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Facet-engineered growth of non-layered 2D manganese chalcogenides

Non-layered two-dimensional (2D) materials have sparked much interest recently due to their atomic thickness, large surface area, thickness- and facet-dependent properties. Currently, these materials...

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Self-recoverable NIR mechanoluminescence from Cr3+ doped perovskite type aluminate

Mechanoluminescent (ML) materials, which have the ability to convert mechanical energy to optical energy, have found huge promising applications such as in stress imaging and anti-counterfeiting. However,...

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Construction interlayer structure of hydrated vanadium oxides with tunable P-band center of oxygen towards enhanced aqueous Zn-ion batteries

Layered materials with adjustable framework, as the most potential cathode materials for aqueous rechargeable zinc ion batterie, have high capacity, permit of rapid ion diffusion, and charge transfer...

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Interlayer engineering and electronic regulation of MoSe2 nanosheets rolled hollow nanospheres for high-performance sodium-ion half/full batteries

Layered transition metal dichalcogenides are promising candidates for sodium storage but suffering from low intrinsic electronic conductivity and limited interlayer spacing for fast electron/ion transport,...

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Insight into the effect of Ti substitutions on the static oxidation behavior of (Hf,Ti)C at 2500 ​°C

Hf-based carbides are highly desirable candidate materials for oxidizing environments above 2000 ​°C. However, the static oxidation behavior at their potential service temperatures remains unclear....

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Electron-enriched single-Pd-sites on g-C3N4 nanosheets achieved by in-situ anchoring twinned Pd nanoparticles for efficient CO2 photoreduction

Modulating electronic structures of single-atom metal cocatalysts is vital for highly active photoreduction of CO2, and it's especially challenging to develop a facile method to modify the dispersion...

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Halogen modified organic porous semiconductors in photocatalysis: mechanism, synthesis, and application

Photocatalysis is considered as the promising energy conversion way to resolve the issues of energy crisis and environmental pollution. As the key point of the photocatalysis, the photocatalyst determines...

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Selective laser melting of GH3536 superalloy: microstructure, mechanical properties, and hydrocyclone manufacturing

The effect of scanning strategy on the microstructure and properties of GH3536 Ni-based superalloy prepared by Laser Powder Bed Fusion was investigated, for the purpose of building high quality hydrocyclone...

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Chemically bonded BiVO4/Bi19Cl3S27 heterojunction with fast hole extraction dynamics for continuous CO2 photoreduction

Surface charge localization and inferior charge transfer efficiency seriously restrict the supply of reactive hydrogen and the reaction dynamics of CO2 photoreduction performance of photocatalysts....

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Functional inorganic additives in composite solid-state electrolytes for flexible lithium metal batteries

Flexible lithium metal batteries with high capacity and power density have been regarded as the core power resources of wearable electronics. However, the main challenge lies in the limited electrochemical...

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Al2O3 nanoparticles as surface modifier enables deposition of high quality perovskite films for ultra-flexible photovoltaics

Advanced photovoltaics, such as ultra-flexible perovskite solar cells (UF-PSCs), which are known for their lightweight design and high power-to-mass ratio, have been a long-standing goal that we, as...

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Synthesis and modification strategies of g-C3N4 nanosheets for photocatalytic applications

Graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets (CNNs) become the most promising member in the carbon nitride family benefitted from their two-dimensional structural features. Recently, great endeavors have been...

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Balancing loading mass and gravimetric capacitance of NiCo−layered double hydroxides to achieve ultrahigh areal performance for flexible supercapacitors

Delivering high areal capacitance (CA) at high rates is crucial but challenging for flexible supercapacitors. CA is the product of areal loading mass (MA) and gravimetric capacitance (CW). Finding and...

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Laser powder bed fusion of a Ni3Al-based intermetallic alloy with tailored microstructure and superior mechanical performance

Ni3Al-based alloys are excellent candidates for the structural materials used for turbine engines due to their excellent high-temperature properties. This study aims at laser powder bed fusion and post-hot...

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High-strength, multifunctional and 3D printable mullite-based porous ceramics with a controllable shell-pore structure

The quest for lightweight and functional materials poses stringent requirements on mechanical performance of porous materials. However, the contradiction between high strength and elevated porosity...

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Advanced strategies for solid electrolyte interface design with MOF materials

Emerging energy technologies, aimed at addressing the challenges of energy scarcity and environmental pollution, have become a focal point for society. However, these actualities present significant...

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Oxidation behavior of amorphous and nanocrystalline SiBCN ceramics – Kinetic consideration and microstructure

In this study, the structural evolution of SiBCN ceramics during crystallization and its effects on oxidation behavior involving different atomic units or formed phases in amorphous or crystalline SiBCN...

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Chemically bonded Mn0.5Cd0.5S/BiOBr S-scheme photocatalyst with rich oxygen vacancies for improved photocatalytic decontamination performance

Devising exceptional S-scheme heterojunction photocatalysts utilized in annihilating pharmaceuticals and chromium contamination is significant for addressing the problem of global water pollution. In...

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Plasma induced dynamic coupling of microscopic factors to collaboratively promote EM losses coupling of transition metal dichalcogenide absorbers

Plasma as the fourth state of matter has attracted great attention for material surface modification, which could induce changes in material microscopic factors, such as defects, phase transitions,...

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Light-driven H2O2 production over redox-active imine-linked covalent organic frameworks

Imine-linked covalent organic frameworks (COFs) provide distinctive prospects for promoting photocatalytic H2O2 production, yet the intricate involvement of imine-derived linkages chemistry under light...

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Metal support interaction of defective-rich CuO and Au with enhanced CO low-temperature catalytic oxidation and moisture resistance

Water is considered to be an inhibitor of CO oxidation. The mechanism of retarding the reaction is thought to contribute to the practical application of CO oxidation, which is investigated by constructing...

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Highly conductive S-doped FeSe2-xSx microsphere with high tap density for practical sodium storage

Metal selenides have been explored as promising sodium storage materials owing to their high theoretical capacity. However, sluggish Na+ diffusion and low electronic conductivity of selenides still...

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Novel high-entropy perovskite-type symmetrical electrode for efficient and durable carbon dioxide reduction reaction

Excessive emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) has posed an imminent threat to human's environment and global prosperity. To achieve a sustainable future, solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC), which can...

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Grain-interior planar defects induced by heteroatom monolayer

A new type of grain-interior planar defect in a ceramic phase in TiC doped cemented tungsten carbides was discovered. It is unique in that the monolayers of metal atoms exist stably in ceramic grains....

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Epitaxial growth of Pt–Pd bimetallic heterostructures for the oxygen reduction reaction

It is of great importance to design highly active and stable electrocatalysts with low Pt loading to improve the sluggish kinetics of oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) for fuel cells. Herein, we report...

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