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

Molecular engineering of self-assembled monolayers for highly utilized Zn anodes

Stabilizing the Zn anode under high utilization rates is highly applauded yet very challenging in aqueous Zn batteries. Here, we rationally design a zincophilic short-chain aromatic molecule, 4-mercaptopyridine...

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Pre-intercalation: A valuable approach for the improvement of post-lithium battery materials

With the growing concern around the sustainability and supply of lithium, the need for alternative rechargeable energy storage technologies has become ever more pressing. Sodium-, potassium-, magnesium-,...

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Recent advances in p-block metal chalcogenide electrocatalysts for high-efficiency CO2 reduction

Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction (ECR) to high-value fuels and chemicals offers a promising conversion technology for achieving sustainable carbon cycles. In recent years, although great efforts have...

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Playdough-like carbon electrode: A promising strategy for high efficiency perovskite solar cells and modules

Carbon-based perovskite solar cells (C-PSCs) are promising candidates for large-scale photovoltaic applications due to their theoretical low cost and high stability. However, the fabrication of high-performance...

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Realizing a dendrite-free metallic-potassium anode using reactive prewetting chemistry

Potassium metal batteries (PMBs) have become a paramount alternative energy storage technology to lithium-ion batteries, due to their low cost and potential energy density. However, uncontrolled dendrite...

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Phase engineering of Pd–Te nanoplates via potential energy trapping

Phase modulation of noble metal alloys (NMAs) is critically important in nanoscience since the distinct atomic arrangements can largely determine their physicochemical properties. However, the precise...

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Recent progress in ionic liquid-based electrolytes for nonaqueous and aqueous metal batteries

Nonaqueous Li metal batteries (LMBs) and aqueous Zn metal batteries (ZMBs) are promising next-generation secondary batteries owing to their high energy density. Selecting an appropriate electrolyte...

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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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Synergetic catalytic effects by strong metal−support interaction for efficient electrocatalysis

Strong metal−support interaction (SMSI), namely the strong electronic and structural interaction between metal nanoparticles and supports, one of the most typical synergetic catalytic effects in composite...

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Textured CsPbI3 nanorods composite fibers for stable high output piezoelectric energy harvester

The utilization of piezoelectric nanogenerator (PENG) based on halide perovskite materials has demonstrated significant promise for energy harvesting applications. However, the challenge of synthesizing...

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Fabricating ultralight and ultrathin copper current collectors for high-energy batteries

Improving cell-level gravimetric and volumetric energy density is essential to achieve high-performance batteries in the rapidly evolving field of energy storage technology, which requires consideration...

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Orbital modulation in platinum-group-metal (PGM) electrocatalysts: An effective approach to boost catalytic performance

Platinum group metal (PGM) electrocatalysts play an irreplaceable role in many electrochemical reactions for sustainable energy conversion. In the past few decades, the electronic orbital modulation...

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Metal−support interaction in single-atom electrocatalysts: A perspective of metal oxide supports

The discovery of single-atom catalysts (SACs) represents a groundbreaking advancement in the field of catalysis over the past decades. With the in-depth exploration of relevant structure-activity relationships,...

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Low concentration electrolyte: A new approach for achieving high performance lithium batteries

The conventional perspective suggests that low-concentration electrolytes (LCEs) face challenges in achieving stable charge/discharge properties due to the decreased ionic conductivity resulting from...

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Electrochemical conversion of small organic molecules to value-added chemicals and hydrogen/electricity without CO2 emission: electrocatalysts, devices and mechanisms

The electrochemical conversion of small organic molecules to value-added chemicals and hydrogen/electricity without CO2 emissions integrates efficient energy conversions (hydrogen energy or electricity)...

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Lithium-rich alloy as stable lithium metal composite anode for lithium batteries

Lithium (Li) metal is a promising anode material for high energy density Li batteries due to its high specific capacity and low redox potential. However, its practical applications are hindered by issues...

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Recent progress and perspective on lithium metal battery with nickel-rich layered oxide cathode

The pairing of lithium metal anode (LMA) with Ni-rich layered oxide cathodes for constructing lithium metal batteries (LMBs) to achieve energy density over 500 W h kg−1 receives significant attention...

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Advances in regulating the electron spin effect toward electrocatalysis applications

Building highly reactive electrocatalysts is of great significance for addressing the energy crisis and developing green energy. Electrocatalytic reactions occur at the interface of catalysts, where...

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Catalyst-free electrochemical SNAr of electron-rich fluoroarenes using carboxylic acids

Herein, an electrochemically driven catalyst-free nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr) of electron-rich fluoroarenes with carboxylic acids as weak nucleophiles under mild conditions was reported....

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Activation methods and underlying performance boosting mechanisms within fuel cell catalyst layer

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) have been widely acknowledged as a significant advancement in achieving sustainable energy conversion. However, the activation of newly established Pt-ionomer...

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Highly efficient chemical production via electrified, transient high-temperature synthesis

In response to the current energy and environmental challenges, reducing or replacing reliance on fossil fuels and striving for carbon neutrality seems to be the only viable choice. Recently, a cutting-edge,...

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Recent advances in flexible self-oscillating actuators

Soft actuators are constituted by a type of intelligent materials, and they can generate reversible mechanical motions under external stimuli. They usually achieve continuous actuation by manual turning...

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Spatial structure regulation towards armor-clad five-membered pyrroline nitroxides catholyte for long-life aqueous organic redox flow batteries

Five-membered pyrroline nitroxides with high-potential is fascinating as catholyte for aqueous organic redox flow batteries (AORFBs), however, it suffers from a primary deficiency of insufficient stability...

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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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Assembling molybdenum-doped platinum clusters into a coral-like nanostructure for highly enhanced oxygen reduction

Regulating the electronic and geometric structures of electrocatalysts is an effective strategy to boost their catalytic properties. Herein, a coral-like nanostructure is assembled with Mo-doped Pt...

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