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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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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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Fe–N–C single atom catalysts for the electrochemical conversion of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen elements

Single atom catalysts (SACs) are constituted by isolated active metal centers, which are heterogenized on inert supports such as graphene, porous carbon, and amorphous carbon. The thermal stability,...

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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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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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Catalytic applications of single-atom metal-anchored hydroxides: Recent advances and perspective

Developing isolated single atomic noble metal catalysts is one of the most effective methods to maximize noble metal atom utilization efficiency and enhance catalytic performances. Layered double hydroxides...

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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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Cobalt valence modulating in CoOx incorporated carbon nanofiber for enhanced glucose electrooxidation

Glucose fuel cells (GFCs) driven by abiotic catalysts are promising green power sources for portable or wearable devices. In this work, a CoOx incorporated carbon nanofiber (CoOx@CNF) catalyst with...

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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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Binary ionic liquid electrolyte design for ultrahigh-energy density graphene-based supercapacitors

Although room temperature ionic liquids (ILs) have emerged as potential next-generation electrolytes for their wide electrochemical stability window (ESW), the trade-off between this window and viscosity...

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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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Radio-frequency magnetron sputtered thin-film La0.5Sr0.5Co0.95Nb0.05O3-δ perovskite electrodes for intermediate temperature symmetric solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SSOFC)

The present work explores the application of La0.5Sr0.5Co0.95Nb0.05O3-δ (LSCNO) perovskite as electrode material for the symmetric solid oxide fuel cell. Symmetric solid oxide fuel cells of thin-film...

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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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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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Perspectives on electrochemical nitrogen fixation catalyzed by two-dimensional MXenes

Ammonia is the most basic raw material in industrial and agricultural production. The current industrial production of ammonia relies on the Haber-Bosch process with high energy consumption. To overcome...

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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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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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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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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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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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Highly crystalline acceptor materials based on benzodithiophene with different amount of fluorine substitution on alkoxyphenyl conjugated side chains for organic photovoltaics

Organic solar cells based on narrow bandgap small-molecule acceptors (SMAs) with highly crystalline characteristics have attracted great attentions for their superiority in obtaining high photovoltaic...

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Efficient small-molecule donor with improved structural order and molecular aggregation enabled by side-chain modification

Side-chain modification is a proven effective approach for morphology manipulation in organic solar cells (OSCs). However, in-depth analysis and investigation involving side-chain modification towards...

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Optimization of solvent swelling for efficient organic solar cells via sequential deposition

Compared to bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs) prepared by the blend casting in “one step process”, sequential deposition (SD) processed OSCs can realize an ideal profile of vertical...

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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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