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  1. Enhanced Optical Property with Tunable Band Gap of Cross-linked PEDOT Copolymers via Oxidative Chemical Vapor Deposition

    Sunghwan Lee and Karen K. Gleason

    Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402924

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    Band gap-tuned PEDOT copolymers are successfully demonstrated using oCVD with the incorporation of cross-linking monomers of anthracene or biphenyl. oCVD offers single-step synthesis, deposition and doping of copolymers. oCVD copolymers show significantly improved visible-regime transparency compared to homopolymer PEDOT, which is promising for many organic optoelectronic devices that require high optical transmittance with electrical conductivity.

  2. Blood Ties: Co3O4 Decorated Blood Derived Carbon as a Superior Bifunctional Electrocatalyst

    Chao Zhang, Markus Antonietti and Tim-Patrick Fellinger

    Article first published online: 18 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402770

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    A simple, versatile and cheap synthetic route is developed for the preparation of Co3O4 decorated blood powder derived foam-like heteroatom doped porous carbon (BDHC). The hybrid performs well as an advanced bifunctional non-precious metal electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in the alkaline medium.

  3. Multi-Site Functionalization of Protein Scaffolds for Bimetallic Nanoparticle Templating

    Kelly N. L. Huggins, Alia P. Schoen, Manickam Adhimoolam Arunagirinathan and Sarah C. Heilshorn

    Article first published online: 18 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402049

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    A unique noncovalent biotemplating method is used to localize multiple inorganic species at specific nucleation sites on a single clathrin protein template. The data illustrate that this templating strategy facilitates the synthesis of two types of composite nanostructures based on the location of the nucleation sites: silver–gold mixed bimetallic and silver–gold core–shell nanostructures.

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    Electrodes: Hierarchical Free-Standing Carbon-Nanotube Paper Electrodes with Ultrahigh Sulfur-Loading for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries (Adv. Funct. Mater. 39/2014) (page 6244)

    Zhe Yuan, Hong-Jie Peng, Jia-Qi Huang, Xin-Yan Liu, Dai-Wei Wang, Xin-Bing Cheng and Qiang Zhang

    Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470260

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    On page 6105, J.-Q. Huang, Q. Zhang, and co-workers discuss a hierarchical free-standing carbon nanotube (CNT)/sulfur paper electrode with short CNTs as short-range electrical conductive framework for sulfur accommodation and super long CNTs as both long-range conductive networks and intercrossed mechanical scaffolds. Such rational design of flexible electrode offers the possibility to efficient use of active materials at practical loading.

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    Masthead: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 39/2014)

    Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470259