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A year in review: ICMAB most cited articles of January, February and March 2017

A year in review: we start here a series of the most cited article written by ICMAB researchers during 2017, month by month. In this post, you will find the most cited article of January, February and March 2017. 

19 December 2017

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January 2017

The most cited article published in January 2017 with the ICMAB affiliation is an article published in the journal Chemical Society Reviews. It has accumulatated 15 citations, as for December 18, 2017. ICMAB researchers Stefano Casalini (MSCA fellow) and Francesca Leonardi (Juan de la Cierva fellow) have contributed to the article, together with researchers from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Institute for Nanosciences and Institute for Nanostructured Materials (ISMN), in Italy. 

Self-assembled monolayers in organic electronics. Casalini, Stefano; Bortolotti, Carlo Augusto; Leonardi, Francesca; Biscarini, Fabio. CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS. JAN 7 2017, 46, 1, 40-71. DOI: 10.1039/c6dt04003a

Self-assembly is the spontaneous organization of molecules into ordered domains across multiple length scales. In organic electronics self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) are widely used to tailor the electronic properties, morphology and structure of the device interfaces. SAMs are a viable and robust technology to enhance the response and impart new functionality to the device.

February 2017

The most cited article published in February 2017 by ICMAB researchers, which was also the cover of the journal is an article published in Dalton Transactions, with the participation of ICMAB researchers A. Ferrer-Ugalde, J. Cabrera-González, E.J. Juárez-Pérez, F. Teixidor and R. Núñez, in collaboration with the Universidad de Málaga, the Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology-BIONAND, and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. 

Carborane-stilbene dyads: the influence of substituents and cluster isomers on photoluminescence properties. Ferrer-Ugalde, A.; Cabrera-Gonzalez, J.; Juarez-Perez, E. J.; Teixidor, F.; Perez-Inestrosa, E.; Montenegro, J. M.; Sillanpaa, R.; Haukka, M.; Nunez, R. DALTON TRANSACTIONS. FEB 21 2017, 46, 7, 2091-2104. DOI: 10.1039/c6dt04003a

A new family of styrene and stilbene-containing carborane dyads has been successfully synthesized and characterised. In all of them the fluorophore was bonded to the Cc via a methylene unit, which is a key factor influencing their final photophysical properties, including photoluminescence. 

March 2017

The most cited article published in March 2017 with the ICMAB affiliation is a review published in 2D Materials jounal, with the participation of Luciano Colombo, and in collaboration wih Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(ICN2), Università di Cagliari in Italy, the Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas (USA) and ICREA. 

Scaling properties of polycrystalline graphene: a review. Isacsson, Andreas; Cummings, Aron W.; Colombo, Luciano; Colombo, Luigi; Kinaret, Jari M.; Roche, Stephan. 2D MATERIALS. MAR 2017, 4,1, 12002. DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/aa5147.

An overview of the electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of polycrystalline graphene is presented. Most global properties of this material, such as the charge mobility, thermal conductivity,or Young’s modulus, are sensitive to its microstructure, for instance the grain size and the presence ofline or point defects. By establishing a perspective on how the microstructure impacts its large-scale physical properties, guidance for further optimization and improvement of applications based on this material, such as flexible and wearable electronics, and high-frequency or spintronic devices is provided. 

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