Advanced Functional Materials

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Advanced Functional Materials has received a 2014 Impact Factor of 11.8 - another record high for the journal!

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  1. Quaternized Pyridyloxy Phthalocyanines Render Aqueous Electron-Donor Carbon Nanotubes as Unprecedented Supramolecular Materials for Energy Conversion

    Eduardo Anaya-Plaza, María Moreno Oliva, Andreas Kunzmann, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Rubén D. Costa, Andrés de la Escosura, Dirk M. Guldi and Tomás Torres

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201503002

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    Aqueous carbon nanotube hybrids are developed through supramolecular immobilization of quaternized pyridyloxy phthalocynanines (ZnPc). The water-solubility and excellent electron-accepting features of these ZnPc derivatives switch the redox and photophysical properties of single wall carbon nanotubes, which can actually be used for energy conversion.

  2. Isotropic Holographic Metasurfaces for Dual-Functional Radiations without Mutual Interferences

    Yun Bo Li, Ben Geng Cai, Qiang Cheng and Tie Jun Cui

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201503654

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    A new methodis proposed to design planar dual-functional devices using isotropic holographic metasurface, in which two different functions are written on the same hologram with no mutual coupling. In this specific design, double-beam or double-polarization radiate devices are realized independently by orthogonal excitations. Scanning radiate beams that are only controlled by frequency with different performances under orthogonal polarizations are demonstrated.

  3. Comment on “Interesting Evidence for Template-Induced Ferroelectric Behavior in Ultra-Thin Titanium Dioxide Films Grown on (110) Neodymium Gallium Oxide Substrates”

    Stella Skiadopoulou, Stanislav Kamba, Jan Drahokoupil, Jan Kroupa, Nitin Deepak, Martyn E. Pemble and Roger W. Whatmore

    Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502441

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    X-ray diffraction, second-harmonic generation and infrared reflectance investigations reveal no evidence for a polar phase or ferroelectric phase transition in 1.6% tensile strained anatase TiO2 thin films. This indicates that the previously-reported potential ferroelectric behaviour, observed using piezoelectric force microscopy, may have been defect related, or the polar distortion is too small to detect using these methods.

  4. Nanoimprinted, Submicrometric, MOF-Based 2D Photonic Structures: Toward Easy Selective Vapors Sensing by a Smartphone Camera

    Olivier Dalstein, Davide R. Ceratti, Cédric Boissière, David Grosso, Andrea Cattoni and Marco Faustini

    Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201503016

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    2D Photonic metal–organic framework (MOF)-based homo- and heterostructures are fabricated by soft-lithographic approaches. This versatile approach allows preparation of large-scale patterned surfaces on several substrates including flexible plastics. The materials are used as selective optical sensing platform. Detection of toxic vapors such as styrene is performed by using an easy transduction method, compatible with smartphone camera technology.

  5. A Cross-Linkable Donor Polymer as the Underlying Layer to Tune the Active Layer Morphology of Polymer Solar Cells

    Bin Meng, Zaiyu Wang, Wei Ma, Zhiyuan Xie, Jun Liu and Lixiang Wang

    Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201503833

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    A cross-linkable donor polymer is developed and used as the underlying layer to improve the vertical composition distribution of donor:acceptor in the active layer of polymer solar cells (PSCs). With the improvement, the regular PSC device based on PTB7:PC71BM active layer exhibits power conversion efficiency increase from 7.41% to 8.55%.