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  1. Controlling the Electrical and Magnetoelectric Properties of Epitaxially Strained Sr1−xBaxMnO3 Thin Films

    Eric Langenberg, Laura Maurel, Noelia Marcano, Roger Guzmán, Pavel Štrichovanec, Thomas Prokscha, César Magén, Pedro A. Algarabel and José A. Pardo

    Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201601040

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    Modifying the structure of perovskite (Sr,Ba)MnO3 at will through Ba content and epitaxial strain gives rise to an accurate control of electrical and magnetoelectric functionalities. It is revealed to be decisive to tip the balance between the polar and nonpolar ground state, to tune the strength of magnetoelectric coupling, and to design the semiconductor band gap energy.

  2. Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Flax Fabric as Hierarchical All-Carbon Flexible Electrodes for Supercapacitors

    Yani Zhang, Tianyan Mao, Heng Wu, Laifei Cheng and Lianxi Zheng

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201601123

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    Hierarchical all-carbon flexible electrodes based on carbonized natural flax fabric and in situ grown carbon nanotubes are developed. The optimal electrode exhibits a high surface area of 580 m2 g−1, an excellent specific capacitance of 191 F g−1 at 0.1 A g−1, and a high cycling retention of 96% after 5000 cycles at 20 A g−1.

  3. Recent Progress in Fabricating Superaerophobic and Superaerophilic Surfaces

    Jijo Easo George, Santhosh Chidangil and Sajan Daniel George

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201601088

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    The importance of superaerophobic/superaerophilic surfaces and their applications, followed by discussing fundamental theories behind air bubble wetting and the relation between liquid and air bubble wetting scenarios are reviewed in this article. Later, an overview on the approaches followed to realize superaerophobic/superaerophilic surfaces is discussed succinctly. Finally, the present status and future prospects of the field are also deliberated.

  4. MOCVD Growth of Perovskite Multiferroic BiFeO3 Films: The Effect of Doping at the A and/or B Sites on the Structural, Morphological and Ferroelectric Properties

    Maria Rita Catalano, Giuseppe Spedalotto, Guglielmo Guido Condorelli and Graziella Malandrino

    Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201601025

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    The applicability of the metal-organic chemical vapor deposition to the synthesis of pure and doped BiFeO3 is exploited. Structure, morphology and ferroelectric properties are related to the presence and nature of the doping ions. A correlation between the nanostructure/composition and piezoelectric properties is highlighted.

  5. Sensitively Humidity-Driven Actuator Based on Photopolymerizable PEG-DA Films

    Chao Lv, Hong Xia, Qing Shi, Gong Wang, Ying-Shuai Wang, Qi-Dai Chen, Yong-Lai Zhang, Lian-Qing Liu and Hong-Bo Sun

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201601002

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    Photopolymerized poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate hydrogel films can serve as sensitive humidity-driven actuators. The continuous flipping motion, spontaneous bending and walking motion are achieved under a small humidity gradient.