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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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- Biosensors: SERS Encoded Silver Pyramids for Attomolar Detection of Multiplexed Disease Biomarkers (Adv. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1799)
Liguang Xu, Wenjing Yan, Wei Ma, Hua Kuang, Xiaoling Wu, Liqaing Liu, Yuan Zhao, Libing Wang and Chuanlai Xu
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570070
DNA-frame-mediated self-assembly of Ag nanoparticle pyramids encoded with triple Raman reporter molecules are developed by H. Kuang and co-workers, described on page 1706. By using a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-encoded sensing system, the limit of detection (LOD) is 0.96 aM, 85 aM, and 9.2 aM for PSA, thrombin, and mucin-1, respectively. This work opens up a new avenue for the diagnosis and prognosis of early-stage diseases and drug-discovery programs.
- Membranes: Materials and Fractal Designs for 3D Multifunctional Integumentary Membranes with Capabilities in Cardiac Electrotherapy (Adv. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1730)
Lizhi Xu, Sarah R. Gutbrod, Yinji Ma, Artin Petrossians, Yuhao Liu, R. Chad Webb, Jonathan A. Fan, Zijian Yang, Renxiao Xu, John J. Whalen III, James D. Weiland, Yonggang Huang, Igor R. Efimov and John A. Rogers
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570069
An optical image of a 3D multifunctional integumentary membrane integrated on a Langendorff-perfused rabbit heart is shown. The inset shows an epicardial electrogram recorded using integrated fractal electrodes with PEDOT:PSS coatings, as described by J. A. Rogers and co-workers on page 1731.
- Electrospinning: Electrolyte-Assisted Electrospinning for a Self-Assembled, Free-Standing Nanofiber Membrane on a Curved Surface (Adv. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1638)
Sang Min Park and Dong Sung Kim
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570066
On page 1682, D. S. Kim and S. M. Park report an electrolyte-assisted electrospinning process, in which the electrolyte solution functions as a grounded electrode while exposing its fluidic nature, which enables flexible patterning and facile integration of a free-standing nanofiber membrane on a complex substrate, from a 2D flat surface to 3D curved geometry.
- Hydrogels: One Step Creation of Multifunctional 3D Architectured Hydrogels Inducing Bone Regeneration (Adv. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1800)
Axel T. Neffe, Benjamin F. Pierce, Giuseppe Tronci, Nan Ma, Erik Pittermann, Tim Gebauer, Oliver Frank, Michael Schossig, Xun Xu, Bettina M. Willie, Michèle Forner, Agnes Ellinghaus, Jasmin Lienau, Georg N. Duda and Andreas Lendlein
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570071
The back cover highlights the unique degradation behavior of hydrogels with 3D architectures (ArcGels). Hydrolytic cleavage of bonds results in a merging of pores, comparable to soap bubbles. This mechanism, described by A. Lendlein and co-workers on page 1738, results in pore growth during degradation, which putatively leads to mechanical stimulation of cells during the in vivo regeneration of bone.