Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. Quantitative Correlation of Perovskite Film Morphology to Light Emitting Diodes Efficiency Parameters

    Naresh K. Kumawat, Nakul Jain, Amrita Dey, K. L. Narasimhan and Dinesh Kabra

    Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603219

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    This paper shows a quantitative correlation of film morphology to perovskite light emitting diode (PeLED) efficiency parameters. Optical analysis shows direct correlation between morphology to photoluminescence (PL) lifetime and absolute PL yield (≈25%). Single-carrier device results suggest that PeLEDs suffer from poor charge carrier balance (≈2%) and out-coupling efficiency is estimated to be ≈6%.

  2. A Protein-Nanocellulose Paper for Sensing Copper Ions at the Nano- to Micromolar Level

    Ramon Weishaupt, Gilberto Siqueira, Mark Schubert, Michael M. Kämpf, Tanja Zimmermann, Katharina Maniura-Weber and Greta Faccio

    Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201604291

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    A biosensor for the detection of copper ions in complex samples by fluorescence measurement is made possible by the immobilization of the sensing protein C-phycocyanin into a nanocellulose-based film. With an optimized immobilization strategy, the fabrication of CySense films improves the thermal stability of the sensing protein and enables reuse.

  3. Pyrolysis of Self-Assembled Iron Porphyrin on Carbon Black as Core/Shell Structured Electrocatalysts for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Medium

    Jia Li, Yujiang Song, Gaixia Zhang, Huiyuan Liu, Yiren Wang, Shuhui Sun and Xinwen Guo

    Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201604356

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    Unprecedented core/shell structured non-noble metal electrocatalysts composed of N-doped graphene-like layers uniformly coated on carbon are synthesized by pyrolysis of self-assmbled iron porphyrin on carbon black. The core/shell electrocatalyst exhibits excellent oxygen reduction reaction activity, high durability, and methanol tolerance in both alkaline and acidic medium, and displays direct 4e and indirect 4e process toward ORR in alkaline and acidic medium, respectively.

  4. Role of Molecular Sieves in the CVD Synthesis of Large-Area 2D MoTe2

    Lin Zhou, Kai Xu, Ahmad Zubair, Xu Zhang, Fangping Ouyang, Tomás Palacios, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Yongfeng Li and Jing Kong

    Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603491

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    Molecular sieves can adsorb the silicon telluride byproducts and eliminate the influence of the side reaction during the chemical vapor deposition synthesis of MoTe2. With the help of molecular sieves, few-layer 1T′ MoTe2 can be grown. 1T′ and 2H MoTe2 regions in centimeter-sized areas are synthesized on the same piece of SiO2/Si by using an overlapped geometry.

  5. High Voltage, Transition Metal Complex Enables Efficient Electrochemical Energy Storage in a Li-Ion Battery Full Cell

    Qi Zheng, Zhihui Niu, Jing Ye, Shun Zhang, Luwei Zhang, Lixing Li, Yu Zhao and Xiaohong Zhang

    Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201604299

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    By suitable choice of ligand, the formal redox potential of transition metal complex can be shifted in the desired direction with improved characteristics such as structural stability and redox kinetics. A Li-ion battery full cell constructed from such complex exhibits stable working potential exceeding 2 V and decent cycling efficiencies.