Themed collection 2020 Journal of Materials Chemistry C most popular articles
Circularly polarized luminescence from AIEgens
This work systematically summarizes recent advances in circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) based on aggregation-induced emission luminogens (AIEgens).
Realising the potential of thermoelectric technology: a Roadmap
Thermoelectric generators have the potential to convert heat to electrical power in a range of industrial sectors.
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.
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.
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.
Meniscus-guided coating of organic crystalline thin films for high-performance organic field-effect transistors
In this review, recently reported strategies applied to control the morphology, molecule packing, and orientation of organic semiconductors thin films in the context of meniscus-guided coating techniques are summarized and discussed.
Recent progress in silver nanowire networks for flexible organic electronics
Silver nanowires for flexible organic electronics have been comprehensively summarized from synthesis, film fabrication, characterization and applications to perspectives.
Harvesting graphene oxide – years 1859 to 2019: a review of its structure, synthesis, properties and exfoliation
A benchmark guide for tailoring graphene oxide from a practical viewpoint.
Reduced graphene oxide today
A summary of the most important technological applications employing reduced graphene oxide.
Charge carrier traps in organic semiconductors: a review on the underlying physics and impact on electronic devices
The phenomenon of charge carrier traps in organic semiconductors and their impact on electronic devices are reviewed.
Recent developments in emerging two-dimensional materials and their applications
The technological evolution has been progressing for centuries and will possibly increase at a higher rate in the 21st century.
The key mechanism of conductivity in PEDOT:PSS thin films exposed by anomalous conduction behaviour upon solvent-doping and sulfuric acid post-treatment
The role of the π–π stacking distance and abundance in the conductivity of PEDOT:PSS thin films and a new morphology are unraveled.
“Heavy-atom effects” in the parent benzochalcogenopheno[3,2-b]benzochalcogenophene system
Effects of the chalcogen atoms in benzochalcogenopheno[3,2-b]benzochalcogenophenes (BXBXs), the key π-conjugated core structures in the development of superior organic semiconductors, are investigated.
Effect of ortho-biphenyl substitution on the excited state dynamics of a multi-carbazole TADF molecule
Multi-carbazole TADF molecules with an ortho-biphenyl local triplet scaffold exhibiting an EQE of 23.7% and a LT50 of 750 hours.
Transparent nanocellulose metamaterial enables controlled optical diffusion and radiative cooling
We embedded IR-resonant microparticles as visible scatterers and thermal emitters in a transparent nanocellulose composite, to form a metamaterial that provides radiative cooling while simultaneously functioning as an optical diffuser.
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.
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.
A highly fluorescent covalent organic framework as a hydrogen chloride sensor: roles of Schiff base bonding and π-stacking
In this paper we report the extremely crystalline structures, high thermal stabilities, and strong fluorescence emissions of covalent organic frameworks based on linked carbazole units.
Nitrile-substituted 2-(oxazolinyl)-phenols: minimalistic excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT)-based fluorophores
Nitrile-substituted 2-(oxazolinyl)-phenols are efficient single-benzene, excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESPIT)-based fluorophores.
Realization of deep-blue TADF in sterically controlled naphthyridines for vacuum- and solution-processed OLEDs
Efficient deep-blue naphthyridine-based TADF emitters featuring narrow-band-emission with low roll-off were designed by using the H-bonding and sterically controlled charge-transfer interactions.
Dependence of electromagnetic interference shielding ability of conductive polymer composite foams with hydrophobic properties on cellular structure
The introduction of a cellular structure in conductive polymer composites is supposed to be an effective way to ameliorate the electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding properties.
Crystal structure and luminescence properties of lead-free metal halides (C6H5CH2NH3)3MBr6 (M = Bi and Sb)
Two new hybrid metal halides (PMA)3BiBr6 and (PMA)3SbBr6 are obtained, and upon light excitation both exhibit broadband emission.
Electric-controlled half-metallicity in magnetic van der Waals heterobilayer
Electric-field controlled half-metallic transport in CrI3–CrGeTe3 heterobilayers for spintronic applications.
The In2SeS/g-C3N4 heterostructure: a new two-dimensional material for photocatalytic water splitting
The In2SeS/g-C3N4 heterostructure is a new type of semiconductor material that uses visible light to split water.
High-efficiency blue photoluminescence in the Cs2NaInCl6:Sb3+ double perovskite phosphor
The halide double perovskite Cs2NaInCl6 doped with Sb3+ is shown to be a promising blue phosphor.
Photochromic fluorescence switching in liquid crystalline polynorbornenes with α-cyanostilbene side-chains
Photoinduced fluorescence colour change based on Z/E isomerization and [2+2] dimerization in cyanostilbene liquid crystalline polymers.
Single red emission from upconverting ZnGa2O4:Yb,Er nanoparticles co-doped by Cr3+
ZnGa2O4:Yb3+,Er3+,Cr3+ nanoparticles synthesized by a hydrothermal method and further annealing emit bright singular red light under 980 nm excitation and near-infrared light under 254 nm excitation.
Enhanced dielectric performance in flexible MWCNT/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropene)-based nanocomposites by designing a tri-layered structure
Tri-layered films are capable of excellent capacitive stability over straight bending (i.e. 20 000 cycles) and winding (i.e. 120 hours) tests.
Photoswitchable fluorescent polymer nanoparticles as high-security anticounterfeiting materials for authentication and optical patterning
Spiropyran-containing stimuli-chromic flexible latex nanoparticles were synthesized for development of high-security anticounterfeiting inks with application in print-marking and finger-printing on cellulosic substrates.
Spontaneously chiral cubic liquid crystal: three interpenetrating networks with a twist
The spontaneously chiral bicontinuous cubic phase consists of three interpenetrating networks, where molecules stack with a twist forming network segments.
Liquid phase exfoliation of MoS2 and WS2 in aqueous ammonia and their application in highly efficient organic solar cells
Simple, scalable and cost-effective synthesis of quality two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) is critical for fundamental investigations but also for the widespread adoption of these low-dimensional materials in an expanding range of device applications.
Green synthesis of reduced Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets with enhanced conductivity, oxidation stability, and SERS activity
Surface engineering of ultrathin MXene nanosheets viaL-ascorbic acid treatment under ambient conditions makes them more appealing for practical applications.
Band gap of reduced graphene oxide tuned by controlling functional groups
Functionalization of reduced graphene oxide with epoxide groups allows tuning its band gap energy.
Atomic defects in monolayer ordered double transition metal carbide (Mo2TiC2Tx) MXene and CO2 adsorption
Electronic and electrochemical properties of Mo2TiC2Tx could be tuned by forming the specific defects and these MXenes could be promising materials for CO2 activation and conversion.
Temperature stable Li2Ti0.75(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.25O3-based microwave dielectric ceramics with low sintering temperature and ultra-low dielectric loss for dielectric resonator antenna applications
The LTMN0.25 + 1 wt% 0.6CuO–0.4B2O3 ceramic with low sintering temperature, small density and excellent performance have wide application prospects in 5G devices.
High recorded color rendering index in single Ce,(Pr,Mn):YAG transparent ceramics for high-power white LEDs/LDs
A recorded CRI of 84.8 in Ce,(Pr,Mn):YAG TCs for high-power LEDs/LDs was achieved by the synchronous doping of Pr3+ and Mn2+ ions.
Realizing ultrahigh recoverable energy density and superior charge–discharge performance in NaNbO3-based lead-free ceramics via a local random field strategy
The development and use of high-performance and environmentally friendly energy storage capacitors are urgently demanded.
Tunneling-induced negative permittivity in Ni/MnO nanocomposites by a bio-gel derived strategy
Tunneling-induced negative permittivity is attributed to the low frequency plasmonic state in tunneling networks, where nickel nanoparticles are still isolated geometrically but connected electrically.
Solution processed red organic light-emitting-diodes using an N-annulated perylene diimide fluorophore
In this contribution we report on solution processed red OLEDs based upon an N-annulated perylene diimide dimer, namely tPDI2N-EH, a red-light emitting molecule.
N-Heterocyclic carbene-ended polymers as surface ligands of plasmonic metal nanoparticles
A facile methodology to prepare N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-terminated polymers as surface ligands to functionalize gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) is reported.
Double peak emission in lead halide perovskites by self-absorption
We demonstrate that the often observed double peak emission in lead halide perovskites is caused by an extensive self-absorption effect.
(Na0.5Bi0.5)0.7Sr0.3TiO3 modified by Bi(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3 ceramics with high energy-storage properties and an ultrafast discharge rate
Novel (Na0.5Bi0.5)0.7Sr0.3TiO3-based lead-free ceramics with vastly improved energy-storage properties for high power system applications.
Rational design of 2D hierarchically laminated Fe3O4@nanoporous carbon@rGO nanocomposites with strong magnetic coupling for excellent electromagnetic absorption applications
2D hierarchically laminated Fe3O4@NPC@rGO nanocomposites exhibited excellent electromagnetic absorption owing to their micro-scale 3D magnetic coupling network, hierarchical dielectric carbon network and superior impedance matching.
Bi and Zn co-doped SnTe thermoelectrics: interplay of resonance levels and heavy hole band dominance leading to enhanced performance and a record high room temperature ZT
Interplay of resonance levels in Bi–Zn co-doped SnTe thermoelectrics showcasing a record high room temperature and average ZT.
Broadband near-infrared (NIR) emission realized by the crystal-field engineering of Y3−xCaxAl5−xSixO12:Cr3+ (x = 0–2.0) garnet phosphors
Broadband NIR emission with high IQE was realized by crystal-field engineering of Y2CaAl4SiO12:Cr.
Liquid metal-supported synthesis of cupric oxide
Facile synthesis of a copper oxide–liquid metal composite.
A white-light-emitting single MOF sensor-based array for berberine homologue discrimination
With distinct responses of three fluorescent bands, a single white-light-emitting MOF was constructed and applied in array sensing for berberine homologue discrimination.
Mapping the mechanical and electrical properties of commercial silicone elastomer formulations for stretchable transducers
Elastomers for fabricating soft and stretchable transducers require high elongation at break, high dielectric permittivity, high breakdown strength and low leakage current. We map blends of commercial silicones to find optimum compositions.
A broadband cyan-emitting Ca2LuZr2(AlO4)3:Ce3+ garnet phosphor for near-ultraviolet-pumped warm-white light-emitting diodes with an improved color rendering index
Broadband cyan-emitting Ca2LuZr2(AlO4)3:Ce3+ garnet phosphors enabled to fill the cyan gap in the emission spectra of near-ultraviolet-pumped warm-white LEDs, thus resulting in improved color rendering index.
A stretchable and compressible ion gel based on a deep eutectic solvent applied as a strain sensor and electrolyte for supercapacitors
A deep eutectic solvent ion gel applied as a sensor for monitoring the grasping motion and as an electrolyte for symmetrically structured supercapacitors.
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