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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. Contents: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 33/2015) (pages 5243–5249)

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570221

  2. Nanoreactors: A Hybrid Silica Nanoreactor Framework for Encapsulation of Hollow Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles of Superior T1 Magnetic Resonance Relaxivity (Adv. Funct. Mater. 33/2015) (page 5403)

    Benedict You Wei Hsu, Michael Ng, Yu Zhang, Siew Yee Wong, Kishore Bhakoo, Xu Li and John Wang

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570223

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    A hybrid silica nanoreactor framework with poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)-perforated silica walls is designed to prepare hollow MnO nanoparticles with different nanocomposite architectures under highly controlled conditions, by X. Li, J. Wang, and co-workers on page 5269. The resultant hollow nanoparticles are integrated within the hybrid nanoreactor, and are shown to demonstrate good contrast in magnetic resonance imaging for an optimal cluster on nanoparticles in the framework.

  3. Masthead: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 33/2015)

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570222

  4. Direct Writing: Painting and Direct Writing of Silver Nanostructures on Phosphate Glass with Electron Beam Irradiation (Adv. Funct. Mater. 33/2015) (page 5242)

    Kyle E. Jacobs and Placid M. Ferreira

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570220

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    On page 5261, P. M. Ferreira and co-workers demonstrate direct writing of silver nanoparticles in a solid-state superionic conductor, AgIAgPO3 superionic glass, using an electron beam. The transparent glass forms a blank canvas where localized electron irradiation causes subsurface silver precipitation, resulting in a wide and tunable range of colors. The optical image of a sunset-at-the-beach scene is written with an electron beam at 3 kV and 6 kV.

  5. Energy Harvesting: Measured Output Voltages of Piezoelectric Devices Depend on the Resistance of Voltmeter (Adv. Funct. Mater. 33/2015) (page 5404)

    Yewang Su, Canan Dagdeviren and Rui Li

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570224

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    A lead zirconate titanate (PZT) mechanical energy harvester (MEH) enables high efficiency mechanical to electrical energy conversion from the natural contractile and relaxation motion of the heart. On page 5320, Y. Su, C. Dagdeviren, and co-workers show that the measured voltage of the MEH depends on the inner resistance of the voltmeter, which is contrary to the established knowledge that the measurement results are independent of the instruments used. Cover designed by Zhenhai Li.