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  1. Mesoporous Silica Coated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Multifunctional Light-Responsive Platform for Cancer Combination Therapy

    Jingjing Liu, Chao Wang, Xiaojing Wang, Xin Wang, Liang Cheng, Yonggang Li and Zhuang Liu

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403079

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    Mesoporous silica coated single-wall carbon nanotubes with polyethylene glycol functionalization and anti-cancer drug loading are developed as a multi­functional theranostic platform. Upon systemic administration of such nano-agent, combined photothermal and chemotherapy, which is under the guidance of multimodal magnetic resonance and photoacoustic imaging, is conducted on an animal tumor model, achieving a great synergistic therapeutic effect.

  2. A Free-Standing and Ultralong-Life Lithium-Selenium Battery Cathode Enabled by 3D Mesoporous Carbon/Graphene Hierarchical Architecture

    Kai Han, Zhao Liu, Jingmei Shen, Yuyuan Lin, Fang Dai and Hongqi Ye

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402815

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    Free-standing selenium cathode for lithium-selenium batteries are developed by embedding selenium-impreganated mesoporous carbon nanoparticles in graphene sheets (Se/MCN-RGO). The 3D hierarchical architecture provides excellent electrical and ionic conductivity, and also suppresses polyselenides shuttling and accommodates volume change. The Se/MCN-RGO exhibits ultra-long cycle life with capacity retention of 89% after 1300 cycles at 1 C.

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    Nanotubes: Self-Compensated Insulating ZnO-Based Piezoelectric Nanogenerators (Adv. Funct. Mater. 44/2014) (page 6948)

    Dohwan Kim, Keun Young Lee, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Subrata Majumder and Sang-Woo Kim

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470288

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    High performance piezoelectric nanogenerators based on self-compensated insulating ZnO via native defect control are demonstrated by S.-W. Kim and co-workers on page 6949. Self-compensation of donor and acceptor type native defects makes ZnO insulating. Without additional passivation agents, dramatic enhancement of the piezoelectric output performance is observed compared to a donor defect rich ZnO NG under same mechanical strain.

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    DNA Mutation: Ultrasensitive Detection of Mitochondrial DNA Mutation by Graphene Oxide/DNA Hydrogel Electrode (Adv. Funct. Mater. 44/2014) (page 6897)

    Liping Sun, Nan Hu, Jian Peng, Liyu Chen and Jian Weng

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470285

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    On page 6905, J. Weng and team prepare a hydrogel electrode with ultrasensitive detection from graphene oxide and fish sperm DNA. The linear range for mitochondrial DNA detection is from 1.0 × 10−9 to 1.0 × 10−20m with a detection limit of 1.0 × 10−20m. The result is ascribed to the bionic interface and tuneable conductivity of the hydrogel electrode.

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    Masthead: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 44/2014)

    Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201470289