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  1. Carbon and Graphene Quantum Dots for Optoelectronic and Energy Devices: A Review

    Xiaoming Li, Muchen Rui, Jizhong Song, Zihan Shen and Haibo Zeng

    Article first published online: 6 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501250

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    Carbon dots and graphene quantum dots have been investigated for several years and researchers' interest is moving from photoluminescence towards device applications. In this Feature Article, applications in optoelectronic and energy devices of carbon dots and graphene quantum dots are summarized, as well as their optical properties. Future directions, challenges, and other possible applications are also put forward.

  2. Design and Integration in Electro-Optic Devices of Highly Efficient and Robust Red-NIR Phosphorescent Nematic Hybrid Liquid Crystals Containing [Mo6I8(OCOCnF2n+1)6]2− (n = 1, 2, 3) Nanoclusters

    Marianne Prévôt, Maria Amela-Cortes, Sumann K. Manna, Ronan Lefort, Stéphane Cordier, Hervé Folliot, Laurent Dupont and Yann Molard

    Article first published online: 6 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501876

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    The functionalization of highly phosphorescent [Mo6I8(CnF2n+1COO)6]2− (n = 1, 2, 3) nanocluster anionic units with appropriate ammonium cations, leads to the formation of the most fluid of all liquid crystalline phases: the nematic phase. The excellent photostability of these hybrid materials makes them suitable candidates for the design of electro-optical devices directed toward photonic or optoelectronic applications.

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    Self-Assembling Prodrugs by Precise Programming of Molecular Structures that Contribute Distinct Stability, Pharmacokinetics, and Antitumor Efficacy

    Hangxiang Wang, Haiyang Xie, Jianguo Wang, Jiaping Wu, Xueji Ma, Lingling Li, Xuyong Wei, Qi Ling, Penghong Song, Lin Zhou, Xiao Xu and Shusen Zheng

    Article first published online: 6 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501953

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    A novel carrier-free drug delivery platform relying on amphiphilic self-assembly of pure prodrugs is successfully constructed by rational engineering of antitumor agent 7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin (SN-38). Specifically, the prodrugs modified with polyunsaturated fatty acids exhibit enhanced stability, which contributes to their superior antitumor activity in vivo. Besides, additional valuable functionalities such as tumor-specific ligands can be readily incorporated to improve antitumor efficacy.

  4. In Situ Formation of Conductive Metal Sulfide Domain in Metal Oxide Matrix: An Efficient Way to Improve the Electrochemical Activity of Semiconducting Metal Oxide

    In Young Kim, Jiyoon Seo, Seung Mi Oh, Sharad B. Patil and Seong-Ju Hwang

    Article first published online: 6 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501478

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    An effective synthetic route to novel metal sulfide−metal oxide nanocomposites is developed on the basis of the in situ formation of conductive metal sulfide domains in metal oxide matrix. The resulting Li0.96Ti1.08S2−Li4Ti5O12 nanocomposites show promising functionality as anode materials for lithium secondary batteries with excellent rate characteristics, underscoring the usefulness of the present in situ composite formation route.

  5. The Unique Structural Evolution of the O3-Phase Na2/3Fe2/3Mn1/3O2 during High Rate Charge/Discharge: A Sodium-Centred Perspective

    Neeraj Sharma, Elena Gonzalo, James C. Pramudita, Man Huon Han, Helen E. A. Brand, Judy N. Hart, Wei Kong Pang, Zaiping Guo and Teófilo Rojo

    Article first published online: 6 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501655

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    O3-Na2/3Fe2/3Mn1/3O2 undergoes sequential reactions during charge and discharge but maintains the same O3 structural motif. This has direct implications on the electrochemical performance of this polymorph. Rietveld refinements and calculations are used to show the sodium content evolution of this cathode in a functioning sodium-ion battery.