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Themed collection 2020 Journal of Materials Chemistry C most popular articles

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Perspective

Circularly polarized luminescence from AIEgens

This work systematically summarizes recent advances in circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) based on aggregation-induced emission luminogens (AIEgens).

Graphical abstract: Circularly polarized luminescence from AIEgens
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Perspective

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.

Graphical abstract: Realising the potential of thermoelectric technology: a Roadmap
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Review of defect chemistry in fluorite-structure ferroelectrics for future electronic devices
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Electrides: a review
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Emerging interface materials for electronics thermal management: experiments, modeling, and new opportunities
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Meniscus-guided coating of organic crystalline thin films for high-performance organic field-effect transistors
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in silver nanowire networks for flexible organic electronics
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Harvesting graphene oxide – years 1859 to 2019: a review of its structure, synthesis, properties and exfoliation
Review Article

Reduced graphene oxide today

A summary of the most important technological applications employing reduced graphene oxide.

Graphical abstract: Reduced graphene oxide today
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Charge carrier traps in organic semiconductors: a review on the underlying physics and impact on electronic devices
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in emerging two-dimensional materials and their applications
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: The key mechanism of conductivity in PEDOT:PSS thin films exposed by anomalous conduction behaviour upon solvent-doping and sulfuric acid post-treatment
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“Heavy-atom effects” in the parent [1]benzochalcogenopheno[3,2-b][1]benzochalcogenophene system

Effects of the chalcogen atoms in [1]benzochalcogenopheno[3,2-b][1]benzochalcogenophenes (BXBXs), the key π-conjugated core structures in the development of superior organic semiconductors, are investigated.

Graphical abstract: “Heavy-atom effects” in the parent [1]benzochalcogenopheno[3,2-b][1]benzochalcogenophene system
From the themed collection: Celebrating Tobin Marks’ 75th Birthday
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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.

Graphical abstract: Effect of ortho-biphenyl substitution on the excited state dynamics of a multi-carbazole TADF molecule
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Transparent nanocellulose metamaterial enables controlled optical diffusion and radiative cooling
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Liquid phase transmission electron microscopy with flow and temperature control
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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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.

Graphical abstract: An energetics perspective on why there are so few triplet–triplet annihilation emitters
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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.

Graphical abstract: A highly fluorescent covalent organic framework as a hydrogen chloride sensor: roles of Schiff base bonding and π-stacking
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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.

Graphical abstract: Nitrile-substituted 2-(oxazolinyl)-phenols: minimalistic excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT)-based fluorophores
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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.

Graphical abstract: Realization of deep-blue TADF in sterically controlled naphthyridines for vacuum- and solution-processed OLEDs
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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.

Graphical abstract: Dependence of electromagnetic interference shielding ability of conductive polymer composite foams with hydrophobic properties on cellular structure
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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.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure and luminescence properties of lead-free metal halides (C6H5CH2NH3)3MBr6 (M = Bi and Sb)
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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Electric-controlled half-metallicity in magnetic van der Waals heterobilayer

Electric-field controlled half-metallic transport in CrI3–CrGeTe3 heterobilayers for spintronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Electric-controlled half-metallicity in magnetic van der Waals heterobilayer
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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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.

Graphical abstract: The In2SeS/g-C3N4 heterostructure: a new two-dimensional material for photocatalytic water splitting
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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.

Graphical abstract: High-efficiency blue photoluminescence in the Cs2NaInCl6:Sb3+ double perovskite phosphor
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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.

Graphical abstract: Photochromic fluorescence switching in liquid crystalline polynorbornenes with α-cyanostilbene side-chains
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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.

Graphical abstract: Single red emission from upconverting ZnGa2O4:Yb,Er nanoparticles co-doped by Cr3+
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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.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced dielectric performance in flexible MWCNT/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropene)-based nanocomposites by designing a tri-layered structure
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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.

Graphical abstract: Photoswitchable fluorescent polymer nanoparticles as high-security anticounterfeiting materials for authentication and optical patterning
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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.

Graphical abstract: Spontaneously chiral cubic liquid crystal: three interpenetrating networks with a twist
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Liquid phase exfoliation of MoS2 and WS2 in aqueous ammonia and their application in highly efficient organic solar cells
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis of reduced Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets with enhanced conductivity, oxidation stability, and SERS activity
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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.

Graphical abstract: Band gap of reduced graphene oxide tuned by controlling functional groups
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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.

Graphical abstract: Atomic defects in monolayer ordered double transition metal carbide (Mo2TiC2Tx) MXene and CO2 adsorption
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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.

Graphical abstract: 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
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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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.

Graphical abstract: High recorded color rendering index in single Ce,(Pr,Mn):YAG transparent ceramics for high-power white LEDs/LDs
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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.

Graphical abstract: Realizing ultrahigh recoverable energy density and superior charge–discharge performance in NaNbO3-based lead-free ceramics via a local random field strategy
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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.

Graphical abstract: Tunneling-induced negative permittivity in Ni/MnO nanocomposites by a bio-gel derived strategy
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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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.

Graphical abstract: Solution processed red organic light-emitting-diodes using an N-annulated perylene diimide fluorophore
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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.

Graphical abstract: N-Heterocyclic carbene-ended polymers as surface ligands of plasmonic metal nanoparticles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Double peak emission in lead halide perovskites by self-absorption
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(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.

Graphical abstract: (Na0.5Bi0.5)0.7Sr0.3TiO3 modified by Bi(Mg2/3Nb1/3)O3 ceramics with high energy-storage properties and an ultrafast discharge rate
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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.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of 2D hierarchically laminated Fe3O4@nanoporous carbon@rGO nanocomposites with strong magnetic coupling for excellent electromagnetic absorption applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: 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
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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.

Graphical abstract: Broadband near-infrared (NIR) emission realized by the crystal-field engineering of Y3−xCaxAl5−xSixO12:Cr3+ (x = 0–2.0) garnet phosphors
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Liquid metal-supported synthesis of cupric oxide

Facile synthesis of a copper oxide–liquid metal composite.

Graphical abstract: Liquid metal-supported synthesis of cupric oxide
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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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.

Graphical abstract: A white-light-emitting single MOF sensor-based array for berberine homologue discrimination
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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.

Graphical abstract: Mapping the mechanical and electrical properties of commercial silicone elastomer formulations for stretchable transducers
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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.

Graphical abstract: 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
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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.

Graphical abstract: A stretchable and compressible ion gel based on a deep eutectic solvent applied as a strain sensor and electrolyte for supercapacitors
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