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ISSN: 2667-1417
CN: 12-1468/O6
p-ISSN: 2097-2431

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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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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Electrolyte design principles for low-temperature lithium-ion batteries

Alongside the pursuit of high energy density and long service life, the urgent demand for low-temperature performance remains a long-standing challenge for a wide range of Li-ion battery applications,...

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Advances in bismuth-telluride-based thermoelectric devices: Progress and challenges

By effectively converting waste heat into electricity, thermoelectric materials and devices can provide an alternative approach to tackle the energy crisis. Amongst thermoelectric materials, bismuth...

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Recent progress in flexible organic solar cells

Photovoltaic cells are one of the most promising renewable energy sources to address energy and environmental issues. Amongst the many photovoltaic technologies, organic solar cells (OSCs) have numerous...

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Understanding the influence of crystal packing density on electrochemical energy storage materials

Crystal structure determines electrochemical energy storage characteristics; this is the underlying logic of material design. To date, hundreds of electrode materials have been developed to pursue superior...

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Recent progress in transition-metal-oxide-based electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction in natural seawater splitting: A critical review

Direct electrolytic splitting of seawater for the production of H2 using ocean energy is a promising technology that can help achieve carbon neutrality. However, owing to the high concentrations of...

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Micro/nano metal–organic frameworks meet energy chemistry: A review of materials synthesis and applications

Micro/nano metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted significant attention in recent years due to their numerous unique properties, with many synthetic methods and strategies being reported for...

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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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Managing the lifecycle of perovskite solar cells: Addressing stability and environmental concerns from utilization to end-of-life

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have shown remarkable advancements and achieved impressive power conversion efficiencies since their initial introduction in 2012. However, challenges regarding stability,...

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Anode corrosion in aqueous Zn metal batteries

Given their low cost and intrinsic safety, aqueous Zn metal batteries (AZMBs) are drawing increasing attention in the field of smart grids and large-scale energy storage. However, the Zn metal anode...

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Restructuring the lithium-ion battery: A perspective on electrode architectures

The lithium-ion battery (LIB) has enabled portable energy storage, yet increasing societal demands have motivated a new generation of more advanced LIBs. Although the discovery and optimization of battery...

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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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Recent progress in electrochemical C–N coupling reactions

Electrochemical C–N coupling has generated intense research interest as a promising approach to reduce carbon and nitrogen emissions and store excess renewable electricity in valuable chemicals (e.g.,...

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Revitalizing sodium-ion batteries via controllable microstructures and advanced electrolytes for hard carbon

Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) with low cost and high safety are considered as an electrochemical energy storage technology suitable for large-scale energy storage. Hard carbon, which is inexpensive and...

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Fabrication pressures and stack pressures in solid-state battery

Solid-state batteries (SSBs) have received widespread attention with their high safety and high energy density characteristics. However, solid-solid contacts in the internal electrode material and the...

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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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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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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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A novel Na8Fe5(SO4)9@rGO cathode material with high rate capability and ultra-long lifespan for low-cost sodium-ion batteries

Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are regarded as the most promising technology for large-scale energy storage systems. However, the practical application of SIBs is still hindered by the lack of applicable...

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Rejuvenating LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2 cathode directly from battery scraps

Battery recycling is indispensable for alleviating critical material shortages and enabling sustainable battery applications. However, current methods mostly focus on spent batteries, which not only...

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Recent progress in advanced catalysts for electrocatalytic hydrogenation of organics in aqueous conditions

Electrocatalytic hydrogenation (ECH) of organics using water as hydrogen donors has been regarded as a green organic reduction technique to replace traditional chemical reactions that use sacrificial...

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Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of electrically conductive polymers and polymer nanocomposites and their applications

Additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional (3D) printing, offers a unique solution for fabricating complex geometries with high tolerances. Currently, many commercial additive manufacturing machines...

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Health monitoring by optical fiber sensing technology for rechargeable batteries

With the proposal of a “smart battery,” real-time sensing by rechargeable batteries has become progressively more important in both fundamental research and practical applications. However, many traditional...

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Versatile carbon-based materials from biomass for advanced electrochemical energy storage systems

The development of new energy storage technology has played a crucial role in advancing the green and low-carbon energy revolution. This has led to significant progress, spanning from fundamental research...

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