Themed collection Celebrating Materials Science in India
Tannin as a renewable raw material for adhesive applications: a review
Greener methods for the extraction and isolation of tannin, and it's state of art in adhesive technology.
Recent advances on the removal of dyes from wastewater using various adsorbents: a critical review
This review is focused on the origin of dye pollutants, their ecotoxicological effects and adsorptive removal using various types of adsorbents.
Progress of hybrid nanocomposite materials for thermoelectric applications
Hybrid nanocomposite materials are widely being investigated due to their superior thermoelectric and mechanical properties. Due to their eco-friendly behaviour, and low cost processing, these can be utilized in flexible thermoelectric devices.
What triggers dye adsorption by metal organic frameworks? The current perspectives
This review highlights the current progress in the chemistry of MOFs and their dye adsorption mechanisms.
Catalytic conversion of CO2 to chemicals and fuels: the collective thermocatalytic/photocatalytic/electrocatalytic approach with graphitic carbon nitride
Carbon nitride with tunable textural properties, chemical properties (N contents, types of N species, and dopants), and optoelectronic properties can activate and convert CO2 to useful chemicals and fuels by using various forms of energy resources.
Near-infrared fluorescent protein and bioluminescence-based probes for high-resolution in vivo optical imaging
This review presents the recent progress on NIR fluorescent protein and bioluminescence-based probes with high-resolution in vivo imaging techniques.
Recent advances in crystalline carbon dots for superior application potential
The present review article focuses on novel findings corresponding to the structural and photophysical properties of carbon dots. The article also highlights unique characteristics of crystalline dots that offer new chemistry and thus new application potential.
Systematic photophysical, thermal and electrochemical analysis of a series of phenothiazine cored conjugated aromatic unit appended D–π–A based high-solid state luminescent materials: their applications in reversible mechanofluorochromic and volatile acid sensing
The advancement of unique, organic materials possessing exclusive solid-state photoluminescence properties is in high demand due to their noteworthy contribution to materials chemistry and technology.
Understanding the role of spacer cation in 2D layered halide perovskites to achieve stable perovskite solar cells
Intermolecular H-bonding between organic cations results in the highly rigid geometry of 2D layered halide perovskites leading to reduced octahedral distortion and inorganic layer separation. This improves the optoelectronic property of the materials.
Green synthesis of a CuO/rGO nanocomposite using a Terminalia arjuna bark extract and its catalytic activity for the purification of water
In the present study, biogenic synthesis of a CuO/rGO nanocomposite was carried out successfully using Terminalia arjuna bark extract.
A waste to energy approach for the effective conversion of solid waste plastics into graphene nanosheets using different catalysts for high performance supercapacitors: a comparative study
Conversion of plastic waste into graphene nanosheets and its application in supercapacitor.
Dual-functional inorganic CuSCN for efficient hole extraction and moisture sealing of MAPbI3 perovskite solar cells
Superior retention of 70% PCE in inorganic CuSCN HTM PSCs for 1500 h over organic and HTM-free counterparts.
Engineering chiral plasmonic nanostructures for gain-assisted plasmon amplification and tunable enhancement of circular dichroism
We have demonstrated that the SPASER configuration can provide giant chiroptical enhancements in plasmonic nano assemblies within the lasing threshold which can be harnessed for highly efficient chiral sensing or imaging of complex biological environments.
Water-assisted synthesis of lead-free Cu based fluorescent halide perovskite nanostructures
The blue fluorescent lead-free perovskite nanostructures were synthesized at room temperature in the presence of water. These perovskites demonstrated their morphology as square nanoplates, nanorods, and rectangular nanoplates for Cs2CuCl4, Cs2CuBr4, and Cs2CuBr2Cl2, respectively.
Efficient energy storage in mustard husk derived porous spherical carbon nanostructures
Porous spherical carbon nanostructures derived from biomass waste showed promising energy storage potential.
Ni–rGO–zeolite nanocomposite: an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for one-pot synthesis of triazoles in water
A Ni-based ternary nanocomposite, Ni–rGO–zeolite, has been developed as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for on-water regioselective azide alkyne cycloaddition.
Polypyrrole–polyaniline copolymer coated green rice husk ash as an effective adsorbent for the removal of hexavalent chromium from contaminated water
Sustainable remediation of Cr(VI) removal from contaminated water and real wastewater samples is reported using a polypyrrole–polyaniline copolymer coated green rice husk ash adsorbent.
Influence of La3+ induced defects on MnO2–carbon nanotube hybrid electrodes for supercapacitors
A nanohybrid containing 2 mol% La3+ doped MnO2 and carbon nanotubes produced hydrothermally exhibits a specific capacitance of ∼1530 F g−1 at 1 A g−1 and a 92% capacity retention after 5000 cycles showing its potential as electrode for supercapacitors.
Influence of different bismuth oxyhalides on the photocatalytic activity of graphitic carbon nitride: a comparative study under natural sunlight
The BiOX/g-C3N4 composites showed enhanced photocatalytic performance towards organic pollutant degradation owing to the boosted charge transfer over the binary interfaces.
Cation distribution, magnetic and hyperfine interaction studies of Ni–Zn spinel ferrites: role of Jahn Teller ion (Cu2+) substitution
Herein, the effect of Cu2+ substitution on the structural, morphological, cation distribution, magnetic, and Mössbauer properties of mixed Ni–Zn spinel ferrites was studied.
Triphenylamine-imidazole-based luminophores for deep-blue organic light-emitting diodes: experimental and theoretical investigations
Solution-processable multilayer OLEDs were fabricated by employing the blue luminophores as dopants in the 4,4′-bis(9H-carbazol-9-yl)biphenyl (CBP) host and were found to exhibit bright deep blue electroluminescence with high efficiency.
MXene interlayered crosslinked conducting polymer film for highly specific absorption and electromagnetic interference shielding
In this work, the electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding properties of an MXene interlayered crosslinked conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) polymer film are investigated.
About this collection
To showcase some of the great research in India, this collection collates some of the most popular advances in materials science published in Materials Advances. Papers have been selected based on the number of citations, article downloads, and Altmetric scores.