Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. Oxidation-Resistant and Elastic Mesoporous Carbon with Single-Layer Graphene Walls

    Hirotomo Nishihara, Tomoya Simura, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Keita Nomura, Raúl Berenguer, Masashi Ito, Masanobu Uchimura, Hiroshi Iden, Kazuki Arihara, Atsushi Ohma, Yuichiro Hayasaka and Takashi Kyotani

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602459

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    Oxidation-resistant and elastic mesoporous carbon consisting of single-layer graphene walls is prepared. The unique framework realizes a large surface area and minimal number of edge sites, thereby making the material promising for the application in electric double-layer capacitors. The framework is mechanically tough and greatly elastic, enabling an advanced force-induced adsorption control.

  2. Ultrafast Plasmonic Hot Electron Transfer in Au Nanoantenna/MoS2 Heterostructures

    Ying Yu, Ziheng Ji, Shuai Zu, Bowen Du, Yimin Kang, Ziwei Li, Zhangkai Zhou, Kebin Shi and Zheyu Fang

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601779

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    In this study, the femtosecond pump-probe technique is used to measure electron transfer of the Au nanoantenna/MoS2 heterostructure, which is fabricated by the template-based sputtering method with low cost and simple procedures. The results demonstrate that plasmon-induced hot electron transfer takes place in the heterostructure in the order of 200 fs with an injected electron density of about 5.6 × 1012 cm−2.

  3. Broadband Photoresponse Enhancement of a High-Performance t-Se Microtube Photodetector by Plasmonic Metallic Nanoparticles

    Kai Hu, Hongyu Chen, Mingming Jiang, Feng Teng, Lingxia Zheng and Xiaosheng Fang

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602408

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    A broadband photodetector based on a single Se microtube is demonstrated with responsivity of ≈19 mA W−1 at 610 nm and fast speed (rise time 0.32 ms and fall time 23.02 ms). The responsivity of this device is improved by Au nanoparticles via a simple sputtering method and (≈600% to ≈800%) responsivity enhancement is realized within broadband region (300–700 nm).

  4. Toward High-Output Organic Vertical Field Effect Transistors: Key Design Parameters

    Hyukyun Kwon, Mincheol Kim, Hyunsu Cho, Hanul Moon, Jongjin Lee and Seunghyup Yoo

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601956

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    The operation mechanism and performance of organic vertical field effect transistors (VFETs) have been investigated. Several key factors are identified such as source/drain electrode widths, source contact resistance, and bottom active layer thickness. With the key parameters, the proposed VFET shows greater performance than conventional organic field-effect transistors with lateral channel in terms of driving capability.

  5. Direct Heating Amino Acids with Silica: A Universal Solvent-Free Assembly Approach to Highly Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Materials

    Xingmin Gao, Zhi Chen, Yan Yao, Mengyuan Zhou, Yong Liu, Jinxiu Wang, Winston Duo Wu, Xiao Dong Chen, Zhangxiong Wu and Dongyuan Zhao

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601640

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    A universal solvent-free assembly approach via directly heating amino acid/mesoporous silica mixture is developed for the synthesis of a family of nitrogen-doped mesoporous carbons with tunable physicochemical properties. The underlying structure assembly mechanisms are elucidated by using two affinity scales. The nitrogen contents are among the highest in literature, rendering them efficient for sorption and catalysis.