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    Polymer/Nanocrystal Hybrid Solar Cells: Influence of Molecular Precursor Design on Film Nanomorphology, Charge Generation and Device Performance

    Andrew J. MacLachlan, Thomas Rath, Ute B. Cappel, Simon A. Dowland, Heinz Amenitsch, Astrid-Caroline Knall, Christine Buchmaier, Gregor Trimmel, Jenny Nelson and Saif A. Haque

    Article first published online: 25 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403108

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    Molecular tuning of metal xanthate precursors is shown to be a valuable tool to optimize absorber layer morphologies in ligand-free prepared polymer/nanoparticle hybrid solar cells. Additionally to investigating the formation of the different nanomorphologies, their influences on optoelectronic properties are studied by transient absorption spectroscopy and a remarkable effect on device performance is revealed.

  2. Rational Design of a Printable, Highly Conductive Silicone-based Electrically Conductive Adhesive for Stretchable Radio-Frequency Antennas

    Zhuo Li, Taoran Le, Zhenkun Wu, Yagang Yao, Liyi Li, Manos Tentzeris, Kyoung-Sik Moon and C. P. Wong

    Article first published online: 25 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403275

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    Silicone-based electrically conductive adhesives (silo-ECAs) with an electrical conductivity of 1.51 × 104 S cm−1 at static state and 1.11 × 103 S cm−1 at a large stain of 240% is developed. By using the stretchable silo-ECAs as the conductor and pure silicone elastomers as the substrate, stretchable antennas can be fabricated by stencil printing or soft-lithography.

  3. Highly Porous Materials as Tunable Electrocatalysts for the Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution Reaction

    Marc Ledendecker, Guylhaine Clavel, Markus Antonietti and Menny Shalom

    Article first published online: 22 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402078

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    A facile synthesis of highly porous manganese doped sponge-like nickel materials embedded in a carbon and nitrogen matrix is presented. The new materials demonstrate high electrocatalytic activity towards the water splitting reaction both in the hydrogen and oxygen evolution reaction. The use of these materials for both reactions results in a 70% voltage efficiency in the overall water splitting reaction.

  4. Mesoporous Silica Coated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Multifunctional Light-Responsive Platform for Cancer Combination Therapy

    Jingjing Liu, Chao Wang, Xiaojing Wang, Xin Wang, Liang Cheng, Yonggang Li and Zhuang Liu

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403079

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    Mesoporous silica coated single-wall carbon nanotubes with polyethylene glycol functionalization and anti-cancer drug loading are developed as a multi­functional theranostic platform. Upon systemic administration of such nano-agent, combined photothermal and chemotherapy, which is under the guidance of multimodal magnetic resonance and photoacoustic imaging, is conducted on an animal tumor model, achieving a great synergistic therapeutic effect.

  5. A Free-Standing and Ultralong-Life Lithium-Selenium Battery Cathode Enabled by 3D Mesoporous Carbon/Graphene Hierarchical Architecture

    Kai Han, Zhao Liu, Jingmei Shen, Yuyuan Lin, Fang Dai and Hongqi Ye

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402815

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    Free-standing selenium cathode for lithium-selenium batteries are developed by embedding selenium-impreganated mesoporous carbon nanoparticles in graphene sheets (Se/MCN-RGO). The 3D hierarchical architecture provides excellent electrical and ionic conductivity, and also suppresses polyselenides shuttling and accommodates volume change. The Se/MCN-RGO exhibits ultra-long cycle life with capacity retention of 89% after 1300 cycles at 1 C.