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Themed collection 2020 Materials Horizons most popular articles

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Evolution of self-healing elastomers, from extrinsic to combined intrinsic mechanisms: a review

We propose a timeline classifying self-healing polymers in generations based on the healing mechanism, and correlated with historical development.

Graphical abstract: Evolution of self-healing elastomers, from extrinsic to combined intrinsic mechanisms: a review
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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

Bio-inspired photonic crystal patterns

In this review, the recent research progress in bio-inspired PC patterns is presented including preparation strategies, functionality evolution and various applications.

Graphical abstract: Bio-inspired photonic crystal patterns
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Open Access Review Article

It's a trap! On the nature of localised states and charge trapping in lead halide perovskites

The recent surge of scientific interest for lead halide perovskite semiconductors and optoelectronic devices has seen a mix of materials science sub-fields converge on the same “magical” crystal structure.

Graphical abstract: It's a trap! On the nature of localised states and charge trapping in lead halide perovskites
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Review Article

Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications

The review focuses on recent developments in the synthetic methodologies of COFs and their applications in the field of organocatalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis. Future scope of COFs in the field are also described.

Graphical abstract: Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Communication

Dynamic intermolecular interactions through hydrogen bonding of water promote heat conduction in hydrogels

Dynamic intermolecular forces through hydrogen bonding between water and polymer chains are shown to enhance thermal transport in soft materials.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic intermolecular interactions through hydrogen bonding of water promote heat conduction in hydrogels
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Communication

Machine-learning interatomic potentials enable first-principles multiscale modeling of lattice thermal conductivity in graphene/borophene heterostructures

We highlight that machine-learning interatomic potentials trained over short AIMD trajectories enable first-principles multiscale modeling, bridging DFT level accuracy to the continuum level and empowering the study of complex/novel nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Machine-learning interatomic potentials enable first-principles multiscale modeling of lattice thermal conductivity in graphene/borophene heterostructures
From the themed collection: A selection of 2020 articles
Communication

Self-powered integrated system of a strain sensor and flexible all-solid-state supercapacitor by using a high performance ionic organohydrogel

A self-powered integrated strain sensor system which could be attached to the human body to detect human motion was developed.

Graphical abstract: Self-powered integrated system of a strain sensor and flexible all-solid-state supercapacitor by using a high performance ionic organohydrogel
Communication

Stretchable, self-healing and tissue-adhesive zwitterionic hydrogels as strain sensors for wireless monitoring of organ motions

Stretchable, self-healing, and fatigue resistant polyzwitterionic nanocomposite hydrogels with polydopamine robustly adhere to the heart and lungs for in situ monitoring of dynamic motions through wireless transmission.

Graphical abstract: Stretchable, self-healing and tissue-adhesive zwitterionic hydrogels as strain sensors for wireless monitoring of organ motions
From the themed collection: A selection of 2020 articles
Communication

Prediction of a two-dimensional high-TC f-electron ferromagnetic semiconductor

Two-dimensional (2D) ferromagnetic semiconductors (FMSs) exhibit novel spin-dependent electronic and optical properties, opening up exciting opportunities for nanoscale spintronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Prediction of a two-dimensional high-TC f-electron ferromagnetic semiconductor
From the themed collection: 2020 Materials Horizons most popular articles
Communication

Unprecedented capacitive deionization performance of interconnected iron–nitrogen-doped carbon tubes in oxygenated saline water

This work reports the layer-by-layer motif synthesis of 3D interconnected nitrogen–iron-doped carbon tubes (3D-FeNC tubes) by using continuous polymeric fibers as templates with high capacitive deionization performance in oxygenated saline water.

Graphical abstract: Unprecedented capacitive deionization performance of interconnected iron–nitrogen-doped carbon tubes in oxygenated saline water
Communication

Organic intercalation engineering of quasi-2D Dion–Jacobson α-CsPbI3 perovskites

Organic intercalation engineering of perovskites endows the as-constructed quasi-2D Dion–Jacobson α-CsPbI3 with a linearly aligned bandgap and fundamentally enhanced stability.

Graphical abstract: Organic intercalation engineering of quasi-2D Dion–Jacobson α-CsPbI3 perovskites
From the themed collection: A selection of 2020 articles
Communication

Poly(ionic liquid) hydrogel-based anti-freezing ionic skin for a soft robotic gripper

A zwitterionic poly(ionic liquid) hydrogel with super-stretchability, self-healing ability, and high conductivity at −20 °C was fabricated and used for ionic skin for a soft robotic gripper.

Graphical abstract: Poly(ionic liquid) hydrogel-based anti-freezing ionic skin for a soft robotic gripper
From the themed collection: A selection of 2020 articles
Open Access Communication

A versatile biomaterial ink platform for the melt electrowriting of chemically-crosslinked hydrogels

Click-crosslinked microperiodic hydrogels scaffolds from polymer melts: soft but surprisingly robust.

Graphical abstract: A versatile biomaterial ink platform for the melt electrowriting of chemically-crosslinked hydrogels
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Communication

High-κ polymers of intrinsic microporosity: a new class of high temperature and low loss dielectrics for printed electronics

For the first time, sulfonylated polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) are exploited for high-κ, high-temperature, and low-loss gate dielectric applications.

Graphical abstract: High-κ polymers of intrinsic microporosity: a new class of high temperature and low loss dielectrics for printed electronics
From the themed collection: 2020 Materials Horizons most popular articles
Communication

High compression strength single network hydrogels with pillar[5]arene junction points

This study describes a straightforward and versatile approach for synthesizing poly(2-isopropenyl-2-oxazoline) hydrogels with tunable properties by using a bifunctional macrocyclic pillar[5]arene host having two carboxylic acid groups as crosslinker.

Graphical abstract: High compression strength single network hydrogels with pillar[5]arene junction points
From the themed collection: 2020 Materials Horizons most popular articles
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
Communication

Self-doped p–n junctions in two-dimensional In2X3 van der Waals materials

With the advent of two-dimensional materials, it is now possible to realize p–n junctions at the ultimate thickness limit.

Graphical abstract: Self-doped p–n junctions in two-dimensional In2X3 van der Waals materials
From the themed collection: A selection of 2020 articles
Open Access Communication

The role of traps in the photocurrent generation mechanism in thin InSe photodetectors

Due to the excellent electrical transport properties and optoelectronic performance, thin indium selenide (InSe) has recently attracted attention in the field of 2D semiconducting materials.

Graphical abstract: The role of traps in the photocurrent generation mechanism in thin InSe photodetectors
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Fast processing of highly crosslinked, low-viscosity vitrimers

This study describes a rational approach to go beyond the current processability limits of vitrimer materials, with a demonstration of low-viscosity fast processing of highly crosslinked permanent networks.

Graphical abstract: Fast processing of highly crosslinked, low-viscosity vitrimers
From the themed collection: A selection of 2020 articles
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