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The synthesis of CoS/MnCo2O4-MnO2 nanocomposites for supercapacitors and energy-saving H2 production.

CMM reports a specific capacitance of 2320F g-1 at 1 A/g as an electrode material for supercapacitor, as well as a specific capacitance of 1216F g-1 at 10 A/g. In addition, CMM's urea oxidation reaction and glycol oxidation reaction results for H2 production are also excellent. Hence, this report shows the promising practical applications of CMM nanocomposites for energy storage and H2 production that are largely unprofitable.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2022.07.126


Spatial-Interleaving Graphene Supercapacitor with High Area Energy Density and Mechanical Flexibility.

Because each microelectrode matches well with four counter microelectrodes and all 3D spatial-interleaving microelectrodes maintain the effective ions transport in the entire device, this SI-SC's liner capacitance rises with increasing device thickness. The 100 mB cm-2's thick device achieves a high specific areal capacitance of 36. 46 mF cm-2 and 5. 34 %Wh cm-2 energy density as a result.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.2c04989


Synergistic Combination of Charge Carriers and Energy-Transfer Processes in Plasmonic Photocatalysis.

Herein, we present a synthetic approach that converts two of the key physical factors driving plasmonic photocatalysis into an engineered device by optimally combining energetic charge carriers' photochemical properties and the plasmonic field enhancement inherent to the plasmonic excitation. We do so by developing hybrid photocatalysts that combine multiple plasmonic resonators in a single unit, monitoring their joint contribution through spectral separation and different surface functionalization. Our results demonstrate that the hot electron injection can be combined with an energy-transfer reaction mediated by near-field interaction, leading to a significant rise in the final photocatalytic reaction of the material and moving the field of plasmonic photocatalysis closer to energy-efficient applications. In addition, our multimodal hybrids provide a laboratory platform to investigate the two key components in energy-related fields, from hydrogen photocatalytic generation and open the door to wavelength-selective photocatalysis and novel tandem reactions.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c08685


(Meta)Genomic Analysis Reveals Diverse Energy Conservation Strategies Employed by Globally Distributed Gemmatimonadota.

In laboratory, only six representatives of Gemmatimonadota have so far been isolated and cultured. Gemmatimonadota are found in many locations around the world, according to the 16S rRNA gene analysis of our salt lake and deep-sea sediments, as well as Earth Microbiome Project samples. We retrieved 17 metagenome-assembled genomes from salt lake sediments and deep-sea sediments in this research. According to their adaptation to flourishing in a variety of habitats, Gemmatimonadota's highly expandable pangenome has been observed. The enrichment of the Na+/H+ antiporter in the SG8-23 order shows their adaptation to salty habitats. Photosystems in Gemmatimonadata have evolved in two distinct routes, showing that photosystems in Gemmatimonadota have evolved in two separate routes. The two orders differ greatly in the gene expression and phylogenetic relationship of their photosynthesis gene cluster clusters, indicating that photo systems in Gemmatimonadota have evolved in two distinct paths. IMPORTANCE The phylum Gemmatimonadota is widely distributed in several countries. In addition, gene sequence and phylogenetic examination of photosynthesis gene clusters in Gemmatimonadota provide additional insight into photosynthesis's evolutionary history.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1128/msystems.00228-22


The impact of increasing the availability of lower energy foods for home delivery and socioeconomic position: a randomized control trial examining effects on meal energy intake and later energy intake.

However, it is also unknown how many customers will be compensated for decreases in energy intake from lower energy food choices later 'compensating' for reductions in calorie intake as a result of fewer energy intake improvements, and to what extent these consequences may differ based on socioeconomic status. In participants of a higher vs. lower SEP, the aim was to investigate the effects of less widely available lower energy meal choices on immediate meal energy intake and subsequent energy intake. Adults in a within-subjects program ordered meals from a supermarket ready-meal menu with standard and enhanced availability of lower energy options. In participants from lower and higher SEP, the effects of increasing affordability of lower energy food items were similar. Increasingly available lower energy food options is expected to be an effective and equitable way to reducing energy intake, which may contribute to improved diet and population health.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114522002197


Beauty and Uncertainty as Transformative Factors: A Free Energy Principle Account of Aesthetic Diagnosis and Intervention in Gestalt Psychotherapy.

Gestalt therapy conceptualizes psychological suffering and psychotherapy as two distinct field phenomena, where unprocessed and chaotic experiences are likely to emerge and be assimilated through the patient-therapist's relationship. Drawing from field theory, Gestalt therapy views psychological distress and psychotherapy as two distinct field conditions, where unprocessed and chaotic experiences seek to emerge and be assimilated. This therapeutic approach is based on the therapist's aesthetic experience of his/her incorporation into the flow of the healing process, because the therapist's ability to provide the therapist with feedback on the assimilation of unprocessed experiences; the therapist's attention to intrinsically aesthetic diagnostic criteria can facilitate the development of rigid psychopathological fields by increasing the openness to novel experiences.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2022.906188


Energy Transition Pathways for Deep Decarbonization of the Greater Montreal Region: An Energy Optimization Framework.

Cities need a multifaceted planning approach to ensure renewable energy for the increasing demand for cities. We modeled the energy system of the Greater Montreal region in order to determine the effects of new environmental mitigation strategies on the region's energy system over a long-term period in this report. The ETEM is a long-term bottom-up energy model that gives insight into the best options for cities to produce electricity while still minimizing carbon dioxide pollution while also reducing carbon dioxide pollution. This is mainly due to replacing fossil fuels with electric-based vehicles in private and public transportation sectors; upgrading fossil fuel furnaces with electric heat pumps to satisfy heating demand in buildings; and increasing building quality by isolating walls and roofs; and replacing fossil fuel furnaces with electric heat pumps to eliminate heating demand in buildings.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103760


Distributed Renewable Energy Management: A Gap Analysis and Proposed Blockchain-Based Architecture.

The heterogeneous and decentralized nature of renewable energy sources is too much to be able to support traditional and centralized IT grid infrastructure. Blockchain technology can solve several of the associated problems. The paper also includes a set of architectural specifications for a blockchain-enable future state and a proposed hybrid architecture that incorporates blockchain technology, verifiable credentials, and smart contracts.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm15050191

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