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Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers

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Review Article

Emerging black phosphorus analogue nanomaterials for high-performance device applications

Black phosphorus analogues with excellent performance and high chemical stability hold great promise for practical applications.

Graphical abstract: Emerging black phosphorus analogue nanomaterials for high-performance device applications
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Review Article

Emerging interface materials for electronics thermal management: experiments, modeling, and new opportunities

State-of-the-art experiments and modeling, challenges, and future opportunities for developing high-performance interface materials for electronics thermal management.

Graphical abstract: Emerging interface materials for electronics thermal management: experiments, modeling, and new opportunities
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Communication

Molecular conducting magnetic heterostructures

Doped quasi-two-dimensional aniline heterostructures have been achieved through interfacial assembly with impressive conductive and magnetic properties.

Graphical abstract: Molecular conducting magnetic heterostructures
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Communication

Dual-source vacuum deposition of pure and mixed halide 2D perovskites: thin film characterization and processing guidelines

Vacuum deposited 2D perovskites show high crystallinity at low temperatures. Mixed halide and wide bandgap compounds, however, can be challenging to obtain.

Graphical abstract: Dual-source vacuum deposition of pure and mixed halide 2D perovskites: thin film characterization and processing guidelines
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Communication

Enhanced piezoelectric property in quenched BiFeO3-based piezoceramics: role of defects and mesophase

Enhanced piezoelectricity by quenching results from the synergistic effects of increased resistivity and interfacial polarization caused by a mesophase.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced piezoelectric property in quenched BiFeO3-based piezoceramics: role of defects and mesophase
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Communication

A family of all sp2-bonded carbon allotropes of topological semimetals with strain-robust nodal-lines

A family of all sp2-bonded, superelastic carbon allotropes of topological semimetals are predicted, exhibiting unusual strain-robust nodal-lines.

Graphical abstract: A family of all sp2-bonded carbon allotropes of topological semimetals with strain-robust nodal-lines
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Communication

Azobenzene-containing liquid crystalline block copolymer supramolecular complexes as a platform for photopatternable colorless materials

Using liquid crystalline triblock copolymer complexes with hydrogen-bonded azobenzene moieties, photopatterned colorless birefringent films were prepared by irradiation with linearly polarized light and subsequent extracting azobenzene moieties.

Graphical abstract: Azobenzene-containing liquid crystalline block copolymer supramolecular complexes as a platform for photopatternable colorless materials
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Communication

High-efficiency near-UV light-emitting diodes on Si substrates with InGaN/GaN/AlGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells

High quantum efficiency LEDs with InGaN/GaN/AlGaN/GaN MQWs have been demonstrated. The proposed GaN interlayer barrier can not only increase the concentration and the spatial overlap of carriers, but also improve the quality of the MQWs.

Graphical abstract: High-efficiency near-UV light-emitting diodes on Si substrates with InGaN/GaN/AlGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells
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Communication

Charge transport through a water-assisted hydrogen bond in single-molecule glutathione disulfide junctions

This work demonstrates that single-molecule conductance measurements can identify reduced and oxidized glutathiones and thus have potential application in clinical diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Charge transport through a water-assisted hydrogen bond in single-molecule glutathione disulfide junctions
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Communication

Luminescence enhancement of CsPbBr3 quantum dot glasses induced by two unexpected methods: mechanical and hydration crystallization

Theoretically, the realization of phase transformation in glass requires enough energy to overcome a certain barrier.

Graphical abstract: Luminescence enhancement of CsPbBr3 quantum dot glasses induced by two unexpected methods: mechanical and hydration crystallization
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Communication

High stress-driven voltages in net-like layer-supported organic–inorganic perovskites

Huge mechano-electrical performance obtained from net-like PVDF composites infiltrated with methylammonium lead iodide under vertical ultrasonic vibration, without additional poling.

Graphical abstract: High stress-driven voltages in net-like layer-supported organic–inorganic perovskites
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The structure optimization of phenanthroimidazole based isomers with external quantum efficiency approaching 7% in non-doped deep-blue OLEDs

In this work, four phenanthroimidazole (PI) based isomers TPA-PPI-PBI, TPA-PPI-NPBI, PBI-PPI-TPA and NPBI-PPI-TPA for high-efficiency deep-blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have been designed and synthesized.

Graphical abstract: The structure optimization of phenanthroimidazole based isomers with external quantum efficiency approaching 7% in non-doped deep-blue OLEDs
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Low-temperature crystallization and paraelectric–ferroelectric phase transformation in nanoscale ZrO2 thin films induced by atomic layer plasma treatment

Crystallization and ferroelectricity with high endurance are achieved in ZrO2 thin films at low temperature using an atomic layer plasma treatment technique.

Graphical abstract: Low-temperature crystallization and paraelectric–ferroelectric phase transformation in nanoscale ZrO2 thin films induced by atomic layer plasma treatment
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A self-calibrating phosphorescent polymeric probe for measuring pH fluctuations in subcellular organelles and the zebrafish digestive tract

A ratiometric phosphorescent probe, P-pH, was developed to determine the pH in vitro and in vivo via ratiometric photoluminescence imaging and photoluminescence lifetime imaging.

Graphical abstract: A self-calibrating phosphorescent polymeric probe for measuring pH fluctuations in subcellular organelles and the zebrafish digestive tract
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Highly efficient blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence organic light emitting diodes based on tercarbazole donor and boron acceptor dyads

Two new blue TADF emitters, 3CzTB and M3CzB, for application in highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes are reported.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence organic light emitting diodes based on tercarbazole donor and boron acceptor dyads
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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Temperature Stable Li2Ti0.75(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.25O3-Based Microwave Dielectric Ceramics with Low Sintering Temperature and Ultra-low Dielectric Loss for Dielectric Resonator Antenna Applications

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Photomechanical molecular crystals and nanowire assemblies based on the [2+2] photodimerization of a phenylbutadiene derivative

Crystalline (E)-4-fluoro-cinnamaldehyde malononitrile undergoes a [2+2] photocycloaddition, leading to a robust photomechanical response and improved force generation by nanowire ceramic composites.

Graphical abstract: Photomechanical molecular crystals and nanowire assemblies based on the [2+2] photodimerization of a phenylbutadiene derivative
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Modulation of π-linkers in asymmetric thermally activated delayed fluorescence molecules enabling high performance OLEDs

Modulating aromatic π-linkers in asymmetric thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters enables high performance OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Modulation of π-linkers in asymmetric thermally activated delayed fluorescence molecules enabling high performance OLEDs
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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Negative and near-zero Poisson's ratios in 2D graphene/MoS2 and graphene/h-BN heterostructures

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Smart and efficient opto-electronic dual response material based on two-dimensional perovskite crystal/thin film

Our opto-electronic dual response material, possessing rapid response and high fatigue resistance, could be widely applied to smart electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Smart and efficient opto-electronic dual response material based on two-dimensional perovskite crystal/thin film
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Fabricating flexible wafer-size inorganic semiconductor devices

In this work, we proposed a scheme to obtain flexible wafer-size inorganic semiconductor devices and discussed their mechanism of this super flexibility.

Graphical abstract: Fabricating flexible wafer-size inorganic semiconductor devices
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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Flexible TPU Strain Sensors with Tunable Sensitivity and Stretchability via Coupling AgNWs with rGO

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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Catalyst + Chemodosimeter → Chemosensor: Incorporation of a catalytic functionality in an indicator displacement assay to realize reversible chemosensing detection

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The high thermoelectric performance of slightly Sb doped PbTe alloys

The peak zT value of 1.1 has achieved for Pb0.995Sb0.005Te alloy at 723 K, which is comparable with the Sb doped PbTe alloys with higher doping concentration.

Graphical abstract: The high thermoelectric performance of slightly Sb doped PbTe alloys
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High efficiency and low efficiency roll-off all fluorescent white organic light-emitting diodes based on phosphor sensitization

All fluorescent white organic light-emitting diodes (WOLEDs) have aroused significant interest owing to the advantages of excellent operational stability, low efficiency roll-off and low cost.

Graphical abstract: High efficiency and low efficiency roll-off all fluorescent white organic light-emitting diodes based on phosphor sensitization
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Electrically conductive aluminum ion-reinforced MXene films for efficient electromagnetic interference shielding

An ion cross-linking strategy is reported to fabricate MXene films with remarkable electromagnetic interference shielding performance and excellent mechanical strength.

Graphical abstract: Electrically conductive aluminum ion-reinforced MXene films for efficient electromagnetic interference shielding
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Liquid metal-supported synthesis of cupric oxide

Facile synthesis of a copper oxide–liquid metal composite.

Graphical abstract: Liquid metal-supported synthesis of cupric oxide
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Formamidine-assisted fast crystallization to fabricate formamidinium-based perovskite films for high-efficiency and stable solar cells

A FA-assisted fast crystallization (FAAFC) method involving adding FA into an antisolvent to achieve homogeneous nucleation and a high-quality crystalline film.

Graphical abstract: Formamidine-assisted fast crystallization to fabricate formamidinium-based perovskite films for high-efficiency and stable solar cells
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Extrinsic vs. intrinsic luminescence and their interplay with spin crossover in 3D Hofmann-type coordination polymers

Two series of coordination polymers have been synthesized to exhibit extrinsic or intrinsic luminescence modulated by spin crossover behavior. This study provides further insight into the features governing the synergy between both properties.

Graphical abstract: Extrinsic vs. intrinsic luminescence and their interplay with spin crossover in 3D Hofmann-type coordination polymers
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CoBr2-doping-induced efficiency improvement of CsPbBr3 planar perovskite solar cells

Although perovskite solar cells have achieved the highest 25.2% efficiency, they suffer from poor stability because the organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites are easily decomposed under the attacks of oxygen, moisture, heat and ultraviolet light.

Graphical abstract: CoBr2-doping-induced efficiency improvement of CsPbBr3 planar perovskite solar cells
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Nacre-based carbon nanomeshes for a soft ionic actuator with large and rapid deformation

Hierarchically porous carbon nanomeshes from nacre for fast ion penetration of soft ionic actuator with large and rapid deformation.

Graphical abstract: Nacre-based carbon nanomeshes for a soft ionic actuator with large and rapid deformation
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Rational design of efficient orange-red to red thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters for OLEDs with external quantum efficiency of up to 26.0% and reduced efficiency roll-off

A class of novel donor–acceptor orange-red to red thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) emitters with a maximum external quantum efficiency (EQE) of up to 26.0% and extremely low efficiency roll-off have been designed and synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of efficient orange-red to red thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters for OLEDs with external quantum efficiency of up to 26.0% and reduced efficiency roll-off
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Magnetron-sputtering deposited molybdenum carbide MXene thin films as a saturable absorber for passively Q-switched lasers

We experimentally demonstrated the passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser based on the Mo2C film as a saturable absorber.

Graphical abstract: Magnetron-sputtering deposited molybdenum carbide MXene thin films as a saturable absorber for passively Q-switched lasers
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Ultra-broadband cyan-to-orange emitting Ba1+xSr1−xGa4O8:Bi3+ phosphors: luminescence control and optical temperature sensing

Controllable cyan-to-orange tuning and optical thermometry in Ba1+xSr1−xGa4O8:Bi3+ phosphors with ultra-broadband emission were realized based on crystal filed control at multiple emission centers.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-broadband cyan-to-orange emitting Ba1+xSr1−xGa4O8:Bi3+ phosphors: luminescence control and optical temperature sensing
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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Photon Upconversion Afterglow material toward Visual Information Coding/Decoding

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Tunneling-induced negative permittivity in Ni/MnO nanocomposites by a bio-gel derived strategy

Tunneling-induced negative permittivity is attributed to the low frequency plasmonic state in tunneling networks, where nickel nanoparticles are still isolated geometrically but connected electrically.

Graphical abstract: Tunneling-induced negative permittivity in Ni/MnO nanocomposites by a bio-gel derived strategy
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Vertically conductive MoS2 pyramids with a high density of active edge sites for efficient hydrogen evolution

Due to the thickness-independent vertical conductivity and high density of active edge sites, MoS2 pyramids demonstrate a highly enhanced HER performance compared to that of MoS2 triangular flakes.

Graphical abstract: Vertically conductive MoS2 pyramids with a high density of active edge sites for efficient hydrogen evolution
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A dual-functional intelligent logic detector based on new Ln-MOFs: first visual logical probe for the two-dimensional monitoring of pyrethroid biomarkers

Nowadays, artificial intelligence (AI) is flourishing in various fields, but the application of complex intelligent logic systems to the two-dimensional monitoring of biomarkers is quite rare.

Graphical abstract: A dual-functional intelligent logic detector based on new Ln-MOFs: first visual logical probe for the two-dimensional monitoring of pyrethroid biomarkers
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Controllable fabrication of α-Ni(OH)2 thin films with preheating treatment for long-term stable electrochromic and energy storage applications

Long-term stable, fast switching α-Ni(OH)2 electrodes for electrochromic energy storage application has been fabricated by one-step preheating treatment. The cost-effective fabrication is expected to expand to other metal hydroxide materials.

Graphical abstract: Controllable fabrication of α-Ni(OH)2 thin films with preheating treatment for long-term stable electrochromic and energy storage applications
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Color manipulation of Bi3+-activated CaZnOS under stress with ultra-high efficiency and low threshold for anticounterfeiting applications

We report blue to green emission mechanoluminescence (ML) in CaZnOS:Bi3+,Li+ with about 50 times greater ML intensity than that of the strong ML material ZnS:Cu+.

Graphical abstract: Color manipulation of Bi3+-activated CaZnOS under stress with ultra-high efficiency and low threshold for anticounterfeiting applications
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Accepted Manuscript - Paper

Synergistically optimizing electrocaloric effect and temperature span in KNN-based ceramics utilizing relaxor multiphase boundary

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Bright tricolor ultrabroad-band emission carbon dots for white light-emitting diodes with a 96.5 high color rendering index

Synthesis of tricolor ultrabroad-band emissive CDs and luminescence films for WLEDs with high CRI and adjustable CCT.

Graphical abstract: Bright tricolor ultrabroad-band emission carbon dots for white light-emitting diodes with a 96.5 high color rendering index
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Gate-tunable all-inorganic QLED with enhanced charge injection balance

A novel gate-tunable all-inorganic QLED is proposed, which exhibits outstanding performance along with excellent stability.

Graphical abstract: Gate-tunable all-inorganic QLED with enhanced charge injection balance
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A self-powered solar-blind photodetector with large Voc enhancing performance based on the PEDOT:PSS/Ga2O3 organic–inorganic hybrid heterojunction

A self-powered solar-blind photodetector with large Voc enhancing performance is constructed on the PEDOT:PSS/Ga2O3 hybrid heterojunction.

Graphical abstract: A self-powered solar-blind photodetector with large Voc enhancing performance based on the PEDOT:PSS/Ga2O3 organic–inorganic hybrid heterojunction
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Designing Dirac semimetals with a honeycomb Na3Bi-lattice via isovalent cation substitution

By using an iso-symmetry isovalent cation substitution method for designing ternary Dirac semimetals within a honeycomb structure, three stable Dirac semimetals are predicted with interesting hidden spin textures.

Graphical abstract: Designing Dirac semimetals with a honeycomb Na3Bi-lattice via isovalent cation substitution
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A paper-based device of a specially designed soft layered polymer composite for measurement of weak friction force

A paper-based device of a specially designed soft layered composite consisting of polydiacetylene enables measurement of friction force with a gradual color change from blue to red in response to the strength and number of the applied friction force.

Graphical abstract: A paper-based device of a specially designed soft layered polymer composite for measurement of weak friction force
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High-sensitivity X-ray detectors based on solution-grown caesium lead bromide single crystals

High-sensitivity X-ray detectors made of solution grown CsPbBr3 single crystals with high crystalline quality was reported in this work. The device with asymmetric electrodes configuration shows high sensitivity of 1256 μC Gy−1 cm−2.

Graphical abstract: High-sensitivity X-ray detectors based on solution-grown caesium lead bromide single crystals
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Piezo-phototronic effect enhanced photodetectors based on MAPbI3 perovskite

A novel piezo-phototronic effect enhanced photodetector based on MAPbI3 polycrystalline perovskite is designed and fabricated with reconfigurable piezoelectric performance.

Graphical abstract: Piezo-phototronic effect enhanced photodetectors based on MAPbI3 perovskite
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A high performance self-powered ultraviolet photodetector based on a p-GaN/n-ZnMgO heterojunction

A high performance p-GaN/n-ZnMgO heterojunction photodiode was demonstrated and investigated.

Graphical abstract: A high performance self-powered ultraviolet photodetector based on a p-GaN/n-ZnMgO heterojunction
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Benzimidazole–triazine based exciplex films as emitters and hosts to construct highly efficient OLEDs with a small efficiency roll-off

Highly efficient exciplex-based OLEDs were fabricated by employing acceptors composed of benzimidazole and triazine hybrids.

Graphical abstract: Benzimidazole–triazine based exciplex films as emitters and hosts to construct highly efficient OLEDs with a small efficiency roll-off
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Orange-red and white-emitting nonconventional luminescent polymers containing cyclic acid anhydride and lactam groups

Nonconventional luminescent copolymers poly(itaconic anhydride-co-vinyl caprolactam) (PIVC) and poly(itaconic anhydride-co-vinyl pyrrolidone) (PIVP) emit strong orange-red and bright white emissions, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Orange-red and white-emitting nonconventional luminescent polymers containing cyclic acid anhydride and lactam groups
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Aggregation-induced red-shifted emission and fluorescent patterning of poly(aryleneethynylene) with a lateral AIEgen substituent

A poly(aryleneethynylene)-based polymer with a lateral AIEgen showed a large red-shift in emission during aggregation and various high-resolution fluorescent patterns were fabricated by imprinting lithography.

Graphical abstract: Aggregation-induced red-shifted emission and fluorescent patterning of poly(aryleneethynylene) with a lateral AIEgen substituent
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Bis(benzothiophene-S,S-dioxide) fused small molecules realize solution-processible, high-performance and non-doped blue organic light-emitting diodes

A series of solution-processible blue small molecules based on bis(benzothiophene-S,S-dioxide) fused polycyclic aromatics (FBTO) are synthesized, which show the high EL performance with the maximum current efficiency of 6.37 cd A−1.

Graphical abstract: Bis(benzothiophene-S,S-dioxide) fused small molecules realize solution-processible, high-performance and non-doped blue organic light-emitting diodes
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Keto-salicylaldehyde azine: asymmetric substituent effect on their optical properties via electron-donating group insertion

Asymmetric substitution effect at K-terminal or S-terminal in KSA-based derivatives plays a key role in their AIE performance and metal ion responsiveness via simple intrinsic electronic structure tunings.

Graphical abstract: Keto-salicylaldehyde azine: asymmetric substituent effect on their optical properties via electron-donating group insertion
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Liquid–liquid extraction: a universal method to synthesize liquid colloidal photonic crystals

A liquid–liquid extraction method is developed to produce liquid PCs at room temperature. The colloidal particles precipitate to form liquid PCs due to the extraction of solvent and the supersaturation of particles.

Graphical abstract: Liquid–liquid extraction: a universal method to synthesize liquid colloidal photonic crystals
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Controlling the formation of heliconical smectic phases by molecular design of achiral bent-core molecules

A heliconical lamellar liquid crystalline phase occurs at the paraelectric–(anti)ferroelectric transition if it coincides with a change of the tilt correlation between the layers.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the formation of heliconical smectic phases by molecular design of achiral bent-core molecules
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Enhanced thermoelectric properties of polyaniline/polypyrrole/carbon nanotube ternary composites by treatment with a secondary dopant using ferric chloride

Polymer/carbon nanotube (CNT) composites have lower electrical conductivity than pristine CNTs since the carrier barriers at the interface between the polymer and CNTs hinder the carrier pathways from tube to tube.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced thermoelectric properties of polyaniline/polypyrrole/carbon nanotube ternary composites by treatment with a secondary dopant using ferric chloride
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Bioinspired microstructure-reorganized behavior of carbon nanotube yarn induced by cyclic stretching training

Microstructure-reorganized behavior is where the microstructure of a material can be reorganized under some conditions, such as temperature or moisture changes, electrical or mechanical stimulation.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired microstructure-reorganized behavior of carbon nanotube yarn induced by cyclic stretching training
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Silica–titania hybrids for structurally robust inverse opals with controllable refractive index

Combining silica and titania precursors at varying ratios yields uniform hybrid inverse opal structures with adjustable structural and optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Silica–titania hybrids for structurally robust inverse opals with controllable refractive index
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Halogenation on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]difuran polymers for solvent additive-free non-fullerene polymer solar cells with efficiency exceeding 11%

In this work, two novel two-dimensional (2D) benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]difuran (BDF)-based wide bandgap polymers were designed using a halogenation strategy by incorporating fluorine- and chlorine-substituted conjugated side chains, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Halogenation on benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]difuran polymers for solvent additive-free non-fullerene polymer solar cells with efficiency exceeding 11%
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Spectator cation size effect on the work function and stability of self-compensated hole-doped polymers

Spectator cations not only influence the ionization energy (and work function) of polyelectrolyte, but also, surprisingly determine the stability of the ultrahigh workfunction state.

Graphical abstract: Spectator cation size effect on the work function and stability of self-compensated hole-doped polymers
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Theoretical perspective for luminescent mechanism of thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter with excited-state intramolecular proton transfer

Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) and thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) mechanisms in solid phase is revealed theoretically.

Graphical abstract: Theoretical perspective for luminescent mechanism of thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter with excited-state intramolecular proton transfer
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A few-layer InSe-based sensitivity-enhanced photothermal fiber sensor

Two-dimensional (2D) InSe has recently attracted increasing attention due to its outstanding electrical transport property, excellent photo-response, and direct band gap characteristics.

Graphical abstract: A few-layer InSe-based sensitivity-enhanced photothermal fiber sensor
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Chemical understanding of resistance drift suppression in Ge–Sn–Te phase-change memory materials

The degree of Peierls distortion and the fraction of tetrahedral units in amorphous Ge–Sn–Te phase-change memory materials are gradually reduced as the Sn content gets richer.

Graphical abstract: Chemical understanding of resistance drift suppression in Ge–Sn–Te phase-change memory materials
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Achieving wideband microwave absorption properties in PVDF nanocomposite foams with an ultra-low MWCNT content by introducing a microcellular structure

PVDF nanocomposite foams with ultra-low MWCNT content exhibit high-efficiency microwave absorption properties with a light weight, strong and wide-band absorption, and small-thickness properties.

Graphical abstract: Achieving wideband microwave absorption properties in PVDF nanocomposite foams with an ultra-low MWCNT content by introducing a microcellular structure
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