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Direct ink writing of energy materials
Direct Ink Writing is a promising technique for the sustainable fabrication of energy devices with arbitrary architectures.
Polymorphism in metal halide perovskites
Polymorphism in metal halide perovskites follow similar temperature- and pressure-dependent trends across compositions and can significantly influence the optoelectronic performance of these materials.
Electronic and protonic transport in bio-sourced materials: a new perspective on semiconductivity
Semiconductors of interest in Bioelectronics and Sustainable (Green) Organic Electronics that can feature exclusive protonic or electronic transport, beside mixed protonic-electronic.
A chelate like no other: exploring the synthesis, coordination chemistry and applications of imidoyl amidine frameworks
Exploration of imidoyl amidine based materials in organic and inorganic chemistry demonstrates the vast applicability of these highly versatile frameworks. The account provides a critical overview of research progress on the chemistry and complexation of these ligands.
Macrocycles-assisted polymeric self-assemblies fabricated by host–guest complexation and their applications
Macrocycles-assisted polymeric self-assemblies and their potential applications are systematically summarized for the production of smart materials.
Electromechanical dopant–defect interaction in acceptor-doped ceria
Oxygen defective cerium oxide CeO2−δ exhibits a non-classical giant electromechanical response that is superior to that of lead-based electrostrictors.
Suppressing vanadium crossover using sulfonated aromatic ion exchange membranes for high performance flow batteries
Novel ion exchange membrane with just the right width of selective aqueous ionic domain (<0.6 nm) and unique functionalities show extraordinary ion selectivity. These unique ion transport properties of our membrane is reflected in a remarkable flow battery performance.
Which is a better fluorescent sensor: aggregation-induced emission-based nanofibers or thin-coating films?
Aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-based fluorescent nanofibers (FNFs) and thin-coating films (FTFs) are employed as visual fluorescent sensors, and their performance dynamics is compared.
Bamboo-flour-filled cost-effective poly(ε-caprolactone) biocomposites: a potential contender for flexible cryo-packaging applications
Improvement of the physico-mechanical properties in melt mixed bamboo-root flour reinforced biodegradable poly(ε-caprolactone) biocomposites is demonstrated, aimed at flexible cryo-packaging applications.
Distinct twist-bend nematic phase behaviors associated with the ester-linkage direction of thioether-linked liquid crystal dimers
Two homologous series of thioether-linked liquid crystal dimers with oppositely directed esters, viz. CBCOOnSCB and CBOCOnSCB, exhibit largely different helical pitches in the NTB phase, which are ascribed to their molecular bend or biaxiality.
Atomic scale surface modification of TiO2 3D nano-arrays: plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition of NiO for photocatalysis
Here we report the development of a new scalable and transferable plasma assisted atomic layer deposition (PEALD) process for the production of uniform, conformal and pinhole free NiO with sub-nanometre control on a commercial ALD reactor.
Zinc diethyldithiocarbamate as a catalyst for synthesising biomedically-relevant thermogelling polyurethanes
Zinc diethyldithiocarbamate (ZDTC) is shown to catalyse the synthesis of polyurethanes, which are able to self-assemble in water to form temperature-responsive hydrogels with low sol-to-gel transition temperatures.
All solution-processed ITO free flexible organic light-emitting diodes
A top-emitting organic light-emitting diode is fabricated by a solution-process exclusively, using a PEDOT:PSS formulation with a low contact angle.
One-pot hydrothermal synthesis of molybdenum nickel sulfide with graphene quantum dots as a novel conductive additive for enhanced supercapacitive performance
3D flower-like GQD induced metal doped nickel sulfide was grown on Ni-foam. The MNS-G-2.5 composite delivered a superior specific capacitance and an impressive cyclic stability. In addition, the MNS-G-2.5//rGO ASC has an exceptional energy density.
In situ synthesis of polyynes in a polymer matrix via pulsed laser ablation in a liquid
Nanocomposites are based on polyynes synthesized by laser ablation of graphite directly in a solution of PVA.
Robust, remeltable and remarkably simple to prepare biomass–sulfur composites
Lignocellulosic biomass holds a tremendous opportunity for transformation into carbon-negative materials, yet the expense of separating biomass into its cellulose and lignin components remains a primary economic barrier to biomass utilization.
Valorisation of used lithium-ion batteries into nanostructured catalysts for green hydrogen from boranes
Cobalt-based Li-ion batteries are produced globally on a massive scale, but most are discarded to landfill at the end of their useful lifetime.
Crystal structure, luminescence properties and application performance of color tuning Y2Mg2Al2Si2O12:Ce3+,Mn2+ phosphors for warm white light-emitting diodes
The CCT of phosphor-converted WLEDs achieved effective optimization by a co-doping and energy transfer strategy applied to the phosphors.
A biocompatible ZnNa2-based metal–organic framework with high ibuprofen, nitric oxide and metal uptake capacity
The synthesis and characterization of a mixed metal ZnNa2 MOF (NUIG1) is discussed; NUIG1 displays a new framework topology, and possesses an exceptionally high drug adsorption capacity and metal encapsulation potential.
Acrylate–gelatin–carbonated hydroxyapatite (cHAP) composites for dental bone-tissue applications
The favourable properties of acrylate–gelatin–cHAP composites fabricated via copolymerization reaction may make possible porosity and hydrophilicity remodelling and thus promote scaffold-implant integration.
A role for terpenoid cyclization in the atom economical polymerization of terpenoids with sulfur to yield durable composites
Terpenoid cyclization reactions were observed in the course of reacting terpenes and sulfur to yield durable composites.
The effect of ZnO particle lattice termination on the DC conductivity of LDPE nanocomposites
Nanocomposite insulation materials for HVDC cables are demonstrated to dominantly rely on the inorganic particle terminations.
Exploring the bifunctional properties of paper-like carbyne-enriched carbon for maintenance-free self-powered systems
Herein, novel paper-like carbine-enriched carbon is prepared and utilized as a bifunctional material for energy harvesting and storage to develop a self-powered system.
The interaction of surface electron distribution-polarized Fe/polyimide hybrid nanosheets with organic pollutants driving a sustainable Fenton-like process
By constructing surface DRCs, using the electron compensation effect of pollutants, and utilizing the Fe–N–C electron transfer bridge and electron storage carrier, the Fenton reaction rate is 7–10 times higher than that of the conventional Fe-based catalyst.
Boosted carrier mobility and enhanced thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline Na0.03Sn0.97Se by liquid-phase hot deformation
An unconventional liquid-phase hot deformation technique was used to prepare Sn0.97Na0.03Se thermoelectric materials, leading to high orientation with good thermoelectric properties.
The effect of gallium substitution on the structure and electrochemical performance of LiNiO2 in lithium-ion batteries
Ga-doped LiNiO2 is reinvestigated. Ga is suggested to occupy the Li site. Detailed structural and electrochemical characterization is provided.
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This on-going web collection features all the articles published in Materials Advances in 2020 marked as HOT by our Editors. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured!