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Li2MnSiO4 obtained by microwave assisted solvothermal method: electrochemical and surface studies

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21279-21284
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34455F, PaperM. Kuezma, S. Devaraj, P. Balaya
Nanostructured Li2MnSiO4 is successfully synthesized by microwave assisted solvothermal method followed by successful conductive carbon coating. For the first time, we confirm the presence of Mn4+ by XPS studies upon charging Li2MnSiO4.
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Modelling human embryoid body cell adhesion to a combinatorial library of polymer surfaces

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20902-20906
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34782B, PaperV. Chandana Epa, Jing Yang, Ying Mei, Andrew L. Hook, Robert Langer, Daniel G. Anderson, Martyn C. Davies, Morgan R. Alexander, David A. Winkler
Modern, sparse machine learning methods allow accurate in silico prediction of stem cell embryoid body adhesion to large polymer libraries.
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Targeting ordered oligothiophene fibers with enhanced functional properties by interplay of self-assembly and wet lithography

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20852-20856
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33998F, CommunicationDenis Gentili, Francesca Di Maria, Fabiola Liscio, Laura Ferlauto, Francesca Leonardi, Lucia Maini, Massimo Gazzano, Silvia Milita, Giovanna Barbarella, Massimiliano Cavallini
A controlled self-assembly process of fiber-forming oligothiophenes and their direct integration with precise density, orientation, and size in OFET devices.
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Fabrication of boehmite and Al2O3 nonwovens from boehmite nanofibres and their potential as the sorbent

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21225-21231
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33914E, PaperNaofumi Nagai, Kazuaki Ihara, Ayaka Itoi, Tetsuya Kodaira, Hiroshi Takashima, Yukiya Hakuta, Kyoko K. Bando, Naotsugu Itoh, Fujio Mizukami
Boehmite nonwovens with hierarchical texture could be fabricated by a simple procedure consisting of mixing a boehmite nanofibre sol with an organic solvent and filtering the mixture.
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Polyglycerol-based polymer network films for potential biomedical applications

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21100-21109
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34271E, PaperDuygu Ekinci, Adam L. Sisson, Andreas Lendlein
The facile modular syntheses, and detailed structural analyses, of a series of homogeneous, polyglycerol-based polymer networks is reported. Bulk thermal and mechanical properties can be tuned within a wide range in a highly rational fashion.
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Phenyl introduced ammonium borohydride: synthesis and reversible dehydrogenation properties

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21017-21023
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34766K, PaperShaofeng Li, Ziwei Tang, Qiaolong Gong, Xuebin Yu, Paul R. Beaumont, Craig M. Jensen
Two novel bis-(ammoniumborohydride)-benzene compounds are shown to release 6 equiv. hydrogens below 200 [degree]C and their spent fuels can be chemically rehydrogenated to N,N[prime or minute]-phenyl substituted ammonia-boranes.
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Enhanced photoconductive properties of a simple composite coaxial nanostructure of zinc oxide and polypyrrole

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21195-21200
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34525K, PaperYuya Oaki, Takahiro Oki, Hiroaki Imai
The coaxial nanostructures of zinc oxide and polypyrrole are synthesized through the low-temperature solution processes. Compared with the reference structures, the enhanced photoconductive properties with high on-off ratio comparable to 104 are found for the coaxial nanostructures. The results indicate that the simple composites and nanostructures lead to the enhanced performance applicable for photoswitches and photodetectors.
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Design, synthesis and photovoltaic properties of a new D-[small pi]-A polymer with extended [small pi]-bridge units

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21024-21031
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32931J, PaperXia Guo, Maojie Zhang, Lijun Huo, Feng Xu, Yue Wu, Jianhui Hou
The hole mobility as well as the photovoltaic properties of a D-[small pi]-A polymer can be improved effectively by using extended [small pi]-bridge units.
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Enhanced thermoelectric properties of Bi2(Te1-xSex)3-based compounds as n-type legs for low-temperature power generation

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20943-20951
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34608G, PaperShanyu Wang, Gangjian Tan, Wenjie Xie, Gang Zheng, Han Li, Jihui Yang, Xinfeng Tang
The ZTmax of n-type Bi2(Te1-xSex)3 is shifted toward elevated T for power generation, with ZTmax [similar] 0.86 at 600 K and ZTAv400-640K [similar] 0.8.
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Hydrophobic Teflon films as concentrators for single-molecule SERS detection

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20986-20990
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33955B, PaperLi-Qiang Lu, Yin Zheng, Wen-Gang Qu, Han-Qing Yu, An-Wu Xu
Hydrophobic Teflon films are used as concentrators to construct active SERS substrates, allowing single-molecule detection of R6G.
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Redox-active polyoxometalate-based crystalline material-immobilized noble metal nanoparticles: spontaneous reduction and synergistic catalytic activity

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21040-21044
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33959E, PaperDong-Ying Du, Jun-Sheng Qin, Chun-Gang Wang, Xian-Chun Liu, Shun-Li Li, Zhong-Min Su, Xin-Long Wang, Ya-Qian Lan, En-Bo Wang
A redox-active polyoxometalate-based material was synthesized and used as a reductant and stabilizer to prepare Au and Pt nanoparticles. The Au nanoparticle-loaded POM-based crystalline catalysts were employed toward the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.
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ZnO layers for opto-electronic applications from solution-based and low-temperature processing of an organometallic precursor

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20896-20901
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34656G, PaperThelese Ru Bao Foong, Samarendra Pratap Singh, Prashant Sonar, Zi-En Ooi, Khai Leok Chan, Ananth Dodabalapur
Doped and undoped ZnO electron transport layers are successfully wet-processed from an organometallic precursor at low temperatures ([less-than-or-equal]200 [degree]C).
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The impact of chemical treatment on optical and electrical characteristics of multipod PbSe nanocrystal films

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21009-21016
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34362B, PaperZhi Yang, Minqiang Wang, Yanhua Shi, Xiaohui Song, Zhonghai Lin, Zhaoyu Ren, Jintao Bai
Solid-state field-effect transistors where multipod PbSe nanocrystals are deposited onto Si/SiO2 substrate are used to investigate the electrical characteristics.
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Three-dimensional porous graphene-based composite materials: electrochemical synthesis and application

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20968-20976
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34816K, PaperKaiwu Chen, Libin Chen, Yunqiang Chen, Hua Bai, Lei Li
A universal strategy for the fabrication of three-dimensional porous graphene-based composite materials was developed based on a two-step electrochemical deposition process.
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High rate performance of a Na3V2(PO4)3/C cathode prepared by pyro-synthesis for sodium-ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20857-20860
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34451C, CommunicationJungwon Kang, Sora Baek, Vinod Mathew, Jihyeon Gim, Jinju Song, Hyosun Park, Eunji Chae, Alok Kumar Rai, Jaekook Kim
A carbon-coated Na3V2(PO4)3/C cathode was prepared by a pyro-synthetic process for sodium-ion batteries. The prepared cathode was aided by a carbon-network formed within the structure and possessed a high surface area of 159.4 m2 g-1 and dual porosity with pore-sizes in the mesopore range. The beneficial aspects contributed to enhance the rate performances.
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Ultrathin TiO2-coated MWCNTs with excellent conductivity and SMSI nature as Pt catalyst support for oxygen reduction reaction in PEMFCs

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20977-20985
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34361D, PaperNibret Gebeyehu Akalework, Chun-Jern Pan, Wei-Nien Su, John Rick, Mon-Che Tsai, Jyh-Fu Lee, Jhih-Min Lin, Li-Duan Tsai, Bing-Joe Hwang
The integrated advantages of TiO2 and carbon materials as a novel support for Pt bring improved ORR activity and stability.
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Embedding graphene nanoparticles into poly(N,N[prime or minute]-dimethylacrylamine) to prepare transparent nanocomposite films with high refractive index

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21218-21224
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32871B, PaperGuoyan Zhang, Hao Zhang, Xiaoran Zhang, Shoujun Zhu, Liang Zhang, Qingnan Meng, Mingyang Wang, Yunfeng Li, Bai Yang
Transparent nanocomposite films of GNPs-PDMAA with a high refractive index are prepared via a facile in situ polymerization method.
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Low-power photon upconversion through triplet-triplet annihilation in polymers

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20817-20830
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33654E, Feature ArticleYoan C. Simon, Christoph Weder
This perspective surveys recent approaches to achieve low-power sensitized photon upconversion in polymers and provides perspectives on the further development of the field.
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Entrapment of metal nanoparticles within nanocages of mesoporous silicas aided by co-surfactants

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21045-21050
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33965J, PaperXiaobo Li, Xiao Liu, Yan Yang, Jiao Zhao, Can Li, Qihua Yang
We demonstrated an efficient approach for in situ encapsulation of metal nanoparticles into nanocages of mesoporous silicas using co-surfactants as the transportation medium.
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Fabrication and modification of dual-faced nano-mushrooms for tri-functional cell theranostics: SERS/fluorescence signaling, protein targeting, and drug delivery

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20918-20928
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32967K, PaperHsin-Yi Hsieh, Tsu-Wei Huang, Jian-Long Xiao, Chung-Shi Yang, Chien-Cheng Chang, Chin-Chou Chu, Leu-Wei Lo, Shenq-Hann Wang, Pen-Cheng Wang, Ching-Chang Chieng, Chau-Hwang Lee, Fan-Gang Tseng
Monodispersed dual-faced fluorescent nanoparticles, which can be selectively modified for multifunctions.
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