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Advances in self-healing optical materials

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24501-24508
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33464J, HighlightVincenzo Amendola, Moreno Meneghetti
Advances in self-healing transparent coatings, optically responsive materials and systems for solar energy conversion, with attention to nanoscale and molecular mechanisms.
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Nanofiber growth and alignment in solution processed n-type naphthalene-diimide-based polymeric field-effect transistors

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24827-24831
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35351B, PaperSuhao Wang, Wojciech Pisula, Klaus Mullen
Nanofiber growth and alignment of an n-type naphthalene-diimide-based polymer were precisely controlled via solution processing for applications in field-effect transistors.
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Synthesis and characterization of Mg2Si/Si nanocomposites prepared from MgH2 and silicon, and their thermoelectric properties

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24805-24813
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35257E, PaperTanghong Yi, Shaoping Chen, Shawn Li, Hao Yang, Sabah Bux, Zhixi Bian, Nebil A. Katcho, Ali Shakouri, Natalio Mingo, Jean-Pierre Fleurial, Nigel D. Browning, Susan M. Kauzlarich
Mg2Si/xSi nanocomposites were synthesized from MgH2 and Si nanoparticle powders. This synthetic route provides Si nanoparticles embedded in Mg2Si matrix resulting in a reduction of the lattice thermal conductivity of Mg2Si.
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Near-infrared photoluminescence from molecular crystals containing tellurium

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24792-24797
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34988D, PaperHong-Tao Sun, Yoshio Sakka, Naoto Shirahata, Minoru Fujii, Tetsu Yonezawa
The Te42+ polycation is found to be a smart near-infrared emitter with characteristic emission peaks at 1252 and 1258 nm for Te4(Ga2Cl7)2 and Te4(Al2Cl7)2 crystals, respectively, resulting from the intrinsic electronic transitions of Te42+.
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Polymer-derived nanoporous silicon carbide with monodisperse spherical pores

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24841-24847
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34799G, PaperClaudia Hoffmann, Tim Biemelt, Andreas Seifert, Katja Pinkert, Thomas Gemming, Stefan Spange, Stefan Kaskel
A synthesis route to silicon carbide with monodisperse spherical nanopores is described and the influence of the pyrolysis temperature is investigated.
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Efficient and stable organic DSSC sensitizers bearing quinacridone and furan moieties as a planar [small pi]-spacer

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24356-24365
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31929B, PaperJiabao Yang, Fuling Guo, Jianli Hua, Xin Li, Wenjun Wu, Yi Qu, He Tian
A series of new highly efficient and stable dyes based on a quinacridone-containing furan moiety were designed and synthesized for dye-sensitized solar cells with an optimized overall conversion efficiency ([small eta]) of up to 7.70%.
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A combinatorial approach to microstructure and thermopower of bulk thermoelectric materials: the pseudo-ternary PbTe-Ag2Te-Sb2Te3 system

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24335-24347
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32677A, PaperTeruyuki Ikeda, Shiho Iwanaga, Hsin-jay Wu, Nathan J. Marolf, Sinn-wen Chen, G. Jeffrey Snyder
A "combinatorial" approach via the unidirectional solidification technique reveals the relationship between the composition, microstructure, and transport properties in a large compositional space.
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Structural effects on the nano-scale morphology and conductivity of ionomer blends

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24348-24355
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31287E, PaperThomas Weissbach, Emily M. W. Tsang, Ami C. C. Yang, Rasoul Narimani, Barbara J. Frisken, Steven Holdcroft
The nanoscale morphology of proton conducting blend membranes is controlled by the architecture of the constituent ionomer.
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Controlled synthesis of shell cross-linked magnetic micelles for efficient liver MR imaging

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24936-24944
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35308C, PaperDechao Niu, Zhiwen Zhang, Shijun Jiang, Zhi Ma, Xiaohang Liu, Yongsheng Li, Liangping Zhou, Changsheng Liu, Yaping Li, Jianlin Shi
We report the in vivo MR imaging capability and preliminary biological effects of RhB-labeled shell cross-linked magnetic micelles with tunable sizes (80, 130 and 180 nm).
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Synthesis and characterization of yellow-emitting electrophosphorescent polymers based on a fluorinated poly(arylene ether phosphine oxide) scaffold

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24848-24855
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34421A, PaperShiyang Shao, Junqiao Ding, Lixiang Wang, Xiabin Jing, Fosong Wang
Yellow-emitting electrophosphorescent polymers with efficiencies up to 10.4 cd A-1 are obtained using a fluorinated poly(arylene ether phosphine oxide) backbone.
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Highly ordered and gap controllable two-dimensional non-close-packed colloidal crystals and plasmonic-photonic crystals with enhanced optical transmission

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24668-24675
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34896A, PaperZhongyu Cai, Yan Jun Liu, Eunice S. P. Leong, Jinghua Teng, Xianmao Lu
Highly ordered and gap controllable two-dimensional non-close-packed colloidal crystals and plasmonic-photonic crystals are fabricated via a facile co-self-assembly method.
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Mechanical failure of zigzag graphene nanoribbons under tensile strain induced by edge reconstruction

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24676-24680
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34068B, PaperY. C. Cheng, Z. Y. Zhu, U. Schwingenschlogl
Zigzag and reconstructed graphene nanoribbons under tensile strain.
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Assembly of oriented iron oxide and zeolite crystals via biopolymer films

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24877-24881
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35068H, PaperMing Zhou, Jonas Hedlund
Biopolymer films are developed for the assembly of hematite and zeolite crystals into oriented monolayers on glass plates and porous alumina.
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Investigation of the stability of paraffin-exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet composites for latent heat thermal storage systems

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24469-24476
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35112A, PaperAnne Mallow, Omar Abdelaziz, Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Samuel Graham
Control of processing parameters increases the stability of graphite-wax composites for thermal energy storage (stable system: right; unstable system: left).
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Graphene nanosheet-titanium nitride nanocomposite for high performance electrochemical capacitors without extra conductive agent addition

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24918-24923
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35485C, PaperPengxian Han, Yanhua Yue, Xiaogang Wang, Wen Ma, Shanmu Dong, Kejun Zhang, Chuanjian Zhang, Guanglei Cui
Graphene nanosheet-titanium nitride nanocomposite based electrochemical capacitors without extra conductive agent addition deliver superior energy storage performance.
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A facile and effective method to prepare long-persistent phosphorescent nanospheres and its potential application for in vivo imaging

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24713-24720
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35650C, PaperLi Zhan-Jun, Zhang Hong-Wu, Sun Meng, Shen Jiang-Shan, Fu Hai-Xia
We found that long-persistent phosphorescent nanospheres (SiO2/SrMgSi2O6:Eu2+0.01, Dy3+0.02) could be successfully synthesized using mesoporous silica nanospheres as templates, and could be observed in real time for more than 1 h in a live mouse.
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Chitosan-nanobioactive glass electrophoretic coatings with bone regenerative and drug delivering potential

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24945-24956
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33830K, PaperKapil D. Patel, Ahmed El-Fiqi, Hye-Young Lee, Rajendra K. Singh, Dong-Ae Kim, Hae-Hyoung Lee, Hae-Won Kim
Chitosan-nanobioactive glass composites with bone-bioactivity and drug eluting capacity are potentially valuable coatings for metallic bone implants.
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Core-crosslinked amphiphilic biodegradable copolymer based on the complementary multiple hydrogen bonds of nucleobases: synthesis, self-assembly and in vitro drug delivery

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24832-24840
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34852G, PaperHuihui Kuang, Suhong Wu, Fanbo Meng, Zhigang Xie, Xiabin Jing, Yubin Huang
Preparation of core-crosslinked micelles based on the complementary multiple hydrogen bonds of nucleobases (A and T).
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In situ synthesis of highly loaded and ultrafine Pd nanoparticles-decorated graphene oxide for glucose biosensor application

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24821-24826
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35321K, PaperYong Qin, Yong Kong, Yiyang Xu, Fuqiang Chu, Yongxin Tao, Shan Li
We developed an in situ, simple and clean method to directly attach Pd nanoparticles to graphene oxide nanosheets (PdNPs-GO), then used PdNPs-electrochemically reduced GO (PdNPs-ERGO) as an immobilization scaffold for glucose oxidase (GOD) to construct a highly sensitive glucose biosensor.
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Excellent stability of spinel LiMn2O4-based composites for lithium ion batteries

19 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24563-24568
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34717B, PaperLilong Xiong, Youlong Xu, Tao Tao, Jie Song, John B. Goodenough
Spinel LiMn2O4-based composites with cation/anion co-doping and surface coating are synthesized by one-step solid-state reaction. The composites exhibit excellent cycling performance and high rate capabilities.
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