Artificial multiferroic heterostructures
Recent developments in the field of artificial multiferroics are highlighted, with focus on electric-field control of magnetism and ultrafast dynamics.
The power of branched chains: optimising functional molecular materials
Branched chains enhance the flexibility of organic optoelectronic materials, yielding high-performance optimised assemblies and new functional liquids.
Continuous and high-throughput nanopatterning methodologies based on mechanical deformation
This feature article reviews continuous and high-throughput nanopatterning techniques based on direct mechanical deformation for scalable sub-wavelength pattern fabrication.
Scalable bottom-up fabrication of colloidal photonic crystals and periodic plasmonic
This Feature Article reviews a versatile spin-coating technological platform for scalably fabricating colloidal photonic crystals and periodic plasmonic nanostructures.
Magnetically controllable colloidal photonic crystals: unique features and intriguing applications
We describe recent developments in magnetically induced self-assembly of colloidal photonic crystals, and discuss the emerging applications of this new technique.
Luminescent distyrylbenzenes: tailoring molecular structure and crystalline morphology
The specific implications of intermolecular arrangements on solid-state optoelectronic properties are discussed on the basis of a library of functionalized distyrylbenzenes.
Metal-ion doped luminescent thin films for optoelectronic applications
This feature article reviews the development in the design, fabrication, properties and optoelectronic applications of metal-ion doped luminescent thin films.
A review of
MBE grown 0D, 1D and 2D quantum structures in a nanowire
Self-assembled quantum structures in a nanowire (NW): quantum wells (QWs), quantum wires (QWRs) and quantum dots (QDs).
Recent advances in mechanochromic luminescent metal complexes
This review summarizes recent advances in mechanofluorochromic metal complexes. AIE metal complexes are potentially significant sources of mechanofluorochromic metal complexes.
Crystal structure and chemistry of topological insulators
Topological insulators are briefly introduced for a chemical audience, and their crystal chemistry and structures are described.
Naphthodithiophenes as building units for small molecules to
polymers; a case study for in-depth understanding of structure–property relationships in organic semiconductors
This article presents the synthesis, properties, structures, and transistor applications of organic semiconductors based on naphthodithiophenes, new π-extended heteroaromatic building units.
Soft X-ray characterisation of organic semiconductor films
This feature article highlights the versatility of soft X-ray based techniques for characterising the structure of organic semiconductor devices.
Dynachromes – dynamic electrochromic polymers capable of property tuning and patterning via multiple constitutional component exchange
Converting a non-electroactive polymer into an electrochromic polymer via solid state on-substrate constitutional component exchange.
Thermal metal deposition induces segregation in polymer thin films: a demonstration on OPVs
Schematic illustration and XPS spectra of polymer blend/air interface (left) and adjacent polymer blend/Al interface (right). The spectra clearly indicate the absence of PEG at the organic/air interface, as expected from surface energy considerations. In contrast, the blend/metal interface is PEG-rich due to its segregation from the blend induced by metal evaporation.
A potential cyan-emitting phosphor Sr8(Si4O12)Cl8:Eu2+ for wide color gamut 3D-PDP and 3D-FED
Sr8(Si4O12)Cl8:Eu2+ phosphor with high emission intensity, suitable chromaticity coordinates and short decay time has potential application in wide gamut 3D-PDP/FEDs.
Synthesis and photoluminescence of Eu3+-activated double perovskite NaGdMg(W, Mo)O6 – a potential red phosphor for solid state lighting
A novel high-efficiency double perovskite NaGdMg(W, Mo)O6:Eu phosphor with high-efficiency absorption and high doping concentration is reported.
Fabrication of Fe3+ doped Mg/Al layered double hydroxides and their application in UV light-shielding coatings
Mg/Al + Fe LDH based coatings exhibit high transparency, complete UV-shielding capability and long-term durability.
Late stage crystallization and healing during spin-coating enhance carrier transport in small-molecule organic semiconductors
Spin-coating of TIPS-pentacene is examined in situ to reveal that residual solvent can heal structural defects and dramatically increase carrier mobility.
Preparation of rod-like calcium titanyl oxalate with enhanced electrorheological activity and their morphological effect
Rod-like calcium titanyl oxalate particles were fabricated and their morphology effects on the electrorheological activity were investigated.
Optically and electrically tunable graphene quantum dot–polyaniline composite films
The tunable photoluminescence and transport properties of PANI–GQD composite can be realized by adjusting the sizes of the GQDs and the amounts of PANI.
Mode coupling between nonpolar and polar phonons as the origin of improper ferroelectricity in hexagonal LuMnO3
Currently, the most puzzling problem associated with the hexagonal LuMnO3 (h-LMO) is a large temperature-gap between the structural phase transition to the polar P63cm phase at ∼1290 K and the emergence of the spontaneous polarization at a substantially reduced temperature, ∼750 K.
The effects of the crystalline orientation of Cu domains on the formation of nanoripple arrays in CVD-grown graphene on Cu
The effects of crystalline orientation of Cu on the formation of nanoripple arrays of graphene were investigated.
Defect-sensitive crystals based on diaminomaleonitrile-functionalized Schiff base with aggregation-enhanced emission
Illumination defects: The crystals of an aggregation-enhanced emission luminogen turn on the fluorescence when exposed to external mechanical forces or ultrasonic vibrations, showing a defect-sensitive emission.
Carbon nanotube and boron nitride nanotube hosted C60–V nanopeapods
We investigate electronic and transport properties of a novel form of nanopeapod structure, where the “pod” component is either a carbon nanotube (CNT) or a boron-nitride nanotube (BNNT) while the “pea” component is a chain of C60–V dimers.
The impact of crystal symmetry on the electronic structure and functional properties of complex lanthanum chromium oxides
Crystal symmetry is shown to have significant impact on the electronic (left), magnetic and optical (right) properties of complex oxides.
A guanidine derivative of naphthalimide with excited-state deprotonation coupled intramolecular charge transfer properties and its application
Guanidine group on naphthalimide undergoes deprotonation/protonation with pKa of ∼8.5 in the ground-state and ∼0.9 in the excited-state. The emission properties are strongly dependent on the solvent environment.
Europium partitioning, luminescence re-absorption and quantum efficiency in (Sr,Ca) åkermanite–
feldspar bi-phasic glass ceramics
We report on partitioning of europium in bi-phasic åkermanite–feldspar glass ceramics with broadly tunable photoluminescence.
A photoswitchable and thermally stable axially chiral dithienylperfluorocyclopentene dopant with high helical twisting power
A new axially chiral dithienylperfluorocyclopentene with very high helical twisting power and phototunability in liquid crystal medium was reported.
Colour selective organic photodetectors utilizing ketocyanine-cored dendrimers
Spectrally selective organic photodetectors based on a series of novel green-absorbing ketocyanine dendrimers have been developed for applications in machine vision.
First example of a non-toxic thermochromic
polymer material – based on a novel mechanism
For the first time, a non-toxic thermochromic material operating by an aggregation/disaggregation of cyanidin dye has been developed.
The elastic and optical properties of a bent-core
thiadiazole nematic liquid crystal: the role of the bend angle
This work highlights the subtle and substantial role played by the bend angle in determining the elastic properties of bent-core nematic liquid crystals.
Biomimetic zinc chlorin–poly(4-vinylpyridine) assemblies: doping level dependent emission–absorption regimes
Chlorophyll derived pigments, Zn chlorins, are self-assembled with poly(4-vinylpyridine) to form homogeneous films that show distinct doping level dependent energy transfer processes explained by the Förster theory.
Effective excitation and control of guided surface plasmon polaritons in a
conjugated polymer–silver nanowire composite system
A tunable exciton–plasmon coupling is realized in a conjugated polymer–silver nanowire composite system, making it possible to develop flexible plasmonic circuits.
Design of conductive
crown ether based columnar liquid crystals: impact of molecular flexibility and geometry
The charge carrier transport in crown ether based columnar liquid crystals is strongly dependent on the mesogen's flexibility and geometry.
Effects of self-assembled monolayer structural order, surface homogeneity and surface energy on
pentacene morphology and thin film transistor device performance
A study of six SAMs to determine the relationship between SAM order, surface homogeneity, and surface energy in dictating FET device performance.
Thermodynamic and electronic properties of tunable II–VI and IV–VI semiconductor based metal–organic frameworks from computational chemistry
From a systematic investigation 32 metal–organic frameworks, we predict 6 novel hybrid materials with semiconducting properties.
Visible-light excited red emitting luminescent nanocomposites derived from Eu3+-phenathrene-based fluorinated β-diketonate complexes and multi-walled carbon nanotubes
This work focuses on the development of visible-light excited red emitting luminescent nanocomposites derived from an Eu3+-phenathrene-based fluorinated β-diketonate complex and multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
About this collection
This web collection features all the articles published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2013 that were marked as HOT, as recommended by referees. Selections of these were posted weekly on the Journal of Materials Chemistry Blog. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles have been featured!