Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
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Recently Published Articles
- Inducing Elasticity through Oligo-Siloxane Crosslinks for Intrinsically Stretchable Semiconducting Polymers
Ging-Ji Nathan Wang, Leo Shaw, Jie Xu, Tadanori Kurosawa, Bob C. Schroeder, Jin Young Oh, Stephanie J. Benight and Zhenan Bao
Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602603
Improved elastic property in diketopyrrolopyrrole polymer is achieved by crosslinking with a flexible siloxane oligomer. An enhancement in fracture strain and yielding point and a decrease in tensile modulus with film crystalinity are observed. The improved fatigue resistance is attributed to the covalent crosslinks that prevent irreversible sliding between polymer chains during cyclic loading.
- Hydroactuated Configuration Alteration of Fibrous Dandelion Pappi: Toward Self-Controllable Transport Behavior
Qing'an Meng, Qianbin Wang, Kaibin Zhao, Pengwei Wang, Peiqing Liu, Huan Liu and Lei Jiang
Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602596
The dandelion pappus enables long-distance and efficient seed dispersal when matured. This study proposes that the mature dandelion pappus enables hydroactuated configuration alteration, featured by the spatially closing and opening the umbrella-like pappus, which serve as a determining factor that affects the aerodynamic properties of pappus. Inspired by this, a hydroresponsive artificial fiber array whose configuration can be well tuned by environmental humidity is developed by integrating hydrogel base, which might offer inspirations for air vehicles design.
- Programing Performance of Wool Keratin and Silk Fibroin Composite Materials by Mesoscopic Molecular Network Reconstruction
Huang Tu, Rui Yu, Zaifu Lin, Lin Zhang, Naibo Lin, Wei Dong Yu and Xiang Yang Liu
Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603403
The properties of wool keratin and silk fibroin composite material can be tuned by re-engineering the mesoscopic hierarchical structure, similar to the fact that various chemical compounds can be acquired by constructing different molecular structures. The materials can be adopted for biomechanical, biophonic, and biomedical applications.
- Externally Applied Manipulation of Molecular Assemblies at Solid-Liquid Interfaces Revealed by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Johannes A. A. W. Elemans
Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603145
2D molecular assemblies at a solid-liquid interface can be further manipulated after formation by externally applied stimuli such as temperature variation, irradiation with light, electric and magnetic fields, and shear flow. Scanning tunneling microscopy visualizes these phenomena at the molecular level. This processing will be of importance for the controlled bottom-up construction of functional molecular assemblies at surfaces.
- Molecule-Induced Conformational Change in Boron Nitride Nanosheets with Enhanced Surface Adsorption
Qiran Cai, Aijun Du, Guoping Gao, Srikanth Mateti, Bruce C. C. Cowie, Dong Qian, Shuang Zhang, Yuerui Lu, Lan Fu, Takashi Taniguchi, Shaoming Huang, Ying Chen, Rodney S. Ruoff and Lu Hua Li
Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603160
Atomically thin boron nitride nanosheets experience conformational change after physisorption of small molecules, which increases their surface adsorption energy and capability.