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Themed collection 2015 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Most Accessed Manuscripts

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Methods to pattern liquid metals

This highlight overviews state-of-the-art methods to pattern liquid metals for use in microfluidics and electronic components that are soft, stretchable, and shape reconfigurable.

Graphical abstract: Methods to pattern liquid metals
Review Article

Recent developments in black phosphorus transistors

The discovery of graphene has inspired great research interest in two-dimensional (2D) layered nanomaterials during the past decade.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in black phosphorus transistors
Review Article

Ultrathin graphene: electrical properties and highly efficient electromagnetic interference shielding

Ultrathin graphene, a 2D material, demonstrates outstanding features and rapid growth for EMI shielding due to its strong absorption towards electromagnetic waves in composites. It is sought after for communication, electronic devices, information security, electromagnetic pollution defense and healthcare.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin graphene: electrical properties and highly efficient electromagnetic interference shielding
Open Access Review Article

Artificial opal photonic crystals and inverse opal structures – fundamentals and applications from optics to energy storage

This review outlines the fundamentals and applications of artificial opal photonic crystals, their fabrication, development and adaption from optics to energy storage research.

Graphical abstract: Artificial opal photonic crystals and inverse opal structures – fundamentals and applications from optics to energy storage
Review Article

Approaches for fabricating high efficiency organic light emitting diodes

Highly efficient OLEDs are extremely demanded for the design of highly competitive energy-saving displays and lightings. In this article, we have systematically reviewed some most effective organic materials, eleven device architectural approaches, and outcoupling techniques to realize the high efficiency OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Approaches for fabricating high efficiency organic light emitting diodes
Open Access Review Article

Precursor strategies for metallic nano- and micropatterns using soft lithography

Soft lithographic methods describe a set of printing methods which are widely used for the preparation of structured surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Precursor strategies for metallic nano- and micropatterns using soft lithography
Review Article

π-Expanded coumarins: synthesis, optical properties and applications

Synthesis, optical properties, and applications of various types of benzocoumarin compounds are overviewed.

Graphical abstract: π-Expanded coumarins: synthesis, optical properties and applications
Review Article

Graphene quantum dots: versatile photoluminescence for energy, biomedical, and environmental applications

Graphene quantum dots have large surface area, high photostability, excellent biocompatibility and versatile photoluminescence, promising for various applications.

Graphical abstract: Graphene quantum dots: versatile photoluminescence for energy, biomedical, and environmental applications
Review Article

Recent advances of the emitters for high performance deep-blue organic light-emitting diodes

Recent advances in deep-blue emitters furnishing high performance OLEDs and associated critical issues are discussed and reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of the emitters for high performance deep-blue organic light-emitting diodes
Open Access Communication

An isoindigo containing donor–acceptor polymer: synthesis and photovoltaic properties of all-solution-processed ITO- and vacuum-free large area roll-coated single junction and tandem solar cells

A novel isoindigo containing D–A polymer was developed for large area single junction and tandem solar cells.

Graphical abstract: An isoindigo containing donor–acceptor polymer: synthesis and photovoltaic properties of all-solution-processed ITO- and vacuum-free large area roll-coated single junction and tandem solar cells
Communication

An acid-free medium growth of rutile TiO2 nanorods arrays and their application in perovskite solar cells

TiO2 nanorods hydrothermally prepared from acid-free media show potential as the building blocks of perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: An acid-free medium growth of rutile TiO2 nanorods arrays and their application in perovskite solar cells
Open Access Paper

The effect of regioisomerism on the solid-state fluorescence of bis(piperidyl)anthracenes: structurally simple but bright AIE luminogens

Bis(piperidyl)anthracenes were developed as structurally simple, bright and colour tuneable AIE luminogens and their emission mechanisms were analysed.

Graphical abstract: The effect of regioisomerism on the solid-state fluorescence of bis(piperidyl)anthracenes: structurally simple but bright AIE luminogens
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Interlayer coupling and optoelectronic properties of ultrathin two-dimensional heterostructures based on graphene, MoS2 and WS2

Graphene–WS2 heterostructures exhibit strong interlayer coupling with stiffening phonon modes, as well as ambipolar, gate-tunable rectification and enhanced photo-switching behavior.

Graphical abstract: Interlayer coupling and optoelectronic properties of ultrathin two-dimensional heterostructures based on graphene, MoS2 and WS2
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Long lifetime blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes with an exciton blocking layer

An acridine derived compound, 9,9-dimethyl-10-(9-phenyl-9H-carbazol-3-yl)-9,10-dihydroacridine (PCZAC), was newly designed as a hole transport type high triplet energy material for application as a hole transport type exciton blocking layer of blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes.

Graphical abstract: Long lifetime blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes with an exciton blocking layer
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Light driven growth of silver nanoplatelets on 2D MoS2 nanosheet templates

This work investigates a novel synthesis strategy for the functionalisation of 2D MoS2 nanosheets with silver. Direct excitation of the MoS2 bandgap was found to lead to the photodeposition and eventual planar growth of metallic silver on the 2D MoS2 nanosheet templates.

Graphical abstract: Light driven growth of silver nanoplatelets on 2D MoS2 nanosheet templates
Open Access Paper

A perylene diimide (PDI)-based small molecule with tetrahedral configuration as a non-fullerene acceptor for organic solar cells

In this paper, a new perylene diimide (PDI)-based acceptor Me-PDI4 with tetrahedral configuration (or 3D) has been synthesized and characterized.

Graphical abstract: A perylene diimide (PDI)-based small molecule with tetrahedral configuration as a non-fullerene acceptor for organic solar cells
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Effect of sequential morphology adjustment of hematite nanoplates to nanospindles on their properties and applications

Marked morphological changes of α-Fe2O3 nanocrystals from nanoplates to nanospindles were achieved using NO3 ions and NH3 molecules as structural guides in an ethylene glycol system.

Graphical abstract: Effect of sequential morphology adjustment of hematite nanoplates to nanospindles on their properties and applications
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One-pot synthesis of carbon nanodots for fluorescence turn-on detection of Ag+ based on the Ag+-induced enhancement of fluorescence

Fluorescent carbon dots prepared by a heat treatment of ethylene glycol solution can act as fluorescence turn-on probes for sensitive and selective detection of Ag+ ions.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of carbon nanodots for fluorescence turn-on detection of Ag+ based on the Ag+-induced enhancement of fluorescence
Open Access Paper

Smart polymer inverse-opal photonic crystal films by melt-shear organization for hybrid core–shell architectures

Large-area inverse opal structures based on stimuli-responsive polymers with reversibly switchable and distinct optical properties are prepared by melt-shear organization.

Graphical abstract: Smart polymer inverse-opal photonic crystal films by melt-shear organization for hybrid core–shell architectures
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Highly efficient ultra-deep blue organic light-emitting diodes with a wet- and dry-process feasible cyanofluorene acetylene based emitter

This article describes the synthesis and characteristics of a cyanofluorene–acetylene conjugate based blue emitter C3FLA-2. In the host doped device, C3FLA-2 shows an EQE of 8.0% and CIExy of (0.156, 0.048).

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient ultra-deep blue organic light-emitting diodes with a wet- and dry-process feasible cyanofluorene acetylene based emitter
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Trench structure assisted alignment in ultralong and dense carbon nanotube arrays

In situ improvement in the alignment of ultralong and dense CNT arrays has been achieved with the assistance of trench structures on flat substrates.

Graphical abstract: Trench structure assisted alignment in ultralong and dense carbon nanotube arrays
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Controlled emission colors and singlet–triplet energy gaps of dihydrophenazine-based thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters

We have developed thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters with wide ranges of emission colors and singlet–triplet energy gaps.

Graphical abstract: Controlled emission colors and singlet–triplet energy gaps of dihydrophenazine-based thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters
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A solution-processable host material of 1,3-bis{3-[3-(9-carbazolyl)phenyl]-9-carbazolyl}benzene and its application in organic light-emitting diodes employing thermally activated delayed fluorescence

The stability of solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes employing a thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitter was improved using a host with a high glass transition temperature and high mobility electron transport layers.

Graphical abstract: A solution-processable host material of 1,3-bis{3-[3-(9-carbazolyl)phenyl]-9-carbazolyl}benzene and its application in organic light-emitting diodes employing thermally activated delayed fluorescence
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Phosphine oxide functionalized pyrenes as efficient blue light emitting multifunctional materials for organic light emitting diodes

Efficient electron transporting blue emitting materials obtained from excimer emission assisted by thermally activated delayed fluorescence.

Graphical abstract: Phosphine oxide functionalized pyrenes as efficient blue light emitting multifunctional materials for organic light emitting diodes
Open Access Paper

Supramolecular hierarchy among halogen and hydrogen bond donors in light-induced surface patterning

Halogen bonding is an interaction of choice in supramolecular polymers for efficient light-induced surface patterning.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular hierarchy among halogen and hydrogen bond donors in light-induced surface patterning
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A light-emitting mechanism for organic light-emitting diodes: molecular design for inverted singlet–triplet structure and symmetry-controlled thermally activated delayed fluorescence

The concepts of symmetry-controlled thermally activated delayed fluorescence (SC-TADF) and inverted singlet–triplet (iST) structure are proposed. SC-TADF or iST molecules can be used as a light-emitting material.

Graphical abstract: A light-emitting mechanism for organic light-emitting diodes: molecular design for inverted singlet–triplet structure and symmetry-controlled thermally activated delayed fluorescence
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Thienoacene dimers based on the thieno[3,2-b]thiophene moiety: synthesis, characterization and electronic properties

Two thienoacene dimers based on the thieno[3,2-b]thiophene moiety were efficiently synthesized for use in OFETs.

Graphical abstract: Thienoacene dimers based on the thieno[3,2-b]thiophene moiety: synthesis, characterization and electronic properties
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Fabrication of a nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dot from MOF-derived porous carbon and its application for highly selective fluorescence detection of Fe3+

A new strategy for in situ formation and separation of fluorescent N-GQDs for Fe3+ sensing was developed, with MOFs as precursors.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of a nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dot from MOF-derived porous carbon and its application for highly selective fluorescence detection of Fe3+
Open Access Paper

Cyano substituted benzothiadiazole: a novel acceptor inducing n-type behaviour in conjugated polymers

The displacement of fluoride by cyanide offers a simple route to strongly electron accepting cyano substituted benzothiadiazole monomers. Copolymerisation with electron rich donors leads to low band gap polymers which exhibit electron transporting behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Cyano substituted benzothiadiazole: a novel acceptor inducing n-type behaviour in conjugated polymers
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Facile synthesis of oxygen and sulfur co-doped graphitic carbon nitride fluorescent quantum dots and their application for mercury(II) detection and bioimaging

We developed a facile one-step route for the synthesis of blue fluorescent OS-GCNQDs, which exhibited improved selectivity and sensitivity for Hg2+ detection, and lower cytotoxicity for cell imaging.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of oxygen and sulfur co-doped graphitic carbon nitride fluorescent quantum dots and their application for mercury(ii) detection and bioimaging
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