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Silica-core perfluorinated polymer-shell composite nanoparticles for highly stable and efficient superhydrophobic surfaces
Self-assembly of newly synthesized silica-core/polyperfluoroalkyl acrylate-shell nanoparticles led to outstanding and stable superhydrophobic performance.
EU-7 zeolite: a synthetic BIK type zeolite with high hydrothermal stability
EU-7 is identified as BIK topology and proves stable to withstand steaming at 900 °C relevant to DeNOx catalysis.
Intrinsically microporous polymer-based hierarchical nanostructuring of electrodes via nonsolvent-induced phase separation for high-performance supercapacitors
Hierarchically porous carbons derived from an intrinsically microporous polymer via a nonsolvent-induced phase separation show outstanding supercapacitor performance.
Enhanced oxygen storage capacity of cation-ordered cerium–zirconium oxide induced by titanium substitution
Cation-ordered Ce0.5Zr0.4Ti0.1O2 with a high oxygen storage capacity (1310 μmol-O per g at 200 °C) was synthesized via a solution combustion method.
Green-solvent processable semiconducting polymers applicable in additive-free perovskite and polymer solar cells: molecular weights, photovoltaic performance, and thermal stability
In this study, we demonstrated the effects of the molecular weight (MW) of a green processable polymer (asy-PBTBDT) on its photovoltaic performance and thermal stability for the first time.
Na11Sn2PS12: a new solid state sodium superionic conductor
Elucidation of the structure of a new sodium superionic conductor, Na11Sn2PS12via single crystal XRD and AIMD simulations reveal isotropic 3D Na+-ion conduction pathways.
Implications of cation-disordered grain boundaries on the electrochemical performance of the LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 cathode material for lithium ion batteries
The electrochemical properties of Li(NixCoyMnz)O2 (NCM) materials are decisively determined by the interplay of combined disordering of cations and the relevant chemical/electronic changes.
Exploiting CH/π interactions in robust supramolecular adhesives
CH/π interactions drive the high adhesion strength and high water and humidity resistances of a supramolecular adhesive.
Superb lifetime of blue organic light-emitting diodes through engineering interface carrier blocking layers and adjusting electron leakage and an unusual efficiency variation at low electric field
An extremely long lifetime blue organic light-emitting diode (OLED) was developed through managing the electron density and an S-shaped variation of efficiency in blue fluorescent organic light-emitting diodes (FOLEDs) using carrier blocking layers and systematically analyzed in conjunction with the efficiency–lifetime interrelationship.
Oxygen vacancy-originated highly active electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
Sr2VFeAsO3−δ remarkably enhances the oxygen evolution reaction by direct O–O bond formation between OH− coupled oxygen-vacant sites.
Visualizing charges accumulated in an electric double layer by three-dimensional open-loop electric potential microscopy
Charge accumulation behavior at the Au–electrolyte interface was visualized by three-dimensional open-loop electric potential microscopy with a varying electrode potential.
Na-ion battery cathode materials prepared by electrochemical ion exchange from alumina-coated Li1+xMn0.54Co0.13Ni0.1+yO2
Electrochemical ion exchange in a sodium cell.
Highly π-extended small molecules with bis(alkylthio)methylene side chains for organic field-effect transistors
This paper reports on indacenodithiophene (IDT) based conjugated small molecules with rarely investigated side chain of bis(alkylthio)methylene as dimethyloctyl (SMOIC) and ethylhexyl structure (SEHIC).
Metastable and nanosize cation-disordered rocksalt-type oxides: revisit of stoichiometric LiMnO2 and NaMnO2
Stoichiometric LiMnO2 and NaMnO2 with a cation-disordered rocksalt-type structure as metastable polymorphs were successfully prepared by mechanical milling.
Adhesion and friction between glass and rubber in the dry state and in water: role of contact hydrophobicity
We study the contact mechanics between 3 different tire tread compounds and a smooth glass surface in water.
Fast two-step deposition of perovskite via mediator extraction treatment for large-area, high-performance perovskite solar cells
A fast and large-area-compatible two-step deposition method for perovskite is developed to achieve over 18% for MAPbI3.
High photodetectivity of low-voltage flexible photodetectors assembled with hybrid aligned nanowire arrays
High-performance low voltage flexible photodetectors based on a hybrid nanofiber network were prepared by a facile assembly method.
Viscoplastic fracture transition of a biopolymer gel
We study the effects of gelatin chain composition on the fracture behavior of gelatin gels using cavitation rheology to show two fracture mechanisms exist for these materials that is determined by the whether the gel concentration is above or below the critical concentration for entanglements.
A simple constrained machine learning model for predicting high-pressure-hydrogen-compressor materials
Here we present the results of using techno-economic analysis as constraints for machine learning guided studies of new metal hydride materials.
Impact of dissolved carbon dioxide concentration on the process parameters during its conversion to acetate through microbial electrosynthesis
The reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) released from industry can help to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the atmosphere while at the same time producing value-added chemicals and contributing to carbon fixation.
Well-defined alternative polymer semiconductor using large size regioregular building blocks as monomers: electrical and electrochemical properties
We report an effective synthetic strategy to achieve well-defined regioregular alternative conjugated polymers using large molecular weight regioregular monomers.
Enhanced alkaline stability in a hafnium-substituted NaSICON ion conductor
Substitution of Hf4+ into NaSICON ion conductor crystal structure imparts improved resistance to alkaline degradation in aqueous media.
Low-temperature fabrication of solution-processed hafnium oxide gate insulator films using a thermally purified solution process
We proposed a simple method, a thermally purified solution (TPS) process, to lower the fabrication temperature of solution-processed hafnium oxide (HfOx) gate insulator films.
Efficient synthesis of aluminosilicate RTH zeolite with good catalytic performances in NH3-SCR and MTO reactions
The synthesis of aluminosilicate RTH zeolite is very fast in the presence of 2,6-methyl-N-methylpyridinium cations.
All-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots as a photoluminescent probe for ultrasensitive Cu2+ detection
Pollutions caused by heavy metals has become a wordwide concerned issue. Herein, CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots are used as fluorescent probe for selective detection of copper ions in organic phase with a limit of detection (LOD) down to 0.1 nM.
Germanium-incorporated lithium silicate composites as highly efficient low-temperature sorbents for CO2 capture
Germanium-incorporated lithium silicate nanostructures with exceptional carbon dioxide absorption kinetics and capacity in the temperature range of 150–700 °C.
Effects of accelerated degradation on metal supported thin film-based solid oxide fuel cells
Elemental distribution effects are detected throughout the metal supported TF-SOFC, indicating low energy surface elemental interdiffusion and electromigration effects.
A novel ball milling technique for room temperature processing of TiO2 nanoparticles employed as the electron transport layer in perovskite solar cells and modules
A novel ball milling method was used to prepare TiO2 ETMs at RT ∼ 30 °C for large and small area perovskite solar cells.
Fine-tuning of nano-traps in a stable metal–organic framework for highly efficient removal of propyne from propylene
A stable MOF material (ZJUT-1) with fine-tuned nanocages, exhibiting the desired size, shape, and functionalities for trapping a single C3H4 molecule, can efficiently separate trace amounts of C3H4 from a 1/99 C3H4/C3H6 mixture.
Photonic hydrogels for the ultratrace sensing of divalent beryllium in seawater
Photonic hydrogel sensing materials functionalized with 9-crown-3 are fabricated by a two-step process for the sensitive and selective detection of ultratrace Be2+ ions in seawater.
Discrete element simulation studies of angles of repose and shear flow of wet, flexible fibers
The mechanics of wet and flexible fiber flows is better understood by analyzing agglomeration and solid phase stresses.
Cobalt telluride/graphene composite nanosheets for excellent gravimetric and volumetric Na-ion storage
The CoTe2/G composite obtained by solvothermal synthesis exhibits a high gravimetric capacity of 382 mA h g−1, volumetric capacity of 695.2 mA h cm−3, and excellent rate-performance.
High-throughput roll-to-roll fabrication of flexible thermochromic coatings for smart windows with VO2 nanoparticles
Here, we demonstrate the scalable and continuous production of large coatings with thermochromic VO2 nanoparticles for “smart” windows.
Inserted metals for low-energy magnetoelectric switching in a Cr2O3/ferromagnet interfacial exchange-biased thin film system
Inserted metals work as a part of a stacked ferromagnetic film for low-energy magnetoelectric switching in a Cr2O3–antiferromagnet/ferromagnet interfacial exchange-biased system.
Plasmon-mediated charge dynamics and photoactivity enhancement for Au-decorated ZnO nanocrystals
Correlations among Au content, SPR-mediated charge transfer and electromagnetic response, and the resultant photoactivity enhancement for ZnO–Au nanocrystals were established.
Syntheses, characterizations and functions of cationic polyethers with imidazolium-based ionic liquid moieties
Cationic polyethers with ionic liquid groups are characterized with deliquescence, ionic conductivity and miscibility in ionic liquid.
Catalytic hydrogenation of N-4-nitrophenyl nicotinamide in a micro-packed bed reactor
Recent advancements in micro-flow technologies and a drive toward more efficient, greener and safer processes have led to a renaissance in flow-chemistry for pharmaceutical production.
All-atom simulation of molecular orientation in vapor-deposited organic light-emitting diodes
Using all-atom simulation of vapor deposition, we theoretically investigate how the molecular orientation depends on various factors such as the substrate temperature, molecular shape, and material composition.
The influence of the substituents of oxiranes on copolymerization with vinyl ethers via concurrent cationic vinyl-addition and ring-opening mechanisms
The effects of oxirane substituents on the cationic copolymerization with vinyl ethers are discussed in terms of the reactivities of monomers and propagating species.
High-performance perfluorodioxolane copolymer membranes for gas separation with tailored selectivity enhancement
A new family of amorphous perfluorodioxolane copolymers shows gas permselectivities above the current polymer upper bound and exhibits tunable transport properties.
Aerogel templating on functionalized fibers of nanocellulose networks
Structural replication of injectable gelatin-functionalized cellulose spaghetti-like gels by aerogel templating has been explored to construct hierarchically nanostructured semiconductor fibers at the macroscopic scale.
Influence of alkyl chain length in S,N-heteropentacenes on the performance of organic solar cells
Acceptor-substituted S,N-heteropentacenes with systematically varied alkyl side chains were prepared and implemented as donors in vacuum-processed OSCs giving devices with efficiencies in the range of 4–6%. An odd–even effect with respect to the length of the alkyl side chains is noted.
Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives
We designed soap–hydrogel bead composites which have lower environmental impact and allow control of the both dissolution and the release rate of encapsulated active components.
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