrystals (NC) influences the size/dimensionality, optoelectronic properties, chemical stability, and use of the NCs.

Graphical abstract: The impact of ligands on the synthesis and application of metal halide perovskite nanocrystals
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Optoelectronic devices based on the integration of halide perovskites with silicon-based materials

Controlling the preparation of perovskite materials on the Si optoelectronics platform is a crucial step to realize perovskite-based optoelectronic devices. This review highlights the recent progress and remaining challenges in Si-based perovskite optoelectronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Optoelectronic devices based on the integration of halide perovskites with silicon-based materials
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Tuning the intrinsic catalytic activities of oxygen-evolution catalysts by doping: a comprehensive review

This review highlights doping effects on the intrinsic catalytic activities and oxygen evolution reaction mechanisms of state-of-the-art catalysts, including oxides, non-oxides and carbon-based catalysts, from experimental to theoretical studies.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the intrinsic catalytic activities of oxygen-evolution catalysts by doping: a comprehensive review
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Recent progress on the synthesis and oxygen reduction applications of Fe-based single-atom and double-atom catalysts

Single-atom and double-atom catalysts have emerged as a new Frontier in many fields due to their high atom-utilization efficiency, excellent catalytic properties and good durability.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress on the synthesis and oxygen reduction applications of Fe-based single-atom and double-atom catalysts
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Interfaces in metal halide perovskites probed by solid-state NMR spectroscopy

This review outlines the prospects for a range of solid-state NMR spectroscopy techniques to facilitate structural understanding of complex interfaces in metal halide perovskites and transport layers for optoelectronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Interfaces in metal halide perovskites probed by solid-state NMR spectroscopy
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Engineering membranes with macrocycles for precise molecular separations

Advances in macrocycle-based membranes: molecular recognition, fabrication strategies, applications, perspectives, and future challenges.

Graphical abstract: Engineering membranes with macrocycles for precise molecular separations
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Tin oxide for optoelectronic, photovoltaic and energy storage devices: a review

Tin dioxide (SnO2) used in various applications due to suitable band gap and tunable conductivity. It has excellent thermal, mechanical and chemical stability.

Graphical abstract: Tin oxide for optoelectronic, photovoltaic and energy storage devices: a review
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Colloidal quantum dots and metal halide perovskite hybridization for solar cell stability and performance enhancement

Metal halide perovskites and colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are two emerging classes of photoactive materials that have attracted considerable attention for next-generation high-performance solution-processed solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal quantum dots and metal halide perovskite hybridization for solar cell stability and performance enhancement
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Recent advancements in solid electrolytes integrated into all-solid-state 2D and 3D lithium-ion microbatteries

This review reports progress in solid electrolytes integrated into all-solid-state 2D and 3D lithium-ion microbatteries. The latest improvements, performance and challenges of the all-solid-state 2D and 3D structured microbatteries are analyzed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advancements in solid electrolytes integrated into all-solid-state 2D and 3D lithium-ion microbatteries
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Recent progress in self-healing polymers and hydrogels based on reversible dynamic B–O bonds: boronic/boronate esters, borax, and benzoxaborole

Reversible boronic ester-based polymers/hydrogels achieve cutting-edge biomedical applications including drug delivery, adhesion, bioimplants, healthcare monitoring by self-healing, injectability, biocompatibility, multi-responsiveness to stimuli.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in self-healing polymers and hydrogels based on reversible dynamic B–O bonds: boronic/boronate esters, borax, and benzoxaborole
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Advanced research trends in dye-sensitized solar cells

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are an efficient photovoltaic technology for powering electronic applications such as wireless sensors with indoor light.

Graphical abstract: Advanced research trends in dye-sensitized solar cells
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Designing positive electrodes with high energy density for lithium-ion batteries

We demonstrate a machine-learning analysis of large-capacity/high-voltage battery cathodes, which quantitatively evaluates the importance of ever-attempted technical solutions.

Graphical abstract: Designing positive electrodes with high energy density for lithium-ion batteries
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Well-defined Cu2O photocatalysts for solar fuels and chemicals

In this review, we critically discuss the recent advances, developments and remaining challenges and future development on photocatalytic application of well-defined hybrid Cu2O nanostructures for organic reactions, H2 evolution and CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Well-defined Cu2O photocatalysts for solar fuels and chemicals
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Polymer-based hybrid battery electrolytes: theoretical insights, recent advances and challenges

This review provides the guiding summary of various ion transport mechanisms and the methods to track them in polymer-based hybrid battery electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: Polymer-based hybrid battery electrolytes: theoretical insights, recent advances and challenges
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Recent progress in ammonia fuel cells and their potential applications

This review features a thorough overview of direct ammonia fuel cells with focus on the effects of electrolyte, electrocatalyst and operating temperature. Remaining challenges and potential applications for this technology are highlighted.

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Probing the charged state of layered positive electrodes in sodium-ion batteries: reaction pathways, stability and opportunities

The complex behaviour of layered oxide cathode materials at high voltages currently limits the energy densities which can be achieved by sodium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Probing the charged state of layered positive electrodes in sodium-ion batteries: reaction pathways, stability and opportunities
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Recent advances in 2D/nanostructured metal sulfide-based gas sensors: mechanisms, applications, and perspectives

This review provides perspectives on metal sulfide-based gas sensors, including the crystal structure, gas sensing mechanisms, applications, and strengths–weaknesses–opportunities–threats (SWOT) analysis.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in 2D/nanostructured metal sulfide-based gas sensors: mechanisms, applications, and perspectives
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Indoor application of emerging photovoltaics—progress, challenges and perspectives

Recent progress in the development of OPVs, PPVs and QDPVs for indoor applications.

Graphical abstract: Indoor application of emerging photovoltaics—progress, challenges and perspectives
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Recent developments and perspectives in CdS-based photocatalysts for water splitting

Over the past decades, visible-light-driven water splitting on CdS has gained substantial attention owing to its low cost, appropriate bandgap, and electron affinity that best fit the visible light absorption spectrum.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments and perspectives in CdS-based photocatalysts for water splitting
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Challenges and opportunities in the bottom-up mechanochemical synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles

This review covers the fundamentals and recent developments on the mechanochemical synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Challenges and opportunities in the bottom-up mechanochemical synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles
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Controlled colloidal metal nanoparticles and nanoclusters: recent applications as cocatalysts for improving photocatalytic water-splitting activity

This review introduces the importance of controlled colloidal NPs/NCs in research on water-splitting photocatalysis by summarizing the existing research.

Graphical abstract: Controlled colloidal metal nanoparticles and nanoclusters: recent applications as cocatalysts for improving photocatalytic water-splitting activity
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Polymeric carbon nitrides and related metal-free materials for energy and environmental applications

Carbon nitrides have emerged as a new class of functional materials for a wide range of energy and environmental applications due to their chemical, photophysical and catalytic properties as well as their low-price, facile synthesis and stability.

Graphical abstract: Polymeric carbon nitrides and related metal-free materials for energy and environmental applications
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Review of high entropy ceramics: design, synthesis, structure and properties

Design models, synthesis methods, atomic scale structure characterization, properties and applications of high entropy ceramics are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Review of high entropy ceramics: design, synthesis, structure and properties
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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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Visualizing local fast ionic conduction pathways in nanocrystalline lanthanum manganite by isotope exchange-atom probe tomography

The study of the oxygen incorporation and diffusion in lanthanum manganite thin films is presented by means of novel isotope-exchange atom probe tomography, allowing a direct quantification of the enhancement of grain boundaries' oxygen kinetics.

Graphical abstract: Visualizing local fast ionic conduction pathways in nanocrystalline lanthanum manganite by isotope exchange-atom probe tomography
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A high-throughput, solvent free method for dispersing metal atoms directly onto supports

Atomically-dispersed metal catalysts (ADMCs) on surfaces have demonstrated high activity and selectivity in many catalytic reactions.

Graphical abstract: A high-throughput, solvent free method for dispersing metal atoms directly onto supports
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Rapid synthesis of supported single metal nanoparticles and effective removal of stabilizing ligands

Rapid, tailored synthesis of supported single metal nanoparticles with no change in size post ligand removal.

Graphical abstract: Rapid synthesis of supported single metal nanoparticles and effective removal of stabilizing ligands
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Crystallization driven boost in fill factor and stability in additive-free organic solar cells

Post-processing the active layer in additive-free organic solar cells enabled an enhancement in performance due to an increased acceptor crystallinity, resulting in a fill factor of 76%, a power conversion efficiency of 13.84% and an improved stability.

Graphical abstract: Crystallization driven boost in fill factor and stability in additive-free organic solar cells
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Oriented growth of semiconducting TCNQ@Cu3(BTC)2 MOF on Cu(OH)2: crystallographic orientation and pattern formation toward semiconducting thin-film devices

Oriented film and pattern of TCNQ@Cu3(BTC)2(HKUST-1) fabricated via epitaxial growth exhibit anisotropic electrical properties toward MOF-based (flexible) thin-film smart device applications, such as transistors and thermoelectric thin films.

Graphical abstract: Oriented growth of semiconducting TCNQ@Cu3(BTC)2 MOF on Cu(OH)2: crystallographic orientation and pattern formation toward semiconducting thin-film devices
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Facile synthesis of novel, known, and low-valent transition metal phosphates via reductive phosphatization

Novel and known low valent transition metal phosphates (TMPs) are accessible via a novel and facile pathway denoted as reductive phosphatization. The method allows syntheses of TMPs especially with reduced oxidation states.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of novel, known, and low-valent transition metal phosphates via reductive phosphatization
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Why is the O3 to O1 phase transition hindered in LiNiO2 on full delithiation?

The O1 phase transition is suppressed by Ni migration to tetrahedral sites in NiO2.

Graphical abstract: Why is the O3 to O1 phase transition hindered in LiNiO2 on full delithiation?
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Design of triple and quadruple phase boundaries and chemistries for environmental SO2 electrochemical sensing

Favorably engineering sensing reaction zones from triple phase boundaries to quadrupole phase boundaries towards enriching the functionality of the Li-garnet Li7La3Zr2O12 fast-conducting electrolyte for sensing applications beyond batteries.

Graphical abstract: Design of triple and quadruple phase boundaries and chemistries for environmental SO2 electrochemical sensing
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New approach for rapidly determining Pt accessibility of Pt/C fuel cell catalysts

Rapid screening of Pt/C PEMFC catalysts through RDE methods to accelerate the development of catalysts with an optimal spatial distribution of Pt within the carbon support.

Graphical abstract: New approach for rapidly determining Pt accessibility of Pt/C fuel cell catalysts
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Small-angle scattering to reveal the colloidal nature of halide perovskite precursor solutions

We present small-angle scattering as a nanostructural technique to characterize the colloidal nature of perovskite precursor dispersions. The existence of a dynamic colloidal network has been proven to influence the initial stages of crystallization.

Graphical abstract: Small-angle scattering to reveal the colloidal nature of halide perovskite precursor solutions
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Computational design of a switchable heterostructure electrocatalyst based on a two-dimensional ferroelectric In2Se3 material for the hydrogen evolution reaction

The theoretical design of an ON–OFF switchable HER catalyst based on the two-dimensional ferroelectric material In2Se3 and transition metal cobalt.

Graphical abstract: Computational design of a switchable heterostructure electrocatalyst based on a two-dimensional ferroelectric In2Se3 material for the hydrogen evolution reaction
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Influence of the stoichiometry of tin-based 2D/3D perovskite active layers on solar cell performance

The starting stoichiometry of 2D/3D (PEA0.08FAxSnI3) tin perovskite films influences their crystallization and photophysical properties as well as the solar cell performance.

Graphical abstract: Influence of the stoichiometry of tin-based 2D/3D perovskite active layers on solar cell performance
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Controlling surface chemistry and mechanical properties of metal ionogels through Lewis acidity and basicity

Gels prepared from metal containing ionic liquids with cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol) have surface compositions and mechanical properties that can be controlled by Lewis basicity and acidity of the metal species.

Graphical abstract: Controlling surface chemistry and mechanical properties of metal ionogels through Lewis acidity and basicity
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Bottom-up wet-chemical synthesis of a two-dimensional porous carbon material with high supercapacitance using a cascade coupling/cyclization route

A 2D porous carbon material with excellent electrochemical performance as an electrode in supercapacitors was synthesised using a Sonogashira–Hagihara cross-coupling/Bergman cyclization cascade reaction.

Graphical abstract: Bottom-up wet-chemical synthesis of a two-dimensional porous carbon material with high supercapacitance using a cascade coupling/cyclization route
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Hybrid perovskite-like iodobismuthates as low-cost and stable anode materials for lithium-ion battery applications

Hybrid iodobismuthates give a new type of environmentally-friendly anode for lithium-ion batteries with impressive capacities, rate and stabilities.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid perovskite-like iodobismuthates as low-cost and stable anode materials for lithium-ion battery applications
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KFSA/glyme electrolytes for 4 V-class K-ion batteries

Highly concentrated electrolytes of KN(SO2F)2 (KFSA)/diglyme and KFSA/triglyme are developed for high-voltage K-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: KFSA/glyme electrolytes for 4 V-class K-ion batteries
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Dependence of phase transitions on halide ratio in inorganic CsPb(BrxI1−x)3 perovskite thin films obtained from high-throughput experimentation

The heating and cooling phase diagram of CsPb(BrxI1−x)3 is determined by combinatorial synthesis and high throughput X-ray characterization.

Graphical abstract: Dependence of phase transitions on halide ratio in inorganic CsPb(BrxI1−x)3 perovskite thin films obtained from high-throughput experimentation
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Janus wood membranes for autonomous water transport and fog collection

Mechanically robust and renewable Janus wood membranes with capability for autonomous water transport show excellent fog-capturing efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Janus wood membranes for autonomous water transport and fog collection
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