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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Effects of Pore Size and Tethering on the Diffusivity of Lipids Confined in Mesoporous Silica

    Daniel M. Schlipf, Shanshan Zhou, M. Arif Khan, Stephen E. Rankin and Barbara L. Knutson

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201601103

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    Large-diameter mesoporous silica (SBAS) particles are used to visualize the location and measure the diffusivity of lipids confined within nanopores and at particle surfaces using confocal microscopy. Depending on the pore size and presence of tethering groups, lipids are found in exterior bilayers or assembled in pores. Diffusivities increase with pore size and are statistically similar throughout lipid-filled particles.