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  1. Unusually High Optical Transmission in Ca:Ag Blend Films: High-Performance Top Electrodes for Efficient Organic Solar Cells

    Sylvio Schubert, Lars Müller-Meskamp and Karl Leo

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401854

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    Calcium:silver blend electrodes show extraordinarily high mean transmittance of 93.0% in the visible spectral range, low sheet resistance of 27.3 Ω/, and excellent flexibility, superior to commonly used indium tin oxide. The unique microstructure enables broadband transmittance enhancement due to plasmonic coupling. Top-illuminated OPV cells using such metal blends as top electrode achieve an outstanding power conversion efficiency of 7.2%.

  2. Patterning of Epitaxial Perovskites from Micro and Nano Molded Stencil Masks

    Maarten Nijland, Antony George, Sean Thomas, Evert P. Houwman, Jing Xia, Dave H. A. Blank, Guus Rijnders, Gertjan Koster and Johan E. ten Elshof

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401170

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    Nano transfer molding and micro molding in capillaries are used to make stencil masks of ZnO on single crystalline SrTiO3 substrates. Isolated epitaxial structures of two functional perovskite oxides are formed after pulsed laser deposition and dissolution of ZnO. Bottom-up fabricated patterns similar to those presented here were not shown before, illustrating the versatility of the soft lithographic approaches.

  3. An Experimental Insight into the Structural and Electronic Characteristics of Strontium-Doped Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Arrays

    Hoda Amani Hamedani, Nageh K. Allam, Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Mohammad A. Khaleel, Hamid Garmestani and Faisal M. Alamgir

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401760

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    Doping mechanism and the induced structural changes/defects in the bulk and surface of in situ synthesized strontium-doped titania (Sr-doped TiO2) nanotube arrays are systematically studied. Here, surface and bulk characterization of the doped nanotubes, which has enabled reliable identification of success or failure, uniformity and the mechanism of divalent doping along the nanotube axisandin the radial direction, is reported.

  4. Layer-by-Layer Fabrication of Nanowire Sensitized Solar Cells: Geometry-Independent Integration

    Krishna P. Acharya, Zhiqiang Ji, Terry G. Holesinger, Jeffrey A. Crisp, Sergei A. Ivanov, Darrick J. Williams, Joanna L. Casson, Milan Sykora and Jennifer A. Hollingsworth

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401225

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    A new strategy for nanocrystal-sensitized solar cell fabrication is demonstrated that is independent of sensitizer geometry. Solar cells are fabricated from CdSe quantum dots or nanowires and show that nanowires afford consistently higher power-conversion efficiencies for equivalent nanocrystal masses and otherwise identical devices. It is revealed that nanowires are characterized by both enhanced light harvesting and internal quantum efficiencies more than double their quantum dot counterparts.

  5. Controlled Incorporation of Ni(OH)2 Nanoplates Into Flowerlike MoS2 Nanosheets for Flexible All-Solid-State Supercapacitors

    Chunxue Hao, Fusheng Wen, Jianyong Xiang, Limin Wang, Hang Hou, Zhibin Su, Wentao Hu and Zhongyuan Liu

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401268

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    A self-supporting three-dimensional hierarchical nanostructured MoS2@Ni(OH)2 flexible all-solid-state supercapacitor can operate at high rates up to 1000 V/s, exhibiting mechanical flexibility during extreme bending, and excellent long-life cycling stability, retaining 94.2% of the initial capacitance after 9000 cycles. MoS2@Ni(OH)2 nanocomposites are a promising electrode material for flexible long-life cycling all-solid-sate supercapacitors.