Themed collection Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry 2014
Flexible organic semiconductor thin films
Research on organic semiconductor thin films has been accelerated due to their potential for low cost and large area flexible devices.
Cu2+-embedded carbon nanoparticles as anticancer agents
We report the synthesis of luminescent carbon nanoparticles embedded with Cu2+ as anticancer agents.
Capacitive behaviour of functionalized carbon nanotube/ZnO composites coated on a glassy carbon electrode
Synthesis, characterization of functionalized carbon nanotube/ZnO composites by solvothermal decomposition of a single source precursor and their use as electrode materials for supercapacitors with good reversible charge/discharge ability and cycle stability.
Factors affecting the stability of chitosan/tripolyphosphate micro- and nanogels: resolving the opposing findings
The stability of submicron chitosan/tripolyphosphate particles depends on the chitosan type, pH, ionic strength and particle concentration.
[3+3] Imine and β-ketoenamine tethered fluorescent covalent-organic frameworks for CO2 uptake and nitroaromatic sensing
Two imine and β-ketoenamine linked [3+3] robust, porous and fluorescent covalent-organic frameworks, synthesized by solvothermal methods, have been found to be efficient for CO2 capture and detection of polynitroaromatic compounds.
The crucial role of self-assembly in nonlinear optical properties of polymeric composites based on crown-substituted ruthenium phthalocyaninate
Single-crystal, thin film and polymeric composites of [(15C5)4Pc]Ru(pyz) with polyvinylcarbazole were studied and crucial role of self-assembling in their nonlinear optical behavior was revealed.
A graphene–boron nitride lateral heterostructure – a first-principles study of its growth, electronic properties, and chemical topology
This study of the evolution of the graphene–BN heterostructures' characteristics with growth is a vital step towards developing hybrid nanoelectronic circuitry with precisely controlled properties.
Pyrochlore electrocatalysts for efficient alkaline water electrolysis
Lead ruthenate pyrochlore showed exceptional OER activity and stability when tested in a solid-state alkaline water electrolyzer.
Electronic, charge and magnetic interactions in three-centre systems
Variable kinds of coupling have been observed for copper–bis(radical) complexes.
About this collection
We are delighted to present the web collection inspired by the 5th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry which was jointly organised by the Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC) and the Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India in December 2014. The web collection is guest edited by Dr V. K. Jain and Dr R. K. Vatsa.