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  1. Stabilizing the Wettability of Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposited (iCVD) Polydivinylbenzene Thin Films by Thermal Annealing

    Junjie Zhao, Minghui Wang and Karen K. Gleason

    Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700270

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    Surface oxidation accounts for the decay of wettability of polydivinylbenzene (PDVB) synthesized by initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD). An in situ thermal annealing process is reported to inhibit the oxidation of iCVD PDVB and improve its long-term wettability.

  2. Thiolated Lysine-Leucine Peptides Self-Assemble into Biosilica Nucleation Pits on Gold Surfaces

    Hao Lu, Yeneneh Yimer, Rüdiger Berger, Mischa Bonn, Jim Pfaendtner and Tobias Weidner

    Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700399

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    Artificial peptides inspired by diatoms assemble into silica nucleation pits at surfaces. While silica bioprecipitation of nanoparticles is routinely obtained in solution, it is shown for the first time how mineral peptides assemble into a 2D lattice at surfaces and produce nanostructured silica. The confinement to the surface has a strong influence on bioprecipitation with potential for future biomimetic silica designs.

  3. Atomic Layer Deposition for Graphene Device Integration

    René H. J. Vervuurt, Wilhelmus M. M. (Erwin) Kessels and Ageeth A. Bol

    Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700232

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    Atomic layer deposition (ALD) on pristine graphene is a challenge due to the absence of dangling bonds, leading to non-uniform film coverage. In this paper an overview of the different methods to achieve uniform deposition of ALD on graphene reported to date is presented. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed from the perspective of ALD, together with the opportunities for further research.

  4. Fabrication of Attapulgite Coated Membranes for Effective Separation of Oil-in-Water Emulsion in Highly Acidic, Alkaline, and Concentrated Salty Environments

    Jian Li, Zhihong Zhao, Yongqian Shen, Hua Feng, Yaoxia Yang and Fei Zha

    Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700364

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    The underwater superoleophobic APT-coated membrane is fabricated by leaching APT and sodium alginate suspension onto a PVDF membrane using a vacuum pump. The as-prepared membrane can effectively separate oil-in-water emulsions in highly acidic, alkaline and concentrated salty environments.

  5. One-Step Synthesis of Highly Oxygen-Deficient Lithium Titanate Oxide with Conformal Amorphous Carbon Coating as Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Ralph Nicolai Nasara, Ping-chun Tsai and Shih-kang Lin

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/admi.201700329

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    Highly oxygen-deficient Li4Ti5O12 with conformal amorphous-carbon displays excellent electrochemical performance due to the highlighted effects of interfacial modifications. The proposed synthesis method is a one-pot, facile, and extremely inexpensive strategy.