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Themed collection 2016 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Most Accessed Manuscripts

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Colloidal metal halide perovskite nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization, and applications

In this Highlight, we review recent developments in colloidal perovskite nanocrystals, including the chemical synthesis, characterization and optoelectronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal metal halide perovskite nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization, and applications
Review Article

Graphene and the related conductive inks for flexible electronics

The development of graphene and graphene hybrid inks is reviewed, with particular focus on their formulation, properties and applications. Please note this image is selected from Y. Gao, W. Shi, W. Wang, Y. Leng and Y. Zhao, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53, 16777.

Graphical abstract: Graphene and the related conductive inks for flexible electronics
Open Access Review Article

n-Type doped transparent conducting binary oxides: an overview

A review covering recent developments in computational and experimental study in the n-type doping of binary oxide semiconductors for transparent conducting applications.

Graphical abstract: n-Type doped transparent conducting binary oxides: an overview
Review Article

Carbon quantum dot-based nanoprobes for metal ion detection

This review highlights the synthesis and optical properties of carbon quantum dots and their application in metal ion sensing.

Graphical abstract: Carbon quantum dot-based nanoprobes for metal ion detection
Open Access Review Article

Benzothiadiazole and its π-extended, heteroannulated derivatives: useful acceptor building blocks for high-performance donor–acceptor polymers in organic electronics

Electron-deficient building blocks based on benzothiadiazole and its π-extended, heteroannulated derivatives for constructing high-performance semiconducting polymers are described.

Graphical abstract: Benzothiadiazole and its π-extended, heteroannulated derivatives: useful acceptor building blocks for high-performance donor–acceptor polymers in organic electronics
Open Access Review Article

Recent advances in twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) fluorescence and related phenomena in materials chemistry

Twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) is an electron transfer process that occurs upon photoexcitation in molecules that usually consist of a donor and acceptor part linked by a single bond.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) fluorescence and related phenomena in materials chemistry
Review Article

Blue AIEgens: approaches to control the intramolecular conjugation and the optimized performance of OLED devices

This review summarizes the recent progress in the field of blue AIEgens, mainly focusing on design strategies to control the intramolecular conjugation effect and to realize blue emission.

Graphical abstract: Blue AIEgens: approaches to control the intramolecular conjugation and the optimized performance of OLED devices
Review Article

Stimuli and shape responsive ‘boron-containing’ luminescent organic materials

A review on the recent developments of boron based shape and stimuli sensitive functional luminescent materials is presented.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli and shape responsive ‘boron-containing’ luminescent organic materials
Review Article

Phenothiazine-based dyes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

Due to their structure features, 10H-phenothiazine-based dyes show high photovoltaic performance and have great potential for future technical applications in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The recent significant scientific progress of the dyes and their DSSCs is reviewed, and the relationship between the molecular structure and the photoelectric conversion properties is especially discussed.

Graphical abstract: Phenothiazine-based dyes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
Review Article

Recent advances in multiferroic oxide heterostructures and devices

The increasing demand for realizing ultra-fast, compact, and ultra-low power electronics/spintronics has propelled the creation of novel multiferroic heterostructures which enable voltage control of magnetism in an energy efficient way.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in multiferroic oxide heterostructures and devices
Review Article

Crystal organometal halide perovskites with promising optoelectronic applications

Crystal organometal halide perovskites with specific morphologies and unique optoelectronic properties have extended their applications into the whole optoelectronic field.

Graphical abstract: Crystal organometal halide perovskites with promising optoelectronic applications
Communication

Boosting reverse intersystem crossing by increasing donors in triarylboron/phenoxazine hybrids: TADF emitters for high-performance solution-processed OLEDs

A triarylboron/phenoxazine hybrid TADF emitter exhibits efficient reverse intersystem crossing and the device achieves a maximum external quantum efficiency of 13.9%.

Graphical abstract: Boosting reverse intersystem crossing by increasing donors in triarylboron/phenoxazine hybrids: TADF emitters for high-performance solution-processed OLEDs
Open Access Communication

Tuning the electronic properties of monolayer and bilayer PtSe2via strain engineering

Based on the first-principles computations we show that the band gaps of monolayer and bilayer PtSe2 can be tuned over a wide range via strain engineering.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the electronic properties of monolayer and bilayer PtSe2via strain engineering
Communication

Multi-carbazole encapsulation as a simple strategy for the construction of solution-processed, non-doped thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters

Multi-carbazole encapsulation is demonstrated as a simple strategy for the development of solution-processed TADF emitters. The resulting OLED achieves a high external quantum efficiency of 12.2% for non-doped solution-processed fluorescent OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Multi-carbazole encapsulation as a simple strategy for the construction of solution-processed, non-doped thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters
Open Access Communication

Side-chain engineering of green color electrochromic polymer materials: toward adaptive camouflage application

The synthesised electrochromic polymers can exhibit a vegetable-green color at lower applied voltages and a soil-brown color in the oxidized-state, excellent solubility, superhydrophobicity, strong absorption, very fast switching times, and high stability.

Graphical abstract: Side-chain engineering of green color electrochromic polymer materials: toward adaptive camouflage application
Communication

Light-blue thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitters realizing a high external quantum efficiency of 25% and unprecedented low drive voltages in OLEDs

A series of TADF emitters composed of pyrimidine/acridine moieties are developed. The optimized device realized its highest power efficiency of 62 lm W−1, a high external quantum efficiency of 25%, and a low turn-on voltage of 2.8 V with light-blue emission.

Graphical abstract: Light-blue thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitters realizing a high external quantum efficiency of 25% and unprecedented low drive voltages in OLEDs
Communication

A thermally activated delayed blue fluorescent emitter with reversible externally tunable emission

A TADF material containing a benzoylpyridine core and two meta carbazolyl groups shows externally switchable emission in the solid states and a high external quantum efficiency of 18.4% when used as a blue dopant in OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: A thermally activated delayed blue fluorescent emitter with reversible externally tunable emission
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A single emitting layer white OLED based on exciplex interface emission

A new triaryl molecule based on a benzene–benzothiadiazole–benzene core has been applied in a WOLED device.

Graphical abstract: A single emitting layer white OLED based on exciplex interface emission
Open Access Paper

Solubilised bright blue-emitting iridium complexes for solution processed OLEDs

Combining a sterically bulky, electron-deficient cyclometalating CN ligands with an electron rich, highly rigidified NN ligand gives an iridium complex, that achieves extraordinarily bright blue emission (ΦPL = 90%; λmax = 459 nm in MeCN) for a cationic iridium complex.

Graphical abstract: Solubilised bright blue-emitting iridium complexes for solution processed OLEDs
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Engineering the singlet–triplet energy splitting in a TADF molecule

Environment plays a key role in the fine tuning of the energy levels of the charge transfer state with respect to the local donor or acceptor triplet state, which can be used to control the ΔEST in TADF molecules.

Graphical abstract: Engineering the singlet–triplet energy splitting in a TADF molecule
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The electronic, optical, and thermodynamic properties of borophene from first-principles calculations

Borophene shows highly anisotropic metallic behaviour (a) due to anisotropic structure (b). The optical properties of borophene are orientation-dependent (c). This provides opportunities for applications in display technologies, photovoltaics and flexible electronics.

Graphical abstract: The electronic, optical, and thermodynamic properties of borophene from first-principles calculations
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Stability and electronic properties of new inorganic perovskites from high-throughput ab initio calculations

Ab initio high-throughput materials screening of inorganic perovskites yields candidates for applications in photovoltaics, ferroelectrics, magnetoelectrics, and as transparent contacts.

Graphical abstract: Stability and electronic properties of new inorganic perovskites from high-throughput ab initio calculations
Open Access Paper

Chemical vapour deposition of rhenium disulfide and rhenium-doped molybdenum disulfide thin films using single-source precursors

Polycrystalline thin films of rhenium disulfide (ReS2) and the alloys Mo1−xRexS2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.06) have been deposited by aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AA-CVD) using [Re(μ-SiPr)3(SiPr)6] and [Mo(S2CNEt2)4] at 475 °C.

Graphical abstract: Chemical vapour deposition of rhenium disulfide and rhenium-doped molybdenum disulfide thin films using single-source precursors
Open Access Paper

Band gap and work function tailoring of SnO2 for improved transparent conducting ability in photovoltaics

Alloying of PbO2 with SnO2 results in a material with a tuneable band gap, larger electron affinity and smaller electron effective mass, whilst maintaining high levels of optical transparency. These properties are expected to give rise to a more efficient transparent conducting oxide for use in photovoltaic applications.

Graphical abstract: Band gap and work function tailoring of SnO2 for improved transparent conducting ability in photovoltaics
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Silver nanowires coated on cotton for flexible pressure sensors

AgNWs are coated on cotton fibers through a simple method, and conductive cotton sheets are obtained to construct flexible pressure sensors.

Graphical abstract: Silver nanowires coated on cotton for flexible pressure sensors
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Phenothiazine and carbazole substituted pyrene based electroluminescent organic semiconductors for OLED devices

Two new solution processable pyrene based electroluminescent organic semiconductors (PY-PH & PY-CA) and their OLED performance reported.

Graphical abstract: Phenothiazine and carbazole substituted pyrene based electroluminescent organic semiconductors for OLED devices
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Defect trapping states and charge carrier recombination in organic–inorganic halide perovskites

The defect density and relaxation rate in organic–inorganic perovskites dominate the carrier recombination dynamics and thus PL intensity exhibits super-linear increase with increasing excitation.

Graphical abstract: Defect trapping states and charge carrier recombination in organic–inorganic halide perovskites
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Ultrathin nanosheets of CrSiTe3: a semiconducting two-dimensional ferromagnetic material

Two-dimensional ferromagnetic monolayer and few-layer CrSiTe3 crystals are prepared for the first time from the bulk crystals by a simple mechanical exfoliation method.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin nanosheets of CrSiTe3: a semiconducting two-dimensional ferromagnetic material
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Electrically conductive thermoplastic elastomer nanocomposites at ultralow graphene loading levels for strain sensor applications

Strain sensors with high sensitivity are reported in the thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites with ultralow graphene loading.

Graphical abstract: Electrically conductive thermoplastic elastomer nanocomposites at ultralow graphene loading levels for strain sensor applications
Open Access Paper

Fine-tuning of gold nanorod dimensions and plasmonic properties using the Hofmeister effects

CTAB micelle morphology changes induced by the addition of Hofmeister salts have been studied by cryo-electron microscopy for the first time. The effect of those changes is correlated to the growth of the rods, providing a new method for the fine-tuning of their dimensions.

Graphical abstract: Fine-tuning of gold nanorod dimensions and plasmonic properties using the Hofmeister effects
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