Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles: Contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2018 issue
Journal of Materials Chemistry C profiles contributors to the Emerging Investigators issue.
n-Type organic electrochemical transistors: materials and challenges
The rise of n-type organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs): from materials to applications.
Ullazine-based materials: towards novel opportunities in organic electronics
Newly emerging ullazine derivatives constitute a versatile and promising choice for high performing materials in organic electronics.
The researcher's guide to solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells
Solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell components, materials, architectures and interfaces are comprehensively reviewed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Efficient emissive fluorene-based p–n conjugated porous materials for near-white electroluminescence: benefits of metal-free Friedel–Crafts green polymerization
Efficient emissive fluorene-based p–n conjugated porous materials (CPMs) have been constructed via an effective Friedel–Crafts green polymerization.
Bifuran-imide: a stable furan building unit for organic electronics
A new family of furan-containing materials exhibit high ambient stability while retaining strong fluorescence and quinoid character.
Lead-free halide double perovskite-polymer composites for flexible X-ray imaging
X-ray detectors are demonstrated using composite films of lead-free Cs2AgBiBr6 halide double perovskite embedded in a polymer matrix as the X-ray photoconductors.
Rapid macroscale shape morphing of 3D-printed polyrotaxane monoliths amplified from pH-controlled nanoscale ring motions
Controlling ring motions in a polyrotaxane-based 3D-printed monolith by pH variation results in a rapid and reversible macroscale shape morphing.
Flexible nanophosphor films doped with Mie resonators for enhanced out-coupling of the emission
Herein, we present a general method to prepare self-standing flexible photoluminescent coatings of controlled opacity for integration into light-emitting diodes (LEDs) employing cost-effective solution-processing methods.
Bond valences and anharmonicity in vacancy-ordered double perovskite halides
Anharmonicity is observed in vacancy-ordered double perovskites when the A-site cation is not optimally coordinated by the octahedral framework.
Dynamic and static excimer: a versatile platform for single component white-light emission and chelation-enhanced fluorescence
Tailoring the formation of dynamic and static excimers in a C3-symmetric architecture led to efficient generation of white light and sensitive detection of Fe3+ and Al3+ in a single molecular platform.
Interface chemistry and electrical characteristics of 4H-SiC/SiO2 after nitridation in varying atmospheres
SiC has immense potential as the semiconductor for future high power metal–oxide–semiconductor devices. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to systematically study the 4H-SiC/SiO2 interface after high temperature nitridation treatments in a variety of atmospheres.
Assembly of β-Cu2V2O7/WO3 heterostructured nanocomposites and the impact of their composition on structure and photoelectrochemical properties
Tuning interfaces is crucial to improve charge separation in inorganic bulk heterojunctions.
The chemical forces underlying octahedral tilting in halide perovskites
Perovskites (ABX3) display a wide range of chemical and structural heterogeniety, which has led to them being one of the most used and studied crystal structures.
Electronic properties of isoindigo-based conjugated polymers bearing urea-containing and linear alkyl side chains
A side-chain engineering study has been performed with isoindigo-based conjugated polymers to modulate their physical and electronic properties through the incorporation of urea-containing and saturated linear side chains.
Influence of solvent additive on the chemical and electronic environment of wide bandgap perovskite thin films
We provide in-depth insight into the role of 1,8-diiodooctane (DIO) as a solvent additive in wide bandgap CH3NH3PbBr3 (MAPbBr3) films which results in altering the kinetics of crystal growth.
Deciphering the potentiometric properties of (porphinato)zinc(II)-derived supramolecular polymers and related superstructures
Using electrochemical measurement methods, potentiometric properties of porphyrin-based supramolecular polymers have been investigated. Structure-function relationships of these self-assembled materials have been elucidated.
Dielectric domain distribution on Au nanoparticles revealed by localized surface plasmon resonance
The LSPR of Au nanospheres shows almost no shift in the extinction spectrum with attachment of a silica domain but considerable shift with a uniform layer of silica, indicating LSPR can be used to differentiate the segregated/uniform dielectric distribution.
Microscale screen printing of large-area arrays of microparticles for the fabrication of photonic structures and for optical sorting
This report describes a new strategy, microparticle screen printing (μSP), generally applicable to the fabrication of homo/heterogeneous arrays of functional particles with potential applications in photonics, optoelectronics, and optical sorting/barcoding.
Ionic-to-electronic coupling efficiency in PEDOT:PSS films operated in aqueous electrolytes
This work highlights the role of PEDOT:PSS composition in determining the efficiency of coupling between ionic and electronic charges.
Interfacial effects on solution-sheared thin-film transistors
Interfaces showed great influence on polymer alignment, charge transport and meta-stable molecular packing for solution sheared devices.
The influence of air and temperature on the performance of PBDB-T and P3HT in organic thin film transistors
We produced the first reported examples of OTFTs using PBDB-T, a conjugated push–pull polymer used in high performance OPVs, and assessed their performance compared to P3HT under different environmental conditions.
Thermoelectric transport properties of rock-salt SnSe: first-principles investigation
Rock-salt SnSe is a new promising thermoelectric material.
Electron transport at the interface of organic semiconductors and hydroxyl-containing dielectrics
High electron transport can be obtained at the interface of organic semiconductors and hydroxyl-containing dielectrics.
Tuning the structural and spectroscopic properties of donor–acceptor–donor oligomers via mutual X-bonding, H-bonding, and π–π interactions
Presented are design principles for the combinatory usage of HB, XB, and π–π interactions to enhance solid-state properties essential for optoelectronic device application.
About this collection
Journal of Materials Chemistry C is proud to present this themed issue highlighting 2018’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.