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High-Performance NiCo2O4/Graphene Quantum Dots for Asymmetric and Symmetric Supercapacitors with Enhanced Energy Efficiency

  •  17 May 2024

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The exceptional performance of NiCo2O4(NCO)/graphene quantum dots (GQDs) in both symmetric and asymmetric supercapacitors is demonstrated. Comprehensive study performed on the synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical performance evaluation of highly functional NCO/GQDs in supercapacitors indicates the supercapacitors deliver enhanced energy efficiency. The conditions are optimized to realize high-performance, functional NCO/GQDs electrode materials by the incorporation of GQDs into NCO.

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Intelligent Magnetic Microrobots with Fluorescent Internal Memory for Monitoring Intragastric Acidity

  •  17 May 2024

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Multi-fluorescent pH-sensitive molecular material-based magnetic microrobots are developed to monitor pH variations in the stomach. Magnetically-induced motion, collection, and navigation of the microrobots facilitate access to gastric fluid and enable pH monitoring at target locations. Additionally, fluorescence switching of the microrobots at different gastric fluid acidity enables real-time monitoring of pH changes.

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An Acceptor–Donor–Acceptor Molecule Tailored Versatile Buffer Enabling Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells

  •  17 May 2024

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Asymmetrical acceptor–donor–acceptor conjugated molecule as a versatile buffer for simultaneously enhancing photovoltaic performance and stability is elaborated. The conductive buffer can not only substantially eliminate interfacial defects and suppress detestable non-radiative recombination, but also effectively facilitate charge transfer efficiency at the interface, resulting in an excellent efficiency of 24.81%. What's more, benefiting from the unexceptionable protective effect, greatly improved humidity and thermal stability are delivered.

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Boosting Na-O Affinity in Na3Zr2Si2PO12 Electrolyte Promises Highly Rechargeable Solid-State Sodium Batteries

  •  17 May 2024

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The air stability of Na3Zr2Si2PO12 ceramic electrolyte and interfacial compatibility against metallic Na can be enhanced by microstructure engineering. A two-step sintering approach is employed to delicately control the microstructural evolution. Apart from the enhanced strength of the Na-O bond, the mechanical performance and ionic conductivity are also apparently improved.

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High-Density Rare-Earth Single-Atom-Triggered Unconventional Transition of Adsorption Configuration on La1Pd Monatomic Alloy Metallene for Sustainable Electrocatalytic Alkynol Semi-Hydrogenation

  •  17 May 2024

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The La1Pdene is fabricated via a facile solvothermal method for sustainable electrocatalytic alkynol semi-hydrogenation. The interaction of La single-atom with Pd induces an unconventional transformation of MBE* adsorption configuration to optimize reaction energy barriers thereby facilitating the desorption of the target product, La single-atom as the adsorption active site of H2O effectively reduces the competition adsorption between reactants MBY and H2O.

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Recent Advances in Zn‐Ion Batteries

  •  5 August 2018

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Recent advances in zinc-ion batteries, especially the cathode materials including Mn-based, V-based, and Prussian blue analogs based materials, are comprehensively summarized here. The relationships between crystal structure, reaction mechanism, and electrochemical performance are elaborated.

Stretchable, Skin‐Mountable, and Wearable Strain Sensors and Their Potential Applications: A Review

  •  1678-1698
  •  17 February 2016

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Stretchable and sensitive strain sensors can potentially function for biomedical applications, human–machine interfaces, and emerging soft robotics. Recent advancements in the development of stretchable, skin-mountable, and wearable strain sensors and their potential applications are reviewed. High performance sensors have been developed by composites of functional nanomaterials and flexible polymer supports.

From Bulk to Monolayer MoS2: Evolution of Raman Scattering

  •  1385-1390
  •  31 January 2012

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Raman frequencies of equation image and equation image peaks can be used to identify the layer number of ultrathin molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) flakes. The systematic Raman characterizations using various laser lines suggest a clear evolution of the coupling between the electronic transition and phonon when MoS2 is scaled down from three- to two-dimensional geometry.

Graphene‐Like Carbon Nitride Nanosheets for Improved Photocatalytic Activities

  •  4763-4770
  •  5 July 2012

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Graphene-like C3N4 nanosheets produced by direct thermal oxidative etching of bulk “graphitic”-C3N4 show superior photocatalytic activities compared to the bulk due to a high specific surface area, a larger bandgap (by 0.2 eV), increased lifetimes of photoexcited charge carriers, and improved electron transport ability.

Sodium‐Ion Batteries

  •  947-958
  •  21 May 2012

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The research and development of ambient temperature Na-ion batteries is progressing quickly and is now poised to penetrate the energy storage landscape. The combination of new electrode materials, electrochemical couples, and engineering advances coupled with a potential for low-cost and long-life make them attractive candidates for grid storage.

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