Yinglong Lu, Minghao Liu, Ningchao Zheng, Xi He, Ruiting Hu, Ruilin Wang, Quan Zhou, and Zhuofeng Hu (✉)

With the phosphorus covered, the CO intermediates on the surface may be rapidly protonated to produce CHO* rather than being desorbed from the catalyst surface to form CO molecules, the selectivity of CO2 reduction to CH4 on TiO2 can be greatly enhanced.
Published: 15 December 2021

Yancheng Chen, Xun Yang (✉), Yuan Zhang (✉), Xuexia Chen, Junlu Sun, Zhiyang Xu, Kaiyong Li, Lin Dong, and Chongxin Shan (✉)

Absorption amplification has been realized utilizing multiple-beam interference in 20-nm Ga2O3 optical cavity. Based on the high absorption efficiency and short carrier transmission distance of ultra-thin Ga2O3, an ultra-sensitivity flexible solar-blind photodetector array is developed. The device can execute the functions of imaging, spatial distribution of light source intensity, and realtime light trajectory detection.
Published: 23 November 2021

Leijie Zhang1,§, Jian Ye1,2,§, Yi Tu1, Qingyu Wang1, Haibin Pan1, Lihui Wu1, Xusheng Zheng1 (✉), and Junfa Zhu1 (✉)

Pd nanoparticles were successfully distributed on the oxygen modified CoP2 support forming the Pd/O-CoP2 compound catalyst which exhibits advanced catalytic activity toward ammonia borane (AB) hydrolysis. The catalytic mechanism was studied systematically.
Published: 09 November 2021

Dan Wang1,§, Jun Jiang1,§, Meng-Ya Cao1, Sai-Sai Xie1, Ya-Min Li1, Li-Juan Chen1 (✉), Jun-Wei Zhao1 (✉), and Guo-Yu Yang2 (✉)

A novel pentadeca-nuclear W–Er heterometal cluster stabilizing multi-Er3+-substituted hexameric arsenotungstate was prepared for the first time and electrochemical sensing properties of its hybrid film-modified electrode were investigated.
Published: 22 November 2021

Zhenjiang Li1, Jun Dai2, Yiran Li3, Changlong Sun1, Alan Meng4, Renfei Cheng5, Jian Zhao1, Minmin Hu1 (✉), and Xiaohui Wang5 (✉)

An intercalation-deintercalation design strategy is proposed to help MXene achieve an unobstructed interlayer space for fast ion diffusion and a preferred surface with more –O termination for redox reaction, consequently leading to an improved capacitance.
Published: 22 November 2021

Yiru Ma1, Huiqi Qu4, Zhenzhen Chi1, Xiaoqiang Liu1, Yueqin Yu2, Ziyang Guo1 (✉), and Lei Wang1,3 (✉)

Highly dispersed Co-based nanoparticles encapsulated into porous N-doping carbon polyhedral with the low content of Ru modification (LRu@HDCo-NC) are designed through pyrolysis of Co/Zn zeolitic imidazole frameworks (ZIFs) containing Ru-based ligands and used as cathode for lithium (Li)-O2 batteries. LRu@HDCoNC can effectively inhibit side reactions and show superior catalytic performance which makes Li-O2 batteries display high capacity, low overpotential, and long life.
Published: 04 November 2021

Hao Sun1,§, Hua-Qing Yin1,§, Wenxiong Shi1,§, Lu-Lu Yang1, Xiang-Wei Guo1, Hong Lin1, Jiangwei Zhang2 (✉), Tong-Bu Lu1, and Zhi-Ming Zhang1 (✉)

A highly efficient single-atom catalyst Au-SA/FeOOH was facilely synthesized via deposition−precipitation process. The combination of porous metal oxide support and highly active single-atom Au can dramatically promote the activation and fixation of dinitrogen (N2) to achieve a ammonia (NH3) yield of 2,860 μg·h−1·mgAu−1 under ambient conditions.
Published: 18 November 2021

Ruixue Zhang1, Yan Chen1, Muhua Ding1, and Jie Zhao1,2 (✉)

An overview of application of heterogeneous Cu catalyst in organic transformations.
Published: 28 December 2021

Hao Tan1,§, Qianqian Ji1,§, Chao Wang1, Hengli Duan1, Yuan Kong2 (✉), Yao Wang1, Sihua Feng1, Liyang Lv1, Fengchun Hu1, Wenhua Zhang1, Wangsheng Chu1 (✉), Zhihu Sun1, and Wensheng Yan1 (✉)

Hetero-dicationic Mo4+–Mo6+ pairs offer a unique active center to efficiently activate N≡N bond with a lying-down chemisorption configuration through an asymmetrical “π back-donation” process. Operando characterizations using synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques identified the emergence of a key *N2Hy intermediate on Mo sites during NRR, which indicates that the Mo sites are active sites and the NRR process tends to follow an associative mechanism.
Published: 06 November 2021

Jian Yang1, Tianyi Wang1,2, Xin Guo2 (✉), Xiaoxue Sheng1, Jiabao Li1, Chengyin Wang1 (✉), and Guoxiu Wang2 (✉)

The free-standing and flexible Sb2S3/Ti3C2Tx anodes were fabricated via electrostatic self-assembly for high-performance sodium storage. The Ti3C2Tx MXene improves the charge transfer kinetics, inhibits the volume expansion of Sb2S3 and restrains the shuttling of polysulfides. Meanwhile, the Sb2S3 nanowires act as a capacity sponsor, which also prevent the re-stacking of Ti3C2Tx nanosheets and facilitate ion diffusion within the film electrodes.
Published: 03 November 2021