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Three-dimensional imaging of dislocation dynamics during the hydriding phase transformation 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2017-01-16

A. Ulvestad, M. J. Welland, W. Cha, Y. Liu, J. W. Kim, R. Harder, E. Maxey, J. N. Clark, M. J. Highland, H. You, P. Zapol, S. O. Hruszkewycz, G. B. Stephenson 

Coherent diffractive imaging during hydriding of palladium nanocrystals reveals that phase nucleation begins after dislocation nucleation at the phase boundary for large particles. The hydrogen-rich phase resembles a spherical cap.

A charge density wave-like instability in a doped spin–orbit-assisted weak Mott insulator 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2017-01-16

H. Chu, L. Zhao, A. de la Torre, T. Hogan, S. D. Wilson, D. Hsieh 

TSr3Ir2O7 is shown to realize a weak Mott state with no cuprate analogue and to exhibit, when electron doped, a charge density wave-like Fermi surface instability with unconventional and possibly short-ranged nature.

Buckled two-dimensional Xene sheets 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2017-01-16

Alessandro Molle, Joshua Goldberger, Michel Houssa, Yong Xu, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Deji Akinwande 

The current state-of-the-art and possible future developments on two-dimensional silicene, germanene, and stanene sheets (called 2D-Xenes), and their ligand-functionalized derivatives (Xanes), are discussed.

Two-dimensional assemblies from crystallizable homopolymers with charged termini 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2017-01-09

Xiaoming He, Ming-Siao Hsiao, Charlotte E. Boott, Robert L. Harniman, Ali Nazemi, Xiaoyu Li, Mitchell A. Winnik, Ian Manners 

Uniform, hierarchical 2D nanostructures with controlled shapes can be prepared from homopolymers with charged end-groups using a crystallization-driven assembly process.

Modelling heterogeneous interfaces for solar water splitting 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2017-01-09

Tuan Anh Pham, Yuan Ping, Giulia Galli 

Hydrogen generation from water and sunlight offers a promising way to produce carbon-free energy. Recent progress in predicting properties of heterogeneous interfaces for solar water splitting using first-principles approaches is now reviewed.

Hybrid metal–organic chalcogenide nanowires with electrically conductive inorganic core through diamondoid-directed assembly 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-26

Hao Yan, J. Nathan Hohman, Fei Hua Li, Chunjing Jia, Diego Solis-Ibarra, Bin Wu, Jeremy E. P. Dahl, Robert M. K. Carlson, Boryslav A. Tkachenko, Andrey A. Fokin, Peter R. Schreiner, Arturas Vailionis, Taeho Roy Kim, Thomas P. Devereaux, Zhi-Xun Shen, Nicholas A. Melosh 

The use of diamondoids as structure-directing agents allows the synthesis of metal–organic chalcogenide nanowires with an inorganic core having a three-atom cross-section and band-like conductivity.

Designer vaccine nanodiscs for personalized cancer immunotherapy 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-26

Rui Kuai, Lukasz J. Ochyl, Keith S. Bahjat, Anna Schwendeman, James J. Moon 

High-density lipoprotein nanodiscs loaded with immunostimulatory biomolecules can target draining lymph nodes for cancer vaccination.

Retraction: Framing upconversion materials 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Yoan C. Simon, Christoph Weder 

Retraction: Framing upconversion materials

Retraction: Fast and long-range triplet exciton diffusion in metal-organic frameworks for photon upconversion at ultralow excitation power 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Prasenjit Mahato, Angelo Monguzzi, Nobuhiro Yanai, Teppei Yamada, Nobuo Kimizuka 

Retraction: Fast and long-range triplet exciton diffusion in metal-organic frameworks for photon upconversion at ultralow excitation power

Materials for solar fuels and chemicals 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Joseph H. Montoya, Linsey C. Seitz, Pongkarn Chakthranont, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov 

Converting sunlight into fuels is attractive for energy storage and photoelectrocatalytic technologies. Scientific challenges related to developing suitable photoabsorbers, efficient catalysts and understanding their interfaces are now reviewed.

Energy and fuels from electrochemical interfaces 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Vojislav R. Stamenkovic, Dusan Strmcnik, Pietro P. Lopes, Nenad M. Markovic 

Advances in electrocatalysis at interfaces are vital for driving technological innovations related to energy. New materials developments for efficient hydrogen and oxygen production in electrolysers and in fuel cells are described.

Sustainability and in situ monitoring in battery development 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

C. P. Grey, J. M. Tarascon 

Significant progress in battery technology is crucial to ensure a transition towards a carbon-neutral society. Recent advances in both sustainability and operando techniques together with remaining challenges and possible solutions are now reviewed.

Photovoltaic concepts inspired by coherence effects in photosynthetic systems 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Jean-Luc Brédas, Edward H. Sargent, Gregory D. Scholes 

Lessons learned from coherent phenomena in biological photosynthetic systems may be useful to improve energy- and charge-transport in disordered materials. This Review describes coherence and its potential beneficial effects in photovoltaics.

Energy conversion approaches and materials for high-efficiency photovoltaics 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Martin A. Green, Stephen P. Bremner 

This Review describes the sunlight conversion strategies — and their technological implementations — that are currently being investigated to realize solar cells with efficiencies beyond the Shockley–Queisser limit.

The path towards sustainable energy 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Steven Chu, Yi Cui, Nian Liu 

This Perspective provides an overview of the contributions of materials science to a sustainable energy future, and discusses possible regulatory paths to support this transition.

Materials for sustainable energy 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Vincent Dusastre, Luigi Martiradonna 

Materials for sustainable energy

Metasurface lens: Shrinking the camera size 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Cheng Sun 

A miniaturized camera has been developed by integrating a planar metasurface lens doublet with a CMOS image sensor. The metasurface lens doublet corrects the monochromatic aberration and thus delivers nearly diffraction-limited image quality over a wide field of view.

Thermal transport: Harmony with superatoms 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Longji Cui, Edgar Meyhofer, Pramod Reddy 

The thermal conductivities of superatom crystals have significant contributions from extended phonon states and show a remarkable temperature dependence due to orientational ordering.

Elastic sheets: Cracks by design 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Ken Kamrin 

Stretching elastic membranes over curved substrates can be used to guide and control crack paths.

Porous catalysts: The platinum rush 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Krijn P. de Jong, Jovana Zečević 

Ultra-stable and catalytic platinum atoms and clusters have been obtained by entrapment within a zeolite framework during its formation.

Material Witness: A recipe for growth 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Philip Ball 

Material Witness: A recipe for growth

Perovskite photovoltaics: Slow recombination unveiled 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Jacques-E. Moser 

One of the most salient features of hybrid lead halide perovskites is the extended lifetime of their photogenerated charge carriers. This property has now been shown experimentally to originate from a slow, thermally activated recombination process.

Topological insulators: Engineered heterostructures 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20

Thorsten Hesjedal, Yulin Chen 

The combination of topological properties and magnetic order can lead to new quantum states and exotic physical phenomena. In particular, the coupling between topological insulators and antiferromagnets enables magnetic and electronic structural engineering.

Dealing with data 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-20


Nature Materials now requests that all original research articles contain a Data Availability Statement declaring the accessibility of the data and where it can be found.

Dynamic restructuring drives catalytic activity on nanoporous gold–silver alloy catalysts 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-19

Branko Zugic, Lucun Wang, Christian Heine, Dmitri N. Zakharov, Barbara A. J. Lechner, Eric A. Stach, Juergen Biener, Miquel Salmeron, Robert J. Madix, Cynthia M. Friend 

Dynamic restructuring behaviour and composition changes in bimetallic and nanoporous gold–silver alloys correlate to catalytic activity.

Negating interfacial impedance in garnet-based solid-state Li metal batteries 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-19

Xiaogang Han, Yunhui Gong, Kun (Kelvin) Fu, Xingfeng He, Gregory T. Hitz, Jiaqi Dai, Alex Pearse, Boyang Liu, Howard Wang, Gary Rubloff, Yifei Mo, Venkataraman Thangadurai, Eric D. Wachsman, Liangbing Hu 

Garnet-type electrolytes are attractive for lithium metal batteries due to their high ionic conductivity. A strategy to decrease interfacial impedance between a lithium metal anode and garnet electrolyte is found promising for all-solid-state batteries.

Static three-dimensional topological solitons in fluid chiral ferromagnets and colloids 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-19

Paul J. Ackerman, Ivan I. Smalyukh 

Three-dimensional topological solitons are realized in a fluid chiral ferromagnet formed by colloidal dispersions of magnetic nanoplates.

Selective nitrogen capture by porous hybrid materials containing accessible transition metal ion sites 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-19

Ji Woong Yoon, Hyunju Chang, Seung-Joon Lee, Young Kyu Hwang, Do-Young Hong, Su-Kyung Lee, Ji Sun Lee, Seunghun Jang, Tae-Ung Yoon, Kijeong Kwac, Yousung Jung, Renjith S. Pillai, Florian Faucher, Alexandre Vimont, Marco Daturi, Gérard Férey, Christian Serre, Guillaume Maurin, Youn-Sang Bae, Jong-San Chang 

Mesoporous metal–organic frameworks containing unsaturated Cr(III) sites are able to thermodynamically and selectively capture nitrogen from mixtures with oxygen and methane.

Temporal mapping of photochemical reactions and molecular excited states with carbon specificity 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-12

K. Wang, P. Murahari, K. Yokoyama, J. S. Lord, F. L. Pratt, J. He, L. Schulz, M. Willis, J. E. Anthony, N. A. Morley, L. Nuccio, A. Misquitta, D. J. Dunstan, K. Shimomura, I. Watanabe, S. Zhang, P. Heathcote, A. J. Drew 

Laser-excited muon pump–probe spin spectroscopy and analysis of avoided level crossing resonances are used to probe the time evolution of the chemical reactivity of individual carbon atoms in TIPS-pentacene after light excitation.

High operational and environmental stability of high-mobility conjugated polymer field-effect transistors through the use of molecular additives 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-12

Mark Nikolka, Iyad Nasrallah, Bradley Rose, Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Katharina Broch, Aditya Sadhanala, David Harkin, Jerome Charmet, Michael Hurhangee, Adam Brown, Steffen Illig, Patrick Too, Jan Jongman, Iain McCulloch, Jean-Luc Bredas, Henning Sirringhaus 

Small molecular additives incorporated into films of conjugate polymers are shown to fill the voids present in the polymer network. As a result, the stability of organic transistors based on these materials is significantly improved.

Engineering dissipation with phononic spectral hole burning 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-12

R. O. Behunin, P. Kharel, W. H. Renninger, P. T. Rakich 

Acoustically opaque glass can regain its transparency through coherently driven fields. Combining experiments and theory, the phononic saturation process is presented as analogous to the spectral hole burning process.

Self-organized amniogenesis by human pluripotent stem cells in a biomimetic implantation-like niche 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-12

Yue Shao, Kenichiro Taniguchi, Katherine Gurdziel, Ryan F. Townshend, Xufeng Xue, Koh Meng Aw Yong, Jianming Sang, Jason R. Spence, Deborah L. Gumucio, Jianping Fu 

The control of biophysical cues during the culture of human pluripotent stem cells on biomaterial substrates can be used to replicate the in vivo amniogenic environment and direct in vitro generation of early human amniotic tissue.

Topologically protected bound states in photonic parity–time-symmetric crystals 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-05

S. Weimann, M. Kremer, Y. Plotnik, Y. Lumer, S. Nolte, K. G. Makris, M. Segev, M. C. Rechtsman, A. Szameit 

Topologically protected bound states in parity–time-symmetric non-Hermitian photonic lattices are theoretically predicted and experimentally demonstrated.

Solution-based electrical doping of semiconducting polymer films over a limited depth 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-05

Vladimir A. Kolesov, Canek Fuentes-Hernandez, Wen-Fang Chou, Naoya Aizawa, Felipe A. Larrain, Ming Wang, Alberto Perrotta, Sangmoo Choi, Samuel Graham, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Seth R. Marder, Bernard Kippelen 

A solution process for the diffusion of dopants in organic semiconducting films over a limited depth has been developed. The method is applied to single polymers and donor–acceptor mixtures, and for the realization of single-layer solar cells.

Oxygen vacancies enhance pseudocapacitive charge storage properties of MoO3−x 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-05

Hyung-Seok Kim, John B. Cook, Hao Lin, Jesse S. Ko, Sarah H. Tolbert, Vidvuds Ozolins, Bruce Dunn 

Capacitive energy storage is an attractive alternative to batteries, but electrochemical capacitors are limited by their low energy density. Oxygen vacancies are now shown to enhance the electrochemical properties of MoO3−x.

Centimetre-scale micropore alignment in oriented polycrystalline metal–organic framework films via heteroepitaxial growth 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-12-05

Paolo Falcaro, Kenji Okada, Takaaki Hara, Ken Ikigaki, Yasuaki Tokudome, Aaron W. Thornton, Anita J. Hill, Timothy Williams, Christian Doonan, Masahide Takahashi 

Heteroepitaxial growth using aligned crystalline substrates allows extended metal–organic framework crystal growth oriented relative to the substrate

Slip-activated surface creep with room-temperature super-elongation in metallic nanocrystals 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-28

Li Zhong, Frederic Sansoz, Yang He, Chongmin Wang, Ze Zhang, Scott X. Mao 

In situ atomic-scale imaging of deformation in silver nanocrystals reveals that it is possible to achieve deformability and high strength, attributed to a coupling mechanism between crystal slip and surface diffusional creep.

Biredox ionic liquids with solid-like redox density in the liquid state for high-energy supercapacitors 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-28

Eléonore Mourad, Laura Coustan, Pierre Lannelongue, Dodzi Zigah, Ahmad Mehdi, André Vioux, Stefan A. Freunberger, Frédéric Favier, Olivier Fontaine 

Electrochemical storage devices in the liquid state are promising but they suffer from low redox species density. An approach based on biredox ionic liquids now demonstrates bulk-like redox density compatible with supercapacitor applications.

Valley photonic crystals for control of spin and topology 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-28

Jian-Wen Dong, Xiao-Dong Chen, Hanyu Zhu, Yuan Wang, Xiang Zhang 

A theoretically proposed photonic crystal design with valley-dependent spin-split bulk bands allows for the independent control of valley and topology in a single system.

Polaritons in layered two-dimensional materials 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-28

Tony Low, Andrey Chaves, Joshua D. Caldwell, Anshuman Kumar, Nicholas X. Fang, Phaedon Avouris, Tony F. Heinz, Francisco Guinea, Luis Martin-Moreno, Frank Koppens 

This Review discusses the properties of polariton modes (plasmon, phonon and exciton) in graphene, hexagonal boron nitride and transition metal dichalcogenides for applications across the terahertz to visible spectrum.

Material Witness: A jammy guess? 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-23

Philip Ball 

Material Witness: A jammy guess?

Magnetic skyrmions: Particles or waves 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-23

Achim Rosch 

A first-order phase transition between two crystalline phases of magnetic whirls sheds light on the role of topology in magnetic transitions.

Metamaterials: Prime time 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-23

Andrea Alù 

In the past decade, artificial materials with unusual wave interactions have significantly evolved and matured. In honour of the tenth anniversary of the premiere metamaterials conference, we look at the directions in which this field is evolving, and its impact on technology.

Cell mechanotransduction: Stretch to express 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-23

Tyler J. Kirby, Jan Lammerding 

Forces applied to the cell surface induce stretching of the chromatin in the nucleus and a rapid increase in gene expression.

Nanocrystal superlattices: The pathway to atomic alignment 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-23

Yugang Zhang, Oleg Gang 

Two independent studies provide insight on the formation of nanocrystal superlattices and their atomic alignment using real-time in situ X-ray scattering techniques.

Oxide interfaces: Spin-to-charge current conversion 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-23

Sergio Caprara 

Oxide interfaces with tunable spin–orbit coupling provide an ideal environment to achieve highly efficient conversion of spin currents into charge currents.

Suprapowered nanomachines 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-23


The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry celebrates the development of molecular machinery and highlights the importance of fundamental and curiosity-driven research for furthering science.

High-resolution three-dimensional structural microscopy by single-angle Bragg ptychography 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-21

S. O. Hruszkewycz, M. Allain, M. V. Holt, C. E. Murray, J. R. Holt, P. H. Fuoss, V. Chamard 

The 3D structure of a diffracting volume can be reconstructed from a set of 2D coherent Bragg diffraction patterns. The overdetermination afforded by ptychography allows the deconvolution of the third dimension, without having to rotate the sample.

Entropic contributions enhance polarity compensation for CeO2(100) surfaces 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-21

Marçal Capdevila-Cortada, Núria López 

Polar terminations are crucial to control the properties of surfaces, but they are intrinsically unstable. Entropic configurational contributions are now demonstrated to have a predominant role in the stability of CeO2(100) surface termination.

Reducing the efficiency–stability–cost gap of organic photovoltaics with highly efficient and stable small molecule acceptor ternary solar cells 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-21

Derya Baran, Raja Shahid Ashraf, David A. Hanifi, Maged Abdelsamie, Nicola Gasparini, Jason A. Röhr, Sarah Holliday, Andrew Wadsworth, Sarah Lockett, Marios Neophytou, Christopher J. M. Emmott, Jenny Nelson, Christoph J. Brabec, Aram Amassian, Alberto Salleo, Thomas Kirchartz, James R. Durrant, Iain McCulloch 

Ternary organic blends using two non-fullerene acceptors are shown to improve the efficiency and stability of low-cost solar cells based on P3HT and of high-performance photovoltaic devices based on low-bandgap donor polymers.

Current-induced switching in a magnetic insulator 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-21

Can Onur Avci, Andy Quindeau, Chi-Feng Pai, Maxwell Mann, Lucas Caretta, Astera S. Tang, Mehmet C. Onbasli, Caroline A. Ross, Geoffrey S. D. Beach 

Spin-current-induced magnetization reversal of a perpendicularly magnetized thulium iron garnet film is reported. The spin current is driven by the current flowing through a Pt overlayer.

Domain-wall conduction in ferroelectric BiFeO3 controlled by accumulation of charged defects 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-14

Tadej Rojac, Andreja Bencan, Goran Drazic, Naonori Sakamoto, Hana Ursic, Bostjan Jancar, Gasper Tavcar, Maja Makarovic, Julian Walker, Barbara Malic, Dragan Damjanovic 

Domain walls in ferroelectrics are known to be conductive, but details of the precise mechanism are elusive. Atomic-scale structural and chemical characterization of domain walls in BiFeO3 now reveals a build-up of charged defects.

Hybrid organic–inorganic inks flatten the energy landscape in colloidal quantum dot solids 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-14

Mengxia Liu, Oleksandr Voznyy, Randy Sabatini, F. Pelayo García de Arquer, Rahim Munir, Ahmed Hesham Balawi, Xinzheng Lan, Fengjia Fan, Grant Walters, Ahmad R. Kirmani, Sjoerd Hoogland, Frédéric Laquai, Aram Amassian, Edward H. Sargent 

An improved ligand-exchange process allows the realization of solution-deposited films of quantum dots with reduced energetic disorder and, as a result, solar cells with improved open-circuit voltage, charge-carrier transport and stability.

Structure of a model TiO2 photocatalytic interface 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-14

H. Hussain, G. Tocci, T. Woolcot, X. Torrelles, C. L. Pang, D. S. Humphrey, C. M. Yim, D. C. Grinter, G. Cabailh, O. Bikondoa, R. Lindsay, J. Zegenhagen, A. Michaelides, G. Thornton 

The interaction of water with TiO2 is crucial for applications such as photocatalytic water splitting. The interfacial structure between water and rutile TiO2 is now shown to consist of an array of hydroxyl molecules with water in the second layer.

Charge-transport model for conducting polymers 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-14

Stephen Dongmin Kang, G. Jeffrey Snyder 

A generalized charge-transport model is reported that is able to describe the thermopower–conductivity relation at various temperatures in several semiconducting polymers, suggesting a rethinking of conduction mechanisms in these materials.

Organic electronics: One model to rule them all 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-14

Jeffrey J. Urban 

A single transport function has been developed to describe the temperature and energy dependence of charge transport in insulating, semiconducting and metallic polymers.

A multifunctional biphasic water splitting catalyst tailored for integration with high-performance semiconductor photoanodes 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-07

Jinhui Yang, Jason K. Cooper, Francesca M. Toma, Karl A. Walczak, Marco Favaro, Jeffrey W. Beeman, Lucas H. Hess, Cheng Wang, Chenhui Zhu, Sheraz Gul, Junko Yano, Christian Kisielowski, Adam Schwartzberg, Ian D. Sharp 

In photosynthesis the oxidation of water is a requirement for providing sufficient protons and electrons for fuel formation. A biphasic water splitting catalyst tailored for integration with high-performance semiconductor photoanodes is now reported.

Collagen intrafibrillar mineralization as a result of the balance between osmotic equilibrium and electroneutrality 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-07

Li-na Niu, Sang Eun Jee, Kai Jiao, Lige Tonggu, Mo Li, Liguo Wang, Yao-dong Yang, Ji-hong Bian, Lorenzo Breschi, Seung Soon Jang, Ji-hua Chen, David H. Pashley, Franklin R. Tay 

A new model for collagen intrafibrillar mineralization shows the need for a balance between osmotic equilibrium and electroneutrality to establish Gibbs–Donnan equilibrium.

Localized dielectric breakdown and antireflection coating in metal–oxide–semiconductor photoelectrodes 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-07

Li Ji, Hsien-Yi Hsu, Xiaohan Li, Kai Huang, Ye Zhang, Jack C. Lee, Allen J. Bard, Edward T. Yu 

Silicon-based photoelectrodes are attractive for solar fuel production, but suffer from vulnerability to corrosion. Using dielectric breakdown, a generic approach to improve the performance of metal-oxide semiconductor photoelectrodes is proposed.

Graded bandgap perovskite solar cells 

Nature Mater. ( IF 38.891 ) 2016-11-07

Onur Ergen, S. Matt Gilbert, Thang Pham, Sally J. Turner, Mark Tian Zhi Tan, Marcus A. Worsley, Alex Zettl 

The use of monolayers of hexagonal boron nitride as the cationic diffusion barrier and graphene aerogel mixed with spiro-OMeTAD as the hole transport layer allows the fabrication of graded bandgap perovskite solar cells with high efficiency.

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