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  1. Highly Sensitive, Transparent, and Durable Pressure Sensors Based on Sea-Urchin Shaped Metal Nanoparticles

    Donghwa Lee, Hyungjin Lee, Youngjun Jeong, Yumi Ahn, Geonik Nam and Youngu Lee

    Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603526

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    Highly sensitive, transparent, and durable pressure sensors have been fabricated using sea-urchin shaped metal nanoparticles and insulating polyurethane elastomer. The pressure sensors exhibit outstanding sensitivity (2.46 kPa−1), superior optical transmittance (84.8% at 550 nm), fast response/relaxation time (30 ms), and excellent operational durability. In addition, the pressure sensors successfully detect minute movements of human muscles.

  2. Near-Infrared-Triggered Azobenzene-Liposome/Upconversion Nanoparticle Hybrid Vesicles for Remotely Controlled Drug Delivery to Overcome Cancer Multidrug Resistance

    Chi Yao, Peiyuan Wang, Xiaomin Li, Xiaoyu Hu, Junli Hou, Leyong Wang and Fan Zhang

    Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201503799

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    Overcoming multidrug resistance is achieved by developing a novel drug delivery system paradigm based on azobenzene liposome and phosphatidylcholine-modified upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP) hybrid vesicles for controlled drug release using near-infrared (NIR) laser. Upon 980 nm light irradiation, the reversible photo-isomerization of azobenzene derivatives by simultaneous UV and visible light emitted from the UCNPs makes it possible to realize NIR-triggered chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin release.

  3. A Cytocompatible Robust Hybrid Conducting Polymer Hydrogel for Use in a Magnesium Battery

    Changchun Yu, Caiyun Wang, Xiao Liu, Xiaoteng Jia, Sina Naficy, Kewei Shu, Maria Forsyth and Gordon G. Wallace

    Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201601755

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    A cytocompatible robust hybrid conducting polymer hydrogel, polypyrrole/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) is developed. This hydrogel is suitable for electrode-cellular applications. It demonstrates a high battery performance when coupled with a bioresorbable Mg alloy in phosphate-buffered saline. A combination of suitable mechanical and electrochemical properties makes this hydrogel a promising material for bionic applications.

  4. Breathable and Wearable Energy Storage Based on Highly Flexible Paper Electrodes

    Liubing Dong, Chengjun Xu, Yang Li, Zhengze Pan, Gemeng Liang, Enlou Zhou, Feiyu Kang and Quan-Hong Yang

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602541

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    Breathable and wearable energy storage is achieved based on an innovative design solution. Carbon nanotube/MnO2-decorated air-laid paper electrodes, with outstanding flexibility and good electrochemical performances, are prepared. They are then assembled into solid-state supercapacitors. By making through-holes on the supercapacitors, breathable and flexible supercapacitors are successfully fabricated.

  5. Nanoscale Polymer Metal-Organic Framework Hybrids for Effective Photothermal Therapy of Colon Cancers

    Weiqi Wang, Lei Wang, Yang Li, Shi Liu, Zhigang Xie and Xiabin Jing

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602997

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    A UiO-66 core with various sizes acts as heterogeneous nucleation center and enables aniline polymerization under ambient conditions. The as-synthesized UiO-66@PAN possesses uniform size and excellent dispersibility in aqueous solution. UiO-66@PAN can be internalized by cancer cells via endocytosis, and indicates significant photothermal therapeutic effect in vitro, and can effectively inhibit the growth of colon cancers in vivo.

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