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CN: 12-1468/O6

Solid-state lithium batteries: Safety and prospects

Solid-state lithium batteries are flourishing due to their excellent potential energy density. Substantial efforts have been made to improve their electrochemical performance by increasing the conductivity...

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Insights for understanding multiscale degradation of LiFePO4 cathodes

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) based on olivine LiFePO4 (LFP) offer long cycle/calendar life and good safety, making them one of the dominant batteries in energy storage stations and electric vehicles,...

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Nitrate additives for lithium batteries: Mechanisms, applications, and prospects

Lithium-metal batteries (LMBs) are considered as one of the most promising energy storage devices due to the high energy density and low reduction potential of the Li-metal anode. However, the growth...

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A perspective of ZnCl2 electrolytes: The physical and electrochemical properties

Molten ZnCl2 hydrates are ionic liquids at room temperature, which exhibit intriguing physical and electrochemical properties. Continuous efforts have been devoted over several decades to understanding...

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Controlling Li deposition below the interface

The desire for high-energy-density batteries calls for the revival of the Li metal anode. However, its application is hindered by enormous challenges associated with Li deposition/desolvation behaviors,...

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Suppressed recombination for monolithic inorganic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with an approximate efficiency of 23%

Potentially temperature-resistant inorganic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells (TSCs) are promising devices for boosting efficiency past the single-junction silicon limit. However, undesirable non-radiative...

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Designing safer lithium-based batteries with nonflammable electrolytes: A review

Lithium-based batteries have had a profound impact on modern society through their extensive use in portable electronic devices, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems. However, battery safety...

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Recent progress in cathodic reduction-enabled organic electrosynthesis: Trends, challenges, and opportunities

Compared with general redox chemistry, electrochemistry using the electron as a potent, controllable, yet traceless alternative to chemical oxidants/reductants usually offers more sustainable options...

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Toward dendrite-free and anti-corrosion Zn anodes by regulating a bismuth-based energizer

Aqueous rechargeable zinc metal batteries display high theoretical capacity along with economical effectiveness, environmental benignity and high safety. However, dendritic growth and chemical corrosion...

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MXenes: Synthesis strategies and lithium-sulfur battery applications

Since their discovery in 2011, the two-dimensional transition-metal carbides, nitrides, and carbonitrides known as MXenes have attracted considerable attention due to their metallic conductivity, mechanical...

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Emerging design principles, materials, and applications for moisture-enabled electric generation

Smart generators that collect energy from the ambient environment are a new approach for meeting growing global energy needs. Moisture is one of the most abundant resources in the ambient environment,...

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Quasi-compensatory effect in emerging anode-free lithium batteries

•Quasi-compensatory effect in emerging anode free batteries is unveiled.•Compensation has been clarified into four aspects.•Well-harnessed quality and stability have been systematically analyzed.•Current...

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Advanced characterizations and measurements for sodium-ion batteries with NASICON-type cathode materials

NASICON (Na superionic conductor)-type cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) have attracted extensive attention due to their mechanically robust three-dimensional (3D) framework, which has...

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Crack-free single-crystalline Co-free Ni-rich LiNi0.95Mn0.05O2 layered cathode

The rapid growth in global electric vehicles (EVs) sales has promoted the development of Co-free, Ni-rich layered cathodes for state-of-the-art high energy-density, inexpensive lithium-ion batteries...

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Spinel/Post-spinel engineering on layered oxide cathodes for sodium-ion batteries

•The spinel-like structure could play an important role in boosting electron transport to coordinate with the timely Na+ insertion/extraction and function as a stabilizer for the host cathode structures.•This...

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Tailoring the structure of silicon-based materials for lithium-ion batteries via electrospinning technology

Silicon (Si) is one of the most promising anode materials for the next generation of lithium-ion battery (LIB) due to its high specific capacity, low lithiation potential, and natural abundance. However,...

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Large-scale synthesis of N-doped carbon capsules supporting atomically dispersed iron for efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis

The large-scale synthesis of platinum-free electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) remains a grand challenge. We report the large-scale production of stable and active ORR electrocatalysts...

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Li-rich channels as the material gene for facile lithium diffusion in halide solid electrolytes

Halide solid electrolytes have attracted intense research interest recently for application in all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries. Herein, we present a systematic first-principles study of the Li3MX6...

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Promoting the sulfur redox kinetics by mixed organodiselenides in high-energy-density lithium–sulfur batteries

•Demonstrating a novel design strategy for full-range regulation on the sulfur redox reactions. The mixed-organodiselenide promoter facilitates the sulfur redox kinetics under practical pouch cell conditions.•Realizing...

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The direct use of enzymatic biofuel cells as functional bioelectronics

Enzymatic biofuel cells (EBFCs) are a subgroup of fuel cells that use enzymes as catalysts. EBFCs that utilize physiological substrates such as glucose or lactate are of great interest as implantable...

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Phosphated IrMo bimetallic cluster for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction

Developing low-cost, high-performance electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is essential for producing hydrogen from renewable energy sources. Herein, we report phosphated IrMo...

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Ni2P/NiMoP heterostructure as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for energy-saving hydrogen production

•The Ni2P/NiMoP exhibits excellent HER activity and stability due to the cooperative effect of interfaces.•Adopting UOR to replace OER could significantly reduce the oxidation potential.•An ultralow...

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Platinum single-atom catalyst with self-adjustable valence state for large-current-density acidic water oxidation

The design of active acidic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts is of paramount importance to achieve efficient large-current-density industrial hydrogen fuel production via water electrolysis....

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Effect of electrolyte anions on the cycle life of a polymer electrode in aqueous batteries

Redox polymers are a class of high-capacity, low-cost electrode materials for electrochemical energy storage, but the mechanisms governing their cycling stability are not well understood. Here we investigate...

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Simultaneous regulation of cations and anions in an electrolyte for high-capacity, high-stability aqueous zinc–vanadium batteries

Safe, inexpensive aqueous zinc-ion batteries (AZIBs) are regarded as promising energy storage devices. However, they still face issues, including dissolution and collapse of the cathode as well as H2...

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