Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Marbles: Controlling Structure, Shape, Stability, and Motion

    Syuji Fujii, Shin-ichi Yusa and Yoshinobu Nakamura

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603223

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    Liquid marbles are liquid-in-gas dispersed systems stabilized by solid particles adsorbed at the gas-liquid interface. The recent progress made in stimuli-responsive liquid marbles, whose structure, stability and movement can be controlled by external stimuli such as pH, temperature, light, magnetic and electric fields, ultrasonic, mechanical stress and organic solvents, is reviewed.

  2. Optical Properties of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials and their Applications

    Stephane Parola, Beatriz Julián-López, Luís D. Carlos and Clément Sanchez

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602730

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    This review reports the latest works on hybrid optical materials. It gives an insight in the state-of-the-art in the field of hybrid materials devoted to optics and in particular the relationship between the different types of structure, the organic-inorganic interfaces and the final properties of the systems.

  3. Donor and Acceptor Unit Sequences Influence Material Performance in Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene–6,7-Difluoroquinoxaline Small Molecule Donors for BHJ Solar Cells

    Kai Wang, Ru-Ze Liang, Jannic Wolf, Qasim Saleem, Maxime Babics, Philipp Wucher, Maged Abdelsamie, Aram Amassian, Michael Ryan Hansen and Pierre M. Beaujuge

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602162

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    Changing the sequence of donor and acceptor units along the π-extended backbone of benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene–6,7-difluoroquinoxaline small molecule (SM) donors critically impacts (i) molecular packing, (ii) propensity to order and preferential aggregate orientations in thin-films, and (iii) charge transport in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells. The lower-bandgap analogue (SM1) achieves distinct local packing and aggregation patterns in thin films, and optimized BHJ solar cell efficiencies of ≈6.6%.

  4. Complementarity and Uncertainty in Intrafibrillar Mineralization of Collagen

    Kai Jiao, Li-Na Niu, Chu-Fan Ma, Xue-Qing Huang, Dan-Dan Pei, Tao Luo, Qi Huang, Ji-Hua Chen and Franklin R. Tay

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602207

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    Polycation directed intrafibrillar mineralization of collagen adds complementarity and uncertainty to the currently available mechanisms on collagen biomineralization, including those associated with ion-based and particle-based crystallization theories. The seemingly discordant mechanisms proposed for intrafibrillar mineralization, despite their evolution from quite different contexts, represent different means in achieving the same end.

  5. Liquid-Infused Smooth Coating with Transparency, Super-Durability, and Extraordinary Hydrophobicity

    Mizuki Tenjimbayashi, Ryo Togasawa, Kengo Manabe, Takeshi Matsubayashi, Takeo Moriya, Masatsugu Komine and Seimei Shiratori

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602546

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    Liquid-infused coatings are of considerable technological importance as multifunctional hydrophobic materials. However, the roughness of the underlayer coating causes instability and inflexibility and limits the hydrophobicity or optical properties. Here, we report a liquid-infused smooth surface (Rrms < 1 nm) that shows extraordinary hydrophobicity (contact angle hysteresis <0.75°), stable hydrophobicity and transparency properties, and a high level of robustness against bending or mechanical damage.