Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. Surface Directed Phase Separation of Semiconductor Ferroelectric Polymer Blends and their use in Non-Volatile Memories

    Albert van Breemen, Tomasz Zaba, Vsevolod Khikhlovskyi, Jasper Michels, Rene Janssen, Martijn Kemerink and Gerwin Gelinck

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401896

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    3D morphology control in polymer resistive memories by surface directed phase separation of semiconductor ferroelectric blends is presented. Full 3D numerical simulation of the surface-controlled de-mixing process provides insight in the ability of the substrate pattern to direct the phase separation. Pattern replication on a cm-scale is achieved leading to enhanced functional device performance.

  2. Comparison of Two D−A Type Polymers with Each Being Fluorinated on D and A Unit for High Performance Solar Cells

    Jea Woong Jo, Seunghwan Bae, Feng Liu, Thomas P. Russell and Won Ho Jo

    Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402210

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    Two types of fluorinated D−A polymers with each being fluorinated on D and A unit are designed and synthesized. The D−A polymer with fluorinated D unit exhibits well-developed fibril network, low bimolecular recombination and high hole mobility, leading to a high PCE of 7.10%, which is higher than the PCE (6.41%) of the polymer with fluorinated A unit.

  3. Graphene-Directed Supramolecular Assembly of Multifunctional Polymer Hydrogel Membranes

    Yufei Wang, Sheng Chen, Ling Qiu, Kun Wang, Huanting Wang, George P. Simon and Dan Li

    Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402952

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    A versatile approach to the fabrication of multifunctional polymer hydrogel membranes is demonstrated by exploiting the unique micro-corrugated 2D configuration of chemically converted graphene, its self-assembly behavior and rich supramolecular interactions. A range of water soluble polymers can be readily processed into such membranes with tunable nanostructures to suit a variety of potential applications.

  4. Highly Thermal Stable and Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Cells with Crosslinked Networks Appending Open-Cage Fullerenes as Additives

    Chih-Ping Chen, Chien-Yu Huang and Shih-Ching Chuang

    Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401735

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    Highly thermal stable and durable organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells are demonstrated with the incorporation of ≈10–15 wt% crosslinkable open-cage fullerenes (COF) as additives in the active layer (weight ratio of P3HT:PC61BM = 1:0.9), through building up three-dimensional local borders upon thermal treatment at 150 °C.

  5. Ultrasmall Sn Nanoparticles Embedded in Carbon as High-Performance Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries

    Yongchang Liu, Ning Zhang, Lifang Jiao, Zhanliang Tao and Jun Chen

    Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402943

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    Sn@C composite with ultrasmall Sn nano­particles (≈8 nm) homogeneously embedded in spherical carbon network is prepared by aerosol spray pyrolysis and further evaluated as anode material for rechargeable Na-ion batteries. The nanocomposite exhibits excellent electrochemical performance with high reversible capacity, high-rate capability, and long cycling stability.