Several publications from RCPTM are among the top 10 per cent of the most downloaded papers

Several publications by authors from RCPTM published between January 2018 and December 2019 ranked among the top 10 per cent of the most read articles. This information arrived from editorial offices of Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Science and ChemElectroChem.

“I’m glad that we continually manage to present our research results in highly acclaimed articles. These publications reflect not only the success of our scientists but also the close international collaboration. Science, in general, is a global discipline for which collaboration among foreign institutions is crucial. I truly believe that the current situation won’t pose a threat to this network,” said Michal Otyepka, RCPTM Deputy Director.

Strong, expert response, which contributed to promoting the journal Advanced Materials, according to the editorial office, was drawn, for example, by the article Ultrathin Hierarchical Porous Carbon Nanosheets for High‐Performance Supercapacitors and Redox Electrolyte Energy Storage, which presented new energy storage options using porous carbon nanostructures. In this work, a team of authors from RCPTM, in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, reported on the development of a new type of two-dimensional nanoporous carbon structure with extraordinary efficiency deployed as an electrode material of supercapacitors. The group of the top 10 per cent of the most cited papers in Advanced Materials also includes the article Hydrophobic Metal–Organic Frameworks, which was written in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, alongside the world-renowned expert in inorganic chemistry and metal organic materials Roland A. Fischer, the Technical University of Munich.

A similar team also participated in the study Ultrathin 2D Cobalt Zeolite‐Imidazole Framework Nanosheets for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution, which ranked among the top 10 per cent of the most read articles in the journal Advanced Science, during the reporting period.

Interest among the readership of the journal Advanced Functional Materials was aroused by the article Shape‐Assisted 2D MOF/Graphene Derived Hybrids as Exceptional Lithium‐Ion Battery Electrodes, in which RCPTM scientists in collaboration with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich and Queensland University of Technology in Australia offered a new route to highly efficient and stable lithium ion batteries. From the Ni7S6 nanolayers and graphene sheets, they prepared an anodic material with excellent stability via sulfidating 2D metal organic networks containing nickel.

The importance of graphene derivatives and graphene acid in electrochemical applications and for energy storage was elucidated in the article Cyanographene and Graphene Acid: The Functional Group of Graphene Derivative Determines the Application in Electrochemical Sensing and Capacitors, which entailed collaboration of RCPTM scientists with colleagues form Singapore. This study caught interest among the ChemElectroChem readerhip.