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Online ISSN: 1521-4095
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
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Recently Published Articles
- Grooved Organogel Surfaces towards Anisotropic Sliding of Water Droplets
Pengchao Zhang, Hongliang Liu, Jingxin Meng, Gao Yang, Xueli Liu, Shutao Wang and Lei Jiang
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305914
Periodic micro-grooved organogel surfaces can easily realize the anisotropic sliding of water droplets attributing to the formed slippery water/oil/solid interface. Different from the existing anisotropic surfaces, this novel surface provides a versatile candidate for the anisotropic sliding of water droplets and might present a promising way for the easy manipulation of liquid droplets for water collection, liquid-directional transportation, and microfluidics.
- Microfluidic-Assisted Self-Assembly of Complex Dendritic Polyethylene Drug Delivery Nanocapsules
Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi, Vahid Karimkhani, Fatemeh Sadat Majedi, Jules John Van Dersarl, Erfan Dashtimoghadam, Faramarz Afshar-Taromi, Hamid Mirzadeh, Arnaud Bertsch, Karl I. Jacob, Philippe Renaud, Florian J. Stadler and Il Kim
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305753
Microfluidic platform for the synthesis of complex nanocapsules is presented via a controlled self-assembly. The monodisperse nanocapsules in the range of 50–200 nm consist of a dendritic polyethylene core and a Pluronic copolymer shell. The resultant nanocarriers encapsulate large amount of hydrophobic anticancer drug like paclitaxel while providing a low complement activation as well as sustained release profile with high tunability.
- 25th Anniversary Article: Semiconductor Nanowires – Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Neil P. Dasgupta, Jianwei Sun, Chong Liu, Sarah Brittman, Sean C. Andrews, Jongwoo Lim, Hanwei Gao, Ruoxue Yan and Peidong Yang
Article first published online: 6 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305929
Semiconductor nanowires have been studied extensively for their novel electronic, photonic, thermal, electrochemical and mechanical properties. This comprehensive review summarizes major advances in the synthesis, characterization, and application of these materials in the past decade. Developments in nanowire synthesis are presented, followed by the application of nanowires in electronic, sensor, photonic, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, photoelectrochemical, battery, mechanical, and biological applications.
- 25th Anniversary Article: High-Mobility Hole and Electron Transport Conjugated Polymers: How Structure Defines Function
Yoann Olivier, Dorota Niedzialek, Vincent Lemaur, Wojciech Pisula, Klaus Müllen, Unsal Koldemir, John R. Reynolds, Roberto Lazzaroni, Jérôme Cornil and David Beljonne
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305809
By means of combined computational tools based on molecular mechanics/dynamics and quantum-chemistry, the relationships between the chemical structure and the supramolecular organization of p- and n-type p-conjugated polymers are highlighted and the implications for charge transport are discussed. Specifically, the crucial role of the alkyl side chains in driving a structural organization that favors high hole and/or electron mobility is emphasized.
- The Optical Fiber Tip: An Inherently Light-Coupled Microscopic Platform for Micro- and Nanotechnologies
Gorgi Kostovski, Paul R. Stoddart and Arnan Mitchell
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304605
The tip of the optical fiber is a compelling microscopic substrate for miniaturized photonic devices. This article reviews approaches for fabricating 2D and 3D micro and nanostructures on the fiber tip. Techniques include self-assembly, through-fiber patterning, photolithography, interference lithography, nanoimprinting, EBL, FIB, and hybrid micro- and nanotransfer techniques. Applications including pressure sensors, enhanced optical coupling, SNOM, SERS, AFM and lab-on-a-tip. Potential for mass fabrication and commercialization is also discussed.