Themed collection Research presented at the International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN) 2018
Polyoxometalates as promising materials for electrochromic devices
A comprehensive review on polyoxometalate-based electrochromic materials and their applications in electrochromic devices.
Structure–thermopower relationships in molecular thermoelectrics
This review provides a comprehensive overview of advances in the last two decades in the physical-organic studies of molecular thermoelectrics.
Multivalent metal ion hybrid capacitors: a review with a focus on zinc-ion hybrid capacitors
Multivalent metal ion hybrid capacitors are overviewed from the angle of design concept, configuration, electrochemical behavior and energy storage mechanism.
Microwave-assisted synthesis of black phosphorus quantum dots: efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction
Black phosphorus quantum dots exhibit an impressive catalytic activity for oxygen evolution reaction.
Iodine doped composite with biomass carbon dots and reduced graphene oxide: a versatile bifunctional electrode for energy storage and oxygen reduction reaction
We prepared carbon dots (CDs) via a sustainable, low-cost synthetic route employing eggplant biomass.
Liquid metal core–shell structures functionalised via mechanical agitation: the example of Field's metal
Field's metal particles synthesised by mechanical agitation exhibit peculiar core–shell structure and functionality.
Metallovesicles as smart nanoreactors for green catalytic synthesis of benzimidazole derivatives in water
Green catalytic synthesis of benzimidazoles using Cu metallovesicles as nanoreactors.
Terahertz spectroscopic characterization of Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change materials for photonics applications
Ge–Sb–Te (GST) phase change materials exhibit a metal-to-insulator transition and therefore are expected to be useful for a variety of terahertz wave applications in addition to their primary application in optical and electrical memory devices.
Liquid metals for tuning gas sensitive layers
Liquid metals can offer extraordinary properties for application in the field of sensors, yet their potential has not been fully realised.
Self-assembly of Au nano-islands with tuneable organized disorder for highly sensitive SERS
A thermophoretically driven Au aerosol deposition process is used for the self-assembly of thin films consisting of plasmonic nano-islands (NIs) with a controllable and highly reproducible degree of disorder resulting in long-range periodicity with self-similar properties and stochastically distributed hot-spots, benefitting their applications as SERS substrates.
Influence of surface chemistry on the formation of a protein corona on nanodiamonds
The protein corona of nanodiamonds is dominated by low molecular weight proteins and is largely independent of surface chemistry. The pre-incubation of nanodiamonds in serum and the formation of a protein corona decrease the production of reactive oxygen species, increasing the cell viability of macrophages.
Boosting inverted perovskite solar cell performance by using 9,9-bis(4-diphenylaminophenyl)fluorene functionalized with triphenylamine as a dopant-free hole transporting material
New small molecules based on 9,9-bis(4-diphenylaminophenyl)fluorene functionalized with triphenylamine moieties are developed for use as dopant-free hole transporting materials (HTMs) in planar inverted perovskite solar cells. Power conversion efficiencies (PCE) as high as 17.1% are obtained with good stability.
Theoretical discovery of Dirac half metal in experimentally synthesized two dimensional metal semiquinoid frameworks
Dirac cone in metal-semiquinoid frameworks.
Unravelling mass transport in hierarchically porous catalysts
Hierarchical porous catalysts offer highly connected architectures for enhanced transport of bulky molecules and the sustainable manufacturing of bio-derived platform chemicals and fuels.
Zinc–nickel–cobalt ternary hydroxide nanoarrays for high-performance supercapacitors
Zn–Ni–Co ternary hydroxide nanoarrays with a controlled morphology are used as the cathode material for supercapacitors for the first time.
Fullerene as an efficient hybridization matrix for exploring high-performance layered-double-hydroxide-based electrodes
The hybridization of inorganic solids with fullerene (C60) nanosheets provides an effective way to explore high-performance hybrid-type electrode materials.
Room temperature production of graphene oxide with thermally labile oxygen functional groups for improved lithium ion battery fabrication and performance
We report a room-temperature synthesis method to produce graphene oxide with thermally-labile oxygen functional groups.
Dopant-free novel hole-transporting materials based on quinacridone dye for high-performance and humidity-stable mesoporous perovskite solar cells
A series of novel pristine hole-transporting materials based on a quinacridone (QA) dye have been developed and used to fabricate mesoporous perovskite solar cells for the first time achieving an efficiency of 18.2%.
About this collection
Guest Edited by conference chair Professor Ajayan Vinu (University of Newcastle, Australia), this themed collection features research presented at the International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN) held in Newcastle, Australia between the 30th October and the 2nd November 2018. The collection includes research presented by speakers at the conference and covers the fundamentals and technological aspects of various advanced materials and their industrial, biomedical, electronic, photonic, energy and environmental applications.