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Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion

This review summarizes the advances in the derivation of one-dimensional porous and hollow carbon nanofibers from metal–organic frameworks for energy storage and conversion.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Nanoscale delivery systems for cancer immunotherapy

Antigens and adjuvants are loaded onto various types of nanocarriers and presented to APCs for activation of an immune response.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale delivery systems for cancer immunotherapy
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Solar-driven photothermal nanostructured materials designs and prerequisites for evaporation and catalysis applications

Solar-driven photothermal conversion by nanostructured materials is a direct solar energy conversion process that has been used as a novel strategy to augment vaporization and catalysis performance.

Graphical abstract: Solar-driven photothermal nanostructured materials designs and prerequisites for evaporation and catalysis applications
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

The progress and prospects of non-fullerene acceptors in ternary blend organic solar cells

This review summarizes the advantages of non-fullerene acceptors and their applications in ternary blend organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: The progress and prospects of non-fullerene acceptors in ternary blend organic solar cells
From the themed collection: Recent Review 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
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

Bi2OS2: a direct-gap two-dimensional semiconductor with high carrier mobility and surface electron states

Bi2OS2 nanosheets possess tunable anomalous layer-dependent bandgaps, derived from the synergetic effect of the quantum confinement and surface electron states.

Graphical abstract: Bi2OS2: a direct-gap two-dimensional semiconductor with high carrier mobility and surface electron states
Communication

A general salt-resistant hydrophilic/hydrophobic nanoporous double layer design for efficient and stable solar water evaporation distillation

A unique hydrophilic/hydrophobic nanoporous double layer structure was designed for efficient and stable solar water evaporation distillation.

Graphical abstract: A general salt-resistant hydrophilic/hydrophobic nanoporous double layer design for efficient and stable solar water evaporation distillation
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Open Access Communication

Crystalline silicon solar cells with tetracene interlayers: the path to silicon-singlet fission heterojunction devices

Solar cells utilising heterojunctions between crystalline silicon and singlet fission materials are a new competitor to silicon tandem cells.

Graphical abstract: Crystalline silicon solar cells with tetracene interlayers: the path to silicon-singlet fission heterojunction devices
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Communication

Additive manufacturing of complex micro-architected graphene aerogels

High-resolution 3D printing of intricate graphene aerogel micro-architectures with enhanced mechanical properties at decreasing densities.

Graphical abstract: Additive manufacturing of complex micro-architected graphene aerogels
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

High-yield production of 2D crystals by wet-jet milling

A novel liquid-phase exfoliation of layered crystals enables the production of defect-free and high quality 2D-crystal dispersions on a large scale.

Graphical abstract: High-yield production of 2D crystals by wet-jet milling
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Polymorphism controls the degree of charge transfer in a molecularly doped semiconducting polymer

Jacobs et al. present the first observation of both fractional and integer charge transfer phases in a single OSC:dopant system.

Graphical abstract: Polymorphism controls the degree of charge transfer in a molecularly doped semiconducting polymer
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Pseudocapacitance contribution in boron-doped graphite sheets for anion storage enables high-performance sodium-ion capacitors

The high pseudocapacitance contribution in boron-doped graphite sheets for anion storage is demonstrated, and then utilized to fabricate Na-ion hybrid capacitors.

Graphical abstract: Pseudocapacitance contribution in boron-doped graphite sheets for anion storage enables high-performance sodium-ion capacitors
Communication

Two-dimensional ferroelectricity and switchable spin-textures in ultra-thin elemental Te multilayers

Robust elemental ferroelectricity and switchable spin-textures in air-stable Te multilayers.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional ferroelectricity and switchable spin-textures in ultra-thin elemental Te multilayers
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Biofabrication of multifunctional nanocellulosic 3D structures: a facile and customizable route

We demonstrate a facile route for bacteria-based fabrication of 3D-shaped, hollow nanocellulosic objects and the new horizons enabled are also explored.

Graphical abstract: Biofabrication of multifunctional nanocellulosic 3D structures: a facile and customizable route
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Open Access Communication

Photoelectrochemical response of carbon dots (CDs) derived from chitosan and their use in electrochemical imaging

Direct photoelectrochemical response of carbon dots (CDs) was attributed to a photogenerated electron-transfer process by CDs under illumination.

Graphical abstract: Photoelectrochemical response of carbon dots (CDs) derived from chitosan and their use in electrochemical imaging
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Mechanically triggered composite stiffness tuning through thermodynamic relaxation (ST3R)

Mechanically triggered relaxation of metastable liquid metal is used to autonomously alter the stiffness of a polymer composite. This approach to smart responsive materials exploits distribution in thermodynamic potential to tune the response rate.

Graphical abstract: Mechanically triggered composite stiffness tuning through thermodynamic relaxation (ST3R)
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
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
From the themed collection: Winners of the Outstanding Paper prize 2018
Open Access Communication

An all-solid-state biocompatible ion-to-electron transducer for bioelectronics

The first all solid state organic electrochemical transistor based upon the skin pigment melanin.

Graphical abstract: An all-solid-state biocompatible ion-to-electron transducer for bioelectronics
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

A three-dimensional multilayer graphene web for polymer nanocomposites with exceptional transport properties and fracture resistance

A CVD-grown high-density 3D multilayer graphene web (MGW) is used as the filler for polymer nanocomposites, delivering exceptional electrical and thermal conductivities with outstanding fracture toughness.

Graphical abstract: A three-dimensional multilayer graphene web for polymer nanocomposites with exceptional transport properties and fracture resistance
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

PLUS-M: a Porous Liquid-metal enabled Ubiquitous Soft Material

Liquid metal transforms into a porous structure and floats on the water surface with heating.

Graphical abstract: PLUS-M: a Porous Liquid-metal enabled Ubiquitous Soft Material
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Writable and patternable organic solar cells and modules inspired by an old Chinese calligraphy tradition

A fabrication technique inspired by an old Chinese calligraphy tradition is developed to fabricate organic solar cells and modules.

Graphical abstract: Writable and patternable organic solar cells and modules inspired by an old Chinese calligraphy tradition
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

An instant responsive polymer driven by anisotropy of crystal phases

An unprecedented responsive mechanism in a single-layered PVDF film is reported, in which a responsive shape change is driven by the anisotropy of crystal phases.

Graphical abstract: An instant responsive polymer driven by anisotropy of crystal phases
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Band engineering in Mg3Sb2 by alloying with Mg3Bi2 for enhanced thermoelectric performance

The optimum Mg3Sb2–Mg3Bi2 alloy composition for thermoelectrics is modeled by analyzing transport properties and understanding changes in the electronic structure.

Graphical abstract: Band engineering in Mg3Sb2 by alloying with Mg3Bi2 for enhanced thermoelectric performance
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Communication

Co/CoP embedded in a hairy nitrogen-doped carbon polyhedron as an advanced tri-functional electrocatalyst

The hairy Co/CoP–HNC derived from common MOFs exhibits excellent tri-functional catalytic activity for ORR, OER, and HER in an alkaline solution.

Graphical abstract: Co/CoP embedded in a hairy nitrogen-doped carbon polyhedron as an advanced tri-functional electrocatalyst
From the themed collection: Materials Horizons Most Popular Articles
Open Access Communication

Rationally designed meta-implants: a combination of auxetic and conventional meta-biomaterials

Rationally designed meta-implants were found to create compression along both of their contact lines with the surrounding bone, thereby decreasing the chance of bone–implant interface failure (Hoffman's criterion) and wear particle-induced osteolysis, and improving bone ingrowth.

Graphical abstract: Rationally designed meta-implants: a combination of auxetic and conventional meta-biomaterials
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Communication

Monitoring crack appearance and healing in coatings with damage self-reporting nanocapsules

A three-component nanocapsule-based system allows monitoring the health cycle of coatings via autonomous visual highlighting of damages and reversible erasing through healing.

Graphical abstract: Monitoring crack appearance and healing in coatings with damage self-reporting nanocapsules
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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