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  1. Organic Electronics: Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles as Nano Floating Gate Electrets for High Performance Nonvolatile Organic Transistor Memory Devices (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1611)

    Chien-Chung Shih, Yu-Cheng Chiu, Wen-Ya Lee, Jung-Yao Chen and Wen-Chang Chen

    Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570072

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    A molecular nano-floating gate approach using conjugated polymer nanoparticles is developed on page 1511 by W.-C. Chen and colleagues for achieving high performance transistor memory devices. The transistor memory device using discrete polyfluorene and poly(fluorene-alt-benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole nanoparticles as the floating gates can effectively trap the electrons and lead to a large memory window, long retention time, and a high ON/OFF ratio of >104.

  2. Carbon Nanohybrids: Hydrophilic Nanotube Supported Graphene–Water Dispersible Carbon Superstructure with Excellent Conductivity (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1473)

    Vasilios Georgakilas, Athanasios Demeslis, Evangelos Ntararas, Antonios Kouloumpis, Konstantinos Dimos, Dimitrios Gournis, Mikuláš Kocman, Michal Otyepka and Radek Zbořil

    Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570067

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    Water dispersible graphene functionalized with hydrophilic carbon nanotubes. The image demonstrates molecules of water, which surround carbon superstructures providing various modes of graphene-nanotube interaction. On page 1481, V. Georgakilas, R. Zbořil, and co-workers show that such a graphene hybrid is dispersible in many polar solvents and displays excellent electrical conductivity, offering a great potential in highly conductive polymers or inkjet printing technologies.

  3. Masthead: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2015)

    Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570070

  4. Drug Delivery: On-Chip Self-Assembly of a Smart Hybrid Nanocomposite for Antitumoral Applications (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1612)

    Bárbara Herranz-Blanco, Dongfei Liu, Ermei Mäkilä, Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi, Eloy Ginestar, Hongbo Zhang, Vladimir Aseyev, Vimalkumar Balasubramanian, Jarno Salonen, Jouni Hirvonen and Hélder A. Santos

    Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570073

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    On page 1488, B. Herranz-Blanco, H. A. Santos, and co-workers fabricate a multistage drug delivery nanocomposite, comprising porous silicon nanoparticles and micellar pH-responsive polymers, by microfluidic nanoprecipitation. The drug-loaded multistage platform shows high cytocompatibility, pH-dependent cell growth inhibition capacity, and reduced internalization by phagocytic macrophage cells. This nanocomposite is a good candidate for further development as a platform for cancer drug delivery.

  5. Wet Adhesion: Torrent Frog-Inspired Adhesives: Attachment to Flooded Surfaces (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2015) (page 1498)

    Jagoba Iturri, Longjian Xue, Michael Kappl, Luis García-Fernández, W. Jon P. Barnes, Hans-Jürgen Butt and Aránzazu del Campo

    Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570071

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    The morphology of rock-frogs toe pads, with elongated epithelial cells separated by channels, is specialized by A. del Campo and co-workers on page 1499 to allow safe and reversible attachment under running water. This design is transferred to elastomeric surfaces to achieve enhanced and orientationdependent vwet friction. (Photo credit: P. Engelen.)