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  1. Molecular Layer Deposition for Surface Modification of Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes

    Chunmei Ban and Steven M. George

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600762

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    The molecular layer deposition (MLD) of organic-inorganic hybrid materials enables the synthesis of totally new materials families with versatile characteristics that are not possible by any other existing technique. The review discusses various MLD materials and their implementation to stabilize lithium-ion (Li-ion) electrodes and to accommodate the volumetric changes in high-capacity Li-ion electrodes.

  2. Orientation Control of Selected Organic Semiconductor Crystals Achieved by Monolayer Graphene Templates

    Lushuai Zhang, Susmit Singha Roy, Nathaniel S. Safron, Melinda J. Shearer, Robert M. Jacobberger, Vivek Saraswat, Robert J. Hamers, Michael S. Arnold and Trisha L. Andrew

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600621

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    It is reported that graphene template layers can adjust the orientation of selected organic molecules in thin films. Significant optical and electronic ramifications of directed growth are observed. The energy level shifts upon graphene templating show that n-type materials behave in an opposite manner to p-type materials, which is explained using calculated electrostatic potential energy surfaces.

  3. Bioinspired Metal Ion Coordinated Polyelectrolyte Fibrous Nanoreactors

    Astha Malhotra, Tanmay Bera and Lei Zhai

    Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600692

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    Polyelectrolyte complexes with embedded metal ions lead to a fabrication of stable electrospun hydrogel fibers that can be used as nanoreactors to produce various particles on fibers. The location and structure of nanoparticles are determined by the diffusion and reaction rates, opening a new way to manufacture functional hydrogel fibers.

  4. Concurrent Growth and Formation of Electrically Contacted Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides on Bulk Metallic Patterns

    Sudiksha Khadka, Miles Lindquist, Shrouq H. Aleithan, Ari N. Blumer, Thushan E. Wickramasinghe, Martin E. Kordesch and Eric Stinaff

    Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600599

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    A process for the growth of self-contacting monolayers to bulk metallic contacts is reported. Monolayer films, grown on and around patterns of bulk transition metals using chemical vapor deposition, display strong luminescence, monolayer Raman signatures, and relatively large crystal domains, while the metallic patterns provide as-grown contacts to the material, offering a path for device fabrication and large-scale production.

  5. Programmable Actuation of Porous Poly(Ionic Liquid) Membranes by Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

    Huijuan Lin, Jiang Gong, Michaela Eder, Roman Schuetz, Huisheng Peng, John W. C. Dunlop and Jiayin Yuan

    Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600768

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    A porous composite membrane, combined poly(ionic liquids) with aligned carbon nanotubes that shows anisotropic actuation toward organic solvent is developed. The membrane actuator shows rapid and reversible actuation in response to acetone vapor as well as improved conductivity. These properties allow the composite membrane to be organic solvent-induced actuator as well as a power switch.