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Themed collection 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles

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Open Access Communication

Revisiting the charge compensation mechanisms in LiNi0.8Co0.2−yAlyO2 systems

The emergence of oxidized oxygen RIXS features at high voltages for Ni-rich layered oxide cathodes.

Graphical abstract: Revisiting the charge compensation mechanisms in LiNi0.8Co0.2−yAlyO2 systems
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Microscopic hollow hydrogel springs, necklaces and ladders: a tubular robot as a potential vascular scavenger

A non-coaxial microfluidic method is presented to generate hollow hydrogel microfibers for potential application as a tubular vascular scavenger.

Graphical abstract: Microscopic hollow hydrogel springs, necklaces and ladders: a tubular robot as a potential vascular scavenger
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Inherently self-sterilizing charged multiblock polymers that kill drug-resistant microbes in minutes

To combat the growing global healthcare threat from drug-resistant pathogens, we demonstrate that midblock-sulfonated block polymers can kill 99.9999% of “superbugs,” including bacteria and viruses, in just 5 minutes due to an abrupt pH reduction.

Graphical abstract: Inherently self-sterilizing charged multiblock polymers that kill drug-resistant microbes in minutes
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

The synergy of host–guest nonfullerene acceptors enables 16%-efficiency polymer solar cells with increased open-circuit voltage and fill-factor

A Voc-increased approach with ITCT as the higher-LUMO-level acceptor guest supplies 16.1%-efficiency fullerene-free ternary solar cells with both Voc and FF simultaneously increased.

Graphical abstract: The synergy of host–guest nonfullerene acceptors enables 16%-efficiency polymer solar cells with increased open-circuit voltage and fill-factor
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Open Access Communication

Liquid layer generators for excellent icephobicity at extremely low temperatures

The liquid layer generators enable excellent dynamic anti-icing performance and show great potential at temperature of −60 °C.

Graphical abstract: Liquid layer generators for excellent icephobicity at extremely low temperatures
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Oligomeric odd–even effect in liquid crystals

We demonstrate a novel oligomeric odd–even effect of mesogenic segments connected by flexible chains with an odd number of methylene groups.

Graphical abstract: Oligomeric odd–even effect in liquid crystals
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Visualized simulation for the nanostructure design of flexible strain sensors: from a numerical model to experimental verification

A visualized digital analysis is presented to reveal the effect of structural evolution on the sensing performance.

Graphical abstract: Visualized simulation for the nanostructure design of flexible strain sensors: from a numerical model to experimental verification
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Artificial and wearable albumen protein memristor arrays with integrated memory logic gate functionality

Ultra-flexible egg albumen protein paper with a permittivity of 15–21, which is an improvement of nearly 300% compared with native egg albumen, and the protein-based memristor arrays and photoelectric logic gates are developed.

Graphical abstract: Artificial and wearable albumen protein memristor arrays with integrated memory logic gate functionality
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Design and synthesis of two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks with four-arm cores: prediction of remarkable ambipolar charge-transport properties

Theoretical and experimental investigations of diacetylene-linked COFs with remarkable charge-transport properties.

Graphical abstract: Design and synthesis of two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks with four-arm cores: prediction of remarkable ambipolar charge-transport properties
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Open Access Communication

Bright and fast scintillation of organolead perovskite MAPbBr3 at low temperatures

Scintillators detect ionising radiation by converting energy deposited in them to a proportional number of photons. They are omnipresent in large-scale technical applications around us. Here, we report excellent scintillation properties of perovskites at low temperatures providing the potential for a new generation of cryogenic scintillators. One intriguing option would be replacing current medical scintillation detectors with cryogenic perovskites that could achieve higher imaging resolutions, for example for diagnosing early-stage brain cancer.

Graphical abstract: Bright and fast scintillation of organolead perovskite MAPbBr3 at low temperatures
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Communication

Nanoarchitectured metal–organic framework/polypyrrole hybrids for brackish water desalination using capacitive deionization

Metal–organic framework/polypyrrole hybrids are synthesized and directly used in capacitive deionization for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectured metal–organic framework/polypyrrole hybrids for brackish water desalination using capacitive deionization
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Quantification of ion migration in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells by transient capacitance measurements

We quantify activation energy, concentration, and diffusion coefficient of mobile ions in MAPbI3 perovskite solar cells using transient ion-drift measurements.

Graphical abstract: Quantification of ion migration in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells by transient capacitance measurements
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Novel small-molecule electron donor for solution-processed ternary exciplex with 24% external quantum efficiency in organic light-emitting diode

Efficient solution-processed exciplex OLEDs were developed by incorporating a novel small molecule electron-donor and utilizing the strategy of ternary exciplexes.

Graphical abstract: Novel small-molecule electron donor for solution-processed ternary exciplex with 24% external quantum efficiency in organic light-emitting diode
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Invoking ultralong room temperature phosphorescence of purely organic compounds through H-aggregation engineering

Splitting energy (Δε)-controlled thermally activated reversed phase transformation from the low-lying dark state to the high-lying transition-allowed state of H-aggregation plays a key role in the organic ultralong room-temperature phosphorescence.

Graphical abstract: Invoking ultralong room temperature phosphorescence of purely organic compounds through H-aggregation engineering
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Drilling by light: ice-templated photo-patterning enabled by a dynamically crosslinked hydrogel

A hydrogel is crosslinked by disulfide bonds enabling photo-induced plasticity which can be encoded with pore patterns after melting of ice.

Graphical abstract: Drilling by light: ice-templated photo-patterning enabled by a dynamically crosslinked hydrogel
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

A cephalopod-inspired mechanoluminescence material with skin-like self-healing and sensing properties

A cephalopod-inspired mechanoluminescence material with skin-like self-healing and sensing properties was developed by the construction of a unique strain-dependent microcrack-structured conductive UV-shielding layer upon a self-healable supramolecular fluorescent elastomer with synergistic dynamic crosslinking network design.

Graphical abstract: A cephalopod-inspired mechanoluminescence material with skin-like self-healing and sensing properties
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

An intrinsically stretchable humidity sensor based on anti-drying, self-healing and transparent organohydrogels

A facile solvent-exchange strategy is devised to fabricate anti-drying, self-healing and transparent organohydrogels for stretchable humidity sensing applications.

Graphical abstract: An intrinsically stretchable humidity sensor based on anti-drying, self-healing and transparent organohydrogels
Communication

Ultra-stretchable hydrogels with reactive liquid metals as asymmetric force-sensors

Liquid metals (LMs) are used as liquid fillers in hydrophilic polymer networks to realize ultra-stretchable hydrogels as asymmetric force-sensors. The existence of liquid metals endows the hydrogel with unique features in synthetic methods and sensing applications.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-stretchable hydrogels with reactive liquid metals as asymmetric force-sensors
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Supramolecular nanofibrillar hydrogels as highly stretchable, elastic and sensitive ionic sensors

Nature-inspired ionic conductors based on supramolecular nanofibril are developed for flexible and stretchable strain/pressure sensors.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular nanofibrillar hydrogels as highly stretchable, elastic and sensitive ionic sensors
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Large-scale colloidal films with robust structural colors

“Milk skin”-analogous ensembles enable fine control over colloid deposition processes, allowing their universal use for uniform nanomaterial patterning.

Graphical abstract: Large-scale colloidal films with robust structural colors
From the themed collection: 2019 Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
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