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Synthesis of ZnSnO3 mesocrystals from regular cube-like to sheet-like structures and their comparative electrochemical properties in Li-ion batteries

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25373-25379
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33123C, PaperYuejiao Chen, Baihua Qu, Lin Mei, Danni Lei, Libao Chen, Qiuhong Li, Taihong Wang
2D sheet-like ZnSnO3, synthesized for the first time and obtained from 3D regular cube-like ZnSnO3 exhibits a much better electrochemical performance than the cube-like ZnSnO3.
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On the possibility of p-type SnO2

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25236-25245
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34352E, PaperDavid O. Scanlon, Graeme W. Watson
Using computational modelling, we explore the prospect of p-type doping of SnO2. We demonstrate that p-type SnO2 is not achievable, and outline strategies to design efficient p-type transparent conducting materials.
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Synthesis of layered-layered 0.5Li2MnO3[middle dot]0.5LiCoO2 nanocomposite electrode materials by the mechanochemical process and first principles study

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25418-25426
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35654F, PaperSoo Kim, Chunjoong Kim, Young-In Jhon, Jae-Kyo Noh, Sesha Hari Vemuri, Robert Smith, Kyung Yoon Chung, Myung S. Jhon, Byung-Won Cho
Li2MnO3-stabilized LiCoO2 electrode materials were synthesized using the method of mechanochemical process. First principles calculations were carried out to further obtain the physical insight of the layered-layered system.
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Thermal and photoinduced liquid crystalline phase transitions with a rod-disc alternative change in the molecular shape

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25065-25071
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35518C, PaperDaisuke Tanaka, Hisato Ishiguro, Yo Shimizu, Kingo Uchida
A newly synthesised triphenylene derivative which is linked with six 4-tetradecyloxyazobenzene units shows reversible thermal and photoinduced phase changes between calamitic and discotic mesophases with anisotropic change of molecular shape.
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Enhanced protein-mediated binding between oligonucleotide-gold nanoparticle composites and cell surfaces: co-transport of proteins and composites

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25036-25041
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34047J, PaperYu Jin Kim, Sang-Mi Ryou, Sudeok Kim, Ji-Hyun Yeom, Min Su Han, Kangseok Lee, Maeng-Je Seong
Protein-mediated binding enhancement between oligonucleotide-gold nanoparticle composites and cell surfaces facilitates co-transport of proteins and composites.
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Influence of a novel fluorosurfactant modified PEDOT:PSS hole transport layer on the performance of inverted organic solar cells

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25057-25064
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35646E, PaperFang Jeng Lim, Krishnamoorthy Ananthanarayanan, Joachim Luther, Ghim Wei Ho
A novel fluorosurfactant (Capstone[registered sign] Dupont[trade mark sign] FS-31) was used as an additive for PEDOT:PSS to overcome the wettability issue in solution processed inverted organic solar cells. The optimized device is stable and gives an efficiency of 3.1%.
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Synthesis and investigation of mechanism of platinum-graphene electrocatalysts by novel co-reduction techniques for proton exchange membrane fuel cell applications

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25325-25334
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33894G, PaperB. P. Vinayan, Rupali Nagar, S. Ramaprabhu
Novel green synthesis approaches to platinum-graphene nanocomposites have been developed for high performance energy related applications.
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Preparation of hierarchical tin oxide microspheres and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25335-25339
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33897A, PaperGuanglu Shang, Jihuai Wu, Shen Tang, Miaoliang Huang, Zhang Lan, Yan Li, Junchang Zhao, Xiaoping Zhang
A dye-sensitized solar cell based on hierarchical tin oxide microsphere photoanode achieves an energy conversion efficiency of 4.55%.
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General synthesis of xLi2MnO3[middle dot](1 - x)LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 nanomaterials by a molten-salt method: towards a high capacity and high power cathode for rechargeable lithium batteries

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25380-25387
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35026B, PaperJinlong Liu, Long Chen, Mengyan Hou, Fei Wang, Renchao Che, Yongyao Xia
High capacity and high power xLi2MnO3[middle dot](1 - x)LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 nanomaterials were developed with substantially improved electrochemical properties via a facile molten-salt strategy.
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Porosity control and surface sensitivity of titania/silica mesoporous multilayer coatings: applications to optical Bragg resonance tuning and molecular sensing

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25302-25310
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35107B, PaperM. N. Ghazzal, O. Deparis, A. Errachid, H. Kebaili, P. Simonis, P. Eloy, J. P. Vigneron, J. De Coninck, E. M. Gaigneaux
Mesoporous dielectric multilayer films exhibit an optical response (Bragg resonance) that is highly sensitive to the chemical environment.
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Reflective micro-concentrator arrays from holographic photopolymerization: design, fabrication and characterization

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25161-25166
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34812H, PaperHuina Xu, Ke Liu, Haifeng Hu, Michael R. Detty, Qiaoqiang Gan, Alexander N. Cartwright
We report a reflective micro-concentrator array developed using low-cost holographic photo-patterning based on polymeric Bragg reflection materials, which can selectively reflect and concentrate resonant wavelength at their focal points.
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Facile preparation of metal telluride nanocrystals using di-n-octylphosphine oxide (DOPO) as an air-stable and less toxic alternative to the common tri-alkylphosphines

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25050-25056
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35598A, PaperHuaibin Shen, Xin-Dong Jiang, Sujuan Wang, Yantao Fu, Changhua Zhou, Lin Song Li
In this paper, we have developed a "green" method for the synthesis of metal telluride nanocrystals.
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Enhanced photostability of chlorophyll-a using gold nanoparticles as an efficient photoprotector

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25316-25324
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33681B, PaperSaid Barazzouk, Laurent Bekale, Surat Hotchandani
Improving the photostability of chlorophylls is one of the main challenges to facilitate their industrial and biotechnological use.
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The preparation and characterization of double-layer microcapsules used for the self-healing of resin matrix composites

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25437-25446
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34195F, PaperRu Tian, Xiaoli Fu, Yudong Zheng, Xin Liang, Qiaoli Wang, Ying Ling, Baoshun Hou
Double-layer microcapsules containing the healing agent Ag-80 and the curing agent DDS are prepared to improve the healing performance in a resin matrix.
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Reduced graphene Oxide-MnO2 hollow sphere hybrid nanostructures as high-performance electrochemical capacitors

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25207-25216
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35054H, PaperHao Chen, Shuxue Zhou, Min Chen, Limin Wu
Reduced graphene oxide-MnO2 hollow sphere hybrid electrode materials can be fabricated using a solution-based ultrasonic co-assembly method.
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High throughput modification of chemically reduced graphene oxides by a conjugated block copolymer in non-polar medium

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25183-25189
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35539F, PaperDhinesh Babu Velusamy, Sun Kak Hwang, Richard Hahnkee Kim, Giyoung Song, Sung Hwan Cho, Insung Bae, Cheolmin Park
A highly efficient route to disperse rGOs in non-polar liquid and solid media was developed by non-covalent, nondestructive modification of rGOs with a conjugated block copolymer, poly(styrene-block-paraphenylene) (PS-b-PPP).
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High electron mobility in a columnar phase of liquid-crystalline perylene tetracarboxylic bisimide bearing oligosiloxane chains

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25190-25197
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35579E, PaperMasahiro Funahashi, Akinari Sonoda
Electron mobility exceeds 0.1 cm2 V-1 s-1 in an ordered columnar phase of perylene tetracarboxylic bisimide bearing disiloxane chains at room temperature.
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A facile preparation of targetable pH-sensitive polymeric nanocarriers with encapsulated magnetic nanoparticles for controlled drug release

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25354-25361
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34817A, PaperShun Yang, Dongyun Chen, Najun Li, Xiao Mei, Xiuxiu Qi, Hua Li, Qingfeng Xu, Jianmei Lu
Novel multifunctional nanocomposites with high capacity and controlled drug release for anti-cancer drug delivery and MRI were prepared via a simple self-assembly process. The amphiphilic polymer was introduced to encapsulate magnetic SPIONPs and drug-loaded HMS in one nanosystem.
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Hybridization of graphene sheets and carbon-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles as a synergistic adsorbent of organic dyes

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25108-25115
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35609K, PaperWei Fan, Wei Gao, Chao Zhang, Weng Weei Tjiu, Jisheng Pan, Tianxi Liu
Novel magnetic graphene-Fe3O4@carbon (GFC) hybrids with hierarchical nanostructures exhibited extraordinary organic dye removal capacities and fast adsorption rates from water.
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A new one-pot method for the synthesis of Cu nanoparticles for low temperature bonding

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25198-25206
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34954J, PaperToshitaka Ishizaki, Ryota Watanabe
A new one-pot method for the synthesis of Cu nanoparticles from an insoluble Cu salt was developed. The shear strength of Cu plates bonded by Cu nanoparticles was 30 MPa at 300 [degree]C.
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