Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. Anomalous Enhancement of Li-O2 Battery Performance with Li2O2 Films Assisted by NiFeOx Nanofiber Catalysts: Insights into Morphology Control

    Jiaqiang Huang, Biao Zhang, Zhaowen Bai, Ruiqiang Guo, Zheng-Long Xu, Zoya Sadighi, Lei Qin, Tong-Yi Zhang, Guohua Chen, Baoling Huang and Jang-Kyo Kim

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603178

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    The film-shaped discharge product, Li2O2, has long been considered detrimental for Li-O2 batteries because it may lead to premature cell death. Contrary to this, it is revealed that the Li2O2 films ameliorate the battery's electrochemical performance when assisted by NiFeOx catalysts. The presence of Li vacancies, small size crystallites, and large contact areas with the electrode/electrolyte provides solid evidence of this finding.

  2. Novel Cathode Materials for Na-Ion Batteries Composed of Spoke-Like Nanorods of Na[Ni0.61Co0.12Mn0.27]O2 Assembled in Spherical Secondary Particles

    Jang-Yeon Hwang, Seung-Taek Myung, Chong Seung Yoon, Sung-Soo Kim, Doron Aurbach and Yang-Kook Sun

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603439

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    The tailored microstructural design of spoke-like nanorods assemblies and their unique chemical composition contribute to high capacity, excellent rate capability, and low temperature performance due to their superior mechanical strength during Na+ ion insertion and extraction even at high rates. Furthermore, this unique particle morphology guarantees high thermal stability in the desodiated state of electrodes materials.

  3. On Optical Dipole Moment and Radiative Recombination Lifetime of Excitons in WSe2

    Chenhao Jin, Jonghwan Kim, Kedi Wu, Bin Chen, Edward S. Barnard, Joonki Suh, Zhiwen Shi, Steven G. Drapcho, Junqiao Wu, Peter James Schuck, Sefaattin Tongay and Feng Wang

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601741

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    The dipole moment and “intrinsic” radiative lifetime of excitons in WSe2 are determined from absorption measurements. The “effective” radiative lifetime of excitons is also obtained using time-resolved photoluminescence and absolute quantum yield measurements with resonant excitation. The framework developed provides helpful information to determine fundamental quantities of exciton light–matter interaction, and to understand the dynamics of delocalized excitons in solids.

  4. Immune Complexes Mimicking Synthetic Vaccine Nanoparticles for Enhanced Migration and Cross-Presentation of Dendritic Cells

    Sun-Young Kim, Hathaichanok Phuengkham, Young-Woock Noh, Hong-Guen Lee, Soong Ho Um and Yong Taik Lim

    Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603651

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    Antigen-antibody immune complexes (ICs) mimicking synthetic vaccine nanoparticles for activation of dendritic cells for antigen-specific adaptive immunity are designed. Mice immunized with dendritic cells treated with ICs mimicking synthetic vaccine nanoparticles induce significant tumor growth inhibition as well as prolonged survival through cytotoxic T lymphocyte response.

  5. Electrochemical Intercalation of Potassium into Graphite

    Jin Zhao, Xiaoxi Zou, Yujie Zhu, Yunhua Xu and Chunsheng Wang

    Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602248

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    Stable potassium-ion batteries using graphite anodes with reversible capacity of 246 mAh g–1 and 89% remains after 200 cycles are demonstrated. In spite of worse kinetics and much larger volume change for K than Li, comparable cycling stability is achieved. This provides a battery chemistry that is compatible with commercial Li-ion batteries using abundant potassium, thus promising low cost for large-scale energy storage.