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  1. All Solution-Processed Chalcogenide Solar Cells – from Single Functional Layers Towards a 13.8% Efficient CIGS Device

    Yaroslav E. Romanyuk, Harald Hagendorfer, Patrick Stücheli, Peter Fuchs, Alexander R. Uhl, Carolin M. Sutter-Fella, Melanie Werner, Stefan Haass, Josua Stückelberger, Cédric Broussillou, Pierre-Philippe Grand, Veronica Bermudez and Ayodhya N. Tiwari

    Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402288

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    A Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cell with efficiency of 13.8% is demonstrated where all constituent layers (except the metal back contact) are processed from aqueous solutions of metal salts using industrially scalable processes.

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    Masthead: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 36/2014)

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470242

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    Photoluminescence: Photoluminescent Porous Si/SiO2 Core/Shell Nanoparticles Prepared by Borate Oxidation (Adv. Funct. Mater. 36/2014) (page 5687)

    Jinmyoung Joo, Jose F. Cruz, Sanahan Vijayakumar, Joel Grondek and Michael J. Sailor

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470240

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    The preparation of luminescent core–shell nanoparticles of porous silicon is reported by M. J. Sailor and co-workers on page 5688. The “shell” in these nanoparticles is a passivating silicon oxide layer, synthesized by partial oxidation of the quantum-confined crystalline silicon skeleton in an aqueous solution of sodium tetraborate (borax). Control of the chemistry of the passivation layer is found to be crucial to maximize the quantum yield and to control the rate of aqueous dissolution of the resulting nanoparticles.

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    Mesoporous Nanoparticles: Gated Mesoporous SiO2 Nanoparticles Using K+-Stabilized G-Quadruplexes (Adv. Funct. Mater. 36/2014) (page 5617)

    Zhanxia Zhang, Fuan Wang, Yang Sung Sohn, Rachel Nechushtai and Itamar Willner

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470237

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    On page 5662, I. Willner and team show how K+-ion-stabilized G-quadruplexes act as locks for the entrapment of substrates in mesoporous silica nanoparticles. The pores are unlocked by the Kryptofi × [2.2.2] (KP) through the removal of the K+ ions. Also, programmed duplex structures lock the anticancer drug doxorubicin in mesoporous silica nanoparticles. The pores are unlocked by the separation of the duplex through the formation of a G-quadruplex.

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    Memory Switching: Direct Observation of Conversion Between Threshold Switching and Memory Switching Induced by Conductive Filament Morphology (Adv. Funct. Mater. 36/2014) (page 5772)

    Haitao Sun, Qi Liu, Congfei Li, Shibing Long, Hangbing Lv, Chong Bi, Zongliang Huo, Ling Li and Ming Liu

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470243

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    Q. Liu, M. Liu, and co-workers present direct evidence to illuminate microscopic mechanism of threshold and memory resistive switching in oxide-electrolyte RRAM on page 5679. The conversion between two switching modes results from morphology change of conductive filament based on SEM and TEM observations. Combing with I–V fitting and in situ AFM analysis, the conduction mechanisms of both switching modes are demonstrated.

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