Royal Society of Chemistry

Solvent-infiltration imprint lithography: a novel method to prepare large area poly(3-hexylthiophene) micro/nano-patterns

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21154-21158
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35086F, PaperJinhe Wang, Guoquan Min, Zhitang Song, Xiuyuan Ni, Weimin Zhou, Jing Zhan, Yanping Zhang, Jianping Zhang, Liyi Shi
A new method, based on solvent-infiltration imprint lithography (SIIL), is developed in this work to fabricate large area poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) micro/nano-patterns.
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Amphiphilic hyperbranched copolymers bearing a hyperbranched core and a dendritic shell as novel stabilizers rendering gold nanoparticles with an unprecedentedly long lifetime in the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21173-21182
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34445A, PaperYi Liu, You Fan, Yuan Yuan, Yu Chen, Fa Cheng, Shi-Chun Jiang
Compared with amphiphilic hyperbranched copolymers with a linear shell, those with a dendritic shell made AuNPs more robust in the catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol by NaBH4.
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Highly luminescent and thermostable lanthanide-carboxylate framework materials with helical configurations

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21210-21217
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34088G, PaperHuabin Zhang, Liujiang Zhou, Jing Wei, Zhihua Li, Ping Lin, Shaowu Du
Highly luminescent and thermostable lanthanide-carboxylate frameworks with helical configurations were solvo(hydro)thermally synthesized. The terbium compound has highly efficient emission quantum yields of 81.40% at 77 K and 75.37% at RT.
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Direct grafting of carbon nanotubes with ethylenediamine

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21242-21248
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33348A, PaperAndrei V. Gromov, Nia Gray, Petra Agota Szilagyi, Eleanor E. B. Campbell
Singlewall and multiwall carbon nanotubes were covalently functionalised with ethylenediamine (EDA) in a simple one-pot process providing a good surface coverage.
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Dithieno-naphthalimide based copolymers for air-stable field effect transistors: synthesis, characterization and device performance

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21201-21209
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34251K, PaperGaole Dai, Jingjing Chang, Jishan Wu, Chunyan Chi
A new dithieno-naphthalimide building block was synthesized and three copolymers P1-P3 were prepared and used for OFETs with good air-stability.
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Effects of gate dielectrics and their solvents on characteristics of solution-processed N-channel polymer field-effect transistors

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21138-21143
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34218A, PaperKang-Jun Baeg, Antonio Facchetti, Yong-Young Noh
In this study, we investigated the effects of polymer gate dielectrics and their solvents on the characteristics of n-channel top-gate-structured organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) that used poly{[N,N-9-bis(2-octyldodecyl)-naphthalene-1,4,5,8-bis(dicarboximide)-2,6-diyl]-alt-5,59-(2,29-bithiophene)} (P(NDI2OD-T2)) (ActivInk[trade mark sign] N2200).
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Morphology controlled synthesis and modification of high-performance LiMnPO4 cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21144-21153
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM30821E, PaperZhihong Qin, Xufeng Zhou, Yonggao Xia, Changlin Tang, Zhaoping Liu
Monodispersed LiMnPO4 nanocrystals with controllable morphology were prepared by a solvothermal method; and the nanocrystals were further modified with graphene, resulting in high performance cathode materials.
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DNA-templated formation of silver nanoclusters as a novel light-scattering sensor for label-free copper ions detection

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20885-20888
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35236B, CommunicationGuoliang Liu, Da-Qian Feng, Tianfeng Chen, Dan Li, Wenjie Zheng
A simple label-free approach for the detection of copper ions with high selectivity and sensitivity has been developed by using single-stranded DNA templated formation of silver nanoclusters (DNA-Ag NCs) as a novel light-scattering sensor.
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Lithium chromium oxide modified spinel LiCrTiO4 with improved electrochemical properties

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20861-20865
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32673F, CommunicationXuyong Feng, Chen Shen, Ning Ding, Chunhua Chen
Lithium chromium titanium oxide (LiCrTiO4) spinel powders are synthesized by an acrylic acid polymerization method.
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Dispersion of alkylated graphene in organic solvents and its potential for lubrication applications

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21032-21039
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34741E, PaperShivani Choudhary, Harshal P. Mungse, Om P. Khatri
Dispersibility of alkylated graphene in hydrocarbon solvents is found to increase with increasing chain length of alkyl groups attached to graphene.
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Ultrasensitive sorption behavior of isostructural lanthanide-organic frameworks induced by lanthanide contraction

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21076-21084
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33884J, PaperZhongjun Lin, Ruqiang Zou, Wei Xia, Liangjie Chen, Xidong Wang, Fuhui Liao, Yingxia Wang, Jianhua Lin, Anthony K. Burrell
A family of isostructural lanthanide-organic frameworks exhibit ultramicroporous structures and ultrasensitive sorption behavior induced by lanthanide contraction.
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Controlled synthesis of uniform magnetite nanocrystals with high-quality properties for biomedical applications

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21065-21075
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34402E, PaperGorka Salas, Cintia Casado, Francisco J. Teran, Rodolfo Miranda, Carlos J. Serna, M. Puerto Morales
Uniform DMSA-coated iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles have been synthesized by controlling the thermal decomposition process of an iron oleate complex. The relationship between synthetic experimental procedures, size, size distribution and shape, and magnetic/magneto-thermal properties is discussed.
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High catalytic performance of gold nanoparticle-gelatin mesoporous composite thin films

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21117-21124
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34627C, PaperLi Shi, Qing Yu, Yiyin Mao, Hubiao Huang, Hongwen Huang, Zhizhen Ye, Xinsheng Peng
Gold nanoparticle-gelatin mesoporous composite thin films prepared by in situ reduction at room temperature demonstrate superior catalytic properties.
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Highly efficient nanoporous graphitic carbon with tunable textural properties for dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20866-20869
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33498D, CommunicationPavuluri Srinivasu, Ashraful Islam, Surya P. Singh, Liyuan Han, M. Lakshmi Kantam, Suresh K. Bhargava
Nanoporous graphitic carbon (NGC) is synthesized by direct carbonization of iron phthalocyanine (Fe-PC) and 3D mesoporous silica (KIT-6) mixture for the first time, which exhibit tunable surface area and pore volume, as well as superior energy conversion efficiency for dye-sensitized solar cells than activated carbon (AC) and large porous carbon (LPC).
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Tuning glycolide as an SEI-forming additive for thermally robust Li-ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21003-21008
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34191C, PaperJongho Jeon, Soojin Yoon, Taeyoon Park, Jeong-Ju Cho, Sunwoo Kang, Young-Kyu Han, Hochun Lee
Glycolide is tuned at the molecular level to outperform vinylene carbonate, the current most popular SEI-forming additive for lithium-ion batteries.
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A facile route to synthesise silica shell free silicide nanowires

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20958-20961
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34505F, PaperShaozhou Li, Hui Cai, Chee Lip Gan, Jun Guo, Ja Ma
Single-crystalline rare earth disilicide nanowires were synthesized and their electrical properties were characterized.
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Novel silicon-nickel cone arrays for high performance LIB anodes

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20870-20873
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34337A, CommunicationYu Fan, Kai Huang, Qing Zhang, Qizhen Xiao, Xinghui Wang, Xiaodong Chen
Si-Ni cone arrays with cone shaped Si shells are fabricated and show good electrochemical performance as LIB anodes.
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Atomic nitrogen chemisorption on graphene with extended line defects

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21167-21172
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35345H, PaperYu Li, Ji-Chang Ren, Rui-Qin Zhang, Zijing Lin, Michel A. Van Hove
Adsorption of N atoms onto a graphene substrate with extended line defects can substantially affect their electronic and magnetic properties, depending in particular on specific adsorption sites and density.
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Large-scale solution synthesis of [small alpha]-AlF3[middle dot]3H2O nanorods under low supersaturation conditions and their conversion to porous [small beta]-AlF3 nanorods

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20991-20997
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33782G, PaperMarc Estruga, Fei Meng, Linsen Li, Lianyi Chen, Xiaochun Li, Song Jin
We report for the first time the multi-gram scale solution growth of [small alpha]-aluminium fluoride trihydrate ([small alpha]-AlF3[middle dot]3H2O) nanorods (NRs) under low supersaturation conditions, and their conversion to porous [small beta]-AlF3 NRs.
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Oxygen-enriched carbon material for catalyzing oxygen reduction towards hybrid electrolyte Li-air battery

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 14:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21051-21056
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34119K, PaperShan Wang, Shanmu Dong, Jun Wang, Lixue Zhang, Pengxian Han, Chuanjian Zhang, Xiaogang Wang, Kejun Zhang, Zhenggang Lan, Guanglei Cui
Oxygen-containing groups on graphene oxide facilitate the electrocatalysis of O2.
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