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Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - April 1, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Broad-band emission in metal halide perovskites: Mechanism, materials, and applications
Publication date: July 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 141Author(s): Guojun Zhou, Binbin Su, Jinglong Huang, Qinyuan Zhang, Zhiguo Xia (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - March 22, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Towards a predictive thermodynamic description of sorption processes in polymers: The synergy between theoretical EoS models and vibrational spectroscopy
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Giuseppe Mensitieri, Giuseppe Scherillo, Costas Panayiotou, Pellegrino Musto (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - February 25, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

3D printing of hydrogels: Rational design strategies and emerging biomedical applications
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Jinhua Li, Chengtie Wu, Paul K. Chu, Michael GelinskyAbstract3D printing alias additive manufacturing can transform 3D virtual models created by computer-aided design (CAD) into physical 3D objects in a layer-by-layer manner dispensing with conventional molding or machining. Since the incipiency, significant advancements have been achieved in understanding the process of 3D printing and the relationship of component, structure, property and application of the created objects. Because hydrogels are one of the most feasibl...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - February 19, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Towards high-power-efficiency solution-processed OLEDs: Material and device perspectives
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Shumeng Wang, Hongyang Zhang, Baohua Zhang, Zhiyuan Xie, Wai-Yeung WongAbstractSolution-processed organic light-emitting diodes (s-OLEDs) have received a great deal of interest owing to the huge market application potentials as large-size, flexible, high-quality self-luminous display panels and lighting sources. It is anticipated that those electronic products can be easily manufactured by modern wet-processing techniques, e.g. ink-jet printing and ‘roll-to-roll’ coating methods. However, issues related to po...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - February 16, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Advances in finite element modelling of graphene and associated nanostructures
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Y. Chandra, S. Adhikari, E.I. Saavedra Flores, Ł. FigielAbstractGraphene and its associated nanostructures (GANS) have been widely investigated by means of experimental and numerical approaches over the last decade. GANS and GANS reinforced composite materials show exceptional promise towards superior mechanical and thermal properties along with limitless opportunity to tailor, control, design, modify and manipulate such properties. These attributes make graphene and its associated nanostructures as one of the most impo...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - February 15, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Tailoring PEDOT properties for applications in bioelectronics
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Mary J. Donahue, Ana Sanchez-Sanchez, Sahika Inal, Jing Qu, Roisin M. Owens, David Mecerreyes, George G. Malliaras, David C. MartinAbstractResulting from its wide range of beneficial properties, the conjugated conducting polymer poly(3,4‐ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) is a promising material in a number of emerging applications. These material properties, particularly promising in the field of bioelectronics, include its well‐known high‐degree of mechanical flexibility, stability, and high conductivity. However, p...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - February 12, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

How far are we from attaining 10-year lifetime for metal halide perovskite solar cells?
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Sisi He, Longbin Qiu, Luis K. Ono, Yabing QiAbstractMetal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted considerable attention from both academia and industry as a promising next-generation technology to harvest solar energy with high power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) at low-cost. At the current stage, efficiencies of these cells have been improved to an impressive level, but the instability issue remains as a major obstacle impeding further commercialization of this technology. In this review, we start with exa...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - January 22, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Recent progress of all-polymer solar cells – From chemical structure and device physics to photovoltaic performance
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Hang Yin, Cenqi Yan, Hanlin Hu, Johnny Ka Wai Ho, Xiaowei Zhan, Gang Li, Shu Kong SoAbstractSingle junction organic solar cells (OSCs) have now achieved power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) exceeding 17 %. Most of these high performance OSCs contain fullerene acceptors (FAs) and non-fullerene small-molecule acceptors (NFSMAs). In contrast, there are very limited usages of polymer acceptors. Recently, there are escalating recognition among perylene-diimide/naphthalene-diimide (PDI/NDI) and B⟵N-unit n-type polymers as el...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - January 16, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Materials for blood brain barrier modeling in vitro
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Magali P. Ferro, Sarah C. Heilshorn, Roisin M. OwensAbstractBrain homeostasis relies on the selective permeability property of the blood brain barrier (BBB). The BBB is formed by a continuous endothelium that regulates exchange between the blood stream and the brain. This physiological barrier also creates a challenge for the treatment of neurological diseases as it prevents most blood circulating drugs from entering into the brain. In vitro cell models aim to reproduce BBB functionality and predict the passage of active...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - January 7, 2020 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 139Author(s): (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - December 29, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Fusing electrochromic technology with other advanced technologies: A new roadmap for future development
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Zhen Wang, Xiaoyu Wang, Shan Cong, Fengxia Geng, Zhigang ZhaoAbstractElectrochromism is the phenomenon of certain materials reversibly changing their colours or optical properties through redox reactions under an applied electric field, which has found applications in smart windows, displays and so on. The past four decades have witnessed the rapid development of electrochromic technology; however, it remains severely developmentally challenged due to its limited practical applications. Predictably, as a colour control t...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - December 24, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Reviews of wearable healthcare systems: Materials, devices and system integration
Publication date: April 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 140Author(s): Zheng Lou, Lili Wang, Kai Jiang, Zhongming Wei, Guozhen ShenAbstractWearable health monitoring systems are considered as the next generation of personal portable devices for telemedicine practice. These systems are based on monitoring different kinds of biological signals released by human beings through saliva, urine, breathing and epidemic skin perspiration. However, the development and commercialization of wearable healthcare equipment is still at a relatively slow pace, because the construction method of ordinary sem...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - December 24, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Technological challenges and progress in nanomaterials plasma surface modification – A review
Publication date: January 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 139Author(s): Cédric R. Vandenabeele, Stéphane LucasAbstractNanoscale particulate materials draw great interest in an increasing number of applications, such as electronics, energy storage, automotive, health or environment. In particular, the addition of nanofillers in a polymer matrix can significantly improve the thermal, mechanical, electrical, optical, and biological or corrosion protection properties of a nanocomposite, provided that the fillers exist as discrete entities and strongly adhere to the matrix. Nanoco...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - December 4, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 138Author(s): (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - November 8, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Nonlinear optoelectronic processes in organic optoelectronic devices: Triplet-triplet annihilation and singlet fission
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: ReportsAuthor(s): Xianfeng Qiao, Dongge MaAbstractOrganic semiconductors with optoelectronic properties have attracted intensive interests in the fields of organic light-emitting diodes, organic photovoltaics and organic photodetectors. In these functional devices, exciton evolution is the key process. Generally, linear process is dominant that one photon is created from each injected electron-hole pair, vice versa. This linear process restricts the internal quantum efficiency to be 100% in optoelectronic devices. Alternatively,...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - October 16, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Device characteristics and material developments of indoor photovoltaic devices
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: ReportsAuthor(s): Addanki Venkateswararao, Johnny K.W. Ho, Shu Kong So, Shun-Wei Liu, Ken-Tsung WongAbstractIndoor photovoltaics (IPVs), which convert the indoor light energy into direct electricity, have attracted research attention due to their potential use as an excellent amicable solution of sustainable power source to drive low-power-needed sensors for the internet of things (IoT) applications. Our daily life adopts various indoor light sources, such as indirect sunlight, incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, fluorescent lamps...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - October 3, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Materials development and potential applications of transparent ceramics: A review
Publication date: Available online 1 October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: ReportsAuthor(s): Zhuohao Xiao, Shijin Yu, Yueming Li, Shuangchen Ruan, Ling Bing Kong, Qing Huang, Zhengren Huang, Kun Zhou, Haibin Su, Zhengjun Yao, Wenxiu Que, Yin Liu, Tianshu Zhang, Jun Wang, Peng Liu, Deyuan Shen, Mathieu Allix, Jian Zhang, Dingyuan TangAbstractTransparent ceramics have various potential applications such as infrared (IR) windows/domes, lamp envelopes, opto-electric components/devices, composite armors, and screens for smartphones and they can be used as host materials for solid-state lasers. Transparent ce...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - October 2, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

New opportunities in transmission electron microscopy of polymers
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: ReportsAuthor(s): Brooke Kuei, Melissa P. Aplan, Joshua H. Litofsky, Enrique D. GomezAbstractRecent advances in instrumentation for transmission electron microscopy have pushed the resolution limit, leading to remarkable instruments capable of imaging at 0.5 Å. But, when imaging soft materials, the resolution is often limited by the amount of dose the material can handle rather than the instrumental resolution. Despite the strong constraints placed by radiation sensitivity, recent developments in electron microscopes h...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - October 2, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Polymers for supercapacitors: Boosting the development of the flexible and wearable energy storage
Publication date: Available online 28 September 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: ReportsAuthor(s): Zifeng Wang, Minshen Zhu, Zengxia Pei, Qi Xue, Hongfei Li, Yan Huang, Chunyi ZhiAbstractThe ever-growing demand of portable and wearable electric devices requires energy storage devices with flexibility and wearable compatibility while not sacrificing the performance too much. This requires the electrode and electrolyte materials becoming robust and durable under mechanical deformations, which grants the polymers with inherent advantages. Therefore, polymers for supercapacitors, either as substrate/matrix or ...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - September 29, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

The path towards functional nanoparticle-DNA origami composites
Publication date: October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 138Author(s): Joshua A. Johnson, Abhilasha Dehankar, Ariel Robbins, Prerna Kabtiyal, Elizabeth Jergens, Kil Ho Lee, Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Michael Poirier, Carlos E. Castro, Jessica O. WinterAbstractNanoparticles (NPs) hold tremendous promise for diverse applications in fields such as imaging, sensing, nanorobotics, and for optical and electronic materials. These applications often require precisely controlled interactions between multiple NPs or between NPs and other components. Hence, the organization of NPs into composite mat...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - August 31, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Silicon nanocrystals: unfading silicon materials for optoelectronics
Publication date: October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 138Author(s): Zhenyi Ni, Shu Zhou, Shuangyi Zhao, Wenbing Peng, Deren Yang, Xiaodong PiAbstractAs the most fundamental material for microelectronics, silicon (Si) has bourgeoned in the past more than half a century. However, given the indirect bandgap of Si, the use of Si in optoelectronics is relatively limited due to its mediocre optical absorption and rather poor optical emission. During many years of efforts for extending the use of Si in optoelectronics Si nanocrystals (NCs) that are one type of the most important Si nanostruct...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 14, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

The quest for blood-compatible materials: Recent advances and future technologies
Publication date: October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 138Author(s): Mohommadhasan Hedayati, Megan J. Neufeld, Melissa M. Reynolds, Matt J. KipperAbstractThe development of blood-compatible materials represents a grand challenge in biomaterials science. Blood is a complex fluid containing many types of living cells, functional proteins, and other signaling molecules, which work together to protect the circulatory system from injury, pathogens, and foreign materials. Blood-contacting biomaterials include the components of cardiovascular implants (such as stents, shunts, and valves) and e...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 14, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: July 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 137Author(s): (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - June 8, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

GaN in different dimensionalities: Properties, synthesis, and applications
Publication date: October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 138Author(s): Yunxu Chen, Jinxin Liu, Keli Liu, Jingjing Si, Yiran Ding, Linyang Li, Tianrui Lv, Jianping Liu, Lei FuAbstractWurtzite GaN materials underpin many aspects of optoelectronic applications due to the special tetrahedral-coordinated structure. Compared with three dimensional (3D) GaN, low dimensional GaN provides structural and electronic changes, such as different geometrical configuration, surface trapped states and quantum confinement effect, which impose dramatic effects on the properties and even the ultimate applica...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - May 24, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Transcutaneous plasma stress: From soft-matter models to living tissues
Publication date: October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 138Author(s): X. Lu, M. Keidar, M. Laroussi, E. Choi, E.J. Szili, K. OstrikovAbstractThis review critically examines the multiple effects of low-temperature, atmospheric pressure plasma stress on the “on top” (collectively termed cutaneous) materials, to reveal the effects of this stress on the materials that lay underneath, collectively termed sub-cutaneous materials. Plasma generated reactive agents presents stress and trigger relayed effects within the cutaneous layers, leading to transcutaneous penetration of the pla...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - May 23, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Transformable soft liquid metal micro/nanomaterials
Publication date: October 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 138Author(s): Mingkuan Zhang, Siyuan Yao, Wei Rao, Jing LiuAbstractLiquid metal is a liquid-state metallic material with a low melting point at or around room temperature. Owing to their high thermal or electrical conductivity, low viscosity and superior fluidity, liquid metals are emerging as a highly desirable candidate in a broad array of areas, such as flexible electronics, thermal management, soft machines and biomedical materials. However, bulk liquid metal is not readily utilized because of its high surface tension and large ...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - March 24, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Mesoporous silica/organosilica nanoparticles: Synthesis, biological effect and biomedical application
Publication date: July 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 137Author(s): Bowen Yang, Yu Chen, Jianlin ShiAbstractThe interdisciplinary integration among material science, nanotechnology and biology has been promoting the emergences of a large number of feasible nanoplatforms for diverse biomedical applications. Thanks to the unique mesoporous structure, large specific surface area, abundant surface chemistry and tunable framework composition, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) and mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles (MONs) have been extensively applied for diverse therapeutic, or diagnos...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - February 6, 2019 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Low dimensional metal halide perovskites and hybrids
Publication date: July 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 137Author(s): Chenkun Zhou, Haoran Lin, Qingquan He, Liangjin Xu, Michael Worku, Maya Chaaban, Sujin Lee, Xiaoqin Shi, Mao-Hua Du, Biwu MaAbstractOrganic-inorganic metal halide hybrids are an important class of crystalline materials with exceptional structural and property tunability. Recently metal halide perovskites with ABX3 structure have been extensively investigated as new generation semiconductors for various optoelectronic devices, including photovoltaic cells, light emitting diodes, photodetectors, and lasers, for their except...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - December 21, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Sp2-carbon dominant carbonaceous materials for energy conversion and storage
Publication date: July 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 137Author(s): Debin Kong, Zhichang Xiao, Yang Gao, Xinghao Zhang, Ruiying Guo, Xiaoxiong Huang, Xianglong Li, Linjie ZhiAbstractSp2-carbon (Sp2-C) based carbonaceous materials, featured by its inherent unit structural characteristics of chemical tunability, conjugated network, as well as the topological structure of the carbon-carbon double bond, have been considered as a dazzling star in both scientific research and industrial applications. Compared with defect-free Sp2-carbon bonded carbon materials, Sp2-C dominant carbonaceous mater...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - November 28, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Solution-processed inorganic p-channel transistors: Recent advances and perspectives
Publication date: January 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 135Author(s): Ao Liu, Huihui Zhu, Yong-Young NohAbstractFor decades, inorganic n-type metal-oxide semiconductors have attracted great interest across a wide range of applications due to their excellent electrical property, low cost, high optical transparency, and good ambient stability. The next attention has focused on the development of high-performance p-type semiconductors with comparable opto/electric properties to n-type counterparts. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of recent progress in solution-processed inorgan...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - November 21, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Composite solid electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium batteries
Publication date: April 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 136Author(s): Mahmut Dirican, Chaoyi Yan, Pei Zhu, Xiangwu ZhangAbstractCompared to currently used liquid-electrolyte lithium batteries, all-solid-state lithium batteries are safer and possess longer cycle life and have less requirements on packaging and state-of-charge monitoring circuits. Among various types of solid electrolytes, composite solid electrolytes, which are composed of active or passive inorganic fillers and polymer matrices, have been considered as promising electrolyte candidates for all-solid-state lithium batteries....
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - November 18, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Design and synthesis of high performance π-conjugated materials through antiaromaticity and quinoid strategy for organic field-effect transistors
Publication date: April 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 136Author(s): Yunlong Sun, Yunlong Guo, Yunqi LiuAbstractOrganic field-effect transistors (OFETs) have received significant interest due to potential applications from low-cost active circuit to wearable health care devices. Organic semiconductors as one of the key components in OFETs have drawn great attentions during last decades. Among them, antiaromatic and quinoidal materials have become the most intensively studied semiconductors. Therefore, this review describes the chemical structures and efficiency characteristics of π-con...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - November 11, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Thermoelectrics: From history, a window to the future
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: ReportsAuthor(s): Davide Beretta, Neophytos Neophytou, James M. Hodges, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Dario Narducci, Marisol Martin- Gonzalez, Matt Beekman, Benjamin Balke, Giacomo Cerretti, Wolfgang Tremel, Alexandra Zevalkink, Anna I. Hofmann, Christian Müller, Bernhard Dörling, Mariano Campoy-Quiles, Mario CaironiAbstractThermoelectricity offers a sustainable path to recover and convert waste heat into readily available electric energy, and has been studied for more than two centuries. From the controversy between Galvan...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - November 4, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Zinc-ion batteries: Materials, mechanisms, and applications
Publication date: January 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 135Author(s): Jun Ming, Jing Guo, Chuan Xia, Wenxi Wang, Husam N. AlshareefAbstractThe increasing global demand for energy and the potential environmental impact of increased energy consumption require greener, safer, and more cost-efficient energy storage technologies. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have been successful in meeting much of today’s energy storage demand; however, lithium (Li) is a costly metal, is unevenly distributed around the world, and poses serious safety and environmental concerns. Alternate battery technol...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - November 4, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Progress in high-strain perovskite piezoelectric ceramics
Publication date: January 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 135Author(s): Jigong Hao, Wei Li, Jiwei Zhai, Haydn ChenAbstractHigh strain piezoelectric ceramics are the state-of-the-art materials for high precision, positioning devices. A comprehensive review of the latest developments of the various types of perovskite piezoelectric ceramic systems is presented herein, with special attention given to three promising families of lead-free perovskite ferroelectrics: the barium titanate, alkaline niobate and bismuth perovskites. Included in this review are details of phase transition behavior, s...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - October 5, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Recent advances on kinetic analysis of solder joint reactions in 3D IC packaging technology
Publication date: April 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 136Author(s): K.N. Tu, Yingxia LiuAbstractWe review five solder joint reactions in 3D IC packaging technology which are of wide interest: (1) Scallop-type growth of Cu6Sn5 in solid-liquid interdiffusion reaction, (2) Whisker-type growth of Sn crystals at room temperature, (3) Layer-type intermetallic compound (IMC) growth in solid state aging, (4) Porous-type growth of Cu3Sn in μ-bumps, and (5) Pillar-type growth of Cu/Sn IMC down to 1 μm in diameter. The first two have been well covered in books and reviews on solder joi...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - October 5, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

A comprehensive review of lithium salts and beyond for rechargeable batteries: Progress and perspectives
Publication date: December 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 134Author(s): A. Mauger, C.M. Julien, A. Paolella, M. Armand, K. ZaghibAbstractThe increasing need for energy storage has been the motivation for intensive research in batteries with different chemistries in the recent past. Among the elements of the batteries, the salts and their solvent play an important role. In particular, the cathodic stability at low potential depends importantly on the choice of the cation, while the stability at high potentials is mainly due to oxidation of anions and the ion mobility and dissociation depen...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - August 29, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Structural evolutions of metallic materials processed by severe plastic deformation
Publication date: November 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 133Author(s): Yang Cao, Song Ni, Xiaozhou Liao, Min Song, Yuntian ZhuAbstractBulk nanostructured (ns)/ultrafine-grained (UFG) metallic materials possess very high strength, making them attractive for high strength, lightweight and energy efficient applications. The most effective approach to produce bulk ns/UFG metallic materials is severe plastic deformation (SPD). In the last 30 years, significant research efforts have been made to explore SPD processing of materials, SPD-induced microstructural evolutions, and the resulting mech...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - August 25, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 131Author(s): (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 29, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

High-entropy alloys and metallic nanocomposites: Processing challenges, microstructure development and property enhancement
Publication date: September 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 131Author(s): Amit S. Sharma, Surekha Yadav, Krishanu Biswas, Bikramjit BasuAbstractTwo classes of new materials, i.e. high entropy alloys (HEAs) and metallic nanocomposites offer processing related challenges, while showing significant promise for an array of technological applications requiring wear and irradiation resistance. This review addresses those challenges together with microstructure-property correlations. In particular, the main focus of this review is to demonstrate the efficacy of the superfast densification route, ...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 10, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Thermal conductivity of polymers and polymer nanocomposites
Publication date: October 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 132Author(s): Congliang Huang, Xin Qian, Ronggui YangAbstractPolymers are widely used in industry and in our daily life because of their diverse functionality, light weight, low cost and excellent chemical stability. However, on some applications such as heat exchangers and electronic packaging, the low thermal conductivity of polymers is one of the major technological barriers. Enhancing the thermal conductivity of polymers is important for these applications and has become a very active research topic over the past two decades. In...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 10, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

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Publication date: August 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 130Author(s): (Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports)
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 5, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Recent progress in ultrathin two-dimensional semiconductors for photocatalysis
Publication date: August 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 130Author(s): Hui Wang, Xiaodong Zhang, Yi XieAbstractBenefiting from the unique electronic structures and high specific surface areas, two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors present significant advantages in photocatalytic researches for realizing efficient solar energy utilization. As compared with the bulk counterparts, 2D semiconductors tend to possess distinct photoexcitation processes and thus diverse photocatalytic behaviors, owing to the abundant surface structural factors and strong quantum confinement effects. Accordingly, eno...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 5, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

High-entropy alloys and metallic nanocomposites: Processing challenges, microstructure development and property enhancement
Publication date: September 2018Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 131Author(s): Amit S. Sharma, Surekha Yadav, Krishanu Biswas, Bikramjit BasuAbstractTwo classes of new materials, i.e. high entropy alloys (HEAs) and metallic nanocomposites offer processing related challenges, while showing significant promise for an array of technological applications requiring wear and irradiation resistance. This review addresses those challenges together with microstructure-property correlations. In particular, the main focus of this review is to demonstrate the efficacy of the superfast densification route, ...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - July 5, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

High-entropy alloys and metallic nanocomposites: Processing challenges, microstructure development and property enhancement
Publication date: September 2018 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 131 Author(s): Amit S. Sharma, Surekha Yadav, Krishanu Biswas, Bikramjit Basu Two classes of new materials, i.e. high entropy alloys (HEAs) and metallic nanocomposites offer processing related challenges, while showing significant promise for an array of technological applications requiring wear and irradiation resistance. This review addresses those challenges together with microstructure-property correlations. In particular, the main focus of this review is to demonstrate the efficacy of the superfast densification route, i.e.,...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - June 20, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Electrically conducting fibres for e-textiles: An open playground for conjugated polymers and carbon nanomaterials
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 126 Author(s): Anja Lund, Natascha M. van der Velden, Nils-Krister Persson, Mahiar M. Hamedi, Christian Müller Conducting fibres and yarns promise to become an essential part of the next generation of wearable electronics that seamlessly integrate electronic function into one of the most versatile and most widely used form of materials: textiles. This review explores the many types of conducting fibres and yarns that can be realised with conjugated polymers and carbon materials, including carbon black, carbon nanotubes and graph...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - May 7, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Recent progress in ultrathin two-dimensional semiconductors for photocatalysis
Publication date: August 2018 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 130 Author(s): Hui Wang, Xiaodong Zhang, Yi Xie Benefiting from the unique electronic structures and high specific surface areas, two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors present significant advantages in photocatalytic researches for realizing efficient solar energy utilization. As compared with the bulk counterparts, 2D semiconductors tend to possess distinct photoexcitation processes and thus diverse photocatalytic behaviors, owing to the abundant surface structural factors and strong quantum confinement effects. Accordingly, enormous...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - April 25, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research

Additive manufacturing of multi-material structures
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, Volume 129 Author(s): Amit Bandyopadhyay, Bryan Heer Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing world through its rapid and geometrically-intricate capabilities as well as economic benefits. Countless businesses in automotive, aerospace, medical, and even food industries have adopted this approach over the past decade. Though this revolution has sparked widespread innovation with single material usage, the manufacturing world is constantly evolving. 3D printers now have the capability to create multi-mate...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports - April 15, 2018 Category: Materials Science Source Type: research