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Communication

Reversible phase transition driven by order–disorder transformations of metal-halide moieties in [(C6H14)NH2]2·CuBr4

[(C6H14)NH2]2·CuBr4 (1), an organic–inorganic hybrid material, undergoes a reversible first-order phase transition around 194 K, triggered by the order–disorder transformation of metal-coordinated halogen atoms.

Graphical abstract: Reversible phase transition driven by order–disorder transformations of metal-halide moieties in [(C6H14)NH2]2·CuBr4
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The construction of a multicolored mechanochromic luminogen with high contrast through the combination of a large conjugation core and peripheral phenyl rings

A twisted luminogen with a bulky conjugation core exhibits multicolored emission switching with high contrast in both color and intensity.

Graphical abstract: The construction of a multicolored mechanochromic luminogen with high contrast through the combination of a large conjugation core and peripheral phenyl rings
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Triplet exciton recycling of a phosphorescent emitter by an up-conversion process using a delayed fluorescence type low triplet energy host material

A low triplet energy host material with thermally activated delayed fluorescence character was applied as the host material of a blue phosphorescent emitter and was compared with a high triplet energy host material.

Graphical abstract: Triplet exciton recycling of a phosphorescent emitter by an up-conversion process using a delayed fluorescence type low triplet energy host material
Communication

Dual-function optoelectronic polymer device for photoelectric conversion and electroluminescence

A dual-function optoelectronic device created through an all-solution process to realize both photoelectric conversion and electroluminescence.

Graphical abstract: Dual-function optoelectronic polymer device for photoelectric conversion and electroluminescence
Communication

A smart, stretchable resistive heater textile

A flexible, stretchable and breathable strip-shaped resistive heater textile is designed to demonstrate rapid thermal response and high stability.

Graphical abstract: A smart, stretchable resistive heater textile
Communication

The continuous fabrication of mechanochromic fibers

New mechanochromic fibers are being continuously fabricated by coating concentrated core–shell microspheres onto elastic polymer fibers with low cost and high efficiency.

Graphical abstract: The continuous fabrication of mechanochromic fibers
Communication

Distinctive excitonic recombination in solution-processed layered organic–inorganic hybrid two-dimensional perovskites

Solution-grown two-dimensional (C6H5C2H4NH3)2PbI4 perovskites show three distinctive excitonic emissions.

Graphical abstract: Distinctive excitonic recombination in solution-processed layered organic–inorganic hybrid two-dimensional perovskites
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White light emission and temperature dependent chromaticity shifts by modification of luminescent ZrO(FMN) nanoparticles with rare earth halides

White light emission of composite suspensions is achieved by functionalization of ZrO(FMN) nanoparticles with lanthanide chlorides resulting in core–shell systems and a temperature dependent chromaticity shift.

Graphical abstract: White light emission and temperature dependent chromaticity shifts by modification of luminescent ZrO(FMN) nanoparticles with rare earth halides
Open Access Paper

Design of ternary alkaline-earth metal Sn(II) oxides with potential good p-type conductivity

Novel ternary alkaline-earth metal Sn(II) oxides with potential good p-type conductivity are discovered with first-principles global optimization structure searches.

Graphical abstract: Design of ternary alkaline-earth metal Sn(ii) oxides with potential good p-type conductivity
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Synthesis and properties of highly branched polybenzimidazoles as proton exchange membranes for high-temperature fuel cells

Highly branched polymers applied as low-temperature proton exchange membranes (LTPEMs) have attracted attention from researchers because of their outstanding properties.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and properties of highly branched polybenzimidazoles as proton exchange membranes for high-temperature fuel cells
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Functionalizable and electrically conductive thin films formed by oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD) from mixtures of 3-thiopheneethanol (3TE) and ethylene dioxythiophene (EDOT)

Tuning the optoelectronic properties and the density of hydroxyl pendant groups of 3-thiopheneethanol-co-ethylenedioxythiohene produced via an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique.

Graphical abstract: Functionalizable and electrically conductive thin films formed by oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD) from mixtures of 3-thiopheneethanol (3TE) and ethylene dioxythiophene (EDOT)
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Structure and luminescence of a novel orange-yellow-emitting Ca1.62Eu0.38Si5O3N6 phosphor for warm white LEDs, discovered by a single-particle-diagnosis approach

A novel orange-yellow-emitting Ca1.62Eu0.38Si5O3N6 phosphor was discovered by a single-particle-diagnosis approach for UV, or blue LED driven white-LEDs.

Graphical abstract: Structure and luminescence of a novel orange-yellow-emitting Ca1.62Eu0.38Si5O3N6 phosphor for warm white LEDs, discovered by a single-particle-diagnosis approach
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Design, synthesis, characterization and application of a novel electron-deficient moiety 1,5-diazacarbazole in high triplet energy host materials

A novel electron deficient, high triplet energy moiety 1,5-diazacarbazole (NCz) was designed, synthesized and firstly introduced for the construction of phosphorescent host materials.

Graphical abstract: Design, synthesis, characterization and application of a novel electron-deficient moiety 1,5-diazacarbazole in high triplet energy host materials
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High-efficiency deep-red quantum-dot light-emitting diodes with type-II CdSe/CdTe core/shell quantum dots as emissive layers

Highly efficient deep-red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated by using type-II CdTe/CdSe quantum dots.

Graphical abstract: High-efficiency deep-red quantum-dot light-emitting diodes with type-II CdSe/CdTe core/shell quantum dots as emissive layers
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Tunable structural and magnetic properties of chemically synthesized dual-phase Co2NiGa nanoparticles

The chemically tuned structural and magnetic properties of dual-phase Co2NiGa shape memory Heusler nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Tunable structural and magnetic properties of chemically synthesized dual-phase Co2NiGa nanoparticles
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BN-heteroacene-cored luminogens with dual channel detection for fluoride anions

Very recently, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been extremely extended by replacing C[double bond, length as m-dash]C units with isoelectronic B–N ones, however, BN-containing π-conjugated oligomers or polymers are still very less explored due to the lack of appropriate building blocks.

Graphical abstract: BN-heteroacene-cored luminogens with dual channel detection for fluoride anions
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Surface state controlled ultrahigh selectivity and sensitivity for UV photodetectors based on individual SnO2 nanowires

Surface states are utilized for the development of high-performance photodetectors based on individual SnO2 nanowires. Their photodetectivity strongly depends on externally applied bias voltage and illuminated light intensity.

Graphical abstract: Surface state controlled ultrahigh selectivity and sensitivity for UV photodetectors based on individual SnO2 nanowires
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Size-discrimination of volatile organic compounds utilizing gallium diiminate by luminescent chromism of crystallization-induced emission via encapsulation-triggered crystal–crystal transition

This manuscript describes the role of multi-functional gallium diiminate in photochemistry, crystal structural transition and molecular recognition.

Graphical abstract: Size-discrimination of volatile organic compounds utilizing gallium diiminate by luminescent chromism of crystallization-induced emission via encapsulation-triggered crystal–crystal transition
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Preparation of MoO3 QDs through combining intercalation and thermal exfoliation

We reported an efficient method combining intercalation and thermal exfoliation to prepare quantum dots of layered transition-metal oxides.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of MoO3 QDs through combining intercalation and thermal exfoliation
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Plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition and post-annealing enhancement of low resistivity and oxygen-free nickel nano-films using nickelocene and ammonia precursors

Oxygen-free and low resistivity nickel (Ni) thin films are successfully prepared by plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition using nickelocene (NiCp2) as a metal precursor and ammonia (NH3) as a reactant.

Graphical abstract: Plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition and post-annealing enhancement of low resistivity and oxygen-free nickel nano-films using nickelocene and ammonia precursors
Review Article

Narrow-band red-emitting Mn4+-doped hexafluoride phosphors: synthesis, optoelectronic properties, and applications in white light-emitting diodes

White light-emitting diodes (LEDs), including a blue-chip and yellow-emitting phosphor, are regarded as the new-generation of lighting sources because of their low energy consumption, long lifetime, and environmentally friendliness.

Graphical abstract: Narrow-band red-emitting Mn4+-doped hexafluoride phosphors: synthesis, optoelectronic properties, and applications in white light-emitting diodes
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Room-temperature synthesis and warm-white LED applications of Mn4+ ion doped fluoroaluminate red phosphor Na3AlF6:Mn4+

An intense red fluoroaluminate phosphor, cryolite Na3AlF6:Mn4+, with high color purity and good thermal stability has been designed and synthesized via a facile two-step method at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Room-temperature synthesis and warm-white LED applications of Mn4+ ion doped fluoroaluminate red phosphor Na3AlF6:Mn4+
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Building a poly(epoxy propylimidazolium ionic liquid)/graphene hybrid through πcation–π interaction for fabricating high-k polymer composites with low dielectric loss and percolation threshold

High-k polymer composites with low dielectric loss and percolation threshold were developed by building a unique poly(epoxy propylimidazolium ionic liquid)–graphene hybrid.

Graphical abstract: Building a poly(epoxy propylimidazolium ionic liquid)/graphene hybrid through πcation–π interaction for fabricating high-k polymer composites with low dielectric loss and percolation threshold
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Dual phosphorescent dinuclear transition metal complexes, and their application as triplet photosensitizers for TTA upconversion and photodynamic therapy

A long-lived dual phosphorescence triplet photosensitiser: for TTA upconversion and PDT.

Graphical abstract: Dual phosphorescent dinuclear transition metal complexes, and their application as triplet photosensitizers for TTA upconversion and photodynamic therapy
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Low-bandgap polymer electron acceptors based on double B ← N bridged bipyridine (BNBP) and diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) units for all-polymer solar cells

A new low-bandgap polymer electron acceptor based on the double B ← N bridged bipyridine unit is developed for all-polymer solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Low-bandgap polymer electron acceptors based on double B ← N bridged bipyridine (BNBP) and diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) units for all-polymer solar cells
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CaAlSiN3:Eu2+ translucent ceramic: a promising robust and efficient red color converter for solid state laser displays and lighting

Translucent CaAlSiN3:Eu2+ ceramic with a unique microstructure shows enhanced thermal stability and high quantum efficiency.

Graphical abstract: CaAlSiN3:Eu2+ translucent ceramic: a promising robust and efficient red color converter for solid state laser displays and lighting
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Selective metallization of alumina ceramics by inkjet printing combined with electroless copper plating

A convenient and efficient approach for selective metallization of alumina ceramics via inkjet printing followed by electroless plating was developed.

Graphical abstract: Selective metallization of alumina ceramics by inkjet printing combined with electroless copper plating
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An AlAs/germanene heterostructure with tunable electronic and optical properties via external electric field and strain

By means of comprehensive first-principles calculations, we investigate the stability, electronic and optical properties of an AlAs/germanene heterostructure.

Graphical abstract: An AlAs/germanene heterostructure with tunable electronic and optical properties via external electric field and strain
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Optical study of electrochromic moving fronts for the investigation of ion transport in conducting polymers

Spectroscopic investigation of electrochromic moving fronts enables the study of ion transport in complex conducting polymer film morphologies.

Graphical abstract: Optical study of electrochromic moving fronts for the investigation of ion transport in conducting polymers
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Twofold photoswitching of NIR fluorescence and EPR based on the PMI–N–HABI for optical nanoimaging of electrospun polymer nanowires

A fluorescent dyad constituted by HABI and PMI with photo-induced NIR fluorescence and EPR has been reported and applied to optical nanoimaging of electrospun polymer nanowires.

Graphical abstract: Twofold photoswitching of NIR fluorescence and EPR based on the PMI–N–HABI for optical nanoimaging of electrospun polymer nanowires
Open Access Paper

High brightness solution-processed OLEDs employing linear, small molecule emitters

Two novel linear oligomers that can be solution-processed to form green organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are reported.

Graphical abstract: High brightness solution-processed OLEDs employing linear, small molecule emitters
Review Article

Printed photonic elements: nanoimprinting and beyond

In order to manufacture large-scale photonic devices of various dimensions at a low cost, a number of printing-based patterning techniques have been developed.

Graphical abstract: Printed photonic elements: nanoimprinting and beyond
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Effective modulation of an aryl acetylenic molecular system based on dithienyldiketopyrrolopyrrole for organic solar cells

Incorporating the 1,4-phenylene moiety leads to improving the photovoltaic performance.

Graphical abstract: Effective modulation of an aryl acetylenic molecular system based on dithienyldiketopyrrolopyrrole for organic solar cells
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Assembly of alizarin red S/boric acid ultrathin films based on layered double hydroxide for fluorescence turn on detection of tiopronin

New facile, economical and fluorescent (ARS–H3BO3/LDH)n UTFs were developed, exhibiting response to tiopronin with high selectivity, precision and reversibility.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of alizarin red S/boric acid ultrathin films based on layered double hydroxide for fluorescence turn on detection of tiopronin
Open Access Paper

Screening procedure for structurally and electronically matched contact layers for high-performance solar cells: hybrid perovskites

A screening procedure for identifying eletronically and structurally matched interfaces based on bulk properties is developed and applied to perovskite solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Screening procedure for structurally and electronically matched contact layers for high-performance solar cells: hybrid perovskites
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Well-defined silicon patterns by imprinting of liquid silicon

“Liquid silicon”, a polymeric precursor for semiconducting silicon, was directly imprinted to form well-defined silicon patterns.

Graphical abstract: Well-defined silicon patterns by imprinting of liquid silicon
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Polypyridyl complexes as electron transporting materials for inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells: the metal center effect

The fundamental science behind the design of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells lies in the formation of energy level gradients for efficient charge separation and collection.

Graphical abstract: Polypyridyl complexes as electron transporting materials for inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells: the metal center effect
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Double-side responsive polymer near-infrared photodetectors with transfer-printed electrode

Transfer-printed conducting polymer (tp-CP) is employed as the top electrode for near-infrared organic photodetectors. The double-side responsive photodetector exhibits a detectivity of 1013 Jones.

Graphical abstract: Double-side responsive polymer near-infrared photodetectors with transfer-printed electrode
Open Access Paper

Electrochemically deposited nanocrystalline InSb thin films and their electrical properties

Indium antimonide thin films were fabricated by pulse electrodeposition. Band gap widening due to quantum confinement (0.17 eV) and the Burstein–Moss effect (0.19 eV) was observed. The stoichiometric InSb films showed S coefficient values higher than those obtained by MOCVD.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemically deposited nanocrystalline InSb thin films and their electrical properties
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Biodegradable oxide synaptic transistors gated by a biopolymer electrolyte

Green, biodegradable oxide synaptic transistors gated by biopolymer electrolytes were fabricated on a graphene coated PET substrate, mimicking several synaptic functions.

Graphical abstract: Biodegradable oxide synaptic transistors gated by a biopolymer electrolyte
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: A thermally activated delayed blue fluorescent emitter with reversible externally tunable emission
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An erasable photo-patterning material based on a specially designed 4-(1,2,2-triphenylvinyl)aniline salicylaldehyde hydrazone aggregation-induced emission (AIE) molecule

An aggregation-induced emission (AIE) molecule with reversible photochromic properties which can be served as a material for photo-patterning with erasable properties.

Graphical abstract: An erasable photo-patterning material based on a specially designed 4-(1,2,2-triphenylvinyl)aniline salicylaldehyde hydrazone aggregation-induced emission (AIE) molecule
Communication

Colour tuning via crystalline site-selected energy transfer in a Sr2SiO4:Eu2+,Pr3+ phosphor

An alternative way to design new luminescent materials based on a site-selected energy transfer mechanism using high precision control of dopants.

Graphical abstract: Colour tuning via crystalline site-selected energy transfer in a Sr2SiO4:Eu2+,Pr3+ phosphor
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Exploring Mn2+-location-dependent red emission from (Mn/Zn)–Ga–Sn–S supertetrahedral nanoclusters with relatively precise dopant positions

Temperature-sensitive and Mn2+-location-dependent red emission from (Mn/Zn)–Ga–Sn–S supertetrahedral nanoclusters.

Graphical abstract: Exploring Mn2+-location-dependent red emission from (Mn/Zn)–Ga–Sn–S supertetrahedral nanoclusters with relatively precise dopant positions
Review Article

Recent advances in the Heusler based spin-gapless semiconductors

In this work, we review the progress on the Heusler-based materials with spin-gapless semiconducting behaviour, including half-Heusler compounds, full-Heusler compounds, DO3-type compounds, and LiMgPdSn-type quaternary Heusler compounds.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the Heusler based spin-gapless semiconductors
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Synthesis and photophysical properties of orthogonal rhodium(III)–carbon bonded porphyrin–aza-BODIPY conjugates

The facile synthesis of novel orthogonally arranged Rh(III) porphyrin–aza-BODIPY conjugates is described. The conjugates combine the advantages of the near-IR (NIR) absorption of aza-BODPY dye with the high triplet state of rhodium porphyrins.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and photophysical properties of orthogonal rhodium(iii)–carbon bonded porphyrin–aza-BODIPY conjugates
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Luminescence thermometry and imaging in the second biological window at high penetration depth with Nd:KGd(WO4)2 nanoparticles

Nd:KGd(WO4)2 nanoparticles were used as luminescent thermometers operating in the biological windows and NIR imaging with high penetration depth.

Graphical abstract: Luminescence thermometry and imaging in the second biological window at high penetration depth with Nd:KGd(WO4)2 nanoparticles
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Single-molecule magnetism arising from cobalt(II) nodes of a crystalline sponge

Single-ion magnet-like behaviour arises from CoII nodes of a crystalline sponge providing an avenue for the development of lightweight porous magnets.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule magnetism arising from cobalt(ii) nodes of a crystalline sponge
Review Article

Conjugated polymer-based electrochromics: materials, device fabrication and application prospects

The recent developments and trends of electrochromic conjugated polymers and their devices are highlighted in this review.

Graphical abstract: Conjugated polymer-based electrochromics: materials, device fabrication and application prospects
Open Access Paper

Tuning the properties of F:SnO2 (FTO) nanocomposites with S:TiO2 nanoparticles – promising hazy transparent electrodes for photovoltaics applications

Fabrication and innovative characterization of new hazy S:TiO2–FTO nanocomposites with lower Rs thanks to the conductive S:TiO2 nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the properties of F:SnO2 (FTO) nanocomposites with S:TiO2 nanoparticles – promising hazy transparent electrodes for photovoltaics applications
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Electron-doping induced half-metallicity in one-dimensional Co-dithiolene molecular wires

Electron doping induced half-metallicity and ferromagnetism in a one dimensional Co-dithiolene molecular wire.

Graphical abstract: Electron-doping induced half-metallicity in one-dimensional Co-dithiolene molecular wires
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Influence of ethynyl position on benzothiadiazole based D–A–π–A dye-sensitized solar cells: spectral response and photovoltage performance

Three D–A–π–A featured organic dyes has been designed for systematic insight into the effect of ethynyl positions on photovoltaic performances. Insertion of triple bond close to anchoring group exhibits better photovoltaic performance with higher open-circuit voltage.

Graphical abstract: Influence of ethynyl position on benzothiadiazole based D–A–π–A dye-sensitized solar cells: spectral response and photovoltage performance
Communication

High performance near-infrared photodetectors based on ultrathin SnS nanobelts grown via physical vapor deposition

High performance near-infrared photodetectors based on ultrathin SnS nanobelts grown via physical vapor deposition, showing a high responsivity of 300 A W−1 and a fast decay time of 7 ms.

Graphical abstract: High performance near-infrared photodetectors based on ultrathin SnS nanobelts grown via physical vapor deposition
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Tuning charge transport from unipolar (n-type) to ambipolar in bis(naphthalene diimide) derivatives by introducing π-conjugated heterocyclic bridging moieties

The charge transport polarity of a series of acceptor–donor–acceptor (A–D–A) conjugated molecules can be tuned from unipolar (n-type) to ambipolar.

Graphical abstract: Tuning charge transport from unipolar (n-type) to ambipolar in bis(naphthalene diimide) derivatives by introducing π-conjugated heterocyclic bridging moieties
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Restricted access to a conical intersection to explain aggregation induced emission in dimethyl tetraphenylsilole

Aggregation-induced emission of dimethyl tetraphenylsilole is due to restricted access to a conical intersection. The intersection allows for radiationless decay in solution but is not reachable in the aggregate phase.

Graphical abstract: Restricted access to a conical intersection to explain aggregation induced emission in dimethyl tetraphenylsilole
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The p-type Mg2LixSi0.4Sn0.6 thermoelectric materials synthesized by a B2O3 encapsulation method using Li2CO3 as the doping agent

The p-type Mg2LixSi0.4Sn0.6 were synthesized by a B2O3-encapsulation method using Li2CO3 as doping agent and showed significant improvement in ZT.

Graphical abstract: The p-type Mg2LixSi0.4Sn0.6 thermoelectric materials synthesized by a B2O3 encapsulation method using Li2CO3 as the doping agent
Review Article

Macrocyclic oligoarylamines as hole- and spin-containing scaffolds for molecule-based electronics

Macrocyclic oligoarylamines with a variety of arene-bridged patterns and their various features as hole- and spin-containing scaffolds are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Macrocyclic oligoarylamines as hole- and spin-containing scaffolds for molecule-based electronics
Communication

Mechanoluminescence properties of Mn2+-doped BaZnOS phosphor

In this study, a novel Mn2+-doped wide band gap semiconductor, BaZnOS, demonstrates intense elastico-mechanoluminescence (EML) under pressure and friction, and the intensity of emission peaks is proportional to the applied compressive stress.

Graphical abstract: Mechanoluminescence properties of Mn2+-doped BaZnOS phosphor
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Dimesitylboryl-functionalized tetraphenylethene derivatives: efficient solid-state luminescent materials with enhanced electron-transporting ability for nondoped OLEDs

Efficient n-type emitters are prepared from dimesitylboryl-functionalized tetraphenylethene derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Dimesitylboryl-functionalized tetraphenylethene derivatives: efficient solid-state luminescent materials with enhanced electron-transporting ability for nondoped OLEDs
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Near-infrared wavelength-dependent nonlinear transmittance tailoring in glass ceramics containing Er3+:LaF3 nanocrystals

Tailoring optical nonlinear transmittance relying on excitation at various NIR wavelengths in LaF3:Er3+ nanocrystals embedded in germanate oxyfluoride glass ceramics.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared wavelength-dependent nonlinear transmittance tailoring in glass ceramics containing Er3+:LaF3 nanocrystals
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Magnetically assembled iron oxide nanoparticle coatings and their integration with pseudo-spin-valve thin films

Magnetically assembled nanoparticle coatings modulate the properties and performances of pseudo-spin-valve thin films through nanoparticle–thin film interactions.

Graphical abstract: Magnetically assembled iron oxide nanoparticle coatings and their integration with pseudo-spin-valve thin films
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Crystallographic dependence of internal bias in domain engineered Mn-doped relaxor-PbTiO3 single crystals

Unique properties have been obtained by defect dipole engineering in relaxor-PT single crystals.

Graphical abstract: Crystallographic dependence of internal bias in domain engineered Mn-doped relaxor-PbTiO3 single crystals
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Solution-processed VOx prepared using a novel synthetic method as the hole extraction layer for polymer solar cells

Enhanced efficiency and stability are observed from PSCs with VOx prepared using a novel synthetic method as the HEL.

Graphical abstract: Solution-processed VOx prepared using a novel synthetic method as the hole extraction layer for polymer solar cells
Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Light-blue thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitters realizing a high external quantum efficiency of 25% and unprecedented low drive voltages in OLEDs
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Eliminating Fermi-level pinning in PbS quantum dots using an alumina interfacial layer

Through a systematic approach we show that the insertion of a thin alumina layer in between a PbS QD layer and an Au substrate can eliminate Fermi level pinning.

Graphical abstract: Eliminating Fermi-level pinning in PbS quantum dots using an alumina interfacial layer
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Heterovalent Pb-substitution in ferroelectric bismuth silicate Bi2SiO5

Systematic tuning of the ferroelectric phase transition in Bi2SiO5 was demonstrated using element substitution, where nominally heterovalent Pb was successfully substituted for Bi up to 20%.

Graphical abstract: Heterovalent Pb-substitution in ferroelectric bismuth silicate Bi2SiO5
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High-efficiency solution-processed OLEDs based on cationic Ag6Cu heteroheptanuclear cluster complexes with aromatic acetylides

Strongly phosphorescent cationic Ag6Cu cluster complexes show highly efficient electroluminescence from solution-processed OLEDs with a current efficiency of 42.5 cd A−1 and an external quantum efficiency of 13.9% at a low bias voltage (4.5 V).

Graphical abstract: High-efficiency solution-processed OLEDs based on cationic Ag6Cu heteroheptanuclear cluster complexes with aromatic acetylides
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Self-assembled nanorods of bay functionalized perylenediimide: Cu2+ based ‘turn-on’ response for INH, complementary NOR/OR and TRANSFER logic functions and fluorosolvatochromism

Self-assembled nanorods shows disassembly and inhibition of the ICT/PET process with Cu2+ for developing INH, complimentary NOR/OR and TRANSFER logic functions and fluorosolvatochromism

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled nanorods of bay functionalized perylenediimide: Cu2+ based ‘turn-on’ response for INH, complementary NOR/OR and TRANSFER logic functions and fluorosolvatochromism
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A bio-inspired cellulose nanocrystal-based nanocomposite photonic film with hyper-reflection and humidity-responsive actuator properties

The hyper-reflection and humidity-responsive behavior of a bio-inspired cellulose nanocrystal-based nanocomposite photonic film are described.

Graphical abstract: A bio-inspired cellulose nanocrystal-based nanocomposite photonic film with hyper-reflection and humidity-responsive actuator properties
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Highly ordered bimolecular crystalline blends for low-noise and high-detectivity polymeric photodiodes

Suppressing noise current while maintaining high quantum efficiency is essential for realizing high-performance photodiodes.

Graphical abstract: Highly ordered bimolecular crystalline blends for low-noise and high-detectivity polymeric photodiodes
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