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  1. Fast and Large Lithium Storage in 3D Porous VN Nanowires–Graphene Composite as a Superior Anode Toward High-Performance Hybrid Supercapacitors

    Rutao Wang, Junwei Lang, Peng Zhang, Zongyuan Lin and Xingbin Yan

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404472

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    A 3D porous VN nanowires–graphene composite is proved to be a pseudo­capacitive material with the fast and large Li-ion storage characteristics. Such superior composite anode coupling with a capacitance-type porous carbon cathode is able to assemble a novel hybrid Li-ion capacitor with an ultrahigh energy density of 162 Wh kg−1 and good rate performance.

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    Photopatterning: On-Demand Wrinkling Patterns in Thin Metal Films Generated from Self-Assembling Liquid Crystals (Adv. Funct. Mater. 9/2015) (page 1472)

    Laurens T. de Haan, Philippe Leclère, Pascal Damman, Albertus P. H. J. Schenning and Michael G. Debije

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570066

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    Unique wrinkling patterns with oscillating amplitudes in any arbitrarily complex fashion are generated by M. G. Debije and team on page 1360 by controlling the alignment director of a liquid crystal network using photoalignment layers in combination with photomasks. The wrinkled gold surfaces are strikingly visual which is interesting for applications ranging from diffractive elements to fine jewelry.

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    Contents: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 9/2015) (pages 1331–1336)

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570061

  4. Self-Healing Materials: Novel Biocompatible Polysaccharide-Based Self-Healing Hydrogel (Adv. Funct. Mater. 9/2015) (page 1471)

    Zhao Wei, Jian Hai Yang, Zhen Qi Liu, Feng Xu, Jin Xiong Zhou, Miklós Zrínyi, Yoshihito Osada and Yong Mei Chen

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570065

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    On page 1352 Y. M. Chen, and colleagues develop a biocompatible polysaccharide-based self-healing hydrogel with injectability, which is prepared by the dynamic reaction of N-carboxyethyl chitosan, adipic acid dihydrazide with oxidized sodium alginate. The injected hydrogel fragments can be self-healed into a new integral hydrogel under physiological conditions, holding great potential for applications in biomedical field.

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    Transient Electronics: Materials and Wireless Microfluidic Systems for Electronics Capable of Chemical Dissolution on Demand (Adv. Funct. Mater. 9/2015) (page 1329)

    Chi Hwan Lee, Jae-Woong Jeong, Yuhao Liu, Yihui Zhang, Yan Shi, Seung-Kyun Kang, Jeonghyun Kim, Jae Soon Kim, Na Yeon Lee, Bong Hoon Kim, Kyung-In Jang, Lan Yin, Min Ku Kim, Anthony Banks, Ungyu Paik, Yonggang Huang and John A. Rogers

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570059

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    Wirelessly controlled microfluidic systems allow programmed delivery of corrosive etchants to selected regions of microelectronic systems, to allow permanent elimination of key constituent materials. The result obtained by J. A. Rogers and team on page 1338 provides the ultimate solution for secure, unrecoverable data and/or hardware technology.