Advanced Functional Materials

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Advanced Functional Materials has received a 2014 Impact Factor of 11.8 - another record high for the journal!

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  1. Full-Color Delayed Fluorescence Materials Based on Wedge-Shaped Phthalonitriles and Dicyanopyrazines: Systematic Design, Tunable Photophysical Properties, and OLED Performance

    In Seob Park, Sae Youn Lee, Chihaya Adachi and Takuma Yasuda

    Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505106

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    Phthalonitrile and dicyanopyrazine-based donor–acceptor–donor structured molecules display high-efficiency, full-color thermally activated delayed fluorescence. Organic light-emitting diodes with these emitters generate electroluminescence ranging from blue to red, with maximum external quantum efficiencies of up to 18.9%.

  2. Biologically Inspired and Magnetically Recoverable Copper Porphyrinic Catalysts: A Greener Approach for Oxidation of Hydrocarbons with Molecular Oxygen

    César A. Henriques, Auguste Fernandes, Liane M. Rossi, M. Filipa Ribeiro, Mário J. F. Calvete and Mariette M. Pereira

    Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505405

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    An efficient synthetic method for magnetically recoverable hybrid copper porphyrin based nanomaterials is reported. These prove to be stable and reusable efficient bioinspired oxidation catalysts of olefins and thiols, using molecular oxygen as oxidant, in total absence of reductants and solvents, with the highest turnover number yet achieved for this reaction (≈200 000).

  3. Enhanced Collective Magnetic Properties Induced by the Controlled Assembly of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Chains

    Delphine Toulemon, Mircea V. Rastei, David Schmool, José Sáiz Garitaonandia, Luis Lezama, Xavier Cattoën, Sylvie Bégin-Colin and Benoit P. Pichon

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505086

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    Anisotropic uniaxial assemblies of substrate-bound iron oxide nanoparticles are prepared by “click” chemistry under an external magnetic field. The resulting nanoparticle chains are co-aligned with regular spacing and possess enhanced magnetic collective properties. The novel, highly ordered assembly allows evidencing a first order intrachain dipolar interaction, combined with a second order interchain magnetic coupling.

  4. The Swiss-Army-Knife Self-Assembled Monolayer: Improving Electron Injection, Stability, and Wettability of Metal Electrodes with a One-Minute Proces

    Milan Alt, Malte Jesper, Janusz Schinke, Sabina Hillebrandt, Patrick Reiser, Tobias Rödlmeier, Iva Angelova, Kaja Deing, Tobias Glaser, Eric Mankel, Wolfram Jaegermann, Annemarie Pucci, Uli Lemmer, U. H. F. Bunz, W. Kowalsky, G. Hernandez-Sosa, R. Lovrincic and M. Hamburger

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505386

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    An ambient stable disulfide Self-Assembled Monolayer-forming molecule reduces the work function of metal electrodes by ≈1.2 eV and can be deposited from solution in 1 min. These monolayers have a strong effect on electron injection, improve surface wettability, device life time, and can be processed on printed silver electrodes.

  5. Tailoring Morphology and Structure of Inkjet-Printed Liquid-Crystalline Semiconductor/Insulating Polymer Blends for High-Stability Organic Transistors

    Donghoon Kwak, Hyun Ho Choi, Boseok Kang, Do Hwan Kim, Wi Hyoung Lee and Kilwon Cho

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201504786

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    The addition of an insulating polymer, polystyrene, to a semiconducting polymer, poly(didodecylquaterthiophene-alt-didodecylbithiazole) ink, greatly enhances the solubility and stability of the ink for stable inkjet printing. Tailoring solubility-induced phase separation characteristics of the two components leads to a unique self-encapsulated structure that is extremely beneficial for fabricating organic transistors with good environmental and electrical stabilities.