Materials for energy and catalysis

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Materials for energy and catalysis are materials with electrochemical properties that makes them suitable for use in energy storage applications, such as batteries, and electrocatalysts.

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    Simplified device concepts may become important for the development of low cost photovoltaics. Lin et al. report solar cells based on interdigitated gold back-contacts and metal halide perovskites where charge extraction is assisted via a dipole field generated by self-assembled molecular monolayers.

    • Xiongfeng Lin
    • , Askhat N. Jumabekov
    • , Niraj N. Lal
    • , Alexander R. Pascoe
    • , Daniel E. Gómez
    • , Noel W. Duffy
    • , Anthony S. R. Chesman
    • , Kallista Sears
    • , Maxime Fournier
    • , Yupeng Zhang
    • , Qiaoliang Bao
    • , Yi-Bing Cheng
    • , Leone Spiccia
    •  & Udo Bach
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    Diffusion plays an important role in sintering, damage tolerance and transport. Here authors perform classical and accelerated molecular dynamics simulations of vacancy-mediated cation diffusion in Gd2Ti2O7 pyrochlore and report non-monotonic evolution of cation diffusivity.

    • Romain Perriot
    • , Blas P. Uberuaga
    • , Richard J. Zamora
    • , Danny Perez
    •  & Arthur F. Voter
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    Water is usually not favorable in high-voltage window aprotic electrolytes. Here the authors discover some lithium titanate hydrates that allow superior power rate and ultralong cycle life in aprotic electrolytes.

    • Shitong Wang
    • , Wei Quan
    • , Zhi Zhu
    • , Yong Yang
    • , Qi Liu
    • , Yang Ren
    • , Xiaoyi Zhang
    • , Rui Xu
    • , Ye Hong
    • , Zhongtai Zhang
    • , Khalil Amine
    • , Zilong Tang
    • , Jun Lu
    •  & Ju Li
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    The structure of ionic liquids under confinement is not well understood and hinders their widespread use for applications. Convincing evidence of partial breaking of Coulombic ordering of ions confined in subnanometre carbon pores is now provided.

    • Ryusuke Futamura
    • , Taku Iiyama
    • , Yuma Takasaki
    • , Yury Gogotsi
    • , Mark J. Biggs
    • , Mathieu Salanne
    • , Julie Ségalini
    • , Patrice Simon
    •  & Katsumi Kaneko
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    Compared to monovalent lithium or sodium ions, the reversible insertion of multivalent ions into battery electrodes has proved challenging. An aliovalent doping strategy involving reversible Mg2+ and Al3+ insertion in anatase TiO2 is now reported.

    • Toshinari Koketsu
    • , Jiwei Ma
    • , Benjamin J. Morgan
    • , Monique Body
    • , Christophe Legein
    • , Walid Dachraoui
    • , Mattia Giannini
    • , Arnaud Demortière
    • , Mathieu Salanne
    • , François Dardoize
    • , Henri Groult
    • , Olaf J. Borkiewicz
    • , Karena W. Chapman
    • , Peter Strasser
    •  & Damien Dambournet

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