Hot papers in materials science

Data from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators, 1 January 1997–31 December 2007

April 3, 2008

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1The rise of graphene A.K. Geim and K.S. Novoselov Nature Materials 6 (3): 183-191 March 200787
2Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials M.A. Meyers, A. Mishra and D.J. Benson Progress in Materials Science 51 (4): 4-556 May 200678
3A strong regioregularity effect in self-organizing conjugated polymer films and high-efficiency polythiophene: fullerene solar cells Y. Kim, S. Cook, S.M. Tuladhar, S.A. Choulis, J. Nelson, J.R. Durrant, D.D.C. Bradley, M. Giles, I. McCulloch, C.S. Ha and M. Ree Nature Materials 5 (3): 197-203 March 200677
4Liquid-crystalline semiconducting polymers with high charge-carrier mobility I. McCulloch, M. Heeney, C. Bailey, K. Genevicius, I. MacDonald, M. Shkunov, D. Sparrowe, S. Tierney, R. Wagner, W.M. Zhang, M.L. Chabinyc, R.J. Kline, M.D. McGehee and M.F. Toney Nature Materials 5 (4): 328-333 April 200670
5Metal-organic frameworks – prospective industrial applications U. Muelle, M. Schubert, F. Teich, H. Puetter, K. Schierle-Arndt and J. Pastre Journal of Materials Chemistry 16 (7): 626-636, 21 February 200662
6Mechanical reinforcement of polymers using carbon nanotubes J.N. Coleman, U. Khan and Y.K. Gun’ko Advanced Materials 18 (6): 689-706 17 March 200662
7New architecture for high-efficiency polymer photovoltaic cells using solution-based titanium oxide as an optical spacer J.Y. Kim, S.H. Kim, H.H. Lee, K. Lee, W.L. Ma, X. Gong and A.J. Heeger Advanced Materials 18 (5): 572-576 3 March 200655
8A fast and robust algorithm for Bader decomposition of charge density G. Henkelman, A. Arnaldsson and H. Jónsson Computational Materials Science 36 (3): 354-360 June 200653
9How useful is SBF in predicting in vivo bone bioactivity%3F T. Kokubo and H. Takadama Biomaterials (15): 2907-2915 May 200652
10Principles of equal-channel angular pressing as a processing tool for grain refinement 51 R.Z. Valiev and T. G. Langdon Progress in Materials Science (7): 881-981 September 200651
The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to December 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Scientific. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Scientific’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Hot Papers are limited to those articles published in the past two years. A paper is selected as a hot paper if it meets a citation frequency threshold determined for its field and bimonthly group. Citation frequency distributions are compiled for each field and cohort. Thresholds are set by finding the closest citation count that would select the top fraction of papers in each field and period. The fraction is set to retrieve about 0.1 per cent of papers. For more information on Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators, see

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