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

Hydrogel polymer electrolytes toward better zinc-ion batteries: a comprehensive review

Aqueous zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) represent a promising solution for “beyond-lithium-ion” chemistries, but certain problems hinder their further development, especially when conventional aqueous electrolytes...

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Synergistic effect of oxygen species and vacancy for enhanced electrochemical CO2 conversion to formate on indium oxide

Indium-based oxides are promising electrocatalysts for producing formate via CO2 reduction reaction, in which ∗OCHO is considered the key intermediate. Here, we identified that the ∗COOH pathway could...

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Highly ordered inkjet-printed quantum-dot thin films enable efficient and stable QLEDs with EQE exceeding 23%

Inkjet-printed quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) are emerging as a promising technology for next-generation displays. However, the progress in fabricating QLEDs using inkjet printing technique...

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Unlocking power of neighboring vacancies in boosting hydrogen evolution reactions on two-dimensional NiPS3 monolayer

This study investigates the effect of defect engineering on the catalytic activity of a NiPS3 monolayer catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Three different types of vacancies on the...

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Reliability of transparent conductive oxide in ambient acid and implications for silicon solar cells

Transparent conductive oxide (TCO) films, known for their role as carrier transport layers in solar cells, can be adversely affected by hydrolysis products from encapsulants. In this study, we explored...

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Stimuli-responsive coordination polymers toward next-generation smart materials and devices

Stimuli-responsive coordination polymers (CPs) are among one of the most prolific research areas in developing the next-generation functional materials. Their capability of being accurately excited...

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Unlocking the potential of silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries: A claw-inspired binder with synergistic interface bonding

Binders play a crucial role in enhancing the cycling stability of silicon anodes in next-generation Li-ion batteries. However, traditional linear polymer binders have difficulty withstanding the volume...

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Recent advances in rare earth compounds for lithium–sulfur batteries

Lithium–sulfur batteries are considered potential high-energy-density candidates to replace current lithium-ion batteries. However, several problems remain to be solved, including low conductivity,...

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An all-biomaterials-based aqueous binder based on adsorption redox-mediated synergism for advanced lithium–sulfur batteries

The complex multistep electrochemical reactions of lithium polysulfides and the solid–liquid–solid phase transformation involved in the S8 to Li2S reactions lead to slow redox kinetics in lithium–sulfur...

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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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Defects in photoreduction reactions: Fundamentals, classification, and catalytic energy conversion

Powered by optical energy, photocatalytic reduction for fuel production promises to be an ideal long-term solution to a number of key energy challenges. Photocatalysts with enhanced light absorption,...

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Multifunction integration within magnetic CNT-bridged MXene/CoNi based phase change materials

Developing advanced nanocomposite phase change materials (PCMs) integrating zero-energy thermal management, microwave absorption, photothermal therapy and electrical signal detection can promote the...

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Modulating selective interaction of NiOOH with Mg ions for high-performance aqueous batteries

Aqueous Mg-ion batteries (AMIBs) featuring advantages of good safety, low cost, and high specific energy have been recognized as a promising energy-storage technology. However, the performance of AMIBs...

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Cryogenic and in situ characterization techniques for electrode interphase analysis

There is an urgent need to develop innovative electrochemical energy storage devices that can offer high energy density, long lifespan, excellent rate capability, and improved security. For the electrochemical...

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Porous PVA skin-covered thin Zirfon-type separator as a new approach boosting high-rate alkaline water electrolysis beyond 1000 hours’ lifespan

Regulating the pore structure of a zirfon-based diaphragm is critical to promoting a high-rate alkaline electrolyzer, but it is still a big challenge to respond “trade-off” between the thickness of...

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Heterogeneous structure design for stable Li/Na metal batteries: Progress and prospects

The growth of dendrites in Li/Na metal batteries is a multifaceted process that is controlled by several factors such as electric field, ion transportation, temperature, and pressure. Rational design...

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Investigating explainable transfer learning for battery lifetime prediction under state transitions

Battery lifetime prediction at early cycles is crucial for researchers and manufacturers to examine product quality and promote technology development. Machine learning has been widely utilized to construct...

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Energetic disorder dominates optical properties and recombination dynamics in tin-lead perovskite nanocrystals

Tin-lead alloyed perovskite nanocrystals (PNCs) offer a promising pathway toward low-toxicity and air-stable light-emitting devices. However, substantial energetic disorder has thus far hindered their...

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Understanding multi-scale ion-transport in solid-state lithium batteries

Solid-state lithium battery (SSLB) is considered as one of the promising candidates for next-generation power batteries due to high safety, unprecedented energy density and favorable adaptability to...

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Strategies of constructing highly stable interfaces with low resistance in inorganic oxide-based solid-state lithium batteries

Oxide solid-state electrolytes (OSEs) with high ionic conductivity, wide electrochemical window and inherent safety are critical to achieve high-energy-density and safe performance of solid-state batteries...

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Precision engineering of high-performance Ni-rich layered cathodes with radially aligned microstructure through architectural regulation of precursors

Microstructure engineering serves as a potent approach to counteract the mechanical deterioration of Ni-rich layered cathodes, stemming from anisotropic strain during Li+ (de)intercalation. However,...

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H2O-balance-regulated cation−anion competitive coordination for selective elements extraction from spent lithium-ion batteries

Key resources necessary for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) will deplete rapidly if recycling is not considered given the significant demand for LIBs. However, the current recovery method from spent LIBs...

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Stable zero-sodium-excess solid-state batteries enabled by interphase stratification

Zero-sodium-excess solid-state batteries (ZSBs) are promising to overcome the disadvantage of low energy density for Na-ion batteries, but the interfacial issues between the solid-state electrolytes...

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A plasmonic S-scheme Au/MIL-101(Fe)/BiOBr photocatalyst for efficient synchronous decontamination of Cr(VI) and norfloxacin antibiotic

Present photocatalysts for the synchronous cleanup of pharmaceuticals and heavy metals have several drawbacks, including inadequate reactive sites, inefficient electron–hole disassociation, and insufficient...

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Photoelectric-driven conductive composite ionogel patch for effective wound healing

Developing the high biosafety, effective and wearable devices for fast wound healing is highly desired but remains a challenge. Here, we propose a “win–win co-operation” strategy to potentiate effective...

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