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CO2 electrolysis: Advances and challenges in electrocatalyst engineering and reactor design

Electrochemical reduction of CO2 (CO2RR) coupled with renewable electrical energy is an attractive way of upgrading CO2 to value-added chemicals and closing the carbon cycle. However, CO2RR electrocatalysts...

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Synthesis strategies of hard carbon anodes for sodium-ion batteries

Sodium-ion battery (SIB) is an ideal candidate for large-scale energy storage due to high abundant sodium sources, relatively high energy density, and potentially low costs. Hard carbons, as one of...

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Review and perspective of materials for flexible solar cells

Thin-film flexible solar cells are lightweight and mechanically robust. Along with rapidly advancing battery technology, flexible solar panels are expected to create niche products that require lightweight,...

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Recent advances of bismuth-based electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction: Strategies, mechanism and applications

Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR), driven by clean electric energy such as solar and wind, can not only alleviate environmental greenhouse effect stemming from excessive CO2 emissions,...

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Porous carbon materials for CO2 capture, storage and electrochemical conversion

Continuous accumulation and emission into the atmosphere of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas, has been recognized as a primary contributor to climate change associated with...

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Towards a bright future: The versatile applications of organic solar cells

Due to the mechanical flexibility, light weight, aesthetics, absorption tunability and environmental friendliness, organic solar cells (OSCs) have superior application potential over their inorganic...

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Advances and challenges of electrolyzers for large-scale CO2 electroreduction

CO2 electroreduction (CO2ER) to high value-added chemicals is considered as a promising technology to achieve sustainable carbon neutralization. By virtue of the progressive research in recent years...

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Advances in CIGS thin film solar cells with emphasis on the alkali element post-deposition treatment

In the past tens of years, the power conversion efficiency of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) has continuously improved and been one of the fastest growing photovoltaic technologies that can also help us achieve...

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Development of nickel based cermet anode materials in solid oxide fuel cells – Now and future

High temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is the most efficient and clean energy conversion technology to electrochemically convert the chemical energy of fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas and...

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Hydrogen generation from NaBH4 for portable proton exchange membrane fuel cell

Sodium borohydride (NaBH4) is considered as the most potential hydrogen storage material for portable proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) because of its high theoretical hydrogen capacity. However,...

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Recent progress in thermodynamic and kinetics modification of magnesium hydride hydrogen storage materials

Hydrogen energy has emerged as a pivotal solution to address the global energy crisis and pave the way for a cleaner, low-carbon, secure, and efficient modern energy system. A key imperative in the...

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Current state and prospect on the development of advanced nuclear fuel system materials: A review

The intricate balance between reactor economics and safety necessitates the emergence of new and advanced nuclear systems and, very importantly, advanced materials, which can overcome current shortcomings...

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Recent update on electrochemical CO2 reduction catalyzed by metal sulfide materials

Seeking and developing efficient CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) electrocatalysts is a hot topic in this era of global warming. Among material candidates for sustainable and cost-effective applications,...

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Copper foam-derived electrodes as efficient electrocatalysts for conventional and hybrid water electrolysis

Electrochemical water splitting has been demonstrated as a promising technology for the renewable generation of green hydrogen from water. Despite the extensive progress in materials science, one particular...

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Organic electrode materials for fast-rate, high-power battery applications

The development of new battery materials with fast charging/discharging capabilities is necessary to meet the growing demands of modern technologies. While counter ion transport in inorganic materials...

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Carbon materials for enhanced photothermal conversion: Preparation and applications on steam generation

Photothermal conversion attracted lots of attention in the past years and sorts of materials were explored to enhance photothermal efficiency. In the past years, solar-driven desalination by photothermal...

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A density-functional-theory-based and machine-learning-accelerated hybrid method for intricate system catalysis

Being progressively applied in the design of highly active catalysts for energy devices, machine learning (ML) technology has shown attractive ability of dramatically reducing the computational cost...

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Electrolyte materials for protonic ceramic electrochemical cells: Main limitations and potential solutions

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and electrolysis cells (SOECs) are promising energy conversion devices, on whose basis green hydrogen energy technologies can be developed to support the transition to...

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Nanostructured MXene-based materials for boosting hydrogen sorption properties of Mg/MgH2

Hydrogen holds the advantages of high energy density, great natural abundance and zero emission, making it suitable for large scale and long term energy storage, while its safe and efficient storage...

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Carboxylic bacterial cellulose fiber-based hydrogel electrolyte with imidazole-type ionic liquid for dendrite-free zinc metal batteries

Aqueous zinc metal batteries are regarded as the most promising energy storage system due to their advantages of high safety, low cost, and high theoretical capacity. However, the growth of dendrites...

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Electrochemical CO2 reduction: Progress and opportunity with alloying copper

Electroreduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added chemicals offers an entrancing approach to maintaining the global carbon cycle and eliminating environmental threats. A key obstacle to achieving...

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Interface passivation engineering for hybrid perovskite solar cells

The allure of high efficiency and low-temperature solution-processed organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are inspiring scientists to seek for its commercialization. Interface passivation...

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Recent advances of high performance SiOx(0<x<2) anodes

SiOx is attractive as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to its high capacity, low cost, and relatively higher cyclic stability than Si anode. However, the intrinsic low electronic...

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Emerging rechargeable aqueous magnesium ion battery

Recently, aqueous rechargeable batteries have played an essential role in developing renewable energy due to the merits of low cost, high security, and high energy density. Among various aqueous-based...

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Unraveling the coordination behavior and transformation mechanism of Cr3+ in Fe–Cr redox flow battery electrolytes

Currently, the iron chromium redox flow battery (ICRFB) has become a research hotspot in the energy storage field owing to its low cost and easily-scaled-up. However, the activity of electrolyte is...

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