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Few-layer MoS2 nanosheets coated onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes as a low-cost and highly electrocatalytic counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24753-24759
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35447K, PaperSheng-Yen Tai, Chia-Jui Liu, Shu-Wei Chou, Forest Shih-Sen Chien, Jeng-Yu Lin, Tsung-Wu Lin
The nanocomposite of MWCNT@MoS2 was proposed for the first time as a counter electrode catalyst in dye-sensitized solar cells.
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Two dimensional directed [small pi]-[small pi] interactions in a linear shaped bi-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivative to achieve organic single crystal with highly polarized fluorescence and amplified spontaneous emissions

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24605-24609
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35002E, PaperSongnan Qu, Qipeng Lu, Shaohang Wu, Lijun Wang, Xingyuan Liu
BOXD-4 molecules uniaxially J-type aggregate through two dimensional directed [small pi]-[small pi] interactions to form [small pi]-conjugated single crystal with highly polarized fluorescence and amplified spontaneous emission.
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Stepped-surfaced GeSe2 nanobelts with high-gain photoconductivity

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24882-24888
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35006H, PaperBablu Mukherjee, Zhibin Hu, Minrui Zheng, Yongqing Cai, Yuan Ping Feng, Eng Soon Tok, Chorng Haur Sow
Stepped-surfaced GeSe2 nanobelts synthesized by a two-step process exhibit prominent photoconductive response to visible-infrared (405-1064 nm) irradiation with high responsivity. A systematic study of the photoconductive mechanism has been discussed.
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Covalently functionalized reduced graphene oxide by organically modified silica: a facile synthesis of electrically conducting black coatings on glass

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24690-24697
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35429B, PaperKoushik Bhowmik, Sourav Pramanik, Samar Kumar Medda, Goutam De
Fabrication of electrically conducting black films on glass derived from covalently functionalized RGO with organically modified silica has been accomplished.
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Surface functional polymer library by post-polymerisation modification using diarylmethylenes: metal ligand catch and release

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24627-24636
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34942F, PaperApichat Aphaiwong, Mark G. Moloney, Martin Christlieb
Methodology for the rapid construction of modified polymers suitable for ligand catch and release is reported.
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Visible light-sensitive mesoporous N-doped Ta2O5 spheres: synthesis and photocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24584-24590
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33980C, PaperTomiko M. Suzuki, Tadashi Nakamura, Shu Saeki, Yoriko Matsuoka, Hiromitsu Tanaka, Kazuhisa Yano, Tsutomu Kajino, Takeshi Morikawa
Mesoporous N-doped-Ta2O5 spheres (N-CMTS) were synthesized and exhibited excellent photocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction under visible-light irradiation.
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Synthesis of graphene oxide decorated with magnetic cyclodextrin for fast chromium removal

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24577-24583
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35378D, PaperLulu Fan, Chuannan Luo, Min Sun, Huamin Qiu
Magnetic cyclodextrin/graphene oxide composites were synthesized, and the composites were successfully applied as an efficient adsorbent for Cr(VI) removal.
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Mechanistic investigation on the toxicity of MgO nanoparticles toward cancer cells

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24610-24617
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35087D, PaperKarthikeyan Krishnamoorthy, Jeong Yong Moon, Ho Bong Hyun, Somi Kim Cho, Sang-Jae Kim
MgO nanoparticles exhibit an ability to kill cancer cells by inducing apoptosis through reactive oxygen species.
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Facile preparation of a multifunctional fluorescent nanosensor for chemical and biological applications

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24681-24689
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33103A, PaperJing Wang, Wanping Guo, Jae-Ho Bae, Sun-Hee Kim, Jiale Song, Chang-Sik Ha
A versatile solid-state fluorescent sensor has been designed and prepared for chemical and biological applications.
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Opposite photocurrent response to ultraviolet and visible light

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24522-24525
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34545E, CommunicationShengxue Yang, Jian Gong, Yulin Deng
A novel photodetector composed of sandwich-structured n-type zinc oxide nanorods arrays, p-type polyaniline thin film and dye-modified n-type ZnO nanorods arrays.
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Highly dispersed Ni-decorated porous hollow carbon nanofibers: fabrication, characterization, and NOx gas sensors at room temperature

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24814-24820
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34288J, PaperRenjiang Lu, Keying Shi, Wei Zhou, Lei Wang, Chungui Tian, Kai Pan, Li Sun, Honggang Fu
A film of porous hollow carbon nanofibers with Ni nanoparticles could detect NOx gas with high sensitivity at room temperature.
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Sensitive detection of hazardous explosives via highly fluorescent crystalline porous aromatic frameworks

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24558-24562
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35341E, PaperYe Yuan, Hao Ren, Fuxing Sun, Xiaofei Jing, Kun Cai, Xiaojun Zhao, Yue Wang, Yen Wei, Guangshan Zhu
A 3D crystalline porous aromatic framework, PAF-14, exhibits high luminescence quenching ability for nitroaromatics compounds. This novel functional material has great potential for detecting hazardous and explosive compounds.
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Atomistic modeling of site exchange defects in lithium iron phosphate and iron phosphate

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24889-24893
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35538H, PaperChristian Kuss, Guoxian Liang, Steen B. Schougaard
Modeling suggests that LiFePO4 site exchange defects do not impede lithium diffusion, but rather lead to a thermodynamic capacity loss.
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A lithium-ion anode with micro-scale mixed hierarchical carbon coated single crystal TiO2 nanorod spheres and carbon spheres

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24552-24557
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34142E, PaperHongwei Bai, Zhaoyang Liu, Darren Delai Sun
Micro-size scale mixed hierarchical active materials (carbon coated single crystal rutile TiO2 nanorod spheres) and conductive materials (carbon spheres) for high performance LIB.
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Advances in self-healing optical materials

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

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

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 05:54

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

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 05:54

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

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 05:54

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

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 05:54

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

J. Material Chem. - 19 November, 2012 - 05:54

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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