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Electronic structure engineering of lanthanide activated materials

J. Material Chem. - 15 October, 2012 - 22:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22344-22349
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34252A, HighlightPieter Dorenbos
There are fourteen lanthanides that may adopt the 2+ and 3+ charge states, and that can be incorporated into a countless number of compounds. In such unimaginable large materials research field detailed knowledge on the electronic structure are highly desired.
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Hidden crystalline components in mesoporous silicate

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35653H, PaperHeather F. Greer, Wuzong Zhou, Nurul Alam, Robert Mokaya
Mesoporous silicate plates displaying a single crystal-like property formed when surface crystallisation took place on the disordered mesoporous core.
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Au-Cu2S heterodimer formation via oxidization of AuCu alloy nanoparticles and in situ formed copper thiolate

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34916G, PaperXianguang Ding, Yu Zou, Jiang Jiang
Au-Cu2S heterodimers were prepared via AuCu alloy oxidization, in situ formation of copper thiolate, and its subsequent thermolysis to Cu2S.
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Single-step exfoliation and chemical functionalisation of graphene and hBN nanosheets with nickel phthalocyanine

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34854C, PaperJames Thompson, Alison Crossley, Peter D. Nellist, Valeria Nicolosi
Versatile routes to functionalise graphene and hBN nanosheets with nickel phthalocyanine were achieved using liquid phase exfoliation and sonication methods.
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Graphene oxide oxidizes stannous ions to synthesize tin sulfide-graphene nanocomposites with small crystal size for high performance lithium ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34864K, PaperMing Zhang, Danni Lei, Xinzhi Yu, Libao Chen, Qiuhong Li, Yanguo Wang, Taihong Wang, Guozhong Cao
Stannous ions were oxidized by graphene oxide to form SnSx-graphene nanocomposites with excellent properties for lithium ion batteries.
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A general strategy for synthesis of quaternary semiconductor Cu2MSnS4 (M = Co2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Mn2+) nanocrystals

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33574C, PaperYong Cui, Ruiping Deng, Gang Wang, Daocheng Pan
Cu2MSnS4 (Co2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Mn2+) nanocrystals with a novel zincblende and wurtzite structure have been successfully synthesized.
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Doping copper into ZIF-67 for enhancing gas uptake capacity and visible-light-driven photocatalytic degradation of organic dye

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21849-21851
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35602C, CommunicationHui Yang, Xin-Wei He, Fei Wang, Yao Kang, Jian Zhang
A doping strategy was successfully applied to tune the gas sorption and photocatalytic properties of a microporous material ZIF-67, which leads to a new Cu-doped phase with high gas uptake capacity and highly efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic property on degradation of methyl orange.
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Fabrication of mesoporous organosilica in a shallow nanotrench for low-k and high elastic modulus material application

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21828-21831
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34994A, CommunicationHyuntaek Oh, Jae Hyun Kim, Jyongsik Jang
Mesoporous organosilica was fabricated in a shallow nanotrench of 25 nm width and 400 nm depth by vapor phase synthesis.
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Manganese oxide/carbon composite nanofibers: electrospinning preparation and application as a bi-functional cathode for rechargeable lithium-oxygen batteries

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21845-21848
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34500E, CommunicationKyu-Nam Jung, Ji-In Lee, Sukeun Yoon, Sun-Hwa Yeon, Wonyoung Chang, Kyung-Hee Shin, Jong-Won Lee
A 1D fibrous manganese oxide/carbon catalyst fabricated via an electrospinning technique improves discharge-charge performances of the hybrid Li-O2 battery.
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Self-assembly and nonlinear optical properties of a synthetic dipeptide

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22198-22203
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34338J, PaperSuman Kumar Maity, Ravi Kumar, Deepak K. S. Ambast, Bipul Pal, Debasish Haldar
The synthetic dipeptide adopts a supramolecular antiparallel [small beta]-sheet structure and exhibits nonlocal thermal nonlinear refraction due to the thermal lensing effect.
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Synthesis of fluorescent monodisperse non-spherical dumbbell-like model colloids

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21893-21900
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35229J, PaperBo Peng, Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri, Alfons van Blaaderen, Arnout Imhof
Non-spherical PMMA particles were synthesized in a well-controlled way, which could self-assemble into plastic crystals in apolar solvents.
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Facile bulk production of highly blue fluorescent graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots and their application as highly selective and sensitive sensors for the detection of mercuric and iodide ions in aqueous media

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21832-21837
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35501A, CommunicationSudip Barman, Mriganka Sadhukhan
Synthesis of graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots and detection of Hg2+ and I- ions via "ON-OFF-ON" fluorescence response.
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Folic acid as a versatile motif to construct molecular hydrogelators through conjugations with hydrophobic therapeutic agents

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21838-21840
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35329F, CommunicationXingyi Li, Chengbiao Yang, Zhaoliang Zhang, Zhidan Wu, Yun Deng, Gaolin Liang, Zhimou Yang, Hao Chen
Conjugates of folic acid and hydrophobic therapeutic agents are efficient hydrogelators.
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Comprehensive dielectric performance of bismuth acceptor doped BaTiO3 based nanocrystal thin film capacitors

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21862-21870
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34044E, PaperShuangyi Liu, Henan Zhang, Lev Sviridov, Limin Huang, Xiaohua Liu, Jacopo Samson, Dan Akins, Jackie Li, Stephen O'Brien
We show the ability to prepare Ba(TixBi1-x)O3 based nanocrystal thin film capacitor devices, with improvements in permittivity, loss and ESR, all to very high frequency ranges (>10 MHz).
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Phase control of hierarchically structured mesoporous anatase TiO2 microspheres covered with {001} facets

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21965-21971
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35045A, PaperZhao Zhao, Zaicheng Sun, Haifeng Zhao, Min Zheng, Peng Du, Jialong Zhao, Hongyou Fan
Mesoporous anatase TiO2 spheres (MATS) covered with {001} facet are synthesized via a simple fluorine free hydrothermal route. H2SO4 is used as both a phase-inducer for the formation of the anatase phase and a capping agent to promote oriented growth and formation of {001} facets on the surface.
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Macroscopic high density nanodisc arrays of zinc oxide fabricated by block copolymer self-assembly assisted nanoimprint lithography

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21871-21877
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33444E, PaperVignesh Suresh, Meiyu Stella Huang, M. P. Srinivasan, Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy
We report a facile route to periodic nanodisc arrays of ZnO exhibiting high densities (~22 Gbit in-2) and narrow distributions (< 15%) in size and spacing. The potential of the nanodiscs to store and retain charges for potential exploitation within charge trap flash memory devices is investigated.
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Oxy-bridged bis(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)furazan and its energetic salts paired with nitrogen-rich cations: highly thermally stable energetic materials with low sensitivity

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21954-21964
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33873D, PaperLixuan Liang, Haifeng Huang, Kai Wang, Chengming Bian, Jinhong Song, Liming Ling, Fengqi Zhao, Zhiming Zhou
Energetic salts based on 4,4[prime or minute]-oxybis[3,3[prime or minute]-(1H-5-tetrazol)]furazan were readily synthesized and fully characterized by NMR (1H, 13C), IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
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Transparent flexible Pt counter electrodes for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,22155-22159
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35348B, PaperYudi Wang, Chunyu Zhao, Da Qin, Mingxing Wu, Wei Liu, Tingli Ma
A simple dip coating method was used to produce a flexible and transparent Pt CE for DSC. Excellent performance was achieved.
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State of the art and perspectives on sol-gel derived hybrid architectures for flame retardancy of textiles

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21805-21809
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32513F, HighlightJenny Alongi, Giulio Malucelli
Sol-gel processes can be very effective in enhancing the flammability and combustion behaviour of fabric substrates.
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Reversible nanovalves in inorganic materials

J. Material Chem. - 9 October, 2012 - 20:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21810-21818
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33437B, Feature ArticleAlexis E. Abelow, Ilya Zharov
This article describes recent developments in the design, fabrication and investigation of inorganic nanovalves whose molecular transport can be controlled by pH, temperature, light, redox reactions and binding of small molecules.
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