Graphene is a one-atomic-layer thick two-dimensional material made of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure. Its fascinating electrical, optical, and mechanical properties ignited enormous interdisciplinary interest from the physics, chemistry, and materials science fields.
Graphene oxide is a unique material that can be viewed as a single monomolecular layer of graphite with various oxygen containing functionalities such as epoxide, carbonyl, carboxyl and hydroxyl groups.
Flexible electronic circuits, displays, and sensors based on organic active materials will enable future generations of electronics products that may eventually enter the mainstream electronics market.
In the emerging field of organic printable electronics, such as OLEDs and organic photovoltaics (OPVs), there is a significant need for improved organic conducting and semiconducting materials. This paper reports our recent progress in two fields: 1) the development of
The soaring global demand for energy, coupled with the limited supply of fossil fuels, has increased the need for renewable, low-cost energy sources. Organic electronics have shown great promise for applications in lighting, power, and circuitry, with rapidly improving performance
Professor Aran (Claremont University, USA) thoroughly discusses the engineering of graphene based materials through careful functionalization of graphene oxide, a solution processable form of graphene.
Discover the latest developments in bio-based polymers and their applications as composites for reducing electronic waste and increasing service life. This mini-review provides insight into their properties and synthesis, as well as those of conductive bio-based polymers for bioelectronics, sensors
The European Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan address resource challenges with eco-products and circulatory work, while the revised EU Ecodesign Directive promotes e-waste reduction and natural resource value reform. This review examines renewable substrates and conductive materials for
Explore the eco-friendly potential of organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) for detecting chemical analytes, identifying viruses, and assisting in health diagnostics. This mini-review highlights challenges of achieving sustainability, safety, and biodegradability of each component of an OTFT sensor.
Improved multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) have been recently developed by CoMoCAT® technique and adopted in a significant number of applications, including batteries, water filter membranes, and electric or thermal conducting polymer composites.
Professor Ebrahimi and Professor Robinson (Pennsylvania State University, USA) summarize recent advances in the synthesis of these 2D materials, resulting material properties, and related applications in biosensing of neurotransmitters, metabolites, proteins, nucleic acids, bacterial cells, and heavy metals.
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are promising materials for
use in the active channel of field-effect transistors (FETs), photoabsorbing
layers of solar cells and photodetectors because of their ultrafast charge
Based on the temperature properties of PiPrOxs, we have recently developed several multimodal stimuli-responsive polymeric systems. This review will briefly show recent developments of PiPrOx-based functional stimuli-responsive polymers.
Nanoclays are nanoparticles of layered mineral silicates. Montmorillonite, bentonite, and halloysite nanoclays and organoclays are used in polymer-clay nanocomposites, as rheology modifiers, and drug delivery carriers.
One of the desirable end-goals of materials science research is the development of multi-functional materials. These materials are defined as compositions that bring more than one property enhancement to a particular application, thus allowing the material to replace more than
Developed in the last several years, fluorescence quenching microscopy (FQM) has enabled rapid, inexpensive, and high-fidelity visualization of two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene-based sheets and MoS2.
Professor Shinar (Iowa State University, USA) summarizes the developments of a variety of sensor configurations based on organic and hybrid electronics, as low-cost, disposable, non-invasive, wearable bioelectronics for healthcare.
The emerging field of printed electronics requires a suite of functional materials for applications including flexible and large-area displays, radio frequency identification tags, portable energy harvesting and storage, biomedical and environmental sensor arrays,5,6 and logic circuits.