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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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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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Doping and phase segregation in Mn2+- and Co2+-doped lead halide perovskites from 133Cs and 1H NMR relaxation enhancement

Lead halide perovskites belong to a broad class of compounds with appealing optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties.

Graphical abstract: Doping and phase segregation in Mn2+- and Co2+-doped lead halide perovskites from 133Cs and 1H NMR relaxation enhancement
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Simulation of H2/CH4 mixture permeation through MOF membranes using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics

External field non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) simulations were used to directly compute gas permeation through MOF membranes.

Graphical abstract: Simulation of H2/CH4 mixture permeation through MOF membranes using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics
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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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Realizing high thermoelectric performance in Cu2Te alloyed Cu1.15In2.29Te4

Upon alloying with Cu2Te, the extra Te, which resides at the interstitial site of Cu1.15In2.29Te4 and creates resonant, impurity states and additional rattling modes, yields extensive lattice disorder, thus improving the thermoelectric performance significantly.

Graphical abstract: Realizing high thermoelectric performance in Cu2Te alloyed Cu1.15In2.29Te4
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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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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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Self-floating hybrid hydrogels assembled with conducting polymer hollow spheres and silica aerogel microparticles for solar steam generation

Self-floating polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) based hybrid hydrogels for efficient solar steam generation with a highest production rate of 1.83 kg m−2 h−1 under 1 sun illumination are designed and synthesized by assembling conducting polymer hollow spheres and aerogel microparticles within the network.

Graphical abstract: Self-floating hybrid hydrogels assembled with conducting polymer hollow spheres and silica aerogel microparticles for solar steam 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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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 graphene/ZnO electron transfer layer together with perovskite passivation enables highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells

Interface engineering in organometal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has been an efficient tool to boost the performance and stability of photovoltaic (PV) devices.

Graphical abstract: A graphene/ZnO electron transfer layer together with perovskite passivation enables highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells
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Post-synthetic fluorination of Scholl-coupled microporous polymers for increased CO2 uptake and selectivity

We report a facile, one-step post-synthetic fluorination method to increase the CO2 capacity and CO2/N2 selectivity of porous organic Scholl-coupled polymers.

Graphical abstract: Post-synthetic fluorination of Scholl-coupled microporous polymers for increased CO2 uptake and selectivity
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Fluorinated polysulfonamide based single ion conducting room temperature applicable gel-type polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries

Single ion conducting polymer electrolytes (SIPEs) comprised of homopolymers containing a polysulfonylamide segment in the polymer backbone are presented.

Graphical abstract: Fluorinated polysulfonamide based single ion conducting room temperature applicable gel-type polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries
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Interplay between H2O and CO2 coadsorption and space-charge on Y-doped BaZrO3 surfaces

Crucial role of coadsorption, surface defects and subsurface space-charge on the surface chemistry of oxides is demonstrated by first-principles calculations.

Graphical abstract: Interplay between H2O and CO2 coadsorption and space-charge on Y-doped BaZrO3 surfaces
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ETFE-based anion-exchange membrane ionomer powders for alkaline membrane fuel cells: a first performance comparison of head-group chemistry

Radiation-grafted anion-exchange ionomer powders were tested in anion-exchange membrane fuel cells.

Graphical abstract: ETFE-based anion-exchange membrane ionomer powders for alkaline membrane fuel cells: a first performance comparison of head-group chemistry
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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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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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Stoichiometry-dependent local instability in MAPbI3 perovskite materials and devices

Organometallic perovskite materials based on MAPbI3 achieve photovoltaic efficiencies as high as 22% for solar cells; however, the long-term stability of these perovskite materials is still a hurdle for applications.

Graphical abstract: Stoichiometry-dependent local instability in MAPbI3 perovskite materials and devices
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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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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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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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Influence of the electrode nano/microstructure on the electrochemical properties of graphite in aluminum batteries

Nano-microstructural evolution of PG electrodes in Al-batteries has been investigated by XRD, SAXS and CT evidencing the effect of porosity variation on the cycling behavior.

Graphical abstract: Influence of the electrode nano/microstructure on the electrochemical properties of graphite in aluminum batteries
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Multiple heteroatom-doped few-layer carbons for the electrochemical oxygen reduction reaction

We demonstrate a template-free and scalable approach towards synthesis of a new family of multiple heteroatom-doped (N/O, N/S/O, N/P/O, and N/S/P/O) few-layer carbons as metal-free catalysts for the high performance oxygen reduction reaction under pH-universal conditions.

Graphical abstract: Multiple heteroatom-doped few-layer carbons for the electrochemical oxygen reduction reaction
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Directional freeze-cast hybrid-backbone meso-macroporous bodies as micromonolith catalysts for gas-to-liquid processes

Directional freeze casting enables the assembly of bimodally porous micronomolith Fischer–Tropsch catalyst bodies with enhanced effective thermal conductivity and pore molecular transport rates, leading to a high selectivity to liquid olefin products.

Graphical abstract: Directional freeze-cast hybrid-backbone meso-macroporous bodies as micromonolith catalysts for gas-to-liquid processes
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Chemical stability of poly(phenylene oxide)-based ionomers in an anion exchange-membrane fuel cell environment

The chemical stability of polyphenylene oxide grafted with quaternary ammonium salts, ionomers relevant for the development of practical alkaline fuel cells, is studied using hydroxide at different water microsolvation levels.

Graphical abstract: Chemical stability of poly(phenylene oxide)-based ionomers in an anion exchange-membrane fuel cell environment
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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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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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IrOOH nanosheets as acid stable electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction

Bulk IrOOH can be chemically exfoliated into single layers, which act as highly active and stable electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution from water under acidic conditions.

Graphical abstract: IrOOH nanosheets as acid stable electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
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Vapor phase synthesized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-trifluoromethanesulfonate as a transparent conductor material

Experimental and theoretical simulations of high conductive vapour phased synthesized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) for transparent conductor applications.

Graphical abstract: Vapor phase synthesized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-trifluoromethanesulfonate as a transparent conductor material
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Ionic liquid containing electron-rich, porous polyphosphazene nanoreactors catalyze the transformation of CO2 to carbonates

We show that ionic liquids (ILs) interact with electron-rich, porous polyphosphazene (PPZ), to form hybrid PPZ-IL nanoreactors able to simultaneously capture and transform CO2 into carbonates.

Graphical abstract: Ionic liquid containing electron-rich, porous polyphosphazene nanoreactors catalyze the transformation of CO2 to carbonates
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The effect of side-chain substitution on the aggregation and photovoltaic performance of diketopyrrolopyrrole-alt-dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers

Alternating donor–acceptor polymers of diketopyrrolopyrrole and quaterthiophene with electron-withdrawing ester groups are studied to reduce the photon energy loss in solar cells.

Graphical abstract: The effect of side-chain substitution on the aggregation and photovoltaic performance of diketopyrrolopyrrole-alt-dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers
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Magnetic ordering of the cryogenic magnetic cooling mineral gaudefroyite

The mineral gaudefroyite, with a Kagomé-related structure, shows excellent magnetocaloric properties near its magnetic ordering temperature.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic ordering of the cryogenic magnetic cooling mineral gaudefroyite
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