Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. Long Range Self-Assembly of Polythiophene Breath Figures: Optical and Morphological Characterization

    Prahlad K. Routh, Dmytro Nykypanchuk, T. A. Venkatesh and Mircea Cotlet

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502463

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    Ordered microporous thin films of centimeter sized large area are successfully prepared from commercially available polythiophenes by using a breath figure technique. Structural and optical characterization of these thin films reveals increased crystallinity and ordered aggregates in the frame.

  2. Metal–Organic Polyhedra Cages Immobilized on a Plasmonic Substrate for Sensitive Detection of Trace Explosives

    Chen Wang, Jin Shang, Yue Lan, Tian Tian, Hui Wang, Xi Chen, Jing-Ying Gu, Jefferson Zhe Liu, Li-Jun Wan, Wei Zhu and Guangtao Li

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201503071

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    A novel strategy for highly sensitive detection and discrimination of explosives is developed based on a metal–organic polyhedra (MOP)-decorated plasmonic substrate. MOP can serve as a receptor for selective uptake and binding of explosives. Grafting of the MOP onto a plasmonic substrate with good surface-enhanced Raman scattering enhancement factor, the sensor shows excellent discrimination power toward explosives.

  3. Identification of Multiple Dityrosine Bonds in Materials Composed of the Drosophila Protein Ultrabithorax

    David W. Howell, Shang-Pu Tsai, Kelly Churion, Jan Patterson, Colette Abbey, Joshua T. Atkinson, Dustin Porterpan, Yil-Hwan You, Kenith E. Meissner, Kayla J. Bayless and Sarah E. Bondos

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502852

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    Amino acids that form dityrosine bonds in Ultrabithorax protein-based materials are identified. Dityrosine content can be increased or decreased by mutagenesis, controlling the strength of the materials. These tyrosine-containing motifs, inserted in other proteins, should increase the strength of the corresponding materials.

  4. Rapid and Controllable Digital Microfluidic Heating by Surface Acoustic Waves

    Richie J. Shilton, Virgilio Mattoli, Marco Travagliati, Matteo Agostini, Andrea Desii, Fabio Beltram and Marco Cecchini

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501130

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    Fast and controllable surface acoustic wave (SAW) driven digital microfluidic temperature changes are demonstrated. Small temperature changes in typical SAW microfluidic conditions and the possibility for rapid and controllable high temperature changes, for use with lab-on-a-chip devices, are shown.

  5. Nucleus-Targeting Gold Nanoclusters for Simultaneous In Vivo Fluorescence Imaging, Gene Delivery, and NIR-Light Activated Photodynamic Therapy

    Raviraj Vankayala, Chien-Lin Kuo, Karthik Nuthalapati, Chi-Shiun Chiang and Kuo Chu Hwang

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502650

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    A unique nucleus-targeting gold nanocluster(TAT peptide–Au NC)-based multifunctional theranostic platform is designed to perform simultaneous in vitro and in vivo cellular fluorescence imaging, gene delivery, and intrinsic near infrared light-activated photodynamic therapy. This is done without the co-presence of organic photosensitizers for the effective cancer cell killing.

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