Advanced Materials

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January 8, 2014

Volume 26, Issue 1

Pages 1–188

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      25th Anniversary: (Adv. Mater. 1/2014) (page 1)

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201470001

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      In this issue, a collection of 25th anniversary articles is presented, highlighting progress, applications, and recent work in a variety of fields, including light-sensitive materials for solar cells, hydrogels and soft matter, biologically inspired materials, and carbon nanotubes/graphene. The front cover features a collage of cover images from previous issues of Advanced Materials.

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      Carbon: 25th Anniversary Article: Chemically Modified/Doped Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene for Optimized Nanostructures & Nanodevices (Adv. Mater. 1/2014) (page 2)

      Uday Narayan Maiti, Won Jun Lee, Ju Min Lee, Youngtak Oh, Ju Young Kim, Ji Eun Kim, Jongwon Shim, Tae Hee Han and Sang Ouk Kim

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201470002

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      The current research status of chemical modification/doping of carbon nanotubes and graphene and their relevant applications is reviewed by Sang Ouk Kim and co-workers on page 40. Unlike pristine graphitic carbons with limited application scopes, chemically modified/doped graphitic carbons with controllable workfunction, carrier density, surface energy, and surface reactivity may offer optimized applications to various areas, including flexible electronics/optoelectronics, energy conversion/storage, nanocomposites, and environmental remediation.

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      Nanocomposites: 25th Anniversary Article: Artificial Carbonate Nanocrystals and Layered Structural Nanocomposites Inspired by Nacre: Synthesis, Fabrication and Applications (Adv. Mater. 1/2014) (page 192)

      Hong-Bin Yao, Jin Ge, Li-Bo Mao, You-Xian Yan and Shu-Hong Yu

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201470005

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      Two kinds of nacre-inspired materials, including artificial carbonate nanocrystals and layered structural nanocomposites are reviewed by Shu-Hong Yu and co-workers on page 163. Nacre is a naturally occurring material that can be found on the inner surfaces of molluscs, for example mussels. The review presents an overview of the latest developments and advances in the synthesis and fabrication, as well as applications of such nacre-inspired materials.

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    1. Masthead: (Adv. Mater. 1/2014)

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201470004

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    1. Contents: (Adv. Mater. 1/2014) (pages 3–7)

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201470003

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      Looking Forward (pages 8–9)

      James Cook

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201306062

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    1. 25th Anniversary Article: Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: Understanding the Mechanism of Operation (pages 10–28)

      Alan J. Heeger

      Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304373

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      The operation of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells is reviewed. Ultrafast charge transfer arises from fundamental quantum uncertainty as expressed by the uncertainty principle; mobile charges are generated directly by ultrafast charge transfer. Sweep-out of the mobile carriers by the internal field prior to recombination is essential to obtain a high performance, especially a high fill factor.

    2. 25th Anniversary Article: Rise to Power – OPV-Based Solar Parks (pages 29–39)

      Frederik C. Krebs, Nieves Espinosa, Markus Hösel, Roar R. Søndergaard and Mikkel Jørgensen

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302031

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      Solar parks based on polymer solar cells with an indium-tin-oxide free fully printable device architecture. The solar cells are roll-to-roll printed and coated on long rolls where all solar cells are serially connected into one large module and installed by rolling the foil out at >100 m min−1. High voltages ensure efficient energy harvesting using only two wires for electrical connection at opposite ends.

    3. 25th Anniversary Article: Chemically Modified/Doped Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene for Optimized Nanostructures & Nanodevices (pages 40–67)

      Uday Narayan Maiti, Won Jun Lee, Ju Min Lee, Youngtak Oh, Ju Young Kim, Ji Eun Kim, Jongwon Shim, Tae Hee Han and Sang Ouk Kim

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303265

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      The current research status in the chemical modification/doping of carbon nanotubes and graphene is reviewed and their relevant applications in diverse areas, such as flexible electronics/optoelectronics, energy conversion/storage, nanocomposites and environmental remediation are discussed. An overview of specific correlations between chemical modification/doping of the graphitic carbons with their tunable material properties is presented, which offers research direction to realize idealized graphitic carbon nanostructures in future advanced applications.

    4. 25th Anniversary Article: Design of Polymethine Dyes for All-Optical Switching Applications: Guidance from Theoretical and Computational Studies (pages 68–84)

      Rebecca L. Gieseking, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Chad Risko, Seth R. Marder and Jean-Luc Brédas

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302676

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      Polymethine dyes have the potential to meet the stringent requirements for all-optical switching applications: that is, controlling light with light. Here, we review the theory behind the design of π-conjugated molecular materials for all-optical switching applications and examine the role of computational chemistry in exploring the optical properties of these systems

    5. 25th Anniversary Article: Rational Design and Applications of Hydrogels in Regenerative Medicine (pages 85–124)

      Nasim Annabi, Ali Tamayol, Jorge Alfredo Uquillas, Mohsen Akbari, Luiz E. Bertassoni, Chaenyung Cha, Gulden Camci-Unal, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, Nicholas A. Peppas and Ali Khademhosseini

      Article first published online: 4 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303233

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      Recent advances in the design of hydrogels with tunable physiochemical and biological properties and their potential applications in regenerative medicine are discussed, along with emerging technologies developed over the past decade to control the micro- and nanoscale architectures of three-dimensional hydrogels for clinical use.

    6. 25th Anniversary Article: Designer Hydrogels for Cell Cultures: A Materials Selection Guide (pages 125–148)

      Julian Thiele, Yujie Ma, Stéphanie M. C. Bruekers, Shaohua Ma and Wilhelm T. S. Huck

      Article first published online: 13 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302958

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      This review surveys the current developments for hydrogels that are fabricated from natural and synthetic polymers for use as tailored cell culture materials. By focusing on chemical functionalization, physical manipulation, and material properties, this review serves as a guide to select hydrogel materials to answer specific questions in cell biology.

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      25th Anniversary Article: A Soft Future: From Robots and Sensor Skin to Energy Harvesters (pages 149–162)

      Siegfried Bauer, Simona Bauer-Gogonea, Ingrid Graz, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Christoph Keplinger and Reinhard Schwödiauer

      Article first published online: 4 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303349

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      Soft matter is in the focus of current materials research for the development of functional devices mimicking nature. The review focuses on soft robots, electronic skin and soft energy generators and storage elements. The image displays examples of soft devices, a robotic gripper, an electronic film that can be crumpled, a stretchable accumulator and an ultraflexible organic light emitting diode.

    8. 25th Anniversary Article: Artificial Carbonate Nanocrystals and Layered Structural Nanocomposites Inspired by Nacre: Synthesis, Fabrication and Applications (pages 163–188)

      Hong-Bin Yao, Jin Ge, Li-Bo Mao, You-Xian Yan and Shu-Hong Yu

      Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303470

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      Artificial carbonate nanocrystals and layered structural nanocomposites: this review focuses on two kinds of nacre-inspired materials, including artificial carbonate nanocrystals and layered structural nanocomposites. An overview of the latest developments and advances in the synthesis, fabrication, and applications of nacre-inspired materials is presented.

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