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Editor’s Choice Collections

by Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

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Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) is the leading open access, international journal for outstanding research articles across all aspects of materials science. The journal covers a broad spectrum of materials science research including:

  • Functional materials

  • Synthesis and processing

  • Theoretical analyses

  • Characterization and properties of materials.

Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of materials science and issues at the forefront of the field, such as energy and environmental issues, as well as medical and bioengineering applications.

Of particular interest are research papers on the following topics:

  • Nanostructured/nanoscale materials and nanodevices

  • Biological, biomedical and bio-inspired materials, novel technologies for clinical and medical applications

  • Materials for energy and environment (including materials for environmental remediation, materials for power generation and storage, next generation photovoltaics, materials for low carbon, green infrastructure, etc).


Click each section heading below to view the Editor’s Choice collection for that year

2022 Editor’s Choice Collection

High performance {Nb5TaX12}@PVP (X = Cl, Br) cluster-based nanocomposites coatings for solar glazing applications
Clément Lebastard, Maxence Wilmet, Stéphane Cordier, Clothilde Comby-Zerbino, Luke MacAleese, Philippe Dugourd, Naoki Ohashi, Tetsuo Uchikoshi, Fabien Grasset

Self-assisted wound healing using piezoelectric and triboelectric nanogenerators
Fu-Cheng Kao, Hsin-Hsuan Ho, Ping-Yeh Chiu, Ming-Kai Hsieh, Jen‐Chung Liao, Po-Liang Lai, Yu-Fen Huang, Min-Yan Dong, Tsung-Ting Tsai & Zong-Hong Lin

Lightweight mobile stick-type water-based triboelectric nanogenerator with amplified current for portable safety devices
Kyunghwan Cha, Jihoon Chung, Deokjae Heo, Myunghwan Song, Seh-Hoon Chung, Patrick T.J. Hwang, Dongseob Kim, Bonwook Koo, Jinkee Hong & Sangmin Lee

Science of 2.5 dimensional materials: paradigm shift of materials science toward future social innovation
Hiroki Ago, Susumu Okada, Yasumitsu Miyata, Kazunari Matsuda, Mikito Koshino, Kosei Ueno & Kosuke Nagashio

Transformation behaviour of salts composed of calcium ions and phosphate esters with different linear alkyl chain structures in a simulated body fluid modified with alkaline phosphatase
Taishi Yokoi, Akiyoshi Mio, Jin Nakamura, Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki, Masakazu Kawashita & Chikara Ohtsuki

2021 Editor’s Choice Collection

Cellular therapy for myocardial ischemia using a temperature-responsive biodegradable injectable polymer system with adipose-derived stem cells
Yuta Yoshizaki, Hiroki Takai, Nozomi Mayumi, Soichiro Fujiwara, Akinori Kuzuya & Yuichi Ohya

Waterproof, Thin, and High-Performance Pressure Sensors-Hand Drawing for Underwater Wearable Applications
Chi Cuong Vu & Jooyong Kim

Magnetic stimulation of the angiogenic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells in vascular tissue engineering
Ana C. Manjua, Joaquim M. S. Cabral, Carla A. M. Portugal & Frederico Castelo Ferreira

Simultaneous harvesting of radiative cooling and solar heating for transverse thermoelectric generation
Satoshi Ishii, Asuka Miura,Tadaaki Nagao & Ken-ichi Uchida

Hybrid oxide brain-inspired neuromorphic devices for hardware implementation of artificial intelligence
Jingrui Wang, Xia Zhuge & Fei Zhuge

Shortwave infrared-absorbing squaraine dyes for all-organic optical upconversion devices
Karen Strassel, Wei-Hsu Hu, Sonja Osbild, Daniele Padula, Daniel Rentsch, Sergii Yakunin, Yevhen Shynkarenko, Maksym Kovalenko, Frank Nuesch, Roland Hany & Michael Bauer

Heusler alloys for spintronic devices: review on recent development and future perspectives
Kelvin Elphick, William Frost, Marjan Samiepour, Takahide Kubota, Koki Takanashi, Hiroaki Sukegawa, Seiji Mitani & Atsufumi Hirohata

Size-controlled bimodal in vivo nanoprobes as near-infrared phosphors and positive contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging
Kyohei Okubo, Ryuta Takeda, Shuhei Murayama, Masakazu Umezawa, Masao Kamimura, Kensuke Osada, Ichio Aoki & Kohei Soga

2019 Editor’s Choice Collection

Data-driven analysis of electron relaxation times in PbTe-type thermoelectric materials
Yukari Katsura, Masaya Kumagai, Takushi Kodani, Mitsunori Kaneshige, Yuki Ando, Sakiko Gunji, Yoji Imai, Hideyasu Ouchi, Kazuki Tobita, Kaoru Kimura & Koji Tsuda

Latest advances in extracellular vesicles: from bench to bedside
Tomofumi Yamamoto ,Nobuyoshi Kosaka & Takahiro Ochiya

New development of atomic layer deposition: processes, methods and applications
Peter Ozaveshe Oviroh, Rokhsareh Akbarzadeh, Dongqing Pan, Rigardt Alfred Maarten Coetzee & Tien-Chien Jen

Electronic and optoelectronic applications of solution-processed two-dimensional materials
Jingyun Wang & Bilu Liu

Catalogue of NIMS fatigue data sheets
Yoshiyuki Furuya,Hideaki Nishikawa,Hisashi Hirukawa, Nobuo Nagashima & Etsuo Takeuchi

Recent advances on fluorescent biomarkers of near-infrared quantum dots for in vitro and in vivo
Shanmugavel Chinnathambi & Naoto Shirahata

Self-assembly as a key player for materials nanoarchitectonics
Katsuhiko Ariga, Michihiro Nishikawa, Taizo Mori, Jun Takeya, Lok Kumar Shrestha & Jonathan P. Hill

Stretchable electronics: functional materials, fabrication strategies and applications
Wei Wu

Synthesis and modelling of the mechanical properties of Ag, Au and Cu nanowires
Nurul Akmal Che Lah & Sonia Trigueros

Catalog of NIMS creep data sheets
Kota Sawada, Kazuhiro Kimura, Fujio Abe, Yasushi Taniuchi, Kaoru Sekido, Takehiro Nojima, Toshio Ohba, Hideaki Kushima, Hideko Miyazaki, Hiromichi Hongo & Takashi Watanabe

The application of nanogenerators and piezoelectricity in osteogenesis
Fu-Cheng Kao, Ping-Yeh Chiu, Tsung-Ting Tsai & Zong-Hong Lin

2018 Editor’s Choice Collection

Thermoelectric materials and applications for energy harvesting power generation
IIoannis Petsagkourakis, Klas Tybrandt, Xavier Crispin, Isao Ohkubo, Norifusa Satoh & Takao Mori

Functional biomimetic nanoparticles for drug delivery and theranostic applications in cancer treatment
Lei Li, Junqing Wang, Hangru Kong, Yun Zeng & Gang Liu

Fabrication of honeycomb films by the breath figure technique and their applications
Hiroshi Yabu

Chemical modification of group IV graphene analogs
Hideyuki Nakano, Hiroyuki Tetsuka, Michelle J. S. Spencer & Tetsuya Morishita

3D printing for soft robotics – a review
Jahan Zeb Gul, Memoon Sajid, Muhammad Muqeet Rehman, Ghayas Uddin Siddiqui, Imran Shah, Kyung-Hwan Kim, Jae-Wook Lee & Kyung Hyun Choi

Data-driven exploration of new pressure-induced superconductivity in PbBi2Te4
Ryo Matsumoto, Zhufeng Hou, Masanori Nagao, Shintaro Adachi, Hiroshi Hara, Hiromi Tanaka, Kazuki Nakamura, Ryo Murakami, Sayaka Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Takeya, Tetsuo Irifune, Kiyoyuki Terakura & Yoshihiko Takano

2017 Editor’s Choice Collection

Improved sensing characteristics of dual-gate transistor sensor using silicon nanowire arrays defined by nanoimprint lithography
Cheol-Min Lim, In-Kyu Lee, Ki Joong Lee, Young Kyoung Oh, Yong-Beom Shin & Won-Ju Cho

Simplified detection of the hybridized DNA using a graphene field effect transistor
Arun Kumar Manoharan, Shanmugavel Chinnathambi, Ramasamy Jayavel & Nobutaka Hanagata

Plasmonic detection of mercury via amalgam formation on surface-immobilized single Au nanorods
Carola Schopf, Alfonso Martín & Daniela Iacopino

Ternary semitransparent organic solar cells with a laminated top electrode
Mohammed Makha, Paolo Testa, Surendra Babu Anantharaman, Jakob Heier, Sandra Jenatsch, Nicolas Leclaire, Jean-Nicolas Tisserant, Anna C. Véron, Lei Wang, Frank Nüesch & Roland Hany

Suppressing the coffee-ring effect of colloidal droplets by dispersed cellulose nanofibers
Yuto Ooi, Itsuo Hanasaki, Daiki Mizumura & Yu Matsuda

MDTS: automatic complex materials design using Monte Carlo tree search
Thaer M. Dieb, Shenghong Ju, Kazuki Yoshizoe, Zhufeng Hou, Junichiro Shiomi & Koji Tsuda

Solid state ionics: a Japan perspective
Osamu Yamamoto

Mechanism of secondary recrystallization of Goss grains in grain-oriented electrical steel
Yasuyuki Hayakawa

Understanding biomaterial-tissue interface quality: combined in vitro evaluation
Michael Gasik

Construction of nanostructures for selective lithium ion conduction using self-assembled molecular arrays in supramolecular solids
Makoto Moriya

Development and applications of transparent conductive nanocellulose paper
Shaohui Li & Pooi See Lee

2016 Editor’s Choice Collection

A stem-less probe using spontaneous pairing between Cy3 and quencher for RNA detection
Hiromu Kashida, Kazuhiro Morimoto & Hiroyuki Asanuma

Cytocompatible and multifunctional polymeric nanoparticles for transportation of bioactive molecules into and within cells
Kazuhiko Ishihara, Weixin Chen, Yihua Liu, Yuriko Tsukamoto & Yuuki Inoue

Lysosomal pH-inducible supramolecular dissociation of polyrotaxanes possessing acid-labile N-triphenylmethyl end groups and their therapeutic potential for Niemann-Pick type C disease
Atsushi Tamura, Kei Nishida & Nobuhiko Yui

Materials inspired by mathematics
Motoko Kotani & Susumu Ikeda

Bloch surface wave structures for high sensitivity detection and compact waveguiding
Muhammad Umar Khan & Brian Corbett

Towards a metadata scheme for the description of materials – the description of microstructures
Georg J. Schmitz, Bernd Böttger, Markus Apel, Janin Eiken, Gottfried Laschet, Ralph Altenfeld, Ralf Berger, Guillaume Boussinot & Alexandre Viardin

Carbon nanotube based transparent conductive films: progress, challenges, and perspectives
Ying Zhou & Reiko Azumi

Plastic deformation of directionally solidified ingots of binary and some ternary MoSi2/Mo5Si3 eutectic composites
Hirotaka Matsunoshita, Yuta Sasai, Kosuke Fujiwara, Kyosuke Kishida & Haruyuki Inui

Recent progress in the structure control of Pd–Ru bimetallic nanomaterials
Dongshuang Wu, Kohei Kusada & Hiroshi Kitagawa

Osteoblast and stem cell response to nanoscale topographies: a review
Nur Izzati Aminuddin, Roslina Ahmad, Sheikh Ali Akbar & Belinda Pingguan Murphy

Chitosan nanocomposites based on distinct inorganic fillers for biomedical applications
Duarte Moura, João F. Mano, Maria C. Paiva & Natália M. Alves

2015 Editor’s Choice Collection

Exploration of new superconductors and functional materials, and fabrication of superconducting tapes and wires of iron pnictides
Hideo Hosono, Keiichi Tanabe, Eiji Takayama-Muromachi, Hiroshi Kageyama, Shoji Yamanaka, Hiroaki Kumakura, Minoru Nohara, Hidenori Hiramatsu & Satoru Fujitsu

Recent progress in advanced optical materials based on gadolinium aluminate garnet (Gd3Al5O12)
Ji-Guang Li & Yoshio Sakka

Recent progress on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: synthesis, surface functional strategies and biomedical applications
Wei Wu, Zhaohui Wu, Taekyung Yu, Changzhong Jiang & Woo-Sik Kim

Preparation of a platinum electrocatalyst by coaxial pulse arc plasma deposition
Yoshiaki Agawa, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Shigemitsu Torisu, Satoshi Endo, Akihiro Tsujimoto, Narishi Gonohe, Victor Malgras, Ali Aldalbahi, Saad M Alshehri, Yuichiro Kamachi, Cuiling Li & Yusuke Yamauchi

Recent progress in efficient hybrid lead halide perovskite solar cells
Jin Cui, Huailiang Yuan, Junpeng Li, Xiaobao Xu, Yan Shen, Hong Lin & Mingkui Wan


Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) publishes research across disciplines of materials science, physics, chemistry, biology and engineering, including functional and structural materials.

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