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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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Organic electronics by design: the power of minor atomic and structural changes

Case studies of minor structural variations highlight the fundamental relationship between structure and function to offer design rules with which to develop the next generation of organic electronic materials.

Graphical abstract: Organic electronics by design: the power of minor atomic and structural changes
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Emerging two-dimensional halide perovskite nanomaterials

This article highlights recent developments of an emerging family of nanomaterials: two-dimensional halide perovskites.

Graphical abstract: Emerging two-dimensional halide perovskite nanomaterials
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Combining 2D inorganic semiconductors and organic polymers at the frontier of the hard–soft materials interface

Recent advances in combining functional organic polymers with inorganic 2D semiconductors for nanoscale electronics are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Combining 2D inorganic semiconductors and organic polymers at the frontier of the hard–soft materials interface
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The rise of organic magnetoresistance: materials and challenges

This paper provides a brief review of recent progress regarding the magnetoresistive effect observed in organic semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: The rise of organic magnetoresistance: materials and challenges
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Metal particle-free inks for printed flexible electronics

The development of metal particle-free inks is reviewed, with particular attention on their formulation, patterning and post-processing techniques.

Graphical abstract: Metal particle-free inks for printed flexible electronics
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Glass–ceramic dielectric materials with high energy density and ultra-fast discharge speed for high power energy storage applications

Ferroelectric glass–ceramic materials have been widely used as dielectric materials for energy storage capacitors because of their ultrafast discharge speed, excellent high temperature stability, stable frequency, and environmental friendliness.

Graphical abstract: Glass–ceramic dielectric materials with high energy density and ultra-fast discharge speed for high power energy storage applications
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Donor–acceptor substituted 1,8-naphthalimides: design, synthesis, and structure–property relationship

Research on developing new donor–acceptor (D–A) substituted 1,8-naphthalimide (NI) based molecular systems is a rapidly growing research are due to their wide-ranging applications in the field of organic photonics and electronics.

Graphical abstract: Donor–acceptor substituted 1,8-naphthalimides: design, synthesis, and structure–property relationship
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Local optical activity of nano- to microscale materials and plasmons

Nanoscale local optical activity characterization provides essential information on enhanced chiral optical interactions between molecules and metal nanostructures.

Graphical abstract: Local optical activity of nano- to microscale materials and plasmons
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Biomimetics for high-performance flexible tactile sensors and advanced artificial sensory systems

Artificial smart designs inspired by structural and functional features of biological organisms have opened new avenues to develop high-performance flexible tactile sensors and advanced artificial sensory systems.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetics for high-performance flexible tactile sensors and advanced artificial sensory systems
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Photons and charges from colloidal doped semiconductor quantum dots

This work discusses the photophysical pathways in doped quantum dots responsible for generating photons of non-exciton origin and hot electrons.

Graphical abstract: Photons and charges from colloidal doped semiconductor quantum dots
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Embedded optical nanosensors for monitoring the processing and performance of polymer matrix composites

We provide a broad review of optically responsive materials with potential for in situ monitoring of material state properties in structural polymer-based materials with nanoscale spatial resolution.

Graphical abstract: Embedded optical nanosensors for monitoring the processing and performance of polymer matrix composites
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Recent progress of III–V quantum dot infrared photodetectors on silicon

Heterogeneous integration of III–V quantum dots on Si substrates for infrared photodetection is reviewed, focusing on direct epitaxial growth and bonding techniques over the last few years.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress of III–V quantum dot infrared photodetectors on silicon
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Recent advances and perspectives on light emitting diodes fabricated from halide metal perovskite nanocrystals

Recent advancements and outlook in LEDs fabricated from metal halide nanocrystals have been presented in this article.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances and perspectives on light emitting diodes fabricated from halide metal perovskite nanocrystals
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Beyond liquid crystals: new research trends for mesogenic molecules in liquids

The present review focuses on recent examples of molecular structures that are capable of establishing self-assemblies both in bulk and in solvents.

Graphical abstract: Beyond liquid crystals: new research trends for mesogenic molecules in liquids
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Unusual stabilization of larger acenes and heteroacenes

This review highlights recent developments concerning stabilization strategies of large (hetero-)acenes and discusses the resulting impact on the aromatic system.

Graphical abstract: Unusual stabilization of larger acenes and heteroacenes
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Digitally printed stretchable electronics: a review

Digital printing of stretchable electronics is reviewed. Multiple technologies and materials, like liquid metals and composites, are addressed.

Graphical abstract: Digitally printed stretchable electronics: a review
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Tunable nanofibril heterojunctions for controlling interfacial charge transfer in chemiresistive gas sensors

A comprehensive overview of the current state of the art of chemiresistive sensors based on tunable nanofibril heterojunctions for controlling interfacial charge transfer.

Graphical abstract: Tunable nanofibril heterojunctions for controlling interfacial charge transfer in chemiresistive gas sensors
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Near infrared emitting quantum dots: synthesis, luminescence properties and applications

Near-infrared QDs and their applications.

Graphical abstract: Near infrared emitting quantum dots: synthesis, luminescence properties and applications
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Novel approaches and scalability prospects of copper based hole transporting materials for planar perovskite solar cells

A decade after their first appearance as components of solar cells, perovskites are still at the center of solar research.

Graphical abstract: Novel approaches and scalability prospects of copper based hole transporting materials for planar perovskite solar cells
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Gas sensing with heterostructures based on two-dimensional nanostructured materials: a review

Advancement, challenges, and prospects in 2D–nD (where n is 0, 1, 2 or 3) heterostructures for gas sensing applications.

Graphical abstract: Gas sensing with heterostructures based on two-dimensional nanostructured materials: a review
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Liquid crystalline blue phase materials with three-dimensional nanostructures

This review presents up-to-date important progress in the field of liquid crystalline blue phase (BP) materials.

Graphical abstract: Liquid crystalline blue phase materials with three-dimensional nanostructures
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Recent advances in the orientation of conjugated polymers for organic field-effect transistors

This review summarizes recent advancements in various orientation techniques for conjugated polymers for use in high performance organic field effect transistors.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the orientation of conjugated polymers for organic field-effect transistors
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Nanostructured tungsten oxide thin film devices: from optoelectronics and ionics to iontronics

Recent progress of nanostructured tungsten oxide thin film devices is reviewed from optoelectronics and ionics to iontronics with their development trends, challenges, and opportunities analyzed and proposed.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured tungsten oxide thin film devices: from optoelectronics and ionics to iontronics
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Microscale and nanoscale pinning centres in single-domain REBCO superconductors

We describe the use of various pinning centres and possible methods of their application. The main focus is given on nanosized pinning centres composed of chemically inert materials and on the bulk type of YBCO/REBCO superconductors.

Graphical abstract: Microscale and nanoscale pinning centres in single-domain REBCO superconductors
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Recent advances in plasticized PVC gels for soft actuators and devices: a review

Plasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) gels belong to a class of electroactive polymers (EAPs), which have the ability to realize bending motion, contractile motion, extended motion and crawling motion under electric stimulation.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in plasticized PVC gels for soft actuators and devices: a review
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Rational molecular design towards NIR absorption: efficient diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives for organic solar cells and photothermal therapy

The present review focus on the progress and development of NIR absorbing small molecules based on diketopyrrolopyrrole for organic solar cells and photothermal therapy.

Graphical abstract: Rational molecular design towards NIR absorption: efficient diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives for organic solar cells and photothermal therapy
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Electronics from solution-processed 2D semiconductors

We present the recent progress in the synthesis, assembly, and electronic applications of solution-processed 2D semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Electronics from solution-processed 2D semiconductors
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Pentafluorosulfanyl group: an emerging tool in optoelectronic materials

The pentafluorosulfanyl (SF5) moiety has emerged as a versatile tool for tailoring optoelectronic properties in a wide range of functional materials.

Graphical abstract: Pentafluorosulfanyl group: an emerging tool in optoelectronic materials
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Solution-processable electrochromic materials and devices: roadblocks and strategies towards large-scale applications

This review describes figures of merit, challenges and strategies during the development of solution-processable electrochromic materials and devices for large-area smart window applications.

Graphical abstract: Solution-processable electrochromic materials and devices: roadblocks and strategies towards large-scale applications
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Emerging research directions for n-type conjugated polymers

This review highlights the important role and recent progress of n-type conjugated polymers in several emerging research directions.

Graphical abstract: Emerging research directions for n-type conjugated polymers
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Experimental investigation of quantum interference in charge transport through molecular architectures

We summarized the experimental investigation of quantum interference in charge transport through various molecular architectures at single-molecule scale.

Graphical abstract: Experimental investigation of quantum interference in charge transport through molecular architectures
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Mechanical probing of ferroelectrics at the nanoscale

This article reviews AFM-based mechanical probing methods for ferroelectrics and discusses recent developments and future opportunities in this research area.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical probing of ferroelectrics at the nanoscale
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Amorphous InGaZnO and metal oxide semiconductor devices: an overview and current status

This review covers the history, development, and state of the art, of metal oxide-based electronics, with particularly focus of indium-gallium-zinc-oxide.

Graphical abstract: Amorphous InGaZnO and metal oxide semiconductor devices: an overview and current status
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All-inorganic lead halide perovskites: a promising choice for photovoltaics and detectors

By engineering the composition, size and surface, all-inorganic perovskites with outstanding performance and stability have been achieved for photovoltaic and detector applications.

Graphical abstract: All-inorganic lead halide perovskites: a promising choice for photovoltaics and detectors
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Recent advances in green fabrication of luminescent solar concentrators using nontoxic quantum dots as fluorophores

The recent progress in fabricating luminescent solar concentrators using green quantum dots was summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in green fabrication of luminescent solar concentrators using nontoxic quantum dots as fluorophores
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The role of excitons in 3D and 2D lead halide perovskites

Excitons in lead halide perovskites often go unnoticed as minority species, yet they account for almost all of light emission.

Graphical abstract: The role of excitons in 3D and 2D lead halide perovskites
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Charge separation, charge recombination, long-lived charge transfer state formation and intersystem crossing in organic electron donor/acceptor dyads

The recent developments in charge separation, long-lived charge transfer state formation and charge recombination-induced intersystem crossing are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Charge separation, charge recombination, long-lived charge transfer state formation and intersystem crossing in organic electron donor/acceptor dyads
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Wet chemical growth of semiconductor 1-D nanostructure arrays on conductive substrates

The various fabrication methods with growth mechanisms and possible applications of semiconductor 1-D nanostructure arrays are systematically reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Wet chemical growth of semiconductor 1-D nanostructure arrays on conductive substrates
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An overview of stretchable strain sensors from conductive polymer nanocomposites

This review paper summarizes the categories, sensing mechanisms, and affecting factors of flexible conductive polymer composite-based stretchable strain sensors.

Graphical abstract: An overview of stretchable strain sensors from conductive polymer nanocomposites
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Fluorescent chemodosimeters for fluoride ions via silicon-fluorine chemistry: 20 years of progress

Critical commentary on and a brief summary of representative F fluorescent probes, imaging agents and nanosensors based on Si–F chemistry are provided, followed by pointing out the limitations of current systems and possible future directions.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent chemodosimeters for fluoride ions via silicon-fluorine chemistry: 20 years of progress
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Synthesis, photophysical properties and surface chemistry of chalcopyrite-type semiconductor nanocrystals

This review gives an overview of the synthesis, photophysical properties, surface characterization/functionalization and some applications of chalcopyrite-type nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, photophysical properties and surface chemistry of chalcopyrite-type semiconductor nanocrystals
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Recent advances in the application of BODIPY in bioimaging and chemosensing

Recent work on the use of BODIPY probes in bioimaging/bio-staining, as well as in chemosensing, is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the application of BODIPY in bioimaging and chemosensing
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High-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes with exciplex hosts

Exciplex forming co-hosts have been applied to fabricate high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) due to the merits of bipolarity, 100% exciton harvesting, preferred dipole alignment, and sensitizing effects.

Graphical abstract: High-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes with exciplex hosts
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Butyldithiocarbamate acid solution processing: its fundamentals and applications in chalcogenide thin film solar cells

Butyldithiocarbamate acid can dissolve a series of metal oxides; thus, it enables the fabrication of metal chalcogenide thin-film solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Butyldithiocarbamate acid solution processing: its fundamentals and applications in chalcogenide thin film solar cells
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Graphene van der Waals heterostructures for high-performance photodetectors

We present a comprehensive review on the recent progress of graphene vdW heterostructure photodetectors and give further perspectives in this emerging field.

Graphical abstract: Graphene van der Waals heterostructures for high-performance photodetectors
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Strategies to fabricate metal–organic framework (MOF)-based luminescent sensing platforms

This review introduces the recent advance in the construction of MOF-based sensing platforms in chemical sensing and biosensing. In particular, the fabricating strategies of MOF-based luminescent sensors and the sensing mechanisms are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Strategies to fabricate metal–organic framework (MOF)-based luminescent sensing platforms
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Methylamine-induced defect-healing and cationic substitution: a new method for low-defect perovskite thin films and solar cells

Methylamine-induced defect-healing and cationic substitution was reviewed for low defect perovskite films with better crystal quality and high stability.

Graphical abstract: Methylamine-induced defect-healing and cationic substitution: a new method for low-defect perovskite thin films and solar cells
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Developing photocathode materials for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells

Dye-sensitized solar cells are photoelectrochemical devices, which are of great interest due to their ease of fabrication and attractive design.

Graphical abstract: Developing photocathode materials for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells
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Diamond surface functionalization: from gemstone to photoelectrochemical applications

An overview is provided on the surface functionalization of boron-doped diamond thin films and their application as photoelectrodes and photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Diamond surface functionalization: from gemstone to photoelectrochemical applications
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Perspectives and challenges in multilayer ceramic capacitors for next generation electronics

This review highlights the critical issues and recent advances in developing highly volumetric-efficient and high capacitance MLCCs from the viewpoint of designing dielectric materials.

Graphical abstract: Perspectives and challenges in multilayer ceramic capacitors for next generation electronics
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Self-assembled multiferroic perovskite–spinel nanocomposite thin films: epitaxial growth, templating and integration on silicon

The recent progress on self-assembled epitaxial nanocomposites on silicon or templated substrates for low cost and large area devices.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled multiferroic perovskite–spinel nanocomposite thin films: epitaxial growth, templating and integration on silicon
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A review on inkjet printing of nanoparticle inks for flexible electronics

The recent progress, challenges and promising future of design and synthesis of inks and device fabrication by inkjet printing are reviewed and discussed.

Graphical abstract: A review on inkjet printing of nanoparticle inks for flexible electronics
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Gallium oxide solar-blind ultraviolet photodetectors: a review

This review introduces the developments in β-Ga2O3 materials growth and solar blind UV photodetectors in the last decade, summarizes their advantages and potential for improvement, and puts forward some suggestions for actual application requirements.

Graphical abstract: Gallium oxide solar-blind ultraviolet photodetectors: a review
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Giant surfactants for the construction of automatic liquid crystal alignment layers

Liquid crystal molecules were automatically aligned by not only morphological anisotropy but also chemical interaction.

Graphical abstract: Giant surfactants for the construction of automatic liquid crystal alignment layers
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Photofunctional MOF-based hybrid materials for the chemical sensing of biomarkers

The recent progress on the research of photofunctional MOFs based hybrid materials for chemical sensing biomarkers are summarized. Among the lanthanide functionalized MOFs hybrid materials by the author's group the emphasis for this review.

Graphical abstract: Photofunctional MOF-based hybrid materials for the chemical sensing of biomarkers
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Metal halide perovskites for resistive switching memory devices and artificial synapses

This article highlights recent developments of emerging metal halide perovskite based resistive switching memory devices and artificial synapses.

Graphical abstract: Metal halide perovskites for resistive switching memory devices and artificial synapses
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Thermo-sensitive luminescence of lanthanide complexes, clusters, coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks with organic photosensitizers

Historical and recent advances of lanthanide mononuclear complexes, polynuclear clusters, coordination polymers (CPs) and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with temperature-dependent luminescence are reviewed for future thermo-sensitive paints.

Graphical abstract: Thermo-sensitive luminescence of lanthanide complexes, clusters, coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks with organic photosensitizers
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A critical review of reactive vapor deposition for conjugated polymer synthesis

A critical review of reactive vapor deposition as a tool for conjugated polymer synthesis.

Graphical abstract: A critical review of reactive vapor deposition for conjugated polymer synthesis
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Microwave-assisted synthesis of carbon dots and their applications

Carbon dots, an emerging class within the carbon allotrope family, have gained significant attention largely due to their versatile and tunable physico-chemical and optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted synthesis of carbon dots and their applications
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Hole-transporting materials for organic light-emitting diodes: an overview

Hole transporting layer plays a crucial role to realize high efficiency and long lifespan by balancing the charge carrier into the desired recombination zone.

Graphical abstract: Hole-transporting materials for organic light-emitting diodes: an overview
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Prospects and challenges of the electrocaloric phenomenon in ferroelectric ceramics

The electrocaloric effect (ECE), which refers to changes in the temperature of a material when an electric field is applied to or removed from the material, is one of the key phenomena of future highly efficient solid-state refrigeration devices.

Graphical abstract: Prospects and challenges of the electrocaloric phenomenon in ferroelectric ceramics
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Carbon quantum dots: an emerging material for optoelectronic applications

An overview of the synthesis, optical properties, luminescence mechanism, and optoelectronic applications of CQDs is presented.

Graphical abstract: Carbon quantum dots: an emerging material for optoelectronic applications
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Optical features of hybrid molecular/biological-quantum dot systems governed by energy transfer processes

The impact of energy transfer processes on the optical profiles of heteroassemblies with quantum dots as a nano-scaffold are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Optical features of hybrid molecular/biological-quantum dot systems governed by energy transfer processes
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Bio-inspired sensing and actuating materials

Biological systems contain various amazing examples that can display adaptive and active behaviors in response to external stimuli.

Graphical abstract: Bio-inspired sensing and actuating materials
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Progress and development in structural and optoelectronic tunability of supramolecular nonbonded fullerene assemblies

Morphology of fullerene assemblies at the few-molecular scale control optoelectronic properties and solar cell parameters at the device scale.

Graphical abstract: Progress and development in structural and optoelectronic tunability of supramolecular nonbonded fullerene assemblies
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Structural origins of the electronic properties of materials via time-resolved infrared spectroscopy

Time-resolved mid-infrared spectroscopy provides new opportunities to probe the structural origins of electronic and transport states in optoelectronic materials.

Graphical abstract: Structural origins of the electronic properties of materials via time-resolved infrared spectroscopy
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Platinum(II) binuclear complexes: molecular structures, photophysical properties, and applications

Platinum(II) binuclear complexes with two metal centers facing each other are reviewed based on their molecular structures, photophysical properties, and applications in light emitting and sensing devices.

Graphical abstract: Platinum(ii) binuclear complexes: molecular structures, photophysical properties, and applications
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Blue organic light-emitting diodes: current status, challenges, and future outlook

Emission mechanisms for OLEDs and their characteristics.

Graphical abstract: Blue organic light-emitting diodes: current status, challenges, and future outlook
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Which isomer is better for charge transport: anti- or syn-?

This review discusses the isomeric effect on the charge transport of organic semiconductors experimentally and theoretically.

Graphical abstract: Which isomer is better for charge transport: anti- or syn-?
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This collection contains recent Review-type articles published by Journal of Materials Chemistry C, the home for high impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for optical, magnetic and electronic devices. New articles will be added to this collection as soon as possible after publication.

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