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  1. Amphiphilic Nanofiber-Based Aerogels for Selective Liquid Absorption from Electrospun Biopolymers

    Fabian Deuber, Sara Mousavi, Lukas Federer and Christian Adlhart

    Version of Record online: 27 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700065

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    Solid templating is the gate to the world of hierarchically structured nanofiber-based aerogels. These ultralight pullulan/poly(vinyl alcohol) based materials rapidly absorb the 100-fold amount of liquid, thanks to their highly porous architecture. The amphiphilic absorption characteristics are tuned for the selective removal of nonpolar liquids from water by postsurface modification.

  2. Nonaqueous Synthesis of Macroporous Nanocomposites Using High Internal Phase Emulsion Stabilized by Nanohydroxyapatite

    Arturo Carranza, Diego Romero-Perez, Horacio Almanza-Reyes, Nina Bogdanchikova, Karla Juarez-Moreno, John A. Pojman, Cristina Velasquillo and Josué D. Mota-Morales

    Version of Record online: 26 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700094

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    Nonaqueous deep eutectic solvent-based high internal phase emulsions (HIPEs) stabilized by nanohydroxyapatite/surfactant hybrid are used as a template to prepare interconnected porous poly(HIPEs) with selective interfacial functionalization of voids surface.

  3. Graphene-Assisted Exfoliation of Molybdenum Disulfide to Fabricate 2D Heterostructure for Enhancing Lithium Storage

    Tailin Wang, Gang Zhao, Changlong Sun, Lei Zhang, Yongzhong Wu, Xiaopeng Hao and Yongliang Shao

    Version of Record online: 26 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201601187

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    2D heterostructure of graphene–molybdenum sulfide is fabricated by a graphene oxide-assisted ultrasonic method, which is concise, novel, and cost effective. Furthermore, this strategy can be applied to other fields. The results of the electrochemical experiments and kinetic analysis show that the G/MoS2 composite possesses excellent electrochemical properties, and thus can be regarded as a competitive candidate anode for lithium-ion battery.

  4. Active Control over the Wettability from Superhydrophobic to Superhydrophilic by Electrochemically Altering the Oxidation State in a Low Voltage Range

    Beniamin Zahiri, Pradeep Kumar Sow, Chun Haow Kung and Walter Mérida

    Version of Record online: 26 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700121

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    Tunable wettability on electrochemically responsive copper nanostructure is introduced. Superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic wetting behavior can be achieved by low voltage (<1.5 V) electrochemical transformation of the topmost copper oxide layer to metallic copper. The process is reversed upon exposure to air. An integrated droplet manipulation system is also demonstrated. The methodology is transferrable to biomedical solid particle handling and smart filtration.

  5. Energy Level Alignment and Cation Charge States at the LaFeO3/LaMnO3 (001) Heterointerface

    Sergey Y. Smolin, Amber K. Choquette, Regan G. Wilks, Nicolas Gauquelin, Roberto Félix, Dominic Gerlach, Shigenori Ueda, Alex L. Krick, Johan Verbeeck, Marcus Bär, Jason B. Baxter and Steven J. May

    Version of Record online: 26 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700183

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    The energy level alignments and the metal valences states are determined in LaFeO3/LaMnO3 heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Hard X-ray photoemission spectroscopy derives the energy level alignment to be type I and electron energy loss spectroscopy reveals no significant charge transfer from the Mn to Fe cations.

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