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  1. Multistimuli-responsive White Luminescent Fluids Using Hybrid Lanthanide Metal–Coordinate Complex Probes

    Pangkuan Chen and Niels Holten-Andersen

    Article first published online: 26 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400493

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    Intense white luminescence in aqueous solution is achieved via coordination of mixed lanthanide ions with nonsubstituted 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine. Chromic properties of the lanthanide hybrid molecular solutions are highly responsive to stimuli, such as changes in solvent composition, pH, temperature, anion binding, and mechanical force due to the dynamic Ln(III) coordination bonds.

  2. Asymmetric Three-Way Plasmonic Color Routers

    Koichiro Saito and Tetsu Tatsuma

    Article first published online: 26 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500111

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    Coupling plasmonic silver nanocubes with a thin titania film allows three-way tunable asymmetric color routing, in which different scattering, reflection, and transmission colors are exhibited. The color routing behavior, which is due to Fano resonances and high refractive index of titania, is changed by switching between the front and back incidence and tuning the nanocube size and titania thickness.

  3. Efficient Exciton–Plasmon Conversion in Ag Nanowire/Monolayer MoS2 Hybrids: Direct Imaging and Quantitative Estimation of Plasmon Coupling and Propagation

    Hyun Seok Lee, Min Su Kim, Youngjo Jin, Gang Hee Han, Young Hee Lee and Jeongyong Kim

    Article first published online: 26 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500021

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    Plasmon coupling and propagation between metallic nanowires (NWs) and atomically thin transition-metal dichalcogenide semiconductors are demonstrated using Ag NW/MoS2 hybrids. The high exciton–plasmon coupling efficiency with large throughput of MoS2 excitons allows quantitative assessment of plasmon waveguide performance. Monolayer MoS2 allows real-space visualization of the propagating plasmons along the NW via direct plasmon–exciton coupling.

  4. Complex Photonic Structures for Light Harvesting

    Matteo Burresi, Filippo Pratesi, Francesco Riboli and Diederik Sybolt Wiersma

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400514

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    Light-trapping mechanisms based on nanophotonics principles can enhance light absorption in thin-film solar cells without changing their material composition. In this review, the latest achievements in this field are reported, with a focus on the realization of prototypes, spanning from deterministic to disordered photonic architectures, and from dielectric to metallic nanostructures.

  5. The Complex Role of Carbon Nitride as a Sensitizer in Photoelectrochemical Cells

    Jingsan Xu, Isaac Herraiz-Cardona, Xiaofei Yang, Sixto Gimenez, Markus Antonietti and Menny Shalom

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500010

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    The role of carbon nitride (C3N4) as an absorber in a photoelectrochemical cell is reported. C3N4-sensitized TiO2 mesoporous film created via an in-situ, vapor-transport growth results in a direct Ti–O–C bonding. The material hybridization shows a unique electronic transition at the interface, leading to strongly enhanced visible-light absorption and photoactivity.