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  1. Large-Area Synthesis of Continuous and Uniform MoS2 Monolayer Films on Graphene

    Kathleen M. McCreary, Aubrey T. Hanbicki, Jeremy T. Robinson, Enrique Cobas, James C. Culbertson, Adam L. Friedman, Glenn G. Jernigan and Berend T. Jonker

    Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401511

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    Two-dimensional heterostructures composed of monolayer MoS2 on graphene are synthesized using chemical vapor deposition. Large-area, continuous, and uniform MoS2 monolayers are grown directly on graphene, resulting in heterostructure samples on the centimeter scale with the possibility for even larger lateral dimensions. Atomic force microscopy, photoluminescence, X-ray photoelectron, and Raman spectroscopies demonstrate uniform single-layer growth of stoichiometric MoS2.

  2. Nanoshuttered OLEDs: Unveiled Invisible Auxiliary Electrode

    Yong Sub Shim, Ju Hyun Hwang, Hyun Jun Lee, Kyung Bok Choi, Kyu Nyun Kim, Cheol Hwee Park, Sun-Gyu Jung, Young Wook Park and Byeong-Kwon Ju

    Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401253

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    An invisible nanosized stripe auxiliary electrode layer (nSAEL) for OLEDs that can avoid the shortcomings of conventional microsized layers while maintaining high optical uniformity due to the improved conductivity of the electrode is proposed. An additional advantage is that the structure of the nSAEL increases light extraction by utilizing the microcavity (MC) effect and the outcoupled surface plasmon polariton (SPP) mode.

  3. Unraveling the Influence of Lanthanide Ions on Intra- and Inter-Molecular Electronic Processes in Fe10Ln10 Nano-Toruses

    Amer Baniodeh, Yu Liang, Christopher E. Anson, Nicola Magnani, Annie K. Powell, Andreas-Neil Unterreiner, Simon Seyfferle, Michael Slota, Martin Dressel, Lapo Bogani and Karin Goß

    Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201400336

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    Inter- and intra-molecular electron-transport processes are studied for a family of lanthanide-based molecular toruses using ultrafast-optical and electron-transport techniques. A relationship between trap efficiency and gaps is found; charge-hopping and surface-limited transport are dominant. Comparison between intra- and inter-molecular processes highlights the importance of excited electronic states, showing the influence of Kramers' parity on mobility.

  4. Ground State Bleaching at Donor–Acceptor Interfaces

    Christian Schwarz, Felix Milan, Tobias Hahn, Markus Reichenberger, Stephan Kümmel and Anna Köhler

    Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201400297

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    Charge separation at the donor–acceptor interface in organic solar cells may be assisted by interfacial charge transfer type complexes that prevail already in the ground state. In bilayer solar cells, a reduced absorption that correlates with solar cell efficiency is observed and attributed to the formation of interfacial ground state charge transfer complexes.

  5. Systematic Investigation of Side-Chain Branching Position Effect on Electron Carrier Mobility in Conjugated Polymers

    Jin-Hu Dou, Yu-Qing Zheng, Ting Lei, Shi-Ding Zhang, Zhi Wang, Wen-Bin Zhang, Jie-Yu Wang and Jian Pei

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401822

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    Six BDPPV-based polymers with various side-chain branching positions were synthesized and characterized in details. All the polymers exhibit ambient-stable n-type transporting behaviors with the highest electron mobility up to 1.40 cm2 V−1 s−1. By means of multiple characterization methods, film morphology, and microstructure of all the six polymers were systematically investigated.