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    Multimetal oxyhydroxides are among the most active catalysts for alkaline water oxidation, but tuning their properties remains a challenge. Now, the performance of NiFe- and FeCo-based catalysts is optimized with the incorporation of high-valence modulator metals, which shifts the active metals towards lower valence states and enables lower overpotentials.

    • Bo Zhang
    • , Lie Wang
    • , Zhen Cao
    • , Sergey M. Kozlov
    • , F. Pelayo García de Arquer
    • , Cao Thang Dinh
    • , Jun Li
    • , Ziyun Wang
    • , Xueli Zheng
    • , Longsheng Zhang
    • , Yunzhou Wen
    • , Oleksandr Voznyy
    • , Riccardo Comin
    • , Phil De Luna
    • , Tom Regier
    • , Wenli Bi
    • , E. Ercan Alp
    • , Chih-Wen Pao
    • , Lirong Zheng
    • , Yongfeng Hu
    • , Yujin Ji
    • , Youyong Li
    • , Ye Zhang
    • , Luigi Cavallo
    • , Huisheng Peng
    •  & Edward H. Sargent
  • Research
    | Open Access

    Alloy systems like Si/FeSi2 nano composites have great potential as stable anode materials in Li-ion batteries, but their characterization at different scales and throughout their ageing remains challenging. Here the authors use scattering and 2D/3D imaging techniques combined with modeling to elucidate morphology changes upon cycling of the anode.

    • Thomas Vorauer
    • , Praveen Kumar
    • , Christopher L. Berhaut
    • , Fereshteh F. Chamasemani
    • , Pierre-Henri Jouneau
    • , David Aradilla
    • , Samuel Tardif
    • , Stephanie Pouget
    • , Bernd Fuchsbichler
    • , Lukas Helfen
    • , Selcuk Atalay
    • , Widanalage D. Widanage
    • , Stefan Koller
    • , Sandrine Lyonnard
    •  & Roland Brunner
  • Research
    | Open Access

    Efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation relies on highly choreographed delivery of protons and electrons to the reaction site such that they arrive just in time. Here, authors show that proton transport can be controlled by light with the photobase effect to increase H2 generation rate.

    • Jiawen Fang
    • , Tushar Debnath
    • , Santanu Bhattacharyya
    • , Markus Döblinger
    • , Jochen Feldmann
    •  & Jacek K. Stolarczyk
  • Research
    | Open Access

    Driven by recent improvement in efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells, the next step toward commercialisation is upscaling. Here, the authors demonstrate pilot-scale fully roll-to-roll manufacturing of flexible perovskite solar cells through gravure-printing and antisolvent bathing.

    • Young Yun Kim
    • , Tae-Youl Yang
    • , Riikka Suhonen
    • , Antti Kemppainen
    • , Kyeongil Hwang
    • , Nam Joong Jeon
    •  & Jangwon Seo
  • Research |

    The valorisation of plastic waste is highly desirable from an environmental perspective but generally yields low-value products. Now a method is disclosed to deconstruct plastic feedstocks into high-value hydrogen and carbon materials by means of an iron-based catalyst under microwave irradiation.

    • Xiangyu Jie
    • , Weisong Li
    • , Daniel Slocombe
    • , Yige Gao
    • , Ira Banerjee
    • , Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes
    • , Benzhen Yao
    • , Hamid AlMegren
    • , Saeed Alshihri
    • , Jonathan Dilworth
    • , John Thomas
    • , Tiancun Xiao
    •  & Peter Edwards

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