Advanced Functional Materials

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Advanced Functional Materials has received a 2014 Impact Factor of 11.8 - another record high for the journal!

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  1. Zinc Ferrite Photoanode Nanomorphologies with Favorable Kinetics for Water-Splitting

    Alexander G. Hufnagel, Kristina Peters, Alexander Müller, Christina Scheu, Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing and Thomas Bein

    Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600461

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    Zinc ferrite thin films prepared by atomic layer deposition exhibit slow surface electron/hole recombination during photoelectrochemical water oxidation. Nanostructuring can be used to significantly increase their photocurrent.

  2. Long Distance Enhancement of Nonlinear Optical Properties Using Low Concentration of Plasmonic Nanostructures in Dye Doped Monolithic Sol–Gel Materials

    Denis Chateau, Adrien Liotta, Hampus Lundén, Frederic Lerouge, Frederic Chaput, Douglas Krein, Thomas Cooper, Cesar Lopes, Ali A. G. El-Amay, Mikael Lindgren and Stephane Parola

    Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601646

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    Monolithic sol–gel silica composites incorporating platinum-based chromophores and various types of gold nanoparticles are obtained and their photophysical properties are fully investigated. They exhibit important enhancement of optical nonlinearities in particular at unexpected low concentration of gold nanoparticles. This unusual result demonstrates the possibility of long distance metal to molecule interaction in a hybrid matrix.

  3. Utilization of the Antiferromagnetic IrMn Electrode in Spin Thermoelectric Devices and Their Beneficial Hybrid for Thermopiles

    Dong-Jun Kim, Kyeong-Dong Lee, Srivathsava Surabhi, Soon-Gil Yoon, Jong-Ryul Jeong and Byong-Guk Park

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505514

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    A simple and straightforward method of spin thermopiling using antiferromagnetic IrMn is demonstrated. The IrMn is a novel electrode in spin thermoelectrics not only for enhanced thermopower but also for modulation of magnetic configuration. The scalable signal amplification in spin thermopiles with exchange-biased structures allowing a large-area application paves the way toward the development of practical thermoelectric devices.

  4. Flexible Plasmonic Metasurfaces with User-Designed Patterns for Molecular Sensing and Cryptography

    Xiangjiang Liu, Jiajun Wang, Longhua Tang, Lijuan Xie and Yibin Ying

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601154

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    A large, flexible metasurface with arbitrary designed iridescent patterns is developed. Such naked-eye recognizable patterns on flexible films lead to new functionalities and novel applications thanks to the excellent plasmonic properties. Non-invasive SERS sensing, reflective displays, and information encryption are all demonstrated as novel applications of these low-cost metafilms.

  5. Reinventing Butyl Rubber for Stretchable Electronics

    Akhil Vohra, Heather L. Filiatrault, Stanley D. Amyotte, R. Stephen Carmichael, Natalie D. Suhan, Conrad Siegers, Lorenzo Ferrari, Gregory J. E. Davidson and Tricia Breen Carmichael

    Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601283

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    An elastomer long known for its excellent gas impermeability—butyl rubber—is reinvented for use in stretchable electronics to protect sensitive device materials and extend the lifetimes of stretchable devices. A new transparent butyl rubber formulation is reported, and its use as stretchable gas barrier for materials and devices sensitive to oxygen and moisture, such as organic semiconductors and light emitting devices, is demonstrated.