Royal Society of Chemistry

A combinatorial approach to microstructure and thermopower of bulk thermoelectric materials: the pseudo-ternary PbTe-Ag2Te-Sb2Te3 system

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24335-24347
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32677A, PaperTeruyuki Ikeda, Shiho Iwanaga, Hsin-jay Wu, Nathan J. Marolf, Sinn-wen Chen, G. Jeffrey Snyder
A "combinatorial" approach via the unidirectional solidification technique reveals the relationship between the composition, microstructure, and transport properties in a large compositional space.
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Structural effects on the nano-scale morphology and conductivity of ionomer blends

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24348-24355
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31287E, PaperThomas Weissbach, Emily M. W. Tsang, Ami C. C. Yang, Rasoul Narimani, Barbara J. Frisken, Steven Holdcroft
The nanoscale morphology of proton conducting blend membranes is controlled by the architecture of the constituent ionomer.
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Controlled synthesis of shell cross-linked magnetic micelles for efficient liver MR imaging

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24936-24944
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35308C, PaperDechao Niu, Zhiwen Zhang, Shijun Jiang, Zhi Ma, Xiaohang Liu, Yongsheng Li, Liangping Zhou, Changsheng Liu, Yaping Li, Jianlin Shi
We report the in vivo MR imaging capability and preliminary biological effects of RhB-labeled shell cross-linked magnetic micelles with tunable sizes (80, 130 and 180 nm).
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Synthesis and characterization of yellow-emitting electrophosphorescent polymers based on a fluorinated poly(arylene ether phosphine oxide) scaffold

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24848-24855
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34421A, PaperShiyang Shao, Junqiao Ding, Lixiang Wang, Xiabin Jing, Fosong Wang
Yellow-emitting electrophosphorescent polymers with efficiencies up to 10.4 cd A-1 are obtained using a fluorinated poly(arylene ether phosphine oxide) backbone.
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Highly ordered and gap controllable two-dimensional non-close-packed colloidal crystals and plasmonic-photonic crystals with enhanced optical transmission

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24668-24675
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34896A, PaperZhongyu Cai, Yan Jun Liu, Eunice S. P. Leong, Jinghua Teng, Xianmao Lu
Highly ordered and gap controllable two-dimensional non-close-packed colloidal crystals and plasmonic-photonic crystals are fabricated via a facile co-self-assembly method.
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Mechanical failure of zigzag graphene nanoribbons under tensile strain induced by edge reconstruction

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24676-24680
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34068B, PaperY. C. Cheng, Z. Y. Zhu, U. Schwingenschlogl
Zigzag and reconstructed graphene nanoribbons under tensile strain.
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Assembly of oriented iron oxide and zeolite crystals via biopolymer films

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24877-24881
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35068H, PaperMing Zhou, Jonas Hedlund
Biopolymer films are developed for the assembly of hematite and zeolite crystals into oriented monolayers on glass plates and porous alumina.
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Investigation of the stability of paraffin-exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet composites for latent heat thermal storage systems

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24469-24476
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35112A, PaperAnne Mallow, Omar Abdelaziz, Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Samuel Graham
Control of processing parameters increases the stability of graphite-wax composites for thermal energy storage (stable system: right; unstable system: left).
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Graphene nanosheet-titanium nitride nanocomposite for high performance electrochemical capacitors without extra conductive agent addition

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24918-24923
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35485C, PaperPengxian Han, Yanhua Yue, Xiaogang Wang, Wen Ma, Shanmu Dong, Kejun Zhang, Chuanjian Zhang, Guanglei Cui
Graphene nanosheet-titanium nitride nanocomposite based electrochemical capacitors without extra conductive agent addition deliver superior energy storage performance.
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A facile and effective method to prepare long-persistent phosphorescent nanospheres and its potential application for in vivo imaging

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24713-24720
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35650C, PaperLi Zhan-Jun, Zhang Hong-Wu, Sun Meng, Shen Jiang-Shan, Fu Hai-Xia
We found that long-persistent phosphorescent nanospheres (SiO2/SrMgSi2O6:Eu2+0.01, Dy3+0.02) could be successfully synthesized using mesoporous silica nanospheres as templates, and could be observed in real time for more than 1 h in a live mouse.
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Chitosan-nanobioactive glass electrophoretic coatings with bone regenerative and drug delivering potential

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24945-24956
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33830K, PaperKapil D. Patel, Ahmed El-Fiqi, Hye-Young Lee, Rajendra K. Singh, Dong-Ae Kim, Hae-Hyoung Lee, Hae-Won Kim
Chitosan-nanobioactive glass composites with bone-bioactivity and drug eluting capacity are potentially valuable coatings for metallic bone implants.
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Core-crosslinked amphiphilic biodegradable copolymer based on the complementary multiple hydrogen bonds of nucleobases: synthesis, self-assembly and in vitro drug delivery

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24832-24840
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34852G, PaperHuihui Kuang, Suhong Wu, Fanbo Meng, Zhigang Xie, Xiabin Jing, Yubin Huang
Preparation of core-crosslinked micelles based on the complementary multiple hydrogen bonds of nucleobases (A and T).
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In situ synthesis of highly loaded and ultrafine Pd nanoparticles-decorated graphene oxide for glucose biosensor application

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24821-24826
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35321K, PaperYong Qin, Yong Kong, Yiyang Xu, Fuqiang Chu, Yongxin Tao, Shan Li
We developed an in situ, simple and clean method to directly attach Pd nanoparticles to graphene oxide nanosheets (PdNPs-GO), then used PdNPs-electrochemically reduced GO (PdNPs-ERGO) as an immobilization scaffold for glucose oxidase (GOD) to construct a highly sensitive glucose biosensor.
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Excellent stability of spinel LiMn2O4-based composites for lithium ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24563-24568
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34717B, PaperLilong Xiong, Youlong Xu, Tao Tao, Jie Song, John B. Goodenough
Spinel LiMn2O4-based composites with cation/anion co-doping and surface coating are synthesized by one-step solid-state reaction. The composites exhibit excellent cycling performance and high rate capabilities.
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Multifunctional up-converting nanocomposites with multimodal imaging and photosensitization at near-infrared excitation

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24597-24604
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34426B, PaperFangfang Wang, Xiaojun Yang, Lin Ma, Bingrong Huang, Na Na, Yingchun E, Dacheng He, Jin Ouyang
Silica coated nanocomposites, with a covalent coating of 1,8-dihydroxy-3-methylanthraquinone (DHMA) and fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), were synthesized for photodynamic therapy and multimodal imaging.
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Unusual energy enhancement in carbon-based electrochemical capacitors

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24213-24223
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35711A, HighlightKrzysztof Fic, Elzbieta Frackowiak, Francois Beguin
High energy and eco-friendly supercapacitors are now accessible in aqueous medium through either redox reactions at the carbon-electrolyte interface or high over-potential for dihydrogen evolution.
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Supramolecular amphiphilic star-branched copolymer: from LCST-UCST transition to temperature-fluorescence responses

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24783-24791
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35297D, PaperWeizhong Yuan, Hui Zou, Wen Guo, An Wang, Jie Ren
For star-PCL-(PDMAEMA)7 micelle solution, the fluorescent intensity decreases with the increase of temperature, while the fluorescent intensity increases with the increase of temperature for quaternized star-PCL-(PDMAEMA)7 micelle solution, indicating the unique temperature-fluorescence responsive behavior.
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Observation of the highest Mn3+/Mn2+ redox potential of 4.45 V in a Li2MnP2O7 pyrophosphate cathode

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24526-24529
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35260E, CommunicationMao Tamaru, Prabeer Barpanda, Yuki Yamada, Shin-ichi Nishimura, Atsuo Yamada
Exploring the pyrophosphate chemistry, we have observed an Mn3+/Mn2+ redox potential at 4.45 V in Li2MnP2O7 cathode, benchmarking the highest ever Mn-redox potential among all known oxide and polyanionic Mn-based cathode materials.
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Alumina-coated silicon-based nanowire arrays for high quality Li-ion battery anodes

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24618-24626
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35125K, PaperHung Tran Nguyen, Mihai Robert Zamfir, Loc Dinh Duong, Young Hee Lee, Paolo Bondavalli, Didier Pribat
We have studied the effect of thin Al2O3 coatings on Si-based nanowires for Li-ion battery anodes. We report a lifetime of 1280 cycles when the capacity is limited to 1200 mA h g-1.
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The influence of length of one-dimensional photoanode on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24591-24596
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35413F, PaperLiang-Yih Chen, Yu-Tung Yin
The influence of the length of ZnO nanowire arrays (ZnO-NWAs) on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) was studied.
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