Themed collection 2020 Materials Horizons most popular articles
Evolution of self-healing elastomers, from extrinsic to combined intrinsic mechanisms: a review
We propose a timeline classifying self-healing polymers in generations based on the healing mechanism, and correlated with historical development.
About the amplification factors in organic bioelectronic sensors
A systematic comparison between electrochemical and organic bioelectronic sensors reveals a unified rational description for a transistor amplified detection.
Bio-inspired photonic crystal patterns
In this review, the recent research progress in bio-inspired PC patterns is presented including preparation strategies, functionality evolution and various applications.
It's a trap! On the nature of localised states and charge trapping in lead halide perovskites
The recent surge of scientific interest for lead halide perovskite semiconductors and optoelectronic devices has seen a mix of materials science sub-fields converge on the same “magical” crystal structure.
Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications
The review focuses on recent developments in the synthetic methodologies of COFs and their applications in the field of organocatalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis. Future scope of COFs in the field are also described.
Dynamic intermolecular interactions through hydrogen bonding of water promote heat conduction in hydrogels
Dynamic intermolecular forces through hydrogen bonding between water and polymer chains are shown to enhance thermal transport in soft materials.
Machine-learning interatomic potentials enable first-principles multiscale modeling of lattice thermal conductivity in graphene/borophene heterostructures
We highlight that machine-learning interatomic potentials trained over short AIMD trajectories enable first-principles multiscale modeling, bridging DFT level accuracy to the continuum level and empowering the study of complex/novel nanostructures.
Self-powered integrated system of a strain sensor and flexible all-solid-state supercapacitor by using a high performance ionic organohydrogel
A self-powered integrated strain sensor system which could be attached to the human body to detect human motion was developed.
Stretchable, self-healing and tissue-adhesive zwitterionic hydrogels as strain sensors for wireless monitoring of organ motions
Stretchable, self-healing, and fatigue resistant polyzwitterionic nanocomposite hydrogels with polydopamine robustly adhere to the heart and lungs for in situ monitoring of dynamic motions through wireless transmission.
Prediction of a two-dimensional high-TC f-electron ferromagnetic semiconductor
Two-dimensional (2D) ferromagnetic semiconductors (FMSs) exhibit novel spin-dependent electronic and optical properties, opening up exciting opportunities for nanoscale spintronic devices.
Unprecedented capacitive deionization performance of interconnected iron–nitrogen-doped carbon tubes in oxygenated saline water
This work reports the layer-by-layer motif synthesis of 3D interconnected nitrogen–iron-doped carbon tubes (3D-FeNC tubes) by using continuous polymeric fibers as templates with high capacitive deionization performance in oxygenated saline water.
Organic intercalation engineering of quasi-2D Dion–Jacobson α-CsPbI3 perovskites
Organic intercalation engineering of perovskites endows the as-constructed quasi-2D Dion–Jacobson α-CsPbI3 with a linearly aligned bandgap and fundamentally enhanced stability.
Poly(ionic liquid) hydrogel-based anti-freezing ionic skin for a soft robotic gripper
A zwitterionic poly(ionic liquid) hydrogel with super-stretchability, self-healing ability, and high conductivity at −20 °C was fabricated and used for ionic skin for a soft robotic gripper.
A versatile biomaterial ink platform for the melt electrowriting of chemically-crosslinked hydrogels
Click-crosslinked microperiodic hydrogels scaffolds from polymer melts: soft but surprisingly robust.
High-κ polymers of intrinsic microporosity: a new class of high temperature and low loss dielectrics for printed electronics
For the first time, sulfonylated polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) are exploited for high-κ, high-temperature, and low-loss gate dielectric applications.
High compression strength single network hydrogels with pillararene junction points
This study describes a straightforward and versatile approach for synthesizing poly(2-isopropenyl-2-oxazoline) hydrogels with tunable properties by using a bifunctional macrocyclic pillararene host having two carboxylic acid groups as crosslinker.
An ambient-stable and stretchable ionic skin with multimodal sensation
A diode-like artificial ionic skin for strain and humidity sensing with controlled ion mobility, high toughness, stretchability, ambient stability and transparency.
Self-doped p–n junctions in two-dimensional In2X3 van der Waals materials
With the advent of two-dimensional materials, it is now possible to realize p–n junctions at the ultimate thickness limit.
The role of traps in the photocurrent generation mechanism in thin InSe photodetectors
Due to the excellent electrical transport properties and optoelectronic performance, thin indium selenide (InSe) has recently attracted attention in the field of 2D semiconducting materials.
Fast processing of highly crosslinked, low-viscosity vitrimers
This study describes a rational approach to go beyond the current processability limits of vitrimer materials, with a demonstration of low-viscosity fast processing of highly crosslinked permanent networks.
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