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ISSN: 2468-0257
CN: 10-1418/TK
p-ISSN: 2096-2797

Reversible aqueous aluminum metal batteries enabled by a water-in-salt electrolyte

Aluminum (Al), the most abundant metallic element on the earth crust, has been reckoned as a promising battery material for its the highest theoretical volume capacity (8046 mAh cm−3). Being rechargeable...

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FCF-LDH/BiVO4 with synergistic effect of physical enrichment and chemical adsorption for efficient reduction of nitrate

Photoelectrochemical NO3− reduction (PEC NITRR) not only provides a promising solution for promoting the global nitrogen cycle, but also converts NO3− to the important chemicals (NH3). However, it is...

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Bimetallic CoNi single atoms supported on three-dimensionally ordered mesoporous chromia: highly active catalysts for n-hexane combustion

Developing the alternative supported noble metal catalysts with low cost, high catalytic efficiency, and good resistance toward carbon dioxide and water vapor is critically demanded for the oxidative...

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Surface-neutralization engineered NiCo-LDH/phosphate hetero-sheets toward robust oxygen evolution reaction

Developing highly active oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalysts with robust durability is essential in producing high-purity hydrogen through water electrolysis. Layered double hydroxide (LDH)...

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Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to syngas

While carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas, it is also an important C1 resource. In the trend of energy conservation and emission reduction, electrocatalytic reduction has become a very promising...

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CAOSA-extracted lignin improves enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose

The conversion of biomass into sugar platform compounds is very important for the biorefinery industry. Pretreatment is essential to the biomass of the sugar platform, however, the lignin obtained by...

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Tailoring NH4+ storage by regulating oxygen defect in ammonium vanadate

Defect engineering is an effective strategy for modifying the energy storage materials to improve their electrochemical performance. However, the impact of oxygen defect and its content on the electrochemical...

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Methanol steam reforming for hydrogen production driven by an atomically precise Cu catalyst

Plasmon-induced hot-electron transfer from metal nanostructures is being intensely pursed in current photocatalytic research, however it remains elusive whether molecular-like metal clusters with excitonic...

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Facile synthesis of accordion-like porous carbon from waste PET bottles-based MIL-53(Al) and its application for high-performance Zn-ion capacitor

It is of great scientific and economic value to recycle waste poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) into high-value PET-based metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and further convert it into porous carbon...

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Advanced oxidation via the synergy of C-defective/ C–O band modified ultrathin porous g-C3N4 and PMS for efficient photothermal degradation of bisphenol pollutants and lignin derivatives

This work uses thermal polymerization of urea nitrate, oxyacetic acid and urea as the raw material to prepare ultra-thin porous carbon nitride with carbon defects and C–O band (OA-UN-CN). Density functional...

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Towards carbon neutrality of calcium carbide-based acetylene production with sustainable biomass resources

Acetylene is produced from the reaction between calcium carbide (CaC2) and water, while the production of CaC2 generates significant amount of carbon dioxide not only because it is an energy-intensive...

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Construction of Pd-doped RuO2 nanosheets for efficient and stable acidic water oxidation

RuO2 has been considered a potential alternative to commercial IrO2 for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) due to its superior intrinsic activity. However, its inherent structure dissolution in acidic...

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Understanding the failure mechanism towards developing high-voltage single-crystal Ni-rich Co-free cathodes

Benefited from its high process feasibility and controllable costs, binary-metal layered structured LiNi0.8Mn0.2O2 (NM) can effectively alleviate the cobalt supply crisis under the surge of global electric...

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Reviewing electrochemical stability of ionic liquids-/deep eutectic solvents-based electrolytes in lithium-ion, lithium-metal and post-lithium-ion batteries for green and safe energy

Sustainable energy is the key issue for the environment protection, human activity and economic development. Ionic liquids (ILs) and deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are dogmatically regarded as green...

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Progress of semitransparent emerging photovoltaics for building integrated applications

With the rapid development of emerging photovoltaics technology in recent years, the application of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) has attracted the research interest of photovoltaic communities....

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Biomimetic MXene membranes with negatively thermo-responsive switchable 2D nanochannels for graded molecular sieving

Negatively thermo-responsive 2D membranes, which mimic the stomatal opening/closing of plants, have drawn substantial interest for tunable molecular separation processes. However, these membranes are...

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Mapping out the reaction network of humin formation at the initial stage of fructose dehydration in water

The formation of humins hampers the large-scale production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in biorefinery. Here, a detailed reaction network of humin formation at the initial stage of fructose-to-HMF...

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Reversible solid-liquid conversion enabled by self-capture effect for stable non-flow zinc-bromine batteries

Non-flow aqueous zinc-bromine batteries without auxiliary components (e.g., pumps, pipes, storage tanks) and ion-selective membranes represent a cost-effective and promising technology for large-scale...

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An efficient recycling strategy to eliminate the residual “impurities” while heal the damaged structure of spent graphite anodes

The recycling of graphite from spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is overlooked due to its relatively low added value and the lack of efficient recovering methods. To reuse the spent graphite anodes,...

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Advantageous properties of halide perovskite quantum dots towards energy-efficient sustainable applications

As lead halide perovskite (LHP) semiconductors have shown tremendous promise in many application fields, and particularly made strong impact in the solar photovoltaic area, low dimensional quantum dot...

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Transformation of discarded biomass into value-added flexible electronic materials

The development of electronic products and increased electronic waste have triggered a series of ecological problems on Earth. Meanwhile, amidst energy crises and the pursuit of carbon neutrality, the...

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