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  1. Controlled Assembly of Poly(3-hexylthiophene): Managing the Disorder to Order Transition on the Nano- through Meso-Scales

    Dalsu Choi, Mincheol Chang and Elsa Reichmanis

    Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403708

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    Mechanistic elucidation of P3HT molecular assembly is presented based on experimental demonstration of controlled P3HT nanorod fabrication. The 2-step crystallization model comprises nucleation and growth steps, and is successfully adopted to interpret P3HT assembly into mesoscale entities. Systematic control of nucleation and growth allows formation of P3HT nanostructures exhibiting enhanced charge transport performance.

  2. Control of the Oxygen and Cobalt Atoms Diffusion through Co Nanoparticles Differing by Their Crystalline Structure and Size

    Zhijie Yang, Nailiang Yang, Jianhui Yang, Johanna Bergström and Marie-Paule Pileni

    Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403617

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    Size-dependent Kirkendall effect is studied by using Co nanoparticles. The nano­particles self-assembled into 2D superlattices and differing by their nano­crystallinities are subjected to oxygen. Different performances in size effect are attributed to the change in the control of the inward flow of oxygen atoms and the outward flow of Co atoms with the crystalline structures of cobalt nanoparticles.

  3. Reversibly Compressible, Highly Elastic, and Durable Graphene Aerogels for Energy Storage Devices under Limiting Conditions

    Jin-Yong Hong, Bo Mee Bak, Jeong Jae Wie, Jing Kong and Ho Seok Park

    Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403273

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    Reversibly compressible graphene-based aerogels are demonstrated for energy storage where volume and mass must be limited. Taking advantage of the poly­mer-assisted self-assembly and cross-linking, high porosity and low density yet mechanical durability and elasticity are achieved in cross-linked reduced graphene oxide (x-rGO) aerogels. They are compressible while maintaining 3D interconnecting networked pathways for applications in ultra-compact electrochemical capacitors.

  4. Gold Core-DNA-Silver Shell Nanoparticles with Intense Plasmonic Chiroptical Activities

    Xiaoling Wu, Liguang Xu, Wei Ma, Liqiang Liu, Hua Kuang, Wenjing Yan, Libing Wang and Chuanlai Xu

    Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403161

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    Au core-DNA-Ag shell nanoparticles are successfully fabricated for the first time. They exhibit very intense circular dichroism activities in the visible range, with the highest g-factor value for the individual NPs with chiroplasmonic activity. The plasmonic mechanism is explored, which is from the induction of DNA-plasmon interaction and further amplification by the electromagnetic coupling of the core–shell structure.

  5. Top-Coat Dewetting for the Highly Ordered Lateral Alignment of Block Copolymer Microdomains in Thin Films

    Eunkyoung Yoon, Eunjin Kim, Daeheum Kim and Jeong Gon Son

    Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403046

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    Extremely straight and laterally aligned cylindrical microdomains of block copolymer (BCP) films have been prepared by simply covering the BCP films with a top coat and dewetting the latter via thermal annealing to generate shear flow in the BCP underlayer. This alignment is at least 150 μm long and the aspect ratio is higher than 15 000:1.