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ISSN: 2667-1417
CN: 12-1468/O6

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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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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Advanced polymer-based electrolytes in zinc–air batteries

Zinc–air batteries (ZABs) are expected to be some of the most promising power sources for wearable and portable electronic devices and have received widespread research interest. As an ion conductor...

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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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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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Stable Ni-rich layered oxide cathode for sulfide-based all-solid-state lithium battery

Sulfide-based all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries (ASSLIBs) are one of the most promising energy storage technologies due to their high safety and ionic conductivity. To achieve greater energy density,...

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Self-rechargeable energizers for sustainability

Electrical energy generation and storage have always been complementary to each other but are often disconnected in practical electrical appliances. Recently, efforts to combine both energy generation...

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Surface strain-enhanced MoS2 as a high-performance cathode catalyst for lithium–sulfur batteries

Lithium–sulfur batteries (LSBs) are one of the main candidates for the next generation of energy storage systems. To improve the performance of LSBs, we herein propose the use of strained MoS2 (s-MoS2)...

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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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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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Advanced cathode for dual-ion batteries: Waste-to-wealth reuse of spent graphite from lithium-ion batteries

The amount of spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is constantly increasing as their popularity grows. It is important to develop a recycling method that cannot only convert large amounts of waste anode...

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Porous fixed-bed photoreactor for boosting C–C coupling in photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Solar-driven CO2 conversion to chemical fuels in an aqueous solution is restricted not only by photocatalysts but also by mass transfer. Here, a regulatable three-phase interface on a porous fixed-bed...

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Tuning the local electronic structure of oxygen vacancies over copper-doped zinc oxide for efficient CO2 electroreduction

Oxygen vacancies in metal oxides can serve as electron trap centers to capture CO2 and lower energy barriers for the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR). Under aqueous electrolytes, however,...

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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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Phase engineering of metal nanocatalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction

The electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) offers a green and sustainable process to convert CO2 into valuable chemical stocks and fuels. Metal is one of the most promising types of catalysts...

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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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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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Thermally rearranged covalent organic framework with flame-retardancy as a high safety Li-ion solid electrolyte

Solid polymer electrolytes have demonstrated high promise to solve the safety problems caused by conventional liquid electrolytes in lithium ion batteries. However, the inherent flammability of most...

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Magic hybrid structure as multifunctional electrocatalyst surpassing benchmark Pt/C enables practical hydrazine fuel cell integrated with energy-saving H2 production

A hybrid catalyst structure can provide abundant active sites and tailored electronic properties, but the major challenge lies in achieving delicate control over its composition and architecture to...

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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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Discontinuous streaming potential via liquid gate

Streaming potential is mainly related to electrokinetic energy conversion, which has been considered to show promising potential for advanced technologies, especially sensing. The inherent property...

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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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Single atomic cobalt electrocatalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction

Robust oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts are essential for energy storage and conversion devices, but their development remains challenging. Herein, we design a single-atom catalyst featuring...

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