Introducing the new Materials Advances HOT collection

With 2020 now well underway we have reached the six month anniversary of the inaugural issue of Materials Advances.  In celebration, we are proud to introduce the new Materials Advances HOT article collection.  This collection contains articles which were highlighted by our editors as high-quality and which should be highlighted to experts in the field.  Articles are added to the collection on a rolling basis, and you can keep up to date with what has been added here.

Materials Advances is the newest member of the materials portfolio of journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It is an international gold open access journal, publishing good quality research across the breadth of materials science. The journal is also free-to-publish in for the first two years, meaning it will have a large, global audience, and be fully accessible to all.

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The collection currently includes:

The effect of gallium substitution on the structure and electrochemical performance of LiNiO2 in lithium-ion batteries
David Kitsche, Simon Schweidler, Andrey Mazilkin, Holger Geßwein, François Fauth, Emmanuelle Suard, Pascal Hartmann, Torsten Brezesinski, Jürgen Janek and Matteo Bianchini
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 639-647
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00163E

Which is a better fluorescent sensor: aggregation-induced emission-based nanofibers or thin-coating films?
Yexin Ding, Weili Li, Fangming Wang, Hongkun Li, Shengyuan Yang, Lijun Wang, Zhiming Wang, Mike Tebyetekerwa and Ben Zhong Tang
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 574-578
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00409J

Boosted carrier mobility and enhanced thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline Na0.03Sn0.97Se by liquid-phase hot deformation
Hao Sun, Chang Tan, Xiaojian Tan, Hongxiang Wang, Yinong Yin, Yuexin Song, Guo-Qiang Liu, Jacques G. Noudem, Quanguo Jiang, Jianfeng Zhang, Huajie Huang and Jun Jiang
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 1092-1098
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00405G

The interaction of surface electron distribution-polarized Fe/polyimide hybrid nanosheets with organic pollutants driving a sustainable Fenton-like process
Lai Lyu, Kanglan Deng, Junrong Liang, Chao Lu, Tingting Gao, Wenrui Cao and Chun Hu
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 1083-1091
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00374C

Exploring the bifunctional properties of paper-like carbyne-enriched carbon for maintenance-free self-powered systems
Vimal Kumar Mariappan, Karthikeyan Krishnamoorthy, Parthiban Pazhamalai and Sang-Jae Kim
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 1644-1652
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00324G

The effect of ZnO particle lattice termination on the DC conductivity of LDPE nanocomposites
E. Karlsson, A. Calamida, D. Forchheimer, H. Hillborg, V. Ström, J. M. Gardner, M. S. Hedenqvist and R. T. Olsson
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 1653-1664
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00390E

A role for terpenoid cyclization in the atom economical polymerization of terpenoids with sulfur to yield durable composites
Charini P. Maladeniya, Menisha S. Karunarathna, Moira K. Lauer, Claudia V. Lopez, Timmy Thiounn and Rhett C. Smith
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 1665-1674
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00474J

Acrylate–gelatin–carbonated hydroxyapatite (cHAP) composites for dental bone-tissue applications
Ricardas Golubevas, Zivile Stankeviciute, Aleksej Zarkov, Raimundas Golubevas, Lars Hansson, Rimantas Raudonis, Aivaras Kareiva and Edita Garskaite
Mater. Adv., 2020,1, 1675-1684
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00498G

Crystal structure, luminescence properties and application performance of color tuning Y2Mg2Al2Si2O12:Ce3+,Mn2+ phosphors for warm white light-emitting diodes
Xiangting Zhang, Dan Zhang, Dongxiao Kan, Tong Wu, Yanhua Song, Keyan Zheng, Ye Sheng, Zhan Shi and Haifeng Zou
Mater. Adv., 2020, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00556H

In situ synthesis of polyynes in a polymer matrix via pulsed laser ablation in a liquid
Sonia Peggiani, Anna Facibeni, Alberto Milani, Chiara Castiglioni, Valeria Russo, Andrea Li Bassi and Carlo S. Casari
Mater. Adv., 2020, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00545B

A biocompatible ZnNa2-based metal–organic framework with high ibuprofen, nitric oxide and metal uptake capacity
Meghan Winterlich, Constantinos G. Efthymiou, Wassillios Papawassiliou, Jose P. Carvalho, Andrew J. Pell, Julia Mayans, Albert Escuer, Michael P. Carty, Patrick McArdle, Emmanuel Tylianakis, Liam Morrison, George Froudakis and Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou
Mater. Adv., 2020, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00450B

We hope you enjoy reading these articles!  Look out for more papers to be added to the collection soon.

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2020 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship winner: Giulia Grancini

We are delighted to announce that Professor Giulia Grancini has been selected as the winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship 2020. To celebrate, we have put together a collection of her publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Read the collection

The Journal of Materials Chemistry annual lectureship, established in 2010, honours early-career scientists who have made a significant contribution to the field of materials chemistry.

The Lectureship recipient receives expenses to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting. The recipient is also invited to contribute an article to one of the Journal of Materials Chemistry journals and to receive a complimentary back cover for the issue in which the article appears.

Giulia is Associate Professor of Chemistry at University of Pavia, Italy, leading the PVsquared2 team and Principal Investigator of the European Project “HYNANO” (ERC H2020 StG 2018), aiming at the development of novel hybrid perovskites materials and innovative functional interfaces for efficient, cheap and stable photovoltaics. Within this field, Giulia contributed to develop new functional interfaces with low dimensional perovskite, as a way to boost device stability.

She is the author of 92 peer-reviewed scientific papers (h-index=46, >15,000 citations). In 2019 she received the USERN prize in Physical Science, the Swiss Physical Society Award in 2018 for Young Researcher and the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics. She is currently USERN Ambassador for Italy and board member of the Young Academy of Europe. In 2019 she was listed among the highly cited scientists from Web-of-Science. In 2020 she was listed in the “100 experts against stereotypes project” which identified top-italian women scientists. She is also part of the “1MWIS campaign”, a global effort to promote the role of women in STEM disciplines. More can be found at https://pvsquared2.unipv.it

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Materials journal family articles featured in the Chemistry World ‘Holy Grails’ series

Chemistry World has been exploring the ‘holy grails’ of chemistry, set out almost a quarter of a century ago in Accounts of Chemical Research, as part of a special issue.

For each ‘holy grail’, researchers working in the fields today have offered their insights into where these areas of research have gone since the publication of the original articles in 1995.

Ten relevant publications are highlighted as further reading for each ‘holy grail’, and we wanted to share with you the papers highlighted in four of the grails from the Materials family of journals. Also, don’t forget to click the titles below to link through to each Chemistry World ‘holy grail’ article and read more about the progress of each topic over the last 25 years.

 

Quantum control

A Szokeet al, Entangled light–matter interactions and spectroscopy, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 10732 (DOI: 10.1039/d0tc02300k)

 

Artificial photosynthesis: solar water splitting

S Assavachin et al, Ferroelectric surface photovoltage enhancement in chromium-doped SrTiO3 nanocrystal photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution, Mater. Adv., 2020, 1, 1382 (DOI: 10.1039/d0ma00463d)

R Irani et al, The role of ultra-thin MnOx co-catalysts on the photoelectrochemical properties of BiVO4 photoanodes, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8, 5508 (DOI: 10.1039/d0ta00939c)

 

Artificial enzymes: catalysis by design

D Wang et al, Origins of the peroxidase mimicking activities of graphene oxide from first principles, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, (DOI: 10.1039/d0tb01765e)

 

Congratulations to the authors of the papers highlighted in the series.

 

Written by Laura Daly, Development Editor

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2019

Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2019, 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 Xueyuan Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, ORCID: 0000-0003-0493-839X

Dr Antonio Di Bartolomeo, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, ORCID: 0000-0002-3629-726X

Professor Chuanbo Gao, Xi’an Jiaotong University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3429-3473

Dr Parameswar Iyer, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Dr Hua Li, Minzu University of China, ORCID: 0000-0002-4222-2846

Dr Xinhui Lu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr Manoj Kumar Mahata, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen II Physikalisches Institut, ORCID: 0000-0002-6066-2263

Dr Stephan Menzel, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, ORCID: 0000-0002-4258-2673

Dr Haichuan Mu, East China University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-4459-239X

Professor Igor Perepichka, Northwestern Polytechnical University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6672-3103

Professor Anjun Qin, South China University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0001-7158-1808

Professor Yanlin Song, Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0002-0267-3917

Professor Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-0293-964X

Dr Kaspars Traskovskis, Rigas Tehniska universitate, ORCID: 0000-0003-1416-7533

Dr Roberto Vadrucci, BASF SE, ORCID: 0000-0003-0283-3033

Dr Feng Wang, City University of Hong Kong

Dr Darshana Wickramaratne, US Naval Research Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0002-1663-1507

Professor Bryan Wong, University of California Riverside, ORCID: 0000-0002-3477-8043

Dr Mingmei Wu, Sun Yat-Sen University

Professor Zhiguo Xia, University of Science and Technology Beijing, ORCID: 0000-0002-9670-3223

Professor Rong-Jun Xie, Xiamen University

Dr Jian Xu, Kyoto Daigaku

Dr Xing Wang Zhang, Institute of Semiconductors Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor Han Zhang, Shenzhen University

Professor Zhi Zhou, Hunan Agricultural University

 

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 2019

Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry B in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry B in 2019, 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 Hui Chao, Sun Yat-Sen University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4153-5303

Dr Maling Gou, Sichuan University

Dr Umer Hassan, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Dr Eva Hemmer, Ottawa University, ORCID: 0000-0002-9222-1219

Dr Naoki Kawazoe, Busshitsu Zairyo Kenkyu Kiko

Dr Jingchao Li, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 000-0002-2651-171X

Dr Xiaomeng Li, Zhengzhou University

Dr Kaili Lin, Tongji University

Dr Juewen Liu, University of Waterloo, ORCID: 0000-0001-5918-9336

Dr Wenguang Liu, Tianjin University School of Materials Science and Engineering, ORCID: 0000-0002-4216-2070

Professor Zhiyong Liu, Shihezi University

Professor Jonathan Lovell, University at Buffalo – The State University of New York, ORCID:

Professor Sung Young Park, Korea National University of Transportation

Professor Xiaozhong Qu, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0002-4050-6079

Professor Ming-You Shie, China Medical University, ORCID: 0000-0002-0650-4344

Dr Xiangzhi Song, Central South University

Professor Emmanuel Theodorakis, University of California San Diego

Dr Carole Thomas, Institut Curie

Dr Shouju Wang, Nanjing Medical University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9213-6818

Professor Gang Wei, Qingdao University

Professor Guobao Xu, Chang Chun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0001-9747-0575

Professor Xian-Zhu Yang, South China University of Technology

Professor Lin Yuan, Soochow University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6966-8584

Dr Yuan-Di Zhao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-4286-4275

Dr Aihua Zou, East China University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-7672-828X

 

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 2019

Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2019, 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 Shannon A. Bonke, Max-Planck-Institut fur chemische Energiekonversion, ORCID: 0000-0002-3285-4356

Professor Pieremanuele Canepa, National University of Singapore

Professor Hongzheng Chen, Zhejiang University

Dr Xun Cui, South-Central University for Nationalities, ORCID: 0000-0003-4486-7397

Dr Yongzhu Fu, Zhengzhou University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3746-9884

Dr Prashun Gorai, Colorado School of Mines, ORCID: 0000-0001-7866-0672

Professor Jaehyun Hur, Gachon University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1604-6655

Dr Uros Lacnjevac, Univerzitet u Beogradu Institut za multidisciplinarna istrazivanja, ORCID: 0000-0002-8851-3796

Dr Jung-Ho Lee, Hanyang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-6731-3111

Dr Fengyu Li, Inner Mongolia University School of Physical Science and Technology

Dr Yafei Li, Nanjing Normal University

Dr Yawei Li, Pennsylvania State University

Dr Tianyu Liu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8716-749X

Dr Xue Feng Lu, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2154-2223

Dr D.Y. Luan, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Hui Pan, University of Macau, ORCID: 0000-0002-6515-4970

Dr Taiho Park, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Professor Seung Uk Son, Sungkyunkwan University

Dr Zhaoning Song, The University of Toledo, ORCID: 0000-0002-6677-0994

Dr Chenghua Sun, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Joachim Vollbrecht, University of California Santa Barbara, ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6913

Dr Guanxiong Wang, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0001-9121-1126

Dr Yi Wang, Donghua University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2904-6021

Professor Bing Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr Yu Xie, Jilin University, ORCID: 0000-0002-7782-5428

Dr Mei Yang, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-2661-5188

Dr Xu Zhang, Nankai University

Dr Meng Zhang, Shandong University

Dr Bote Zhao, Georgia Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-1236-6862

Dr Shiqiang Zhao, Shandong University

 

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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TERMIS-AP 2020

On behalf of the organizing team, it is my pleasure and privilege to welcome all of you, colleagues and friends, to TERMIS-AP 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The year 2020 is a special year for us as it is the first time that Malaysia is hosting a TERMIS-AP conference. The theme of TERMIS-AP 2020 is “Revolutionizing Regenerative Research Strategies Towards Precision Medicine” which could not be more apt as the healthcare and biomedical sectors are rapidly moving towards precision medicine. In this regard, we hope that the TERMIS-AP 2020 will be the platform to forge more collaborations and networking among researchers, clinicians and scientists for the advancement of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM).

In this conference, participants will gain more insights into the basic, clinical and commercialization aspects of TERM. There will be plenty of opportunities for our delegates to present their research and to meet our panel of experts for potential collaborations. Apart from that, we very much encourage young researchers and trainees to participate whereby we have dedicated sessions for Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS). We will be sharing more details and updates on the TERMIS-AP 2020 program.

Malaysia is a multicultural country and because of this, there will be plenty of attractions to see and enjoy. It is also easily accessible and one of the top value-for-money destinations in the world. Therefore, join us at TERMIS-AP 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21st – 24th September 2020 to experience both science and culture in one of the most diverse countries in Asia.

Again, we would like to invite you to participate in TERMIS-AP 2020 and also experience the warm hospitality that Malaysia has to offer.

Hope to see you in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

TERMIS-AP 2020 website: https://www.termis.org/ap2020

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Announcing the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship Winner 2019

We are delighted to announce that Professor Qiang Zhang has been selected as the winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship 2019. Congratulations!

Professor Qiang Zhang received his bachelor and Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. After a stay in Case Western Reserve University, USA, and Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany, he joined in Tsinghua University at 2011. He held the Newton Advanced Fellowship from Royal Society, UK and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. His current research interests are advanced materials chemistry, including dendrite-free lithium metal anode, lithium sulfur batteries, and electrocatalysis, especially the structure design and full demonstration of advanced energy materials in working devices. His citation is over 25000 times and his h-index is 86 now. More details can be found in his Research ID (B-1799-2012) and ORCID (0000-0002-3929-1541).

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Congratulations to the winners at RAMS2019!

We would like to congratulate the following winners at Recent Appointees in Materials Science 2019.

Best presentation: Dr Adrien Chauvet, The University of Sheffield: ‘Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Watching electrons dynamics “live”’

Runner Up presentation:Dr Florian Bouville, Imperial College London: ‘Using ceramic processing to produce bioinspired materials’

Runner Up presentation: Dr Robert T. Woodward, Imperial College London:Engineering Porous Organic Polymers from Self-Condensing Compounds’

Best Image: Dr Sanjit Nayak, University of Bradford.

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5th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics, PSCO-19

5th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics banner

30 September-2 October 2019

5th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics, PSCO-19 – will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

We are pleased to announce that the 5th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics ( PSCO19 ) will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 30 September to 2 October 2019 (Mon-Wed).

We kindly invite you to register and submit an abstract to present your research.

The programme will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations in a meeting which will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena.

It will host a special session dedicated to speakers working in industry and two sessions will be sponsored by two European Projects on perovskites, Espresso and PerTPV.

Based on the input from previous conferences, we will extend the scientific and social programme over three full days, this will allow us to run two parallel sessions in the afternoons, and have more time for discussion.

Educating young researchers is at the core of our mission, which will be enabled by the opening tutorial lectures, in addition to a whole series of invited talks by world leading scientists in their respective specialities.

Please visit the conference website at www.psco-conference.org for further information.

Henry Snaith, Mohammad Nazeeruddin, Filippo De Angelis, Antonio Abate & Annamaria Petrozza Organisers and Scientific committee of the 5th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics ( PSCO-2019 )

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