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- Renewable-Juglone-Based High-Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries
Hua Wang, Pengfei Hu, Jie Yang, Guangming Gong, Lin Guo and Xiaodong Chen
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201405904
A renewable-biomolecule-based electrode is developed through a facile synchronous reduction and self-assembly process, without any binder or additional conductive agent. The hybridized electrodes can be fabricated with arbitrary size and shape and exhibit superior capacity and cycle performance. The renewable-biomaterial-based high-performance electrodes will hold a place in future energy-storage devices.
- High-Performance and Ultra-Stable Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on MOF-Derived ZnO@ZnO Quantum Dots/C Core–Shell Nanorod Arrays on a Carbon Cloth Anode
Guanhua Zhang, Sucheng Hou, Hang Zhang, Wei Zeng, Feilong Yan, Cheng Chao Li and Huigao Duan
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201405222
MOF-derived ZnO@ZnO Quantum Dots/C core–shell nanorod arrays grown on flexible carbon cloth are successfully fabricated as a binder-free anode for Li-ion storage. In combination with the advantages from the ZnO/C core–shell architecture and the 3D nanorod arrays, this material satisfies both efficient ion and fast electron transport, and thus shows superior rate capability and excellent cycling stability.
- Superaerophobic Electrodes for Direct Hydrazine Fuel Cells
Zhiyi Lu, Ming Sun, Tianhao Xu, Yingjie Li, Wenwen Xu, Zheng Chang, Yi Ding, Xiaoming Sun and Lei Jiang
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201500064
Direct liquid-feed fuel cells possess high energy and power densities, but suffer from severe adhesion of gas products. Here, a “superaerophobic” surface that enables a small release size and fast evolution behavior of the gas product is introduced, thereby, maximizing and stabilizing the working area. Consequently, the “superaerophobic” nanostructured Cu electrodes exhibit excellent performance as anodes in a direct hydrazine fuel cell.
- Mechanically Sintered Gallium–Indium Nanoparticles
John William Boley, Edward L. White and Rebecca K. Kramer
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404790
Liquid metal nanoparticles that are mechanically sintered at and below room temperature are introduced. This material can be sintered globally on large areas of entire deposits or locally to create liquid traces within deposits. The metallic nanoparticles are fabricated by dispersing a liquid metal in a carrier solvent via sonication. The resulting dispersion is compatible with inkjet printing, a process not applicable to the bulk liquid metal in air.
- A Motion- and Sound-Activated, 3D-Printed, Chalcogenide-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator
Mehmet Kanik, Mehmet Girayhan Say, Bihter Daglar, Ahmet Faruk Yavuz, Muhammet Halit Dolas, Mostafa M. El-Ashry and Mehmet Bayindir
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201405944
A multilayered triboelectric nanogenerator (MULTENG) that can be actuated by acoustic waves, vibration of a moving car, and tapping motion is built using a 3D-printing technique. The MULTENG can generate an open-circuit voltage of up to 396 V and a short-circuit current of up to 1.62 mA, and can power 38 LEDs. The layers of the triboelectric generator are made of polyetherimide nanopillars and chalcogenide core–shell nanofibers.