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- Bio-Inspired Multifunctional Metallic Foams Through the Fusion of Different Biological Solutions
Xu Jin, Bairu Shi, Lichen Zheng, Xiaohan Pei, Xiyao Zhang, Ziqi Sun, Yi Du, Jung Ho Kim, Xiaolin Wang, Shixue Dou, Kesong Liu and Lei Jiang
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201304184
Inspired by the optimized biological solutions from the lotus leaf with superhydrophobic self-cleaning, the water strider leg with durable and robust superhydrophobicity, and the lightweight bird bone with hollow structures, multifunctional metallic foams with multiscale structures are fabricated, demonstrating low adhesive superhydrophobic self-cleaning, striking loading capacity, stable corrosion resistance, and oil/water separation.
- Piezoelectrics: Influence of a Single Grain Boundary on Domain Wall Motion in Ferroelectrics (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2014) (page 1408)
Daniel M. Marincel, Huairuo Zhang, Amit Kumar, Stephen Jesse, Sergei V. Kalinin, W. M. Rainforth, Ian M. Reaney, Clive A. Randall and Susan Trolier-McKinstry
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470065
S. Trolier-McKinstry and co-workers investigate the interaction between domain walls and a single grain boundary by comparing measurements of the local piezoelectric nonlinearity to domain structure. The two electron micrographs show the domain structure of the film, while the colored image is a map of the piezoelectric nonlinear response across a single grain boundary in a ferroelectric film. A minimum in the nonlinearity observed at the grain boundary is correlated to a change in the domain structure.
- Hybrid Materials: Highly Luminescent Covalently Linked Silicon Nanocrystal/Polystyrene Hybrid Functional Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Processability (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2014) (page 1344)
Zhenyu Yang, Mita Dasog, Alexander R. Dobbie, Ross Lockwood, Yanyan Zhi, Al Meldrum and Jonathan G. C. Veinot
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470064
Hybrid materials consisting of covalently linked non-toxic silicon nanocrystals and polystyrene are synthesized by J. G. C. Veinot and co-workers. These materials exhibit a strong luminescent response throughout the visible and NIR spectral regions and are chemically resistant. Marrying the properties of silicon nanocrystals with polymers like polystyrene significantly increases their solubility and processability, thus providing the opportunity to fabricate robust nano- and microscale architectures that could find application in a variety of optical applications.
- Contents: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2014) (pages 1339–1343)
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470063
- Dendrimers: Nano Molecular-Platform: A Protocol to Write Energy Transmission Program Inside a Molecule for Bio-Inspired Supramolecular Engineering (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2014) (page 1338)
Subrata Ghosh, Mrinal Dutta, Satyajit Sahu, Daisuke Fujita and Anirban Bandyopadhyay
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470062
The nano brain created by S. Ghosh, A. Bandyopadhyay, and co-workers is a single cell gygote which can sense the environment around it. At just 7 nm, it has sensors (white balls on the surface), the ability to analyse and make decisions (sea green computing device) and to respond (red molecular machines). This cell, described on page 1364, can grow continuously into a series of complex structures to form a brain-jelly made to use in a Robot's brain.