Advanced Functional Materials

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  2. 101 - 166
  1. Full Papers

    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.

    6. Stabilizing Active Edge Sites in Semicrystalline Molybdenum Sulfide by Anchorage on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

      Joakim Ekspong, Tiva Sharifi, Andrey Shchukarev, Alexey Klechikov, Thomas Wågberg and Eduardo Gracia-Espino

      Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601994

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      This study reports on how an unusually high number of active edge sites in semicrystalline molybdenum sulfide can be stabilized by anchorage on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes. The hybrid electrode performs well for hydrogen evolution reactions.

    7. High Sulfur Loading in Hierarchical Porous Carbon Rods Constructed by Vertically Oriented Porous Graphene-Like Nanosheets for Li-S Batteries

      Zongmin Zheng, Hongchen Guo, Fei Pei, Xin Zhang, Xinyi Chen, Xiaoliang Fang, Taihong Wang and Nanfeng Zheng

      Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601897

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      Hierarchical porous carbon rods constructed from vertically oriented porous graphene-like nanosheets are rationally designed and synthesized to fabricate the carbon-sulfur cathodes with high sulfur content (≈71 wt% of sulfur in the cathode). The developed hierarchical porous structure harvests the promising carbon hosts for advanced Li-S batteries and provides a new opportunity to upgrade porous graphene for broad applications.

    8. Localized Excitation of Neural Activity via Rapid Magnetothermal Drug Release

      Gabriela Romero, Michael G. Christiansen, Ligia Stocche Barbosa, Francisco Garcia and Polina Anikeeva

      Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602189

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      Localized heating of magnetic nanoparticles by an alternating magnetic field can trigger the release of a chemical payload from their surfaces by breaking a thermally labile bond within ≈12 s, offering a tool for noninvasive chemical neuromodulation. As a demonstration, neurons expressing a cation channel TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid cation channel subfamily member 1) are actuated by the local release of allyl isothyocyanate, a TRPV1 agonist.

    9. Untangling Electrostatic and Strain Effects on the Polarization of Ferroelectric Superlattices

      Ekaterina Khestanova, Nico Dix, Ignasi Fina, Mateusz Scigaj, José Manuel Rebled, César Magén, Sonia Estradé, Francesca Peiró, Gervasi Herranz, Josep Fontcuberta and Florencio Sánchez

      Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602084

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      The modulation of properties in ferroelectric superlattices comes from electrostatic boundary conditions and cell distortions associated with interface-controlled epitaxial strain, but there is no clear picture of the specific relevance of each of these factors. Using a simple growth strategy, a separate control is achieved, allowing disentangling the relative contribution of electrostatic boundary conditions and strain. It turns out that the former rules the ferroelectric response, meanwhile the influence of the lattice strain is of secondary relevance.

    10. Metal-Organic-Framework-Based Vaccine Platforms for Enhanced Systemic Immune and Memory Response

      Yan Zhang, Faming Wang, Enguo Ju, Zhen Liu, Zhaowei Chen, Jinsong Ren and Xiaogang Qu

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600650

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      In this paper, metal-organic-framework (MOF) based vaccines are fabricated facilely to deliver protein antigens and adjuvants in the same antigen presenting cells. Both in vitro and in vivo experiments demonstrate that the nanocomposites can induce strong humoral, cellular immunity, and potent immune memory response. The MOF-based vaccine platform can be useful for the prevention and/or therapy of various diseases.

    11. Hierarchical Directed Self-Assembly of Diblock Copolymers for Modified Pattern Symmetry

      Young Joo Choi, Ju Young Kim, Ji Eun Kim, Jeong Ho Mun, Seung Keun Cha and Sang Ouk Kim

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601471

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      Symmetry-modified poly(styrene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) and poly(styrene)-block-poly(4-vinylpyridine) diblock copolymer patterns generated via a hierarchical self-assembly principle are presented. Nanoscale and organic cross-linked PS template prepared from the first layer of block copolymer (BCP) guides the orientation and positional ordering of secondary BCP layer elaborately. This methodology has potential to extend the range of directed self-assembly by further scaling-down providing great promise for sub-10-nm patterning technology.

    12. Ultrahigh Gain Polymer Photodetectors with Spectral Response from UV to Near-Infrared Using ZnO Nanoparticles as Anode Interfacial Layer

      Xiaokang Zhou, Dezhi Yang, Dongge Ma, Agafonov Vadim, Tansir Ahamad and Saad M. Alshehri

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601980

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      Significant increase in photoresponse over a wavelength range from 300 to 1000 nm upon UV light illumination is enabled by a thin interfacial layer of ZnO nanoparticles. The device with 30 s UV light treatment shows ultrahigh external quantum efficiency of 140 000% and an extremely low gain threshold voltage of 1.5 mV. This is among the best reported broad spectral response photodetectors.

  2. Feature Articles

    1. Luminescent Ions in Advanced Composite Materials for Multifunctional Applications

      Gongxun Bai, Ming-Kiu Tsang and Jianhua Hao

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602142

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      Integrating luminescent ions and advanced materials into multifunctional systems seems to be a tendency, motivated by the stimulating desires of fundamental studies and technological applications. This feature article provides a general overview of luminescent ions-based advanced composite materials recently investigated, which have promising multifunctional applications in a broad area, including optoelectronics, photonics, clean energy, biomedicine, and new types of sensors.

  3. Full Papers

    1. 10.8% Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Based on PTB7-Th and PC71BM via Binary Solvent Additives Treatment

      Qun Wan, Xia Guo, Zaiyu Wang, Wanbin Li, Bing Guo, Wei Ma, Maojie Zhang and Yongfang Li

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602181

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      For the PTB7-Th:PC71BM blend system, the binary solvent additives of 1,8-diiodooctane and N-methyl pyrrolidone are used to enhance the domain purity, so that a power conversion efficiency of 10.8% is achieved with the conventional device structure, which is much higher than that of the devices without or with single solvent additive treatment.

    2. Patterned Growth of P-Type MoS2 Atomic Layers Using Sol–Gel as Precursor

      Wei Zheng, Junhao Lin, Wei Feng, Kai Xiao, Yunfeng Qiu, XiaoShuang Chen, Guangbo Liu, Wenwu Cao, Sokrates T. Pantelides, Wu Zhou and PingAn Hu

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602494

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      A novel one-step growth process has been developed to obtain p-type MoS2 layers in large scale by using Mo-containing sol–gel, including 1% tungsten (W). This method is compatible with soft-lithography techniques, which enables patterned growth of p-type MoS2 atomic layers into regular arrays with different shapes, holding great promise for highly integrated device applications.

    3. Biodegradable Photothermal and pH Responsive Calcium Carbonate@Phospholipid@Acetalated Dextran Hybrid Platform for Advancing Biomedical Applications

      Feng Kong, Hongbo Zhang, Xu Zhang, Dongfei Liu, Dong Chen, Weixia Zhang, Liyuan Zhang, Hélder A. Santos and Mingtan Hai

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602715

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      The biodegradable photothermal and pH responsive CaCO3@Phospholipid@Acetalated Dextran hybrid platform is developed for advancing biomedical applications by co-delivery of versatile molecular targeted therapeutics, enzyme, and antibody. The versatile therapeutics co-loaded AuNRs@CaCO3-POPC-AcDX hybrid platform could effectively promote cancer cell death and reduce the multidrug resistance and HER2 expression with synergism.

    4. Magnetic Mesoporous Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery with Improved Therapeutic Efficacy

      Albert Serrà, Núria Gimeno, Elvira Gómez, Margarita Mora, Maria Lluïsa Sagristá and Elisa Vallés

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601473

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      A new versatile and simple procedure to grow magnetic mesoporous nanorods is proposed, that produces magnetic drug nanocarriers with excellent drug-loading and improved therapeutic efficacy. The nanostructures exhibit low toxicity but, when loaded with a carcinogenic drug, induce cell death as a combination of both mechanically and drug-induced death, making them excellent candidates for drug delivery.

    5. Printing Ultrasensitive Artificially Intelligent Sensors Array with a Single Self-Propelled Droplet Containing Nanoparticles

      Ekhlas Homede, Mohammad Abo-Jabal, Radu Ionescu and Hossam Haick

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602326

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      Single self-propelled and evaporative droplets containing molecularly capped nanoparticles are used to produce artificially intelligent sensors array without the need to use complicated printing techniques. The sensors exhibit ultrasensitive sensing performance with an ability to detect and differentiate between various volatile organic compounds at low ppb levels and under extreme humidity confounding environments.

    6. Organic Dye Graphene Hybrid Structures with Spectral Color Selectivity

      Yu Seong Gim, Youngbin Lee, Soo Kim, Shiqiang Hao, Moon Sung Kang, Won Jong Yoo, Hyunmin Kim, Chris Wolverton and Jeong Ho Cho

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601200

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      The hybrid structures formed between graphene and organic dye molecules are characterized for use in photodetectors with spectral color selectivity. The adsorption of dye molecules onto the graphene surfaces and the photoresponse of the resulting hybrid films are investigated systematically using UV–vis absorption spectroscopy, charge transport measurements, and density functional theory based theoretical calculations.

    7. Dual-Encoded Microbeads through a Host–Guest Structure: Enormous, Flexible, and Accurate Barcodes for Multiplexed Assays

      Ding Sheng-zi Zhang, Yang Jiang, Haiou Yang, Youjie Zhu, Shunjia Zhang, Ying Zhu, Dan Wei, Ye Lin, Pingping Wang, Qihua Fu, Hong Xu and Hongchen Gu

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601963

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      Dual-encoded microbeads with a host–guest structure are successfully designed using a controllable, flexible, and accurate encoding strategy. The tailored host–guest structure improves the encoding capacity of the barcodes and effectively overcomes the optical mutual interference. The effectiveness of the barcodes as a robust platform for multiplexed bioassays is demonstrated.

    8. Imprinting of Local Metallic States into VO2 with Ultraviolet Light

      Hai-Tian Zhang, Lu Guo, Greg Stone, Lei Zhang, Yuan-Xia Zheng, Eugene Freeman, Derek W. Keefer, Subhasis Chaudhuri, Hanjong Paik, Jarrett A. Moyer, Michael Barth, Darrell G. Schlom, John V. Badding, Suman Datta, Venkatraman Gopalan and Roman Engel-Herbert

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601890

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      A laterally confined conductive pattern is inscribed into an otherwise insulating VO2 matrix using ultraviolet light, with almost four orders of magnitude decrease in electrical resistivity. The conductive pattern is persistent and can be completely erased by a short annealing. Optical patterning of locally confined metallic structures provides new opportunities in photonics, plasmonics and electronics, such as reconfigurable bottom electrode.

    9. Photoinduced Topographical Feature Development in Blueprinted Azobenzene-Functionalized Liquid Crystalline Elastomers

      Suk-kyun Ahn, Taylor H. Ware, Kyung Min Lee, Vincent P. Tondiglia and Timothy J. White

      Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601090

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      All-optical deformation and recovery of complex 3D topographical features that can be addressed both remotely and selectively is demonstrated in blueprinted azobenzene-functionalized liquid crystalline elastomers. The photoinduced shape transformation strongly depends on the azobenzene concentration as well as the network structure (i.e., crosslink density).

    10. Selective Photothermal Tumor Therapy Using Nanodiamond-Based Nanoclusters with Folic Acid

      Tae-Kyung Ryu, Seung Woon Baek, Rae Hyung Kang and Sung-Wook Choi

      Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601207

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      Nanodiamond (ND)-based nanoclusters with folic acid at their surface have been fabricated for selective photothermal tumor therapy. The ND-based nanoclusters are photothermal active enough to selectively ablate tumor cells upon a near-infrared laser exposure at a high resolution. Animal study confirms their effective accumulation into tumor tissue and reduction in tumor volume by laser exposure.

    11. Silk Fibroin–Substrate Interactions at Heterogeneous Nanocomposite Interfaces

      Anise M. Grant, Ho Shin Kim, Trisha L. Dupnock, Kesong Hu, Yaroslava G. Yingling and Vladimir V. Tsukruk

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601268

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      Tunable assembly of silk on heterogeneous graphitic surfaces is shown as a function of various factors. Shear induces silk alignment into individual fibrils on hydrophilic graphene oxide (GO), while silk maintains its solution state globule-like morphology on hydrophobic reduced GO. Molecular dynamics simulations combined with high resolution atomic force microscopy are used to explore the nonbonded interactions behind this behavior.

    12. Enhanced Light Harvesting in Mesoscopic Solar Cells by Multilevel Multiscale Patterned Photoelectrodes with Superpositioned Optical Properties

      Segeun Jang, Jin Soo Kang, Jong-Kwon Lee, Sang Moon Kim, Yoon Jun Son, Ahyoun Lim, Hyesung Cho, Jin Kim, Juwon Jeong, Gunhee Lee, Yung-Eun Sung and Mansoo Choi

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601586

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      LEGO-like multilevel multiscale patterns prepared by multiplex lithography are imprinted on the photoelectrode of mesoscopic solar cells. Enhanced light harvesting by superposition of diffraction grating and scattering are achieved by z-axis integration of nano- and micropatterns, respectively, and this leads to significant increase in energy conversion efficiency.

    13. Quaternized Silicon Nanoparticles with Polarity-Sensitive Fluorescence for Selectively Imaging and Killing Gram-Positive Bacteria

      Xiaodong Zhang, Xiaokai Chen, Jingjing Yang, Hao-Ran Jia, Yan-Hong Li, Zhan Chen and Fu-Gen Wu

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602185

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      A simple and efficient method is developed based on fluorescent quaternized silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs) to meet the increasing demands of bacterial differentiation and metal-free NP-based antibiotics. The quaternized SiNPs with polarity-dependent fluorescence emission possess superb selectivity to image and kill Gram-positive bacteria over Gram-negative ones. The low cytotoxicity of quaternized SiNPs enables them for future clinical application.

    14. Bio-Derived Polymers for Sustainable Lithium-Ion Batteries

      Tyler B. Schon, Andrew J. Tilley, Colin R. Bridges, Mark B. Miltenburg and Dwight S. Seferos

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602114

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      A pendant polymer with bio-derived redox units is designed for lithium-ion battery cathodes. With a working voltage of ≈2.5 V versus Li/Li+, it can deliver a high capacity of 125 mAh g−1 at 14.4 mA g−1. Using a semi-synthetic approach for designing pendant redox-active polymers is an attractive strategy for the development of energy storage materials.

    15. Dye Modification of Nanofibrous Silicon Oxide Membranes for Colorimetric HCl and NH3 Sensing

      Jozefien Geltmeyer, Gertjan Vancoillie, Iline Steyaert, Bet Breyne, Gabriella Cousins, Kathleen Lava, Richard Hoogenboom, Klaartje De Buysser and Karen De Clerck

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602351

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      Large-area flexible colorimetric sensors for fast and accurate detection of pH-changes in aqueous solution or gaseous form are developed. By immobilization of pH-sensitive dyes and by combining electrospinning with sol-gel technology, highly sensitive and reusable sensors are obtained, which are ideal for sensing low concentrations of HCl and NH3 vapors.

    16. Soft Nanostructured Films for Actuated Surface-Based siRNA Delivery

      Minjee Kang and Cecilia Leal

      Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600681

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      Lipid-siRNA materials self-assemble into different nanostructures onto substrates as a function of composition and environmental cues. This feature highlights the potential of using reversible transformations in lipid film materials for actuated surface-based cellular delivery. The diffusion of biomolecules is enhanced from 1D in lamellar and hexagonal phases to 3D in bicontinuous cubic phases by hydration at 37 °C.

    17. Electro-Oxidation of Ni42 Steel: A Highly Active Bifunctional Electrocatalyst

      Helmut Schäfer, Daniel M. Chevrier, Peng Zhang, Johannes Stangl, Klaus Müller-Buschbaum, Jörg D. Hardege, Karsten Kuepper, Joachim Wollschläger, Ulrich Krupp, Simon Dühnen, Martin Steinhart, Lorenz Walder, Shamaila Sadaf and Mercedes Schmidt

      Version of Record online: 5 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601581

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      Harsh anodization has converted relatively less catalytically active untreated Ni42 steel into an outstanding bifunctional electrocatalyst (Ni42-300). The oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) are highly efficiently and steadfast catalyzed at pH 7, 13, 14, 14.6 (OER) and at pH 0, 1, 13, 14, 14.6 (HER), respectively. Ni42-300 can be utilized as electrodes in electrolyzers with bipolar cell configuration.

    18. Molybdenum Disulfide-Based Tubular Microengines: Toward Biomedical Applications

      Virendra V. Singh, Kevin Kaufmann, Berta Esteban-Fernández de Ávila, Emil Karshalev and Joseph Wang

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602005

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      Coupling of the attractive properties of MoS2 nanosheets with rapidly moving tubular microengines opens the door to multifunctional micromachines for diverse biomedical applications, ranging from biodetection of protein and nucleic acid biomarkers to drug delivery.

    19. Plasmonic-Radiation-Enhanced Metal Oxide Nanowire Heterojunctions for Controllable Multilevel Memory

      Luchan Lin, Lei Liu, Kevin Musselman, Guisheng Zou, Walt W. Duley and Y. Norman Zhou

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601143

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      A fast and scalable method to modify metal-oxide nanowire heterojunctions for nanowire memristor devices by using the localized plasmonic effects under optical excitation is presented. This engineered junction enables stable multilevel memory behavior for nanowire devices without the need for the traditional electroforming process.

    20. High-Strength and High-Toughness Double-Cross-Linked Cellulose Hydrogels: A New Strategy Using Sequential Chemical and Physical Cross-Linking

      Dan Zhao, Junchao Huang, Yi Zhong, Kai Li, Lina Zhang and Jie Cai

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601645

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      Double-cross-linked (DC) cellulose hydrogels are fabricated by a sequential chemical and physical cross-linking strategy. The irreversible covalent cross-linkings, cellulose II crystallite hydrates, together with the chain entanglements and strong hydrogen bonding interactions between cellulose chains endow the DC cellulose hydrogels with high strength, high toughness, and good recoverability.

    21. Thermoelectric Properties of Polymeric Mixed Conductors

      Ujwala Ail, Mohammad Javad Jafari, Hui Wang, Thomas Ederth, Magnus Berggren and Xavier Crispin

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601106

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      Monitoring the time dependence of the thermovoltage (Voc) is a way to distinguish between three classes of polymeric materials: electronic conductor, ionic conductor, and mixed electronic–ionic conductor. In case of a mixed ionic–electronic conductor, poly(3,4-ethyelenedioxythiophene)-polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT-PSS), electrical, and spectroscopic evidence show the presence of an internal electrochemical reaction induced within the conducting polymer layer promoted by the ionic thermoelectric effect.

    22. Morphological Tuning of the Energetics in Singlet Fission Organic Solar Cells

      YunHui L. Lin, Michael A. Fusella, Oleg V. Kozlov, Xin Lin, Antoine Kahn, Maxim S. Pshenichnikov and Barry P. Rand

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601125

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      The interfacial charge transfer state energy of a crystalline rubrene/C60 solar cell is over 300 meV lower than that of an amorphous rubrene/C60 device. Despite that both amorphous and crystalline rubrene undergo singlet fission, this shift means that only the crystalline device can dissociate the low energy triplets generated by singlet fission and operate as a singlet fission solar cell.

    23. Fabrication of a Targeted Drug Delivery System from a Pillar[5]arene-Based Supramolecular Diblock Copolymeric Amphiphile for Effective Cancer Therapy

      Guocan Yu, Wei Yu, Li Shao, Zhihua Zhang, Xiaodong Chi, Zhengwei Mao, Changyou Gao and Feihe Huang

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601770

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      A reduction-sensitive supramolecular diblock polymer is fabricated based on the molecular recognition motif between a novel water-soluble pillar[5]arene and a viologen salt. It self-assembles into polymersomes in water, which are successfully used in targeted drug delivery. In vitro and in vivo experiments demonstrate that these polymersomes can be applied in effective cancer treatment.

    24. Skin-Like Oxide Thin-Film Transistors for Transparent Displays

      Han Eol Lee, Seungjun Kim, Jongbeom Ko, Hye-In Yeom, Chun-Won Byun, Seung Hyun Lee, Daniel J. Joe, Tae-Hong Im, Sang-Hee Ko Park and Keon Jae Lee

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601296

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      The ultrathin, flexible, and transparent oxide thin-film transistors for skin-like displays are demonstrated on an ultrathin flexible substrate using an inorganic based laser liftoff process. The transferred transistor arrays with high mobility of ≈40 cm2 V−1 s−1 adhere to both fabric and human skin and operate stably without significant degradation of their characteristics. Finally, skin-like oxide logic inverters are successfully manipulated to verify the dynamic responses on an ultrathin plastic substrate.

    25. Proteoid Dynamers with Tunable Properties

      Yun Liu, Marc C. A. Stuart, Eric Buhler, Jean-Marie Lehn and Anna K. H. Hirsch

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601612

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      Doubly dynamic proteoids based on the polycondensation of amino acid hydrazides with dialdehyde have been generated through formation of imine and acylhydrazone bonds. The polymerization is driven by the enhanced stability of biodynamers resulting from folding of the main chain through hydrophobic and π–π-stacking interactions. The structures of the polymers formed depend on the side chains of the corresponding amino acid hydrazides.

    26. Multistability in Bistable Ferroelectric Materials toward Adaptive Applications

      Anirban Ghosh, Gertjan Koster and Guus Rijnders

      Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601353

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      Modification of the ferroelectric switching of PZT thin films is shown to depend on the thickness of a ZnO overlayer. Modifying the ratio of the roughness to the total thickness of ZnO gives rise to different adaptive behavior.

    27. Flexible Textile Strain Wireless Sensor Functionalized with Hybrid Carbon Nanomaterials Supported ZnO Nanowires with Controlled Aspect Ratio

      Taemin Lee, Wonoh Lee, Sung-Woo Kim, Jae Joon Kim and Byeong-Su Kim

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601237

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      A highly robust flexible strain sensor is fabricated through a facile integration of functional nanomaterials into a textile platform. It well demonstrates not only a rapid response to diverse body motions but also different strain sensing behaviors depending on geometrical features of ZnO nanostructure. Furthermore, the capability of the textile-based sensor is extended to remote monitoring by configuration with wireless transmitter.

    28. “Suction Caps”: Designing Anisotropic Core/Shell Microcapsules with Controlled Membrane Mechanics and Substrate Affinity

      Huda A. Jerri, Marlène Jacquemond, Christopher Hansen, Lahoussine Ouali and Philipp Erni

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601563

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      Anisotropic core/shell microcapsules with “suction cup” morphologies provide enhanced affinity on complex substrates, such as the surface of human hair. The mechanics and permeability of the capsule membrane can be designed to synthesize chemically stable, yet mechanically rupturing targeted delivery systems for low-molecular-weight payloads.

    29. Highly Selective Ionic Transport through Subnanometer Pores in Polymer Films

      Qi Wen, Dongxiao Yan, Feng Liu, Mao Wang, Yun Ling, Pengfei Wang, Patrick Kluth, Daniel Schauries, Christina Trautmann, Pavel Apel, Wei Guo, Guoqing Xiao, Jie Liu, Jianming Xue and Yugang Wang

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601689

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      Negatively charged subnanometer pores are fabricated in polymer films by GeV heavy ions irradiation without chemical etching. Their selective ionic transport rates span more than 6 orders of magnitude and follow the rarely observed Eisenman sequence XI.

    30. High-Quality Whispering-Gallery-Mode Lasing from Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets

      Qing Zhang, Rui Su, Xinfeng Liu, Jun Xing, Tze Chien Sum and Qihua Xiong

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601690

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      High-quality cesium lead halide nanoplatelets functioning as whispering-gallery-mode microcavities are synthesized by vapor-phase van der Waals epitaxy method. Multicolor, low-threshold excitonic lasing action with a high spectra coherence of 0.14–0.15 nm is realized at room temperature. The findings are not only important for developing on-chip small lasers and high-speed exciton devices but also promising for fundamental studies in cavity quantum electrodynamics.

    31. Plasmon-Induced Sub-Bandgap Photodetection with Organic Schottky Diodes

      Ji-Ling Hou, Axel Fischer, Sheng-Chieh Yang, Johannes Benduhn, Johannes Widmer, Daniel Kasemann, Koen Vandewal and Karl Leo

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601718

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      An organic Schottky photodetector is combined with a plasmonic nanohole electrode to enable sub-bandgap photodetection in the NIR. The responsivity can be modulated by an external field affecting the injection barrier for charge carriers from metal to organic. This allows >1000 on/off ratio and the selective control of individual pixel in detector matrix/arrays. The concept opens up new possibilities for organic optical-sensing devices.

    32. Mo Doping Induced More Active Sites in Urchin-Like W18O49 Nanostructure with Remarkably Enhanced Performance for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

      Xing Zhong, Youyi Sun, Xianlang Chen, Guilin Zhuang, Xiaonian Li and Jian-Guo Wang

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601732

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      The 3D urchin-like Mo-W18O49 catalyst exhibits excellent electrocatalytic activity toward HER with small onset potential and Tafel slope, as well as excellent durability. The remarkably enhanced performance of Mo-W18O49 can be ascribed to the synergistic effect of an increased amount of active sites and of activity improvment by Mo dopant, furthermore abundant agminated 1D nanowires also provide a high surface area.

    33. High-Performance All-Polymer Photoresponse Devices Based on Acceptor–Acceptor Conjugated Polymers

      Xiaofen Wang, Lei Lv, Lingliang Li, Yusheng Chen, Kai Zhang, Haoran Chen, Huanli Dong, Jinsong Huang, Guozhen Shen, Zhou Yang and Hui Huang

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601745

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      Three n-type conjugated polymers are synthesized to achieve the most efficient acceptor–acceptor type polymer-based all-polymer photovoltaic cells with an efficiency of 2.68% and the first all-polymer photodetectors with high responsivity (0.12 A W−1) and detectivity (1.2 × 1012 Jones). This contribution provides a strategy of tuning the polymeric structures to achieve high performance all-polymer photoresponse devices.

    34. Dissociated and Reconstituted Cartilage Microparticles in Densified Collagen Induce Local hMSC Differentiation

      Tyler Novak, Benjamin Seelbinder, Celina M. Twitchell, Sherry L. Voytik-Harbin and Corey P. Neu

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601877

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      Decellularized cartilage microparticles, and all associated native signals, are delivered to human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) populations in a dense, type I collagen matrix. Hybrid usage of native tissue signals and the engineering control of collagen matrices show the ability to induce local infiltration and differentiation of hMSCs. Additionally, the solid cartilage microparticles inhibit bulk cell-mediated contraction of the composite.

    35. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Composite with Near 100% Recyclability

      Kai Yu, Qian Shi, Martin L. Dunn, Tiejun Wang and H. Jerry Qi

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602056

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      A new method to fully recycle the carbon fiber reinforced thermoset composites is developed. After immersing the composite in solvent, the polymer matrix can be dissolved and clean carbon fibers are reclaimed; both, matrix material and carbon fibres, can be recycled and reused for the same purpose. The developed method can also be used to repair composite with surface damage.

    36. A Red Light Activatable Multifunctional Prodrug for Image-Guided Photodynamic Therapy and Cascaded Chemotherapy

      Li-Han Liu, Wen-Xiu Qiu, Bin Li, Chi Zhang, Lin-Fei Sun, Shuang-Shuang Wan, Lei Rong and Xian-Zheng Zhang

      Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602541

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      A red light activatable multifunctional prodrug is fabricated to realize in situ tumor photodynamic therapy (PDT) with cascaded chemotherapy. This multifunctional prodrug demonstrates a new strategy for image-guided combination therapy of PDT with cascaded chemotherapy.

    37. Designer Colloidal Layers of Disordered Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Light Extraction

      Anthony Jouanin, Jean Paul Hugonin and Philippe Lalanne

      Version of Record online: 30 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600730

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      With advanced electromagnetic-computation tools, the optical properties of colloidal add-layers composed of random arrays of hundreds of metallic nanoparticles and proposed general guidelines on how to engineer nanoparticle shape and disorder structural topology to maximize the extraction efficiency are studied.

    38. Fullerene Adducts Bearing Cyano Moiety for Both High Dielectric Constant and Good Active Layer Morphology of Organic Photovoltaics

      Sheng Zhang, Zijian Zhang, Jun Liu and Lixiang Wang

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600350

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      Fullerene adducts bearing a cyano moiety with large dipole moment show not only a high dielectric constant, but also good compatibility with the donor polymer for good blend morphology, and exhibit good polymer solar cell device performances.

    39. General Synthesis of Transition Metal Oxide Ultrafine Nanoparticles Embedded in Hierarchically Porous Carbon Nanofibers as Advanced Electrodes for Lithium Storage

      Guanglin Xia, Lijun Zhang, Fang Fang, Dalin Sun, Zaiping Guo, Huakun Liu and Xuebin Yu

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601685

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      A general, large-scale, and cost-effective strategy is demonstrated toward fabricating transition metal oxides into ultrafine nanoparticles (TMOs) uniformly embedded in porous carbon nanofibers. Such unique nanostructures efficiently avoid the aggregation and pulverization of TMOs, promote the transport of both Li ions and electrons, and enhance the electrical conductivity and structural integrity, leading to significantly improved lithium storage performance.

    40. Large-Area Compliant, Low-Cost, and Versatile Pressure-Sensing Platform Based on Microcrack-Designed Carbon Black@Polyurethane Sponge for Human–Machine Interfacing

      Xiaodong Wu, Yangyang Han, Xinxing Zhang, Zehang Zhou and Canhui Lu

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601995

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      A simple, large-area compliant, and low-cost strategy to fabricate pressure sensors is developed, based on microcrack-designed carbon black@polyurethane sponge via natural polymer-mediated layer-by-layer assembly. The resultant pressure sensors exhibit excellent flexibility, high sensitivity, fast response time, good reproducibility, and desirable versatility. This strategy might open up new opportunities for the widespread fabrication and application of pressure-sensing devices.

    41. 3D Carbonaceous Current Collectors: The Origin of Enhanced Cycling Stability for High-Sulfur-Loading Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

      Hong-Jie Peng, Wen-Tao Xu, Lin Zhu, Dai-Wei Wang, Jia-Qi Huang, Xin-Bing Cheng, Zhe Yuan, Fei Wei and Qiang Zhang

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602071

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      A 3D carbonaceous current collector assembled from millimeter-long carbon nanotubes (CNTs) significantly enhances the cycling stability of lithium–sulfur batteries with high sulfur loading >3.7 mg cm−2, of which the lowest capacity decay rate is 0.029% per cycle upon 950 cycles. The enhancement originates from the high chemical stability and intrinsic macroporous structure of CNTs compared to 2D Al and graphene current collectors.

    42. Superaerophobic Electrode with Metal@Metal-Oxide Powder Catalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

      Jinling He, Binbin Hu and Yong Zhao

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602116

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      A superaerophobic electrode assembled with metal@metal-oxide powder catalyst shows dense active site and enhanced electrochemical active surface area, resulting in efficient oxygen evolution reactions activity.

    43. Tumor-Microenvironment-Adaptive Nanoparticles Codeliver Paclitaxel and siRNA to Inhibit Growth and Lung Metastasis of Breast Cancer

      Shan Tang, Qingshuo Meng, Huiping Sun, Jinghan Su, Qi Yin, Zhiwen Zhang, Haijun Yu, Lingli Chen, Yi Chen, Wangwen Gu and Yaping Li

      Version of Record online: 27 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601703

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      A nanoparticle for codelivery of siRNA and paclitaxel, consisting of a pH-sensitive core, a cationic shell, and a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-cleavable polyethylene glycol (PEG) corona, is constructed for cancer therapy. Balancing of long blood circulation times, selective uptake by tumor cells, and rapid intracellular drug release is achieved.

    44. Infrared-Emitting QDs for Thermal Therapy with Real-Time Subcutaneous Temperature Feedback

      Blanca del Rosal, Elisa Carrasco, Fuqiang Ren, Antonio Benayas, Fiorenzo Vetrone, Francisco Sanz-Rodríguez, Dongling Ma, Ángeles Juarranz and Daniel Jaque

      Version of Record online: 27 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601953

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      PbS/CdS/ZdS quantum dots (QDs) ­allow intratumoral temperature feedback in real time during photothermal therapy because of their temperature-sensitive fluorescence emission in the second biological window and their remarkable photothermal conversion efficiency. ­Continuous monitoring of the intratumoral temperature, which differs greatly from that at the surface during the treatment, makes dynamic control of the therapy to maximize its efficacy possible.

    45. Understanding the Structural Evolution and Redox Mechanism of a NaFeO2–NaCoO2 Solid Solution for Sodium-Ion Batteries

      Kei Kubota, Takuya Asari, Hiroaki Yoshida, Naoaki Yaabuuchi, Hiromasa Shiiba, Masanobu Nakayama and Shinichi Komaba

      Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601292

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      To understand the origin of the excellent rate performance of NaFe1/2Co1/2O2 in Na batteries, the reaction mechanism is studied using operando X-ray diffraction, ex situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and density functional theory calculations. Na extraction induces the O3-type NaFe1/2Co1/2O2 to transform into a P3-type phase coupled with Na+/vacancy ordering. The wide capacity range for the P3-type phase and the monophasic P3–O3 transition around the end of charge are key factors for high-rate Na-ion batteries.

    46. Anomalous Anisotropic Magnetoresistance of Antiferromagnetic Epitaxial Bimetallic Films: Mn2Au and Mn2Au/Fe Bilayers

      Han-Chun Wu, Mohamed Abid, Alan Kalitsov, Pavel Zarzhitsky, Mourad Abid, Zhi-Min Liao, Cormac Ó Coileáin, Hongjun Xu, Jing-Jing Wang, Huajun Liu, Oleg N. Mryasov, Ching-Ray Chang and Igor V. Shvets

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601348

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      Mn2Au, a bimetallic antiferromagnet, is considered an interesting high Néel temperature candidate within the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronic devices. An anomalous anisotropic magnetoresistance effect is observed with four peaks, persisting to room-temperature for a field as low as 200 mT, demonstrating how Mn2Au spins can be viewed and controlled at room-temperature and offering a route to room-temperature antiferromagnetic spintronics.

    47. Improved Hydrogen Production of Au–Pt–CdS Hetero-Nanostructures by Efficient Plasmon-Induced Multipathway Electron Transfer

      Liang Ma, Kai Chen, Fan Nan, Jia-Hong Wang, Da-Jie Yang, Li Zhou and Qu-Quan Wang

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601651

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      A well-controlled synthetic strategy is developed to selectively grow Pt nanoparticles on the tips of Au nanotriangles and coat a CdS layer along the sides. The as-prepared Au–Pt–CdS hybrids combine a plasmon-enhanced local field with visible to NIR light-harvesting and an efficient multipathway electron transfer, resulting in excellent photocatalytic activity for hydrogen production.

    48. Sulfur-Enriched Conjugated Polymer Nanosheet Derived Sulfur and Nitrogen co-Doped Porous Carbon Nanosheets as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Zinc–Air Battery

      Yuezeng Su, Zhaoquan Yao, Fan Zhang, Hai Wang, Zoltan Mics, Enrique Cánovas, Mischa Bonn, Xiaodong Zhuang and Xinliang Feng

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602158

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      A sulfur-enriched conjugated polymer nanosheet (2DP-S) with a high aspect ratio of up to ≈400 is synthesized using a conventional solution method. With three types of common conjugated materials, as-prepared 2DP-S exhibits a surprisingly high carrier mobility. 2DP-S is further used as carbon precursor for the preparation of porous carbon nanosheets (2DPCs) with rationally controlled N/S ratio.

    49. Long-Range Domain Structure and Symmetry Engineering by Interfacial Oxygen Octahedral Coupling at Heterostructure Interface

      Zhaoliang Liao, Robert J. Green, Nicolas Gauquelin, Sebastian Macke, Lin Li, Julie Gonnissen, Ronny Sutarto, Evert P. Houwman, Zhicheng Zhong, Sandra Van Aert, Johan Verbeeck, George A. Sawatzky, Mark Huijben, Gertjan Koster and Guus Rijnders

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602155

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      The local oxygen octahedral coupling (OOC) at a perovskite heterostructural interface changes the structure locally. It is shown that by selecting substrates or buffer layers with the desired symmetry this new structure may propagate away from the interface, affecting the full thickness of the films. This introduces a new route to engineer different functional properties in perovskite heterostructures.

    50. Paper-Based Surfaces with Extreme Wettabilities for Novel, Open-Channel Microfluidic Devices

      Chao Li, Mathew Boban, Sarah A. Snyder, Sai P. R. Kobaku, Gibum Kwon, Geeta Mehta and Anish Tuteja

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601821

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      A facile methodology for the fabrication of surfaces with extreme wettabilities is discussed. Open-channel, paper-based microfluidic devices fabricated using these surfaces with extreme wettabilities allow for the localization, manipulation, and transport of virtually all high- and low-surface-tension liquids. This advance enables novel applications never before considered in open-channel microfluidics, including oil–water separation, liquid–liquid extraction, and microfluidic emulsification.

    51. Giant Anisotropic Raman Response of Encapsulated Ultrathin Black Phosphorus by Uniaxial Strain

      Yanyong Li, Zhixin Hu, Shenghuang Lin, Sin Ki Lai, Wei Ji and Shu Ping Lau

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600986

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      Giant anisotropic Raman response in ultrathin black phosphorus is investigated using a modified bending technique. The Raman shift rate and Grüneisen parameter of the B2g mode can reach colossal values of ≈−11 cm−1/% strain and ≈2.5, respectively, under uniaxial strain applied along zigzag direction.

    52. Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Cu2SnSe3 by (Ag,In)-Co-Doping

      Yuyang Li, Guanghua Liu, Tengfei Cao, LiMin Liu, Jiangtao Li, Kexin Chen, Laifeng Li, Yemao Han and Min Zhou

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601486

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      By (Ag,In)-co-doping, the electrical and thermal properties of Cu2SnSe3 are concurrently optimized, resulting in increased power factor, reduced thermal conductivity, and greatly enhanced figure of merit, ZT. The ZT of Cu1.85Ag0.15Sn0.9In0.1Se3 reaches 1.42 at 823 K, which is likely the best result for Cu2SnSe3 materials. The co-doping strategy may provide a solution for concurrent optimization of the conflicting transport properties for improving thermoelectric performance.

    53. Engineering Iron Oxide Hollow Nanospheres to Enhance Antimicrobial Property: Understanding the Cytotoxic Origin in Organic Rich Environment

      Yusilawati Ahmad Nor, Liang Zhou, Anand Kumar Meka, Chun Xu, Yuting Niu, Hongwei Zhang, Neena Mitter, Donna Mahony and Chengzhong Yu

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601459

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      A novel strategy for preparing iron oxide nanoparticles with surprisingly high antimicrobial activity and excellent safety to mammalian cells is developed. Magnetic hollow nanospheres (HNSs) have superior antimicrobial activity as compared to hematite HNSs and conventional magnetites, signifying that control over both the composition and nanostructure is crucial to tune the antimicrobial activity and biosafety of iron oxides.

    54. Biomechanical Cell Regulation by High Aspect Ratio Nanoimprinted Pillars

      Felipe Viela, Daniel Granados, Angel Ayuso-Sacido and Isabel Rodríguez

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601817

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      The response of progenitor neural stem cells to dense high aspect ratio polymer pillars on the nano- and microscale is investigated. Cells on the nanotopography show large cell spread area, high random migration dynamics, and high traction forces. Cells on the microtopography show a confined cell spread with large topographical insertions, persistent quasi-directional migration, and large traction forces.

    55. Triplet Energy Transfer from PbS(Se) Nanocrystals to Rubrene: the Relationship between the Upconversion Quantum Yield and Size

      Melika Mahboub, Hadi Maghsoudiganjeh, Andrew Minh Pham, Zhiyuan Huang and Ming Lee Tang

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505623

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      Small lead chalcogenide nanocrystals (NCs) result in more efficient upconversion of near infrared light to visible light. In this hybrid platform, PbS and PbSe NCs are used as the light absorbers that transfer energy to a molecular emitter, in this case rubrene. This hybrid upconversion platform has great potential for use in solar energy conversion, photocatalysis, and bioimaging.

    56. Enhanced Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells with Low-Temperature Hydrothermally Grown SnO2 Electron Transport Layers

      Qin Liu, Min-Chao Qin, Wei-Jun Ke, Xiao-Lu Zheng, Zhao Chen, Ping-Li Qin, Liang-Bin Xiong, Hong-Wei Lei, Jia-Wei Wan, Jian Wen, Guang Yang, Jun-Jie Ma, Zhen-Yu Zhang and Guo-Jia Fang

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600910

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      Low-temperature hydrothermally grown hierarchical SnO2 , a mesoporous layer of nanosheet arrays on a compact nanoparticle layer, is used as the electron transporting layer to enhance the long-term stability of perovskite solar cells. A mesoporous device preserves 90% of its initial efficiency, even after storage in air for 130 d without encapsulation.

    57. Impact of the Nature of the Side-Chains on the Polymer-Fullerene Packing in the Mixed Regions of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

      Tonghui Wang, Mahesh Kumar Ravva and Jean-Luc Brédas

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601134

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      Polymer side-chains are expected to play a significant role in determining the polymer-fullerene packing in the mixed regions of bulk-heterojunction solar cells. The computational work, based on a combination of molecular dynamics simulations and density functional theory calculations, provides a detailed description of the impact that the nature and locations of the polymer side-chains have on the nanoscale polymer-fullerene packing.

    58. State-of-the-Art Neutral Tint Multichromophoric Polymers for High-Contrast See-Through Electrochromic Devices

      Mauro Sassi, Matteo M. Salamone, Riccardo Ruffo, Giorgio E. Patriarca, Claudio M. Mari, Giorgio A. Pagani, Uwe Posset and Luca Beverina

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601819

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      The side chain functionalization of an original, in situ polymerized PEDOT with Weitz-type small molecule electrochromic derivatives provides an excellent solution processable material for neutral tint switchable eyewear. Design, synthesis, comprehensive chemical, and spectroelectrochemical characterization as well as the preparation of exclusively solution-processed devices are discussed.

    59. High-Sensitivity Floating-Gate Phototransistors Based on WS2 and MoS2

      Fan Gong, Wenjin Luo, Jianlu Wang, Peng Wang, Hehai Fang, Dingshan Zheng, Nan Guo, Jingli Wang, Man Luo, Johnny C. Ho, Xiaoshuang Chen, Wei Lu, Lei Liao and Weida Hu

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601346

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      This study reports a novel float-gated memory structure phototransistor based on multilayer WS2 with gold nanoparticles embedded in the gate dielectric. The device represents excellent photodetection capabilities demonstrating that the float-gated memory is an effective configuration to achieve high-performance 2D optoelectronic devices.

    60. Fullerene-Free Polymer Solar Cells with Open-Circuit Voltage above 1.2 V: Tuning Phase Separation Behavior with Oligomer to Replace Polymer Acceptor

      Yingying Fu, Bei Wang, Jianfei Qu, Yang Wu, Wei Ma, Yanhou Geng, Yanchun Han and Zhiyuan Xie

      Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601880

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      A well-defined oligomer F4TBT4 is proposed to replace its polymer PFTBT as electron acceptor to fabricate fullerene-free polymer solar cells. The oligomer acceptor favors to construct pure and large-scale phase separation in polymer blend film due to decreased chain entanglement. The resulted P3HT:F4TBT4 solar cells not only output a high VOC above 1.2 V, but also achieve a PCE of 4.12%.

    61. Metal Oxide Transistors via Polyethylenimine Doping of the Channel Layer: Interplay of Doping, Microstructure, and Charge Transport

      Wei Huang, Li Zeng, Xinge Yu, Peijun Guo, Binghao Wang, Qing Ma, Robert P. H. Chang, Junsheng Yu, Michael J. Bedzyk, Tobin J. Marks and Antonio Facchetti

      Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602069

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      Enhanced metal oxide (In2O3, IZO, IGZO) transistor performance via polyethylenimine (PEI) doping is demonstrated for the first time. Unlike previous doping methods for metal oxides, PEI doping not only effectively frustrates crystallization and controls the carrier concentration but also increases the electron mobility of the metal oxide matrix. The PEI electron donating capacity combined with charge trapping and variation in the matrix film microstructure result, for proper PEI doping levels, in high electron mobility and optimal TFT off-currents and threshold voltages.

    62. “To Catch or Not to Catch”: Microcapsule-Based Sandwich Assay for Detection of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

      Sujit K. Verma, Amanda Amoah, Ulla Schellhaas, Mathias Winterhalter, Sebastian Springer and Tatiana A. Kolesnikova

      Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601328

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      The development of a microcapsule-based assay for detection of proteins and nucleic acids using flow cytometry as an optical readout is described. (PAH/PAA)2 capsules are chemically cross-linked and coated with protein A or streptavidin, which allow capturing antibodies or biotinylated molecules in optimized orientation. The detection is performed on the capsule surface, when the analyte is sandwiched between a binder and a detector molecule. The assay sensitivity and selectivity are verified using the biomarker protein human beta-2 microglobulin and small oligonucleotide molecules as analytes.

    63. Healing All-Inorganic Perovskite Films via Recyclable Dissolution–Recyrstallization for Compact and Smooth Carrier Channels of Optoelectronic Devices with High Stability

      Xiaoming Li, Dejian Yu, Fei Cao, Yu Gu, Yi Wei, Ye Wu, Jizhong Song and Haibo Zeng

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601571

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      An interesting surface chemical phenomenon of all-inorganic perovskite—recyclable dissolution and recrystallizationis reported, which is applied to build compact and smooth carrier channels for optoelectronic devices via self-healing under ambient condition. The advantages of this film treating strategy are convinced by the improved responsivity, external quantum efficiency, response speed, and stability of photodetectors.

    64. Anion Acceptors Dioxaborinane Contained in Solid State Polymer Electrolyte: Preparation, Characterization, and DFT Calculations

      Ping Yuan, Chuanlin Cai, Jiayong Tang, Yuqi Qin, Mengyuan Jin, Yanbao Fu, Zhenhua Li and Xiaohua Ma

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600888

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      Dioxaborinane-contained polymer electrolytes are successfully prepared for supercapacitors through solution casting technique. Density functional theory calculations are conducted by electronic structure, basis set superposition error and natural bond orbital analyses to confirm the effect of coordination between heterocyclic borane groups and perchlorate ion. The obtained anion receptor polymer electrolytes present higher electrochemical properties compared to polyethylene oxide-based electrochemical storage capacitors.

    65. Bioengineered Extracellular Membranous Nanovesicles for Efficient Small-Interfering RNA Delivery: Versatile Platforms for Stem Cell Engineering and In Vivo Delivery

      Yoonhee Jin, Jung Seung Lee, Sungjin Min, Hyun-Ji Park, Taek Jin Kang and Seung-Woo Cho

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601430

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      The two types of cell-derived, bioengineered nanovesicles are explored as versatile small-interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery carriers for stem cell engineering and in vivo delivery. These siRNA delivery systems inspired by their intrinsic role in gene transfer are demonstrated to be highly efficient in guiding lineage specification of human stem cells with negligible cytotoxicity in vitro and are efficient in delivery of siRNA in vivo with marginal hepatotoxicity.

    66. A Scalable Free-Standing V2O5/CNT Film Electrode for Supercapacitors with a Wide Operation Voltage (1.6 V) in an Aqueous Electrolyte

      Jiabin Wu, Xiang Gao, Huimin Yu, Tianpeng Ding, Yixin Yan, Bin Yao, Xu Yao, Dongchang Chen, Meilin Liu and Liang Huang

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601811

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      A scalable free-standing V2O5/carbon nanotube film is prepared through blade coating process. This film has demonstrated great electrochemical performance with a volumetric capacitance around 460 F cm−3.

    67. Multi-Material Tissue Engineering Scaffold with Hierarchical Pore Architecture

      Kathy Ye Morgan, Demetra Sklaviadis, Zachary L. Tochka, Kristin M. Fischer, Keith Hearon, Thomas D. Morgan, Robert Langer and Lisa E. Freed

      Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601146

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      A biodegradable elastomeric polymer template with slowly and rapidly degrading components and a hierarchical architecture of primary (macroscale) and secondary (microscale) pores enables heart and vascular cells to form organized engineered cardiac tissue. The platform supports microvessel perfusion and contractile heart muscle formation in vitro and, if validated in vivo, may aid in the regenerative repair of vascularized tissues.

    68. Dynamics of Strong Coupling between J-Aggregates and Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Subwavelength Hole Arrays

      Hai Wang, Hai-Yu Wang, Angelo Bozzola, Andrea Toma, Simone Panaro, Waseem Raja, Alessandro Alabastri, Lei Wang, Qi-Dai Chen, Huai-Liang Xu, Francesco De Angelis, Hong-Bo Sun and Remo Proietti Zaccaria

      Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601452

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      Strongly coupled gold hole arrays and J-aggregate molecules form a hybrid system that can be tuned to the strongest possible coupling regime. Transient absorption spectra show two distinctive, period-independent bleaching bands, as a clear indicator of the hybrid exciton–plasmon state. These states show a remarkably long lifetime, corresponding to the presence of a trap state.

    69. Rational and Facile Construction of 3D Annular Nanostructures with Tunable Layers by Exploiting the Diffraction and Interference of Light

      Jong-Ho Choe, Q-Han Park and Eun-Ah You

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201505614

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      Arrays of 3D annular nanostructures with tunable layers are constructed by utilizing the diffraction and interference of light through simple, conventional photolithographic process. Based on comprehensive analysis of structural formation process and nanoscale features, 3D annular nanostructures are generated as arrays of single-, double- and triple-layered ring structures with a single layer height on a 100 nm scale.

    70. Pyrite-Based Bi-Functional Layer for Long-Term Stability and High-Performance of Organo-Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

      Bonkee Koo, Heesuk Jung, Minwoo Park, Jae-Yup Kim, Hae Jung Son, Jinhan Cho and Min Jae Ko

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601119

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      A bi-functional layer based on hydrophobic ligand capped FeS2 nanoparticles is an outstanding inorganic hole transporting materials (HTMs) for perovskite solar cells (PSCs). PSCs with FeS2 bi-functional layer show high photovoltaic performance and improved long-term stability because HTMs based on FeS2 have excellent hole transport ability and moisture-proof performance. Our approach will contribute to reliability improvement of PSCs.

    71. Void Engineering in Metal–Organic Frameworks via Synergistic Etching and Surface Functionalization

      Ming Hu, Yi Ju, Kang Liang, Tomoya Suma, Jiwei Cui and Frank Caruso

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601193

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      A top-down strategy to construct various hollow metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is reported via synergistic etching and surface functionalization by using phenolic acid. Simultaneous surface modification not only allows precise etching inside the MOFs, but also results in a metal–phenolic coating on the MOFs. The metal–phenolic coating endows the MOFs with near infrared laser responsiveness.

    72. Hierarchical Nanohybrids of Gold Nanorods and PGMA-Based Polycations for Multifunctional Theranostics

      Nana Zhao, Jia Li, Yiqiang Zhou, Yang Hu, Ranran Wang, Zhaoxia Ji, Fusheng Liu and Fu-Jian Xu

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601418

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      Novel hierarchical nanohybrids of Au nanorods and poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-based polycations are proposed for in vivo dual-modal computed tomography/photoacoustic imaging guided gene therapy/photothermal therapy with high antitumor efficacy.

    73. Pyridinic-Nitrogen-Dominated Graphene Aerogels with Fe–N–C Coordination for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction

      Xiaoyang Cui, Shubin Yang, Xingxu Yan, Jiugou Leng, Shuang Shuang, Pulickel M. Ajayan and Zhengjun Zhang

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601492

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      Pyridinic-nitrogen-dominated graphene aerogels with iron incorporation (Fe-NG) display better ORR catalytic activity than their counterpart without iron incorporation. The most active Fe-NG exhibits outstanding ORR catalytic activity, high durability, and methanol tolerance ability that are comparable to or even superior to those of the commercial Pt/C catalyst at the same catalyst loading in alkaline environment.

    74. Training Neural Stem Cells on Functional Collagen Scaffolds for Severe Spinal Cord Injury Repair

      Xing Li, Sumei Liu, Yannan Zhao, Jiayin Li, Wenyong Ding, Sufang Han, Bing Chen, Zhifeng Xiao and Jianwu Dai

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601521

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      Neural stem cells (NSCs) trained on the functional collagen scaffolds achieve comparatively high neuronal differentiation rate and generate both sensory and motor mature neurons. After transplanting the NSCs seeded functional scaffold into a rat severe spinal cord injury model, higher survival and neuronal differentiation rate of the grafted NSCs are observed. Moreover, the grafted NSCs can generate sensory and motor neurons throughout the lesion site.

    75. Non-Volatile Polymer Electroluminescence Programmable with Ferroelectric Field-Induced Charge Injection Gate

      Ju Han Lee, Beomjin Jeong, Sung Hwan Cho, Eui Hyuk Kim and Cheolmin Park

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601773

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      A novel direct current programmed alternating current read non-volatile polymer electroluminescence (EL) memory is developed by utilizing programmable polarization, i.e., built-in electric field of a ferroelectric polymer. Arbitrarily chosen EL states are programmed by the controlled remnant polarization of the ferroelectric layer with excellent EL retention and write/erase endurance properties of more than 105 s and 102 cycles, respectively.

    76. Water-Soluble Conjugated Polymers for the Detection and Inhibition of Protein Aggregation

      Ran Chai, Chengfen Xing, Junjie Qi, Yibing Fan, Hongbo Yuan, Ruimin Niu, Yong Zhan and Jialiang Xu

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601621

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      A water-soluble poly(phenylene vinylene) derivative (PPV-NMe3 +) has been applied to detect and inhibit hen egg white lysozyme (HEWL) aggregation triggered by UV illumination. The competition of the hydrophobic interactions between HEWL and PPV-NMe3 + with that dominates the formation of the HEWL self-assembly as well as the electrostatic repulsion between neighboring PPV-NMe3 +-coated aggregates reduces and inhibits the further aggregation of HEWL.

    77. Phosphorus-Doped Perovskite Oxide as Highly Efficient Water Oxidation Electrocatalyst in Alkaline Solution

      Yinlong Zhu, Wei Zhou, Jaka Sunarso, Yijun Zhong and Zongping Shao

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601902

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      Phosphorus-doped perovskite oxide SrCo0.95P0.05O3– δ (SCP) is demonstrated for the first time as a high-efficient oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalyst in alkaline solution. The SCP exhibits enhanced OER activity and stability compared to parent SrCoO3– δ (SC). More importantly, an activation process is observed for SCP during accelerated durability test, which primarily originates from the in situ formed Sr-deficient layer on its surface.

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      Piezoelectric Gold: Strong Charge-Load Response in a Metal-Based Hybrid Nanomaterial

      Charlotte Stenner, Li-Hua Shao, Nadiia Mameka and Jörg Weissmüller

      Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600938

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      Active strain sensing is reported for a hybrid material of nanoporous gold and electrolyte, which generates electric current when strained. The apparent piezoelectric behavior arises from a polarization of internal interfaces. The charge-sensor constant of the hybrid material outperforms d33 of a high-performance piezoceramic 4000 fold.

    79. Surface-Shielding Nanostructures Derived from Self-Assembled Block Copolymers Enable Reliable Plasma Doping for Few-Layer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

      Soonmin Yim, Dong Min Sim, Woon Ik Park, Min-Jae Choi, Jaesuk Choi, Jaebeom Jeon, Kwang Ho Kim and Yeon Sik Jung

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600654

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      Rigid surface-shielding nanostructures are fabricated on few-layer transition metal dichalcogenides transistors by self-assembly of silicon-containing block copolymers. With precisely controlled plasma-accepting and plasma-protecting regions, desulfurization at the plasma-accepting regions leads to n-doping effect without compromising the pristine carrier mobility. In addition, doping concentration and types are controlled by adjusting process parameters.

    80. Self-Propelled Supercapacitors for On-Demand Circuit Configuration Based on WS2 Nanoparticles Micromachines

      Carmen C. Mayorga-Martinez, James Guo Sheng Moo, Bahareh Khezri, Peng Song, Adrian C. Fisher, Zdeněk Sofer and Martin Pumera

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601165

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      Self-propelled microsupercapacitors, which have dual function as catalytically propelled devices and high capacitance for on-demand delivery of the capacitive elements in electronic systems, are presented. This is a conceptually new work showing that autonomous nano- and microdevices can be used for an on-demand construction and adjustment of the electronic devices.

    81. Efficient Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Utilizing (001) Textured Bimorph PZT Films on Flexible Metal Foils

      Hong Goo Yeo, Xiaokun Ma, Christopher Rahn and Susan Trolier-McKinstry

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601347

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      (001) textured PZT films are deposited on both sides of a Ni foil to produce a high energy harvesting figure of merit. This is coupled with a novel mechanical design that more efficiently strains the piezoelectric material in response to mechanical excitation. The resulting energy harvester has a low resonant frequency ≈6 Hz, that matches the ambient mechanical energy spectrum well, and a very high energy density.

    82. Ultrafast Assembly of PS-PDMS Block Copolymers on 300 mm Wafers by Blending with Plasticizers

      Javier Arias-Zapata, Sophie Böhme, Jérôme Garnier, Cécile Girardot, Antoine Legrain and Marc Zelsmann

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601469

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      High-χN PS-PDMS block copolymers are blended with plasticizers in order to trigger self-assembly. The plasticizers allow high mobility of PS-PDMS micelles, which leads to homogeneous self-assembled structures after deposition and a well-aligned morphology transition by 30 s thermal annealing. The process has been tested on 300 mm wafers of standard graphoepitaxy trenches, and pattern transfer into Si substrates has been successfully performed.

    83. Molecular Origin of the Charge Carrier Mobility in Small Molecule Organic Semiconductors

      Pascal Friederich, Velimir Meded, Angela Poschlad, Tobias Neumann, Vadim Rodin, Vera Stehr, Franz Symalla, Denis Danilov, Gesa Lüdemann, Reinhold F. Fink, Ivan Kondov, Florian von Wrochem and Wolfgang Wenzel

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601807

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      A first-principles-based multiscale model is presented, which accurately predicts charge carrier mobility of different materials varying over ten orders of magnitude. The model allows for the decomposition of the carrier mobility into molecule-specific quantities. The availability of fast and parameter-free screening tools to compute macroscopic materials properties may enable in silico screening of the chemical compound space for the development of highly efficient optoelectronic devices.

    84. A Hydrogen-Bonded-Supramolecular-Polymer-Based Nanoprobe for Ratiometric Oxygen Sensing in Living Cells

      Rui-Fang Wang, Hui-Qing Peng, Peng-Zhong Chen, Li-Ya Niu, Jian-Feng Gao, Li-Zhu Wu, Chen-Ho Tung, Yu-Zhe Chen and Qing-Zheng Yang

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601831

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      The first water-dispersible supramolecular-polymer-based ratiometric oxygen nanoprobe (SPNP) is reported. The preparation of the SPNP is straightforward and its function is easily tuned by changing the monomeric structures. The SPNP is highly sensitive to oxygen, with full reversibility, excellent storage stability and photostability, and good cell-penetrating ability, and exhibit low cytotoxicity toward living cells.

    85. Nonvolatile Charge Injection Memory Based on Black Phosphorous 2D Nanosheets for Charge Trapping and Active Channel Layers

      Young Tack Lee, Junyeong Lee, Hyunsu Ju, Jung Ah Lim, Yeonjin Yi, Won Kook Choi, Do Kyung Hwang and Seongil Im

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602113

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      Charge injection memory devices based on a black phosphorous (BP) nanosheet transistor with top gate geometry on a glass substrate are demonstrated. Because of the ambipolar properties of BP nanosheets, both electrons and holes are involved in the charge trapping process, resulting in bilateral threshold voltage shifts with a large memory window of 22 V.

    86. A Universal Platform for Macromolecular Deliveryinto Cells Using Gold Nanoparticle Layers via the Photoporation Effect

      Zhonglin Lyu, Feng Zhou, Qi Liu, Hui Xue, Qian Yu and Hong Chen

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602036

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      A universal platform using gold nanoparticle layer (GNPL) as the photoporation reagent for macromolecular delivery is proposed. It achieves the high-efficiency delivery of different macromolecules into various cell types, including hard-to-transfect cells. Importantly, as the gold nanoparticles (GNPs) that constitute the GNPL are firmly immobilized together, the potential cytotoxicity caused by endocytosis of GNPs is effectively avoided.

    87. A Robust Design for Cellular Vehicles of Gold Nanorods for Multimodal Imaging

      Fulvio Ratto, Sonia Centi, Cinzia Avigo, Claudia Borri, Francesca Tatini, Lucia Cavigli, Claudia Kusmic, Beatrice Lelli, Sarah Lai, Stefano Colagrande, Francesco Faita, Luca Menichetti and Roberto Pini

      Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600836

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      Hybrid particles with plasmonic bands in the near infrared are engineered to undergo consistent uptake from tumor-tropic cells, without affecting their viability and chemotaxis. These cells may be recruited as Trojan horses to target tumors across all biological barriers and to enable their multimodal detection by photoacoustic imaging and X-ray computed tomography and their destruction by photothermal ablation.


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