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Themed collection 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers

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Modular synthesis of asymmetric rylene derivatives

Modular synthesis of asymmetric rylenes from commercially available naphthalic anhydride derivatives provides access to novel materials with tunable functional handles at the imide-position, site-specific incorporation of bay position substituents and tailored extension of the molecular core.

Graphical abstract: Modular synthesis of asymmetric rylene derivatives
Communication

Superbenzene-bridged bis(permethyl-β-cyclodextrin) as a convenient and effective probe for trinitrophenol exploder

Superbenzene-bridged bis(permethyl-β-cyclodextrin) as a convenient and effective probe for trinitrophenol exploder.

Graphical abstract: Superbenzene-bridged bis(permethyl-β-cyclodextrin) as a convenient and effective probe for trinitrophenol exploder
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A self-aligned high resolution patterning process for large area printed electronics

A facile and high resolution self-aligned patterning process compatible with directional coating processes is reported for manufacturing printed electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: A self-aligned high resolution patterning process for large area printed electronics
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Composite materials combining multiple luminescent MOFs and superparamagnetic microparticles for ratiometric water detection

Luminescent MOFs and superparamagnetic particles form multifunctional composites suitable for ratiometric sensing in liquids by magnetic harvesting and PL read-outs.

Graphical abstract: Composite materials combining multiple luminescent MOFs and superparamagnetic microparticles for ratiometric water detection
Communication

Enhancing field-effect mobility and maintaining solid-state emission by incorporating 2,6-diphenyl substitution to 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene

2,6-Diphenyl-9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene demonstrates improved mobility and comparable solid-state emission compared with 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene, suggesting it could be a new and better integrated optoelectronic organic semiconductor.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing field-effect mobility and maintaining solid-state emission by incorporating 2,6-diphenyl substitution to 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene
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Enhanced electroactive β-phase of the sonication-process-derived PVDF-activated carbon composite film for efficient energy conversion and a battery-free acceleration sensor

Self-poled flexible films prepared using a cost-effective sonication method for achieving efficient energy harvesting and a battery-free acceleration sensor.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced electroactive β-phase of the sonication-process-derived PVDF-activated carbon composite film for efficient energy conversion and a battery-free acceleration sensor
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Structural evolutions and significantly reduced thermal degradation of red-emitting Sr2Si5N8:Eu2+via carbon doping

Carbon-doping in Sr2Si5N8:Eu2+ results in enhanced reduction of Eu3+ and the covalence of Eu–(N,C) bonds, finally leading to enhanced thermal degradation.

Graphical abstract: Structural evolutions and significantly reduced thermal degradation of red-emitting Sr2Si5N8:Eu2+via carbon doping
Review Article

Electronic properties and applications of MXenes: a theoretical review

The recent chemical exfoliation of layered MAX phase compounds to novel two-dimensional transition metal carbides and nitrides, the so-called MXenes, has brought a new opportunity to materials science and technology.

Graphical abstract: Electronic properties and applications of MXenes: a theoretical review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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A self-monitored fluorescence DNA anti-counterfeiting system based on silica coated SYBR Green I/DNA gelatin nanoparticles

Silica-coated SYBR Green I/DNA gelatin nanoparticles (SSDG NPs) with high stability and self-monitored of DNA activity were prepared for anti-counterfeiting label, which could be rapidly detected by UV irradiation and precisely detected by PCR and DNA sequencing.

Graphical abstract: A self-monitored fluorescence DNA anti-counterfeiting system based on silica coated SYBR Green I/DNA gelatin nanoparticles
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High-performance wide-bandgap copolymers based on indacenodithiophene and indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene units

We demonstrated the synthesis and characterization of two polymers, IDT-T1 and IDTT-T1, to investigate the effect of extending the π-conjugation length on the properties of the copolymers.

Graphical abstract: High-performance wide-bandgap copolymers based on indacenodithiophene and indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene units
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Engineering the excited-state properties of purely organic intramolecular and intermolecular charge transfer emitters towards high-performance fluorescent OLEDs

Purely organic intra- and inter-molecular charge transfer emitters are comparatively studied to show how to develop high-performance OLEDs through tailoring their excited-state properties.

Graphical abstract: Engineering the excited-state properties of purely organic intramolecular and intermolecular charge transfer emitters towards high-performance fluorescent OLEDs
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Facile synthesis, morphology and photoluminescence of a novel red fluoride nanophosphor K2NaAlF6:Mn4+

A novel red-emitting fluoride phosphor, K2NaAlF6:Mn4+, with nanoscale particle size was synthesized via a cation exchange route.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis, morphology and photoluminescence of a novel red fluoride nanophosphor K2NaAlF6:Mn4+
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Stable narrowband red phosphor K3GaF6:Mn4+ derived from hydrous K2GaF5(H2O) and K2MnF6

We synthesize a new hydrous single crystal, K2GaF5(H2O), and induce it to convert into stable moisture-proof phosphor K3GaF6:Mn4+ for warm WLED applications by rapidly adding K2MnF6 into its co-precipitate reaction system.

Graphical abstract: Stable narrowband red phosphor K3GaF6:Mn4+ derived from hydrous K2GaF5(H2O) and K2MnF6
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The structure, anion order, and Ce3+ luminescence of Y4Al2O9–Y4Si2O7N2 solid solutions

The anion order of Y4Al2O9–Y4Si2O7N2 solid solutions has been studied by the Rietveld refinement of neutron powder diffraction data. The luminescence properties of Ce3+ doped Y4Al2−2xSi2xO9−2xN2x are also investigated.

Graphical abstract: The structure, anion order, and Ce3+ luminescence of Y4Al2O9–Y4Si2O7N2 solid solutions
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Bright and efficient light-emitting diodes based on MA/Cs double cation perovskite nanocrystals

A high quantum yield, tunable band gap, and high color purity of perovskite nanocrystals make this class of materials attractive for electronic and optoelectronic applications in devices including solar cells, photodetectors, and light emitting diodes.

Graphical abstract: Bright and efficient light-emitting diodes based on MA/Cs double cation perovskite nanocrystals
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Charge-transfer complexes of dinuclear ruthenium compounds/polyoxometalates for multistate electrochromism covering ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared region

Novel charge-transfer electrostatic complexes between the anionic polyoxometalates and cationic dinuclear ruthenium compounds display the full absorption covering ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared region.

Graphical abstract: Charge-transfer complexes of dinuclear ruthenium compounds/polyoxometalates for multistate electrochromism covering ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared region
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Selective wetting/dewetting for controllable patterning of liquid metal electrodes for all-printed device application

EGaIn liquid metal electrodes have been fine patterned by manipulating wetting/dewetting of the substrate for all-printed device application.

Graphical abstract: Selective wetting/dewetting for controllable patterning of liquid metal electrodes for all-printed device application
Open Access Paper

The contributions of molecular vibrations and higher triplet levels to the intersystem crossing mechanism in metal-free organic emitters

Dual luminescence (RTP and TADF) is observed in a series of donor–acceptor–donor molecules.

Graphical abstract: The contributions of molecular vibrations and higher triplet levels to the intersystem crossing mechanism in metal-free organic emitters
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Adjustable electrical characteristics in hybrid Si/PEDOT:PSS core/shell nanowire hetero-junctions

Si/PEDOT:PSS core/shell nanowire hetero-junctions with adjustable electrical characteristics are reported. They exhibit an ohmic behavior ascribed to p-type Si/PEDOT:PSS, whereas n-type Si/PEDOT:PSS displays a rectifying nature.

Graphical abstract: Adjustable electrical characteristics in hybrid Si/PEDOT:PSS core/shell nanowire hetero-junctions
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Facile synthesis of monodisperse YAG:Ce3+ microspheres with high quantum yield via an epoxide-driven sol–gel route

Monodisperse YAG:Ce3+ microspheres have been synthesized through a fast epoxide-driven sol–gel route and subsequent heat treatment under a reducing atmosphere. The luminescence quantum yield of the 6 mol% Ce3+ ion doped YAG microspheres was more than 90%.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of monodisperse YAG:Ce3+ microspheres with high quantum yield via an epoxide-driven sol–gel route
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Room-temperature synthesis and optimized photoluminescence of a novel red phosphor NaKSnF6:Mn4+ for application in warm WLEDs

A novel red fluoride phosphor NKSF:Mn was obtained at room temperature by controlling the ratio of NaF to KF. The chromaticity coordinates of phosphor NKSF:Mn are very close to the CIE coordinates of ideal red ascribed to the contribution of particularly strong zero-phonon lines.

Graphical abstract: Room-temperature synthesis and optimized photoluminescence of a novel red phosphor NaKSnF6:Mn4+ for application in warm WLEDs
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Electrically/infrared actuated shape memory composites based on a bio-based polyester blend and graphene nanoplatelets and their excellent self-driven ability

Electrically/infrared actuated shape memory composites and their self-driven ability were realized for the PCL/PU blends by incorporating GNP particles.

Graphical abstract: Electrically/infrared actuated shape memory composites based on a bio-based polyester blend and graphene nanoplatelets and their excellent self-driven ability
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(2-Methylpiperidine)PbI3: an ABX3-type organic–inorganic hybrid chain compound and its semiconducting nanowires with photoconductive properties

Organic–inorganic hybrid semiconducting NWs based on an ABX3-type 1D chain compound show photoconductive properties.

Graphical abstract: (2-Methylpiperidine)PbI3: an ABX3-type organic–inorganic hybrid chain compound and its semiconducting nanowires with photoconductive properties
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Ratiometric dual-emitting MOF⊃dye thermometers with a tunable operating range and sensitivity

A tetracarboxylic acid ligand containing a highly polarized benzothiadiazole moiety was designed and used to construct the luminescent porous MOF ZJU-21, which can efficiently absorb the luminescent dye DMASM into the pores as well as sensitize it, yielding a dual-emitting MOF⊃dye composite ZJU-21⊃DMASM.

Graphical abstract: Ratiometric dual-emitting MOF⊃dye thermometers with a tunable operating range and sensitivity
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Polarization-manipulated all-optical cross-wavelength data inversion in a C-rich SiCx micro-ring

Polarization-manipulated all-optical format inversion of a 12.5 Gbit s−1 pulsed return-to-zero on-off-keying (PRZ-OOK) data stream is demonstrated through the nonlinear Kerr switching-induced wavelength conversion process.

Graphical abstract: Polarization-manipulated all-optical cross-wavelength data inversion in a C-rich SiCx micro-ring
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Tunable room-temperature soft ferromagnetism in magnetoceramics of organometallic dendrimers

This article represents an introduction of new dendrimeric precursors to magnetic ceramics, and homometallic and heterometallic dendrimers with tunable magnetic properties.

Graphical abstract: Tunable room-temperature soft ferromagnetism in magnetoceramics of organometallic dendrimers
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One-step synthesis and self-assembly of a luminescent sponge-like network of gold nanoparticles with high absorption capacity

One-step strategy to fabricate a luminescent sponge-like network of AuNPs with a high capacity for heavy metal ion absorption.

Graphical abstract: One-step synthesis and self-assembly of a luminescent sponge-like network of gold nanoparticles with high absorption capacity
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Multi-color perovskite nanowire lasers through kinetically controlled solution growth followed by gas-phase halide exchange

We report multi-color perovskite nanowire lasers on arbitrary substrates through kinetically controlled growth followed by gas-phase halide exchange.

Graphical abstract: Multi-color perovskite nanowire lasers through kinetically controlled solution growth followed by gas-phase halide exchange
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Vacuum deposition of high-quality thin films displaying spin transition near room temperature

We report on thermally evaporated, crystalline films of [Fe(HB(tz)3)2] (tz = triazolyl), which display spin transition around 338 K.

Graphical abstract: Vacuum deposition of high-quality thin films displaying spin transition near room temperature
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Super-exchange-induced high performance charge transport in donor–acceptor copolymers

Super-exchange-induced charge transport is proposed in donor–acceptor copolymers, and the corresponding design strategy for high mobility polymers is put forward.

Graphical abstract: Super-exchange-induced high performance charge transport in donor–acceptor copolymers
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Multi-branch Au/Ag bimetallic core–shell–satellite nanoparticles as a versatile SERS substrate: the effect of Au branches in a mesoporous silica interlayer

An Au/Ag bimetallic core–shell–satellite nanostructure was demonstrated to have high SERS activity due to a large number of accessible tips and nanogaps.

Graphical abstract: Multi-branch Au/Ag bimetallic core–shell–satellite nanoparticles as a versatile SERS substrate: the effect of Au branches in a mesoporous silica interlayer
Open Access Paper

Intermolecular states in organic dye dispersions: excimers vs. aggregates

Efficient energy transfer in dispersed films of organic dyes to dark excimer sites and highly emissive J-coupled dimers.

Graphical abstract: Intermolecular states in organic dye dispersions: excimers vs. aggregates
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Dimerization effect of fluorene-based semiconductors on conformational planarization for microcrystal lasing

Efficient ultraviolet organic microcrystal lasers were demonstrated based on bulky diarylfluorene dimers with a fully coplanar conformation.

Graphical abstract: Dimerization effect of fluorene-based semiconductors on conformational planarization for microcrystal lasing
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Monolithic Bi1.5Sb0.5Te3 ternary alloys with a periodic 3D nanostructure for enhancing thermoelectric performance

We newly propose a periodic 3D nanostructure to reduce the thermal conductivity of Bi1.5Sb0.5Te3 ternary alloys, which results in a greatly enhanced figure of merit (>50%).

Graphical abstract: Monolithic Bi1.5Sb0.5Te3 ternary alloys with a periodic 3D nanostructure for enhancing thermoelectric performance
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Towards environmentally stable solution-processed oxide thin-film transistors: a rare-metal-free oxide-based semiconductor/insulator heterostructure and chemically stable multi-stacking

ZTO/Al2O3 heterostructure and chemically stable sol–gel multi-stacking method are proposed for practical solution-processed oxide TFTs.

Graphical abstract: Towards environmentally stable solution-processed oxide thin-film transistors: a rare-metal-free oxide-based semiconductor/insulator heterostructure and chemically stable multi-stacking
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Near-infrared electrochemiluminescence from non-toxic CuInS2 nanocrystals

Electrochemical redox-induced radiative charge transfer in non-toxic CIS NCs was investigated for the first time by ECL.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared electrochemiluminescence from non-toxic CuInS2 nanocrystals
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Hybrid TiO2/metal nanoparticle microstructures made by microcontact printing, absorption and electroless deposition

TiO2/metal hybrid microstructures are obtained by a combination of “top-down” (printing) and “bottom-up” (absorption) assembly.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid TiO2/metal nanoparticle microstructures made by microcontact printing, absorption and electroless deposition
Review Article

Luminescence spectroscopy of lead-halide perovskites: materials properties and application as photovoltaic devices

This review summarizes the optical properties of lead-halide-perovskite thin films, single crystals, and solar-cell devices.

Graphical abstract: Luminescence spectroscopy of lead-halide perovskites: materials properties and application as photovoltaic devices
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Enhanced electronic transport in Fe3+-doped TiO2 for high efficiency perovskite solar cells

PCE of perovskite solar cells based on Fe3+-doped compact TiO2 is improved from 16.02% to 18.60%.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced electronic transport in Fe3+-doped TiO2 for high efficiency perovskite solar cells
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Tunable electromagnetic shielding properties of conductive poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Ni chain composite films with negative permittivity

In this study, we fabricated various poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/Ni-chain composites with different Ni contents using the solution processing and compression molding method.

Graphical abstract: Tunable electromagnetic shielding properties of conductive poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Ni chain composite films with negative permittivity
Review Article

Layer-controlled two-dimensional perovskites: synthesis and optoelectronics

Solution-processed layered-controlled 2D metal halide perovskites are emerging as one of the most promising candidates for low-cost photovoltaics and optoelectronics.

Graphical abstract: Layer-controlled two-dimensional perovskites: synthesis and optoelectronics
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Environmentally benign fabrication processes for high-performance polymeric semiconductors

This review reports on the development of polymeric semiconductors through environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, especially for transistor applications.

Graphical abstract: Environmentally benign fabrication processes for high-performance polymeric semiconductors
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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A highly-distorted octahedron with a C2v group symmetry inducing an ultra-intense zero phonon line in Mn4+-activated oxyfluoride Na2WO2F4

A novel Na2WO2F4:Mn4+ red-emitting phosphor, exhibiting an ultra-intense zero phonon line at 620 nm, is demonstrated to be promising for LED lightings and displays.

Graphical abstract: A highly-distorted octahedron with a C2v group symmetry inducing an ultra-intense zero phonon line in Mn4+-activated oxyfluoride Na2WO2F4
Review Article

Structure–property relationship of 4-substituted-spirobifluorenes as hosts for phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes: an overview

The aim of the present review is to report the state of the art of an emerging family of molecules, namely 4-substituted spirobifluorenes (SBFs).

Graphical abstract: Structure–property relationship of 4-substituted-spirobifluorenes as hosts for phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes: an overview
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Heating-induced negative temperature coefficient effect in conductive graphene/polymer ternary nanocomposites with a segregated and double-percolated structure

A NTC effect has been developed upon heating in a ternary graphene/PA6/UHMWPE composite with a segregated and double-percolated structure.

Graphical abstract: Heating-induced negative temperature coefficient effect in conductive graphene/polymer ternary nanocomposites with a segregated and double-percolated structure
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Regioisomerism of an alkyl-substituted bithiophene comonomer in (3E,8E)-3,8-bis(2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)naphtho-[1,2-b:5,6-b′]difuran-2,7(3H,8H)-dione (INDF)-based D–A polymers for organic thin film transistors

Two INDF-based polymers with regioisomerically substituted bithiophene units show distinctly different charge transport performances.

Graphical abstract: Regioisomerism of an alkyl-substituted bithiophene comonomer in (3E,8E)-3,8-bis(2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)naphtho-[1,2-b:5,6-b′]difuran-2,7(3H,8H)-dione (INDF)-based D–A polymers for organic thin film transistors
Communication

Colour tuning via crystalline site-selected energy transfer in a Sr2SiO4:Eu2+,Pr3+ phosphor

An alternative way to design new luminescent materials based on a site-selected energy transfer mechanism using high precision control of dopants.

Graphical abstract: Colour tuning via crystalline site-selected energy transfer in a Sr2SiO4:Eu2+,Pr3+ phosphor
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Coexistence of long-range ferromagnetic ordering and spin-glass behavior observed in the first inorganic–organic hybrid 1-D oxalate-bridging nona-MnII sandwiched tungstoantimonate chain

A 1-D oxalate-bridging nona-MnII sandwiched tungstoantimonate was prepared and the occurrence of the long-range ferromagnetic ordering and spin-glass behavior was revealed.

Graphical abstract: Coexistence of long-range ferromagnetic ordering and spin-glass behavior observed in the first inorganic–organic hybrid 1-D oxalate-bridging nona-MnII sandwiched tungstoantimonate chain
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Polypyrrole-interface-functionalized nano-magnetite epoxy nanocomposites as electromagnetic wave absorbers with enhanced flame retardancy

Polypyrrole coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles have effectively enhanced the EMI shielding of epoxy nanocomposites compared with the physically mixed nanofillers.

Graphical abstract: Polypyrrole-interface-functionalized nano-magnetite epoxy nanocomposites as electromagnetic wave absorbers with enhanced flame retardancy
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A photoactivatable light tracer

The photoinduced interconversion of the two emissive states of a photoactivatable fluorophore permits the quantitative mapping of the electromagnetic radiation propagating through microscaled objects in three dimensions.

Graphical abstract: A photoactivatable light tracer
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Liquid crystalline phases from polymer functionalized ferri-magnetic Fe3O4 nanorods

LC-phases from ferrimagnetic nanoparticles formed due to their anisotropy of form, and they can be modified using external magnetic fields.

Graphical abstract: Liquid crystalline phases from polymer functionalized ferri-magnetic Fe3O4 nanorods
Communication

Narrowband spectrally selective near-infrared photodetector based on up-conversion nanoparticles used in a 2D hybrid device

A hybrid (NaYF4:Yb/Er@NaYF4:Nd/Yb)/MoS2 device structure is proposed to realize narrow spectral window photodetection in the near-infrared region.

Graphical abstract: Narrowband spectrally selective near-infrared photodetector based on up-conversion nanoparticles used in a 2D hybrid device
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Bioinspired stimuli-responsive multilayer film made of silk–titanate nanocomposites

A bioinspired multilayer film made of a new silk–titanate nanocomposite material, showing a humidity-responsive behavior, has been fabricated. The multilayer structure mimics the structure of the cuticle of the Hoplia coerulea beetle and shows long-term stability over a very large relative humidity range.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired stimuli-responsive multilayer film made of silk–titanate nanocomposites
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A Zn2+-coordinated boronate dipyrrin as a chemodosimeter toward hydrogen peroxide

Dipyrrin derivative 1 with 4-pinacolborylbenzyloxy groups was synthesized. When using Zn2+-coordinated 1, a H2O2-triggered response was visually and selectively observed.

Graphical abstract: A Zn2+-coordinated boronate dipyrrin as a chemodosimeter toward hydrogen peroxide
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Synthesis of poly(vinylidene fluoride–trifluoroethylene) via a controlled silyl radical reduction of poly(vinylidene fluoride–chlorotrifluoroethylene)

An environmentally friendly, controlled and metal-free process to synthesize P(VDF–TrFE) from P(VDF–CTFE) is successfully developed with tris(trimethylsilyl)silane.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of poly(vinylidene fluoride–trifluoroethylene) via a controlled silyl radical reduction of poly(vinylidene fluoride–chlorotrifluoroethylene)
Review Article

Materials and devices for transparent stretchable electronics

Herein, we review recent advances in transparent stretchable electronic materials and transparent stretchable electronic devices. Some representative examples that highlight the unique optical, electrical and mechanical properties of transparent stretchable materials and devices are also discussed in detail.

Graphical abstract: Materials and devices for transparent stretchable electronics
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Controllable III–V nanowire growth via catalyst epitaxy

In this III–V nanowire growth study, small catalyst nanoparticles have higher solubility of the group III precursors, which not only enable the faster nanowire growth rate, but also yields epitaxial growth accounting for the better crystallinity.

Graphical abstract: Controllable III–V nanowire growth via catalyst epitaxy
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High mobility solution-processed C8-BTBT organic thin-film transistors via UV-ozone interface modification

UV-ozone exposure directly on the dielectric surface to get an OTFT mobility as high as 6.50 cm2 (V s)−1.

Graphical abstract: High mobility solution-processed C8-BTBT organic thin-film transistors via UV-ozone interface modification
Open Access Paper

Singlet fission in thin films of metallo-supramolecular polymers with ditopic thiophene-bridged terpyridine ligands

Ultrafast singlet exciton fission in thin solid films after UV laser photoexcitation was observed using transient absorption spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Singlet fission in thin films of metallo-supramolecular polymers with ditopic thiophene-bridged terpyridine ligands
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Whole-rainbow-color organic solid fluorophores from subtle modification of thiazolo[5,4-b]thieno[3,2-e]pyridines (TTPs)

A novel whole-rainbow-color (403 ≤ λmax ≤ 655 nm) organic solid fluorophore system was designed and synthesised.

Graphical abstract: Whole-rainbow-color organic solid fluorophores from subtle modification of thiazolo[5,4-b]thieno[3,2-e]pyridines (TTPs)
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Ba5CdGa6Se15, a congruently-melting infrared nonlinear optical material with strong SHG response

Substitution of Cd for Ga leads to partial ordering and opens a band gap in Ba5CdGa6Se15, built of corner-sharing tetrahedra.

Graphical abstract: Ba5CdGa6Se15, a congruently-melting infrared nonlinear optical material with strong SHG response
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Terminal π–π stacking determines three-dimensional molecular packing and isotropic charge transport in an A–π–A electron acceptor for non-fullerene organic solar cells

Three-dimensional molecular packing and isotropic charge transport can be achieved through local π–π stacking between terminal acceptor units for A–π–A electron acceptors toward high-performance non-fullerene organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Terminal π–π stacking determines three-dimensional molecular packing and isotropic charge transport in an A–π–A electron acceptor for non-fullerene organic solar cells
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Patterning and fluorescence tuning of quantum dots with haptic-interfaced bubble printing

Sub-micron resolution patterning and fluorescence tuning of CdSe/CdS quantum dots using haptic-interfaced bubble printing (HIBP) is reported.

Graphical abstract: Patterning and fluorescence tuning of quantum dots with haptic-interfaced bubble printing
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Motion-based glucose sensing based on a fish-like enzymeless motor

We report a fish-like enzymeless motor which can be utilized in the field of glucose sensing.

Graphical abstract: Motion-based glucose sensing based on a fish-like enzymeless motor
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Morphological regulation improved electrical conductivity and electromagnetic interference shielding in poly(L-lactide)/poly(ε-caprolactone)/carbon nanotube nanocomposites via constructing stereocomplex crystallites

Morphological regulation induced by stereocomplex crystallites was used to design PLLA-based composites with enhanced electrical conductivity and EMI shielding.

Graphical abstract: Morphological regulation improved electrical conductivity and electromagnetic interference shielding in poly(l-lactide)/poly(ε-caprolactone)/carbon nanotube nanocomposites via constructing stereocomplex crystallites
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High-quality single-layer nanosheets of MS2 (M = Mo, Nb, Ta, Ti) directly exfoliated from AMS2 (A = Li, Na, K) crystals

A novel general strategy is developed to obtain high-quality transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets with excellent transport properties.

Graphical abstract: High-quality single-layer nanosheets of MS2 (M = Mo, Nb, Ta, Ti) directly exfoliated from AMS2 (A = Li, Na, K) crystals
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3,4-Donor- and 2,5-acceptor-functionalized dipolar siloles: synthesis, structure, photoluminescence and electroluminescence

Novel siloles substituted with electron donors and acceptors at the 2,3,4,5-positions exhibit aggregation-induced emission (AIE) and good electroluminescence properties.

Graphical abstract: 3,4-Donor- and 2,5-acceptor-functionalized dipolar siloles: synthesis, structure, photoluminescence and electroluminescence
Open Access Paper

Dielectric elastomers with dual piezo-electrostatic response optimized through chemical design for electromechanical transducers

Advanced elastomers bearing both dielectric and piezoelectric features within the same material of high interest in the hot topic of electroactive polymers are reported.

Graphical abstract: Dielectric elastomers with dual piezo-electrostatic response optimized through chemical design for electromechanical transducers
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Triplet decay-induced negative temperature dependence of the transient photoluminescence decay of thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter

Triplet decay of TADF emitters can be tuned by their molecular structure, leading to the negative temperature dependence of emission decay.

Graphical abstract: Triplet decay-induced negative temperature dependence of the transient photoluminescence decay of thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter
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Broad range energy absorption enabled by hydrogenated TiO2 nanosheets: from optical to infrared and microwave

Hydrogenated TiO2 nanosheets can broaden light absorption from UV to visible, IR and microwave regions.

Graphical abstract: Broad range energy absorption enabled by hydrogenated TiO2 nanosheets: from optical to infrared and microwave
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