Advanced Functional Materials
Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
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- A Facile In Situ Approach to Polypyrrole Functionalization Through Bioinspired Catechols
Wei Zhang, Zihe Pan, Fut K. Yang and Boxin Zhao
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403115
A benign one-step approach to synthesize novel catechol-polypyrrole (PPy) nanocomposties with a fibrous structure, good water dispersibility, enhanced film adhesion, and improved electrical conductivity is reported. Such functionalized PPy nanofibers can be uniformly dispersed into polyvinyl alcohol polymer matrix and casted into thin-film coating; as-prepared coating exhibited high scratch resistance, biocompatibility, and conductivity, would find broad industrial applications.
- Cohesively Enhanced Conductivity and Adhesion of Flexible Silver Nanowire Networks by Biocompatible Polymer Sol-Gel Transition
Yunxia Jin, Lu Li, Yuanrong Cheng, Lingqiang Kong, Qibing Pei and Fei Xiao
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403293
Flexible Ag nanowire (NW)/Ca alginate composite transparent electrodes with cohesively improved adhesion and conductivity are prepared without high-temperature annealing. The bivalent calcium ions cross-link the alginate under the AgNW networks to form water-resist alginate gel to bond the AgNWs tightly on the substrate; the chloride ions detach the stabilizer on the surface of the Ag nanowire to trigger the sintering.
- Polypyrrole Asymmetric Bilayer Artificial Muscle: Driven Reactions, Cooperative Actuation, and Osmotic Effects
Masaki Fuchiwaki, Jose G. Martinez and Toribio F. Otero
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404061
Polypyrrole asymmetric bilayer (PPy1/PPy2) bending muscles with asymmetric volume changes under reaction driven ionic exchanges originate cooperative electro-chemo-mechanical effects. Osmotic and electro-osmotic processes, following ionic entrance or preceding conformational compaction processes, complement the muscle actuation.
- Dual Support System Ensuring Porous Co–Al Hydroxide Nanosheets with Ultrahigh Rate Performance and High Energy Density for Supercapacitors
Xiaoliang Wu, Lili Jiang, Conglai Long, Tong Wei and Zhuangjun Fan
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404142
Integrated porous Co–Al hydroxide nanosheets with dual support system (GSP-LDH) are synthesized by using dodecyl sulfate anions as structural support and graphene sheets as conductive support. The as-obtained GSP-LDH electrode exhibits high specific capacitance and ultra-high rate capability. Moreover, the assembled porous carbon//GSP-LDH asymmetric supercapacitor exhibits a high energy density up at a very high power density.
- Tumor Microenvironment Activated Photothermal Strategy for Precisely Controlled Ablation of Solid Tumors upon NIR Irradiation
Enguo Ju, Kai Dong, Zhen Liu, Fang Pu, Jinsong Ren and Xiaogang Qu
Article first published online: 28 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403885
A tumor microenvironment activated photothermal strategy is presented based on pH-dependent light-heat conversion property of Au@PANI nanoparticles. The tumor acidic microenvironment-activated photothermal effect exhibits highly discriminating photo-induced damage to tumor region while leaving normal tissues intact. With the benefit of the control to switch on the photothermal ablation, technical difficulty to precisely operate laser irradiation on tumor cells can be circumvented.