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  1. Rational Construction of a Functionalized V2O5 Nanosphere/MWCNT Layer-by-Layer Nanoarchitecture as Cathode for Enhanced Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Bin Sun, Kai Huang, Xiang Qi, Xiaolin Wei and Jianxin Zhong

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502382

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    A layer-by-layer nanoarchitecture as cathode is successfully fabricated, assembled by alternating the positively charged V2O5 nanospheres and the negatively charged terminated multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) solutions. The V2O5 nanospheres are closely intercalated between the adjacent MWCNT layers, minimizing disadvantagageous voids and improving overall conductivity, leading to an enhanced cycling durability as well as improved rate capability.

  2. Organic Tribotronic Transistor for Contact-Electrification-Gated Light-Emitting Diode

    Chi Zhang, Jing Li, Chang Bao Han, Li Min Zhang, Xiang Yu Chen, Li Duo Wang, Gui Fang Dong and Zhong Lin Wang

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502450

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    An organic tribotronic transistor and a contact-electrification-gated light-emitting diode (CG-LED) are proposed, in which the operating current and light-emission intensity can be tuned/controlled by an external force-induced contact electrification. Different from the conventional organic light-emitting transistor controlled by an electrical signal, the CG-LED can realize the direct interaction between the external environment/stimuli and the electroluminescence device.

  3. Probing Molecular and Crystalline Orientation in Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cells

    Wenchao Huang, Fuzhi Huang, Eliot Gann, Yi-Bing Cheng and Christopher R. McNeill

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502553

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    Using a combination of GIWAXS and NEXAFS spectroscopy, the orientational alignment of CH3NH3PbI3 crystallites and CH3NH3+ cations are separately probed. The orientation of CH3NH3PbI3 crystallites is sensitive to film thickness, solvent evaporation rate, and the underlying TiO2 morphology. However, CH3NH3+ cations exhibit a random molecular orientation independent of the TiO2 architecture and the perovskite film thickness.

  4. Stretchable Chemical Patterns for the Assembly and Manipulation of Arrays of Microdroplets with Lensing and Micromixing Functionality

    John J. Bowen, Jay M. Taylor, Christopher P. Jurich and Stephen A. Morin

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502174

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    Chemically patterned silicone films drive the assembly of microdroplets into ordered arrays. These microdroplets can be “stretched”—a capability that was used to drive mixing in the droplets and to change the lensing characteristics of the array. Synthesizing “stretchable” chemical patterns of different geometries and functional groups provides a method to explore soft, mechanoresponsive surfaces with rapidly reversible properties unavailable in hard systems.

  5. Functional Organic Semiconductors Assembled via Natural Aggregating Peptides

    Galen L. Eakins, Rishi Pandey, Jonathan P. Wojciechowski, Han Yue Zheng, James E. A. Webb, Céline Valéry, Pall Thordarson, Natalie O. V. Plank, Juliet A. Gerrard and Justin M. Hodgkiss

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502255

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    Natural aggregating peptide sequences are used as tectons to assemble organic semiconducting molecules. An 8-mer peptide derived from inspection of protein–protein interfaces in the peroxiredoxin family is attached in various modes to perylene imides. Self-assembling hybrid materials with strong electronic coupling and long-range order are created, culminating with the fabrication of a bio-organic field-effect transistor device.