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ISSN: 2589-9651
CN: 50-1217/TB
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The protective effect and its mechanism for electrolyte additives on the anode interface in aqueous zinc-based energy storage devices

Aqueous-electrolyte-based zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs), which have significant advantages over other batteries, including low cost, high safety, high ionic conductivity, and a natural abundance of zinc,...

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Two-dimensional carbon-based heterostructures as bifunctional electrocatalysts for water splitting and metal–air batteries

The continuous depletion of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change have encouraged prompt action to attain carbon neutrality. Technologies that transform and store renewable energy are crucial...

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Alkali metal cations change the hydrogen evolution reaction mechanisms at Pt electrodes in alkaline media

The effects of seemingly inert alkali metal (AM) cations on the electrocatalytic activity of electrode materials towards reactions essential for energy provision have become the emphasis of substantial...

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MXene-based flexible pressure sensor with piezoresistive properties significantly enhanced by atomic layer infiltration

The flexible pressure sensor has been credited for leading performance including higher sensitivity, faster response/recovery, wider detection range and higher mechanical durability, thus driving the...

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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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Recent advances in Zn–CO2 batteries for the co-production of electricity and carbonaceous fuels

Electrochemical CO2 reduction has been considered a promising approach to neutralizing the global CO2 level. As an intriguing technique, metal-CO2 battery devices can not only capture CO2 into valuable...

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Water-based synthesis of nanoscale hierarchical metal-organic frameworks: Boosting adsorption and catalytic performance

The combination of nano sizes, large pore sizes and green synthesis is recognized as one of the most crucial and challenging problems in constructing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Herein, a water-based...

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In situ polymerization preparation and mechanical properties of nanocomposites based on PA10T/10I-block-PEG copolymer and graphene oxide

Poly (decamethylene terephthalamide/decamethylene isophthalamide)-block-polyvinyl alcoho) (PA10T/10I-PEG) copolymer/graphene oxide (GO) composites were prepared via in-situ melt polymerization and two...

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Anti-corrosion and electrically conductive inorganic conversion coatings based on aligned graphene derivatives by electrodeposition

Ultrathin conversion coatings, made from aligned graphene derivatives and ammonium zirconium carbonate (AZC), were fabricated on stainless steel by electrodeposition. Sulfonated graphene oxide (SGO)...

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Abnormal enhancement to the quality factors of carbon nanotube via defects engineering

Low quality (Q) factor is often the limiting factor for high performance carbon nanotube (CNT) resonators. The most commonly used approach to enhance the Q factor of CNTs is to reduce/eliminate the...

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Strain effects on the interfacial thermal conductance of graphene/h-BN heterostructure

Previous experimental and computational results have confirmed that the thermal conductivity of a two-dimensional (2D) material can be considerably affected by strain. Numerous attention has been paid...

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Fracture behavior of hybrid epoxy nanocomposites based on multi-walled carbon nanotube and core-shell rubber

The dispersion of nanoparticles plays a key role in enhancing the mechanical performance of polymer nanocomposites. In this work, one hybrid epoxy nanocomposite reinforced by a well dispersed, zinc...

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Tensile properties of functionalized carbon nanothreads

Low dimensional sp3 carbon nanostructures have attracted increasing attention recently, due to their unique properties and appealing applications. Based on in silico studies, this work exploits the...

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CNT toughened aluminium and CFRP interface for strong adhesive bonding

This study presents a simple technique for strengthening the adhesive-bond strength between aluminium (Al) substrate and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) utilising resin pre-coating (RPC) with...

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Fabrication of segregated poly(arylene sulfide sulfone)/graphene nanoplate composites reinforced by polymer fibers for electromagnetic interference shielding

Poly(arylene sulfide sulfone)/graphene nanoplate (PASS/GNP) composites with segregated structure based on continuous polymer fiber skeletons were fabricated by coating a thin conductive layer on the...

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Atomic insights into synergistic effect of pillared graphene by carbon nanotube on the mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites

Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed to explore the underlying synergistic mechanism of pillared graphene or non-covalent connected graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the mechanical...

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Recent progress on thermal conductivity of graphene filled epoxy composites

With the rapid development of the electronic industry, the requirements for packaging materials with high thermal conductivity (TC) are getting higher and higher. Epoxy is widely used as package material...

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A comparative study of polymer nanocomposites containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets

Featuring exceptional mechanical and functional performance, MWCNTs and graphene (nano)platelets (GNPs or GnPs; each platelet below 10 ​nm in thickness) have been increasingly used for the development...

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Wearable and stretchable conductive polymer composites for strain sensors: How to design a superior one?

Wearable and stretchable strain sensors have potential values in the fields of human motion and health monitoring, flexible electronics, and soft robotic skin. The wearable and stretchable strain sensors...

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An overview of recent progress in the development of flexible electrochromic devices

Electrochromic materials are capable of reversibly switching their colors or optical properties through redox reactions under applied voltages, which have shown great potential applications including...

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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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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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MXene-based electrochemical (bio) sensors for sustainable applications: Roadmap for future advanced materials

MXenes are emerging transition metal carbides and nitrides-based 2D conductive materials. They have found wide applications in sensors due to their excellent valuable properties. This paper reviews...

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Two−dimensional nanomaterials confined single atoms: New opportunities for environmental remediation

Two−dimensional (2D) supports confined single−atom catalysts (2D SACs) with unique geometric and electronic structures have been attractive candidates in different catalytic applications, such as energy...

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Tuned d-band states over lanthanum doped nickel oxide for efficient oxygen evolution reaction

The d-band state of materials is an important descriptor for activity of oxygen evolution reaction (OER). For NiO materials, there is rarely concern about tuning their d-band states to tailor the OER...

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