Royal Society of Chemistry

Hybrid multilayer thin film supercapacitor of graphene nanosheets with polyaniline: importance of establishing intimate electronic contact through nanoscale blending

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21092-21099
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33111J, PaperTaemin Lee, Taeyeong Yun, Byeongho Park, Bhawana Sharma, Hyun-Kon Song, Byeong-Su Kim
A hybrid electrode consisting of an electric double-layer capacitor of graphene nanosheets and a pseudocapacitor of the conducting polymer polyaniline exhibits a synergistic effect with excellent electrochemical performance for flexible thin film supercapacitors.
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Hierarchical wrinkling on elastomeric Janus spheres

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35018A, PaperAna C. Trindade, Joao P. Canejo, Pedro Patricio, Pedro Brogueira, Paulo I. Teixeira, Maria Helena Godinho
Hierarchical wrinkling on asymmetric elastomeric spheres is imprinted after UV exposure, swelling and drying in a good solvent.
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Synthesis of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles in a novel microemulsion

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21125-21130
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34669A, PaperChengle J. Wang, Dermot O'Hare
Oleylamine performs multiple functions in the synthesis of LDHs nanosheets.
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A water-dielectric capacitor using hydrated graphene oxide film

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21085-21091
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34476A, PaperDa-Wei Wang, Aijun Du, Elena Taran, Gao Qing (Max) Lu, Ian R. Gentle
A hydrated graphene oxide film was used as a dielectric spacer to construct a prototype water-dielectric capacitor. The capacitance per unit area of the GO film is in the range of 100-800 [small mu ]F cm-2, which is 5-40 times that of the double layer capacitance per surface area of activated carbon.
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Nanoconic TiO2 hollow spheres: novel buffers architectured for high-capacity anode materials

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34332K, PaperJianfei Lei, Weishan Li, Xiaoping Li, Elton J. Cairns
The unique hierarchical structure of SnO2-TiO2-NC hollow spheres leads to the enhanced lithium storage capacity and stable cycle life.
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Liquid-liquid interface assisted synthesis of multifunctional and multicomponent hydrogel particles

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20998-21002
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34986H, PaperZeming Chen, Liang Hu, Michael J. Serpe
Adding pre-gel solution to the hexane-chlorobenzene solvent interface allows chemically and compositionally complex hydrogel particles to be easily synthesized.
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Relating highly distorted Jahn-Teller MnO6 to colouration in manganese violet pigments

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21110-21116
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33731B, PaperYasmin Begum, Adrian J. Wright
Mn3+ chelated by pyrophosphate anions provides highly distorted coordination environments, leading to intense violet pigments.
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Covalent functionalization of MWCNTs with poly(p-phenylene sulphide) oligomers: a route to the efficient integration through a chemical approach

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21285-21297
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35272A, PaperJ. M. Gonzalez-Dominguez, P. Castell, S. Bespin-Gascon, A. Anson-Casaos, A. M. Diez-Pascual, M. A. Gomez-Fatou, A. M. Benito, W. K. Maser, M. T. Martinez
Schematic representation of the preparation route of CNT/PPS composites.
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Li2MnSiO4 obtained by microwave assisted solvothermal method: electrochemical and surface studies

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21279-21284
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34455F, PaperM. Kuezma, S. Devaraj, P. Balaya
Nanostructured Li2MnSiO4 is successfully synthesized by microwave assisted solvothermal method followed by successful conductive carbon coating. For the first time, we confirm the presence of Mn4+ by XPS studies upon charging Li2MnSiO4.
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Modelling human embryoid body cell adhesion to a combinatorial library of polymer surfaces

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20902-20906
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34782B, PaperV. Chandana Epa, Jing Yang, Ying Mei, Andrew L. Hook, Robert Langer, Daniel G. Anderson, Martyn C. Davies, Morgan R. Alexander, David A. Winkler
Modern, sparse machine learning methods allow accurate in silico prediction of stem cell embryoid body adhesion to large polymer libraries.
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Targeting ordered oligothiophene fibers with enhanced functional properties by interplay of self-assembly and wet lithography

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20852-20856
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33998F, CommunicationDenis Gentili, Francesca Di Maria, Fabiola Liscio, Laura Ferlauto, Francesca Leonardi, Lucia Maini, Massimo Gazzano, Silvia Milita, Giovanna Barbarella, Massimiliano Cavallini
A controlled self-assembly process of fiber-forming oligothiophenes and their direct integration with precise density, orientation, and size in OFET devices.
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Fabrication of boehmite and Al2O3 nonwovens from boehmite nanofibres and their potential as the sorbent

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21225-21231
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33914E, PaperNaofumi Nagai, Kazuaki Ihara, Ayaka Itoi, Tetsuya Kodaira, Hiroshi Takashima, Yukiya Hakuta, Kyoko K. Bando, Naotsugu Itoh, Fujio Mizukami
Boehmite nonwovens with hierarchical texture could be fabricated by a simple procedure consisting of mixing a boehmite nanofibre sol with an organic solvent and filtering the mixture.
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Polyglycerol-based polymer network films for potential biomedical applications

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21100-21109
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34271E, PaperDuygu Ekinci, Adam L. Sisson, Andreas Lendlein
The facile modular syntheses, and detailed structural analyses, of a series of homogeneous, polyglycerol-based polymer networks is reported. Bulk thermal and mechanical properties can be tuned within a wide range in a highly rational fashion.
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Phenyl introduced ammonium borohydride: synthesis and reversible dehydrogenation properties

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21017-21023
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34766K, PaperShaofeng Li, Ziwei Tang, Qiaolong Gong, Xuebin Yu, Paul R. Beaumont, Craig M. Jensen
Two novel bis-(ammoniumborohydride)-benzene compounds are shown to release 6 equiv. hydrogens below 200 [degree]C and their spent fuels can be chemically rehydrogenated to N,N[prime or minute]-phenyl substituted ammonia-boranes.
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Enhanced photoconductive properties of a simple composite coaxial nanostructure of zinc oxide and polypyrrole

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21195-21200
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34525K, PaperYuya Oaki, Takahiro Oki, Hiroaki Imai
The coaxial nanostructures of zinc oxide and polypyrrole are synthesized through the low-temperature solution processes. Compared with the reference structures, the enhanced photoconductive properties with high on-off ratio comparable to 104 are found for the coaxial nanostructures. The results indicate that the simple composites and nanostructures lead to the enhanced performance applicable for photoswitches and photodetectors.
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Design, synthesis and photovoltaic properties of a new D-[small pi]-A polymer with extended [small pi]-bridge units

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21024-21031
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32931J, PaperXia Guo, Maojie Zhang, Lijun Huo, Feng Xu, Yue Wu, Jianhui Hou
The hole mobility as well as the photovoltaic properties of a D-[small pi]-A polymer can be improved effectively by using extended [small pi]-bridge units.
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Enhanced thermoelectric properties of Bi2(Te1-xSex)3-based compounds as n-type legs for low-temperature power generation

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20943-20951
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34608G, PaperShanyu Wang, Gangjian Tan, Wenjie Xie, Gang Zheng, Han Li, Jihui Yang, Xinfeng Tang
The ZTmax of n-type Bi2(Te1-xSex)3 is shifted toward elevated T for power generation, with ZTmax [similar] 0.86 at 600 K and ZTAv400-640K [similar] 0.8.
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Hydrophobic Teflon films as concentrators for single-molecule SERS detection

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20986-20990
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33955B, PaperLi-Qiang Lu, Yin Zheng, Wen-Gang Qu, Han-Qing Yu, An-Wu Xu
Hydrophobic Teflon films are used as concentrators to construct active SERS substrates, allowing single-molecule detection of R6G.
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Redox-active polyoxometalate-based crystalline material-immobilized noble metal nanoparticles: spontaneous reduction and synergistic catalytic activity

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21040-21044
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33959E, PaperDong-Ying Du, Jun-Sheng Qin, Chun-Gang Wang, Xian-Chun Liu, Shun-Li Li, Zhong-Min Su, Xin-Long Wang, Ya-Qian Lan, En-Bo Wang
A redox-active polyoxometalate-based material was synthesized and used as a reductant and stabilizer to prepare Au and Pt nanoparticles. The Au nanoparticle-loaded POM-based crystalline catalysts were employed toward the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.
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ZnO layers for opto-electronic applications from solution-based and low-temperature processing of an organometallic precursor

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20896-20901
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34656G, PaperThelese Ru Bao Foong, Samarendra Pratap Singh, Prashant Sonar, Zi-En Ooi, Khai Leok Chan, Ananth Dodabalapur
Doped and undoped ZnO electron transport layers are successfully wet-processed from an organometallic precursor at low temperatures ([less-than-or-equal]200 [degree]C).
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