Progress of mof-derived functional materials toward industrialization in solar cells and metal-air batteries

Mohamed Elhousseini Hilal, Abdelkhalk Aboulouard, Abdul Rehman Akbar, Hussein A. Younus, Nesrin Horzum, Francis Verpoort

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The cutting-edge photovoltaic cells are an indispensable part of the ongoing progress of earth-friendly plans for daily life energy consumption. However, the continuous electrical demand that extends to the nighttime requires a prior deployment of efficient real-time storage systems. In this regard, metal-air batteries have presented themselves as the most suitable candidates for solar energy storage, combining extra lightweight with higher power outputs and promises of longer life cycles. Scientific research over non-precious functional catalysts has always been the milestone and still contributing significantly to exploring new advanced materials and moderating the cost of both complementary technologies. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-derived functional materials have found their way to the application as storage and conversion materials, owing to their structural variety, porous advantages, as well as the tunability and high reactivity. In this review, we provide a detailed overview of the latest progress of MOF-based materials operating in metal-air batteries and photovoltaic cells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number897
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Catalysts
  • Energy
  • Energy storage
  • Metal organic frameworks
  • Metal-air battery
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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