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Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles: Contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2017 Issue

Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles contributors to the Emerging Investigators issue.

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The rise of organic magnetoresistance: materials and challenges

This paper provides a brief review of recent progress regarding the magnetoresistive effect observed in organic semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: The rise of organic magnetoresistance: materials and challenges
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

Beyond traditional light-emitting electrochemical cells – a review of new device designs and emitters

This review provides a general overview about the definition, history and mechanism, as well as in depth summary of new emitters and designs for LECs.

Graphical abstract: Beyond traditional light-emitting electrochemical cells – a review of new device designs and emitters
Review Article

Light-directed growth of metal and semiconductor nanostructures

This Review article explores the use of illumination to direct the growth of metal and semiconductor nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Light-directed growth of metal and semiconductor nanostructures
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
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
Open Access Paper

Infrared electrochromic conducting polymer devices

Metal-free, flexible infrared electrochromic devices were fabricated using PEDOT:Tos as both the electrochromic and the electrode material, enabling modulation of the devices' infrared signature and their effective temperature as seen by a thermal camera. In addition to evaluating the practical suitability of these devices, we report a detailed investigation of the thin film spectroscopic properties.

Graphical abstract: Infrared electrochromic conducting polymer devices
Open Access Paper

Matching precursor kinetics to afford a more robust CVD chemistry: a case study of the C chemistry for silicon carbide using SiF4 as Si precursor

We show by a combination of experiments and gas phase kinetics modeling that the combinations of precursors with the most well-matched gas phase chemistry kinetics gives the largest area of homoepitaxial growth of SiC.

Graphical abstract: Matching precursor kinetics to afford a more robust CVD chemistry: a case study of the C chemistry for silicon carbide using SiF4 as Si precursor
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To probe the performance of perovskite memory devices: defects property and hysteresis

A hybrid perovskite memory device with a decent set voltage has been successfully demonstrated, and the performance was correlated to the defect density and hysteresis-index of different perovskite films.

Graphical abstract: To probe the performance of perovskite memory devices: defects property and hysteresis
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Patterning and fluorescence tuning of quantum dots with haptic-interfaced bubble printing

Sub-micron resolution patterning and fluorescence tuning of CdSe/CdS quantum dots using haptic-interfaced bubble printing (HIBP) is reported.

Graphical abstract: Patterning and fluorescence tuning of quantum dots with haptic-interfaced bubble printing
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Ladder-type oligo(p-phenylene)s with D–π–A architectures: design, synthesis, optical gain properties, and stabilized amplified spontaneous emission

A novel family of D–π–A ladder-type oligo(p-phenylene)s with promising optoelectronic properties have been explored as gain media for organic lasers.

Graphical abstract: Ladder-type oligo(p-phenylene)s with D–π–A architectures: design, synthesis, optical gain properties, and stabilized amplified spontaneous emission
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Non-conventional synthesis and magnetic properties of MAX phases (Cr/Mn)2AlC and (Cr/Fe)2AlC

Mn- and Fe-doping of bulk MAX phase Cr2AlC was achieved by microwave heating and spark plasma sintering and non-trivial magnetism is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Non-conventional synthesis and magnetic properties of MAX phases (Cr/Mn)2AlC and (Cr/Fe)2AlC
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Vapor phase organic chemistry to deposit conjugated polymer films on arbitrary substrates

Coating textured, high surface area substrates, such as paper and textiles, with conjugated polymer films is challenging.

Graphical abstract: Vapor phase organic chemistry to deposit conjugated polymer films on arbitrary substrates
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Structural design principles for low hole effective mass s-orbital-based p-type oxides

We demonstrate through first principles computations how the metal–oxygen–metal angle directly drives the hole effective mass (thus the carrier mobility) in p-type s-orbital-based oxides.

Graphical abstract: Structural design principles for low hole effective mass s-orbital-based p-type oxides
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Beyond binary: optical data storage with 0, 1, 2, and 3 in polymer films

The evergrowing amount of data created and collected is met with the increased need to store this data. By using a quaternary instead of binary code, data storage capabilities are vastly improved.

Graphical abstract: Beyond binary: optical data storage with 0, 1, 2, and 3 in polymer films
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Triblock near-infrared fluorescent polymer semiconductor nanoparticles for targeted imaging

Self-assembled nanoparticles of triblock copolymers incorporating a NIR-emitting fluorophore and folic acid specifically label folate receptor-positive cells.

Graphical abstract: Triblock near-infrared fluorescent polymer semiconductor nanoparticles for targeted imaging
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The impact of aggregation on the p-doping kinetics of poly(3-hexylthiophene)

P3HT nanowhiskers are p-doped by F4-TCNQ faster than solubilized P3HT chains in toluene because of their highly ordered molecular packing.

Graphical abstract: The impact of aggregation on the p-doping kinetics of poly(3-hexylthiophene)
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Charge carrier concentration dependence of ultrafast plasmonic relaxation in conducting metal oxide nanocrystals

The tunability of the localized surface plasmon resonances of doped metal oxides also impact their thermal relaxation.

Graphical abstract: Charge carrier concentration dependence of ultrafast plasmonic relaxation in conducting metal oxide nanocrystals
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An oligocarbazole-encapsulated heteroleptic red iridium complex for solution-processed nondoped phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes with over 10% external quantum efficiency

By fully encapsulating the heteroleptic red Ir complex with carbazole dendrons, solution-processed nondoped electrophosphorescent devices reveal over 10% EQE.

Graphical abstract: An oligocarbazole-encapsulated heteroleptic red iridium complex for solution-processed nondoped phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes with over 10% external quantum efficiency
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Adsorption-controlled growth and the influence of stoichiometry on electronic transport in hybrid molecular beam epitaxy-grown BaSnO3 films

Adsorption-controlled growth and strong charge compensation accompanied by decreased electron mobility due to cation non-stoichiometry was discovered in epitaxial BaSnO3 films using a hybrid MBE approach.

Graphical abstract: Adsorption-controlled growth and the influence of stoichiometry on electronic transport in hybrid molecular beam epitaxy-grown BaSnO3 films
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An enhanced Seebeck coefficient and high thermoelectric performance in p-type In and Mg co-doped Sn1−xPbxTe via the co-adjuvant effect of the resonance level and heavy hole valence band

Remarkable enhancement of the Seebeck coefficient of an Sn rich Sn1−xPbxTe system due to the synergistic effect of resonance level formation and valence band convergence.

Graphical abstract: An enhanced Seebeck coefficient and high thermoelectric performance in p-type In and Mg co-doped Sn1−xPbxTe via the co-adjuvant effect of the resonance level and heavy hole valence band
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Dynamic nature of excited states of donor–acceptor TADF materials for OLEDs: how theory can reveal structure–property relationships

In a theoretical study, we characterized the nature of the key excited states involved in the TADF process of donor–acceptor compounds and showed that light emission is enhanced by dynamic fluctuations of the donor–acceptor torsion resulting from flat torsional potentials.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic nature of excited states of donor–acceptor TADF materials for OLEDs: how theory can reveal structure–property relationships
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In situ identification of kinetic factors that expedite inorganic crystal formation and discovery

In situ X-ray diffraction reveals key processes that can be utilized to direct the synthesis of complex inorganic crystals.

Graphical abstract: In situ identification of kinetic factors that expedite inorganic crystal formation and discovery
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About this collection

Journal of Materials Chemistry C is proud to present this themed issue highlighting 2017’s rising stars of materials chemistry research. This issue gathers the very best work from materials chemists in the early stages of their independent career.

Each contributor was recommended by experts in their fields as carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in materials chemistry. Congratulations to all of those who feature on their important work so far in the field of materials for optical, magnetic and electronic devices.

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