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Recently Published Articles
- Porous Graphene Materials for Advanced Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices
Sheng Han, Dongqing Wu, Shuang Li, Fan Zhang and Xinliang Feng
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303115
This Progress Report summarizes the typical fabrication methods for porous graphene materials with micro-, meso-, and macro-porous structures. The structure–property relationships of these materials and their application in advanced electrochemical devices such as lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells are also discussed.
- Core-Sheath Carbon Nanostructured Fibers for Efficient Wire-Shaped Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Xin Fang, Zhibin Yang, Longbin Qiu, Hao Sun, Shaowu Pan, Jue Deng, Yongfeng Luo and Huisheng Peng
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305241
A novel core-sheath carbon nanostructured fiber is created with high tensile strength, electrical conductivity, and electrocatalytic activity. In particular, the designed ribbon-like nanostructure on the outer surface favors the attachment and impregnation of a second functional phase that is critical for electronic devices. As a demonstration, novel wire-shaped dye-sensitized solar cells are produced with high energy conversion efficiencies up to 6.83%.
- Synthesis of a Covalent Monolayer Sheet by Photochemical Anthracene Dimerization at the Air/Water Interface and its Mechanical Characterization by AFM Indentation
Payam Payamyar, Khaled Kaja, Carlos Ruiz Vargas, Andreas Stemmer, Daniel J. Murray, Carey J. Johnson, Benjamin T. King, Florian Schiffmann, Joost VandeVondele, Alois Renn, Stephan Götzinger, Paola Ceroni, Andri Schütz, Lay-Theng Lee, Zhikun Zheng, Junji Sakamoto and A. Dieter Schlüter
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304705
Covalent monolayer sheets in 2 hours: spreading of threefold anthracene-equipped shape-persistent and amphiphilic monomers at the air/water interface followed by a short photochemical treatment provides access to infinitely sized, strictly monolayered, covalent sheets with in-plane elastic modulus in the range of 19 N/m.
- An Easy and Effective Method to Modulate Molecular Energy Level of the Polymer Based on Benzodithiophene for the Application in Polymer Solar Cells
Maojie Zhang, Xia Guo, Wei Ma, Shaoqing Zhang, Lijun Huo, Harald Ade and Jianhui Hou
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304631
Attaching meta-alkoxy-phenyl groups as conjugated side chains is an easy and effective way to modulate the molecular energy level of D-A polymer for photovoltaic application, and the polymer solar cells based on the polymer consisting meta-alkoxy-phenyl groups as conjugated side chain, PBT-OP, shows an enhanced open circuit voltage and thus higher efficiency of 7.50%, under the illumination of AM 1.5G, 100 mW/cm2.
- Artificial Ion Channels Regulating Light-Induced Ionic Currents in Photoelectrical Conversion Systems
Zheyi Meng, Han Bao, Jingtao Wang, Chendi Jiang, Minghui Zhang, Jin Zhai and Lei Jiang
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304755
Artificial ion channels are introduced into a photosystem II photoelectrical conversion system to mimic the photocurrent regulating of the natural PSII energy system on the thylakoid membrane. In the composite system, PSII complexes act as pumps to convert light into currents and artificial ion channels act as valves to regulate light-induced ionic currents.