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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