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Advanced Materials Technologies, part of the prestigious Advanced portfolio, is an open access journal for multidisciplinary research that straddles materials science, innovative technologies, and real-world applications. Whether it be energy, healthcare, electronics, optics, microfluidics, sensors, or environmental technologies, we welcome all applied materials topics, with an emphasis on advanced device design, fabrication, and integration.
The Advanced portfolio from Wiley is a family of globally respected, high-impact journals that disseminates the best science from well-established and emerging researchers so they can fulfill their mission and maximize the reach of their scientific discoveries.
On the Cover
In article 2300326, I-Ming Hsing and co-workers develop a wearable adhesive 12-lead ECG patch for ambulatory monitoring, with an innovative and user-friendly design that can seamlessly interface with human skin. The unique combination of hydrogel, elastomer, and liquid metal imparts biocompatibility, stretchability, and wet adhesiveness. It can accurately measure stable ECG signals during diverse physical activities by eliminating motion and sweat artifacts.
In article 2300428, Wei-Bing Lu, Quan Li, and co-workers present a wearable and tunable fabric microwave filter (TFMF) based on a spoof surface plasmon polariton (SSPP) structure and organic electrochemical transistors. The operating modes of the TFMF can be digitally controlled by applying different voltage sequences. The proposed TFMF exhibits excellent flexibility, high planar integration, and enhanced wearing comfort.
One innovative way to cool structures is by transforming plastic waste into passive cooling foils. This process is called upcycling, and it helps reduce plastic waste, promotes a more sustainable future, and contributes to a cyclic polymer economy. In article 2300444, Qimeng Song, Markus Retsch, and co-workers demonstrate how chip bags can be repurposed, showcasing the potential of upcycling.
In article number 2300448, Heiko O. Jacobs and co-workers propose gas phase route towards localised deposition of Pt/Al reactive layers. Nanoparticulate multilayers when ignited, undergoes self-propagating exothermic reaction forming bimetallic alloys with cubic structure as demonstrated in the cover image. Heat release locally melts the multilayered nanomaterial to form surface-tension dominated rounded nanostructure as shown in the electron microscope image.
Real‐time and Multichannel Measurement of Contractility of hiPSC‐Derived 3D Skeletal Muscle using Fiber Optics‐Based Sensing
-  3 October 2023
The expanding field of cardiac and skeletal muscle tissue engineering demands efficient solutions to study the biology of the tissues and model disorders. In this study the Cuore system is presented, employing optical fiber sensors and light interferometry to detect 3D Tissue Engineered Skeletal Muscle contractions. Thanks to nano-Newton resolution force measurements and integrated electrical pulse stimulation, contractility of hiPSC-derived tissues is evaluated. Additionally, its efficacy in assessing drug responses, like caffeine and clenbuterol, showcases its potential in studying contractile tissue biology.
Femtosecond‐Laser‐Direct‐Writing Micro‐Scale Soft Actuators with Controllable Shape Morphing
-  3 October 2023
A femtosecond laser direct writing method is proposed for CLCP microstructure construction and light-driven CLCP micromirror preparation. Effects of structure length-width ratio, cutting direction, light irradiation time, and light intensity on bending and twisting behaviors are investigated. The micromirror system can achieve not only a swing but also a rotation of the mirror surface.
Ultrasonic‐Assisted Freeze‐Drying for Polyimide/Carboxylated MWCNTs Aerogel Sensor with Excellent Aging Sensing Performance
-  3 October 2023
Ultrasonic-assisted freeze-drying is used to prepare Polyimide/CNTs aerogel flexible piezoresistive sensors. Ultrasonic can not only control the growth of ice crystals but also optimize the powder dispersion to a certain extent. The prepared composite aerogel sensor can maintain stable sensing ability at room temperature, high temperature, or even after high temperature aging.
Moisture‐Insensitive Force Sensor Yarns and Fabrics to Monitor Biological Motion
-  3 October 2023
Piezoresistive sensor yarns with a twisted-yarn structure comprising carbon-coated covering fibers and metallic core fibers are proposed to detect external forces. The elastic deformation of the covering yarns results in resistance changes. Sensor-implemented fabrics are demonstrated to detect biological motions such as respiratory and finger movements.
Capturing Vector Light Field on Azo Molecular Glass Submicron Pillar Array for Polarization Recording and Creating Optical Functional Surfaces
-  3 October 2023
Azo Molecular Glass Submicron Pillar Array is explored to map the polarization morphology of vector light field, which is recorded by directional pillar deformations in the transverse plane and read out by SEM and AFM. The optical effects produced by the pillar deformations are also investigated for vector beam characterization and structural color surface development.
The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.
Multifunctional Skin‐Inspired Flexible Sensor Systems for Wearable Electronics
-  4 January 2019
Multifunctional skin-like wearable devices hold enormous potential for the next generation of smart electronics owing to their diverse fascinating applications. Recent innovative strategies in exploiting versatile multimodal sensor systems, self-healing material-based devices, and self-powered flexible sensors are highlighted, providing great opportunities to realize state-of-the-art flexible electronic skin (E-skin) systems for Internet of Things.
Printing Conductive Nanomaterials for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: A Review of Materials, Processes, and Applications
-  25 January 2019
Printing of nanomaterials for flexible and stretchable electronics, including metal-based and carbon nanomaterials, is summarized in this review along with challenges and opportunities. A variety of printing techniques, formulation of printable inks, and post-printing treatment of the printed patterns are reviewed. Printing and integration of functional devices are also presented.
Antiferroelectrics for Energy Storage Applications: a Review
-  10 July 2018
In this review, the recent progress as regards the energy storage performance of antiferroelectric ceramics, including PbZrO3-based, AgNbO3-based, and (Bi,Na)TiO3-based are summarized. The low temperature sintering techniques and the charge–discharge properties of antiferroelectric ceramics are also discussed from a practical point of view.
Recent Progress in Additive Manufacturing of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite
-  8 October 2018
Recent progress in the development of additive manufactured fiber reinforced polymer composite, fabricated using various AM techniques, is reviewed. Several important aspects of composite materials are focussed upon, which include 1) types of reinforcements and matrices; 2) good fiber-to-matrix bonding; 3) fiber homogeneity; 4) fiber alignment; 5) good interlayer bonding; and 6) minimal porosity.
Emerging Memory Devices for Neuromorphic Computing
-  9 January 2019
Neuromorphic computing system takes its inspiration from the brain and it outperforms conventional computers (Von Neumann) in terms of energy consumption, reconfigurability, fault tolerance and scalability in many tasks that need human like thinking and learning. This article presents a timely review of various emerging nanoscale electronic devices that could potentially be used to realize such system on a hardware.