Journal of Materials Chemistry C 10th anniversary survey – the results are in

To celebrate 10 years of Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C, we asked you to contribute your thoughts and perspectives about the development of materials chemistry and the future of the field!

We asked 3 questions to Journals of Materials Chemistry C authors, reviewers, and readers. Below we discuss our findings and share some of the common trends amongst the Journal of Materials Chemistry C community responses.

Question 1:

What development in materials chemistry for optical, magnetic and electronic applications do you see as having the biggest impact over the last 10 years?

Responses to this question seemed to be divided across a few key topics – materials related to solar energy conversion and perovskites were common, as were hybrid and organic materials. As you would expect, there were also many responses related to devices such as optoelectronic devices and electroluminescent devices.



The letter 'C' filled with words from survey responses. Cells, Solar, Materials, Devices, Applications, Perovskite, Hybrid, Halide, Optical, Organic, Electroluminescence.




The letter 'C' filled with words from survey responses in different colours. Energy, Sensing, Organic, Materials, Optimisation, Sustainability, Bioelectronics, Green. Question 2:

Where do you see the direction of materials chemistry research for optical, magnetic and electronic applications heading in the next 10 years?

Responses to this question certainly focussed towards energy research, specifically optimisation of energy harvesting and storage using sustainable sources. New devices and electronics were predicted to be the root of these developments alongside the development and application of organic materials in bioelectronics and technology.

Question 3:

What topic would you like to see more of in Journal of Materials Chemistry C?

Responses to this question illuminates our broad and diverse community, with requests for more research based on devices, sensing and optics (which just so happens to be our specialty!) You would also like to see more on electroluminescent materials, as well as solar energy research and sustainable energy sources. By far my favourite word which appeared in our responses was ‘exploration’. That is truly something to look forward to!

The letter 'C' filled with words from survey responses. Devices, Materials, Soft, Sensing, Optical, Energy, Chemical, Quantum, Molecular, Energy, Electrochemical, Optoelectronic, Photonic, Sustainability, Novel.

So how did your contribution compare to the rest of the community? We appreciate all of your responses and it has certainly shed some light on our communities’ perspectives in regard to the materials chemistry field – past, present and future.

Discover the results for the Journal of Materials Chemistry A survey and Journal of Materials Chemistry B survey.

Don’t forget to check out all of our special Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C 10-year anniversary celebrations, including our 10-year Anniversary Community spotlight blog, the #myfirstJMC collections showcasing our first-time corresponding authors, monthly 10th anniversary cover art round-ups and a special anniversary editorial by Editors-in-Chief Anders Hagfeldt, Jeroen Cornelissen and Natalie Stingelin.

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