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  1. Highly Porous Materials as Tunable Electrocatalysts for the Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution Reaction

    Marc Ledendecker, Guylhaine Clavel, Markus Antonietti and Menny Shalom

    Article first published online: 22 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402078

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    A facile synthesis of highly porous manganese doped sponge-like nickel materials embedded in a carbon and nitrogen matrix is presented. The new materials demonstrate high electrocatalytic activity towards the water splitting reaction both in the hydrogen and oxygen evolution reaction. The use of these materials for both reactions results in a 70% voltage efficiency in the overall water splitting reaction.

  2. Mesoporous Silica Coated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Multifunctional Light-Responsive Platform for Cancer Combination Therapy

    Jingjing Liu, Chao Wang, Xiaojing Wang, Xin Wang, Liang Cheng, Yonggang Li and Zhuang Liu

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403079

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    Mesoporous silica coated single-wall carbon nanotubes with polyethylene glycol functionalization and anti-cancer drug loading are developed as a multi­functional theranostic platform. Upon systemic administration of such nano-agent, combined photothermal and chemotherapy, which is under the guidance of multimodal magnetic resonance and photoacoustic imaging, is conducted on an animal tumor model, achieving a great synergistic therapeutic effect.

  3. A Free-Standing and Ultralong-Life Lithium-Selenium Battery Cathode Enabled by 3D Mesoporous Carbon/Graphene Hierarchical Architecture

    Kai Han, Zhao Liu, Jingmei Shen, Yuyuan Lin, Fang Dai and Hongqi Ye

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402815

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    Free-standing selenium cathode for lithium-selenium batteries are developed by embedding selenium-impreganated mesoporous carbon nanoparticles in graphene sheets (Se/MCN-RGO). The 3D hierarchical architecture provides excellent electrical and ionic conductivity, and also suppresses polyselenides shuttling and accommodates volume change. The Se/MCN-RGO exhibits ultra-long cycle life with capacity retention of 89% after 1300 cycles at 1 C.

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    Nanotubes: Self-Compensated Insulating ZnO-Based Piezoelectric Nanogenerators (Adv. Funct. Mater. 44/2014) (page 6948)

    Dohwan Kim, Keun Young Lee, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Subrata Majumder and Sang-Woo Kim

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470288

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    High performance piezoelectric nanogenerators based on self-compensated insulating ZnO via native defect control are demonstrated by S.-W. Kim and co-workers on page 6949. Self-compensation of donor and acceptor type native defects makes ZnO insulating. Without additional passivation agents, dramatic enhancement of the piezoelectric output performance is observed compared to a donor defect rich ZnO NG under same mechanical strain.

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    DNA Mutation: Ultrasensitive Detection of Mitochondrial DNA Mutation by Graphene Oxide/DNA Hydrogel Electrode (Adv. Funct. Mater. 44/2014) (page 6897)

    Liping Sun, Nan Hu, Jian Peng, Liyu Chen and Jian Weng

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470285

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    On page 6905, J. Weng and team prepare a hydrogel electrode with ultrasensitive detection from graphene oxide and fish sperm DNA. The linear range for mitochondrial DNA detection is from 1.0 × 10−9 to 1.0 × 10−20m with a detection limit of 1.0 × 10−20m. The result is ascribed to the bionic interface and tuneable conductivity of the hydrogel electrode.