Noteworthy publications

Congratulations to Udo Bach et al from Monash University and CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, who recently published Copper(I) Iodide as Hole-Conductor in Planar Perovskite Solar Cells: Probing the Origin of J-V Hysteresis in Advanced Functional Materials. The team combined thin continuous perovskite films with copper(I) iodide (Cul) to create organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite solar cells with planar device architecture, and achieved the highest reported efficiency to date for Cul-based planar devices.

Congratulations to Wenlong Cheng et al from Monash University, who had their article Dual-Coded Plasmene Nanosheets as Next-Generation Anticounterfeit Security Labels published by Advanced Optical Materials. Their research focuses on the formation of plasmene nanosheets that can be dual-coded with plasmonic signatures and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) fingerprints to work as anticounterfeit security labels.

Congratulations to Wenlong Cheng et al from Beihang University, Beijing and Monash University, who recently published Free-Standing Bilayered Nanoparticle Superlattice Nanosheets with Asymmetric Ionic Transport Behaviors in ACS Nano. The article documents fabrication of an artificial membrane (based on an asymmetric nanoparticle superlattice bilayered nanosheet) with similar ion transport regulation capabilities as a natural cell membrane.

Congratulations to Adrian Neild et al from Monash University, whose article Two-dimensional single-cell patterning with one cell per well driven by surface acoustic waves was published by Nature Communications. The team have developed a new method for patterning particles and cells using high-frequency acoustic fields, with single cell precision.

Congratulations to Enrico Della Gaspera et al from CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, who recently published Flash-Assisted Processing of Highly Conductive Zinc Oxide Electrodes from Water in Advanced Functional Materials. The team prepared highly transparent, conductive ZnO films which, when exposed to high-intensity broadband light, resulted in in intrinsically doped films with low sheet resistance. These films can potentially be used as transparent electrodes in light emitting devices.

Congratulations to Yuanhui Zheng et al, who recently published Reversible gating of smart plasmonic molecular traps using thermoresponsive polymers for single-molecule detection in Nature Communications. This work is focused on a plasmonic sensor that can trap single molecules at hotspots for rapid single-molecule detection using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).