Themed collection 2021 Materials Horizons Advisory Board collection

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Editorial

Introducing the new Materials Horizons Advisory Board

Highlighting the members of the Materials Horizons Advisory Board.

Graphical abstract: Introducing the new Materials Horizons Advisory Board
Focus

Aggregation-induced emission: fundamental understanding and future developments

In-depth discussion on recent progress of fundamental understanding of AIE mechanisms, identifying the existing challenges and opportunities for future developments.

Graphical abstract: Aggregation-induced emission: fundamental understanding and future developments
From the themed collection: Focus article collection
Review Article

Liquid–liquid interfaces: a unique and advantageous environment to prepare and process thin films of complex materials

This review summarizes the recent progress in a novel route to both synthesize and process complex and multi-component materials as thin films, based on interfaces between immiscible liquids, highlighting different materials and applications.

Graphical abstract: Liquid–liquid interfaces: a unique and advantageous environment to prepare and process thin films of complex materials
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

Artificial intelligence and machine learning in design of mechanical materials

This review revisits the state of the art of research efforts on the design of mechanical materials using machine learning.

Graphical abstract: Artificial intelligence and machine learning in design of mechanical materials
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Review Article

Niobium pentoxide based materials for high rate rechargeable electrochemical energy storage

This review summarizes the crystalline features, electrochemical characteristics, ions intercalation charge storage mechanisms, and recent advances in niobium pentoxide related materials for high-rate electrochemical energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Niobium pentoxide based materials for high rate rechargeable electrochemical energy storage
Open Access Review Article

The damaging effects of the acidity in PEDOT:PSS on semiconductor device performance and solutions based on non-acidic alternatives

Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate), PEDOT:PSS, has been widely used as an effective hole transporting material in many different organic semiconductor devices for well over a decade.

Graphical abstract: The damaging effects of the acidity in PEDOT:PSS on semiconductor device performance and solutions based on non-acidic alternatives
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: About the amplification factors in organic bioelectronic sensors
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Review Article

Photocatalytic fixation of nitrogen to ammonia: state-of-the-art advancements and future prospects

The state-of-the-art developments in the photocatalytic reduction of N2 to NH3 are presented by classifying the photocatalysts based on chemical composition. Additionally, the correlation between the modification of catalysts and their photocatalytic activity is highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic fixation of nitrogen to ammonia: state-of-the-art advancements and future prospects
Communication

Metabolically engineered bacteria as light-controlled living therapeutics for anti-angiogenesis tumor therapy

A living therapeutic system based on attenuated Salmonella was developed via metabolic engineering using an aggregation-induced emission (AIE) photosensitizer MA.

Graphical abstract: Metabolically engineered bacteria as light-controlled living therapeutics for anti-angiogenesis tumor therapy
Communication

Probing cell membrane damage using a molecular rotor probe with membrane-to-nucleus translocation

A molecular rotor probe TPAE2 was developed for dynamic and in situ monitoring of membrane damage using a membrane-to-nucleus translocation strategy.

Graphical abstract: Probing cell membrane damage using a molecular rotor probe with membrane-to-nucleus translocation
Open Access Communication

Charge transfer excitons in a donor–acceptor amphidynamic crystal: the role of dipole orientational order

Large amplitude motions in molecular solids are responsible for anomalous electrical characteristics in amphidynamic crystals. Here we explore the implications for charge transfer excitons photophysics.

Graphical abstract: Charge transfer excitons in a donor–acceptor amphidynamic crystal: the role of dipole orientational order
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Highly efficient and stable hybrid quantum-dot light-emitting field-effect transistors

A red quantum-dot light-emitting transistor with an EQE of 22.8% and a field-effect mobility of 3.1 cm2 V−1 s−1 is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient and stable hybrid quantum-dot light-emitting field-effect transistors
Communication

On the absence of triplet exciton loss pathways in non-fullerene acceptor based organic solar cells

Recombination to donor and acceptor triplet states should be energetically favourable. However, this recombination channel is not observed in operational devices.

Graphical abstract: On the absence of triplet exciton loss pathways in non-fullerene acceptor based organic solar cells
Open Access Communication

Key role of the meniscus shape in crystallization of organic semiconductors during meniscus-guided coating

The crystallization and film formation of organic semiconductors are controlled by the meniscus shape during meniscus guided coating for field-effect transistors.

Graphical abstract: Key role of the meniscus shape in crystallization of organic semiconductors during meniscus-guided coating
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Polarized blue photoluminescence of mesoscopically ordered electrospun non-conjugated polyacrylonitrile nanofibers

Electrospun fibres from the non-conjugated polymer polyacrylonitrile are aligned by heat-stretching. These aligned fibers emit polarized blue fluorescence and green phosphorescence.

Graphical abstract: Polarized blue photoluminescence of mesoscopically ordered electrospun non-conjugated polyacrylonitrile nanofibers
Communication

One-step in vivo metabolic labeling as a theranostic approach for overcoming drug-resistant bacterial infections

A bacterial metabolic probe with AIE characteristics shows great potential in in vivo light-up imaging of bacteria and antibacterial therapy.

Graphical abstract: One-step in vivo metabolic labeling as a theranostic approach for overcoming drug-resistant bacterial infections
Open Access Communication

Suppression of electron trapping by quantum dot emitters using a grafted polystyrene shell

Reduced electron trapping by a quantum dot using a thin polystyrene (PS) insulating shell with controllable thickness.

Graphical abstract: Suppression of electron trapping by quantum dot emitters using a grafted polystyrene shell
Communication

A self-healing hydrogel with pressure sensitive photoluminescence for remote force measurement and healing assessment

A self-healing hydrogel with a triple network structure and pressure sensitive photoluminescence for remote force measurement and healing assessment was successfully fabricated.

Graphical abstract: A self-healing hydrogel with pressure sensitive photoluminescence for remote force measurement and healing assessment
Communication

MoS2-capped CuxS nanocrystals: a new heterostructured geometry of transition metal dichalcogenides for broadband optoelectronics

Heterostructuring of different transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) leads to interesting band alignment and performance improvement, and thus enables new routes for the development of materials for next-generation semiconductor electronics.

Graphical abstract: MoS2-capped CuxS nanocrystals: a new heterostructured geometry of transition metal dichalcogenides for broadband optoelectronics
Communication

Identifying glioblastoma margins using dual-targeted organic nanoparticles for efficient in vivo fluorescence image-guided photothermal therapy

Dual-targeted organic nanoparticles efficiently target the margin of glioblastoma and successfully suppress the tumour growth through photothermal therapy.

Graphical abstract: Identifying glioblastoma margins using dual-targeted organic nanoparticles for efficient in vivo fluorescence image-guided photothermal therapy
Open Access Communication

Host dependence of the electron affinity of molecular dopants

Accurate molecular modeling reveal the surprisingly large impact of the solid-state environment on the electron acceptor levels of molecular dopants.

Graphical abstract: Host dependence of the electron affinity of molecular dopants
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Communication

Bioinspired hierarchical composite design using machine learning: simulation, additive manufacturing, and experiment

A new approach to design hierarchical materials using convolutional neural networks is proposed and validated through additive manufacturing and testing.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired hierarchical composite design using machine learning: simulation, additive manufacturing, and experiment
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

How to interpret absorption and fluorescence spectra of charge transfer states in an organic solar cell

Energetic disorder is crucial to consistently model both absorption and photoluminescence spectra of charge transfer states in organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: How to interpret absorption and fluorescence spectra of charge transfer states in an organic solar cell
Communication

Unidirectional water delivery on a superhydrophilic surface with two-dimensional asymmetrical wettability barriers

A superhydrophilic surface decorated with 2D hydrophobic water barriers is proven to be a potential platform for unidirectional liquid transport.

Graphical abstract: Unidirectional water delivery on a superhydrophilic surface with two-dimensional asymmetrical wettability barriers
Communication

Human ability to discriminate surface chemistry by touch

Human ability to discriminate between hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces is attributed to differences in vibrational frequencies generated while sliding at particular velocities and normal forces.

Graphical abstract: Human ability to discriminate surface chemistry by touch
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To celebrate the addition of several new members to the Materials Horizons Advisory Board, we have gathered a selection of papers by Advisory Board members that were published in Materials Horizons in recent years.

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