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n-Type organic electrochemical transistors: materials and challenges

The rise of n-type organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs): from materials to applications.

Graphical abstract: n-Type organic electrochemical transistors: materials and challenges
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Supramolecular design principles for efficient photoresponsive polymer–azobenzene complexes

Recent progress in photoresponsive polymers based on three common supramolecular design strategies, namely ionic, hydrogen and halogen bonding, is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular design principles for efficient photoresponsive polymer–azobenzene complexes
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2D material liquid crystals for optoelectronics and photonics

The merging of the materials science paradigms of liquid crystals and 2D materials promises superb new opportunities for the advancement of the fields of optoelectronics and photonics. In this review, we summarise the development and applications of 2D material liquid crystals for optoelectronics and photonics.

Graphical abstract: 2D material liquid crystals for optoelectronics and photonics
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Perspective on carbazole-based organic compounds as emitters and hosts in TADF applications

Perspective covering carbazole-containing emitters and hosts for third generation TADF (thermally-activated delayed fluorescence) OLED technology along with computational benchmark studies.

Graphical abstract: Perspective on carbazole-based organic compounds as emitters and hosts in TADF applications
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Process–property relationship in high-k ALD SrTiO3 and BaTiO3: a review

This review addresses recent approaches for atomic layer deposition (ALD) that are closely related to the electrical properties of ultrathin SrTiO3 and BaTiO3 films.

Graphical abstract: Process–property relationship in high-k ALD SrTiO3 and BaTiO3: a review
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Compositionally tunable ternary Bi2(Se1−xTex)3 and (Bi1−ySby)2Te3 thin films via low pressure chemical vapour deposition

[MCl3(EnBu2)3] (M = Sb, Bi; E = Se, Te) enable CVD growth of ternary Bi2(Se1−xTex)3 and (Bi1−ySby)2Te3 thin films with good compositional, structural and morphological control.

Graphical abstract: Compositionally tunable ternary Bi2(Se1−xTex)3 and (Bi1−ySby)2Te3 thin films via low pressure chemical vapour deposition
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Highly stable doping of a polar polythiophene through co-processing with sulfonic acids and bistriflimide

Upon doping with sulfonic acids and bistriflimide the polar polythiophene p(g42T-T) exhibits a maximum conductivity of 120 S cm−1 and can be hot-pressed into self-standing, flexible films.

Graphical abstract: Highly stable doping of a polar polythiophene through co-processing with sulfonic acids and bistriflimide
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Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic and electronic properties of the caesium-based transition metal halide Cs3Fe2Br9

A 0D perovskite-related material Cs3Fe2Br9 is shown to have a low bandgap of 1.65 eV and exhibit antiferromagnetic behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic and electronic properties of the caesium-based transition metal halide Cs3Fe2Br9
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From anthraquinone to heterocoronene as stable red chromophore

A new heterocoronene-based chromophore was synthesized via a two-step reaction and showed similar photostability to perylenetetracaboxdiimides.

Graphical abstract: From anthraquinone to heterocoronene as stable red chromophore
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Polymer colour converter with very high modulation bandwidth for visible light communications

We report the synthesis, photophysics and application of a novel semiconducting polymer as a colour converter for high speed visible light communication.

Graphical abstract: Polymer colour converter with very high modulation bandwidth for visible light communications
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Electronic structure design for nanoporous, electrically conductive zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

Electronic structure calculations are used to develop design rules for enhanced electrical conductivity in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Electronic structure design for nanoporous, electrically conductive zeolitic imidazolate frameworks
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Influence of nanoscale order–disorder transitions on the magnetic properties of Heusler compounds for spintronics

Modifications in nanoscale chemical order can tune the magnetic properties of Co2FeSixAl1−x, indicating disorder as a potential engineering tool.

Graphical abstract: Influence of nanoscale order–disorder transitions on the magnetic properties of Heusler compounds for spintronics
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Rapid laser-induced photochemical conversion of sol–gel precursors to In2O3 layers and their application in thin-film transistors

We report the development of indium oxide (In2O3) transistors via a single step laser-induced photochemical conversion process of a sol–gel metal oxide precursor.

Graphical abstract: Rapid laser-induced photochemical conversion of sol–gel precursors to In2O3 layers and their application in thin-film transistors
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A novel angularly fused bistetracene: facile synthesis, crystal packing and single-crystal field effect transistors

Simply “migrating” the aromatic sextet of cata-condensed 2D PAH with the same number of fused benzene rings affords novel organic semiconductors with different properties.

Graphical abstract: A novel angularly fused bistetracene: facile synthesis, crystal packing and single-crystal field effect transistors
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Temperature-insensitive electro-optic response of polymer-stabilized blue phases

Polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal in-plane switching cell.

Graphical abstract: Temperature-insensitive electro-optic response of polymer-stabilized blue phases
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Electronic transport in CdSe nanoplatelet based polymer fibres

Hybrid fibres consisting of CdSe nanoplatelets in a polymer shell are prepared and charge carrier transport across these structures is proven photoelectrochemically.

Graphical abstract: Electronic transport in CdSe nanoplatelet based polymer fibres
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Donor–acceptor photoexcitation dynamics in organic blends investigated with a high sensitivity pump–probe system

The excited state dynamics of conjugated polymers are studied at photon fluences relevant for photovoltaic applications.

Graphical abstract: Donor–acceptor photoexcitation dynamics in organic blends investigated with a high sensitivity pump–probe system
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Intermolecular interactions in molecular crystals and their effect on thermally activated delayed fluorescence of helicene-based emitters

In crystals of donor–acceptor helicene molecules, thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) is strongly enhanced by the presence of occluded hexane molecules.

Graphical abstract: Intermolecular interactions in molecular crystals and their effect on thermally activated delayed fluorescence of helicene-based emitters
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Temperature dependence of the photo- and electroluminescence of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) based polymers

We show that the exciton transport and decay processes in two poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) based semiconducting polymers exhibit distinct temperature dependence based on the energetic disorder of the polymer.

Graphical abstract: Temperature dependence of the photo- and electroluminescence of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) based polymers
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Controlling excimer formation in indolo[3,2,1-jk]carbazole/9H-carbazole based host materials for RGB PhOLEDs

Excimer formation in indolo[3,2,1-jk]carbazole based host materials is controlled by molecular design and the developed materials are employed in efficient red, green and blue PhOLED devices.

Graphical abstract: Controlling excimer formation in indolo[3,2,1-jk]carbazole/9H-carbazole based host materials for RGB PhOLEDs
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Colloidal tin sulfide nanosheets: formation mechanism, ligand-mediated shape tuning and photo-detection

Colloidal materials of tin(II) sulfide (SnS), as a layered semiconductor with a narrow band gap, are emerging as a potential alternative to the more toxic metal chalcogenides (PbS, PbSe, CdS, and CdSe) for various applications such as electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal tin sulfide nanosheets: formation mechanism, ligand-mediated shape tuning and photo-detection
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Thermoelectric stability of Eu- and Na-substituted PbTe

The out-of-equilibrium samples show highest values of figure-of-merit, ZTmax, up to 2.1.

Graphical abstract: Thermoelectric stability of Eu- and Na-substituted PbTe
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The influence of molecular conformation on the photophysics of organic room temperature phosphorescent luminophores

Tuning of photophysical properties by conformational control with dual RT phosphorescence in metal-free organic emitters.

Graphical abstract: The influence of molecular conformation on the photophysics of organic room temperature phosphorescent luminophores
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Three birds, one stone – photo-/piezo-/chemochromism in one conjugated nanoporous ionic organic network

A nanoporous material bearing a high ion density and inherent organic radical character was synthesized by a facile one-pot process, which exhibits photo-, piezo- and chemochromism, driven by the diverse electron transfer processes between the acceptor framework and different electron donors.

Graphical abstract: Three birds, one stone – photo-/piezo-/chemochromism in one conjugated nanoporous ionic organic network
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New red-emitting Schiff base chelates: promising dyes for sensing and imaging of temperature and oxygen via phosphorescence decay time

New complexes of Zn(II), Pd(II) and Pt(II) with Schiff bases are prepared in a one step reaction and show photophysical properties particularly interesting for applications in optical sensors.

Graphical abstract: New red-emitting Schiff base chelates: promising dyes for sensing and imaging of temperature and oxygen via phosphorescence decay time
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Weak thermal quenching of the luminescence in the Ca3Sc2Si3O12:Ce3+ garnet phosphor

We report results of the luminescence properties of the three garnet type phosphors Ce3+-doped Ca3Sc2Si3O12 (CSSO:Ce3+), Sr3Y2Ge3O12 (SYG:Ce3+) and Y3Al5O12 (YAG:Ce3+), investigated using optical spectroscopy techniques and vacuum referred binding energy (VRBE) diagram analysis.

Graphical abstract: Weak thermal quenching of the luminescence in the Ca3Sc2Si3O12:Ce3+ garnet phosphor
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Enhanced thermoelectric performance of Sn-doped Cu3SbS4

Enhanced thermoelectric performance of Cu3SbS4 with fine microstructure and optimized carrier concentration by Sn-doping.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced thermoelectric performance of Sn-doped Cu3SbS4
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Ultrathin film heterojunctions by combining solution processing and sublimation for ambipolar organic field-effect transistors

Evaporation of small molecular n-type naphthalene on spin-cast p-type poly(3-hexylthiophene) fibers for bulk-like heterojunction ambipolar field-effect transistors with balanced electron and hole transport.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin film heterojunctions by combining solution processing and sublimation for ambipolar organic field-effect transistors
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Oligothiophene quinoids containing a benzo[c]thiophene unit for the stabilization of the quinoidal electronic structure

Bis(dicyanomethylene)-substituted quinoidal π-conjugated systems containing a benzo[c]thiophene unit have been investigated for application as n-type semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Oligothiophene quinoids containing a benzo[c]thiophene unit for the stabilization of the quinoidal electronic structure
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Technique and model for modifying the saturable absorption (SA) properties of 2D nanofilms by considering interband exciton recombination

A technique for modifying the saturable absorption (SA) properties of 2D nanofilms and a pulse width-dependent theoretical model of SA considering interband exciton recombination have been successfully demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Technique and model for modifying the saturable absorption (SA) properties of 2D nanofilms by considering interband exciton recombination
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Enhanced electrical properties of antimony doped tin oxide thin films deposited via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

A scalable CVD route to SnO2 : Sb thin films that show resistivity as low as 4.7 × 10−4 Ω cm and a corresponding sheet resistance of 9 Ω sq−1. Theoritical insight into the defect chemistry is provided by ab initio hybrid density functional theory.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced electrical properties of antimony doped tin oxide thin films deposited via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition
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Cu2O@PNIPAM core–shell microgels as novel inkjet materials for the preparation of CuO hollow porous nanocubes gas sensing layers

CuO porous hollow sensing layers can be easily formed by heating Cu2O@PNIPAM printed layers, which show faster response to relevant trace NO2 gases than sensors produced from bare Cu2O nanocubes.

Graphical abstract: Cu2O@PNIPAM core–shell microgels as novel inkjet materials for the preparation of CuO hollow porous nanocubes gas sensing layers
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Ionic-to-electronic coupling efficiency in PEDOT:PSS films operated in aqueous electrolytes

This work highlights the role of PEDOT:PSS composition in determining the efficiency of coupling between ionic and electronic charges.

Graphical abstract: Ionic-to-electronic coupling efficiency in PEDOT:PSS films operated in aqueous electrolytes
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Enhancing the sensitization efficiency of erbium doped organic complexes by heavy halogen substitution

Photosensitisation of IR luminescence from an organic erbium complex is much greater with Zn(Cl-FBTZ)2 than with Zn(FBTZ)2.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the sensitization efficiency of erbium doped organic complexes by heavy halogen substitution
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Enhancing the hydrophobicity of perovskite solar cells using C18 capped CH3NH3PbI3 nanocrystals

The stability of perovskite solar cells towards moisture and humidity is improved by using C18 capped MAPI nanocrystals at the interface.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the hydrophobicity of perovskite solar cells using C18 capped CH3NH3PbI3 nanocrystals
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Efficient perovskite light-emitting diodes based on a solution-processed tin dioxide electron transport layer

Solution-processed tin dioxide is employed as an electron transport layer in n–i–p-structured perovskite light-emitting diodes realizing an EQE of 7.9%.

Graphical abstract: Efficient perovskite light-emitting diodes based on a solution-processed tin dioxide electron transport layer
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Network cracks-based wearable strain sensors for subtle and large strain detection of human motions

Macroscopic multilayer free-standing CNTs films/PDMS composite with cracks in the network structure displays ability for the full-range detection of human motions.

Graphical abstract: Network cracks-based wearable strain sensors for subtle and large strain detection of human motions
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Controlling the charge transfer flow at the graphene/pyrene–nitrilotriacetic acid interface

Tuning of the charge flow direction at the SAM–graphene interface by coordination of the SAM with a nickel cation.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the charge transfer flow at the graphene/pyrene–nitrilotriacetic acid interface
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Controlling the electrochromic properties of conductive polymers using UV-light

A new technique for patterning and tuning of electrochromic properties of conductive polymers was used to make dual image displays.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the electrochromic properties of conductive polymers using UV-light
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Magnetic ordering in a frustrated bow-tie lattice

Layered, Ca2Mn3O8 exhibits complex ‘bow-tie’ connectivity between manganese ions within the layer with magnetic spins ordered in an ↑↑↓↓ arrangement.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic ordering in a frustrated bow-tie lattice
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Thermal behaviour of dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers exhibiting a high open-circuit voltage

Polythiophene derivatives with ester side chains enable high open-circuit voltages in polymer–fullerene solar cells. The side chains affect the solubility, thermal properties, tendency to aggregate, and photovoltaic performance by modulating the morphology of the blends.

Graphical abstract: Thermal behaviour of dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers exhibiting a high open-circuit voltage
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Cation, magnetic, and charge ordering in MnFe3O5

The high pressure material MnFe3O5 displays a rich variety of magnetically ordered states on cooling through three separate phase transitions.

Graphical abstract: Cation, magnetic, and charge ordering in MnFe3O5
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Polystyrene nanoparticle-templated hollow titania nanosphere monolayers as ordered scaffolds

A novel class of ordered mesoporous titania scaffolds prepared via colloidal lithography is attractive for perovskite-based solar cells thanks to the increased light-trapping inside the perovskite layer induced by the feedback structure and to the improved perovskite film.

Graphical abstract: Polystyrene nanoparticle-templated hollow titania nanosphere monolayers as ordered scaffolds
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Roll to roll atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced CVD of titania as a step towards the realisation of large area perovskite solar cell technology

Highly effective TiO2−x electron transport layers produced by continuous atmospheric pressure PECVD achieve efficiency gains in mesoporous perovskite photovoltaic cells.

Graphical abstract: Roll to roll atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced CVD of titania as a step towards the realisation of large area perovskite solar cell technology
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Control of oxygen vacancies in ZnO nanorods by annealing and their influence on ZnO/PEDOT:PSS diode behaviour

ZnO/PEDOT:PSS diodes were produced using high aspect-ratio ZnO nanorods with diode behaviour dependent on annealing conditions.

Graphical abstract: Control of oxygen vacancies in ZnO nanorods by annealing and their influence on ZnO/PEDOT:PSS diode behaviour
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Anomalously low twist and bend elastic constants in an oxadiazole-based bent-core nematic liquid crystal and its mixtures; contributions of spontaneous chirality and polarity

The splay, twist and bend elastic constants of an oxadiazole based bent core liquid crystal and it's mixtures have been measured across the entire nematic range.

Graphical abstract: Anomalously low twist and bend elastic constants in an oxadiazole-based bent-core nematic liquid crystal and its mixtures; contributions of spontaneous chirality and polarity
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Probing the variability in oxidation states of magnetite nanoparticles by single-particle spectroscopy

Single-particle X-ray absorption spectroscopy reveals that the oxidation state and cation distribution of individual magnetite nanoparticles may be largely heterogeneous even when the macroscopic structural and magnetic response of the ensembles is uniform.

Graphical abstract: Probing the variability in oxidation states of magnetite nanoparticles by single-particle spectroscopy
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Spectroscopic characterization of the structural properties of quinoxalinophenanthrophenazine thin films

Thin film structural features of TQPP-Me and TQPP-OC12 as explored by spectroscopic and ellipsometric techniques.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopic characterization of the structural properties of quinoxalinophenanthrophenazine thin films
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Aluminium/gallium, indium/gallium, and aluminium/indium co-doped ZnO thin films deposited via aerosol assisted CVD

Aluminium/gallium co-doped ZnO (AGZO), indium/gallium co-doped ZnO (IGZO), and aluminium/indium co-doped ZnO (AIZO) thin films were synthesised on glass substrates via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD).

Graphical abstract: Aluminium/gallium, indium/gallium, and aluminium/indium co-doped ZnO thin films deposited via aerosol assisted CVD
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Rational design of transparent p-type conducting non-oxide materials from high-throughput calculations

In this work, high-throughput ab initio calculations are employed to identify the most promising chalcogenide-based semiconductors for p-type transparent conducting materials (TCMs).

Graphical abstract: Rational design of transparent p-type conducting non-oxide materials from high-throughput calculations
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Electrochromic bilayers of Prussian blue and its Cr analogue

Bilayers of FeFe and FeCr Prussian blues with distinct optical spectra of each layer enabling studies with optical layer-sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Electrochromic bilayers of Prussian blue and its Cr analogue
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Spectroscopic and electrical signatures of acceptor states in solution processed Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells

The nature and dynamics of acceptor states in solution-processed Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTSSe) thin films are investigated by variable temperature photoluminescence (PL) and electrical impedance spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopic and electrical signatures of acceptor states in solution processed Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells
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Valence band modification of Cr2O3 by Ni-doping: creating a high figure of merit p-type TCO

In Cr2O3, Ni is a more effective dopand than Mg due to its higher solubility and its capability to contribute to the VB, improving holes dispersion.

Graphical abstract: Valence band modification of Cr2O3 by Ni-doping: creating a high figure of merit p-type TCO
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3D-printed barium titanate/poly-(vinylidene fluoride) nano-hybrids with anisotropic dielectric properties

“3D-printed” anisotropy BTNFs/PVDF nanohybrids are successfully fabricated by the FDM technique which is attractive for developing novel functionalities in dielectric devices.

Graphical abstract: 3D-printed barium titanate/poly-(vinylidene fluoride) nano-hybrids with anisotropic dielectric properties
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Piezoelectric poly(lactide) stereocomplexes with a cholinium organic ionic plastic crystal

Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) stereocomplex (SC) crystallites produced at room temperature directly from high molecular weight PLLA by incorporation of choline dihydrogen phosphate ([Ch][DHP]) can display intrinsic piezoelectricity.

Graphical abstract: Piezoelectric poly(lactide) stereocomplexes with a cholinium organic ionic plastic crystal
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Novel 4,8-benzobisthiazole copolymers and their field-effect transistor and photovoltaic applications

A series of BBT-containing copolymers featuring the 4,8-conjugation pathway is presented and evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Novel 4,8-benzobisthiazole copolymers and their field-effect transistor and photovoltaic applications
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On the relations between the bandgap, structure and composition of the M–Si–N (M = alkali, alkaline earth or rare-earth metal) nitridosilicates

The relations between the Si/N ratio and the bond lengths and bandgap of the M–Si–N nitridosilicates are investigated.

Graphical abstract: On the relations between the bandgap, structure and composition of the M–Si–N (M = alkali, alkaline earth or rare-earth metal) nitridosilicates
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All inkjet-printed graphene-based conductive patterns for wearable e-textile applications

We report inkjet printing of an organic nanoparticle-based surface pre-treatment onto textiles to enable all inkjet-printed graphene e-textiles.

Graphical abstract: All inkjet-printed graphene-based conductive patterns for wearable e-textile applications
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K2MnF6 as a precursor for saturated red fluoride phosphors: the struggle for structural stability

Degradation pathways of K2MnF6, an essential precursor for the synthesis of red fluoride phosphors, are revealed.

Graphical abstract: K2MnF6 as a precursor for saturated red fluoride phosphors: the struggle for structural stability
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Probing the local structure of the near-infrared emitting persistent phosphor LiGa5O8:Cr3+

A combination of techniques is used to investigate the incorporation of chromium in the persistent phosphor LiGa5O8:Cr3+. Afterglow can be enhanced by codoping with Si(IV) or Ge(IV) ions.

Graphical abstract: Probing the local structure of the near-infrared emitting persistent phosphor LiGa5O8:Cr3+
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Processing of ferroelectric polymers for microelectronics: from morphological analysis to functional devices

Solution casting under ambient conditions of thin films of the ferroelectric copolymer poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE)) is highly attractive for cost-effective production of flexible memory devices.

Graphical abstract: Processing of ferroelectric polymers for microelectronics: from morphological analysis to functional devices
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Determination of Schottky barrier height and enhanced photoelectron generation in novel plasmonic immobilized multisegmented (Au/TiO2) nanorod arrays (NRAs) suitable for solar energy conversion applications

We have determined the Schottky barrier height (0.23 eV) and efficient photoelectron generation in novel multisegmented Au/TiO2 nanorod arrays.

Graphical abstract: Determination of Schottky barrier height and enhanced photoelectron generation in novel plasmonic immobilized multisegmented (Au/TiO2) nanorod arrays (NRAs) suitable for solar energy conversion applications
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Transport in polymer-supported chemically-doped CVD graphene

In this study we report on the electron transport in flexible-transparent polymer supported chemically doped chemical vapour deposited (CVD) graphene.

Graphical abstract: Transport in polymer-supported chemically-doped CVD graphene
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Blue-emitting cationic iridium(III) complexes featuring pyridylpyrimidine ligands and their use in sky-blue electroluminescent devices

The synthesis, structural and photophysical characterisation, and LEEC devices of four novel, cationic iridium(III) complexes are reported.

Graphical abstract: Blue-emitting cationic iridium(iii) complexes featuring pyridylpyrimidine ligands and their use in sky-blue electroluminescent devices
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3D reactive inkjet printing of polydimethylsiloxane

In this work a two-part polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) ink has been developed, printed individually, and cured. The successful printing of PDMS has been used to fabricate complex 3D geometry for the first time using FRIJP.

Graphical abstract: 3D reactive inkjet printing of polydimethylsiloxane
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Functionally graded ferroelectric polyetherimide composites for high temperature sensing

High temperature flexible ferroelectrics for thermally stable devices that can detect pressure are fabricated by careful design of the microstructure.

Graphical abstract: Functionally graded ferroelectric polyetherimide composites for high temperature sensing
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Spin-dimer networks: engineering tools to adjust the magnetic interactions in biradicals

Magneto-structural correlations in stable organic biradicals have been studied on example of weakly exchange coupled models with nitronyl nitroxide and imino nitroxide spin-carrying entities.

Graphical abstract: Spin-dimer networks: engineering tools to adjust the magnetic interactions in biradicals
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Si-doped zinc oxide transparent conducting oxides; nanoparticle optimisation, scale-up and thin film deposition

Si-doped ZnO was made by a continuous hydrothermal method and deposited by spin coating; ρ = 2.4 × 10−3 Ω cm, Tvis > 80%.

Graphical abstract: Si-doped zinc oxide transparent conducting oxides; nanoparticle optimisation, scale-up and thin film deposition
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Single-layer metal halides MX2 (X = Cl, Br, I): stability and tunable magnetism from first principles and Monte Carlo simulations

We present a computational study on a novel class of single-layer materials.

Graphical abstract: Single-layer metal halides MX2 (X = Cl, Br, I): stability and tunable magnetism from first principles and Monte Carlo simulations
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Solution-processed Er3+-doped As3S7 chalcogenide films: optical properties and 1.5 μm photoluminescence activated by thermal treatment

Solution-processed rare-earth-doped chalcogenide films utilizing organolanthanide precursors open up low-cost versatile fabrication of photoluminescence active films applied in optoelectronics and photonics.

Graphical abstract: Solution-processed Er3+-doped As3S7 chalcogenide films: optical properties and 1.5 μm photoluminescence activated by thermal treatment
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