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Open Call for Submissions: Molecular Photoswitches for Energy storage

We are delighted to announce an Open Call for Submissions to a themed collection on Molecular Photoswitches for Energy storage to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

Guest Editors:

Prof. Rachel Evans (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Grace Han (Brandeis University)

Prof. Tao Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Prof. Dr. Hermann A. Wegner (Justus-Liebig Universität)

Scope:

The necessity to harvest and store energy is one of the greatest challenges of today. The sun represents in this respect the ultimate energy source on earth. The utilization of light as energy input is therefore highly desirable. Molecular photoswitches do exactly that, as they can be switched between two states. Such processes have great potential in energy storage. This special issue celebrates results in all areas covering molecular photoswitches in the broadest sense for energy storage:

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of photoswitches
  • Application of photoswitches for energy storage, such as molecular solar thermal energy storage systems
  • Incorporation of photoswitches in devices for energy storage
  • Investigation of diverse triggering methods for energy release (e.g., (electro)catalysis)
  • Phase transitions and latent heat storage-release induced by the photoswitching processes
  • Theoretical screening of photoswitch candidates for improved energy storage

Deadline: 13 June 2024

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in the context of a material and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry C or Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Please see the journal’s page for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

This call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, you can submit your article directly to the online submission system for Journal of Materials Chemistry C or Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Molecular Photoswitches for Energy storage in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call.

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Open Call for Papers: Photon Upconversion Materials

Open call for papers to contribute to themed collection for Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Photon Upconversion Materials

The field of photon upconversion materials has been booming in recent years. There are several reasons why researchers explore these systems for potential applications in fields as diverse as solar energy conversion, photochemistry, and biomedicine.

The two main classes of materials are organic compounds undergoing triplet-triplet annihilation photon upconversion and inorganic upconverting (nano)materials based on rare earth elements. Both fields have much in common, but have rarely been connected. To overcome this separation of similar research fields, this special collection embraces the similarities and differences of the two upconversion fields.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Eva Hemmer is an Associate Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. She received her PhD (2008) in materials science from Saarland University (Germany) under the mentorship of Prof. Sanjay Mathur. During her graduate studies she focused on single-source-precursors and their application in the bottom-up synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials. This experience was further deepened during her postdoctoral studies when she worked on rare-earth-based nanoparticles for near-infrared bioimaging with Prof. Kohei Soga (Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 2009-2012). In 2013 she was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work in the groups of Profs. Fiorenzo Vetrone and Francois Légaré at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-EMT, Université du Québec, Canada, 2012-2015) to develop rare-earth-based optical nanothermometers. In winter 2016 Dr. Hemmer came to Ottawa; since then, her research focuses on new designs of rare-earth-based nanoparticles for bioimaging, optoelectronic and optomagnetic applications, accompanied by chemically controlled synthesis, surface chemistry, and understanding of structure-property relationships. She received the 2021 Jubilee Global Diversity Award of the ACerS (American Ceramic Society; Engineering Ceramics Division), as well as the 2021 Early-career Achievement Award in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology by NanoOntario. Her commitment to higher-level education and to the broader materials community – for instance as active member of the American Ceramic Society or as Chair of the Student Engagement Sub-Committee of the Materials Research Society – was recognized with the AcerS‘ Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award.

Nobuo Kimizuka received his Ph.D. in 1990 under the supervision of Prof. Toyoki Kunitake at Kyushu University.

After working as a postdoc with Prof. Helmut Ringsdorf at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, he was promoted to associate professor in 1992 and full professor in 2000.

In 2020, he was appointed as a Research Supervisor, JST CREST, “Precise arrangement toward the functionality of molecular systems” (2020-2027).

His work encompasses the synthesis, structure, properties, and functions of molecular self-assemblies and coordination nanomaterials.

In recent years, he has focused on developing supramolecular photon energy conversion systems based on designed molecular systems: photon upconversion, molecular solar thermal fuels, and singlet fission.

Lukasz Marciniak is a professor in physics at the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland. His current research focuses on the synthesis and the characterization of the luminescent properties of advanced multifunctional materials in a form of nanocrystals, colloidal solutions, microcrystalline powders, glasses, and single-crystals with the special emphasis on their application in remote sensing and imaging of physical and chemical parameters i.e. temperature (luminescent thermometer), pressure (luminescent manometry) and pH. He conducts interdisciplinary scientific research on a border of physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, material engineering, and biology.

Dr. Lea Nienhaus earned her B.Sc. from the Universität Ulm, Germany in 2010 and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. She then moved to MIT to work with Professor Bawendi as a postdoctoral associate. She began her independent career at Florida State University in the Fall of 2018. The Nienhaus group is interested in unraveling the complex photophysical processes occurring in hybrid upconversion systems by a combination of optical spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy.

Professor Timothy Schmidt was educated at The University of Sydney, winning the University Medal for Theoretical Chemistry in 1997. He undertook his PhD at The University of Cambridge in the field of femtosecond spectroscopy under the supervision of the late Dr Gareth Roberts. He was a postdoctoral research associate of Prof. Dr John Paul Maier, FRS in Basel, Switzerland, where he researched highly unsaturated hydrocarbon molecules of astrophysical relevance. Tim returned to Australia in 2003 to take up a position at CSIRO researching artificial photosynthesis. He was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney in 2004 and there rose to Associate Professor before moving to UNSW in 2014 as Professor and ARC Future Fellow. At UNSW he is Research Director of the School of Chemistry and Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. Professor Schmidt has been the recipient of a number of awards for his research including the Coblentz Award (2010) for contributions to the science of molecular spectroscopy.

About this call

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in a materials context and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

For this open call, we welcome full Papers and Communications.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the Journal of Materials Chemistry C submission service. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the ‘Photon Upconversion Materials’ collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. Please do not mention the collection in your cover letter.

All submissions will be subject to assessment against the journal’s usual scope and standards criteria and sent for peer review only if appropriate. Accepted articles will be published online as soon as they are ready and added to the web collection.

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Congratulations to the Prize Winners at Electroceramics for End Users XII

Congratulations to the Prize Winners at Electroceramics for End Users XII

Best poster

Lindsey Lynch, Queen’s University Belfast

Sponsored by: Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances

Best industry related project (poster)

Alicia Gardiner, University of Glasgow

Sponsored by: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C

Best oral presentation

Zois Michail Tsikriteas, University of Bath

Sponsored by: Materials Horizons

 

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Congratulations to our Poster Prize winner at Fall E-MRS 2023: Symposium C

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, was pleased to sponsor a poster prize at the ‘Perovskites: from materials science to devices’ Symposium at Fall E-MRS 2023.

Congratulations to Sandeep Kumar Gundam!

For the poster titled: Spectrally stable pure blue-emitting perovskite nanocrystal thin films for light-emitting diodes

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Open call for papers: ‘Perovskites: from materials science to devices’

Journal of Materials Chemistry C is pleased to announce an open call for papers to contribute to our upcoming collection titled ‘Perovskites: from materials science to devices’

A perovskite name is applied to the class of compounds which have the same type of crystal structure as CaTiO3 discovered in Ural mountains in 1839 by Gustav Rose. The ABX3 perovskite structure can accommodate a wide variety of different cations and anions. Depending on the chemical composition it can exhibit extremely different properties such like colossal magnetoresistance, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, light absorption, charge ordering, spin dependent transport, high thermopower, to name a few. Thanks to that, a variety of different devices can be constructed using this crystal structure.

For this themed collection we invite original manuscripts related to all aspects of the cutting-edge innovations in the development of organic, inorganic and/or hybrid perovskite materials and devices with the focus on potential applications in memories, solar cells, sensors, catalyst electrodes and superconducting ceramic materials.

Guest Edited by:

Dr Małgorzata Kot

Brandenburg University of Technology

   

Dr Małgorzata Kot, originally from Poland, received her doctorate degree from Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany) in Science (Dr.rer.nat.) in 2014. Since 2011, she utilizes advanced laboratory- and synchrotron-based photoelectron spectroscopy methods to understand the chemical and electronic properties of different materials in-situ, ex-situ and in-operando, and to monitor their interactions with X-rays, light and gases towards applications in photovoltaic and sensor devices. Current focus of her research is devoted to improve the perovskite solar cells efficiency and stability, in particular, by atomic layer deposited ultrathin films.

Dr Chittaranjan Das

University of Stuttgart

Chittaranjan Das earned his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, in 2015. His research focuses on advancing thin-film technology for various applications in renewable energy generation, conversion, and storage. In addition to his core work in thin-film technology, Chittaranjan’s research also delves into the intricate realm of surface and interface physicochemical properties of devices. He employs cutting-edge surface analysis techniques such as X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to gain valuable insights into the behavior of materials at the atomic and molecular level. Currently, Chittaranjan’s primary research area centers around perovskite photovoltaics and flexible thin-film solar cells, where he strives to develop innovative solutions for harnessing solar energy efficiently.

 

Dr Clara P. Aranda Alonso

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Dr Clara Aranda Alonso, received her doctorate degree in Science from University Jaume I in 2019 at the Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM) (Castellón, Spain). She worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Institute for Photovoltaics (ipv) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) for two years. Then she moved to the Institute of Materials Science (ICMUV) at the University of Valencia (Spain) as a Margarita Salas fellow and currently she is working at Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville (Spain). Her work is focused on the synthesis and characterization of perovskite materials, both in thin film and single crystal configuration, for photoconversion devices, including impedance spectroscopy as the main characterization tool.

 

Professor Daniel Prochowicz

Polish Academy of Sciences

Daniel Prochowicz earned his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Warsaw University of Technology in 2013. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS, Warsaw), where he serves as head of “Semiconducting Materials and Optoelectronic Devices” research group. His current research interests are in the development of efficient procedures for the preparation of stable and efficient perovskite-based optoelectronic devices including solar cells and photodetectors.

Open for Submissions until 6th February 2024

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in a materials context and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the Journal of Materials Chemistry C submission service. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the ‘Perovskites: from materials science to devices’ collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call.

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Cross-journal themed collection in honour of Professor Thomas P. Russell

We are delighted to announce a new cross-journal themed collection in honour of Professor Thomas P. Russell.

This themed collection contains articles published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Nanoscale and Soft Matter and guest edited by Ilja Gunkel (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Switzerland), Xiaodan Gu (University of Southern Mississippi, USA), Jodie Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M University, USA), Du Yeol Ryu (Yonsei University, Korea), Jiun-Tai Chen (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) and Zhiqun Lin (National University of Singapore, Singapore).

During his long, extremely productive career, Professor Thomas P. Russell has made outstanding contributions to the field of polymer science and engineering, self-assembly, and solar energy conversion. His innovative research advances the fundamental understanding of the science and technology of block copolymers and organic solar cells. Moreover, he pioneered the utilities of small-angle scattering and reflectivity techniques to elucidate the phase separation of polymer blends and block copolymers as well as the morphology of interfaces.

On the occasion of Professor Russell’s 70th birthday, we have brought together Professor Russell’s former students, co-workers, and friends to join in celebrating his achievements and continued contributions to the field in this themed collection.

All of the articles in the collection are free to access until 1 July 2023. A selection of articles from the issue is provided below.

 Editorial

Introduction to the honorary themed collection for Thomas P. Russell

Ilja Gunkel, Xiaodan Gu, Jodie Lutkenhaus, Du Yeol Ryu, Jiun-Tai Chen and Zhiqun Lin

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2023, 11, 11028-11030 DOI: 10.1039/D3TA90077K

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Recent development and emerging applications of robust biomimetic superhydrophobic wood
Xiaojun Li, Likun Gao, Min Wang, Dong Lv, Peiyao He, Yanjun Xie, Xianxu Zhan, Jian Lia and Zhiqun Lin
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2023, 11, 6772-6795 DOI: 10.1039/D2TA09828H

 

Water-coupled Monovalent and Divalent Ion Transport in Polyviologen Networks
Alexa Easley, Khirabdhi Mohanty and Jodie Lutkenhaus
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D3TA00289F

 

Asymmetric nonfullerene acceptors with isomeric trifluorobenzene-substitution for high-performance organic solar cells

Zhengkai Li, Zheng’ao Xu, Shanshan Chen, Jia Yao, Hongyuan Fu, Ming Zhang, Yang Bai, Haiqiao Wang, Zitong Liu and Zhi-Guo Zhang
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2023, 11, 4539-4546 DOI: 10.1039/D2TA09858J

 

Nanoscale

Assembly of polyelectrolyte star block copolymers at the oil–water interface
Jan-Michael Y. Carrillo, Zhan Chen, Uvinduni I. Premadasa, Christian Steinmetz, E. Bryan Coughlin, Benjamin Doughty, Thomas P. Russell and Bobby G. Sumpter
Nanoscale, 2023, 15, 1042-1052 DOI: 10.1039/D2NR05113C

 

Apex hydrogen bonds in dendron assemblies modulate close-packed mesocrystal structures

Taesuk Jun, Hyunjun Park, Seungbae Jeon, Hyungju Ahn, Woo-Dong Jang, Byeongdu Lee and Du Yeol Ryu
Nanoscale, 2022, 14, 16936-16943 DOI: 10.1039/D2NR05458B

 

The development of neutron reflectometry as a probe of the nanoscale structure of polymer thin film systems – founded on the pioneering work of Professor Thomas P. Russell
C. F. Majkrzak

Nanoscale, 2023, 15, 4725-4737 DOI: 10.1039/D2NR06756K

 

Soft Matter

Depletion attractions drive bacterial capture on both non-fouling and adhesive surfaces, enhancing cell orientation

Wuqi Amy Niu, Morgan N. Smith and Maria M. Santore

Soft Matter, 2022, 18, 9205-9215 DOI: 10.1039/D2SM01248K

 

Recent progress in emulsion gels: from fundamentals to applications

Chuchu Wan, Quanyong Cheng, Min Zeng and Caili Huang

Soft Matter, 2023, 19, 1282-1292 DOI: 10.1039/D2SM01481E

 

Structured liquids stabilized by polyethyleneimine surfactants

Mingwei Li, Shuyi Sun, Rongrong Qin, Meng Wang, Yongkang Wang, Yang Yang, Zhanpeng Wu and Shaowei Shi

Soft Matter, 2023, 19, 609-614 DOI: 10.1039/D3TC90009F

 

We hope you enjoy reading this cross-journal themed collection in honour of Professor Thomas P. Russell.

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Call for papers for Functional Framework Materials themed collection

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and are proud to announce an open call for three themed collections on the topic of Functional Framework Materials.

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Guest Edited by:

Paolo Falcaro (TU Graz, Austria)

Patricia Horcajada (IMDEA Energy, Spain)

Dan Li (Jinan University, China)

Scope:

Porous materials, particularly those with ordered structures, present interesting physicochemical properties that make them ideal platforms to be explored in the field of fluid storage/separation, catalysis, energy storage, and chemical sensing. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent–organic frameworks (COFs) are among the most promising nano-scaled porous crystalline materials presenting continuous breakthroughs in various relevant applications in recent years. Their exceptional features attracted the great interest of scientists (e.g. chemists, physicists, engineers) who have taken advantage of their unique structures and properties to solve complex problems. This collection focuses on the synthesis, and understanding, of MOFs and COFs as well as their composite materials and provides an overview of their recent development toward practical applications. The selected articles will identify the challenges and address key issues in MOFs/COFs science and engineering. We would like to receive original manuscripts in, but not limited to, the following areas: Design and synthesis of MOFs/COFs, smart materials and advanced characterization, adsorption and separation, catalysis and sensing, device fabrication and application, theoretical calculation and machine learning, energy conversion and storage, environment and green-sustainable materials, biotechnology, as well as scaled-up and industrialization. Papers on MOFs for energy-related applications are most welcome.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B

Guest Edited by:

Ross Forgan (University of Glasgow, UK)

Ruxandra Gref (Université Paris Saclay, France)

Jianqiang Liu (Guangdong Medical University, China)

Scope:

Synthetic porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) exhibit unique properties, for example, size-controlled synthesis, geometrically and chemically tuneable pore spaces, very high internal molecular storage capacities, and addressable particle surfaces. For these reasons, MOFs and COFs have extensively investigated for a wide range of applications. Furthermore, the ability to judiciously select structural components with both biocompatibility and functionality has led to the study of these materials across all aspects of nanomedicine, from drug delivery to radiotherapies, imaging, theranostics, and beyond. Notable breakthroughs are typically underpinned by fundamental advances in materials synthesis, functionalisation, and characterisation, as well as interdisciplinary approaches examining biocompatibility, imaging methodologies, and biological mechanisms of therapeutic action, ensuring a broad scientific interest.

With this in mind, we are compiling a themed collection for Journal of Materials Chemistry B covering all aspects of MOF and COF chemistry related to biological applications. The collection will provide a platform to highlight state-of-the-art developments in a rapidly moving field, including but not limited to, drug delivery (from small molecules through peptides and oligonucleotides to large proteins), all aspects of imaging, theranostics, biological sensing, biocompatibility in vitro and in vivo, hybridisation with other nanomaterials, encapsulation of biological entities (from enzymes to viruses and cells), and other emerging technologies. We hope that this themed collection will bring together the state-of-the-art in the field in one place, acting as a valuable resource for those entering the field while highlighting the huge potential of MOFs and COFs in nanomedicine.

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Guest Edited by:

Artur Ciesielski (Université de Strasbourg, France)

Christopher Hendon (University of Oregon, USA)

Katherine Mirica (Dartmouth University, USA)

Scope:

In this themed collection, “Fundamentals and Applications of Functional Framework Materials”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C brings together original research articles in the field of framework chemistry, i.e., metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks COFs, porous coordination polymers (PCPs), and so forth. The issue intends to span multiple length scales and disciplines, on topics ranging from their synthesis, characterization, structure-function relationships, insights gleaned from simulation, and application in devices.

If you would like to contribute to this themed issue, you can submit your article directly to the online submission service for Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry B or Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Functional Framework Materials collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

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Editor’s Choice Collection titled Beyond Li: Alternative battery chemistries, selected by Associate Editor Professor Magdalena Titirici

 

We are delighted to announce a new Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances and Editor’s Choice Collection titled Beyond Li: Alternative battery chemistries, selected by Associate Editor Professor Magdalena Titirici.

Read the Editor’s Choice Collection

Current Li ion batteries are relying on critical materials that have a high risk linked to their supply, while their demand is constantly rising. Moving towards a circular battery economy is one solution, but this alone will not be able to address the issue of critical materials. The other solution is developing alternative battery chemistries based on abundant materials to complement Li-ion batteries in the future and diversify the battery market to match requirements for different applications. This collection, selected by Associate Editor Professor Magdalena Titirici, Imperial College London, UK, highlights some progress made in this direction based on recent papers published in Materials Advances and Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

 

Papers published in Materials Advances are gold open access and freely accessible. Those published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A are free to access until 1 December 2022.
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Congratulations to poster prize winners at the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC2022)

Materials Horizons, Materials Advances, Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale, Nanoscale Advances, and Digital Discovery sponsored poster prizes at the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC2022). Congratulations to all the winners as detailed below:

Jorge Aarón Castillo Hernández, Tecnológico Nacional de México – Instituto Tecnológico de Pachuca

Effect Of The Post-Curing Temperature In The Wear Resistance Of Composites Obtained By Vacuum Infusion Process

Jorge Aarón Castillo Hernández is a mechanical engineer currently studying a Mechanical Engineering masters degree at the Instituto Tecnológico de Pachuca.  He is currently working with composite materials doing changes in some parameters during their fabrication and characterizing their mechanical properties but also the changes in their microstructure. He has more than five years of experience as a mechanical design engineer into which he has three years of experience as a tooling design engineer in aeronautics. He has interest in composite materials, design engineering, and rapid prototyping.

 

Ashok Adhikari, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN

A New Approach Employed In The Scaps-1D Simulation For Modeling The Cigse Thin Film Solar Cells

 

Samuel Eduardo Salud Ordon, Universidad del Istmo

Relationship Between Hydrogen Diffusivity And Microhardness In A Tempered Experimental V-Mo Steel

I was born in a small town in the Istmo de Tehuantepec region in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Since I was little I have always been curious to learn, I like to read and know about many topics, curiosity has been one of my virtues until now. All my student life has been developed in public schools in the cities near my town, throughout this journey I have met valuable people who have taught me a lot. In the last stage of my professional training I met the one who is now my thesis advisor, Dr. Edgar López Martínez, from the beginning I was curious about his line of research, this led me to investigate more about the subject and in the end decide to develop a project with him. Thanks to the formation of the UNISTMO SMMater student chapter within my university, I had the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship by the Mexican Society of Materials (Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales) as a student monitor to participate in the XXX International Material Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico where I applied for the Best Student Poster Award obtaining third place in the competition. This award has been a great motivation to continue pursuing my goals.

 

Oscar Luis Quintero Lizárraga, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Synthesis Of Bismuth Halide Perovskite Photocatalysts To Produce Renewable Fuels From CO2 Photoreduction

Oscar L. Quintero-Lizárraga is a Chemical Engineer who received his bachelor’s degree in 2021 from the National Technological Institute of Mexico. He is now studying for his M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León under the tutoring of Dr. Leticia M. Torres-Martínez and Dr. Edith Luévano-Hipólito. His current research interests focus on the photoconversion of atmospheric pollutants and the development of sustainable sources of energy.

 

Gloria I. Siller-Monroy, UPIITA – Instituto Politécnico Nacional

A Facile One-Pot Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis Of Bivo4 With Application In Ciprofloxacin Degradation

 

Luz Karyme del Real Herrera, Universidad Tecnológica de Tulancingo

A Novel Green Synthesis For Graphene Using Microwave Hydrothermal Method

 

Cindy Viridiana Peto Gutierrez, UNAM

Fabrication Of Microelectrodes With Large Electrochemically Active Surface Area Based On Shrink Polymer Film And Rapid Low-Cost Prototyping Techniques

I am Cindy Viridiana Peto-Gutiérrez, born in a small city at the Gulf of Mexico coast. My first life-changing scientific experience was representing Mexico at the International Chemistry Olympiad 2011, and ever since I’ve wanted to find ways for scientific reasoning and knowledge to feel accessible to those around me. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and a MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, México). I am currently a PhD candidate at the same graduate programme and a subject teacher at the Faculty of Sciences. My research focuses on the development of miniaturized, highly sensitive electrochemical sensors via low-cost benchtop fabrication techniques and its integration into microfluidic devices. The final goal is to monitor electroactive soluble analytes released by cultured endothelial cells excited with different shear stresses. Broadly, I’m interested in interdisciplinary research geared towards solving biomedical problems.

 

Arely Núñez Serrano, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Pectinase Immobilized On Core-Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles (Fe3O4@Sio2 ) For Juice Clarification

Arely Núñez is a Student-Researcher in Science,  graduated in Food Science, with experience in the bio-production of metabolites from microorganisms and the development of new technologies for the food industry. PhD student in Applied Microbiology at Facultad de Ciencias Químicas of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León under the mentorship of Dr. Alcione García and Dr. Bernardo García, currently working on magnetic nanomaterials for enzymatic immobilization.

 

Mian Muhammad Faisal, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Wood Waste-Derived Activated Carbon In Combo With Redox-Active Mesoporous Nimn-S Nanomaterial For Supercapattery Devices

Mr. Mian Muhammad Faisal is a young researcher currently developing hybrid supercapacitors or supercapattery based on various nanomaterials as battery-grade electrode material. He did his MS from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan in 2020. His research interests are electrochemical energy storage devices, supercapacitors, supercapattery, electrochemical biosensors, and hydrogen evolution reactions. His research work can be traced through the link mentioned below: https://scholar.google.com.pk/citations?user=u-kwHl8AAAAJ&hl=en

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Open Call for Papers: Circularly Polarised Luminescence

Circularly Polarised Luminescence (CPL):

Chirality is a basic property of Nature and plays an important role in the Universe (homochirality of living systems). Chiral materials are also widely used in many areas, such as medicines and chemical reagents, catalysts, and emitters. Interestingly, chiral emitters can display circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) which is the difference of left- and right-circularly polarized light components from chiral compounds and has recently revealed many fundamental interests and potential applications. The increasing recent interest of CPL technique is attributed to instrumental development, enabling development of strongly CPL-active chiral materials or systems, and to its application in many research areas such as in bio-responsive systems and for the development of smart materials for advanced photonic and electronic technologies (quantum computing, optical data storage and 3D displays, etc).

The aim of this themed collection is to bring together cutting-edge original articles regarding the synthesis, preparation and characterization, the theoretical simulations, the circular dichroism (CD) and CPL measurements of chiral molecules or systems including organic, inorganic materials and supramolecular aggregates with fluorescence, thermally activated delayed fluorescence, phosphorescence and long after-glow properties. Furthermore, the application of these materials in organic light-emitting diode (OLED), etc., are particularly welcome. The themed collection will provide a guidance for the future rational design of chiral molecules or systems suitable for various CPL properties and applications.

We encourage submission of CPL studies on all types of chiral molecules or systems, in form of reviews or of research papers. Both experimental, theoretical and combinations works are welcome.

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in a materials context and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines.

If you are interested in contributing to this themed collection, please submit through the online submission system for Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Any questions, please get in touch with the Editorial Office by email.

Note:

Please add a “note to the editor” in the submission form when you submit your manuscript to say that this is a submission for the themed collection. The Editorial Office and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review process. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

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