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- Mechanoresponsive Luminescence: Mechanoresponsive Luminescent Molecular Assemblies: An Emerging Class of Materials (Adv. Mater. 6/2016) (page 977)
Yoshimitsu Sagara, Shogo Yamane, Masato Mitani, Christoph Weder and Takashi Kato
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201670036
The possibility of changing the molecular assembly of organic and organometallic materials through mechanical stimulation has enabled the design of a growing family of molecular materials with mechanoresponsive luminescence (MRL) characteristics. On page 1073, Y. Sagara, T. Kato, and co-workers review the state of the field and highlight emerging trends. The cover image shows the MRL behavior of a cyano-oligo(phenylenevinylene) dye. Image credit: Marc Karman, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
- Metal Nanoparticles: A Route for Phase Control in Metal Nanoparticles: A Potential Strategy to Create Advanced Materials (Adv. Mater. 6/2016) (page 978)
Kohei Kusada and Hiroshi Kitagawa
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201670037
On page 1129, K. Kusada and H. Kitagawa present a review of recent work on phase-controlled nanoparticles (NPs), including “novel solid-solution alloy” NPs and “crystal structure controlled” NPs, newly discovered by chemical synthesis. These materials exhibit enhanced properties different from conventional materials because of their crystal and electronic structures, which are unobtainable in the bulk state. Phase-controlled synthesis will provide us more undiscovered materials and can be a new strategy to create advanced materials in the near future.