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Editorial Board Chair Seth Marder awarded Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Professor Seth Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology and Materials Horizons founding Editorial Board Chair. He has been elected as the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Seth is internationally recognized for his leadership in developing structure-property relationships for organic and metallo-organic materials for optical and electronic applications.

Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. As part of his award, Seth will be hosted as a visiting researcher by Professor Norbert Koch at IRIS Adlershof and the Department of Physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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Pressure washer method for making graphene

New process generates high quality 2D crystals in minutes

Liquid-phase exfoliation of layered crystals

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry

For few- and single-layered materials like graphene to be industrially useful there needs to be a scalable, cheap and reproducible way to produce them. Now, scientists in Italy have come up with a new exfoliation process that meets all of these requirements.

Francesco Bonaccorso and co-workers from the Italian Institute of Technology propose what they call a high pressure wet-jet-milling process to, essentially, blast apart layers of materials like graphite. A hydraulic mechanism and piston generate up to 250MPa of pressure to push a mixture of the bulk material dispersed in solvent through five different disks. The disks are interconnected and perforated with tiny adjustable holes (0.3–0.1mm diameter), which generate colliding jet streams. A similar idea is already used in industry to pulverise drugs or paints.

The major advantage here is that it takes only minutes to produce high quality 2D crystals that would take hours to make by other methods: it takes less than 3 minutes to make 1g. The resulting dispersions of 2D crystals are shown to be usable for inkjet printing and in battery anodes without needing a purification step.

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Materials Horizons new Impact Factor is 13.183*

Materials Horizons is delighted to announce its latest Impact Factor is 13.183*.

We are delighted to see the continued support from the community to help us maintain our extremely high standards and focus so that we only publish reports of new concepts of exceptional significance to the materials science readership – thank you!

To celebrate we have selected a few recent articles and made these free to access until the end of August – we hope you enjoy reading them.

 

Human ability to discriminate surface chemistry by touch by Cody W. Carpenter, Charles Dhong, Nicholas B. Root, Daniel Rodriquez, Emily E. Abdo, Kyle Skelil, Mohammad A. Alkhadra, Julian Ramírez, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Darren J. Lipomi

 

Searching for promising new perovskite-based photovoltaic absorbers: the importance of electronic dimensionality by Zewen Xiao, Weiwei Meng, Jianbo Wang, David B. Mitzi and Yanfa Yan

 

Optimal sound-absorbing structures by Min Yang, Shuyu Chen, Caixing Fu and Ping Sheng

 

PLUS-M: a Porous Liquid-metal enabled Ubiquitous Soft Material by Hongzhang Wang, Bo Yuan, Shuting Liang, Rui Guo, Wei Rao, Xuelin Wang, Hao Chang, Yujie Ding, Jing Liu and Lei Wang

 

Highly flexible, freestanding tandem sulfur cathodes for foldable Li–S batteries with a high areal capacity by Chi-Hao Chang, Sheng-Heng Chung and Arumugam Manthiram

 

Read more of our latest articles here.

 


At Materials Horizons, our reviewing standards are set extremely high to ensure we only publish first reports of new concepts across the breadth of materials research. Our Impact Factor of 13.183* is testament to the exceptionally significant work of our community.

 

Contact us: materialshorizons-rsc@rsc.org

 

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Click here to read recent articles describing new concepts in nanoscience & nanotechnology in our sister-journal Nanoscale Horizons, impact factor 9.391*.

*2017 Journal Citation Reports (June 2018) © Clarivate Analytics.

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8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII

The Carbon Group of the Portuguese Chemical Society (C@SPQ) cordially invites you to attend the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII, that will take place in Porto, Portugal, on June 26 – 29, 2018.

Following the previous CarboCat meetings held in Lausanne (2004), Saint-Petersburg (2006), Berlin (2008), Dalian (2010), Brixen (2012), Trondheim (2014) and Strasbourg (2016), CarboCat-VIII will be devoted to new developments and fundamental advances on carbon materials (conventional and nanostructured carbons) for catalytic applications.

Catalysis Science & Technology together with Energy & Environmental ScienceMaterials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry A are delighted to be supporting the event.

Register now!

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Highlights from Materials Horizons so far in 2018

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to see the support from the community as you continue to contribute outstanding articles showcasing new concepts of exceptional significance to the materials science readership.

To celebrate the materials science community’s excellent work, we have picked out some content highlights for 2018 so far, which we would like to share with you. All articles are free to access until the end of June – we hope you enjoy reading them.

 

Reviews

Photocatalytic fixation of nitrogen to ammonia: state-of-the-art advancements and future prospects

Xingzhu Chen, Neng Li, Zhouzhou Kong, Wee-Jun Ong and Xiujian Zhao

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 9-27

 

Metal–organic framework-derived one-dimensional porous or hollow carbon-based nanofibers for energy storage and conversion

Chaohai Wang, Yusuf Valentino Kaneti, Yoshio Bando, Jianjian Lin, Chao Liu, Jiansheng Li and Yusuke Yamauchi

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 394-407

 

 

Communications

 

Photoelectrochemical response of carbon dots (CDs) derived from chitosan and their use in electrochemical imaging

De-Wen Zhang, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Naomi Michelle David, Hui Luo, Hui Gao, Liviu Cristian Tanase, Thibault Degousée, Paolo Samorì, Andrei Sapelkin, Oliver Fenwick, Maria-Magdalena Titirici and Steffi Krause

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 423-428

 

An alternative route to single ion conductivity using multi-ionic salts

Sumanth Chereddy, Parameswara Rao Chinnam, Vijay Chatare, Stephen Patrick diLuzio, Mallory P. Gobet, Steven G. Greenbaum and Stephanie L. Wunder

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 461-473

 

Translation of protein charge and hydrophilicity to materials surface properties using thermal treatment in fluorous media

Li-Sheng Wang, Sanjana Gopalakrishnan, Yi-Wei Lee, Jiaxin Zhu, Stephen S. Nonnenmann and Vincent M. Rotello

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 268-274

 

Band engineering in Mg3Sb2 by alloying with Mg3Bi2 for enhanced thermoelectric performance

Kazuki Imasato, Stephen Dongmin Kang, Saneyuki Ohno and G. Jeffrey Snyder

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 59-64

 

Janus DNA orthogonal adsorption of graphene oxide and metal oxide nanoparticles enabling stable sensing in serum

Biwu Liu, Lingzi Ma, Zhicheng Huang, Hao Hu, Peng Wu and Juewen Liu

Materials Horiz., 2018, 5, 65-69

 

 

At Materials Horizons, our reviewing standards are set extremely high to ensure we only publish first reports of new concepts across the breadth of materials research. Our impact factor of 10.706* is testament to the exceptionally significant work of our community.

Contact us: materialshorizons-rsc@rsc.org

Follow us: Homepage | Twitter | Facebook | Blog | RSS

 

Click here for 2018 Highlights in our sister-journal Nanoscale Horizons or sign up to our newsletters for more regular journal-specific updates.

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QD2018, Tthe Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots

QD2018 is the Tenth International Conference on Quantum Dots, the leading conference on quantum dot research and it will be held in Toronto, Canada from 25-29 June 2018. QD2018 will gather 500 of the world’s leading quantum dot researchers from epitaxial, colloidal, and lateral quantum dot communities.

Topics will include:

  • Fundamentals – Quantum Dot Theory, Quantum Dot Spin, Analytical Techniques, Quantum Optics and Magneto-Optics, Quantum Dot Coherence, Exciton/Charge Carrier Dynamics.
  • Materials – Hybrid Quantum Dot Systems, Material Growth and Fabrication Techniques, Emerging Materials and Synthesis, Nanoplatelets and Superstructures.
  • Applications – Energy Harvesting, Sensors and Detectors, Light Emission, Quantum Information Technology and Quantum Computing, Bio Applications.

And the list of confirmed speakers so far is below:

Plenary Speakers

  • Dmitri Talapin (University of Chicago)
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University)
  • Manfred Bayer (Dortmund University)
  • Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo)
  • Victor I. Klimov (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Invited Speakers

  • Akira Oiwa (Osaka University)
  • Sohee Jeong (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials)
  • Maurice Skolnick (University of Sheffield)
  • Zeger Hens (University of Ghent)
  • Liberato Manna (Italian Institute of Technology)
  • Jacek Kasprzak (CNRS France)
  • Horst Weller (University of Hamburg)
  • David J. Norris (ETH Zurich)
  • Eva Monroy (CEA Grenoble)
  • Edo Waks (University of Maryland)
  • Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zurich)
  • Emily Weiss (Northwestern)
  • Osman Bakr (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
  • Hunter McDaniel (UbiQD)
  • Hilmi Volkan Demir (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • John Rarity (University of Bristol)
  • Armando Rastelli (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University)
  • Jason Petta (Princeton University)
  • Vladimir Bulovic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Patanjali Kambhampati (McGill University)
  • Eunjoo Jang (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
  • Gerasimos Konstantatos (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences)

Materials Horizons, Nanoscale Horizons, and Nanoscale are delighted to provide support for QD2018. Visit the conference website for full information about how to register.

 

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Congratulations to Professor Martina Stenzel

Professor Martina Stenzel, from The University of New South Wales and one of our excellent Scientific Editors, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science!

As a world-leading researcher in polymer chemistry and its applications, she has provided vital support to Materials Horizons by upholding the stringent requirements of exceptional significance.

Here in a video recorded for the Australian Academy of Sciences, she discusses her research and motivations: https://youtu.be/NBD6L5dj_dc 

Check out some of her recent articles:

Spatially resolved coding of λ-orthogonal hydrogels by laser lithographyChem. Commun., 2018, 54, 2436-2439

Entry of nanoparticles into cells: the importance of nanoparticle propertiesPolym. Chem., 2018, 9, 259-272

Penetration and drug delivery of albumin nanoparticles into pancreatic multicellular tumor spheroidsJ. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 9591-9599

The living dead – common misconceptions about reversible deactivation radical polymerizationMater. Horiz., 2016,3, 471-477

 

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9th International Nanomedicine Conference

Journal of Materials Chemistry BNanoscale Horizons and Materials Horizons are proud to support the 9th International Nanomedicine Conference.

The International Nanomedicine Conference is regarded as the most significant nanomedicine meeting in the Southern Hemisphere, taking place annually at our local beach, Coogee Beach Sydney. This event will be brought to you by the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN) and the ARC Centre for Bio-Nano Science (CBNS). The conference aims to showcase great research, in an environment conducive to network­ing with colleagues from around the world.

Visit the website to find out more! http://www.oznanomed.org/

 

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10th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies – LANE 2018

10th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies  – LANE 2018 takes place 3 – 6 September 2018 in Fürth, Germany.

The meeting offers a platform for an international exchange of ideas, opinions, perspectives, results and solutions concerning photonic technologies. In order to give a detailed overview, the conference aims not only at scientific contributions, but integrates the industrial perspective and their relevance for application, as well.

Especially recent developments in the field of:

Laser Material Processing:

  • Beam sources & components
  • Laser beam welding, brazing & soldering
  • Laser beam cutting & drilling
  • Surface treatment & forming
  • Laser assisted processes

including

  • Experimental results
  • Simulation & modelling
  • Sensing & control

and

Emerging Technologies:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Precision processing with ultrashort laser pulses
  • Fast laser beam manipulation
  • E-Mobility/Batteries

Materials Horizons is delighted to support LANE 2018 with two prizes for the best talks.

Register before 4 June 2018 for early bird rates, or 9 August 2018 for standard rates.

Visit the conference website for more information: https://www.lane-conference.org/

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Metamaterials’2018

The 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena – Metamaterials’2018, will comprise a 4-day Conference (27–30 August), and a 2-day Doctoral School (31 August–1 September).

Organized by the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL (www.metamorphose-vi.org) and hosted by Aalto University (Espoo, Finland), this Congress follows the success of Metamaterials 2007-2017 and continues the traditions of the highly successful series of International Conferences on Complex Media and Metamaterials (Bianisotropics) and Rome International Workshops on Metamaterials and Special Materials for Electromagnetic Applications and Telecommunications.

The Congress will provide a unique topical forum to share the latest results of the metamaterials research in Europe and worldwide and bring together the engineering, physics, applied mathematics and material science communities working on artificial materials and their applications from microwaves to optical frequencies, as well as in acoustics, mechanics, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics.

 

Plenary Speakers include:

  • Nader EnghetaUniversity of Pennsylvania – Metamaterials for Informatics.
  • Martin van HeckeLeiden University/AMOLF – Complex Mechanical Metamaterials.
  • Stefano Maci, University of Siena – Metasurface Design.
  • Arno Rauschenbeutel, Technische Universität Wien – Chiral Quantum Nanophotonics.

 

Materials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are delighted to support Metamaterials’2018 with student prizes.

Register before 25 June 2018 for early-bird registration rates. Visit the conference website for more information.

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