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  1. Nanoarchitectonics for Dynamic Functional Materials from Atomic-/Molecular-Level Manipulation to Macroscopic Action

    Katsuhiko Ariga, Junbai Li, Jinbo Fei, Qingmin Ji and Jonathan P. Hill

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502545

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    From atom to space, objects in all dimensions have their motional dynamism and dynamic mutual interactions. A novel paradigm, nanoarchitectonics, is proposed, which aims to architect functional materials through dynamic harmonization of atomic-/molecular-level manipulation and control, chemical nanofabrication, self-organization, and field-controlled organization. Various examples of dynamic functional materials are explained from the atom-/molecular-level to human motion size.

  2. Self-Assembled Smart Nanocarriers for Targeted Drug Delivery

    Wei Cui, Junbai Li and Gero Decher

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502479

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    There is a great demand and challenge to design new drug carriers that direct toward integrating several drug-delivery technologies in order to provide a system with multifunctional properties. Selective recognition in nanostructured systems is critical for new carriers. This demands that newly designed carriers shall have site-specific modified functional groups to enhance the selectivity to the tissues, cells, or subcellular compartments.

  3. Self-Passivation of Defects: Effects of High-Energy Particle Irradiation on the Elastic Modulus of Multilayer Graphene

    Kai Liu, Cheng-Lun Hsin, Deyi Fu, Joonki Suh, Sefaattin Tongay, Michelle Chen, Yinghui Sun, Aiming Yan, Joonsuk Park, Kin M. Yu, Wenli Guo, Alex Zettl, Haimei Zheng, Daryl C. Chrzan and Junqiao Wu

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201501752

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    The elastic modulus of multilayer graphene is found to be more robust to damage created by high-energy α-particle irradiation as compared to monolayer graphene. Theoretical analysis indicates that irradiation of multilayer graphene generates interlayer links that potentially increase the stiffness of the multilayer by passivating local defects.

  4. Prototype Sodium-Ion Batteries Using an Air-Stable and Co/Ni-Free O3-Layered Metal Oxide Cathode

    Linqin Mu, Shuyin Xu, Yunming Li, Yong-Sheng Hu, Hong Li, Liquan Chen and Xuejie Huang

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502449

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    A prototype rechargeable sodium-ion battery using a O3-Na0.90[Cu0.22Fe0.30Mn0.48]O2 cathode and a hard carbon anode is demonstrated to show an energy density of 210 Wh kg−1, a round-trip energy efficiency of 90%, a high rate capability (up to 6C rate), and excellent cycling stability.

  5. Fabrication and Doping Methods for Silicon Nano- and Micropillar Arrays for Solar-Cell Applications: A Review

    Rick Elbersen, Wouter Vijselaar, Roald M. Tiggelaar, Han Gardeniers and Jurriaan Huskens

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502632

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    Silicon plays a large role in the field of solar cells and solar-to-fuel devices. As a result, there are many different fabrication and doping methods for silicon nano-/micropillars. The available fabrication and doping techniques are summarized, along with an overview of their analysis, both in 2D and 3D.