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Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigators

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Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles: contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2020 issue

Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles contributors to the Emerging Investigators issue.

Graphical abstract: Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles: contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2020 issue
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Harnessing biological applications of quantum materials: opportunities and precautions

Biological applications of quantum materials require an intimate material-biology interface. Thus, parallel toxicological studies should be performed so that biological interactions can be considered as a separate and critical performance attribute.

Graphical abstract: Harnessing biological applications of quantum materials: opportunities and precautions
Perspective

Entangled light–matter interactions and spectroscopy

Entangled photons exhibit non-classical light–matter interactions that create new opportunities in materials and molecular science.

Graphical abstract: Entangled light–matter interactions and spectroscopy
Review Article

Recent advances in materials and device technologies for soft active matrix electronics

This review paper provides an overview of the recent developments in flexible and stretchable active matrix electronics for various applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in materials and device technologies for soft active matrix electronics
Open Access Review Article

Two-dimensional conjugated polymer films via liquid-interface-assisted synthesis toward organic electronic devices

Development of conjugated polymers in two dimensions via liquid-interface-assisted synthesis as active layers for use in electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional conjugated polymer films via liquid-interface-assisted synthesis toward organic electronic devices
Review Article

Review of defect chemistry in fluorite-structure ferroelectrics for future electronic devices

The defect chemistry and its effect on nanoscale polymorphism and physical/electrical properties in fluorite-structure ferroelectrics are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Review of defect chemistry in fluorite-structure ferroelectrics for future electronic devices
Review Article

Colloidal quantum dot hybrids: an emerging class of materials for ambient lighting

Electroluminescence light-emitting diodes enabled by hybridising colloidal quantum dots is an emerging technology for large-area and foldable ambient lighting. We summerise state-of-the-art scientific challenges and prospect their future development.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal quantum dot hybrids: an emerging class of materials for ambient lighting
Review Article

Solution processed perovskite incorporated tandem photovoltaics: developments, manufacturing, and challenges

We discuss the emerging perovskite incorporated tandem solar technology and high-throughput printing methods for this technology.

Graphical abstract: Solution processed perovskite incorporated tandem photovoltaics: developments, manufacturing, and challenges
Review Article

Electrides: a review

Electrides are systems in which an electron is not bound to an atom and plays an active role in the structure. The three types of electron confinement have been confirmed.

Graphical abstract: Electrides: a review
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Review Article

Digital manufacturing of functional materials for wearable electronics

A review of the recent developments of digital manufacturing methods of functional materials for wearable electronics applications.

Graphical abstract: Digital manufacturing of functional materials for wearable electronics
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Review Article

Colloidal quantum wells for optoelectronic devices

Colloidal quantum wells, or nanoplatelets, are a promising class of solution-processable two-dimensional materials with properties well-suited for diverse optoelectronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal quantum wells for optoelectronic devices
Review Article

Design of functional composite and all-inorganic nanostructured materials via infiltration of polymer templates with inorganic precursors

Robust and efficient approaches for the synthesis of materials with structure, porosity, and composition controlled at the nanoscale are highly important for a wide range of applications.

Graphical abstract: Design of functional composite and all-inorganic nanostructured materials via infiltration of polymer templates with inorganic precursors
Review Article

Emerging interface materials for electronics thermal management: experiments, modeling, and new opportunities

State-of-the-art experiments and modeling, challenges, and future opportunities for developing high-performance interface materials for electronics thermal management.

Graphical abstract: Emerging interface materials for electronics thermal management: experiments, modeling, and new opportunities
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Extracting Molecular Responses in Ultrafast Charge Transfer Dynamics at Material Interfaces

Communication

Resolving in-plane and out-of-plane mobility using time resolved microwave conductivity

A strategy is demonstrated to evaluate the carrier mobility in-plane and out-of-plane using contactless time resolved microwave conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Resolving in-plane and out-of-plane mobility using time resolved microwave conductivity
Communication

Shape control of silver nanoparticles and their stability on Al2O3

Colloidal suspensions and films of aluminum oxide afford long-term stability to silver nanoparticles and play an important role in their light driven shape conversion.

Graphical abstract: Shape control of silver nanoparticles and their stability on Al2O3
Communication

Direct solid-state nucleation and charge-transport dynamics of alkali metal-intercalated M2Mo6S6 (M = K, Rb, Cs) nanorods

Microwave-assisted solid-state heating has been employed to induce anisotropic nucleation of M2Mo6S6 (M = K, Rb, Cs) nanorods without a template for the first time, and interfacial charge-transport properties of these rods are evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Direct solid-state nucleation and charge-transport dynamics of alkali metal-intercalated M2Mo6S6 (M = K, Rb, Cs) nanorods
Communication

Correlation between the strength of conjugation and spin–spin interactions in stable diradicaloids

Blatter based diradicaloids with p-diphenyl, fluorenyl and naphthyl bridges exhibit bridge dependent magnetic and optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Correlation between the strength of conjugation and spin–spin interactions in stable diradicaloids
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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Thermoelasticity in organic semiconductors determined with terahertz spectroscopy and quantum quasi-harmonic simulations

The thermomechanical response of organic semiconducting solids – an essential aspect to consider for the design of flexible electronics – was determined using terahertz vibrational spectroscopy and quantum quasiharmonic approximation simulations.

Graphical abstract: Thermoelasticity in organic semiconductors determined with terahertz spectroscopy and quantum quasi-harmonic simulations
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A crystallographic approach to the short-range ordering problem in V1−xMoxO2 (0.50 ≤ x ≤ 0.60)

Local structure in V1−xMoxO2 (x ∼ 0.5) solved using combined total and single X-ray scattering.

Graphical abstract: A crystallographic approach to the short-range ordering problem in V1−xMoxO2 (0.50 ≤ x ≤ 0.60)
Open Access Paper

Tuning photoelectrochemical performance of poly(3-hexylthiophene) electrodes via surface structuring

The aqueous faradaic and capacitive properties of an organic semiconductor photocathode are finely tuned by via microstructure and wettability.

Graphical abstract: Tuning photoelectrochemical performance of poly(3-hexylthiophene) electrodes via surface structuring
Open Access Paper

Controlling the preferred orientation of layered BiOI solar absorbers

Bismuth oxyiodide has anisotropic transport properties, and optimal device performance requires control over its preferred orientation. We find that this preferred orientation can be finely tuned through the precursor and substrate temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the preferred orientation of layered BiOI solar absorbers
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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Liquid phase transmission electron microscopy with flow and temperature control

A complete system for liquid phase TEM experiments at elevated temperatures with controlled on-chip flow.

Graphical abstract: Liquid phase transmission electron microscopy with flow and temperature control
Paper

The role of a dark exciton reservoir in the luminescence efficiency of two-dimensional tin iodide perovskites

We report on the excitonic luminescence of polycrystalline films composed of two-dimensional (2D) tin iodide perovskites.

Graphical abstract: The role of a dark exciton reservoir in the luminescence efficiency of two-dimensional tin iodide perovskites
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Multiconfigurational dynamics explain photochemical reactivity and torquoselectivity towards fluorinated polyacetylenes

We determined the origin of a photo-torquoselective 4π-electrocyclic ring closing of hexafluoro-[5]-ladderene with multiconfigurational calculations and nonadiabatic dynamics simulations (256 1 ps CASSCF(6,7)/ANO-S-VDZP trajectories).

Graphical abstract: Multiconfigurational dynamics explain photochemical reactivity and torquoselectivity towards fluorinated polyacetylenes
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Red-emissive poly(phenylene vinylene)-derivated semiconductors with well-balanced ambipolar electrical transporting properties

Herein, two new poly(phenylene vinylene) derivatives are designed and synthesized with lactam groups as the electron-deficient and lateral extending units and phenylethylene as the emissive element for achieving integrated optoelectronic properties.

Graphical abstract: Red-emissive poly(phenylene vinylene)-derivated semiconductors with well-balanced ambipolar electrical transporting properties
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Enhancement of the thermoelectric performance of DPP based polymers by introducing one 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene electron-rich building block

The incorporation of one 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) building block into a diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) based D–A conjugated polymer could facilitate the p-doping of a D–A conjugated polymer and improve thermoelectric performance.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of the thermoelectric performance of DPP based polymers by introducing one 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene electron-rich building block
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Bright mechanoluminescent luminogens even in daylight through close intermolecular interaction with the characteristic of hybridized local and charge transfer (HLCT)

Three D–A molecules are designed and synthesized via Friedel–Crafts reaction in one step. They exhibit unique HLCT state characteristics, which lead to very bright mechanoluminescence (ML) in FCO-TPA.

Graphical abstract: Bright mechanoluminescent luminogens even in daylight through close intermolecular interaction with the characteristic of hybridized local and charge transfer (HLCT)
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Additive-controlled synthesis of monodisperse single crystalline gold nanoparticles: interplay of shape and surface plasmon resonance

The developed three-step synthesis of plasmonic gold nanoparticles allows outstanding control over their growth kinetic, size and habit.

Graphical abstract: Additive-controlled synthesis of monodisperse single crystalline gold nanoparticles: interplay of shape and surface plasmon resonance
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Controllable tuning of Fabry–Perot cavities via laser printing

Facile and controllable tuning of Fabry–Perot cavities is realised via photoablation of polystyrene medium, which generates different colours due to the change of local refractive index.

Graphical abstract: Controllable tuning of Fabry–Perot cavities via laser printing
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Photoluminescence detection of symmetry transformations in low-dimensional ferroelectric ABO3 perovskites

Photoluminescence detection of symmetry transformations in low-dimensional ABO3 perovskites.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescence detection of symmetry transformations in low-dimensional ferroelectric ABO3 perovskites
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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Azobenzene-functionalized graphene nanoribbons: bottom-up synthesis, photoisomerization behaviour and self-assembled structures

We show the strategy of introducing azobenzene groups into graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), which not only endows GNRs with fast photo-responsiveness but also induces the self-assembly of the GNRs into ultra-long nanowires.

Graphical abstract: Azobenzene-functionalized graphene nanoribbons: bottom-up synthesis, photoisomerization behaviour and self-assembled structures
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Organic and quantum-dot hybrid white LEDs using a narrow bandwidth blue TADF emitter

By mixing a blue organoboron emitter, and green/red quantum dots, hybrid white LEDs with the primary RGB sharp peaks respectively at 464, 538 and 622 nm were demonstrated, accompanied with three individual bandwidths of 30, 34 and 31 nm.

Graphical abstract: Organic and quantum-dot hybrid white LEDs using a narrow bandwidth blue TADF emitter
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Ferrocene-based hyperbranched polymers: a synthetic strategy for shape control and applications as electroactive materials and precursor-derived magnetic ceramics

Ferrocene-based hyperbranched polymers were prepared with different shapes of spheres and hollow polyhedra, and the 3D topological structures were studied as electroactive materials and precursor-derived magnetic ceramics, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Ferrocene-based hyperbranched polymers: a synthetic strategy for shape control and applications as electroactive materials and precursor-derived magnetic ceramics
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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An energetics perspective on why there are so few triplet–triplet annihilation emitters

Solar cell efficiency may be increased by utilizing photons with sub-gap energies via triplet–triplet annihilation (TTA). However, few TTA chromophores are currently known. This can be understood from the energetics perspective.

Graphical abstract: An energetics perspective on why there are so few triplet–triplet annihilation emitters
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Preparation of WS2–PMMA composite films for optical applications

Monolayer-enriched liquid phase exfoliated WS2 is embedded into a polymer matrix. The resultant thin films are homogeneous, mechanically robust and smooth. Optical monolayer properties (e.g. photoluminescence) of the WS2 are retained in the films.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of WS2–PMMA composite films for optical applications
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Achieving multiple emission states and controllable response behaviour in thermochromic luminescent materials for security applications

In this work, thermochromic luminescent materials with three emission states and controllable thermochromic transition temperatures were developed for multilevel anti-counterfeiting and high-security level information storage.

Graphical abstract: Achieving multiple emission states and controllable response behaviour in thermochromic luminescent materials for security applications
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About this collection

Journal of Materials Chemistry C is proud to present this themed issue highlighting 2020’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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