Themed collection 2016 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Most Accessed Manuscripts
Colloidal metal halide perovskite nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization, and applications
In this Highlight, we review recent developments in colloidal perovskite nanocrystals, including the chemical synthesis, characterization and optoelectronic applications.
Graphene and the related conductive inks for flexible electronics
The development of graphene and graphene hybrid inks is reviewed, with particular focus on their formulation, properties and applications. Please note this image is selected from Y. Gao, W. Shi, W. Wang, Y. Leng and Y. Zhao, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53, 16777.
n-Type doped transparent conducting binary oxides: an overview
A review covering recent developments in computational and experimental study in the n-type doping of binary oxide semiconductors for transparent conducting applications.
Carbon quantum dot-based nanoprobes for metal ion detection
This review highlights the synthesis and optical properties of carbon quantum dots and their application in metal ion sensing.
Benzothiadiazole and its π-extended, heteroannulated derivatives: useful acceptor building blocks for high-performance donor–acceptor polymers in organic electronics
Electron-deficient building blocks based on benzothiadiazole and its π-extended, heteroannulated derivatives for constructing high-performance semiconducting polymers are described.
Recent advances in twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) fluorescence and related phenomena in materials chemistry
Twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) is an electron transfer process that occurs upon photoexcitation in molecules that usually consist of a donor and acceptor part linked by a single bond.
Blue AIEgens: approaches to control the intramolecular conjugation and the optimized performance of OLED devices
This review summarizes the recent progress in the field of blue AIEgens, mainly focusing on design strategies to control the intramolecular conjugation effect and to realize blue emission.
Stimuli and shape responsive ‘boron-containing’ luminescent organic materials
A review on the recent developments of boron based shape and stimuli sensitive functional luminescent materials is presented.
Phenothiazine-based dyes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells
Due to their structure features, 10H-phenothiazine-based dyes show high photovoltaic performance and have great potential for future technical applications in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The recent significant scientific progress of the dyes and their DSSCs is reviewed, and the relationship between the molecular structure and the photoelectric conversion properties is especially discussed.
Recent advances in multiferroic oxide heterostructures and devices
The increasing demand for realizing ultra-fast, compact, and ultra-low power electronics/spintronics has propelled the creation of novel multiferroic heterostructures which enable voltage control of magnetism in an energy efficient way.
Crystal organometal halide perovskites with promising optoelectronic applications
Crystal organometal halide perovskites with specific morphologies and unique optoelectronic properties have extended their applications into the whole optoelectronic field.
Boosting reverse intersystem crossing by increasing donors in triarylboron/phenoxazine hybrids: TADF emitters for high-performance solution-processed OLEDs
A triarylboron/phenoxazine hybrid TADF emitter exhibits efficient reverse intersystem crossing and the device achieves a maximum external quantum efficiency of 13.9%.
Tuning the electronic properties of monolayer and bilayer PtSe2via strain engineering
Based on the first-principles computations we show that the band gaps of monolayer and bilayer PtSe2 can be tuned over a wide range via strain engineering.
Multi-carbazole encapsulation as a simple strategy for the construction of solution-processed, non-doped thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters
Multi-carbazole encapsulation is demonstrated as a simple strategy for the development of solution-processed TADF emitters. The resulting OLED achieves a high external quantum efficiency of 12.2% for non-doped solution-processed fluorescent OLEDs.
Side-chain engineering of green color electrochromic polymer materials: toward adaptive camouflage application
The synthesised electrochromic polymers can exhibit a vegetable-green color at lower applied voltages and a soil-brown color in the oxidized-state, excellent solubility, superhydrophobicity, strong absorption, very fast switching times, and high stability.
Light-blue thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitters realizing a high external quantum efficiency of 25% and unprecedented low drive voltages in OLEDs
A series of TADF emitters composed of pyrimidine/acridine moieties are developed. The optimized device realized its highest power efficiency of 62 lm W−1, a high external quantum efficiency of 25%, and a low turn-on voltage of 2.8 V with light-blue emission.
A thermally activated delayed blue fluorescent emitter with reversible externally tunable emission
A TADF material containing a benzoylpyridine core and two meta carbazolyl groups shows externally switchable emission in the solid states and a high external quantum efficiency of 18.4% when used as a blue dopant in OLEDs.
A single emitting layer white OLED based on exciplex interface emission
A new triaryl molecule based on a benzene–benzothiadiazole–benzene core has been applied in a WOLED device.
Solubilised bright blue-emitting iridium complexes for solution processed OLEDs
Combining a sterically bulky, electron-deficient cyclometalating C∧N ligands with an electron rich, highly rigidified N∧N ligand gives an iridium complex, that achieves extraordinarily bright blue emission (ΦPL = 90%; λmax = 459 nm in MeCN) for a cationic iridium complex.
Engineering the singlet–triplet energy splitting in a TADF molecule
Environment plays a key role in the fine tuning of the energy levels of the charge transfer state with respect to the local donor or acceptor triplet state, which can be used to control the ΔEST in TADF molecules.
The electronic, optical, and thermodynamic properties of borophene from first-principles calculations
Borophene shows highly anisotropic metallic behaviour (a) due to anisotropic structure (b). The optical properties of borophene are orientation-dependent (c). This provides opportunities for applications in display technologies, photovoltaics and flexible electronics.
Stability and electronic properties of new inorganic perovskites from high-throughput ab initio calculations
Ab initio high-throughput materials screening of inorganic perovskites yields candidates for applications in photovoltaics, ferroelectrics, magnetoelectrics, and as transparent contacts.
Chemical vapour deposition of rhenium disulfide and rhenium-doped molybdenum disulfide thin films using single-source precursors
Polycrystalline thin films of rhenium disulfide (ReS2) and the alloys Mo1−xRexS2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.06) have been deposited by aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AA-CVD) using [Re(μ-SiPr)3(SiPr)6] and [Mo(S2CNEt2)4] at 475 °C.
Band gap and work function tailoring of SnO2 for improved transparent conducting ability in photovoltaics
Alloying of PbO2 with SnO2 results in a material with a tuneable band gap, larger electron affinity and smaller electron effective mass, whilst maintaining high levels of optical transparency. These properties are expected to give rise to a more efficient transparent conducting oxide for use in photovoltaic applications.
Silver nanowires coated on cotton for flexible pressure sensors
AgNWs are coated on cotton fibers through a simple method, and conductive cotton sheets are obtained to construct flexible pressure sensors.
Phenothiazine and carbazole substituted pyrene based electroluminescent organic semiconductors for OLED devices
Two new solution processable pyrene based electroluminescent organic semiconductors (PY-PH & PY-CA) and their OLED performance reported.
Defect trapping states and charge carrier recombination in organic–inorganic halide perovskites
The defect density and relaxation rate in organic–inorganic perovskites dominate the carrier recombination dynamics and thus PL intensity exhibits super-linear increase with increasing excitation.
Ultrathin nanosheets of CrSiTe3: a semiconducting two-dimensional ferromagnetic material
Two-dimensional ferromagnetic monolayer and few-layer CrSiTe3 crystals are prepared for the first time from the bulk crystals by a simple mechanical exfoliation method.
Electrically conductive thermoplastic elastomer nanocomposites at ultralow graphene loading levels for strain sensor applications
Strain sensors with high sensitivity are reported in the thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites with ultralow graphene loading.
Fine-tuning of gold nanorod dimensions and plasmonic properties using the Hofmeister effects
CTAB micelle morphology changes induced by the addition of Hofmeister salts have been studied by cryo-electron microscopy for the first time. The effect of those changes is correlated to the growth of the rods, providing a new method for the fine-tuning of their dimensions.
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