Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2010
Wu Aik Yee, Shanxin Xiong, Guoqiang Ding, Chien Anh Nguyen, Pooi See Lee, Jan Ma, Masaya Kotaki, Ye Liu and Xuehong Lu
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201090055
Cover: The image presents electrospun PDVF membranes treated with supercritical CO2. The treatment induces the formation of nanopores and extended-chain β crystallites in the nanofibers. It also creates interfiber junctions, resulting in a remarkable improvement of the mechanical properties, enabling the membranes to retain their shape after ionic-liquid (IL) swelling. The ionic conductivity of the IL-loaded membrane is close to that of the neat IL. Further information can be found in the article by W. A. Yee, S. Xiong, G. Ding, C. A. Nguyen, P. S. Lee, J. Ma, M. Kotaki, Y. Liu, and X. Lu*on page 1779.