Organic materials as a passivation layer for metal oxide semiconductors
This highlight reviews the recent studies on organic passivation for the stability enhancement of oxide thin-film transistors.
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.
2,3-Thienoimide-ended oligothiophenes as ambipolar semiconductors for multifunctional single-layer light-emitting transistors
In view of developing multifunctional OLETs, 2,3-thienoimide-ended oligothiophenes are proposed as ideal candidates to effectively ensure good ambipolar field-effect mobility, self-assembly capability and high luminescence in solid state.
Quasi-2D perovskite emitters: a boon for efficient blue light-emitting diodes
A deeper understanding of the quasi-2D perovskites crystal growth mechanism, orientation, phase purity, blocking halide ion migration and phase segregation can possibly open up a new paradigm for the development of high-performance blue PeLEDs.
Metamaterial and nanomaterial electromagnetic wave absorbers: structures, properties and applications
Perfect absorbers (PAs) are devices that can realize the annihilation of incident electromagnetic waves (EMWs) by eliminating reflection and transmission.
Enlightening gallium nitride-based UV photodetectors
This article highlights the emerging demand for gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology that offers superior optoelectronic properties making it suitable for futuristic ultraviolet (UV) photodetection applications.
Symmetry and asymmetry in thermoelectrics
Thermoelectric technology has been investigated extensively as a kind of green energy, which can realize the direct conversion between heat and electricity.
Entangled light–matter interactions and spectroscopy
Entangled photons exhibit non-classical light–matter interactions that create new opportunities in materials and molecular science.
Layer-by-layer fabrication of organic photovoltaic devices: material selection and processing conditions
Layer-by-layer (LbL) processing, otherwise known as sequential deposition, is emerging as the most promising strategy for fabrication of active layers in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices on both laboratory and industrial scales.
CsPbI3 nanocrystal films: towards higher stability and efficiency
A review on strategies to improve stability, optical properties and device efficiency of red-perovskite nanocrystal layers.
Recent developments in fabrication and performance of metal halide perovskite field-effect transistors
Recent developments in fabrication strategies and device performance of field-effect transistors based on metal halide perovskites are reviewed.
Recent progress in responsive photonic crystals of block copolymers
We highlight the recent progress of BCP PC films and microparticles having tunable structural colour in response to external stimuli.
A review on the development of lead-free ferroelectric energy-storage ceramics and multilayer capacitors
Typical lead-free energy storage systems and their performances for dielectric and multilayer capacitors over the last decade.
Effects of the molecular structure on the second-order nonlinear optical properties of stilbazolium derivative single crystals: a review
In this review, we present the relationship between the molecular structure and NLO effects in stilbazolium family single crystals.
The strategies of filament control for improving the resistive switching performance
The recent developments of filament control in resistive switching devices including electrode optimization, switching layer optimization and channel design are reviewed.
MXenes as co-catalysts for the solar-driven photocatalytic reduction of CO2
The mechanism of photocatalytic reduction of CO2 and the examples of MXene as the co-catalyst.
Surface functional carbon dots: chemical engineering applications beyond optical properties
The surface function of carbon dots mainly includes three aspects: CDs used as structural regulators, chemical additives, reinforcing reagents to improve water dispersibility and enhance mechanical properties of materials.
Precursors for direct-write nanofabrication with electrons
The influence of precursor's chemical composition and side reactions on materials obtained by direct nanoprinting using FEBID techniques is discussed.
Metals in polymers: hybridization enables new functions
Adding metals into synthetic polymers is of broad interest to design multifunctional materials, particularly harnessing unique properties and functionalities not found in pure organic polymers.
Recent advances in graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide based nanocomposites for the photodegradation of dyes
The use of photocatalysts for the degradation of synthetic and organic pollutants, such as dyes and chemicals, has emerged as an effective method for wastewater treatment.
Recent advances of computational chemistry in organic solar cell research
This review summarizes the recent advances of computational chemistry in OSC research to provide a deeper insight into the relationship between molecular structure and photoelectrical properties.
From energy harvesting to topologically insulating behavior: ABO3-type epitaxial thin films and superlattices
The current research status of perovskite oxides in fabricating energy harvesters and designing new quantum states is reviewed.
Structure-induced optoelectronic properties of phenothiazine-based materials
Phenothiazine (PTZ)-based materials have recently received considerable interest owing to their intriguing optoelectronic properties, low-cost, versatility of functionalization, and commercial availability.
Recent progress in integrated functional electrochromic energy storage devices
The recent development of organic, inorganic and hybrid materials for applications in electrochromic energy storage is summarized in terms of working principles, device structures and the possibility of combination.
Recent development and advances in Photodetectors based on two-dimensional topological insulators
Photodetectors are optoelectronic devices with excellent photoelectric conversion abilities.
High-performance organic second- and third-order nonlinear optical materials for ultrafast information processing
The review reports the recent progress in organic second-order and third-order nonlinear optical materials in the Jen group.
Green solvent-processed organic electronic devices
A review on the recent efforts to select green solvents for processing organic semiconductors for thin film transistors (TFT) and organic photovoltaics (OPV) applications. A guide for the safe fabrication of high-performance devices.
Molecular doped organic semiconductor crystals for optoelectronic device applications
In this review, we give a timely summary of the current progress of molecular doped organic semiconductor single crystals in terms of material selection, crystal growth, resulting properties and device applications.
Eco-friendly semiconducting polymers: from greener synthesis to greener processability
This review presents emerging strategies for materials scientists to design, prepare and process semiconducting polymers in a more sustainable and eco-friendly manner.
Progress on ultraviolet organic electroluminescence and lasing
This review focusses on UV organic light-emitting diodes and organic solid-state lasers, and covers their recent development from organic chromophores and device configuration to practical applications.
Toward mixed-halide perovskites: insight into photo-induced anion phase segregation
A review of the photo-induced anion phase segregation in mixed-halide perovskites.
Recent progress in physically transient resistive switching memory
Advances in physically transient resistive switching memory with a focus on materials, fabrication, performance, mechanism, and application are presented.
Development of gold nanoclusters: from preparation to applications in the field of biomedicine
Gold nanoclusters (AuNCs), with sizes of less than 2 nm, have been widely used in the fields of fluorescent sensing, bio-imaging, and disease treatment.
Thermal properties of metal-halide perovskites
The thermal properties of metal-halide perovskites are reviewed with respect to experimental findings, theoretical insights, dimensionalities, and phase transitions.
Small-bandgap quinoid-based π-conjugated polymers
This review covers the progress in small-bandgap quinoid-based π-conjugated polymers, focusing on a variety of electron-deficient quinoid building units.
Engineering materials with light: recent progress in digital light processing based 3D printing
The recent progress in illumination approaches, instrumental design and precursor formulation in digital light processing based printing is reviewed.
Ionic moieties in organic and hybrid semiconducting devices: influence on energy band structures and functions
This review summarizes the effects of ions on organic and hybrid semiconductors, with a focus on non-conjugated polyelectrolytes.
Growth and optimization of hybrid perovskite single crystals for optoelectronics/electronics and sensing
A comprehensive review on recent advances in optoelectronic and sensing technologies based on hybrid perovskite single crystals.
Metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals synthesized from ion-conducting seeds and their applications
This review explains the significance of ion-conductive solid seed-based synthesis from a mechanistic point of view to produce 1D and quasi-1D metal chalcogenide heterostructures and alloyed nanocrystals for applications in photocatalysis, photovoltaics, and photodetectors.
High-performance lead-free ferroelectric BZT–BCT and its application in energy fields
The advances of the ferroelectric BZT–BCT material and its applications are systematically reviewed, providing guidance for the development of lead-free devices.
1,8-Naphthalimide-based fluorescent chemosensors: recent advances and perspectives
Application of the classic fluorescent dye 1,8-naphthalimide.
Recent progress in chemical gas sensors based on organic thin film transistors
The advances in materials and applications of OTFT based chemical gas sensors.
Recent advances and perspectives on constructing metal oxide semiconductor gas sensing materials for efficient formaldehyde detection
The sensing mechanisms and effective strategies for enhancing the formaldehyde detection performance of metal oxide semiconductors have been reviewed.
Atomic layer deposition of high-κ layers on polycrystalline diamond for MOS devices: a review
Working in concert, diamond layers and high-κ films impart opportunities for high performance MOS devices. Optimization hinges on their interfacial quality inciting investigation into diamond surface terminations and ALD parameters to ensure success.
The effect of thickness on the optoelectronic properties of organic field-effect transistors: towards molecular crystals at monolayer limit
This manuscript reviews recent progress in the ultrathin monolayer molecular crystals (MMCs) for high performance optoelectronic devices.
Emerging 2D hybrid nanomaterials: towards enhanced sensitive and selective conductometric gas sensors at room temperature
Gas sensing performance of conductometric devices based on 2D hybrid nanomaterials operating at room temperature.
Structural regulation and optical behavior of three-dimensional metal halide perovskites under pressure
The high-pressure behaviors of three-dimensional (3D) metal halide perovskites (MHPs) have been summarized in this “scientific dictionary”.
Lanthanide-functionalized metal–organic frameworks as ratiometric luminescent sensors
This review summarizes the recent progress of lanthanide-functionalized metal–organic frameworks as ratiometric luminescent sensors in various fields.
Organic small molecule-based RRAM for data storage and neuromorphic computing
Recent state-of-the-art developments related to organic small molecules for resistive random-access memory devices has been emphasized.
Surface functionalization – a new functional dimension added to 3D printing
Various requirements for 3D printing raised by actual applications in different fields have provoked the rapid development of technologies together with various specific materials.
Perovskite nanogels: synthesis, properties, and applications
Recent advances and outlook in the synthesis, properties, and applications of perovskite nanogels have been summarized in this article.
Recent developments of colorimetric mechanical sensors based on polymer composites
Colorimetric mechanical (force, pressure, strain, and impact) sensors allow naked-eye visualization of existing structural deformations of a system occurring upon application of a mechanical action.
Searching for stable perovskite solar cell materials using materials genome techniques and high-throughput calculations
A summary of four classes of perovskites and their representatives, considering the stability and PV properties for each type of perovskite.
Single-crystal perovskite detectors: development and perspectives
This review paper provides an overview of recent development in detectors based on perovskite single crystals and the challenges they pose.
Recent progress of narrowband TADF emitters and their applications in OLEDs
Advances in narrowband TADF emitters with a focus on the molecular design, photophysical properties and performance of the corresponding OLED devices are presented.
Phenazine derivatives for optical sensing: a review
Phenazine exhibiting an electron-deficient skeleton, lone pair of electrons on nitrogen atoms, and other properties (such as tunable structures, excellent optical performance and proper binding abilities) can effectively sense target ions or molecules via non-covalent interactions, involving hydrogen bonds, anion–π interactions, metal coordination and other weak forces.
Photochromism for optically functionalized organic field-effect transistors: a comprehensive review
Photochromic molecules exhibit photoresponsive variations in their physical properties.
Ga2O3 polymorphs: tailoring the epitaxial growth conditions
We review the nucleation and growth of different Ga2O3 polymorphs with several techniques, giving practical guidelines for their synthesis.
Convergence of terahertz radiation and nanotechnology
The integration of terahertz frequencies and nanomaterials enables development of technologies to improve generation, detection and sensing applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nanostructured conducting polymers and their composites: synthesis methodologies, morphologies and applications
Nanostructured conducting polymers have been widely studied and applied in state-of-the-art technologies over the past few decades because they simultaneously offer the features of polymeric conductors and the nano-size effect of nanomaterials.
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This collection contains recent Review-type articles published by Journal of Materials Chemistry C, the home for high impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for optical, magnetic and electronic devices. New articles will be added to this collection as soon as possible after publication.