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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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Recent progress in printable organic field effect transistors

Downscaling of printable OFETs and approaches for steep subthreshold swing have been summarized and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in printable organic field effect transistors
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Luminescent perovskite quantum dots: synthesis, microstructures, optical properties and applications

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Lead halide perovskite quantum dots for light-emitting devices

In this review, we focus on current progress of LHP-QD based LEDs, issue and challenge for high efficiency and high stability LEDs.

Graphical abstract: Lead halide perovskite quantum dots for light-emitting devices
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Recent progress in flexible pressure sensor arrays: from design to applications

This review summarizes the progress in flexible pressure sensor arrays from their fundamental designs to device applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in flexible pressure sensor arrays: from design to applications
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Toward self-powered photodetection enabled by triboelectric nanogenerators

This review article summarizes the existing research work on combining triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) with photodetectors through four different configurations.

Graphical abstract: Toward self-powered photodetection enabled by triboelectric nanogenerators
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Three applications of ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of semiconductor thin films: spectroelectrochemistry, microscopy, and identification of thermal contributions

This review highlights recent developments in three applications of ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy to solution-processed semiconductor thin films: spectroelectrochemistry, microscopy, and identification of thermal contributions to transient absorption spectra.

Graphical abstract: Three applications of ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of semiconductor thin films: spectroelectrochemistry, microscopy, and identification of thermal contributions
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Recent developments in photonic, plasmonic and hybrid nanowire waveguides

This review summarizes recent advances in dielectric and plasmonic nanowire waveguides and their hybridization towards better device performance.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in photonic, plasmonic and hybrid nanowire waveguides
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Function-driven design of stimuli-responsive polymer composites: recent progress and challenges

This paper provides a comprehensive review and understanding of the recent progress in the development of photo-, electrical-, and thermo-responsive composites.

Graphical abstract: Function-driven design of stimuli-responsive polymer composites: recent progress and challenges
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AIEgens based on main group heterocycles

The newly emerging AIEgens based on heterocycles of silicon, sulphur, oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, boron, etc., are introduced, and the structure and function correlations are elucidated in detail.

Graphical abstract: AIEgens based on main group heterocycles
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Ultralong-lived room temperature triplet excitons: molecular persistent room temperature phosphorescence and nonlinear optical characteristics with continuous irradiation

Heavy atom-free molecular materials with ultralong-lived room-temperature triplet excitons display nonlinear absorption using ordinary light and persistent room-temperature emission characteristics.

Graphical abstract: Ultralong-lived room temperature triplet excitons: molecular persistent room temperature phosphorescence and nonlinear optical characteristics with continuous irradiation
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Metal halide perovskites: stability and sensing-ability

We review the investigations and mechanistic studies on the stability of metal-halide perovskites under external perturbations, and highlight recent attempts to apply them as sensors.

Graphical abstract: Metal halide perovskites: stability and sensing-ability
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Recent development of phenanthroimidazole-based fluorophores for blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs): an overview

Full color displays (white OLEDs) require all the primary colors: blue, green, and red. In recent decades, numerous phenanthroimidazole-based emitting materials have been developed for efficient blue OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Recent development of phenanthroimidazole-based fluorophores for blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs): an overview
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An overview of phosphorescent metallomesogens based on platinum and iridium

Metallomesogens – liquid crystals containing metal centers – have attracted much interest owing to their interesting magnetic and electro-optical properties. Due to the theoretical 100% internal quantum efficiency, here, a brief overview of recent research on platinum/iridium-based metallomesogens including their molecular design and structure-property relationships is reported.

Graphical abstract: An overview of phosphorescent metallomesogens based on platinum and iridium
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Enhancement of fluorescence efficiency from molecules to materials and the critical role of molecular assembly

Systems, mechanisms and unique phenomena associated with fluorescence enhancement from molecules to materials are reviewed, highlighting the critical role of molecular assembly.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of fluorescence efficiency from molecules to materials and the critical role of molecular assembly
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BiVO4 based high k microwave dielectric materials: a review

We precis recent studies on doped BiVO4 ceramics in terms of A site, B site and A/B site complex substitutions. Low sintering temperature (<800 °C), high εr and near zero temperature coefficient values could be obtained in solid solution and composite ceramics.

Graphical abstract: BiVO4 based high k microwave dielectric materials: a review
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Recent advances in conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate hybrids for thermoelectric applications

This paper summarizes the latest development of PEDOT:PSS-based composites with inorganic additives and carbon nanostructures for thermoelectric applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate hybrids for thermoelectric applications
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Recent advances in organic sensors for health self-monitoring systems

This review describes the development status of organic sensors for health-monitoring systems and the strategies to enhance their performance.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in organic sensors for health self-monitoring systems
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As good as gold and better: conducting metal oxide materials for mid-infrared plasmonic applications

Review of material properties of conducting metal oxides that make them suitable for mid-infrared surface plasmon resonance applications.

Graphical abstract: As good as gold and better: conducting metal oxide materials for mid-infrared plasmonic applications
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Small molecular hole-transporting materials (HTMs) in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs): structural diversity and classification

Hole-transporting materials (HTMs) are integral to the construction of a wide variety of state-of-the-art semiconductor devices today.

Graphical abstract: Small molecular hole-transporting materials (HTMs) in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs): structural diversity and classification
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Photoluminescence tuning in carbon dots: surface passivation or/and functionalization, heteroatom doping

Versatile photoluminescence tuning in carbon dots through heteroatom doping and surface passivation and/or functionalization (SPF).

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescence tuning in carbon dots: surface passivation or/and functionalization, heteroatom doping
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Carbon nanotube-based flexible electronics

A review of CNT-based high-performance flexible ICs, including the recent progresses of this technology and emerging implementation of this technology in system-level applications.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanotube-based flexible electronics
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Strategy design for ratiometric luminescence thermometry: circumventing the limitation of thermally coupled levels

State-of-the-art progress in strategy design based on the Ln3+ luminescence involving dual emission construction for ratiometric luminescence thermometry is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Strategy design for ratiometric luminescence thermometry: circumventing the limitation of thermally coupled levels
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Recent progress in silver nanowire based flexible/wearable optoelectronics

A summary of the recent and potential future developments in silver nanowire based flexible/wearable optoelectronic applications is presented.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in silver nanowire based flexible/wearable optoelectronics
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Anthracene-based semiconductors for organic field-effect transistors

A review of materials design strategies and efficient study methods for modeling of anthracene derivatives, with a description of their significant application in light-emitting transistors.

Graphical abstract: Anthracene-based semiconductors for organic field-effect transistors
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Progress in organic molecular/ferromagnet spinterfaces: towards molecular spintronics

The characteristics of organic molecular/ferromagnet spinterfaces are highlighted, including hybrid interface states, magnetic anisotropy, magnetic exchange interaction, etc.

Graphical abstract: Progress in organic molecular/ferromagnet spinterfaces: towards molecular spintronics
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Recent progress in the mechanofluorochromism of cyanoethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission

This review provides a clear overview of the recent progress in the mechanofluorochromism of cyanoethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in the mechanofluorochromism of cyanoethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission
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Development of oxide heteroepitaxy for soft technology

Soft technology has been an emerging field since flexible and wearable electronics started flourishing.

Graphical abstract: Development of oxide heteroepitaxy for soft technology
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The chemistry of CVD graphene

This review covers all aspects of possible graphene synthesis by CVD deposition and epitaxial growth, its doping and chemical modifications published to date.

Graphical abstract: The chemistry of CVD graphene
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Recent progress in solution processable TADF materials for organic light-emitting diodes

Molecular design and recent progress on solution-processed TADF materials in OLEDs, including small molecules, polymers and dendrimers, is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in solution processable TADF materials for organic light-emitting diodes
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Electric-double-layer transistors for synaptic devices and neuromorphic systems

This article reviews the recent progress in the field of electric-double-layer transistors for synaptic devices and neuromorphic systems.

Graphical abstract: Electric-double-layer transistors for synaptic devices and neuromorphic systems
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Rational design and synthesis of bifunctional metal nanocrystals for probing catalytic reactions by surface-enhanced Raman scattering

This report highlights recent progress in the rational design, synthesis, and applications of bimetallic nanocrystals with integrated SERS and catalytic activities.

Graphical abstract: Rational design and synthesis of bifunctional metal nanocrystals for probing catalytic reactions by surface-enhanced Raman scattering
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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS): an adventure from plasmonic metals to organic semiconductors as SERS platforms

The recent focus on SERS-active materials has shifted from conventional plasmonic surfaces to alternative 3D structures and semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS): an adventure from plasmonic metals to organic semiconductors as SERS platforms
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Synthetic routes to mercury chalcogenide quantum dots

In this report, we explore the synthetic chemistry behind the development of mercury chalcogenide quantum dots and highlight some key optical properties. Graphical abstract shows a HgTe quantum dots. Reproduced from M. Green, G. Wakefield and P. J. Dobson, J. Mater. Chem., 2003, 13, 1076 with permission from The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic routes to mercury chalcogenide quantum dots
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Effective structural modification of traditional fluorophores to obtain organic mechanofluorochromic molecules

The review focuses on the influence of some important factors on the generation of new and/or high contrast mechanofluorochromic-active organic compounds by the structural modifications of traditional fluorophores.

Graphical abstract: Effective structural modification of traditional fluorophores to obtain organic mechanofluorochromic molecules
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Chemical and conformational control of the energy gaps involved in the thermally activated delayed fluorescence mechanism

This review summarises the significant developments in our understanding and control of thermally-activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) molecules and the spin–vibronic coupling mechanism, from which we have designed new generations of emitters.

Graphical abstract: Chemical and conformational control of the energy gaps involved in the thermally activated delayed fluorescence mechanism
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Organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite quantum dots for light-emitting diodes

Organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite (CH3NH3PbX3, X = Cl, Br, or I) quantum dots with superior optoelectronic properties, including bright, colour-tunable, narrow-band photoluminescence and high photoluminescence quantum efficiency, are regarded as ideal materials for next-generation displays.

Graphical abstract: Organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite quantum dots for light-emitting diodes
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Large-scale synthesis of 2D metal dichalcogenides

In this review, we focus on the large-scale synthesis of 2DMDs via mechanical exfoliation, liquid phase method and CVD process.

Graphical abstract: Large-scale synthesis of 2D metal dichalcogenides
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Metal free room temperature phosphorescence from molecular self-interactions in the solid state

Purely organic materials showing solid state room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) are receiving an ever growing interest due to their low toxicity, cost and environmental load compared to their organometallic counterparts.

Graphical abstract: Metal free room temperature phosphorescence from molecular self-interactions in the solid state
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Graphene nanohybrids: excellent electromagnetic properties for the absorbing and shielding of electromagnetic waves

The microwave absorption, electromagnetic interference shielding, and microwave response mechanism of graphene hybrids are highlighted, including relaxation, charge transport, magnetic resonance, etc.

Graphical abstract: Graphene nanohybrids: excellent electromagnetic properties for the absorbing and shielding of electromagnetic waves
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Structural construction and photoluminescence tuning via energy transfer in apatite-type solid-state phosphors

This review summarizes the structural discovery of new apatite-type phosphors and the photoluminescence tuning strategy involved.

Graphical abstract: Structural construction and photoluminescence tuning via energy transfer in apatite-type solid-state phosphors
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Resistive-based gas sensors for detection of benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) gases: a review

Sensing of benzene, toluene and xylene gases using resistive-based gas sensors.

Graphical abstract: Resistive-based gas sensors for detection of benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) gases: a review
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Polymer assisted deposition of epitaxial oxide thin films

Chemical solution methods for thin-film deposition constitute an affordable alternative to high-vacuum physical technologies, like Sputtering, Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) or Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE).

Graphical abstract: Polymer assisted deposition of epitaxial oxide thin films
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Recent advances in the fabrication of graphene–ZnO heterojunctions for optoelectronic device applications

Recently, by taking advantage of the synergistic effects of both graphene and ZnO, various photoelectric devices that combine graphene and ZnO have exhibited excellent device performances and attracted increasing research interest.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the fabrication of graphene–ZnO heterojunctions for optoelectronic device applications
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One-dimensional conjugated polymer nanomaterials for flexible and stretchable electronics

Recent development of one-dimensional conjugated polymer nanomaterials for flexible and stretchable electronics and their perspectives are introduced in this study.

Graphical abstract: One-dimensional conjugated polymer nanomaterials for flexible and stretchable electronics
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Modification of acenes for n-channel OFET materials

Various strategies to chemically modify acenes for n-channel OFETs are discussed. Such strategies could also be useful for design of efficient n-type organic semiconductors based on other π-systems.

Graphical abstract: Modification of acenes for n-channel OFET materials
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Development of fullerenes and their derivatives as semiconductors in field-effect transistors: exploring the molecular design

A review to explore how to design fullerenes and their derivatives as semiconductors in field-effect transistors.

Graphical abstract: Development of fullerenes and their derivatives as semiconductors in field-effect transistors: exploring the molecular design
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Recent advances in organic near-infrared photodiodes

Both broadband and narrowband organic photodetectors can be realized due to the easily tunable optical/electronic properties of organic semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in organic near-infrared photodiodes
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Recent progress on organic donor–acceptor complexes as active elements in organic field-effect transistors

The recent progress on the methods to prepare donor (D)–acceptor (A) co-crystals and their potential applications in OFETs has been reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress on organic donor–acceptor complexes as active elements in organic field-effect transistors
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Multifunctional cellulose-paper for light harvesting and smart sensing applications

Opto-electronics on/with paper is fostering a novel generation of flexible and recyclable devices for sunlight harvesting and intelligent optical sensing.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional cellulose-paper for light harvesting and smart sensing applications
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Flexible mechanochromic photonic crystals: routes to visual sensors and their mechanical properties

This review summarizes the recent developments in flexible mechanochromic photonic crystals, including the inspirations of the material from nature, principles for fabrication, characterizations of mechanical properties, as well as applications in smart strain-colour sensing.

Graphical abstract: Flexible mechanochromic photonic crystals: routes to visual sensors and their mechanical properties
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Tailored distribution of nanoparticles in bi-phasic polymeric blends as emerging materials for suppressing electromagnetic radiation: challenges and prospects

This review features the limitations of single-polymer-based nanocomposites and discusses the stepwise advancement of bi-phasic polymer blends to meet the challenges of effective electromagnetic interference shielding.

Graphical abstract: Tailored distribution of nanoparticles in bi-phasic polymeric blends as emerging materials for suppressing electromagnetic radiation: challenges and prospects
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Energy level alignment of dipolar interface layer in organic and hybrid perovskite solar cells

The energy-level adjustment of the dipolar interface layer in organic solar cells and hybrid perovskite solar cells is elucidated by interface dipole moments.

Graphical abstract: Energy level alignment of dipolar interface layer in organic and hybrid perovskite solar cells
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An overview of metamaterials and their achievements in wireless power transfer

The schematic of metamaterials applied in wireless power transfer.

Graphical abstract: An overview of metamaterials and their achievements in wireless power transfer
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Thermo-optical characterization and thermal properties of graphene–polymer composites: a review

Graphene–polymer composites show great promise as thermal interface materials. We here offer a deeper understanding of their thermal properties using contactless photothermal deflection techniques.

Graphical abstract: Thermo-optical characterization and thermal properties of graphene–polymer composites: a review
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Light-emitting diodes of colloidal quantum dots and nanorod heterostructures for future emissive displays

Tunable, narrow-linewidth photoluminescence and solution processability make colloidal quantum dots, especially their anisotropic heterostructures, unique emitter materials for a variety of photonic and optoelectronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Light-emitting diodes of colloidal quantum dots and nanorod heterostructures for future emissive displays
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Progress in fullerene-based hybrid perovskite solar cells

This comprehensive review describes the fullerenes reported in perovskite solar cells since the first report in 2013.

Graphical abstract: Progress in fullerene-based hybrid perovskite solar cells
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Mn2+ and Mn4+ red phosphors: synthesis, luminescence and applications in WLEDs. A review

Transition-metal activated phosphors are an important family of luminescent materials that can produce white light with an outstanding color rendering index and correlated color temperature for use in light-emitting diodes.

Graphical abstract: Mn2+ and Mn4+ red phosphors: synthesis, luminescence and applications in WLEDs. A review
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Low-dimensional halide perovskites: review and issues

Halide perovskites are emerging materials for future optoelectronics and electronics due to their remarkable advantages such as a high light absorption coefficient, long charge carrier diffusion length, facile synthesis method, and low cost.

Graphical abstract: Low-dimensional halide perovskites: review and issues
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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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Recent advances in VO2-based thermochromic composites for smart windows

Vanadium dioxide (VO2) is a well-known thermochromic material since it exhibits a notable optical variation in the near-infrared region from transmitting to reflecting upon the semiconductor-to-metal phase transition (SMT).

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in VO2-based thermochromic composites for smart windows
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Tuning of the degree of charge transfer and the electronic properties in organic binary compounds by crystal engineering: a perspective

7,7,8,8-Tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) and FxTCNQ (x = 1, 2, 4) as acceptors and aromatic hydrocarbons form a variety of compounds in which the degree of charge transfer is tuned by crystal engineering.

Graphical abstract: Tuning of the degree of charge transfer and the electronic properties in organic binary compounds by crystal engineering: a perspective
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Emerging perovskite materials for high density data storage and artificial synapses

This review summarizes the recent progress in the development of perovskite materials for non-volatile memories and artificial synapses.

Graphical abstract: Emerging perovskite materials for high density data storage and artificial synapses
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Inkjet printing metals on flexible materials for plastic and paper electronics

Inorganic printed electronics is now recognized as an area of tremendous commercial potential and technical progress.

Graphical abstract: Inkjet printing metals on flexible materials for plastic and paper electronics
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Nanoscale investigation of materials, chemical reactions, and biological systems by tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy – a review

We review the potential and challenges of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for the nanoscale investigation of materials, chemical and biological systems.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale investigation of materials, chemical reactions, and biological systems by tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy – a review
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Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as T1 contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging

This review discusses several aspects regarding ultrasmall magnetic nanoparticles as T1 contrast agents, including synthesis, parameters affecting T1, and applications.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as T1 contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging
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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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