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  1. Vertical Orientation of Nanodomains on Versatile Substrates through Self-Neutralization Induced by Star-Shaped Block Copolymers

    Sangshin Jang, Kyuseong Lee, Hong Chul Moon, Jongheon Kwak, Jicheol Park, Gumhye Jeon, Won Bo Lee and Jin Kon Kim

    Article first published online: 30 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502006

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    Vertically oriented lamellar and cylindrical nanodomains are developed by employing 18 arm star-shaped (PMMA-b-PS)18 through self-neutralization concept. Without a solvent annealing or neutralization process of the substrate, vertically oriented lamellar and cylindrical nanodomains are successfully achieved on various substrates, ranging from semiconductors (Si, SiOx) to metal (Au), polymer-brushed substrates, and flexible polymer substrates.

  2. Fabrication of Fischer–Tropsch Catalysts by Deposition of Iron Nanocrystals on Carbon Nanotubes

    Marianna Casavola, Justus Hermannsdörfer, Niels de Jonge, A. Iulian Dugulan and Krijn P. de Jong

    Article first published online: 29 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501882

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    Colloidal iron oxide nanocrystals assembled on carbon nanotube supports are fabricated as model heterogeneous catalysts for the direct conversion of synthesis gas into lower olefins. The catalyst structure is optimized to achieve tunable metal nanocrystal size and metal loading, homogeneous nanocrystal dispersion throughout the support, leading to stable and active catalysts with controllable catalytic properties.

  3. Carbon-Stabilized High-Capacity Ferroferric Oxide Nanorod Array for Flexible Solid-State Alkaline Battery–Supercapacitor Hybrid Device with High Environmental Suitability

    Ruizhi Li, Yimeng Wang, Cheng Zhou, Chong Wang, Xin Ba, Yuanyuan Li, Xintang Huang and Jinping Liu

    Article first published online: 29 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502265

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    A carbon-protected ferroferric oxide nanorod array exhibits remarkably enhanced cycleability in alkaline electrolyte, and is then further assembled with a carbon nanotube cathode into a flexible solid-state rechargeable alkaline battery–supercapacitor hybrid device. The device demonstrates high environmental suitability in terms of substantially bending, high mechanical pressure and elevated temperature.

  4. Enhanced Performance of Self-Assembled Monolayer Field-Effect Transistors with Top-Contact Geometry through Molecular Tailoring, Heated Assembly, and Thermal Annealing

    Nathan Cernetic, Tobias Weidner, Joe E. Baio, Hao Lu, Hong Ma and Alex K.-Y. Jen

    Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501263

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    High-performance self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistors (SAMFETs) are fabricated based on heated assembly, thermal annealing, and the addition of a functional terminal group to the sel-assembled monolayer molecular design. Optimized conditions are then utilized to fabricate low-voltage SAMFETs on a HfO2 dielectric to enable hole mobility of up to 0.015 cm2 V−1 s−1.

  5. “Chemical Weathering” Exfoliation of Atom-Thick Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Their Ultrafast Saturable Absorption Properties

    Gang Zhao, Shuo Han, Aizhu Z. Wang, Yongzhong Z. Wu, Mingwen W. Zhao, Zhengping P. Wang and Xiaopeng P. Hao

    Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501972

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    Inspired by the natural weathering exfoliation of seaside rocks, a “chemical weathering” concept is proposed for fabricating atom-thick 2D materials from their bulk counterparts. Chemical weathering-assisted exfoliation is a simple and efficient method of preparing atom-thick MoS2 and WS2 monolayers. The as-prepared monolayers exhibit excellent saturable absorption and mode-locking properties in all-solid-state lasers because of intermediate states resulting from S-vacancy defects.