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  1. Stability and Electronic Characteristics of Epitaxial Silicene Multilayers on Ag(111)

    Neil W. Johnson, David Muir, Ernst Z. Kurmaev and Alexander Moewes

    Article first published online: 22 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501029

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    The stability and electronic structure of epitaxial silicene bilayers and multilayers on Ag(111) are explored through the complementary techniques of density functional theory calculations and synchrotron-based soft X-ray spectroscopy. Bilayers are predicted to have a novel AA-stacked structure and electronic characteristics similar to epitaxial silicene monolayers on Ag(111). The instability of multilayers is evident in the evolution of the Si L2,3 X-ray emission spectrum.

  2. Polymer Brush Guided Formation of Conformal, Plasmonic Nanoparticle-Based Electrodes for Microwire Solar Cells

    Caroline Sugnaux, Anna Dalmau Mallorquí, Jane Herriman, Harm-Anton Klok and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral

    Article first published online: 22 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404235

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    Sacrificial thin polymer films prepared by surface-initiated polymerization are used as a template for the fabrication of highly conformal metal nanoparticle solar cell electrodes. These metal nanoparticle films are dual functional in that they not only mediate charge transport, but also enhance light capture due to the plasmonic scattering properties of the nanoparticles.

  3. A New Single 808 nm NIR Light-Induced Imaging-Guided Multifunctional Cancer Therapy Platform

    Fei He, Guixin Yang, Piaoping Yang, Yuxiu Yu, Ruichan Lv, Chunxia Li, Yunlu Dai, Shili Gai and Jun Lin

    Article first published online: 22 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500464

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    Au nanoclusters with photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy effects are combined with upconversion nanoparticles for the first time to form a new multifunctional cancer therapy platform with multimode imaging and dual phototherapy function. The nanoparticles could be promising to achieve the light-induced and imaging-guided cancer therapy with low side effects.

  4. The Effects of Embedded Dipoles in Aromatic Self-Assembled Monolayers

    Tarek Abu-Husein, Swen Schuster, David A. Egger, Martin Kind, Tobias Santowski, Adrian Wiesner, Ryan Chiechi, Egbert Zojer, Andreas Terfort and Michael Zharnikov

    Article first published online: 22 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500899

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    A highly promising approach for changing charge-injection barriers at the nanoscale through conjugated self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) is described. This—in sharp contrast to the typically pursued tail-group substitution—is realized without affecting the SAM-ambient interface. The goal is achieved by embedding dipolar groups at varying orientation in the SAM-forming molecules.

  5. ReS2-Based Field-Effect Transistors and Photodetectors

    Enze Zhang, Yibo Jin, Xiang Yuan, Weiyi Wang, Cheng Zhang, Lei Tang, Shanshan Liu, Peng Zhou, Weida Hu and Faxian Xiu

    Article first published online: 22 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500969

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    Few-layer ReS2 is successfully synthesized via chemical vapor deposition. Top-gated FET devices, back-gated four-terminal devices, and photodetectors are built based on the as-grown high-quality materials. All of them show great device performance, which distinguishes ReS2 a great platform for future applications in electronic and optoelectronic devices.