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Modulation of surface plasmons coupling for enhancement of optical transmittance of silver-coated alkaline-earth metal films

J. Material Chem. - 21 October, 2012 - 23:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22859-22865
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32244G, PaperKihyon Hong, Jun Ho Son, Kisoo Kim, Sungjun Kim, Illhwan Lee, Jong-Lam Lee
We can enhance the optical transmittance of silver-coated alkaline-earth metal films by modulation of surface plasmons coupling.
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Spinel Mn1.5Co1.5O4 core-shell microspheres as Li-ion battery anode materials with a long cycle life and high capacity

J. Material Chem. - 19 October, 2012 - 23:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23254-23259
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35607D, PaperJingfa Li, Shenglin Xiong, Xiaowei Li, Yitai Qian
Mn1.5Co1.5O4 core-shell microspheres, reported for the first time, could deliver a reversible capacity of 618 mA h g-1 at a current density of 400 mA g-1 even after 300 discharge-charge cycles, showing feasibility for application in high-power lithium ion batteries.
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Controllable fabrication, growth mechanism, and gas sensing properties of hollow hematite polyhedra

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22699-22705
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34826H, PaperHao-Jie Song, Xiao-Hua Jia, Xue-Qiang Zhang
High gas sensitivity and selectivity performances of hollow hematite polyhedra were prepared by a hydrothermal method with the aid of NaF.
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An efficient and stable fluorescent graphene quantum dot-agar composite as a converting material in white light emitting diodes

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22378-22381
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35305A, CommunicationC. M. Luk, L. B. Tang, W. F. Zhang, S. F. Yu, K. S. Teng, S. P. Lau
A facile method is reported to fabricate a graphene quantum dot-agar composite. The composite exhibits excellent optical stability and no luminescence quenching is observed. The composite is successfully applied as a colour converting material in blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to achieve white light emission.
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Electrospun shape memory film with reversible fibrous structure

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22387-22391
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33970F, CommunicationHuiling Chen, Xinyu Cao, Jingnan Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, Yongmei Ma, Guangqin Shi, Yucai Ke, Dewen Tong, Lei Jiang
An electrospun shape memory polymer film with a stable micro/nano-fibrous structure is prepared. The fibrous structure is stable and reversible for at least three cycles of shape memory tests.
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Theoretical and experimental characterization of pyrazolato-based Ni(II) metal-organic frameworks

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22592-22602
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34079H, PaperElisa Albanese, Bartolomeo Civalleri, Matteo Ferrabone, Francesca Bonino, Simona Galli, Angelo Maspero, Claudio Pettinari
Characterization of two pyrazolato-based Ni(II) metal-organic frameworks is performed by a combined theoretical and experimental approach. Unexpectedly, Ni(II) open metal sites do not show any specific interaction with probe molecules.
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Design of benzodithiophene-diketopyrrolopyrrole based donor-acceptor copolymers for efficient organic field effect transistors and polymer solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22734-22742
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34004F, PaperJianyu Yuan, Xiaodong Huang, Fengjiao Zhang, Jialing Lu, Zhichun Zhai, Chongan Di, Zuoquan Jiang, Wanli Ma
Three low-band-gap donor-acceptor (D-A) copolymers containing (BDT), (TDP) or (FDP) were designed and synthesized. Device performances were significantly enhanced by the introduction of conjugated alkylthienyl side chains to the BDT core and the substitution of thiophene with furan moieties in the polymer backbone.
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CdSe Nanocrystal/C60-liquid composite material with enhanced photoelectrochemical performance

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22370-22373
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35294J, CommunicationTheodore J. Kramer, Sukumaran Santhosh Babu, Akinori Saeki, Shu Seki, Junko Aimi, Takashi Nakanishi
A nonvolatile, solvent-free liquid-C60 can accommodate CdSe nanocrystals to create a composite nanomaterial with emergent photoelectrochemical performance.
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Dental enamel-like hydroxyapatite transformed directly from monetite

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22637-22641
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35430F, PaperZhaoyong Zou, Xiaoguo Liu, Lei Chen, Kaili Lin, Jiang Chang
Dental enamel-like hierarchical structures of hydroxyapatite on the nano- to microscales were successfully synthesized via direct transformation from CaHPO4 single crystals in alkali aqueous solution.
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Morphology and orientation control of guanine crystals: a biogenic architecture and its structure mimetics

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22686-22691
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33047D, PaperYuya Oaki, Soichiro Kaneko, Hiroaki Imai
Biomimetic approaches for controlled growth of inorganic crystals are applied to the morphology and orientation control of organic crystals. The surface skin of a banded blue-sprat is adopted as a model. The biogenic architecture possesses the mesocrystal structures consisting of the platy guanine crystals and cytoplasm. The morphology and orientation of guanine crystals are controlled by additive organic molecules through a biomimetic approach.
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Studies on the properties and formation mechanism of flexible nanocomposite hydrogels from cellulose nanocrystals and poly(acrylic acid)

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22467-22480
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35498E, PaperJun Yang, Chun-Rui Han, Jiu-Fang Duan, Ming-Guo Ma, Xue-Ming Zhang, Feng Xu, Run-Cang Sun, Xu-Ming Xie
Novel, tough and flexible nanocomposite hydrogels based on cellulose nanocrystals and poly(acrylic acid) with a core-shell structure are synthesized.
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Patterning of electrodes for mechanically robust and bendable lithium-ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22366-22369
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34626E, CommunicationSinho Choi, Jung-In Lee, Soojin Park
We demonstrate the fabrication of mechanically robust and bendable lithium-ion batteries by growth of CuO on a patterned Cu foil.
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Electronic structure engineering of lanthanide activated materials

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22344-22349
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34252A, HighlightPieter Dorenbos
There are fourteen lanthanides that may adopt the 2+ and 3+ charge states, and that can be incorporated into a countless number of compounds. In such unimaginable large materials research field detailed knowledge on the electronic structure are highly desired.
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Hidden crystalline components in mesoporous silicate

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35653H, PaperHeather F. Greer, Wuzong Zhou, Nurul Alam, Robert Mokaya
Mesoporous silicate plates displaying a single crystal-like property formed when surface crystallisation took place on the disordered mesoporous core.
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Au-Cu2S heterodimer formation via oxidization of AuCu alloy nanoparticles and in situ formed copper thiolate

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34916G, PaperXianguang Ding, Yu Zou, Jiang Jiang
Au-Cu2S heterodimers were prepared via AuCu alloy oxidization, in situ formation of copper thiolate, and its subsequent thermolysis to Cu2S.
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Single-step exfoliation and chemical functionalisation of graphene and hBN nanosheets with nickel phthalocyanine

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34854C, PaperJames Thompson, Alison Crossley, Peter D. Nellist, Valeria Nicolosi
Versatile routes to functionalise graphene and hBN nanosheets with nickel phthalocyanine were achieved using liquid phase exfoliation and sonication methods.
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Graphene oxide oxidizes stannous ions to synthesize tin sulfide-graphene nanocomposites with small crystal size for high performance lithium ion batteries

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34864K, PaperMing Zhang, Danni Lei, Xinzhi Yu, Libao Chen, Qiuhong Li, Yanguo Wang, Taihong Wang, Guozhong Cao
Stannous ions were oxidized by graphene oxide to form SnSx-graphene nanocomposites with excellent properties for lithium ion batteries.
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A general strategy for synthesis of quaternary semiconductor Cu2MSnS4 (M = Co2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Mn2+) nanocrystals

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33574C, PaperYong Cui, Ruiping Deng, Gang Wang, Daocheng Pan
Cu2MSnS4 (Co2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Mn2+) nanocrystals with a novel zincblende and wurtzite structure have been successfully synthesized.
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Doping copper into ZIF-67 for enhancing gas uptake capacity and visible-light-driven photocatalytic degradation of organic dye

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21849-21851
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35602C, CommunicationHui Yang, Xin-Wei He, Fei Wang, Yao Kang, Jian Zhang
A doping strategy was successfully applied to tune the gas sorption and photocatalytic properties of a microporous material ZIF-67, which leads to a new Cu-doped phase with high gas uptake capacity and highly efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic property on degradation of methyl orange.
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Fabrication of mesoporous organosilica in a shallow nanotrench for low-k and high elastic modulus material application

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21828-21831
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34994A, CommunicationHyuntaek Oh, Jae Hyun Kim, Jyongsik Jang
Mesoporous organosilica was fabricated in a shallow nanotrench of 25 nm width and 400 nm depth by vapor phase synthesis.
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