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Synthesis of nanostructured zinc oxide and its composite with carbon dots for DSSCs applications using flexible electrode

ZnO nanowires (ZnO NWs), ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) and carbon dots (C-dots) were synthesized by hydrothermal, sol-gel and hydrothermal methods respectively. They were also characterized and applied...

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A triboelectric nanogenerator based on a spiral rotating shaft for efficient marine energy harvesting of the hydrostatic pressure differential

Equipment used in underwater sensing and exploration typically relies on cables or batteries for energy supply, resulting in a limited and inconvenient energy supply and marine environmental pollution...

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Electrolyte dependence for the electrochemical decarboxylation of medium-chain fatty acids (n-octanoic acid) into fuel on Pt electrode

The deoxygenation of organic acids, important biomass feedstocks and derivatives, to synthesize hydrocarbon products under mild electrochemical conditions, holds significant importance for the production...

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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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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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Marrying luminescent metal nanoclusters to C3N4 for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen peroxide production

Photocatalytic oxygen (O2) reduction has been considered a promising method for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production. However, the poor visible light harvesting and low-efficient separation and generation...

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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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Electro-assisted photocatalytic reduction of CO2 in ambient air using Ag/TNTAs at the gas-solid interface

The direct conversion of atmospheric CO2 into fuel via photocatalysis exhibits significant practical application value in advancing the carbon cycle. In this study, we established an electro-assisted...

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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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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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S-doped mesoporous graphene modified separator for high performance lithium-sulfur batteries

Due to their low cost, environmental friendliness and high energy density, the lithium-sulfur batteries (LSB) have been regarded as a promising alternative for the next generation of rechargeable battery...

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Enhanced reversible hydrogen storage properties of wrinkled graphene microflowers confined LiBH4 system with high volumetric hydrogen storage capacity

LiBH4 with high hydrogen storage density, is regarded as one of the most promising hydrogen storage materials. Nevertheless, it suffers from high dehydrogenation temperature and poor reversibility for...

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Key technology and application of AB2 hydrogen storage alloy in fuel cell hydrogen supply system

At present, there is limited research on the application of fuel cell power generation system technology using solid hydrogen storage materials, especially in hydrogen-assisted two-wheelers. Considering...

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Understanding the dehydrogenation properties of Mg(0001)/MgH2(110) interface from first principles

Magnesium hydride is one of the most promising solid-state hydrogen storage materials for on-board application. Hydrogen desorption from MgH2 is accompanied by the formation of the Mg/MgH2 interfaces,...

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A review of classical hydrogen isotopes storage materials

Hydrogen storage alloys (HSAs) are attracting widespread interest in the nuclear industry because of the generation of stable metal hydrides after tritium absorption, thus effectively preventing the...

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Progress in manipulating spin polarization for solar hydrogen production

Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting using semiconductor materials are effective approaches for converting solar energy into hydrogen fuel. In the past few years, a series of photocatalysts/photoelectrocatalysts...

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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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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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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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Magnesium nickel hydride monocrystalline nanoparticles for reversible hydrogen storage

Although Mg-based hydrides are extensively considered as a prospective material for solid-state hydrogen storage and clean energy carriers, their high operating temperature and slow kinetics are the...

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Improved hydrogen storage kinetics of MgH2 using TiFe0.92Mn0.04Co0.04 with in-situ generated α-Fe as catalyst

While TiFe alloy has recently attracted attention as the efficient catalyst to enhance de/hydrogenation rates of Mg/MgH2, the difficulty of its activation characteristics has hindered further improvement...

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Oxygen defect modulating the charge behavior in titanium dioxide for boosting photocatalytic nitrogen fixation performance

Extremely high-temperature and high-pressure requirement of Haber-Bosch process motivates the search for a sustainable ammonia synthesis approach under mild conditions. Photocatalytic technology is...

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Recent advances in elaborate interface regulation of BiVO4 photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting

Bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) is an excellent photoanode material for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting system, possessing high theoretical photoelectrocatalytic conversion efficiency. However,...

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Construction of Mo/Mo2C@C modified ZnIn2S4 Schottky junctions for efficient photo-thermal assisted hydrogen evolution

Photocatalytic water splitting on noble metal-free photocatalysts for H2 generation is a promising but challenging approach to realize solar-to-chemical energy conversion. In this study, Mo/Mo2C nanoparticles...

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Position-selected cocatalyst modification on a Z-scheme Cd0.5Zn0.5S/NiTiO3 photocatalyst for boosted H2 evolution

Photocatalytic water splitting by semiconductors is a promising technology to produce clean H2 fuel, but the efficiency is restrained seriously by the high overpotential of the H2-evolution reaction...

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