Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigators
Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles: Contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2019 Issue
Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles contributors to the Emerging Investigators issue.
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.
Electronics from solution-processed 2D semiconductors
We present the recent progress in the synthesis, assembly, and electronic applications of solution-processed 2D semiconductors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vacuum-filtration enabled large-area CsPbBr3 films on porous substrates for flexible photodetectors
Here, we report a vacuum-filtration method to produce centimeter-scale continuous polycrystalline inorganic perovskite (CsPbBr3) film directly on flexible porous substrates in one step, and demonstrate large-area flexible photodetector arrays.
Homoconjugation enhances the photophysical and electrochemical properties of a new 3D intramolecular charge transfer iptycene displaying deep blue emission
Greater than the sum of its parts – a 3D ICT molecule displays greatly improved optoelectronic properties over a 2D analogue.
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.
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.
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.
Probing the coupling of butterfly wing photonic crystals to plasmon resonances with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
The photonic architectures of butterfly wings selectively increase surface-enhanced Raman scattering and we quantitate the enhancement of this photonic–plasmonic interaction.
Designing iridate-based superlattice with large magnetoelectric coupling
The coupling between ferroelectric and magnetic order provides a powerful means to control magnetic properties with electric fields.
Synthesis and helical supramolecular organization of discotic liquid crystalline dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene
Novel dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene derivative (DBOV-TDOP) was synthesized to show an ordered helical hexagonal columnar assembly at room temperature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.