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  1. Intranuclear Photosensitizer Delivery and Photosensitization for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy with Ultralow Irradiance

    Limin Pan, Jianan Liu and Jianlin Shi

    Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402255

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    A nuclear-targeted photosensitizer delivery system is designed and fabricated by using TAT and RGD peptides co-conjugated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs). It features direct intranuclear photosensitizer delivery, with excellent photocytotoxicity under extremely weak light irradiation for fighting deep-seated tumors.

  2. Direct Growth of Nanographene on Silicon with Thin Oxide Layer for High-Performance Nanographene-Oxide-Silicon Diodes

    Qichong Zhang, Xiaojuan Wang, Dong Li and Zengxing Zhang

    Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402099

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    A simple and low cost approach of directly producing high-performance metal-free nanographene-oxide-silicon diodes is developed. The nanographene is from photoresist without any transfer and the approach is based on the conventional photolithography and silicon technique. Due to the source material is photoresist, the fabrication approach is easy for device fabrication, integration and miniaturization, and thus for commercial use.

  3. Optimization of Solubility, Film Morphology and Photodetector Performance by Molecular Side-Chain Engineering of Low-Bandgap Thienothiadiazole-Based Polymers

    Ji Qi, Xiaokang Zhou, Dezhi Yang, Wenqiang Qiao, Dongge Ma and Zhi Yuan Wang

    Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401948

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    A series of thieno[3,4-b]thiadiazole based low-bandgap polymers with different amounts of side chains are designed for probing the effect of side chains on solubility, molecular packing, film morphology, and key performance of polymer photodetectors. Among them, the P4-based photodetector demonstrates the best performance and shows fairly constant specific detectivity of about 1012 Jones in the spectral range of 330–950 nm.

  4. Joule Heating Characteristics of Emulsion-Templated Graphene Aerogels

    Robert Menzel, Suelen Barg, Miriam Miranda, David B. Anthony, Salem M. Bawaked, Mohamed Mokhtar, Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, Sulaiman N. Basahel, Eduardo Saiz and Milo S. P. Shaffer

    Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401807

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    A fundamental study of the direct resistive heating of graphene aerogels demonstrates efficient, uniform, fast, and repeatable Joule heating. The outlined principles pave a route towards new applications of three-dimensional nanocarbon networks as viable light-weight, high-surface-area local gas heaters and temperature-controlled catalyst and adsorber supports.

  5. Wafer Scale Synthesis and High Resolution Structural Characterization of Atomically Thin MoS2 Layers

    Aaron S. George, Zafer Mutlu, Robert Ionescu, Ryan J. Wu, Jong S. Jeong, Hamed H. Bay, Yu Chai, K. Andre Mkhoyan, Mihrimah Ozkan and Cengiz S. Ozkan

    Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402519

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    Wafer scale synthesis of atomically thin MoS2 layers via thermolysis of spin coated films is presented. High resolution characterization of atomically thin layers is performed by HAADF-STEM image analysis. This approach could be applied to a variety of substrates and provides a promising route towards wafer scale production of other TMD and doped materials for applications in electronics and optoelectronics.