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Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigators

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Towards organic neuromorphic devices for adaptive sensing and novel computing paradigms in bioelectronics

We present an overview of the latest studies on organic neuromorphic and smart sensing devices and highlight the potential of these concepts to enhance the interaction efficiency between electronics and biological substances.

Graphical abstract: Towards organic neuromorphic devices for adaptive sensing and novel computing paradigms in bioelectronics
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Pentafluorosulfanyl Group: An Emerging Tool in Optoelectronic Materials

Review Article

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
Review Article

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
Review Article

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
Communication

Polarons in π-conjugated ladder-type polymers: a broken symmetry density functional description

Polarons play a role in charge transfer, thermo-electric and redox mechanisms. A detailed description of their multi-configurational wavefunction, structure and properties is provided for a conjugated ladder polymer, at the broken-symmetry DFT level.

Graphical abstract: Polarons in π-conjugated ladder-type polymers: a broken symmetry density functional description
Communication

High quality two-photon pumped whispering-gallery-mode lasing from ultrathin CdS microflakes

Room temperature two-photon pumped green-color whispering-gallery-mode lasing from cadmium sulfide microflakes with dimensions below 60 nm.

Graphical abstract: High quality two-photon pumped whispering-gallery-mode lasing from ultrathin CdS microflakes
Communication

Light-assisted charge injection and depletion of insulator electrets for organic field-effect transistors

In a transistor with an n/p/electret tri-layer configuration, light assists reversible charge (hole and electron) injection and depletion of insulator electrets.

Graphical abstract: Light-assisted charge injection and depletion of insulator electrets for organic field-effect transistors
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Structural versatility and electronic structures of copper(I) thiocyanate (CuSCN)–ligand complexes

The basic structural design principles of CuSCN–ligand complexes and the relationship between their structures and electronic properties are revealed in this study.

Graphical abstract: Structural versatility and electronic structures of copper(i) thiocyanate (CuSCN)–ligand complexes
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D–A3 TADF emitters: the role of the density of states for achieving faster triplet harvesting rates

A D–A3 structure is used to enhance the triplet harvesting rate of a purely organic molecule. However, excited state symmetry breaking dynamics plays an detrimental role causing localisation of the electronic structure and reducing this rate.

Graphical abstract: D–A3 TADF emitters: the role of the density of states for achieving faster triplet harvesting rates
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Vogel–Tammann–Fulcher model for charging dynamics in an organic electrochemical transistor

The dynamics of organic electrochemical transistors were studied using in situ infrared spectroscopy. The diffusivity of mixed ion-carrier pairs were quantified and fit with the VTF equation by considering the enthalpy of mixing of the process.

Graphical abstract: Vogel–Tammann–Fulcher model for charging dynamics in an organic electrochemical transistor
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Dimensionality and anisotropicity dependence of radiative recombination in nanostructured phosphorene

The interplay between dimensionality and anisotropicity leads to intriguing optoelectronic properties and exciton dynamics in low dimensional semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Dimensionality and anisotropicity dependence of radiative recombination in nanostructured phosphorene
Open Access Paper

Vibrationally induced color shift tuning of photoluminescence in Ce3+-doped garnet phosphors

A critical challenge in the field of phosphor converted white light emitting diodes (pc-WLEDs) pertains to understanding and controlling the variation of emission color with device temperature.

Graphical abstract: Vibrationally induced color shift tuning of photoluminescence in Ce3+-doped garnet phosphors
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Exploring orientationally aligned anisotropic large spin molecules with unusual long-distance intermolecular ferromagnetic interactions

Orientationally aligned anisotropic large-spin polyoxometalate clusters exhibited unusual long-distance intermolecular ferromagnetic interactions below 35 K under a small magnetic field.

Graphical abstract: Exploring orientationally aligned anisotropic large spin molecules with unusual long-distance intermolecular ferromagnetic interactions
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About this collection

Journal of Materials Chemistry C is proud to present this themed issue highlighting 2019’s rising stars of materials chemistry research. This issue gathers the very best work from materials chemists in the early stages of their independent career.

Each contributor was recommended by experts in their fields as carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in materials chemistry. Congratulations to all of those who feature on their important work so far in the field of materials for optical, magnetic and electronic devices.

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