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Call for Papers: Advanced Functional Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Guest Editors: Jessica O. Winter (The Ohio State University), Jawwad Darr (University College London), John Wang (National University Singapore)

Advanced Functional Materials (AFMs): especially nanomaterials, play an important role in catalysis, optoelectronic and quantum materials, biomaterials, and energy harvesting, storage, and conversion materials. AFMs can be designed, synthesized, (or modelled) to possess different (nano)particle/cluster attributes, such as bulk and/or defect structures and surface properties. AFMs can be further consolidated into larger hierarchical arrangements, using additive manufacturing or electrospinning for example, with nano-/micro-structure or surface characteristics that impart new functionality.

Materials Processes: Research involving discovering and translating AFMs from the bench to commercial products can be challenging. Discovery synthesis approaches for new AFMs require materials to be made faster and consistently, so that properties can be compared within compositional space. Thereafter, during scale up, replicating properties can pose a number of challenges. Scale-up can result in inhomogeneous mixing and uneven mass and heat gradients that influence material function. Structure-property relationships can strongly depend on manufacturing method (e.g., thermodynamic vs. kinetic limitations). Consequently, there is a need to better understand the relationship between materials synthesis and consolidation parameters at different scales in order to maintain desired functional properties.

This themed issue aims to explore the latest developments in advanced inorganic functional materials (synthesis, modelling and simulation), novel manufacturing processes including scale up approaches, and property evaluation and optimization. Suggested contributions that address, but are not restricted to, the following topics are welcome:

Advanced Materials

  • Ceramics, metal oxides, nanoparticles, metal organic frameworks, zeolites
  • Combinatorial, structure-property relationships, theory and simulation
  • Catalysts, quantum materials, biomaterials, and energy materials

Materials Processes

  • Batch vs. flow, green synthesis/manufacturing, process control and optimization
  • Hydrothermal/solvothermal, flame, plasma, electrospinning, precipitation methods, etc.
  • Process intensification / scale up
  • Controlled heat treatments/sintering
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing

If you are interested in contributing to this collection please get in touch with the Editorial Office by email.

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 Materials Advances.

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In memoriam of Alasdair James Campbell

 

We are honoured to introduce a special cross-journal collection of Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Sustainable Energy & Fuels in memoriam of Prof. Alasdair James Campbell.

 

Alasdair, or ‘Al’ as he was known to his colleagues, students and friends, was an exceptional scientist who made considerable impact in the fundamental research of state-of-the-art display technologies, printed photodetectors and transistors, neuromorphic computing and organic biomedical sensors. His work influenced the fields of materials chemistry, bioelectronics and materials science by providing the mechanistic understanding and methods to exploit underlying solid-state physics phenomena.

Guest Edited by Natalie Stingelin and Garry Rumbles, it is a great honour to highlight contributions from a number of Al’s friends, students and colleagues that were at the core of Al’s scientific activity, covering the fields where he had such impact: organic electronics (OLEDs, OFETs and photodetectors), charge transport in organic semiconductors, chiral optoelectronic materials, neuromorphic computing, and biomedical sensors based on organic materials, to celebrate Al’s life and science. His friends, students and colleagues will forever remember Al’s science, his kindness and his humour.

We hope you enjoy reading this collection of papers in Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Sustainable Energy & Fuels in honour of Prof. Al Campbell. All of the articles in the collection are free to access until 20 July 2022.

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Call for papers: Themed collection on Materials Informatics

Guest Editors: Chris Pickard (University of Cambridge, UK), Jörg Behler (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany), and Krishna Rajan (University at Buffalo, USA)

In this themed collection, we invite contributions in materials informatics. Manuscripts are encouraged in topics ranging from novel computational and experimental methods to state-of-the-art applications.

The discipline of Materials Informatics has emerged from a fusion of increasing availability of materials data, high throughput experimental and computational methods, first principles and other advanced materials models, and machine learning. It has been fuelled by the dramatic growth in available computational power, and its ubiquity.

If you are interested in contributing to this collection please get in touch with the Editorial Office by email.

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 online collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Materials Advances.

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Call for papers: Themed collection on Biomass Materials

Guest Editors: Meisha Shofner (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Andy Tennyson (Clemson University)

In this themed collection, we will collect primary research and review articles from across the area of biomass materials. Manuscripts are encouraged from a broad range of topics related to biomass materials including synthesis/processing, biological-synthetic interfaces, characterization, properties, degradation and end-of-life, lifecycle/economic analysis, and application studies.

Biomass was used by humans to formulate some of the earliest polymers, and contemporary environmental concerns have served as the impetus for the researchers and industry to return to biomass as precursors for engineered materials. Biomass materials are now poised to re-emerge as materials of construction across a range of applications that currently employ synthetic plastics and materials. In adapting biological compounds and materials for use in synthetic systems, the desired biological compound or material of interest is almost always found in extremely complex mixtures of structurally- and functionally-diverse molecules and macromolecules which are impossible to separate. Furthermore, completely removing all water from many biological compounds and materials causes them to lose the desired structure, property, or function of interest. To address these challenges and facilitate this shift in materials usage, interdisciplinary research spanning fundamental understanding of synthesis and properties to translational studies for targeted applications is needed.

If you are interested in contributing to this collection please get in touch with the Editorial Office by email.

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 online collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Materials Advances.

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Themed collection: Chiral Nanomaterials

We invite you to read a new themed collection in Materials Advances on chiral nanomaterials.

We are pleased to inform you that this new themed issue has now been published online.

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Guest Edited by Nicholas A. Kotov (University of Michigan, USA), Luis M. Liz-Marzán (CIC biomaGUNE, Spain), and Qiangbin Wang (SINANO, China).

Chiral nanostructures is one of the most rapidly developing research fields encompassing chemistry, physics, and biology. The rise to academic prominence of chiral nanostructures was fuelled by their giant optical activity and the fundamental structural parallels between biotic and abiotic structures with mirror asymmetry. This themed collection provides a snapshot of concepts being developed by a diverse spectrum of scientists around the world working in chiral nanostructures from metals, semiconductors and ceramics. Many fundamental discoveries in this area are expected that are likely to encompass multiscale chirality transfer, chiral surfaces, biological signalling, and circularly polarized emitters. Technological applications being pursued along the way of fundamental studies include biosensing, healthcare, chiral photonics, and sustainable catalysis.

Articles in the collection are published in Materials Advances and they are all freely accessible with open access. A small selection of articles from the collection are provided below.

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Special issue in honour of Daoben Zhu

We are pleased to introduce a themed issue in honour of Prof. Daoben Zhu, on the occasion of his 80th Birthday. This special issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry C is a tribute to one of the pioneers of organic solids in China.

As one of the pioneers of modern organic materials, Professor Zhu’s creativity as well as his contribution to organic solids has inspired many young scientists and has also had a significant effect on global research. His achievements have received prestigious international recognition including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Chinese Chemical Society (2021), Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018), Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1997) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2001).

Guest Edited by Qichun Zhang, Wenping Hu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Qibing Pei and Jia Zhu, it is a great honour to highlight contributions from a number of Prof Zhu’s former students, co-workers and friends which cover the design and preparation of new organic conjugated materials, the study of structure–property relationships and their potential applications in important devices including photovoltaics, organic spintronics, organic magnetics, organic thermoelectrics, organic memristors, organic transistors, organic optics, organic batteries, sensors, and bio-applications.

 

We hope you enjoy reading this Journal of Materials Chemistry C special issue in honour of Prof. Daoben Zhu. A selection of papers are included below or you can access the full issue here.

Editorial

Professor Daoben Zhu: a giant in organic solids in China 
Qichun Zhang, Wenping Hu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Qibing Pei and Jia Zhu
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2TC90014A

Reviews

The effect of side chain engineering on conjugated polymers in organic electrochemical transistors for bioelectronic applications
Yifei He, Nadzeya A. Kukhta, Adam Marks and Christine K. Luscombe
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC05229B

Recent progress in open-shell organic conjugated materials and their aggregated states
Shaoqiang Dong and Zhen Li
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC04598A

Communication

Cocrystal engineering for constructing two-photon absorption materials by controllable intermolecular interactions
Yihan Zhang,Hongnan Wu, Yuan Wang, Lingjie Sun, Shuyu Li, Yiwen Ren,  Yajing Sun, Fangxu Yang,  Xiaotao Zhang and Wenping Huac
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC04257B

Papers

Organic–inorganic hybrid metallic conductors based on bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene cations and antiferromagnetic oxalate-bridged copper(ii) dinuclear anions
Bin Zhang, Yan Zhang, Zheming Wang, Dongwei Wang, Deliang Yang, Zengqiang Gao, Guangcai Chang, Yanjun Guo, Takehiko Mori,  Zhijuan Zhao, Fen Liu, Qiaolian Lie and Daoben Zhu
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC04305F

Photopatternable solid electrolyte for integrable organic electrochemical transistors: operation and hysteresis
Anton Weissbach, Lukas M. Bongartz, Matteo Cucchi, Hsin Tseng, Karl Leo and Hans Kleeman
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D1TC04230K

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Themed issue: In honour of Prof John Kilner


We are delighted to share with you a new Journal of Materials Chemistry A themed issue in honour of Prof John Kilner, on the occasion of his 75th birthday!

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During his long, productive career, John Kilner has made numerous seminal contributions to the broad field of Energy Materials, advancing the fundamental understanding of critical processes in solid state batteries and solid oxide cells, and in particular, pioneering the development of methods to directly measure the ionic transport of species in solids. His work has transformed our understanding of the kinetics of surface exchange and diffusion in solids, including the cation segregation process at surfaces, transport along and across grain boundaries, as well as the effect of strain on ion mobility. More recently, he has extended his work to provide unique insights into the development of Li conducting garnet type solid state electrolytes, including focusing on processing of these materials and understanding the impact of humidity on function and stability. We hope that you will join us in celebrating his achievements and continued contributions to the field.

We hope you enjoy reading this collection of papers in Journal of Materials Chemistry A in honour of John Kilner, and guest edited by Stephen Skinner, Viola Birss, Jennifer Rupp and Roger De Souza. A selection of papers can be found below, or you can access the full issue here.

 

Editorial

Introduction to the special issue in honour of Prof. John Kilner’s 75th birthday
Stephen J. Skinner, Viola Birss, Jennider Rupp and Roger A. De Souza
Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 2149-2151 DOI: 10.1039/D2TA90015G

Reviews

Recent advances, practical challenges, and perspectives of intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell cathodes
Amanda Ndubuisi, Sara Abouali, Kalpana Singh and Venkataraman Thangadurai
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 2196-2227 DOI: 10.1039/D1TA08475E

A review on dual-phase oxygen transport membranes: from fundamentals to commercial deployment
Ragnar Kiebach, Stéven Pirou, Lev Martinez Aguilera, Astri Bjørnetun Haugen, Andreas Kaiser, Peter Vang Hendriksen, María Balaguer, Julio García-Fayos, José Manuel Serra, Falk Schulze-Küppers, Max Christie, Liudmila Fischer, Wilhelm Albert Meulenberg and Stefan Bauman
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 2152-2195 DOI: 10.1039/D1TA07898D

Articles

Anharmonic lattice dynamics of superionic lithium nitride
Gabriel Krenzer, Chang-Eun Kim, Kasper Tolborg, Benjamin J. Morgan and Aron Walsh
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 2295-2304 DOI: 10.1039/D1TA07631K

Atomic-scale investigation of cation doping and defect clustering in the anti-perovskite Na3OCl sodium-ion conductor
Benedek A. Goldmann, Matt J. Clarke, James A. Dawson and M. Saiful Islam
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 2249-2255 DOI: 10.1039/D1TA07588H

Theoretical study on stability and ion transport property with halide doping of Na3SbS4 electrolyte for all-solid-state batteries
Randy Jalem, Bo Gao, Hong-Kang Tian and Yoshitaka Tateyama
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 2235-2248 DOI: 10.1039/D1TA07292G

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JMC C themed issue celebrating Professor Fred Wudl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read this Themed Issue featuring the most recent and influential work from world leading researchers working in organic semiconductors, recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C in tribute to the fifty-year research career of Professor Fred Wudl.

Professor Fred Wudl is one of the pioneers in organic semiconductors with a lasting influence on the field of organic electronics. This issue honours his contribution to the field of organic semiconductors, and is focused on the people who have worked with him over the course of his career.

In the words of the guest editors of this themed issue, “In compiling this issue, we have received a hugely enthusiastic response from the community of researchers whose work was influenced, one way or the other, by Professor Fred Wudl. This is the best evidence for his pioneering role in the field of organic electronics. We hope you will enjoy reading through these contributions and reflect with us on the remarkable role of thought leaders, like Fred, on the shape of the current science.”1

Guest edited by Qichun Zhang (Nanyang Technological University), Dmitrii Perepichka (McGill University) and Zhenan Bao (Stanford University), this Themed Issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry C celebrates fifty years of Professor Fred Wudl’s contributions to the field of organic semiconductors.

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Article selection:

Fred Wudl’s fifty-year contribution to organic semiconductors
Qichun Zhang, Dmitrii F. Perepichka and Zhenan Bao
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3483-3484 DOI:10.1039/C8TC90055H

Effects of meso-M(PPh3)2Cl (M = Pd, Ni) substituents on the linear and third-order nonlinear optical properties of chalcogenopyrylium-terminated heptamethines in solution and solid states
Iryna Davydenko, Sepehr Benis, Stephen B. Shiring, Janos Simon, Rajesh Sharma, Taylor G. Allen, San-Hui Chi, Qing Zhang, Yulia A. Getmanenko, Timothy C. Parker, Joseph W. Perry, Jean-Luc Brédas, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3613-3620 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05050J

Development of fullerenes and their derivatives as semiconductors in field-effect transistors: exploring the molecular design
Yingshuang Zhang, Imran Murtaza and Hong Meng
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3514-3537 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05079H

Thiacycle-fused benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophenes (BDTs): synthesis, packing, molecular orientation and semiconducting properties
Chengyuan Wang, Hiroshi Nakamura, Hiroyoshi Sugino and Kazuo Takimiya
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3604-3612 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05317G

Thermal behaviour of dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers exhibiting a high open-circuit voltage
Ruurd Heuvel, Fallon J. M. Colberts, Martijn M. Wienk and René A. J. Janssen
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3731-3742 DOI:10.1039/C7TC04322H

Studies of spin related processes in fullerene C60 devices
Haoliang Liu, Jingying Wang, Matthew Groesbeck, Xin Pan, Chuang Zhang and Z. Valy Vardeny
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3621-3627 DOI:10.1039/C7TC05086K

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JMC A themed issue celebrating Professor Tony West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read this Themed Issue featuring the most recent and influential work from the world leading community of researchers working in solid state chemistry and its applications, recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A in celebration of Professor Tony West.

Professor Tony West was the founding Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry. This issue honours his contribution to the field of solid state chemistry, and is focused on the people who have worked with him over the course of his career.

Guest edited by Caroline Kirk (University of Edinburgh, UK), Finlay Morrison (University of St Andrews, UK), Jan Skakle (University of Aberdeen, UK), Derek Sinclair (University of Sheffield, UK) and John Irvine (University of St Andrews, UK), the Themed Issue puts a spotlight on recent scientific developments in the area of solid state chemistry and highlights remarkable contributions made by the leading scientists in this important research area.

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Article selection:

Themed issue on advances in solid state chemistry and its applications
Caroline A. Kirk, Finlay D. Morrison, Jan Skakle, Derek C. Sinclair and John T. S. Irvine
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5241-5242 DOI:10.1039/C8TA90062K

Remarkable impact of low BiYbO3 doping levels on the local structure and phase transitions of BaTiO3
Deluca, Z. G. Al-Jlaihawi, K. Reichmann, A. M. T. Bell and A. Feteira
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5443-5451 DOI:10.1039/C7TA11096K

Local structure and conductivity behaviour in Bi7WO13.5
Borowska-Centkowska, M. Leszczynska, F. Krok, M. Malys, W. Wrobel, S. Hull and I. Abrahams
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5407-5418 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09225C

Biotemplating: a sustainable synthetic methodology for Na-ion battery materials
Silvija Zilinskaite, Anthony J. R. Rennie, Rebecca Boston and Nik Reeves-McLaren
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5346-5355 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09260A

Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite
Yang, M. Li, L. Li, P. Wu, E. Pradal-Velázquez and D. C. Sinclair
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5243-5254 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09245H

Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen
Rukang Li, Guangjing Li and Colin GreavesJ.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5260-5264 DOI:10.1039/C7TA06883B

 

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Small Molecules and Monodisperse Oligomers for Organic Electronics themed issue

front coverThis thematic issue aims to highlight recent advances in organic electronic materials based on small molecules and monodisperse oligomers, including their synthesis, properties, applications or production and is guest edited by Guillermo Bazan and Martin Bryce.

The full Journal of Materials Chemistry C themed issue can be read here.

A small selection of articles from the issue are below:

Editorial
Themed issue on small molecules and monodisperse oligomers for organic electronics
Guillermo Bazan and Martin R. Bryce
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 3675-3676
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC90050J

Review Article
Organophosphorus derivatives for electronic devices
D. Joly, P.-A. Bouit and M. Hissler
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 3686-3698
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC00590J

Communication
Integration of aggregation-induced emission and delayed fluorescence into electronic donor–acceptor conjugates
Shifeng Gan, Wenwen Luo, Bairong He, Long Chen, Han Nie, Rongrong Hu, Anjun Qin, Zujin Zhao and Ben Zhong Tang
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 3705-3708
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03588K

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