Royal Society of Chemistry

Reversible nanovalves in inorganic materials

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21810-21818
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33437B, Feature ArticleAlexis E. Abelow, Ilya Zharov
This article describes recent developments in the design, fabrication and investigation of inorganic nanovalves whose molecular transport can be controlled by pH, temperature, light, redox reactions and binding of small molecules.
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3D porous and redox-active prussian blue-in-graphene aerogels for highly efficient electrochemical detection of H2O2

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22090-22096
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34541B, PaperLiang Chen, Xiaojuan Wang, Xuetong Zhang, Huimin Zhang
3D porous and redox-active prussian blue-in-graphene aerogels have been successfully fabricated and applied in H2O2 electrochemical detection with improved performance.
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An examination of the calcium and strontium site distribution in bioactive glasses through isomorphic neutron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, EXAFS and multinuclear solid state NMR

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22212-22223
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33058J, PaperR. A. Martin, H. L. Twyman, G. J. Rees, E. R. Barney, R. M. Moss, J. M. Smith, R. G. Hill, G. Cibin, T. Charpentier, M. E. Smith, J. V. Hanna, R. J. Newport
The structure of calcium and strontium bioactive glasses has been investigated using a combination of neutron diffraction and NMR.
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Synthesis and thin-film transistor performance of benzodipyrrolinone and bithiophene donor-acceptor copolymers

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22282-22289
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34867E, PaperWei Hong, Chang Guo, Yuning Li, Yan Zheng, Chun Huang, Shaofeng Lu, Antonio Facchetti
Three benzodipyrrolinone-bithiophene based donor-acceptor polymers are synthesized and used as p-type semiconductors in organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs).
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Synthesis and optical properties of Li3Ba2La3(MoO4)8:Eu3+ powders and ceramics for pcLEDs

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22126-22134
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34123A, PaperArturas Katelnikovas, Julian Plewa, Simas Sakirzanovas, Danuta Dutczak, David Enseling, Florian Baur, Holger Winkler, Aivaras Kareiva, Thomas Justel
Li3Ba2La3(MoO4)8:Eu3+ phosphors possess high quantum efficiency, high colour saturation and little thermal quenching. Therefore, they are potential candidates as red phosphors in near-UV based solid-state light sources.
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How graphene is exfoliated from graphitic materials: synergistic effect of oxidation and intercalation processes in open, semi-closed, and closed carbon systems

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22150-22154
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35139K, PaperSu Zhang, Lingxiang Zhu, Huaihe Song, Xiaohong Chen, Bin Wu, Jisheng Zhou, Feng Wang
Here, we put forward three graphitic systems for deep understanding of the top-down route in preparing graphene oxide or graphene nanoribbons. Based on the oxidation-intercalation synergistic effect, the formation mechanisms were proposed.
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Fabrication of novel collagen-silica hybrid membranes with tailored biodegradation and strong cell contact guidance ability

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21885-21892
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35383K, PaperSong Chen, Shanmugavel Chinnathambi, Xuetao Shi, Akiyoshi Osaka, Yufang Zhu, Nobutaka Hanagata
Microgrooved collagen-silica hybrid membrane with tailored biodegradation exhibited strong cell contact guidance ability to direct formation of aligned multinucleated myotubes.
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Simultaneous reduction and surface functionalization of graphene oxide with POSS for reducing fire hazards in epoxy composites

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22037-22043
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35479A, PaperXin Wang, Lei Song, Hongyu Yang, Weiyi Xing, Baljinder Kandola, Yuan Hu
Simultaneously functionalized and reduced GO with POSS was developed to effectively reduce the fire hazards of epoxy resins.
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Rational design of metallophosphors with tunable aggregation-induced phosphorescent emission and their promising applications in time-resolved luminescence assay and targeted luminescence imaging of cancer cells

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22167-22173
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34512A, PaperShujuan Liu, Huibin Sun, Yun Ma, Shanghui Ye, Xiangmei Liu, Xinhui Zhou, Xin Mou, Lianhui Wang, Qiang Zhao, Wei Huang
Pt(II) complexes with aggregation-induced phosphorescent emission have been applied in time-resolved luminescence assay and targeted imaging of cancer cells.
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First principles calculations of solid-solid interfaces: an application to conversion materials for lithium-ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22063-22071
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35078E, PaperL. Martin, G. Vallverdu, H. Martinez, F. Le Cras, I. Baraille
Periodic first-principles investigation of the thermodynamic stability and the chemical composition of solid-solid interfaces generated during the conversion of a copper oxide electrode. A structural model of the electrode at different stages of the electrochemical cycle is proposed.
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In situ chemical reduction of the Ta3N5 quantum dots coupled TaON hollow spheres heterojunction photocatalyst for water oxidation

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21972-21978
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35374A, PaperZheng Wang, Jungang Hou, Shuqiang Jiao, Kai Huang, Hongmin Zhu
A Ta3N5 quantum dots coupled TaON hollow spheres heterojunction was successfully synthesized via an in situ chemical reduction route exhibiting high photocatalytic activity for water oxidation and degradation.
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High efficiency blue-emitting phosphor: Ce3+-doped Ca5.45Li3.55(SiO4)3O0.45F1.55 for near UV-pumped light-emitting diodes

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21935-21941
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34146H, PaperJun Zhou, Zhiguo Xia, Mengxia Yang, Kai Shen
A novel blue-emitting phosphor, Ca5.45Li3.55(SiO4)3O0.45F1.55:Ce3+, with high quantum efficiency was developed for w-LEDs.
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Analysis of the synthesis process of sulphur-poly(acrylonitrile)-based cathode materials for lithium batteries

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22077-22081
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM30632H, PaperLi Wang, Xiangming He, Jianjun Li, Jian Gao, Jianwei Guo, Changyin Jiang, Chunrong Wan
Sulphur-poly(acrylonitrile) can deliver a high initial coulombic efficiency of 85.6%, a high stable cycling capacity of 795 mA h g-1, and high capacity retention of 98.1%.
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Hydrogen adsorption on Na-SWCNT systems

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22013-22021
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM00034B, PaperBalasaheb J. Nagare, Darshan Habale, Sajeev Chacko, Swapan Ghosh
We investigate the hydrogen adsorption capacity of Na-coated carbon nanotubes (Na-SWCNTs) using first-principles electronic structure calculations at absolute temperature and pressure.
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A luminescent steroid-based organogel: ON-OFF photoswitching by dopant interplay and templated synthesis of fluorescent nanoparticles

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21857-21861
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34891H, CommunicationValeria C. Edelsztein, Elizabeth A. Jares-Erijman, Klaus Mullen, Pablo H. Di Chenna, Carla C. Spagnuolo
The modulation of the fluorescence emission of a perylene dye between ON and OFF states was achieved with high efficiency by means of a diarylethene photochromic compound in an organogel medium.
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Hierarchical activated carbon nanofiber webs with tuned structure fabricated by electrospinning for capacitive deionization

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21819-21823
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34890J, CommunicationGang Wang, Qiang Dong, Zheng Ling, Chao Pan, Chang Yu, Jieshan Qiu
Electrospun activated carbon nanofiber (ACF) webs consisting of carbon black show superior capacities as electrode materials in capacitive deionization (CDI) for desalination due to their advantageous hierarchical structures.
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Silver disposition and dynamics during electroless metal thin film synthesis

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21942-21953
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34208A, PaperGyoung Gug Jang, Michael Edward Hawkridge, Donald Keith Roper
Ammoniacal silver (Ag) forms various Ag and gold (Au) nano-architectures during electroless deposition arising from exposure to reductant and light.
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Synthesis of color-tunable Cu-In-Ga-S solid solution quantum dots with high quantum yields for application to white light-emitting diodes

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21901-21908
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35150A, PaperWoo-Seuk Song, Jong-Hoon Kim, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Hye-Seung Lee, Young Rag Do, Heesun Yang
ZnS shell-capped Cu-In-Ga-S quantum dots with tunable emission wavelengths and exceptional quantum yields are used to fabricate high efficacy-white LEDs.
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Molecular-mediated assembly of silver nanoparticles with controlled interparticle spacing and chain length

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22204-22211
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34707E, PaperRafael Abargues, Sandra Albert, Jose L. Valdes, Kamal Abderrafi, Juan P. Martinez-Pastor
In the present work, we report on a one-pot method for the assembly of noble metal nanoparticles with tunable optical properties, assembly length and interparticle spacing.
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Charge transport in amorphous and smectic mesophases of dicyanovinyl-substituted oligothiophenes

J. Material Chem. - 7 October, 2012 - 20:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22258-22264
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34837C, PaperManuel Schrader, Christian Korner, Chris Elschner, Denis Andrienko
Amorphous dicyanovinyl-substituted oligothiophenes: local molecular dipole moments result in a large, spatially correlated, energetic disorder.
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