Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. A Versatile Nanotheranostic Agent for Efficient Dual-Mode Imaging Guided Synergistic Chemo-Thermal Tumor Therapy

    Xiaojun Cai, Xiaoqing Jia, Wei Gao, Kun Zhang, Ming Ma, Shige Wang, Yuanyi Zheng, Jianlin Shi and Hangrong Chen

    Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403991

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    A smart and versatile theranostic nanoplatform with single component based on hollow mesoporous Prussian blue nanoparticles is developed for the in vivo highly efficient synergistic chemo-thermal tumor therapy, guided by synchronous imaging diagnosis and therapy monitoring using ultrasound and photoacoustic dual-mode imaging for the first time.

  2. 2D Janus Hybrid Materials of Polymer-Grafted Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Oxide Thin Film as Flexible, Miniature Electric Carpet

    Peng Xiao, Changjin Wan, Jincui Gu, Zhenzhong Liu, Yonghong Men, Youju Huang, Jiawei Zhang, Liqiang Zhu and Tao Chen

    Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404624

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    A polymeric electrical carpet of 2D Janus hybrid thin film, with grafted polymer layer as insulative carpet and supported carbon materials as conductive element, has the potential application in heating micro-/nano devices locally.

  3. Facet-Level Mechanistic Insights into General Homogeneous Carbon Doping for Enhanced Solar-to-Hydrogen Conversion

    Jie Li, Kun Zhao, Ying Yu and Lizhi Zhang

    Article first published online: 26 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404178

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    Facet-levelunderstanding of a general homogeneous carbon doping mechanism is demonstrated. The initial facet-dependent adsorption of the dopant precursor, regulated by the surface atomic structures, and the subsequent facet-dependent diffusion of the carbon dopant, associated with the facet-related arrangements of bulk atoms, are identified as the two key factors to determine the concentration of carbon dopants.

  4. Microfluidic Spinning of Cell-Responsive Grooved Microfibers

    Xuetao Shi, Serge Ostrovidov, Yihua Zhao, Xiaobin Liang, Motohiro Kasuya, Kazue Kurihara, Ken Nakajima, Hojae Bae, Hongkai Wu and Ali Khademhosseini

    Article first published online: 26 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404531

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    A photocrosslinkable microgrooved methacrylamide-modified gelatin (GelMA) fiber is produced via the use of a microfluidic device. The combination of the cell supportive properties of GelMA and the topographical cues allows improved cell-material interactions favoring anisotropic tissue formation. Moreover, the high hydration content and viscoelastic properties of the hydrogel allow the coculturing cell types in and on the fiber.

  5. Development and Manufacture of Polymer-based Electrochromic Devices

    Jacob Jensen, Markus Hösel, Aubrey L. Dyer and Frederik C. Krebs

    Article first published online: 26 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403765

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    The materials science of the electrochromic device is reviewed with particular focus on the possible manufacturing routes, the requirements they impose on the materials and the achievable overall device performance. Applications are discussed and the recent progress in realizing solid state flexible devices based on electrochromics and their combination with other advanced devices such as solar cells is reviewed along with an overview of areas where developments would have a large impact.