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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24 Frontiers board members achieve the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list

We are proud to announce that Clarivate Analytics names 24 Board members of Frontiers journals as Highly Cited Researchers for 2017, ranking them among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and publication year. Congratulations!

Those recognized represent the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Organic Chemistry Frontiers and the new journal Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

The board members are:

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Organic Chemistry Frontiers Materials Chemistry Frontiers
Editorial Board Song Gao, Peking University, China

Jun Chen, Nankai University, China

Yi Lu, University of Illinois, USA

Guy Bertrand, University of California, San Diego, USA Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China


Advisory Board


Christopher J Chang, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Yi Cui, Stanford University, USA

Xile Hu, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University, USA

Yadong Li, Tsinghua University, China

Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago, USA

Yi Xie, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Chunhua Yan, Peking University, China

Hong-Cai Joe Zhou, Texas A&M University, USA


Lutz Ackermann, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen, Germany

Matthias Beller, University of Rostock, Germany

Frank Glorius, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany


Guillermo C Bazan, UC Santa Barbara, USA

Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago, USA

Bin Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore

He Tian, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Juyoung Yoon, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Xi Zhang, Tsinghua University, China


Click here for the full listing from Clarivate Analytics.

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Welcome to issue 12 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online 

The front cover story, Cyanopyridone flanked the tetraphenylethylene to generate an efficient, three-dimensional small molecule non-fullerene electron acceptor is contributed by Anushri Rananaware, Akhil Gupta, Gajanan Kadam, Duong Duc La, Ante Bilic, Wanchun Xiang, Richard A. Evans and Sheshanath V. Bhosale. The inside cover features a story on Improved microwave absorption and electromagnetic interference shielding properties based on graphene–barium titanate and polyvinylidene fluoride with varying content by Ao-Ping Guo, Xiao-Juan Zhang, Jia-Kang Qu, Shan-Wen Wang, Jia-Qiang Zhu, Guang-Sheng Wang and Lin Guo.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Design and effective synthesis methods for high-performance polymer semiconductors in organic field-effect transistors
Longxian Shi, Yunlong Guo, Wenping Hu and Yunqi Liu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2423-2456
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00169J

Designing hybrid architectures for advanced thermoelectric materials
Yun Zheng, Yubo Luo, Chengfeng Du, Beibei Zhu, Qinghua Liang, Huey Hoon Hng, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Jianwei Xu and Qingyu Yan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2457-2473
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00306D

Recent advances in AIEgen-based luminescent metal–organic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks
Li Ma, Xiao Feng, Shan Wang and Bo Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2474-2486
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00254H

Late transition metal catalyzed α-olefin polymerization and copolymerization with polar monomers
Lihua Guo, Wenjing Liu and Changle Chen
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2487-2494
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00321H

Understanding and suppressing side reactions in Li–air batteries
Ying Liu, Liping Wang, Lujie Cao, Chaoqun Shang, Zhenyu Wang, Hongen Wang, Liqing He, Jingyi Yang, Hua Cheng, Jingze Li and Zhouguang Lu
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2495-2510
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00353F

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Meet Professor Huai Yang

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Professor Huai Yang of Peking University to the Editorial Board of the journal!

Huai Yang, Tenured professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China, conferred Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Jilin University, China in 1989 and 1992 respectively, and Degree of Doctor of Engineering in Kyushu University, Japan in 2002. After working as a research fellow in Science and Technology Foundation, Japan and Japan Science and Technology Corporation, he joined in University of Science and Technology Beijing and Peking University in 2003 and 2010, respectively.

Huai Yang’s research interests focus on liquid crystal materials, polymer chemistry and physics, Large-scale processing techniques of liquid crystalline films. He has published more than 220 papers and applied more than 120 Chinese invention patents, 60 of which were authorized.

Check some of his recent publications

A temperature and electric field-responsive flexible smart film with full broadband optical modulation
Mater. Horiz., 2017, 4, 878-884
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00224F
Broadband reflection in polymer stabilized cholesteric liquid crystal films with stepwise photo-polymerization
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 2353-2358
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07066C
A Facile All-Solution-Processed Surface with High Water Contact Angle and High Water Adhesive Force
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (27), pp 23246–23254
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07429
Effects of the fluorinated liquid crystal molecules on the electro-optical properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal films
DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2017.1376715

Learn more about Professor Huai Yang, please visit his personal webpage.

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4th International Conference on Organic Electronics – 2018

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is pleased to be sponsoring the 14th International Conference on Organic Electronics – 2018 (ICOE-2018) to be held on June 18 – 22, 2018 in Bordeaux, France.

ICOE is an annual serie of conferences dedicated to the state-of-the-art research in organic electronics. The ICOE-2018, organized by Professor Guillaume Wantz, Associate Editor of Materials Chemistry Frontiers, will bring together the most excellent researchers from academy as well as industry to discuss fundamental aspects of organic semiconductors, demonstrate their vision of the road-map of organic electronics and to exchange ideas on future materials, technologies, and applications.

Important dates

  • 2017, November 1st – Abstract submission start
  • 2018, January 15th – Abstracts submission deadline
  • 2018, March 1st – Early bird registration deadline
  • 2018, June 1st – Standard registration deadline

Visit the conference homepage for more information.

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Welcome to issue 11 of Materials Chemistry Frontiers!

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The latest  MaterChemFront issue is published online

The front cover story, Photovoltaic performances of type-II dye-sensitized solar cells based on catechol dye sensitizers: retardation of back-electron transfer by PET (photo-induced electron transfer is contributed by Yousuke Ooyama, Kosuke Yamaji and Joji Ohshita. The inside cover features a story on Metal–organic frameworks meet polymer brushes: enhanced crystalline film growth induced by macromolecular primers by Matías Rafti, Juan A. Allegretto, Gustavo M. Segovia, Jimena S. Tuninetti, Juan M. Giussi, Elisa Bindini and Omar Azzaroni.

Following review type articles are included in current issue:

Recent advances in metal–nitrogen–carbon catalysts for electrochemical water splitting
Kaihua Liu, Haixia Zhong, Fanlu Meng, Xinbo Zhang, Junmin Yan and Qing Jiang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2155-2173
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00119C

Molecular conformation and packing: their critical roles in the emission performance of mechanochromic fluorescence materials
Can Wang and Zhen Li
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2174-2194
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00201G

Recent progress in the direct synthesis of hierarchical zeolites: synthetic strategies and characterization methods
Zhaohui Liu, Yingjie Hua, Jianjian Wang, Xinglong Dong, Qiwei Tian and Yu Han
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2195-2212
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00168A

Recent progress in conversion reaction metal oxide anodes for Li-ion batteries
Kangzhe Cao, Ting Jin, Li Yang and Lifang Jiao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2213-2242
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00175D

 

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2018 Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics Conference (AP-HOPV18)

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is pleased to be sponsoring the 2018 Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics Conference (AP-HOPV18) to be held in Kitakyushu, Japan from 28-30 January.

Building upon the successes of the previous conference, AP-HOPV18 will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange information and discussions on the latest developments in photovoltaics and topics to be discussed at the conference include:

  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Organic thin film solar cells
  • Quantum dot solar cells
  • The other hybrid solar cells

The deadline for abstract (poster) submissions is 9 November 2017 and more information about AP-HOPV18 can be found here.

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

Materials Chemistry Frontiers and Organic Chemistry Frontiers are pleased to being sponsoring the 2nd From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference to be held in in Nassau, Bahamas from 07-10 June 2018.

This interdisciplinary conference will feature a number of plenary and invited talks from leading scientists. 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 conference is co-organized by Professor Michael Haley, the Guest Editor of Organic Chemistry Frontiers themed collection Novel π-electron molecular scaffolds.

Materials Chemistry Frontiers Associate Editor Shu Seki and Natalia B. Shustova are also being invited to the conference as speakers.

Register early for reduced fee by 7th December 2017 at the conference website!

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ABXPV18 & PEROPTO18

Materials Chemistry Frontiers is pleased to be sponsoring the following conferences taking place in Rennes, France in 2018.

International Conference on Perovskite Thin Film Photovoltaics (ABXPV18)
27th – 28th Feb 2018

Themes:

  • Efficiency improvement
  • Photostability, moisture resistance, hysteresis, optical and thermal management
  • Perovskite cell upscaling, new perovskite cell architectures, tandems
  • Lead free perovskite cells, low-dimensional perovskites

International Conference on Perovskite Photonics and Optoelectronics (PEROPTO18)
1st Mar 2018

Themes:

  • Perovskite light emitting diodes
  • Stimulated emission and Lasing structures
  • Optical properties of perovskite single nanoparticles, and single photon emission
  • Photophysics and spectroscopy
  • Quantum confinement and heterostructures
  • Nonlinear optical properties, excitonic and many-body effects
  • Optical modulators and other optical devices.
  • Perovskite photodetectors
  • Optical cavities, polaritons, photon recycling
  • Simulation of optical properties

Register early for reduced fee by 14th November at the conference website.

Deadlines for abstracts submission are 14th November 2017 (oral) and 15th January 2018 (poster). More information about ABXPV18 & PEROPTO18 are here.

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4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

The 4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference will take place in Nassau, Bahamas from 05-08 June 2018.

The fourth FPM series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries. The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning “basic synthesis and methodology” to “nanoscale and bioinspired materials”.

Important dates:

  • Early bird – 12 Dec 2017
  • Talk Submission – 09 Jan 2018
  • Poster Submission – 16 Apr 2018
  • Last Chance – 20 Apr 2018

More information about the themes and speakers at this conference can be found here.

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