Welcome to Issue 7 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue 7 is published online.

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Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Defect electrocatalytic mechanism: concept, topological structure and perspective is contributed by The inside cover features a story on Seeking value from biomass materials: preparation of coffee bean shell-derived fluorescent carbon dots via molecular aggregation for antioxidation and bioimaging applications by Xinyue Zhang, Hui Wang, Chunhui Ma, Na Niu, Zhijun Chen, Shouxin Liu, Jian Li and Shujun Li.

 

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Welcome to Issue 6 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue 6 is published online.

 

Graphical abstract: Front coverThe front cover story, Dynamic molecular assemblies toward a new frontier in materials chemistry is contributed by T. Akutagawa. The inside cover features a story on Generating a three-dimensional non-fullerene electron acceptor by combining inexpensive spiro[fluorene-9,90-xanthene] and cyanopyridone functionalities by Gajanan Kadam, Anuradha, Anubha Agarwal, Avinash Puyad, Duong Duc La, Richard A. Evans, Jingliang Li, Akhil Gupta and Sheshanath V. Bhosale.

 

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Following review type articles are included in current issue:
Dynamic molecular assemblies toward a new frontier in materials chemistry
T. Akutagawa
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1064-1073

Colloidal Au–Cu alloy nanoparticles: synthesis, optical properties and applicationsThe renaissance of nitric oxide: from improvement of stability to enhancement of endocytosis
Sravan Thota, Yongchen Wang and Jing Zhao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1074-1089

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Call for paper: Perovskite Materials and Devices web collection

We are pleased to announce that the following themed collection from Materials Chemistry Frontiers is now open for submissions!

Perovskite Materials and Devices

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018

Guest Editors

This themed collection aims to highlight recent research from all areas of the evolving field of perovskite-based materials and devices, including the theory, design and development of advanced materials and technologies, as well as the exploration of applications in photovoltaics, sensors, lasers and more.

Both Research Articles and Critical Reviews are welcome. Accepted articles will be published without delay to ensure a timely dissemination.

Materials Chemistry Frontiers article should demonstrate exciting chemistry in the synthesis and property studies of new materials. To find out more about the quality standard of the journal, read the web collections published so far from Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please get in touch with the Editorial Office (materchemfrontiersed@rsc.org) or the Guest Editors first, before the decision of commissioning a full paper can be made.

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Welcome to Issue 5 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Integration of aligned polymer nanofibers within a microfluidic chip for efficient capture and rapid release of circulating tumor cells is contributed by Yunchao Xiao, Mengyuan Wang, Lizhou Lin, Lianfang Du, Mingwu Shen and Xiangyang Shi. The inside cover features a story on Ultra-efficient and stable electro-optic dendrimers containing supramolecular homodimers of semifluorinated dipolar aromatics by Jieyun Wu, Bo Wu, Wen Wang, Kin Seng Chiang, Alex. K.-Y. Jen and Jingdong Luo.

 

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

The renaissance of nitric oxide: from improvement of stability to enhancement of endocytosis
Fan Jia, Yongyan Deng and Jian Ji
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 830-834

Application of ordered nanoparticle self-assemblies in surface-enhanced spectroscopy
Jiaming Chen, Longhua Guo, Bin Qiu, Zhenyu Lin and Tie Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 835-860

Recent advances in mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties
Zhiyong Yang, Zhihe Chi, Zhu Mao, Yi Zhang, Siwei Liu, Juan Zhao, Matthew P. Aldred and Zhenguo Chi
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 861-890

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Welcome to Issue 4 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, High-performance hybrid organic thermoelectric SWNTs/PEDOT:PSS thin-films for energy harvesting is contributed by Qinglin Jiang, Xiaoqi Lan, Congcong Liu, Hui Shi, Zhengyou Zhu, Feng Zhao, Jingkun Xu and Fengxing Jiang. The inside cover features a story on Iron nanoparticles-based supramolecular hydrogels to originate anisotropic hybrid materials with enhanced mechanical strength by Rafael Contreras-Montoya, Ana B. Bonhome-Espinosa, Angel Orte, Delia Miguel, Jose M. Delgado-López, Juan D. G. Duran, Juan M. Cuerva, Modesto T. Lopez-Lopez and Luis Álvarez de Cienfuegos.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Impact of molecular orientation on fluorescence emission enhancement in aggregates
P. Srujana and T. P. Radhakrishnan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 632-634

Figuration of bowl-shaped π-conjugated molecules: properties and functions
Masaichi Saito, Hiroshi Shinokubo and Hidehiro Sakurai
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 635-661

Optically active plasmonic resonance in self-assembled nanostructures
Jiaji Cheng, Eric H. Hill, Yuebing Zheng, Tingchao He and Yanjun Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 662-678

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Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2017

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We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Chemistry Frontiers 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.

 

Professor Kenneth Ghiggino, University of Melbourne, ORCID: 0000-0001-6621-4448

Doctor Junfeng Li, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Professor Andrea Pucci, University of Pisa, ORCID: 0000-0003-1278-5004

Doctor Helmut Schäfer, University of Osnabruck, ORCID: 0000-0001-5906-3354

Professor Yanming Sun, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ORCID: 0000-0001-7839-3199

Doctor Youhei Takeda, Osaka University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9103-4238

Doctor Zhiyong Tang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-0610-0064

Professor Doctor Wenjing Tian, Jilin University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5766-8050

Professor QingHua Xu, National University of Singapore, ORCID: 0000-0002-4153-0767

Doctor QIANG ZHANG, Washington State University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7327-9047

 

We would also like to thank the Materials Chemistry Frontiers board and the material 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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Welcome to Issue 3 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers in 2018!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online

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Graphical abstract: Inside front coverThe front cover story A circularly polarized luminescent organogel based on a Pt(II) complex possessing phenylisoxazoles is contributed by Toshiaki Ikeda, Kyohei Hirano and Takeharu Haino. The inside cover features a story on Kirigami nanofluidics by J. Gao, A. R. Koltonow, K. Raidongia, B. Beckerman, N. Boon, E. Luijten, M. Olvera de la Cruz and J. Huang.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Self-assembled DNA nanomaterials with highly programmed structures and functions
Zhihao Li, Jie Wang, Yingxue Li, Xinwen Liu and Quan Yuan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 423-436

Antimony-based materials as promising anodes for rechargeable lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries
Jun He, Yaqing Wei, Tianyou Zhai and Huiqiao Li
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 437-455

Ultrathin two-dimensional metallic nanomaterials
Yang Ma, Bin Li and Shubin Yang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 456-467

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IUMRS-ICEM 2018

International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference on Electronic Materials 2018 (IUMRS-ICEM 2018) is taking place on 19-24 August in Daejeon Korea. Materials Chemistry Frontiers is very pleased to be sponsoring this event!

This year’s conference is co-organized by the Materials Research Society of Korea and the International Union of Materials Research Societies. Since the first conference was commenced, this meeting has become a fundamental ground to exchange quality results and ideas provided by the researchers and scientists within universities, industries and institutes. Furthermore, it also provides a forum to present the cutting-edge research outputs for future collaborations which would help both students and researchers within their future research studies and works to be conducted.

Topical Sessions

  • Electronic Materials
  • 2D Materials
  • Soft Electronics
  • Functional Materials
  • Energy and Energy Storage
  • Bio-engineering
  • Emerging Advanced Materials

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline – Mar. 11, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance – April 5, 2018
  • Early Registration Deadline – June 15, 2018

Find out more about this conference from the official website!

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Welcome to issue 2 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online 

The front cover story, Hybridization of metal–organic frameworks and task-specific ionic liquids: fundamentals and challenges is contributed by Qun-xing Luo, Bo-wen An, Min Ji and Jie Zhang. The inside cover features a story on New application of AIEgens realized in photodetectors: reduced work function of transparent electrodes and much improved performance by Lei Feng, Can Wang, Xianyu Deng, Xincheng Miao, Jiaqiang Wang, Yangyang Wang and Zhen Li.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

 

Synthesis and properties of open-cage fullerene C60 derivatives: impact of the extended π-conjugation
Yoshifumi Hashikawa, Hidefumi Yasui, Kei Kurotobi and Yasujiro Murata
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 206-213

Single-molecule junctions of π molecules
Y. Komoto, S. Fujii and M. Kiguchi
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 214-218

Multifunctional second barrier layers for lithium–sulfur batteries
Wei Fan, Longsheng Zhang and Tianxi Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 235-252

Electrolyte-gated light-emitting transistors: working principle and applications
Jiang Liu, Fangchao Zhao, Huaping Li and Qibing Pei
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 253-263

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Welcome to issue 1 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online 

The front cover story, Towards monochiral carbon nanotubes: a review of progress in the sorting of single-walled carbon nanotubes is contributed by Dawid Janas. The inside cover features a story on Photothermal effect: an important aspect for the enhancement of photocatalytic activity under illumination by NIR radiation by Gururaj M. Neelgund and Aderemi Oki.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Recent progress in interface engineering of organic thin film transistors with self-assembled monolayers
Danqing Liu and Qian Miao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 11-21

Copper matrix nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes or graphene
Dawid Janas and Barbara Liszka
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 22-35

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