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    Communications Materials has a 2-year Impact Factor of 7.8. Articles published in the journal were downloaded 427,538 times in 2021, with an average of 3261 downloads* per article in the first 12 months. Time from submission to first editorial decision is an average of 4 days

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  • Solar-powered desalination is attractive for cost-effective drinking water in rural communities. Now, nanoporous zinc films created by dealloying are shown to be efficient photothermal materials.

    • John Plummer
    Research HighlightOpen Access
  • Adsorption has widely been studied in porous materials but the mechanism remains a mystery for nonporous systems. Now, nonporous polymeric crystals have been demonstrated to absorb molecules by coupling dynamic boron-nitrogen bonding and host-guest binding.

    • Jet-Sing M. Lee
    Research HighlightOpen Access
  • Celebrating one year of publishing at Communications Materials

    EditorialOpen Access