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Nanohoneycomb-like strongly coupled CoMoO4 -3D graphene hybird electrodes are synthesized for supercapacitors which exhibit excellent specific capacitance and superior long-term cycle stability. The supercapacitor device can power a 5 mm-diameter LED efficiently for more than 3 min with a charging time of only 2 s, and shows high energy densities and good(More)
The development of new rechargeable battery systems could fuel various energy applications, from personal electronics to grid storage. Rechargeable aluminium-based batteries offer the possibilities of low cost and low flammability, together with three-electron-redox properties leading to high capacity. However, research efforts over the past 30 years have(More)
A high-efficiency photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) should combine the advantageous features of fast electron transport, slow interfacial electron recombination and large specific surface area. However, these three requirements usually cannot be achieved simultaneously in the present state-of-the-art research. Here we report a simple(More)
The rising H2 economy demands active and durable electrocatalysts based on low-cost, earth-abundant materials for water electrolysis/photolysis. Here we report nanoscale Ni metal cores over-coated by a Cr2 O3 -blended NiO layer synthesized on metallic foam substrates. The Ni@NiO/Cr2 O3 triphase material exhibits superior activity and stability similar to Pt(More)
SnO2 is a promising high-capacity anode material for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), but it usually exhibits poor cycling stability due to its huge volume variation during the lithium uptake and release process. In this work, SnO2 nanofibers and nanotubes with highly porous (HPNFs, HPNTs) structure have been synthesized by a facile emulsion electrospinning(More)
Carbonaceous materials as anodes usually exhibit low capacity for lithium ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium ion batteries (SIBs). Oxygen-doped carbonaceous materials have the potential of high capacity and super rate performance. However, up to now, the reported oxygen-doped carbonaceous materials usually exhibit inferior electrochemical performance. To(More)
Development of electrode materials with high capability and long cycle life are central issues for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Here, we report an architecture of three-dimensional (3D) flexible silicon and graphene/carbon nanofibers (FSiGCNFs) with atomic-scale control of the expansion space as the binder-free anode for flexible LIBs. The FSiGCNFs with Si(More)
A novel method is reported of producing nanofibers/nanotubes (measuring from tens of nanometres to several hundreds of nanometres) containing living cells, mechanically and with ultrahigh speed and at low cost. High-pressure gas was used to extrude viscous precursors through a spray with micron-sized holes into air. The sprayed micro-sized droplets had high(More)