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Platinum and palladium nanotubes based on genetically engineered elastin-mimetic fusion protein-fiber templates : synthesis and application in lithium-O2 batteries
The coupling of proteins with self-assembly properties and proteins that are capable of recognizing and mineralizing specific inorganic species is a promising strategy for the synthesis of nanoscale materials with controllable ...
Ultrathin S-doped MoSe2 nanosheets for efficient hydrogen evolution
We report the synthesis of ultrathin S-doped MoSe2 nanosheets demonstrating enhanced HER catalysis with a low onset overpotential of 90 mV and a Tafel slope of 58 mV per decade. We attribute the improved catalytic effects ...
Carbon nanotube-encapsulated noble metal nanoparticle hybrid as a cathode material for Li-oxygen batteries
Although Li-oxygen batteries offer extremely high theoretical specific energy, their practical application still faces critical challenges. One of the main obstacles is the high charge overpotential caused by sluggish ...
Nanostructured metal sulfides for energy storage
Advanced electrodes with a high energy density at high power are urgently needed for high-performance energy storage devices, including lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and supercapacitors (SCs), to fulfil the requirements of ...