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  1. A Cold-Flow Process for Fabricating a High-Volumetric-Energy-Density Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Yuanxin Wan, Xiaoqian Xu, Jingwen Liu, Ye Sha, Yaojun Chen, Lingling Li, Gi Xue, Xiaoliang Wang and Dongshan Zhou

    Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600156

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    A SnO2@carbon composite with a high tap density is fabricated via a cold-flow process, in which high pressure causes the fusion of the different nanoparticles of the carbon precursor to form a microstructure. The as-prepared composite exhibits excellent properties in terms of capacity, cycle life, and rate capability. With a highly compact density of more than 2 mg cm−2, the anode possesses a high volumetric energy density.

  2. Transparent, Flexible, and Passive Thermal Touch Panel

    Mikko Ruoho, Taneli Juntunen, Tapani Alasaarela, Marko Pudas and Ilkka Tittonen

    Version of Record online: 19 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600204

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    A flexible, scalable, passive, and highly transparent touch panel design based on the Seebeck effect is presented. The passive nature of the thermoelectric touch recognition allows the performance of the sensor to be optimal at moderate sheet resistance values for the transparent conductive layers. The demonstrator presented achieves a signal-to-noise ratio of 20 with a rise time of 90 ms.

  3. Composites of Polymer and Carbon Nanostructures for Self-Healing Chemical Sensors

    Tan-Phat Huynh, Muhammad Khatib, Rawan Srour, Marian Plotkin, Weiwei Wu, Rotem Vishinkin, Naseem Hayek, Han Jin, Oz M. Gazit and Hossam Haick

    Version of Record online: 19 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600187

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    True self-healing composites consisting polymers and carbon nanomaterials are customized and characterized. The sensors are examined under exposure to volatile organic compounds that are derived from human breath/skin under different condition.

  4. Stepping Toward Self-Powered Papertronics: Integrating Biobatteries into a Single Sheet of Paper

    Yang Gao and Seokheun Choi

    Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600194

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    A stackable and 3D manufactured bacteria-powered battery is constructed within a single sheet of paper for on-chip, disposable paper-based electronics or “papertronics.” The manufacturing technique on paper greatly reduces fabrication time and cost of the biobatteries and revolutionizes their potential use as a disposable power source in remote and resource-limited regions for self-powered papertronics.

  5. Wireless Power Transmission via Modulated Laser Irradiation of Pyroelectric Thin Films

    Brendan Hanrahan, Cameron Neville, Andrew Smith, Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, Nicholas Jankowski and Chris Mike Waits

    Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600178

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    Long-distance wireless power transmission is enabled by laser-heating a pyroelectric thin film. The modulated laser is synchronized with an applied electric field in order to accomplish energy conversion cycles. Energy density is found to vary with synchronization while power density is optimized by the trade-off between laser power and the transient thermal properties of the thin film system.