Advanced Functional Materials
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Recently Published Articles
- M13 Bacteriophage as Materials for Amplified Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Protein Sensing
Ju Hun Lee, Phyllis F. Xu, Dylan W. Domaille, Chulmin Choi, Sungho Jin and Jennifer N. Cha
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303331
Protein sensing design based on M13 bacteriophage and Raman active core–shell nanoparticles. M13 bacteriophage can be utilized as a biomaterial scaffold for generating an amplified signal. The layer by layer deposition of unique Raman active nanoparticles on the phage produced exponential gains in Raman signal compared to that of antibodies at the same antigen concentration.
- Magnetic Targeting Enhanced Theranostic Strategy Based on Multimodal Imaging for Selective Ablation of Cancer
Zhiwei Li, Shengnan Yin, Liang Cheng, Kai Yang, Yonggang Li and Zhuang Liu
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303345
A multifunctional magnetic-plasmonic nano-agent for magnetic resonance/photoacoustic multimodal imaging guided photothermal therapy of cancer is developed. Such a magnetic targeting-enhanced cancer theranostic strategy could potentially enable highly effective tumor ablation therapy, which could be carefully planned before treatment, precisely controlled during treatment, and with accurate prognosis after treatment.
- Enhanced Field Ionization Enabled by Metal Induced Surface States on Semiconductor Nanotips
H. Karaagac and M. Saif Islam
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303308
Pristine nanowires with controlled introduction of metallic impurities are demonstrated to offer unique advantage for field ionization applications due to high density of surface states associated with the impurities, geometrical field enhancement, and polarizabilities of gas particles at the semiconductor nanotips. Sensing devices designed using this scheme are capable of fingerprinting a broad range of analytes at very low voltage with high selectivity.
- MS2 (M = Co and Ni) Hollow Spheres with Tunable Interiors for High-Performance Supercapacitors and Photovoltaics
Shengjie Peng, Linlin Li, Huiteng Tan, Ren Cai, Wenhui Shi, Chengchao Li, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar, Madhavi Srinivasan, Seeram Ramakrishna and Qingyu Yan
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303273
CoS2 and NiS2 hollow spheres with tunable interiors are obtained through a facile solution method. The obtained CoS2 hollow spheres demonstrate superior performances in supercapacitors and dye-sensitized solar cells.
- Arrayed Hollow Channels in Silk-Based Scaffolds Provide Functional Outcomes for Engineering Critically Sized Tissue Constructs
Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina, Lindsay S. Wray, Julianne M. Golinski and David L. Kaplan
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201302901
Arrays of hollow channels within porous silk scaffolds exhibit beneficial characteristics for engineering large, physically relevant tissue constructs. The hollow channels improve seeded cell infiltration into the scaffold and enhance delivery of oxygen and large molecules through the scaffold bulk. Implanted hollow channeled scaffolds improve host tissue integration and vascularization compared to the unchanneled controls.