Cubic mesoporous carbon nitride polymers with large cage-type pores for visible light photocatalysis

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5,16179-16188DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09802A, PaperBaihua Long, Yun Zheng, Lihua Lin, Khalid A. Alamry, Abdullah M. Asiri, Xinchen WangCubic mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride polymers with large cage-type pores were synthesized and exhibited superior photocatalytic activity towards hydrogen evolution.The content of this…

Potential-cycling synthesis of single Pt atoms for efficient hydrogen evolution in neutral media

Single-atom catalysts (SACs) have exhibited high activities for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrocatalysis in acidic or alkaline media, when they are used with binders on cathodes. However, to date, no SACs have been reported for the HER electrocatalysis in neutral media. Here,…

Ni/nitrogen-doped graphene nanotubes acted as a valuable tailor for remarkably enhanced hydrogen evolution performance of platinum-based catalysts

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5,16249-16254DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01240C, PaperXiaobing Bao, Jing Wang, Xu Lian, Haiyan Jin, Shiping Wang, Yong WangThe electronic interactions between Pt and [email protected] tuned the electronic properties and greatly boosted catalytic performances of the anchored Pt NPs.The content of this RSS…

Functional porous carbon nanospheres from sustainable precursors for high performance supercapacitors

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5,16263-16272DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01951C, PaperGirum Ayalneh Tiruye, David Munoz-Torrero, Thomas Berthold, Jesus Palma, Markus Antonietti, Nina Fechler, Rebeca MarcillaFunctional porous carbon nanospheres synthesized from cheap and sustainable precursors exhibited excellent properties as electrodes for supercapacitors.The content of this RSS Feed…

Highly Compressible Integrated Supercapacitor–Piezoresistance-Sensor System with CNT–PDMS Sponge for Health Monitoring

Rapid improvement of wearable electronics stimulates the demands for the matched functional devices and energy storage devices. Meanwhile, wearable microsystem requires every parts possessing high compressibility to accommodate large-scale mechanical deformations and complex conditions. In this work, a general carbon nanotube–polydimethylsiloxane (CNT–PDMS) sponge…

High-Stacking-Density, Superior-Roughness LDH Bridged with Vertically Aligned Graphene for High-Performance Asymmetric Supercapacitors

The high-performance electrode materials with tuned surface and interface structure and functionalities are highly demanded for advanced supercapacitors. A novel strategy is presented to conFigure high-stacking-density, superior-roughness nickel manganese layered double hydroxide (LDH) bridged by vertically aligned graphene (VG) with nickel foam (NF)…

Molecularly Stacking Manganese Dioxide/Titanium Carbide Sheets to Produce Highly Flexible and Conductive Film Electrodes with Improved Pseudocapacitive Performances

2D nanostructures with high surface area and flexibility are regarded as a promising building platform for flexible supercapacitors that are attracting tremendous attention due to their potential applications in various wearable technologies. Notably, although pseudocapacitive metal oxides are widely accepted as a very…

3D Orthogonal Woven Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Effective Biomechanical Energy Harvesting and as Self-Powered Active Motion Sensors

The development of wearable and large-area energy-harvesting textiles has received intensive attention due to their promising applications in next-generation wearable functional electronics. However, the limited power outputs of conventional textiles have largely hindered their development. Here, in combination with the stainless steel/polyester fiber…

Controlled Synergistic Strategy to Fabricate 3D-skeletal Hetero-nanosponges with High Performance for Flexible Energy Storage Applications

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7TA06242G, CommunicationMike Tebyetekerwa, Xingping Wang, Yongzhi Wu, Shengyuan Yang, Meifang Zhu, Seeram RamakrishnaSimple combination of electrospinning and electrospraying has previously been studied by some researchers to fabricate novel nanomaterials for energy applications in batteries and supercapacitors.…

Visible-light-enhanced power generation in microbial fuel cells coupling with 3D nitrogen-doped graphene

Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7CC04666A, CommunicationDan Guo, Rongbin Song, Haohua Shao, Jian-Rong Zhang, Jun-Jie ZhuA new visible-light-assisted microbial fuel cell composed of a three dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene self-standing sponge anode and a photoresponsive cathode has been developed for achieving multiple energy conversion…