Advanced Functional Materials
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Recently Published Articles
- Applying Quantitative Microstructure Control in Advanced Functional Composites
Nicholas A. Heinz, Teruyuki Ikeda, Yanzhong Pei and G. Jeffrey Snyder
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201302899
This article describes how to quantitatively control the microstructure in advanced composite materials through a thorough examination of thermoelectric materials. It begins by describing the potential structure types, then transitions to the methods of control relating to morphology, size, and packing density of the resulting structures.
- Hybrid Material for Protein Sensing Based on Electrosynthesized MIP on a Mannose Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayer
Decha Dechtrirat, Nenad Gajovic-Eichelmann, Frank F. Bier and Frieder W. Scheller
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303148
A hybrid material is prepared on a quartz crystal microbalance sensor by electrodeposition of a concanavalin A imprinted polymer on top of a mannose terminated self-assembled monolayer. The hybrid shows both high affinity to the target protein and discrimination against its analogues. All steps are directed on the transducer surface, making it excellent for biosensor applications.
- M13 Bacteriophage as Materials for Amplified Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Protein Sensing
Ju Hun Lee, Phyllis F. Xu, Dylan W. Domaille, Chulmin Choi, Sungho Jin and Jennifer N. Cha
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303331
Protein sensing design based on M13 bacteriophage and Raman active core–shell nanoparticles. M13 bacteriophage can be utilized as a biomaterial scaffold for generating an amplified signal. The layer by layer deposition of unique Raman active nanoparticles on the phage produced exponential gains in Raman signal compared to that of antibodies at the same antigen concentration.
- Magnetic Targeting Enhanced Theranostic Strategy Based on Multimodal Imaging for Selective Ablation of Cancer
Zhiwei Li, Shengnan Yin, Liang Cheng, Kai Yang, Yonggang Li and Zhuang Liu
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303345
A multifunctional magnetic-plasmonic nano-agent for magnetic resonance/photoacoustic multimodal imaging guided photothermal therapy of cancer is developed. Such a magnetic targeting-enhanced cancer theranostic strategy could potentially enable highly effective tumor ablation therapy, which could be carefully planned before treatment, precisely controlled during treatment, and with accurate prognosis after treatment.
- Enhanced Field Ionization Enabled by Metal Induced Surface States on Semiconductor Nanotips
H. Karaagac and M. Saif Islam
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303308
Pristine nanowires with controlled introduction of metallic impurities are demonstrated to offer unique advantage for field ionization applications due to high density of surface states associated with the impurities, geometrical field enhancement, and polarizabilities of gas particles at the semiconductor nanotips. Sensing devices designed using this scheme are capable of fingerprinting a broad range of analytes at very low voltage with high selectivity.