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Phosphoric acid-doped sulfonated polyimide and polybenzimidazole blend membranes: high proton transport at wide temperatures under low humidity conditions due to new proton transport pathways

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23767-23772
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34529C, PaperKazuhiro Suzuki, Yusuke Iizuka, Manabu Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Kawakami
A phosphoric acid-doped sulfonated polyimide and polybenzimidazole blend membrane enables high proton conductivity under low humidity conditions (approximately 0.1 S cm-1 at 30 [degree]C and 30% RH).
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Graphene prepared via a novel pyridine-thermal strategy for capacitive deionization

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23745-23748
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35340G, CommunicationHui Wang, Dengsong Zhang, Tingting Yan, Xiaoru Wen, Liyi Shi, Jianping Zhang
Graphene prepared via a novel pyridine-thermal strategy exhibits a good performance in capacitive deionization.
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A single cotton fiber organic electrochemical transistor for liquid electrolyte saline sensing

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23830-23834
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34898E, PaperGiuseppe Tarabella, Marco Villani, Davide Calestani, Roberto Mosca, Salvatore Iannotta, Andrea Zappettini, Nicola Coppede
A single natural cotton fiber has been functionalized with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) doped with poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) conductive polymer by a simple soaking process and used as a channel of an organic electrochemical transistor (OECT), directly interfaced with a liquid electrolyte in contact with an Ag wire gate.
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Antioxidative effect of lactic acid-stabilized copper nanoparticles prepared in aqueous solution

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23989-23995
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35041F, PaperDunying Deng, Yuanrong Cheng, Yunxia Jin, Tianke Qi, Fei Xiao
Copper films with good conductivity and antioxidative characteristics were prepared from lactic acid-stabilized copper nanoparticles.
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SnS2@reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites as anode materials with high capacity for rechargeable lithium ion batteries

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23963-23970
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35137D, PaperJiefu Yin, Huaqiang Cao, Zhongfu Zhou, Jingxian Zhang, Meizhen Qu
We developed a synthesis route to high capacity SnS2@reduced graphene oxide (SSG) nanocomposites as anode materials in LIBs, with improved performance behaviors compared with SnS2.
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Fractal mesoporosity and proton transport in WO3 xerogels

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23861-23870
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34122K, PaperGabriele Orsini, Vincenzo Tricoli
Fractal transition for proton transport in mesoporous WO3 xerogels.
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Cell-compatible hydrogels based on a multifunctional crosslinker with tunable stiffness for tissue engineering

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23952-23962
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34862D, PaperJunbin Shi, Jun Ouyang, Qintao Li, Leyu Wang, Jun Wu, Wen Zhong, Malcolm M. Q. Xing
A 3-D cell-compatible and stiffness tunable hydrogel regulating MSC differentiation.
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Protein resistant properties of polymers with different branched architecture on a gold surface

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23852-23860
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34306A, PaperYuanyuan Zhuang, Qi Zhu, Chunlai Tu, Dali Wang, Jieli Wu, Yumin Xia, Gangsheng Tong, Lin He, Bangshang Zhu, Deyue Yan, Xinyuan Zhu
A strategy to optimize the protein resistant properties of polymers on gold surfaces has been proposed by adjusting the branching architecture.
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Structure evolution and dielectric behavior of polystyrene-capped barium titanate nanoparticles

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23944-23951
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35600G, PaperH. Z. Guo, Ya. Mudryk, M. I. Ahmad, X. C. Pang, L. Zhao, M. Akinc, V. K. Pecharsky, N. Bowler, Z. Q. Lin, X. Tan
Polystyrene capping preserves ferroelectricity in BaTiO3 nanoparticles with a diameter of 11 nm and stabilizes the orthorhombic polar phase.
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Coral-like [small alpha]-MnS composites with N-doped carbon as anode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24026-24033
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35227C, PaperYang Liu, Yun Qiao, Wu-Xing Zhang, Zhen Li, Xian-Luo Hu, Li-Xia Yuan, Yun-Hui Huang
Coral-like [small alpha]-MnS composites with nitrogen-doped carbon were fabricated as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, which show large reversible capacity, excellent cyclic stability and high rate capability.
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Influence of the carboxymethyl cellulose binder on the multiscale electronic transport in carbon-LiFePO4 nanocomposites

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24057-24066
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34964G, PaperK. A. Seid, J. C. Badot, O. Dubrunfaut, S. Levasseur, D. Guyomard, B. Lestriez
The broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS) technique (40 to 1010 Hz) is used here to measure the electronic transport across all observed size scales of nanocomposite materials for lithium batteries composed of an active material (e.g. carbon-coated LiFePO4) and a polymeric binder.
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A novel carbazole-based dye outperformed the benchmark dye N719 for high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs)

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24048-24056
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35267B, PaperAhmed El-Shafei, Maqbool Hussain, Aasim Atiq, Ashraful Islam, Liyuan Han
Two novel high molar extinction coefficient heteroleptic Ru(II) isomers, NCSU-10 and NCSU-10[prime or minute], based on carbazole antenna were synthesized with the aid of Knoevenagel reaction and their device performances were compared to the benchmark dye N719.
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Three-dimensional hierarchical porous carbon with a bimodal pore arrangement for capacitive deionization

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23835-23844
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35138B, PaperXiaoru Wen, Dengsong Zhang, Liyi Shi, Tingting Yan, Hui Wang, Jianping Zhang
Three-dimensional hierarchical porous carbon, developed for capacitive deionization, shows a high desalination capacity and excellent regeneration performance.
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Non-stabilized europium-doped lanthanum oxyfluoride and fluoride nanoparticles well dispersed in thin silica films

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24109-24123
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34901A, PaperEmille M. Rodrigues, Ernesto R. Souza, Jorge H. S. K. Monteiro, Rafael D. L. Gaspar, Italo O. Mazali, Fernando A. Sigoli
Spectroscopic characterization of stabilizing free sub-10 nm sized Eu(III)-doped LaF3/LaOF phase mixed nanoparticles in thin silica films.
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From gold nanorods to nanodumbbells: a different way to tailor surface plasmon resonances by a chemical route

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24006-24011
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33330A, PaperPeijie Wang, Mingyue Liu, Geli Gao, Shunping Zhang, Honglong Shi, Zhipeng Li, Lisheng Zhang, Yan Fang
Spherical and arrow ended gold nanodumbbells were synthesized by introducing gold nanorods to a solution of sodium hydroxide and ascorbic acid, respectively. A new growth mechanism for gold nanodumbbells is proposed.
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Band gap-tunable (CuIn)xZn2(1-x)S2 solid solutions: preparation and efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production from water under visible light without noble metals

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23929-23934
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35375J, PaperMiao Xu, Jiantao Zai, Yanping Yuan, Xuefeng Qian
Band gap-tunable (CuIn)xZn2(1-x)S2 solid solutions have been prepared and they display highly efficient photocatalytic activities for H2 evolution from aqueous solutions under visible light without noble metal co-catalysts.
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Tetraphenylethene: a versatile AIE building block for the construction of efficient luminescent materials for organic light-emitting diodes

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23726-23740
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31949G, Feature ArticleZujin Zhao, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Ben Zhong Tang
This article reviews the recent advances in AIE luminogens constructed from tetraphenylethene for application in high performance organic light-emitting diodes.
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Tunable luminescence and energy transfer properties in KCaGd(PO4)2:Ln3+/Mn2+ (Ln = Tb, Dy, Eu, Tm; Ce, Tb/Dy) phosphors with high quantum efficiencies

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23789-23798
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34991D, PaperDongling Geng, Mengmeng Shang, Dongmei Yang, Yang Zhang, Ziyong Cheng, Jun Lin
The Ce3+, Tb3+, Dy3+, Mn2+-activated KCaGd(PO4)2 phosphors have high quantum efficiencies, whose emission colors can be tuned via the energy transfer process.
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Controlled synthesis of CdS micro/nano leaves with (0001) facets exposed: enhanced photocatalytic activity toward hydrogen evolution

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,23815-23820
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35415B, PaperCuixia Li, Lijun Han, Rongji Liu, Honghua Li, Suojiang Zhang, Guangjin Zhang
Two-dimensional CdS micro/nano leaves, with high energy (0001) plane exposed, showed enhanced photocatalytic activity toward hydrogen evolution under visible light.
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High-performance polymer solar cells with a conjugated zwitterion by solution processing or thermal deposition as the electron-collection interlayer

13 November, 2012 - 05:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24155-24165
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35221D, PaperKuan Sun, Baomin Zhao, Vajjiravel Murugesan, Amit Kumar, Kaiyang Zeng, Jegadesan Subbiah, Wallace W. H. Wong, David J. Jones, Jianyong Ouyang
Exploitation of a conjugated zwitterion, rhodamine 101, as the electron-collection interlayer can significantly improve photovoltaic performance of polymer solar cells.
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