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Themed collection JMC A Editor’s choice collection: Recent advances in batteries

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Review Article

Recent advances in inorganic 2D materials and their applications in lithium and sodium batteries

Inorganic 2D materials have found broad applications in lithium and sodium batteries.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in inorganic 2D materials and their applications in lithium and sodium batteries
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

A review of Ni-based layered oxides for rechargeable Li-ion batteries

This article reviews Ni-based layered oxide cathodes for Li-ion batteries, primarily from a materials design perspective.

Graphical abstract: A review of Ni-based layered oxides for rechargeable Li-ion batteries
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Effective strategies for stabilizing sulfur for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

This review focuses on recent developments in the last three years of various sulfur integration methods in lithium-sulfur batteries.

Graphical abstract: Effective strategies for stabilizing sulfur for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Polymer electrolytes for lithium polymer batteries

In this review, state-of-the-art polymer electrolytes are discussed with respect to their electrochemical and physical properties for their application in lithium polymer batteries.

Graphical abstract: Polymer electrolytes for lithium polymer batteries
Review Article

The applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene in advanced rechargeable lithium batteries

This study summarizes the unique advantages of CNTs and graphene in battery applications, updates the most recent progress, and compares the prospects and challenges of CNTs and graphene for future full utilization in energy storage applications.

Graphical abstract: The applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene in advanced rechargeable lithium batteries
Review Article

Materials chemistry toward electrochemical energy storage

Materials chemistry focuses on all aspects of the production of electrode materials and on the properties or applications of materials related to energy storage, which plays an important role in designing high-performance electrode materials.

Graphical abstract: Materials chemistry toward electrochemical energy storage
Review Article

Recent progress in rechargeable lithium batteries with organic materials as promising electrodes

Different organic electrode materials in lithium-ion batteries are divided into three types: positive electrode materials, negative electrode materials, and bi-functional electrode materials, and are further discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in rechargeable lithium batteries with organic materials as promising electrodes
Communication

A novel K-ion battery: hexacyanoferrate(II)/graphite cell

The four volt K-ion battery is demonstrated as a possible alternative to 4 volt Li-ion battery.

Graphical abstract: A novel K-ion battery: hexacyanoferrate(ii)/graphite cell
Communication

A CNT cocoon on sodium manganate nanotubes forming a core/branch cathode coupled with a helical carbon nanofibre anode for enhanced sodium ion batteries

Full cells based on a P2-type Na0.7MnO2.05 nanotube/CNT cathode and a helical carbon nanofiber anode are developed and show enhanced sodium ion storage capacity.

Graphical abstract: A CNT cocoon on sodium manganate nanotubes forming a core/branch cathode coupled with a helical carbon nanofibre anode for enhanced sodium ion batteries
Communication

Pyrite FeS2 as an efficient adsorbent of lithium polysulphide for improved lithium–sulphur batteries

Pyrite FeS2 effectively adsorbs polysulphide anions by forming active Li2Sn–FeS2 complexes, which significantly stabilise the capacity retention of Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: Pyrite FeS2 as an efficient adsorbent of lithium polysulphide for improved lithium–sulphur batteries
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Carambola-shaped VO2 nanostructures: a binder-free air electrode for an aqueous Na–air battery

Binder-free and bifunctional electrocatalysts have vital roles in the development of high-performance metal–air batteries.

Graphical abstract: Carambola-shaped VO2 nanostructures: a binder-free air electrode for an aqueous Na–air battery
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Enhanced sulfide chemisorption using boron and oxygen dually doped multi-walled carbon nanotubes for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

Boron and oxygen dual doping can improve the conductivity of MWNTs and enhance the chemisorption of sulfides in Li–S batteries.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced sulfide chemisorption using boron and oxygen dually doped multi-walled carbon nanotubes for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries
Open Access Paper

High-defect hydrophilic carbon cuboids anchored with Co/CoO nanoparticles as highly efficient and ultra-stable lithium-ion battery anodes

High-defect hydrophilic porous carbon cuboids with tightly anchored Co/CoO nanoparticles are rationally fabricated as ultra-stable anodes for lithium-ion batteries over 10 000 cycles.

Graphical abstract: High-defect hydrophilic carbon cuboids anchored with Co/CoO nanoparticles as highly efficient and ultra-stable lithium-ion battery anodes
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Three-dimensional nickel nitride (Ni3N) nanosheets: free standing and flexible electrodes for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors

This study demonstrates the use of 3D Ni3N/carbon cloth nanosheets as electrode materials for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional nickel nitride (Ni3N) nanosheets: free standing and flexible electrodes for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors
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Graphene-based nitrogen-doped carbon sandwich nanosheets: a new capacitive process controlled anode material for high-performance sodium-ion batteries

A new capacitive process controlled anode material of graphene-based nitrogen-doped carbon sandwich nanosheets for sodium-ion batteries is reported.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-based nitrogen-doped carbon sandwich nanosheets: a new capacitive process controlled anode material for high-performance sodium-ion batteries
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Synthesis of one-dimensional NiFe2O4 nanostructures: tunable morphology and high-performance anode materials for Li ion batteries

Various controllable one-dimensional NiFe2O4 nanostructures were synthesized by electrospinning and hydraulic agitation as high-performance anode materials for lithium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of one-dimensional NiFe2O4 nanostructures: tunable morphology and high-performance anode materials for Li ion batteries
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A 2D porous porphyrin-based covalent organic framework for sulfur storage in lithium–sulfur batteries

A rationally designed porphyrin-based COF has been employed as a host material for sulfur storage in lithium–sulfur batteries.

Graphical abstract: A 2D porous porphyrin-based covalent organic framework for sulfur storage in lithium–sulfur batteries
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Mo2C as a high capacity anode material: a first-principles study

Its good electrical conductivity, fast ion diffusion, good average open-circuit voltage and theoretical capacity suggest that the Mo2C monolayer can be utilized as a promising anode material.

Graphical abstract: Mo2C as a high capacity anode material: a first-principles study
Open Access Paper

A symmetric organic-based nonaqueous redox flow battery and its state of charge diagnostics by FTIR

A new nonaqueous symmetric redox flow battery was developed based on an organic ambipolar electroactive material. FTIR demonstrated great potential for online monitoring of the state of charge of this flow battery.

Graphical abstract: A symmetric organic-based nonaqueous redox flow battery and its state of charge diagnostics by FTIR
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Excellent energy–power characteristics from a hybrid sodium ion capacitor based on identical carbon nanosheets in both electrodes

Sodium ion capacitor device fabricated by using peanut skin derived carbon nanosheets that has excellent electrochemical performance and promise for both low cost and environmentally friendliness.

Graphical abstract: Excellent energy–power characteristics from a hybrid sodium ion capacitor based on identical carbon nanosheets in both electrodes
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About this collection

This second in a series of Journal of Materials Chemistry A Editor’s Choice collections focusses on batteries.

The journal’s Associate Editor Shizhang Qiao (The University of Adelaide, Australia) has gathered together the journal’s most outstanding recent papers in batteries.

In order to highlight developments in batteries, this online collection summarizes recent experimental papers and reviews published on the topic.


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