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Grafted MXene Assisted Bifunctional Hydrogel for Stable and Highly Sensitive Self‐Powered Fibrous System

  •  21 February 2024

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A bifunctional hydrogel with high Zn2+ conductivity and rich hydrogen bonds is simultaneously used for both highly sensitive strain sensor and stable electrolyte of Zn-ion battery. The sensor and battery are further integrated into a self-powered fibrous sensing system, which shows stability and high sensitivity for human motion monitoring and ball motion detection.

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Plasmonic Au3Cu Ordered Nanocrystals Induced Phase Transformation in 2D-MoS2 for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution

  •  21 February 2024

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This work presents a plasmonic-hot-electron-induced enhanced large-area phase transformation (2H to 1T) in atomically thin 2D-MoS2 via Au3Cu-ordered alloy nanostructures for hydrogen evolution. A drastic increase in the photoelectrocatalytic activities of Au3Cu/MoS2 is observed due to enhanced LSPR-based metallic phase transformation in MoS2 with increased surface charge density, lowering of work function, and shift of valence band edge.

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Thermally Activated Photochromism: Realizing Temperature‐Gated Triphenylethylene Photochromic Materials

  •  21 February 2024

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Developing gated photochromic in organic molecules has tremendous application potential in many fields. Here, a series of triphenylethylene derivatives is successfully developed to realize thermally activated photochromism by efficiently manipulating the intermolecular interactions. With this progress, a suggestive molecular designing strategy is provided to achieve next-generation functionalized photochromic materials toward widespread applications in material science fields.

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Near‐Unity Quantum Yield ZnSeTe Quantum Dots Enabled by Controlling Shell Growth for Efficient Deep‐Blue Light‐Emitting Diodes

  •  21 February 2024

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A stepwise injection (SI) shell growth process is devised to control the uniform epitaxial growth of ZnSe/ZnS shells on the ZnSeTe core. The synthesized ZnSeTe/ZnSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) achieve near-unity photoluminescence quantum yield. The deep blue light-emitting diodes based on the QDs exhibit a high external quantum efficiency of 10.9% and a maximum brightness of 10240 cd cm−2.

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Heteroatom Engineering of a Dibenzo[g,p]Chrysene‐Based Hole Transporting Material Provides High‐Performance Perovskite Solar Cells

  •  21 February 2024

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A novel dibenzo[g,p]chrysene-based HTM is synthesized with peripheral methoxy- and methylthio-groups, which endow them with appropriate energy levels, high-hole mobility, and enhanced interfacial interactions. This results in a remarkable certified power conversion efficiency of 24.89% for n-i-p devices. The larger-scale PSC (1.0 cm2) and module (29.0 cm2) yield PCEs of 23.57 and 20.22%, respectively.

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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.

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.

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.

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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