Advanced Functional Materials

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Advanced Functional Materials has received a 2014 Impact Factor of 11.8 - another record high for the journal!

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  1. Utilization of the Antiferromagnetic IrMn Electrode in Spin Thermoelectric Devices and Their Beneficial Hybrid for Thermopiles

    Dong-Jun Kim, Kyeong-Dong Lee, Srivathsava Surabhi, Soon-Gil Yoon, Jong-Ryul Jeong and Byong-Guk Park

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505514

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    A simple and straightforward method of spin thermopiling using antiferromagnetic IrMn is demonstrated. The IrMn is a novel electrode in spin thermoelectrics not only for enhanced thermopower but also for modulation of magnetic configuration. The scalable signal amplification in spin thermopiles with exchange-biased structures allowing a large-area application paves the way toward the development of practical thermoelectric devices.

  2. Flexible Plasmonic Metasurfaces with User-Designed Patterns for Molecular Sensing and Cryptography

    Xiangjiang Liu, Jiajun Wang, Longhua Tang, Lijuan Xie and Yibin Ying

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601154

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    A large, flexible metasurface with arbitrary designed iridescent patterns is developed. Such naked-eye recognizable patterns on flexible films lead to new functionalities and novel applications thanks to the excellent plasmonic properties. Non-invasive SERS sensing, reflective displays, and information encryption are all demonstrated as novel applications of these low-cost metafilms.

  3. Reinventing Butyl Rubber for Stretchable Electronics

    Akhil Vohra, Heather L. Filiatrault, Stanley D. Amyotte, R. Stephen Carmichael, Natalie D. Suhan, Conrad Siegers, Lorenzo Ferrari, Gregory J. E. Davidson and Tricia Breen Carmichael

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601283

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    An elastomer long known for its excellent gas impermeability—butyl rubber—is reinvented for use in stretchable electronics to protect sensitive device materials and extend the lifetimes of stretchable devices. A new transparent butyl rubber formulation is reported, and its use as stretchable gas barrier for materials and devices sensitive to oxygen and moisture, such as organic semiconductors and light emitting devices, is demonstrated.

  4. Overall Water Splitting Catalyzed Efficiently by an Ultrathin Nanosheet-Built, Hollow Ni3S2-Based Electrocatalyst

    Yuanyuan Wu, Guo-Dong Li, Yipu Liu, Lan Yang, Xinran Lian, Tewodros Asefa and Xiaoxin Zou

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601315

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    A novel, non-noble metal-based water splitting electrocatalyst comprising nickel foam-supported, ultrathin nanosheet-built, hollow MoOx/Ni3S2 microspheres has been synthesized. This material gives an impressive water-splitting current density of 10 mA cm−2 at ≈1.45 V with remarkable durability for >100 h when used as electrocatalysts both at the cathode and the anode sides of an alkaline electrolyzer.

  5. Bioinspired Nanocomposites: Ordered 2D Materials Within a 3D Lattice

    Matteo Di Giosia, Iryna Polishchuk, Eva Weber, Simona Fermani, Luca Pasquini, Nicola M. Pugno, Francesco Zerbetto, Marco Montalti, Matteo Calvaresi, Giuseppe Falini and Boaz Pokroy

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601318

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    A novel single-crystalline-based composite is fabricated through the incorporation of graphene oxide into the crystal lattice of calcite. The material is characterized by state-of-the-art tolls such as high-resolution aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy, synchrotron diffraction, nanomechanical testing, and optical measurements. In contrast to pure calcite the composite hybrid exhibits fluorescence and enhancement in mechanical properties.