The front cover story, Ultrafine molybdenum phosphide nanocrystals on a highly porous N,P-codoped carbon matrix as an efficient catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction is contributed by Jin-Tao Ren, Lei Chen, Chen-Chen Weng and Zhong-Yong Yuan. The inside cover features a story on Hydrothermal synthesis and inkjet printing of hexagonal-phase NaYF4: Ln3+ upconversion hollow microtubes for smart anti-counterfeiting encryption by Shaowen Xie, Chao Tong, Haihu Tan, Na Li, Liang Gong, Jianxiong Xu, Lijian Xu and Changfan Zhang.
Following review type articles are included in current issue:
Photothermally driven liquid crystal polymer actuators
Liangliang Dong and Yue Zhao
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1932-1943
Engineering two-dimensional layered nanomaterials for wearable biomedical sensors and power devices
Xianyi Cao, Arnab Halder, Yingying Tang, Chengyi Hou, Hongzhi Wang, Jens Øllgaard Duus and Qijin Chi
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1944-1986