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Themed collection 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers

124 articles - Showing page 1 of 2
Review Article

Double D–π–A branched dyes – a new class of metal-free organic dyes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

Advantages of the double branched dyes: better fixing, higher loading density, lower aggregation tendency, longer S1 lifetime on the TiO2 surface

Graphical abstract: Double D–π–A branched dyes – a new class of metal-free organic dyes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
Review Article

Siloles in optoelectronic devices

This review covers the electronic properties of silole-based organic semiconductors and the newest developments in the field of silole-based OLEDs and OPVs.

Graphical abstract: Siloles in optoelectronic devices
Review Article

Layer-controlled two-dimensional perovskites: synthesis and optoelectronics

Solution-processed layered-controlled 2D metal halide perovskites are emerging as one of the most promising candidates for low-cost photovoltaics and optoelectronics.

Graphical abstract: Layer-controlled two-dimensional perovskites: synthesis and optoelectronics
Review Article

Host–guest composite organic microlasers

In this Review, we present the recent progress in the field of host–guest composite organic micro/nanoscale lasers, and provide our perspective on the future research interests in this area.

Graphical abstract: Host–guest composite organic microlasers
Review Article

Nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals: fundamentals, developments and perspectives

The control of light – its coupling, splitting, modulating, and filtering – is of fundamental importance for the development of advanced, life-changing technologies, which are expected to revolutionise our society in the near future.

Graphical abstract: Nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals: fundamentals, developments and perspectives
Review Article

Structure–property relationship of 4-substituted-spirobifluorenes as hosts for phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes: an overview

The aim of the present review is to report the state of the art of an emerging family of molecules, namely 4-substituted spirobifluorenes (SBFs).

Graphical abstract: Structure–property relationship of 4-substituted-spirobifluorenes as hosts for phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes: an overview
Review Article

Luminescence spectroscopy of lead-halide perovskites: materials properties and application as photovoltaic devices

This review summarizes the optical properties of lead-halide-perovskite thin films, single crystals, and solar-cell devices.

Graphical abstract: Luminescence spectroscopy of lead-halide perovskites: materials properties and application as photovoltaic devices
Review Article

Environmentally benign fabrication processes for high-performance polymeric semiconductors

This review reports on the development of polymeric semiconductors through environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, especially for transistor applications.

Graphical abstract: Environmentally benign fabrication processes for high-performance polymeric semiconductors
Review Article

Electronic properties and applications of MXenes: a theoretical review

The recent chemical exfoliation of layered MAX phase compounds to novel two-dimensional transition metal carbides and nitrides, the so-called MXenes, has brought a new opportunity to materials science and technology.

Graphical abstract: Electronic properties and applications of MXenes: a theoretical review
Review Article

Materials and devices for transparent stretchable electronics

Herein, we review recent advances in transparent stretchable electronic materials and transparent stretchable electronic devices. Some representative examples that highlight the unique optical, electrical and mechanical properties of transparent stretchable materials and devices are also discussed in detail.

Graphical abstract: Materials and devices for transparent stretchable electronics
Review Article

Conductive polymer nanocomposites: a critical review of modern advanced devices

Conductive polymer nanocomposites have found applications in advanced devices: organic light emission diodes, organic photovoltaics, electrochromic devices, and others.

Graphical abstract: Conductive polymer nanocomposites: a critical review of modern advanced devices
Communication

Large strain and strain memory effect in bismuth ferrite lead-free ceramics

An electric-field-induced strain in ferroelectric materials has extensive applications in actuators and sensors.

Graphical abstract: Large strain and strain memory effect in bismuth ferrite lead-free ceramics
Communication

Solvent-cast based metal 3D printing and secondary metallic infiltration

A metal 3D printing method combining a room temperature 3D printing and subsequent heat-treatments: sintering and secondary metallic infiltration.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-cast based metal 3D printing and secondary metallic infiltration
Communication

Polarized emission effect realized in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite nanocrystals

A polarized emission effect has been realized in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite nanocrystals with a linear polarization degree of 0.28.

Graphical abstract: Polarized emission effect realized in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite nanocrystals
Communication

Synthesis of formamidinium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals through solid–liquid–solid cation exchange

Hybrid organic–inorganic formamidinium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals can be synthesized through a solid–liquid–solid cation exchange reaction.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of formamidinium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals through solid–liquid–solid cation exchange
Communication

The excited-state intramolecular proton transfer properties of three imine-linked two-dimensional porous organic polymers

The excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) properties of three tris(N-salicylideneaniline)-based (TSA) imine-linked porous organic polymers (POPs) were investigated.

Graphical abstract: The excited-state intramolecular proton transfer properties of three imine-linked two-dimensional porous organic polymers
Communication

Catalyst-free one-step synthesis of ortho-tetraaryl perylene diimides for efficient OPV non-fullerene acceptors

We report the regioselective ortho-functionalization of PDI with aryl Grignard reagents. OPVs with these non-fullerene acceptors showed PCEs up to 5%, the highest reported for an acceptor with a single PDI core.

Graphical abstract: Catalyst-free one-step synthesis of ortho-tetraaryl perylene diimides for efficient OPV non-fullerene acceptors
Communication

Enhancing field-effect mobility and maintaining solid-state emission by incorporating 2,6-diphenyl substitution to 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene

2,6-Diphenyl-9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene demonstrates improved mobility and comparable solid-state emission compared with 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene, suggesting it could be a new and better integrated optoelectronic organic semiconductor.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing field-effect mobility and maintaining solid-state emission by incorporating 2,6-diphenyl substitution to 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene
Communication

Narrowband spectrally selective near-infrared photodetector based on up-conversion nanoparticles used in a 2D hybrid device

A hybrid (NaYF4:Yb/Er@NaYF4:Nd/Yb)/MoS2 device structure is proposed to realize narrow spectral window photodetection in the near-infrared region.

Graphical abstract: Narrowband spectrally selective near-infrared photodetector based on up-conversion nanoparticles used in a 2D hybrid device
Communication

Colour tuning via crystalline site-selected energy transfer in a Sr2SiO4:Eu2+,Pr3+ phosphor

An alternative way to design new luminescent materials based on a site-selected energy transfer mechanism using high precision control of dopants.

Graphical abstract: Colour tuning via crystalline site-selected energy transfer in a Sr2SiO4:Eu2+,Pr3+ phosphor
Communication

Superbenzene-bridged bis(permethyl-β-cyclodextrin) as a convenient and effective probe for trinitrophenol exploder

Superbenzene-bridged bis(permethyl-β-cyclodextrin) as a convenient and effective probe for trinitrophenol exploder.

Graphical abstract: Superbenzene-bridged bis(permethyl-β-cyclodextrin) as a convenient and effective probe for trinitrophenol exploder
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Tracking the maximum power point of hysteretic perovskite solar cells using a predictive algorithm

Paper

Optical properties of Mn2+ doped cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals via a cation–anion co-substitution exchange reaction

The emission colors of cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) can be controlled by dynamic ion exchange and Mn2+ doping.

Graphical abstract: Optical properties of Mn2+ doped cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals via a cation–anion co-substitution exchange reaction
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Solution-processed metal oxide arrays using femtosecond laser ablation and annealing for thin-film transistors

A femtosecond laser is proposed to pattern and anneal a metal oxide layer for simple fabrication of metal oxide thin-film transistor arrays.

Graphical abstract: Solution-processed metal oxide arrays using femtosecond laser ablation and annealing for thin-film transistors
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Room-temperature synthesis and optimized photoluminescence of a novel red phosphor NaKSnF6:Mn4+ for application in warm WLEDs

A novel red fluoride phosphor NKSF:Mn was obtained at room temperature by controlling the ratio of NaF to KF. The chromaticity coordinates of phosphor NKSF:Mn are very close to the CIE coordinates of ideal red ascribed to the contribution of particularly strong zero-phonon lines.

Graphical abstract: Room-temperature synthesis and optimized photoluminescence of a novel red phosphor NaKSnF6:Mn4+ for application in warm WLEDs
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Inverting substitution patterns on amphiphilic cyclodextrins induces unprecedented formation of hexagonal columnar superstructures

Inverting the substitution patterns of amphiphilic cyclodextrins has uncovered their unprecedented abilities to form hexagonal columnar mesophases.

Graphical abstract: Inverting substitution patterns on amphiphilic cyclodextrins induces unprecedented formation of hexagonal columnar superstructures
Paper

(2-methylpiperidine)PbI3: an ABX3-type organic-inorganic hybrid chain compound and its semiconductive nanowires with photoconductive performances

Paper

Sb-doped ZnO Microwires: Emitting Filament and Homojunction Light-emitting Diodes

Paper

Intrinsic magnetism and electronic structure of graphene-like Be3C2 nanoribbons and their Si, Ge analogues: a computational study

Utilizing first-principles calculations, we perform a systematic study on the electronic and magnetic properties of recently proposed graphene-like Be3C2 nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Intrinsic magnetism and electronic structure of graphene-like Be3C2 nanoribbons and their Si, Ge analogues: a computational study
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Crack-based Nickel@Graphene Wrapped Polyurethane Sponge Ternary Hybrid by Electrodeposition for Highly Sensitive Wearable Strain Sensor

Paper

Enhanced Electronic Transport in Fe3+-doped TiO2 for High Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

Paper

A highly-distorted octahedron with a C2v group symmetry inducing an ultra-intense zero phonon line in Mn4+-activated oxyfluoride Na2WO2F4

A novel Na2WO2F4:Mn4+ red-emitting phosphor, exhibiting an ultra-intense zero phonon line at 620 nm, is demonstrated to be promising for LED lightings and displays.

Graphical abstract: A highly-distorted octahedron with a C2v group symmetry inducing an ultra-intense zero phonon line in Mn4+-activated oxyfluoride Na2WO2F4
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Towards environmentally stable solution-processed oxide thin-film transistors: a rare-metal-free oxide-based semiconductor/insulator heterostructure and chemically stable multi-stacking

ZTO/Al2O3 heterostructure and chemically stable sol–gel multi-stacking method are proposed for practical solution-processed oxide TFTs.

Graphical abstract: Towards environmentally stable solution-processed oxide thin-film transistors: a rare-metal-free oxide-based semiconductor/insulator heterostructure and chemically stable multi-stacking
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Towards outstanding dielectric consumption derived from designing one-dimensional mesoporous MoO2/C hybrid heteronanowires

1D mesoporous MoO2/C hybrid heteronanowires were designed for outstanding dielectric loss properties.

Graphical abstract: Towards outstanding dielectric consumption derived from designing one-dimensional mesoporous MoO2/C hybrid heteronanowires
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Facile synthesis of monodisperse YAG:Ce3+ microspheres with high quantum yield via an epoxide-driven sol–gel route

Monodisperse YAG:Ce3+ microspheres have been synthesized through a fast epoxide-driven sol–gel route and subsequent heat treatment under a reducing atmosphere. The luminescence quantum yield of the 6 mol% Ce3+ ion doped YAG microspheres was more than 90%.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of monodisperse YAG:Ce3+ microspheres with high quantum yield via an epoxide-driven sol–gel route
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A strong and tough polymer–carbon nanotube film for flexible and efficient electromagnetic interference shielding

A strong and tough CNT-NR film with excellent EMI SE (44.7 dB@250 μm) is realized.

Graphical abstract: A strong and tough polymer–carbon nanotube film for flexible and efficient electromagnetic interference shielding
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Monolithic Bi1.5Sb0.5Te3 ternary alloys with a periodic 3D nanostructure for enhancing thermoelectric performance

We newly propose a periodic 3D nanostructure to reduce the thermal conductivity of Bi1.5Sb0.5Te3 ternary alloys, which results in a greatly enhanced figure of merit (>50%).

Graphical abstract: Monolithic Bi1.5Sb0.5Te3 ternary alloys with a periodic 3D nanostructure for enhancing thermoelectric performance
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Structural evolutions and significantly reduced thermal degradation of red-emitting Sr2Si5N8:Eu2+via carbon doping

Carbon-doping in Sr2Si5N8:Eu2+ results in enhanced reduction of Eu3+ and the covalence of Eu–(N,C) bonds, finally leading to enhanced thermal degradation.

Graphical abstract: Structural evolutions and significantly reduced thermal degradation of red-emitting Sr2Si5N8:Eu2+via carbon doping
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Flash-evaporated small molecule films toward low-cost and flexible organic light-emitting diodes

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Composite materials combining multiple luminescent MOFs and superparamagnetic microparticles for ratiometric water detection

Luminescent MOFs and superparamagnetic particles form multifunctional composites suitable for ratiometric sensing in liquids by magnetic harvesting and PL read-outs.

Graphical abstract: Composite materials combining multiple luminescent MOFs and superparamagnetic microparticles for ratiometric water detection
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Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of High-Quality All-Inorganic CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Perovskite Nanocrystals and the Application in Light Emitting Diode

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Triphenylamine Derivatives: Different Molecular Packing, and the Corresponding Mechanoluminescent or Mechanochromism Property

Paper

Polarization manipulated all-optical cross-wavelength data inversion in C-rich SiCx micro-ring

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Stable narrowband red phosphor K3GaF6:Mn4+ derived from hydrous K2GaF5(H2O) and K2MnF6

We synthesize a new hydrous single crystal, K2GaF5(H2O), and induce it to convert into stable moisture-proof phosphor K3GaF6:Mn4+ for warm WLED applications by rapidly adding K2MnF6 into its co-precipitate reaction system.

Graphical abstract: Stable narrowband red phosphor K3GaF6:Mn4+ derived from hydrous K2GaF5(H2O) and K2MnF6
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Extra long electron–hole diffusion lengths in CH3NH3PbI3−xClx perovskite single crystals

Both trap-state densities and energy levels affect carrier transfer, resulting in a maximum diffusion length of 380 μm in CH3NH3PbI3−xClx (x = 0.005).

Graphical abstract: Extra long electron–hole diffusion lengths in CH3NH3PbI3−xClx perovskite single crystals
Open Access Paper

Intermolecular states in organic dye dispersions: excimers vs. aggregates

Efficient energy transfer in dispersed films of organic dyes to dark excimer sites and highly emissive J-coupled dimers.

Graphical abstract: Intermolecular states in organic dye dispersions: excimers vs. aggregates
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An oxidation-induced fluorescence turn-on approach for non-luminescent flexible polyimide films

To develop stimuli-responsive polymers with highly comprehensive properties, sulfide-containing polyimides with relatively simple structures were designed and synthesized.

Graphical abstract: An oxidation-induced fluorescence turn-on approach for non-luminescent flexible polyimide films
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Heating-induced negative temperature coefficient effect in conductive graphene/polymer ternary nanocomposites with a segregated and double-percolated structure

A NTC effect has been developed upon heating in a ternary graphene/PA6/UHMWPE composite with a segregated and double-percolated structure.

Graphical abstract: Heating-induced negative temperature coefficient effect in conductive graphene/polymer ternary nanocomposites with a segregated and double-percolated structure
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Singlet fission in thin films of metallo-supramolecular polymers with ditopic thiophene-bridged terpyridine ligands

Ultrafast singlet exciton fission in thin solid films after UV laser photoexcitation was observed using transient absorption spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Singlet fission in thin films of metallo-supramolecular polymers with ditopic thiophene-bridged terpyridine ligands
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High-performance wide-bandgap copolymers based on indacenodithiophene and indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene units

We demonstrated the synthesis and characterization of two polymers, IDT-T1 and IDTT-T1, to investigate the effect of extending the π-conjugation length on the properties of the copolymers.

Graphical abstract: High-performance wide-bandgap copolymers based on indacenodithiophene and indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene units
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A systematic study on effects of precursors and solvents for optimization of solution-processed oxide semiconductor thin-film transistors

Here we report a systematic study on the effects of precursors and solvents in solution-processed oxide semiconductor thin film transistors.

Graphical abstract: A systematic study on effects of precursors and solvents for optimization of solution-processed oxide semiconductor thin-film transistors
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Crystal structure and electron transition underlying photoluminescence of methylammonium lead bromide perovskites

A clear insight into the crystal phase related emission mechanism is demonstrated in MAPbBr3.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure and electron transition underlying photoluminescence of methylammonium lead bromide perovskites
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Dithienylbenzodiimide: a new electron-deficient unit for n-type polymer semiconductors

A novel imide-functionalized dithienylbenzodiimide was synthesized and incorporated into polymer semiconductors, which exhibit low-lying FMOs and substantial electron mobilities.

Graphical abstract: Dithienylbenzodiimide: a new electron-deficient unit for n-type polymer semiconductors
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Electromagnetic wave absorption properties of a carbon nanotube modified by a tetrapyridinoporphyrazine interface layer

The CoTAP impedance matching layer is assembled on the surface of CNTs, which can enhance EM absorption and decrease surface reflection.

Graphical abstract: Electromagnetic wave absorption properties of a carbon nanotube modified by a tetrapyridinoporphyrazine interface layer
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Thermally stable KxCs1−xAlSi2O6:Eu2+ phosphors and their photoluminescence tuning

The structures and photoluminescence tuning of Eu2+-doped KxCs1−xAlSi2O6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.6) phosphors with abnormal thermal quenching behavior have been investigated.

Graphical abstract: Thermally stable KxCs1−xAlSi2O6:Eu2+ phosphors and their photoluminescence tuning
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New amphiphilic materials showing the lyotropic analogue to the thermotropic smectic C* liquid crystal phase

Two new examples of the lyotropic analog to the thermotropic ferroelectric SmC* phase were found recently.

Graphical abstract: New amphiphilic materials showing the lyotropic analogue to the thermotropic smectic C* liquid crystal phase
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Controlling the assembly and spin transport of tetrathiafulvalene carboxylate coated iron oxide nanoparticles

The transport mechanism and magnetoresistance of tetrathiafulvalene-carboxylate-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticle assemblies are finely tuned using controlled ligand engineering, solvent-polarity and NP assembly patterns.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the assembly and spin transport of tetrathiafulvalene carboxylate coated iron oxide nanoparticles
Paper

Development of benzylidene-methyloxazolone based AIEgens and decipherment of their working mechanism

Novel AIE functional materials were developed based on benzylidene-methyloxazolone (BMO), an analogue of GFP luminophores, and their AIE working mechanism was deciphered.

Graphical abstract: Development of benzylidene-methyloxazolone based AIEgens and decipherment of their working mechanism
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Advanced encryption based on fluorescence quenching of ZnO nanoparticles

This paper presents a simple strategy for advanced encryption based on the fluorescence quenching of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) by acid and copper ions.

Graphical abstract: Advanced encryption based on fluorescence quenching of ZnO nanoparticles
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Fast and slow integrated single-molecule dual dielectric switch based on a crystal/flexible thin film

We report the highly-integrated intelligent dual dielectric switches that serving for temperature-adjustable multifunctional device.

Graphical abstract: Fast and slow integrated single-molecule dual dielectric switch based on a crystal/flexible thin film
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Tunable electromagnetic shielding properties of conductive poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Ni chain composite films with negative permittivity

In this study, we fabricated various poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/Ni-chain composites with different Ni contents using the solution processing and compression molding method.

Graphical abstract: Tunable electromagnetic shielding properties of conductive poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Ni chain composite films with negative permittivity
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Patterned films from exfoliated two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides assembled at a liquid–liquid interface

We present a facile method for controlled and patterned deposition of large area films made of exfoliated transition metal dichalcogenides.

Graphical abstract: Patterned films from exfoliated two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides assembled at a liquid–liquid interface
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One-step synthesis and self-assembly of a luminescent sponge-like network of gold nanoparticles with high absorption capacity

One-step strategy to fabricate a luminescent sponge-like network of AuNPs with a high capacity for heavy metal ion absorption.

Graphical abstract: One-step synthesis and self-assembly of a luminescent sponge-like network of gold nanoparticles with high absorption capacity
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Liquid crystalline phases from polymer functionalized ferri-magnetic Fe3O4 nanorods

LC-phases from ferrimagnetic nanoparticles formed due to their anisotropy of form, and they can be modified using external magnetic fields.

Graphical abstract: Liquid crystalline phases from polymer functionalized ferri-magnetic Fe3O4 nanorods
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Multi-functional polyimides containing tetraphenyl fluorene moieties: fluorescence and resistive switching behaviors

A tetraphenyl fluorene (TPF) moiety in the polyimide main chain or in the side chain has a remarkable impact on the resistive switching behaviors and fluorescence properties of the polymers.

Graphical abstract: Multi-functional polyimides containing tetraphenyl fluorene moieties: fluorescence and resistive switching behaviors
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A self-aligned high resolution patterning process for large area printed electronics

A facile and high resolution self-aligned patterning process compatible with directional coating processes is reported for manufacturing printed electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: A self-aligned high resolution patterning process for large area printed electronics
Paper

Sc3+-induced morphology, phase structure, and upconversion luminescence evolution of YF3:Yb/Er nanocrystals

The comprehensive studies of Sc3+-induced morphology, phase structure, and upconversion luminescence modulation of YF3:Yb/Er nanocrystals have been reported.

Graphical abstract: Sc3+-induced morphology, phase structure, and upconversion luminescence evolution of YF3:Yb/Er nanocrystals
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Charge-transfer complexes of dinuclear ruthenium compounds/polyoxometalates for multistate electrochromism covering ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared region

Novel charge-transfer electrostatic complexes between the anionic polyoxometalates and cationic dinuclear ruthenium compounds display the full absorption covering ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared region.

Graphical abstract: Charge-transfer complexes of dinuclear ruthenium compounds/polyoxometalates for multistate electrochromism covering ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared region
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Synthesis of poly(vinylidene fluoride–trifluoroethylene) via a controlled silyl radical reduction of poly(vinylidene fluoride–chlorotrifluoroethylene)

An environmentally friendly, controlled and metal-free process to synthesize P(VDF–TrFE) from P(VDF–CTFE) is successfully developed with tris(trimethylsilyl)silane.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of poly(vinylidene fluoride–trifluoroethylene) via a controlled silyl radical reduction of poly(vinylidene fluoride–chlorotrifluoroethylene)
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Facile synthesis, morphology and photoluminescence of a novel red fluoride nanophosphor K2NaAlF6:Mn4+

A novel red-emitting fluoride phosphor, K2NaAlF6:Mn4+, with nanoscale particle size was synthesized via a cation exchange route.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis, morphology and photoluminescence of a novel red fluoride nanophosphor K2NaAlF6:Mn4+
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This on-going web collection features all the articles published inJournal of Materials Chemistry C in 2017 marked as HOT, as recommended by referees.  Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured!

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