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  1. Detrimental Effect of Silicon Nanoparticles on P3HT:PCBM-Based OPV Devices

    Mejd Alsari, Yamila M. Omar, Manas K. Panda, Matteo Chiesa, Panče Naumov and Samuele Lilliu

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500051

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    Power conversion efficiency(PCE) is measured for organic solar cells based on P3HT:PCBM blended with red fluorescent 2.85 nm silicon nanoparticles (Si-NPs) with different (P3HT:PCBM):Si-NP weight ratios (from 1:0 Ref. to 1:2). The PCE decreases as the amount of Si-NPs increases.

  2. A Sunlight-Induced Click Reaction as an Efficient Route to Cyclic Aliphatic Polyesters

    Thomas Josse, Julien De Winter, Ozcan Altintas, Philippe Dubois, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Pascal Gerbaux and Olivier Coulembier

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500054

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    A sunlight-induced Diels–Alder reaction is demonstrated for the preparation of cyclic polyesters. Under highly divergent atmospheric conditions, cyclic polyesters of high purity are obtained by taking advantage of the natural UV irradiation from the sun. Both summer and winter conditions show impressive performances, allowing to extrapolate the reported protocol to almost any place on earth.

  3. Reduced In-Plane Swelling of Nafion by a Biaxial Modification Process

    Steffen Hink, Dirk Henkensmeier, Jong Hyun Jang, Hyoung-Juhn Kim, Jonghee Han and Suk-Woo Nam

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500063

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    A one-way shape memory effect is used to change the direction of water-induced membrane swelling from in-plane to through-plane. Because membranes are clamped between bipolar plates in a fuel cell, the shape memory effect is re-established when membranes dry. This prevents the membrane expanding and forming wrinkles, and therefore could significantly increase the lifetime of fuel cells.

  4. Masthead: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 8/2015

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201570026

  5. Contents: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 8/2015 (pages 815–817)

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201570027