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JMC C themed issue celebrating Professor Fred Wudl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read this Themed Issue featuring the most recent and influential work from world leading researchers working in organic semiconductors, recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C in tribute to the fifty-year research career of Professor Fred Wudl.

Professor Fred Wudl is one of the pioneers in organic semiconductors with a lasting influence on the field of organic electronics. This issue honours his contribution to the field of organic semiconductors, and is focused on the people who have worked with him over the course of his career.

In the words of the guest editors of this themed issue, “In compiling this issue, we have received a hugely enthusiastic response from the community of researchers whose work was influenced, one way or the other, by Professor Fred Wudl. This is the best evidence for his pioneering role in the field of organic electronics. We hope you will enjoy reading through these contributions and reflect with us on the remarkable role of thought leaders, like Fred, on the shape of the current science.”1

Guest edited by Qichun Zhang (Nanyang Technological University), Dmitrii Perepichka (McGill University) and Zhenan Bao (Stanford University), this Themed Issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry C celebrates fifty years of Professor Fred Wudl’s contributions to the field of organic semiconductors.

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Article selection:

Fred Wudl’s fifty-year contribution to organic semiconductors
Qichun Zhang, Dmitrii F. Perepichka and Zhenan Bao
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3483-3484 DOI:10.1039/C8TC90055H

Effects of meso-M(PPh3)2Cl (M = Pd, Ni) substituents on the linear and third-order nonlinear optical properties of chalcogenopyrylium-terminated heptamethines in solution and solid states
Iryna Davydenko, Sepehr Benis, Stephen B. Shiring, Janos Simon, Rajesh Sharma, Taylor G. Allen, San-Hui Chi, Qing Zhang, Yulia A. Getmanenko, Timothy C. Parker, Joseph W. Perry, Jean-Luc Brédas, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3613-3620 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05050J

Development of fullerenes and their derivatives as semiconductors in field-effect transistors: exploring the molecular design
Yingshuang Zhang, Imran Murtaza and Hong Meng
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3514-3537 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05079H

Thiacycle-fused benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophenes (BDTs): synthesis, packing, molecular orientation and semiconducting properties
Chengyuan Wang, Hiroshi Nakamura, Hiroyoshi Sugino and Kazuo Takimiya
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3604-3612 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05317G

Thermal behaviour of dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers exhibiting a high open-circuit voltage
Ruurd Heuvel, Fallon J. M. Colberts, Martijn M. Wienk and René A. J. Janssen
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3731-3742 DOI:10.1039/C7TC04322H

Studies of spin related processes in fullerene C60 devices
Haoliang Liu, Jingying Wang, Matthew Groesbeck, Xin Pan, Chuang Zhang and Z. Valy Vardeny
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3621-3627 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05086K

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JMC A themed issue celebrating Professor Tony West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read this Themed Issue featuring the most recent and influential work from the world leading community of researchers working in solid state chemistry and its applications, recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A in celebration of Professor Tony West.

Professor Tony West was the founding Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry. This issue honours his contribution to the field of solid state chemistry, and is focused on the people who have worked with him over the course of his career.

Guest edited by Caroline Kirk (University of Edinburgh, UK), Finlay Morrison (University of St Andrews, UK), Jan Skakle (University of Aberdeen, UK), Derek Sinclair (University of Sheffield, UK) and John Irvine (University of St Andrews, UK), the Themed Issue puts a spotlight on recent scientific developments in the area of solid state chemistry and highlights remarkable contributions made by the leading scientists in this important research area.

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Article selection:

Themed issue on advances in solid state chemistry and its applications
Caroline A. Kirk, Finlay D. Morrison, Jan Skakle, Derek C. Sinclair and John T. S. Irvine
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5241-5242 DOI:10.1039/C8TA90062K

Remarkable impact of low BiYbO3 doping levels on the local structure and phase transitions of BaTiO3
Deluca, Z. G. Al-Jlaihawi, K. Reichmann, A. M. T. Bell and A. Feteira
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5443-5451 DOI:10.1039/C7TA11096K

Local structure and conductivity behaviour in Bi7WO13.5
Borowska-Centkowska, M. Leszczynska, F. Krok, M. Malys, W. Wrobel, S. Hull and I. Abrahams
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5407-5418 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09225C

Biotemplating: a sustainable synthetic methodology for Na-ion battery materials
Silvija Zilinskaite, Anthony J. R. Rennie, Rebecca Boston and Nik Reeves-McLaren
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5346-5355 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09260A

Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite
Yang, M. Li, L. Li, P. Wu, E. Pradal-Velázquez and D. C. Sinclair
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5243-5254 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09245H

Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen
Rukang Li, Guangjing Li and Colin GreavesJ.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5260-5264 DOI:10.1039/C7TA06883B

 

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Artificial blood reaches the feline frontier

Space crystals of serum proteins help scientists make a red blood cell substitute for cats

Source: © Shutterstock

Researchers in Japan have made artificial cat blood by combining feline serum albumin (FSA) with haemoglobin.

Cat blood is tricky to store. Blood transfusions between cats do happen but it’s very important to match the donor and receiver’s blood type, otherwise severe reactions can arise. Red blood cell substitutes for humans and animals are on many researchers’ agendas but the hunt is still on for a preparation that is free from drawbacks.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Core–shell protein clusters comprising haemoglobin and recombinant feline serum albumin as an artificial O2 carrier for cats
Kyoko Yokomaku, Motofusa Akiyama, Yoshitsugu Morita, Kiyohito Kihira and Teruyuki Komatsu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, Advance Article

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Xuemin Du, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ORCID: 0000-0002-0200-5759
Dr Zhigao Hu, East China Normal University, ORCID: 0000-0003-0575-2191
Dr Branko Kolaric, Université de Mons, ORCID: 0000-0003-0203-7897
Professor Hong Chul Moon, University of Seoul, ORCID: 0000-0003-2598-0925
Dr Shi-Jian Su, South China University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-6545-9002
Dr Zhijiang Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0001-9314-7922
Dr Yao Wang, Beihang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-3849-9607
Professor Bryan Wong, University of California, Riverside, ORCID: 0000-0002-3477-8043
Dr Zhiguo Xia, University of Science and Technology Beijing, ORCID: 0000-0002-9670-3223
Dr Guijiang Zhou, Xi’an Jiaotong University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5863-3551

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry C board and the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry B in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry B in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Gong Cheng, Pennsylvania State University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2217-6408
Dr Zhanjun Gu, Institute of High Energy Physics, ORCID: 0000-0003-3717-2423
Dr He Hu, Case Western University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5976-5273
Dr Naoki Kawazoe, National Institute for Materials Science
Dr Xiaozhong Qu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0002-4050-6079
Dr Gang Wei, University of Bremen, ORCID: 0000-0002-3838-8659
Dr Chengtie Wu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, ORCID: 0000-0003-1861-4361
Dr Leyuan Xu, Virginia Commonwealth University, ORCID: 0000-0002-3071-9206
Dr Run Zhang, The University of Queensland, ORCID: 0000-0002-0943-824X
Dr Yuanwei Zhang, New Jersey Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-2111-0981

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry B board and the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Ke Feng, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0003-4085-9349
Dr Xu-Bing Li, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0003-3907-9126
Professor Won-Hee Ryu, Sookmyung Women’s University, ORCID: 0000-0002-0203-2992
Dr Seung Son, Sungkyunkwan University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4779-9302
Professor Bart Van der Bruggen, KU Leuven, ORCID: 0000-0002-3921-7472
Dr Zhuangzhi Wu, Central South University China, ORCID: 0000-0002-2365-9196
Professor Xin-Yao Yu, Zhejiang University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3576-5815
Dr Le Yu, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1227-1273
Dr Sheng Zhang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0003-4435-4110
Dr Bote Zhao, Georgia Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-1236-6862

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry A board and the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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‘My co-author is based in North Korea’

The challenges of working with scientists in the world’s most secretive state

Aron Walsh has never met his new collaborators; so far, their only contact has been via email. He’s never even spoken to them on the phone. A picture he tracked down on the internet is the only reason he has a rough idea of what they look like. That’s because his co-authors live in North Korea.

Source: © Shutterstock North Korea leaves a dark space on the planet at night

Walsh leads the materials design group at Imperial College London, UK. ‘I work on perovskite solar cells, a topic that has attracted global interest,’ he explains. ‘But I noticed that some of my papers had been cited by a group with an affiliation in North Korea, which made me curious because I wasn’t aware that mainstream research in the physical sciences was activethere.’

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Influence of water intercalation and hydration on chemical decomposition and ion transport in methylammonium lead halide perovskites
Un-Gi Jong, Chol-Jun Yu, Gum-Chol Ri, Andrew P. McMahon, Nicholas M. Harrison, Piers R. F. Barnes and Aron Walsh
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 1067-1074

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Tofu works as tissue-engineering scaffold

Garlic, ginger and chilli swapped for fibroblast cells

A potential tissue-engineering scaffold cooked up by scientists in China has tofu as its central ingredient. The bean curd’s nutrient content and porous structure means it can support growing cells, then be implanted without causing toxicity issues.

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry
Tofu scaffold preparation

Extracellular matrix mimics for growing cells for transplantation need to be nontoxic, biocompatible and biodegradable in the body. Reasoning that foods should tick those boxes, Zhipeng Gu and Jun Wu from Sun Yat-sen University, and their colleagues, decided to test tofu as a tissue scaffold.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Evaluation of tofu as a potential tissue engineering scaffold
Jun Huang, Keqin Huang, Xinru You, Guiting Liu, Geoffrey Hollett, Yang Kang, Zhipeng Gu and Jun Wu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018,6, 1328-1334

 

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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at SHIFT2017 Conference held on 13th – 17th November in Tenerife, Spain

Many congratulations to the following poster prize winners:

Poster Prizes for the Bio Session., J Mater Chem B diploma were awarded to Daniel Avram (National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania) Jiaren Du (LumiLab, Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium) Antonio Diego Lozano-Gorrín (Departamento de Física, Insitituto de Materiales y Nanotecnología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain)

Poster Prizes for the Energy Session., J Mater Chem A diploma were awarded to  Philipp Weis (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany) Wiktor (Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, Konarskiego, Gliwice, Poland) Karina Grzeszkiewicz (Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Department of Spectroscopy of Excited States, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland)

Student´s Oral Competition (Chairmen´s and Committee’s choice)

BIO: Alice Lay (Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA)

ENERGY: Joseph Swabeck (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, USAMaterials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,USA)

Conference homepage www.shift2017.es the video of the Award Ceremony https://youtu.be/DgOGxkw0OAU and https://youtu.be/fX847oj_Gzw

 

 

 

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2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference

 

The 2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference will be held in Nassau, Bahamas from 7-10 June 2018.

This interdisciplinary conference will provide unique “fusion” opportunities for chemists, physicists and engineers having various backgrounds but sharing passion and interests in carbon-only or carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials. It will allow a diverse group of scientists from all over the globe to discuss the current challenges, needs and prospects of this quickly-evolving multidisciplinary field.

The major focus areas will range from newly designed methods of chemical synthesis, characterization, and structure determination of carbon-rich molecules and carbon-based materials to measurements of their functional properties and investigations into their potential practical applications. The types of carbon-rich molecules include (but are not limited to) π-bowls and π-baskets, carbon nanohoops, nanobelts and short segments of carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene, graphene nanoribbons, and full-length nanotubes. This forum is designed to promote excellence in research and education and to facilitate the interchange of new information among a broad community of scientists.

Keynote speakers:

  • Luis Echegoyen (University of Texas-El Paso)
  • Miguel Garcia-Garibay (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University)
  • Kenichiro Itami (Nagoya University)
  • Klaus Muellen (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
  • Colin Nuckolls (Columbia University)

Other confirmed speakers include Malika Jeffries-EL, Boston University USA, Associate Editor Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Journal of Materials Chemistry A and C and Materials Horizons are proud to be sponsoring poster prizes at this great event!

Early bird registration ends 7 December 2017

Submit your talk abstracts before 14 December 2017

Submit your poster abstracts by 13 April 2018

For more details visit the conference website: https://www.fusion-conferences.com/conference74.php

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