Volume 2 Issue 3 March 2017

Volume 2 Issue 3

Domains and domain walls are relevant for the engineering of materials functionalities. In this Review, a new classification scheme for topological domain configurations is presented and applied to several materials, including multiferroics, ferroelectrics, transition metal dichalcogenides and magnetic superconductors.

See Fei-Ting Huang & Sang-Wook Cheong 2, 17004 (2017).

Image credit: Sang-Wook Cheong; Image design: Lauren V. Robinson

Research Highlights

Reviews

  • Review Article |

    Domains and domain walls are relevant for the engineering of materials functionalities. In this Review, a new classification scheme for topological domain configurations is presented and applied to several materials, including multiferroics, ferroelectrics, transition metal dichalcogenides and magnetic superconductors.

    • Fei-Ting Huang
    •  & Sang-Wook Cheong
  • Review Article |

    Conventional photodetectors, made of crystalline inorganic semiconductors, are limited in terms of the compactness and sensitivity they can reach. Photodetectors based on solution-processed semiconductors combine ease of processing, tailorable optoelectronic properties and good performance, and thus hold potential for next-generation light sensing.

    • F. Pelayo García de Arquer
    • , Ardalan Armin
    • , Paul Meredith
    •  & Edward H. Sargent
  • Review Article |

    Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) comprise a diverse range of chemical compositions from halides and azides to formates, dicyanamides, cyanides and dicyanometallates. In this Review, advances in the synthesis, structures and properties of all HOIP subclasses are summarized and their future opportunities are discussed.

    • Wei Li
    • , Zheming Wang
    • , Felix Deschler
    • , Song Gao
    • , Richard H. Friend
    •  & Anthony K. Cheetham
  • Review Article |

    Discoveries of new hydride properties beyond those expected are ushering in a new era in hydride research and development. This Review covers these rapidly evolving advancements; explains their relevance to future energy storage and transmission applications; and proposes future research directions.

    • Rana Mohtadi
    •  & Shin-ichi Orimo

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