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  1. Nanoporous Silver Thin Films: Multifunctional Platforms for Influencing Chain Morphology and Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers

    Zeqing Shen and Deirdre M. O'Carroll

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500456

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    Nanoporous metal films are multifunctional platforms that affect both the morphology and emission properties of conjugated polymer layer coatings. Nano­porous silver can reorient and/or planarize a fraction of conjugated polymer molecules in the pores. Photoluminescence emission enhancements of up to 26 are possible from conjugated polymer layers using nanoporous silver instead of bare glass substrates.

  2. Thin Films of Dendritic Anatase Titania Nanowires Enable Effective Hole-Blocking and Efficient Light-Harvesting for High-Performance Mesoscopic Perovskite Solar Cells

    Wu-Qiang Wu, Fuzhi Huang, Dehong Chen, Yi-Bing Cheng and Rachel A. Caruso

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500616

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    A facile solution-based route to fabricate thin films of dendritic anatase TiO2nano­wires on TCO substrates is developed. Solar cells containing the perovskite-infiltrated nanowire layer and uniform perovskite capping layer yield impressive power conversion efficiencies (>14%) due to efficient light harvesting and charge collection in the bilayer structure.

  3. Synergistic Interaction of Dyes and Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Advanced Cascade Cosensitized Solar Cells

    Vicente M. Blas-Ferrando, Javier Ortiz, Victoria González-Pedro, Rafael S. Sánchez, Iván Mora-Seró, Fernando Fernández-Lázaro and Ángela Sastre-Santos

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500553

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    The cascade co-sensitization concept is demonstrated by the sensitization of TiO2 electrodes with CdS quantum dots (QDs) covalently linked to zinc phthalocyanines (ZnPcs) via a sulfur atom. The efficiency of co-sensitized CdS QD-SZnPc cells, using Co(phen)3]3+/[Co(phen)3]2+ as electrolyte, is 212% higher than that of a solar cell sensitized just with CdS QD.

  4. Stimuli-Responsive Materials Based on Interpenetrating Polymer Liquid Crystal Hydrogels

    Jelle E. Stumpel, Elda Renedo Gil, Anne B. Spoelstra, Cees W. M. Bastiaansen, Dirk J. Broer and Albertus P. H. J. Schenning

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500745

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    Interpenetrating polymer networks which consist of cholesteric liquid crystals and hydrogels are prepared. These stimuli-responsive materials change color depending on the relative humidity or pH. In addition, patterned dual-responsive polymer films are created changing both topography and color.

  5. Clay Nanosheets in Skeletons of Controlled Phase Inversion Separators for Thermally Stable Li-ion Batteries

    Min Kim, Jung Kyu Kim and Jong Hyeok Park

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500758

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    A straightforward route to solve the drawbacks of phase-inversion-based separators for Li-ion batteries is demonstrated by means of directly incorporating 2D clay sheets in the skeleton of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (PVdF-HFP) with multiscale pore generation from a simple one-step solution coating method.