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CN: 50-1217/TB
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Synthesis, properties, and applications of graphene oxide/reduced graphene oxide and their nanocomposites

Thanks to their remarkable mechanical, electrical, thermal, and barrier properties, graphene-based nanocomposites have been a hot area of research in the past decade. Because of their simple top-down...

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Electronic properties of 2D materials and their junctions

With an extensive range of distinctive features at nano meter-scale thicknesses, two-dimensional (2D) materials drawn the attention of the scientific community. Despite tremendous advancements in exploratory...

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Some basic aspects of polymer nanocomposites: A critical review

Polymer nanocomposites have been investigated for about three decades. To get deep insights into the modifying effects of various nanofillers on mechanical and physical properties of polymer nanocomposites,...

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The role of graphene in rechargeable lithium batteries: Synthesis, functionalisation, and perspectives

In recent years, the demand for high-performance rechargeable lithium batteries has increased significantly, and many efforts have been made to boost the use of advanced electrode materials. Since graphene...

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Recent advances in electrocatalysts for seawater splitting

Water splitting is an effective strategy to produce renewable and sustainable hydrogen energy. Especially, seawater splitting, avoiding use of the limited freshwater resource, is more intriguing. Nowadays,...

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Addressing cation mixing in layered structured cathodes for lithium-ion batteries: A critical review

High-performance lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are important in powering emerging technologies. Cathodes are regarded as the bottleneck of increasing battery energy density, among which layered oxides...

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Development of solid-state electrolytes for sodium-ion battery–A short review

All-solid-state sodium-ion battery is regarded as the next generation battery to replace the current commercial lithium-ion battery, with the advantages of abundant sodium resources, low price and high-level...

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Recent advances in graphene and other 2D materials

The isolation of the first two-dimensional material, graphene – a monolayer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice - opened new exciting opportunities in the field of condensed matter physics...

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Application of nanomaterials in antifouling: A review

With the continuous development of the marine economy and the upgrading of marine infrastructure, the increasing marine engineering equipment is facing a serious problem of marine fouling. However,...

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Additive manufacturing of Ni-based superalloys: Residual stress, mechanisms of crack formation and strategies for crack inhibition

The additive manufacturing (AM) of Ni-based superalloys has attracted extensive interest from both academia and industry due to its unique capabilities to fabricate complex and high-performance components...

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Recent advances of photolithography patterning of quantum dots for micro-display applications

The preparation of red, green, and blue quantum dot (QD) pixelated arrays with high precision, resolution, and brightness poses a significant challenge on the development of advanced micro-displays...

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Recent progress in flexible capacitive sensors: Structures and properties

The future intelligent era that will be brought about by 5G technology can be well predicted. For example, the connection between humans and smart wearable devices will become increasingly more intimate....

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Recent advances in hard carbon anodes with high initial Coulombic efficiency for sodium-ion batteries

Initial Coulombic efficiency (ICE) has been widely adopted in battery research as a quantifiable indicator for the lifespan, energy density and rate performance of batteries. Hard carbon materials have...

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Borophene: A 2D wonder shaping the future of nanotechnology and materials science

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted considerable research interest due to their precisely defined properties and versatile applications. In this realm, borophene - a single atomic sheet of...

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Gas sensors based on TiO2 nanostructured materials for the detection of hazardous gases: A review

Hazardous gases have been strongly associated with being a detriment to human life within the environment. The development of a reliable gas sensor with high response and selectivity is of great significance...

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Quantitative kinetic analysis on oxygen reduction reaction: A perspective

Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) constitutes the core process of many energy storage and conversion devices including metal–air batteries and fuel cells. However, the kinetics of ORR is very sluggish...

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SnO2 nanostructured materials used as gas sensors for the detection of hazardous and flammable gases: A review

SnO2 has been extensively used in the detection of various gases. As a gas sensing material, SnO2 has excellent physical-chemical properties, high reliability, and short adsorption-desorption time....

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Recent advances in graphene-based phase change composites for thermal energy storage and management

Energy storage and conservation are receiving increased attention due to rising global energy demands. Therefore, the development of energy storage materials is crucial. Thermal energy storage (TES)...

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A dynamic database of solid-state electrolyte (DDSE) picturing all-solid-state batteries

All-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) are a class of safer and higher-energy-density materials compared to conventional devices, from which solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) are their essential components....

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The integration of microelectronic and photonic circuits on a single silicon chip for high-speed and low-power optoelectronic technology

The combining microelectronic devices and associated technologies onto a single silicon chip poses a substantial challenge. However, in recent years, the area of silicon photonics has experienced remarkable...

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Aerosol deposition technology and its applications in batteries

Aerosol deposition (AD) method is a kind of additive manufacturing technology for fabricating dense films such as metals and ceramics at room temperature. It resolves the challenge of integrating ceramic...

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Recent advances in transition metal phosphide materials: Synthesis and applications in supercapacitors

Supercapacitors (SCs) are considered promising energy storge systems because of their outstanding power density, fast charge and discharge rate and long-term cycling stability. The exploitation of cheap...

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Nanoarchitectonics of point-of-care diagnostics for sweat biomarkers analysis

Sweat contains numerous vital biomarkers such as metabolites, electrolytes, proteins, nucleic acids and antigens that reflect hydration status, exhaustion, nutrition, and physiological changes. Conventional...

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Recent advances in cobalt phosphide-based materials for electrocatalytic water splitting: From catalytic mechanism and synthesis method to optimization design

Electrochemical water splitting has long been considered an effective energy conversion technology for transferring intermittent renewable electricity into hydrogen fuel, and the exploration of cost-effective...

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Photoelectrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction: Fundamental, advances and challenges

With the rising global population, increasing energy demand and rapid climate change, great concerns have been raised for environment and energy security in future. Solar-driven CO2 reduction provides...

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