Research - Outstanding Papers of 2021

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Research is pleased to share the journal's collection of 13 outstanding papers published in 2021, selected by the expert Editorial Board. As always with the Science Partner Journals, all content is free to access.

Congratulations to this year's awardees!

2021 Outstanding Papers

Room-Temperature Phosphorescent Organic-Doped Inorganic Frameworks Showing Wide-Range and Multicolor Long-Persistent Luminescence

Guowei Xiao, Bo Zhou, Xiaoyu Fang, Dongpeng Yan

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9862327, 11 pages, 2021


Triple-Columned and Multiple-Layered 3D Polymers: Design, Synthesis, Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE), and Computational Study

Guanzhao Wu, Yangxue Liu, Zhen Yang, Liulei Ma, Yao Tang, Xianliang Zhao, Hossein Rouh, Qixuan Zheng, Peng Zhou, Jia-Yin Wang, Farhan Siddique, Sai Zhang, Shengzhou Jin, Daniel Unruh, Adelia J. A. Aquino, Hans Lischka, Kristin M. Hutchins, Guigen Li

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 3565791, 13 pages, 2021


Significant Reduction of Interfacial Thermal Resistance and Phonon Scattering in Graphene/Polyimide Thermally Conductive Composite Films for Thermal Management

Kunpeng Ruan, Yongqiang Guo, Chuyao Lu, Xuetao Shi, Tengbo Ma, Yali Zhang, Jie Kong, Junwei Gu

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 8438614, 13 pages, 2021


Deterministic Approach to Achieve Full-Polarization Cloak

He-Xiu Xu, Yanzhao Wang, Chaohui Wang, Mingzhao Wang, Shaojie Wang, Fei Ding, Yongjun Huang, Xiaokuan Zhang, Haiwen Liu, Xiaohui Ling, Wei Huang

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 6382172, 13 pages, 2021


Recent Progress on Metal-Enhanced Photocatalysis: A Review on the Mechanism

Ming Fang, Xiaoli Tan, Zhixin Liu, Baowei Hu, Xiangke Wang

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9794329, 16 pages, 2021


Conductive Porous MXene for Bionic, Wearable, and Precise Gesture Motion Sensors

Shengshun Duan, Yucheng Lin, Zhehan Wang, Junyi Tang, Yinhui Li, Di Zhu, Jun Wu, Li Tao, Chang-Hwan Choi, Litao Sun, Jun Xia, Lei Wei, Baoping Wang

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9861467, 11 pages, 2021


Structural Analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Proteins

Qiangzhen Yang, Ali Alamdar Shah Syed, Aamir Fahira, Yongyong Shi

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9769586, 4 pages, 2021


Flexible Diodes/Transistors Based on Tunable p-n-Type Semiconductivity in Graphene/Mn-Co-Ni-O Nanocomposites

Lihong Su, Zhou Yang, Xitong Wang, Ziao Zou, Bo Wang, Gary Hodes, Ninghui Chang, Yongyong Suo, Zhibo Ma, Haoxu Wang, Yucheng Liu, Junping Zhang, Shuanhu Wang, Yuefei Li, Fengxia Yang, Jixin Zhu, Fei Gao, Wei Huang, Shengzhong Liu

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9802795, 8 pages, 2021


Soil Biogeochemical Cycle Couplings Inferred from a Function-Taxon Network

Bin Ma, Erinne Stirling, Yuanhui Liu, Kankan Zhao, Jizhong Zhou, Brajesh K. Singh, Caixian Tang, Randy A. Dahlgren, Jianming Xu

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 7102769, 10 pages, 2021


Synergistic Interface Layer Optimization and Surface Passivation with Fluorocarbon Molecules toward Efficient and Stable Inverted Planar Perovskite Solar Cells

Long Zhou, Jie Su, Zhenhua Lin, Xing Guo, Jing Ma, Tao Li, Jincheng Zhang, Jingjing Chang, Yue Hao

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9836752, 11 pages, 2021


Dense Hydrogen-Bonding Network Boosts Ionic Conductive Hydrogels with Extremely High Toughness, Rapid Self-Recovery, and Autonomous Adhesion for Human-Motion Detection

Bing Zhang, Xu Zhang, Kening Wan, Jixin Zhu, Jingsan Xu, Chao Zhang, Tianxi Liu

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9761625, 14 pages, 2021


The LISA-Taiji Network: Precision Localization of Coalescing Massive Black Hole Binaries

Wen-Hong Ruan, Chang Liu, Zong-Kuan Guo, Yue-Liang Wu, Rong-Gen Cai

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 6014164, 7 pages, 2021


Highly Stable Nonhydroxyl Antisolvent Polymer Dielectric: A New Strategy towards High-Performance Low-Temperature Solution-Processed Ultraflexible Organic Transistors for Skin-Inspired Electronics

Mingxin Zhang, Cong Zhang, Yahan Yang, Hang Ren, Junmo Zhang, Xiaoli Zhao, Yanhong Tong, Qingxin Tang, Yichun Liu

Research, vol. 2021, Article ID 9897353, 12 pages, 2021