Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Spiro Linkage as an Alternative Strategy for Promising Nonfullerene Acceptors in Organic Solar Cells

    Xiao-Feng Wu, Wei-Fei Fu, Zheng Xu, Minmin Shi, Feng Liu, Hong-Zheng Chen, Jun-Hua Wan and Thomas P. Russell

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502413

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    A series of spiro-diketopyrrolopyrroles-based nonfullerene acceptors with X-shape is developed. The substituted alkyl side chains on the acceptors can significantly tailor their crystallinity and bulk heterojunction film morphology. When paring these acceptors with poly(3-hexylthiophene), a dramatic variation of power conversion efficiency from 1.42% to 3.63% is observed.

  4. A Fully Transparent and Flexible Ultraviolet–Visible Photodetector Based on Controlled Electrospun ZnO-CdO Heterojunction Nanofiber Arrays

    Zhi Zheng, Lin Gan, Huiqiao Li, Ying Ma, Yoshio Bando, Dmitri Golberg and Tianyou Zhai

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502499

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    A photodetector based on ZnO-CdO heterojunctions with a large photoresponse range and a fast response speed is fabricated. Its comprehensive photoelectric and carrier transport properties at different wavelengths, light intensities, and pressures are investigated. The detector is highly transparent at 400–800 nm and maintains its properties even after 200 bending cycles. This photodetector has a high potential to be used in multicolor optoelectronic devices.

  5. Elastoplastic Inverse Opals as Power-Free Mechanochromic Sensors for Force Recording

    Younghyun Cho, Su Yeon Lee, Lindsay Ellerthorpe, Gang Feng, Gaojian Lin, Gaoxiang Wu, Jie Yin and Shu Yang

    Article first published online: 26 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502774

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    Power-free and highly sensitive mechanochromic sensors that can quantitatively measure the magnitude of mechanical force are prepared from uncrosslinked SU-8 inverse opals. They can record impact forces by exhibiting different visible colors depending on the amount and rate of the applied forces. Experiments and finite element simulations attribute this to the elastoplastic deformation of the crystals.

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