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Recently Published Articles
- Edge-Selectively Halogenated Graphene Nanoplatelets (XGnPs, X = Cl, Br, or I) Prepared by Ball-Milling and Used as Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Jiantie Xu, In-Yup Jeon, Jeong-Min Seo, Shixue Dou, Liming Dai and Jong-Beom Baek
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402987
Edge-selectively halogenated graphene nanoplatelets (XGnPs, X = Cl, Br or I) are prepared by a simple mechanochemical ball-milling method, which allows low-cost and scalable production of XGnPs as highly stable anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
- Doxorubicin-Loaded Magnetic Silk Fibroin Nanoparticles for Targeted Therapy of Multidrug-Resistant Cancer
Ye Tian, Xuejiao Jiang, Xin Chen, Zhengzhong Shao and Wuli Yang
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403562
A strategy to prepare doxorubicin-loaded magnetic silk fibroin nanoparticles is presented. The nanoparticles serve as a nanometer-scale drug delivery system in the chemotherapy of multidrug resistant cancer under the guidance of a magnetic field. The magnetic tumor targeting ability broadens the range of biomedical applications of silk fibroin, and the nanoparticle-assisted preparation strategy is useful for the advancement of other biomacromolecule-based materials.
- Scalable Units for Building Cardiac Tissue
Xiaofeng Ye, Liang Lu, Martin E. Kolewe, Keith Hearon, Kristin M. Fischer, Jonathan Coppeta and Lisa E. Freed
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403074
Scalable units for building cardiac tissue are fabricated from biodegradable elastomeric polymers by pairwise stacking of heart cell scaffolds with sinusoidal internal pore architectures and dedicated perfusable microvessels with rapidly degrading porous interfaces in a parallel flow configuration. This platform supports viable heart cells in vitro and, if validated in vivo, may aid in the regenerative repair of vascularized tissues.
- High-Efficiency All-Polymer Solar Cells Based on a Pair of Crystalline Low-Bandgap Polymers
Cheng Mu, Peng Liu, Wei Ma, Kui Jiang, Jingbo Zhao, Kai Zhang, Zhihua Chen, Zhanhua Wei, Ya Yi, Jiannong Wang, Shihe Yang, Fei Huang, Antonio Facchetti, Harald Ade and He Yan
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402473
All-polymer solar cells based on a pair of crystalline low-bandgap polymers (NT and N2200) are demonstrated to achieve a high short circuit current density of 11.5 mA cm−2 and a power conversion efficiency of up to 5.0% under the standard AM1.5G spectrum with one sun intensity. The high performance of NT:N2200-based cells can be attributed to the low optical bandgaps of the polymers and the reasonably high and balanced electron and hole mobilities of the NT:N2200 blends due to the crystalline nature of the two polymers.
- Core–Shell-Type Magnetic Mesoporous Silica Nanocomposites for Bioimaging and Therapeutic Agent Delivery
Yao Wang and Hongchen Gu
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201401124
Magnetic mesoporous silica nanocomposites (M-MSNs) attract increasing attention due to their unique properties and high potential in biomedical applications. This Research News article highlights recent progress in the design of core–shell-type M-MSNs and several biomedical applications in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic targeted delivery and stimuli-responsive release of drugs, and successful encapsulation of DNA/siRNA inside mesopores.