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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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MXenes with applications in supercapacitors and secondary batteries: A comprehensive review

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have received tremendous attention because they possess a set of merits not available in bulk materials, such as large specific surface area, low energy barrier for electron...

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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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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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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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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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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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Hybrid water electrolysis: Replacing oxygen evolution reaction for energy-efficient hydrogen production and beyond

Renewable energy-driven hydrogen generation from water electrolysis has been widely recognized as a promising approach to utilize sustainable energy resources, reduce our dependence on legacy fossil...

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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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Polyoxometalate-based electrolyte materials in redox flow batteries: Current trends and emerging opportunities

Redox flow batteries have received wide attention for electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices due to their specific advantage of uncoupled power and energy devices, and therefore potentially...

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Computational discovery of energy materials in the era of big data and machine learning: A critical review

The discovery of novel materials with desired properties is essential to the advancements of energy-related technologies. Despite the rapid development of computational infrastructures and theoretical...

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MXene-based symmetric supercapacitors with high voltage and high energy density

MXene-based aqueous symmetric supercapacitors (SSCs) are attractive due to their good rate performances and green nature. However, it remains a challenge to reach voltages much over 1.2 V, which significantly...

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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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A mini-review of noble-metal-free electrocatalysts for overall water splitting in non-alkaline electrolytes

Development of noble-metal-free materials with remarkable electrocatalytic water-splitting performance in acidic or neutral media has sparked considerable attention in recent years. Herein, we review...

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Designing single-atom catalysts toward improved alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction

Electrochemical water splitting powered by renewables-generated electricity represents a promising approach for green hydrogen production. However, the sluggish kinetics for the hydrogen evolution reaction...

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Electrocaloric effect in ferroelectric materials: From phase field to first-principles based effective Hamiltonian modeling

Electrocaloric effect (ECE) of ferroelectrics has attracted considerable interest due to its potential application in environmentally friendly solid-state refrigeration. The discovery of giant ECE in...

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Integration of data-intensive, machine learning and robotic experimental approaches for accelerated discovery of catalysts in renewable energy-related reactions

Technological advancements in recent decades have greatly transformed the field of material chemistry. Juxtaposing the accentuating energy demand with the pollution associated, urgent measures are required...

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New progress on MXenes-based nanocomposite photocatalysts

Two-dimensional (2D) materials, especially transition metal carbides and/or nitrides (MXenes), have aroused extensive research interest in the field of photocatalysis. Specifically, the unique properties...

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Two-dimensional titanium carbonitride MXene as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction

In this paper, we report, for the first time, on the electrochemical catalytic activity of 2D titanium carbonitride MXene for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). According to our study, 2D titanium carbonitride...

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MXenes for metal-ion and metal-sulfur batteries: Synthesis, properties, and electrochemistry

In 2011, a new class of 2D materials was discovered; after 2012, they began to be concerned; in 2017, the “gold rush” of the materials was triggered, and they are exactly MXenes. 2D MXenes, a new class...

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Key materials and future perspective for aqueous rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Aqueous rechargeable lithium-ion battery (ARLiB) is of specific importance due to the low-cost, environmental-friendly properties. Recently, its energy denisty and cyclic life have been significantly...

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Synthesis of nitrogen-sulfur co-doped Ti3C2Tx MXene with enhanced electrochemical properties

Through material innovation, nanoscale structural design and hybrid manufacturing methods, great efforts have been made in developing high-performance energy storage systems. These devices can be comprised...

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Anion-regulation engineering toward Cu/In/MOF bimetallic electrocatalysts for selective electrochemical reduction of CO2 to CO/formate

The conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into high-value added energy fuels and chemicals (CO, formate, C2H4, etc.) through electrochemical reduction (eCO2R) is a promising avenue to sustainable development....

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Recent progress of electrochemical reduction of CO2 by single atom catalysts

Powered by electricity from renewable energies, electrochemical reduction of CO2 could not only efficiently alleviate the excess emission of CO2, but also produce many kinds of valuable chemical feedstocks....

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Co/Ni dual-metal embedded in heteroatom doped porous carbon core-shell bifunctional electrocatalyst for rechargeable Zn-air batteries

Rational construction of highly efficient and cheap bifunctional electrocatalysts to boost both oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is extremely essential for the wide...

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