Advanced Functional Materials

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January, 2008

Volume 18, Issue 1

Pages 3–152

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    5. Corrections
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    7. Guide for Authors
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    10. Index
    1. Cover Picture: An Organic Light-Emitting Diode with Field-Effect Electron Transport (Adv. Funct. Mater. 1/2008)

      S. Schols, S. Verlaak, C. Rolin, D. Cheyns, J. Genoe and P. Heremans

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200890006

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      An organic light-emitting diode is fabricated with a remote metallic cathode as schematically illustrated in the figure. The electrons injected by the cathode accumulate at an organic heterojunction and are transported to the light-emission zone by field-effect. High current densities are achieved in the device and the remoteness of the metal cathode allows for top-emission.

  2. Inside Front Cover

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    1. Inside Front Cover: Green Synthesis and Property Characterization of Single-Crystalline Perovskite Fluoride Nanorods (Adv. Funct. Mater. 1/2008)

      F. Zhang, Y. Mao, T.-J. Park and S. S. Wong

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200890007

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      A generalized green synthesis of single-crystalline KMnF3 and NH4MnF3 nanorods (including their doped analogues; see figure) of reproducible shape, size, and composition can be readily realized using a modified template-directed approach at ambient room temperature conditions, with simple inorganic salts as precursors.

  3. Contents

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    2. Cover Picture
    3. Inside Front Cover
    4. Contents
    5. Corrections
    6. Editorial
    7. Guide for Authors
    8. Feature Article
    9. Full Papers
    10. Index
  4. Corrections

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      Bright Blue Photo- and Electroluminescence from Eu2+-Doped GaN/SiO2 Nanocomposites (page 9)

      V. Mahalingam, M. Tan, P. Munusamy, J. B. Gilroy, M. Raudsepp and F. C. J. M. van Veggel

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200890004

      This article corrects:

      Bright Blue Photo- and Electroluminescence from Eu2+-Doped GaN/SiO2 Nanocomposites1

      Vol. 17, Issue 17, 3462–3469, Version of Record online: 23 OCT 2007

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      Mass Synthesis of Large, Single-Crystal Au Nanosheets Based on a Polyol Process (page 10)

      C. C. Li, W. P. Cai, B. Q. Cao, F. Q. Sun, Y. Li, C. X. Kan and L. D. Zhang

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200890000

      This article corrects:

      Mass Synthesis of Large, Single-Crystal Au Nanosheets Based on a Polyol Process1

      Vol. 16, Issue 1, 83–90, Version of Record online: 30 NOV 2005

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      Multifunctional Nanocrystalline Thin Films of Er2O3: Interplay between Nucleation Kinetics and Film Characteristics (page 10)

      M. Losurdo, M. M. Giangregorio, P. Capezzuto, G. Bruno, R. G. Toro, G. Malandrino, I. L. Fragalà, L. Armelao, D. Barreca, E. Tondello, A. A. Suvorova, D. Yang and E. A. Irene

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200890005

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      Speaking Broadly (pages 11–12)

      K. Grieve

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200701460

      Increased frequency of publication and a Full Paper minimum word count of 5000 are just some of the things that will be new to Advanced Functional Materials this year. In this editorial, the Deputy Editor introduces these and other innovations for 2008 and discusses briefly the advantages of combining a broad range of topics in the same journal.

  6. Guide for Authors

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    1. Polyelectrolyte Blend Multilayers: A Versatile Route to Engineering Interfaces and Films (pages 17–26)

      A. Quinn, G. K. Such, J. F. Quinn and F. Caruso

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700472

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      Multilayer assembly from blended polyelectrolyte solutions (see figure) can impart enhanced film stability and control over film thickness, composition, morphology, and wettability, while allowing the incorporation of a wide range of functional materials and providing films with an increased biological response. A summary of current literature is presented, highlighting the significant advantages of this versatile approach.

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    1. Vapor-Based Initiator Coatings for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (pages 27–35)

      X. Jiang, H.-Y. Chen, G. Galvan, M. Yoshida and J. Lahann

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700789

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      Chemical vapor deposition of [2.2]paracyclophane-4-methyl 2-bromoisobutyrate was prepared on a wide range of materials as initiator coating. Surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization of a oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate was demonstrated on the surfaces as model example for the regulations of protein adsorption and cell adhesion.

    2. Organic Thin Film Transistors with Polymer Brush Gate Dielectrics Synthesized by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (pages 36–43)

      J. C. Pinto, G. L. Whiting, S. Khodabakhsh, L. Torre, A. Rodríguez, R. M. Dalgliesh, A. M. Higgins, J. W. Andreasen, M. M. Nielsen, M. Geoghegan, W. T. S. Huck and H. Sirringhaus

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700540

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      Low voltage organic field-effect transistors with ultrathin polymer brush gate insulators are demonstrated. The brushes are fabricated with atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), allowing tight control of thickness and uniformity. This demonstrates the possibility that fully saturating short channel transistors can be produced with polymer gate insulators.

    3. Autonomic Healing of Epoxy Vinyl Esters via Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (pages 44–52)

      G. O. Wilson, J. S. Moore, S. R. White, N. R. Sottos and H. M. Andersson

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700419

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      The autonomic healing of epoxy vinyl esters at ambient temperatures is demonstrated by the incorporation of wax protected Grubbs' catalyst and microencapsulated DCPD into the vinyl ester matrix. Fracture testing shows that this material is capable of recovering up to 50 % of resin peak fracture load.

    4. 3D Fiber-Deposited Electrospun Integrated Scaffolds Enhance Cartilage Tissue Formation (pages 53–60)

      L. Moroni, R. Schotel, D. Hamann, J. R. de Wijn and C. A. van Blitterswijk

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200601158

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      Hierarchical 3D scaffolds are fabricated by integrating rapid prototyping and electrospinning, and display physical cues at the macro, micro-, and nanometer scale. These structures are studied for tissue engineering applications and show enhanced cartilage regeneration.

    5. Carbon Nanotube Biofiber Formation in a Polymer-Free Coagulation Bath (pages 61–66)

      J. M. Razal, K. J. Gilmore and G. G. Wallace

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700822

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      A novel solution spinning process is described for producing highly conducting carbon nanotube biofibers (see figure, scale bar 200 μm), and could simplify methodologies for creating electrically conducting and biocompatible platforms for a variety of biomedical applications, particularly in those systems where the application of an electrical field is advantageous–for example, in directed nerve and/or muscle repair.

    6. The Photophysical Properties of Dipyrenylbenzenes and Their Application as Exceedingly Efficient Blue Emitters for Electroluminescent Devices (pages 67–75)

      K.-C. Wu, P.-J. Ku, C.-S. Lin, H.-T. Shih, F.-I. Wu, M.-J. Huang, J.-J. Lin, I-C. Chen and C.-H. Cheng

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700803

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      The three dipyrenylbenzene derivatives, 1-(4-(1-pyrenyl)phenyl)pyrene (PPP), 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-(1-pyrenyl)phenyl)pyrene (DOPPP), and 1-(2,5-dimethyl-4-(1-pyrenyl)phenyl)pyrene (DMPPP), exhibit efficient blue photo- and electro-luminescence in the thin film state. The non-doped blue organic light-emitting diodes that use these compounds as the emissive layer can achieve very high external quantum efficiencies of 4.3–5.2 %.

    7. Sub-20 nm Magnetic Dots with Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy (pages 76–81)

      H. Stillrich, A. Frömsdorf, S. Pütter, S. Förster and H. P. Oepen

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700444

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      A new and simple method for the preparation of magnetic dot arrays based on the self-assembly of silica filled micelles is introduced. Ferromagnetic dots of Co/Pt multilayers with a diameter well below 20 nm and perpendicular easy axis of magnetization are created.

    8. Multiple Functionalization of Mesoporous Silica in One-Pot: Direct Synthesis of Aluminum-Containing Plugged SBA-15 from Aqueous Nitrate Solutions (pages 82–94)

      Z. Y. Wu, H. J. Wang, T. T. Zhuang, L. B. Sun, Y. M. Wang and J. H. Zhu

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700706

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      Aluminum-containing plugged mesoporous silica has been successfully prepared without using mineral acid. The salt additive and the weak acidity produced by the salt are the two vital factors for the formation of plugs in the mesostructure.

    9. Thermally Responsive Reversed Micelles for Immobilization of Enzymes (pages 95–102)

      H. Chen, L.-H. Liu, L.-S. Wang, C.-B. Ching, H.-W. Yu and Y.-Y. Yang

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200600452

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      Thermally responsive reversed micelles comprising alkyl end-capped poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) are utilized to immobilize lipase. The immobilized lipase has greater catalytic activity, and is more stable than that immobilized in AOT micelles. It can be recovered from the reaction mixture by slight heating. The figure shows a TEM image of enzyme-loaded reversed micelles.

    10. Green Synthesis and Property Characterization of Single-Crystalline Perovskite Fluoride Nanorods (pages 103–112)

      F. Zhang, Y. Mao, T.-J. Park and S. S. Wong

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700655

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      A generalized green synthesis of single-crystalline KMnF3 and NH4MnF3 nanorods (including their doped analogues; see figure) of reproducible shape, size, and composition can be readily realized using a modified template-directed approach at ambient room temperature conditions, with simple inorganic salts as precursors.

    11. Structural and Superconducting Property Variations with Nominal Mg Non-Stoichiometry in MgxB2 and Its Enhancement of Upper Critical Field (pages 113–120)

      S. K. Chen, A. Serquis, G. Serrano, K. A. Yates, M. G. Blamire, D. Guthrie, J. Cooper, H. Wang, S. Margadonna and J. L. MacManus-Driscoll

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700254

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      By applying a combination of characterisations, conclusive experimental evidence of changes in structural and superconducting properties with nominal Mg non-stoichiometry in MgxB2 is presented. The non-stoichiometry produces enhanced in-field critical current densities and upper critical field/irreversibility field values. Upper critical fields of ∼21 T (4.2 K) were obtained in nominal Mg-deficient samples compared to ∼17 T (4.2 K) for near-stoichiometric samples.

    12. Nanodot-Enhanced High-Efficiency Pure-White Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Mixed-Host Structures (pages 121–126)

      J.-H. Jou, C.-C. Chen, Y.-C. Chung, M.-F. Hsu, C.-H. Wu, S.-M. Shen, M.-H. Wu, W.-B. Wang, Y.-C. Tsai, C.-P. Wang and J.-J. Shyue

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700436

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      High-efficiency pure-white fluorescent organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are fabricated using small polysilicic acid (PSA) nanodot embedded polymeric hole-transporting layer. By incorporating 3 nm PSA nanodots into poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), the white OLEDs show an efficiency of 17.1 lm W–1 at 100 cd m–2.

    13. Microstructures of CGO and YSZ Thin Films by Pulsed Laser Deposition (pages 127–135)

      A. Infortuna, A. S. Harvey and L. J. Gauckler

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700136

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      The microstructures of CGO and YSZ thin films deposited by PLD are studied by TEM. They range from highly porous to fully dense depending strongly on the oxygen pressure during the deposition process (see figure) while the substrate temperature has a minor effect. In-plane electric conductivities of the films correspond well with the microstructures on the basis of a model previously developed for metallic sputtered films.

    14. An Organic Light-Emitting Diode with Field-Effect Electron Transport (pages 136–144)

      S. Schols, S. Verlaak, C. Rolin, D. Cheyns, J. Genoe and P. Heremans

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700769

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      An organic light-emitting diode is fabricated with a remote metallic cathode as schematically illustrated in the figure. The electrons injected by the cathode accumulate at an organic heterojunction and are transported to the light-emission zone by field-effect. High current densities are achieved in the device and the remoteness of the metal cathode allows for top-emission.

    15. Inverted Solution Processable OLEDs Using a Metal Oxide as an Electron Injection Contact. (pages 145–150)

      H. J. Bolink, E. Coronado, D. Repetto, M. Sessolo, E. M. Barea, J. Bisquert, G. Garcia-Belmonte, J. Prochazka and L. Kavan

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700686

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      A new electroluminescent device using an air-stable metal oxide as the cathode is described. High luminance values (see figure) are obtained at low driving voltages. This shows the potential of this new type of device for unencapsulated organic light-emitting devices.

  9. Index

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    2. Cover Picture
    3. Inside Front Cover
    4. Contents
    5. Corrections
    6. Editorial
    7. Guide for Authors
    8. Feature Article
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