Themed collection Materials Horizons Emerging Investigators Series

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Mohammad Mirkhalaf, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Mohammad Mirkhalaf, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Ewa Wierzbicka, Military University of Technology, Poland

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Professor Yi Zhang, Zhejiang Normal University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Kai Wang, Soochow University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Filip Podjaski, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Germany

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Jie Jiang, Central South University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Prof. Dr Thomas Schutzius, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Elad Koren, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Elad Koren, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Sushmee Badhulika, IIT Hyderabad, India

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Sushmee Badhulika, IIT Hyderabad, India
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Eleni Stavrinidou, Linköping University, Sweden

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Eleni Stavrinidou, Linköping University, Sweden
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Professor Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Zhengyang Bin, Sichuan University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Chengyi Hou, Donghua University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Danqing Liu, Shenzhen University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dr Danqing Liu, Shenzhen University, China
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Nan Liu, Beijing Normal University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Nan Liu, Beijing Normal University, China
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Tianyi Ma, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Tianyi Ma, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dae Sung Chung, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Dae Sung Chung, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Li Tang, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Li Tang, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Juan José Vilatela, IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Juan José Vilatela, IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Sahika Inal, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Sahika Inal, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Ignasi Fina, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Spain

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Ignasi Fina, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Spain
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Prashun Gorai, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Prashun Gorai, Colorado School of Mines, USA
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Jun Zhang, Qingdao University, China

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Jun Zhang, Qingdao University, China
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Wenhao Sun, University of Michigan, USA

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Wenhao Sun, University of Michigan, USA
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Evgeniya Sheremet, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Evgeniya Sheremet, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Xinyu Liu, University of Toronto, Canada

Our Emerging Investigator Series features exceptional work by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series: Xinyu Liu, University of Toronto, Canada
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Introducing the Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series

Our Emerging Investigator Series will feature exceptional work published in Materials Horizons by early-career researchers working in the field of materials science.

Graphical abstract: Introducing the Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series
Open Access Communication

Ultra-stable self-standing Au nanowires/TiO2 nanoporous membrane system for high-performance photoelectrochemical water splitting cells

Here we introduce for the first time a synthesis method of a core–shell photoanode composed of nanostructured self-standing titania nanotubes filled with Au nanowires. Photoanode shows high photon to current efficiency of 35% and incredible stability.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-stable self-standing Au nanowires/TiO2 nanoporous membrane system for high-performance photoelectrochemical water splitting cells
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Rationally-designed self-shaped ceramics through heterogeneous green body compositions

A material- and scale-independent ceramic self-shaping technique using heterogeneous green body compositions resulted in a rich set of shape changes. A model predicted shape change precisely and can serve as a design tool for future developments.

Graphical abstract: Rationally-designed self-shaped ceramics through heterogeneous green body compositions
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Achieving circularly polarized luminescence and large piezoelectric response in hybrid rare-earth double perovskite by a chirality induction strategy

A pair of 3D hybrid rare-earth double perovskites with large piezoelectric responses and CPL was constructed by introducing chirality. This study provides a strategy to prepare high-performance molecule-based piezoelectric and CPL materials.

Graphical abstract: Achieving circularly polarized luminescence and large piezoelectric response in hybrid rare-earth double perovskite by a chirality induction strategy
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Photomemristive sensing via charge storage in 2D carbon nitrides

We present a photomemristive sensing concept based on light-induced charge storage in the 2D carbon nitride K-PHI. Our design enables memory sensing with tuneable dynamic concentration ranges, combined with diverse operation and readout modes.

Graphical abstract: Photomemristive sensing via charge storage in 2D carbon nitrides
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Polarization-perceptual anisotropic two-dimensional ReS2 neuro-transistor with reconfigurable neuromorphic vision

A novel polarization-perceptual neuro-transistor with reconfigurable neuromorphic vision is proposed based on a 2D ReS2 phototransistor. Polarized navigation with reconfigurable learning ability and 3D visual polarization imaging are experimentally demonstrated for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Polarization-perceptual anisotropic two-dimensional ReS2 neuro-transistor with reconfigurable neuromorphic vision
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Microscale investigation on interfacial slippage and detachment of ice from soft materials

Using confocal traction force microscopy, we investigate the ice adhesion on soft elastomeric materials at unprecedented microscopic detail during the ice removal at different ice removal rates.

Graphical abstract: Microscale investigation on interfacial slippage and detachment of ice from soft materials
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Bright excitonic multiplexing mediated by dark exciton transition in two-dimensional TMDCs at room temperature

Room-temperature wavelength multiplexing of the two-primary bright excitonic channels (Ab-, Bb-) in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) arising from a dark exciton mediated transition.

Graphical abstract: Bright excitonic multiplexing mediated by dark exciton transition in two-dimensional TMDCs at room temperature
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An ultra high performance, lead-free Bi2WO6:P(VDF-TrFE)-based triboelectric nanogenerator for self-powered sensors and smart electronic applications

A triboelectric nanogenerator based on bismuth tungstate (Bi2WO6):polyvinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene (P(VDF-TrFE)) is fabricated. It delivers an output voltage (open circuit) of 205 V and current density (short circuit) of 11.91 mA m−2 at ∼0.15 kgf without any electric poling.

Graphical abstract: An ultra high performance, lead-free Bi2WO6:P(VDF-TrFE)-based triboelectric nanogenerator for self-powered sensors and smart electronic applications
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Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers

Conjugated oligomers polymerize in vivo on the root system of intact plants forming an extended network of tissue integrated conductors while the plants continue to grow and develop. The conducting roots are used to store energy in the plant.

Graphical abstract: Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Electronic transport descriptors for the rapid screening of thermoelectric materials

We use efficient first principles calculation of carrier scattering times to derive transport descriptors for mobility and thermoelectric powerfactor. Low carrier mass and high dielectric constant are critical, validated on promising ABX2 compounds.

Graphical abstract: Electronic transport descriptors for the rapid screening of thermoelectric materials
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A methyl-shield strategy enables efficient blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence hosts for high-performance fluorescent OLEDs

A novel methyl-shield strategy has been developed to design ideal TADF hosts for achieving an ultra-high EQE of 32.3%, which represents the first report of the EQE reaching above 30% in TSF-OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: A methyl-shield strategy enables efficient blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence hosts for high-performance fluorescent OLEDs
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Scalable fluid-spinning nanowire-based inorganic semiconductor yarns for electrochromic actuators

A unique fluid-spinning method was developed to obtain a series of scalable inorganic semiconductor yarns that have not been explored yet, which can obtain large tensile stroke by electrochemical charge injection-associated multicolor switching.

Graphical abstract: Scalable fluid-spinning nanowire-based inorganic semiconductor yarns for electrochromic actuators
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Novel butterfly-shaped organic semiconductor and single-walled carbon nanotube composites for high performance thermoelectric generators

Curved organic small molecule and single-walled carbon nanotube composites with enhanced interactions for thermoelectric materials.

Graphical abstract: Novel butterfly-shaped organic semiconductor and single-walled carbon nanotube composites for high performance thermoelectric generators
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A Lamellibranchia-inspired epidermal electrode for electrophysiology

Inspired by Lamellibranchia, a skin-like epidermal electrode that simultaneously possesses transparent, stretchable, adhesive and rapidly self-healing properties was designed and developed for high-quality electrophysiological monitoring.

Graphical abstract: A Lamellibranchia-inspired epidermal electrode for electrophysiology
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In situ identification of the electrocatalytic water oxidation behavior of a nickel-based metal–organic framework nanoarray

Direct identification of electrocatalytic behavior changes for highly efficient metal–organic framework based oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalysts is explored.

Graphical abstract: In situ identification of the electrocatalytic water oxidation behavior of a nickel-based metal–organic framework nanoarray
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A regioregular donor–acceptor copolymer allowing a high gain–bandwidth product to be obtained in photomultiplication-type organic photodiodes

A newly synthesized regioregular donor polymer is used in photomultiplication-type organic photodiodes (PM-OPDs), and its regioregularity enables face-on orientation with a low trap density, leading to a high gain and fast response time in PM-OPDs.

Graphical abstract: A regioregular donor–acceptor copolymer allowing a high gain–bandwidth product to be obtained in photomultiplication-type organic photodiodes
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T cell force-responsive delivery of anticancer drugs using mesoporous silica microparticles

A cellular force-responsive platform for controlled release of anticancer drugs.

Graphical abstract: T cell force-responsive delivery of anticancer drugs using mesoporous silica microparticles
Open Access Communication

Tough sheets of nanowires produced floating in the gas phase

SiNWs are continuously grown in the gas phase and directly collected as tough, macroscopic sheets that are flexible and free-standing.

Graphical abstract: Tough sheets of nanowires produced floating in the gas phase
Open Access Communication

Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors

An n-type, accumulation mode, microscale organic electrochemical transistor monitors the activity of a pore-forming protein integrated into a lipid bilayer.

Graphical abstract: Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors
Open Access Communication

Local manipulation of metamagnetism by strain nanopatterning

Our work demonstrates the local enhancement of antiferromagnetic phase stability in FeRh films by strain nanopatterning.

Graphical abstract: Local manipulation of metamagnetism by strain nanopatterning
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Computational discovery of promising new n-type dopable ABX Zintl thermoelectric materials

We develop a chemical replacements in structure prototype (CRISP) approach for novel materials discovery with functional applications.

Graphical abstract: Computational discovery of promising new n-type dopable ABX Zintl thermoelectric materials
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Platinum single atoms on tin oxide ultrathin films for extremely sensitive gas detection

Single atom Pt significantly improves the sensing performances of ultrathin SnO2 films for detection of triethylamine.

Graphical abstract: Platinum single atoms on tin oxide ultrathin films for extremely sensitive gas detection
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Selective metathesis synthesis of MgCr2S4 by control of thermodynamic driving forces

By altering the thermodynamic landscape, metathesis enables the rapid and selective synthesis of MgCr2S4 thiospinel, a compelling Mg-cathode material that is laborious to make via traditional ceramic synthesis routes.

Graphical abstract: Selective metathesis synthesis of MgCr2S4 by control of thermodynamic driving forces
Open Access Communication

Beyond graphene oxide: laser engineering functionalized graphene for flexible electronics

We show a novel concept for the design of graphene-based materials via diazonium-mediated functionalization and subsequent laser treatment for flexible electronics.

Graphical abstract: Beyond graphene oxide: laser engineering functionalized graphene for flexible electronics
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: An ambient-stable and stretchable ionic skin with multimodal sensation
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About this collection

Materials Horizons is pleased to present this growing web collection, showcasing the work being conducted by Emerging Investigators in materials science. It highlights up-and-coming scientists in the early stages of their independent careers, who have been identified as having the potential to influence future directions in the field.
This collection will be updated when new Emerging Investigator Series papers are published – so keep checking this page and watch the collection grow.

More details about the Emerging Investigator Series can be found in this editorial, including details on how to apply for consideration. Interviews with the corresponding authors featured in this collection can be found below.

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