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Xu Liu, Chen TANG, Xiaohan DU, Shuai XIONG, Siyuan XI, Yuefeng LIU, Xi SHEN, Qingbin ZHENG, Zhenyu WANG, Ying WU, Andrew HORNER and Jang-Kyo KIM
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00104E, Communication
Highly flexible and sensitive strain sensors are essential components of wearable electronic devices. Herein, we present a novel graphene woven fabric (GWF)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite as a highly flexible, sensitive strain...
 
Chuan Liu, Kairong Huang, Won Tae Park, Minin Li, Tengzhou Yang, XUYING LIU, Lijuan Liang, Takeo Minari and Yong-Young Noh
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00091J, Communication
The variety of charge transport theories for organic semiconductors (OSCs) raises the question of which models should be selected for each case, and it is in lack of generalized understanding...
 
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH90009K, Editorial
We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Materials Horizons in 2016, as selected by the editorial team for their significant contribution to the journal.
 
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00033B, Communication
We show the fabrication of autonomous soft hydrogel alginate-based objects, namely fibres and beads. They have an individually programmed time delay in their response to a shared environmental stimulus and the ability to communicate when in close proximity to one another.
 
I. Roppolo, A. Chiappone, A. Angelini, S. Stassi, F. Frascella, C. F. Pirri, C. Ricciardi and E. Descrovi
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00072C, Communication
New photo-curable polymers suitable for 3D printing are here provided, exhibiting a mechanical light-responsivity upon laser irradiation. Azobenzene moieties are employed both as a dye component in the 3DP and as active groups, providing photo-mechanical responsivity. The incorporation of azobenzene units into polymeric matrices allows a reversible and controllable change of the Young's modulus of 3D printed micrometric structures.
 
Fong-Yu Kam, Rui-Qi Png, Mervin C.Y. Ang, Pawan Kumar, km Rubi, Ramananthan Mahendiran, Olga Solomeshch, Nir Tessler, Geok-Kieng Lim, Laylay Chua and Peter Ho
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00068E, Communication
Contacts with suitable work functions are important not only for ohmic injection of carriers, but also to set up the built-in potential required for various semiconductor processes including current rectification,...
 
Sungwan Kim, Gyeongwon Yun, Suman Khan, Jinhwan Kim, James Murray, Yeong Mi Lee, Dinesh Shetty, Gyudong Lee, Sungjee Kim, Won Jong Kim, Joo Hyun Kang, Jung Young Kim, Kyeng Min Park and Kimoon Kim
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00038C, Communication
Cucurbit[6]uril (CB[6])-based polymer nanocapsules (CB[6]PNs) were used as a multimodal platform for cancer-targeted in vivo bioimaging. By taking advantage of the strong and robust host-guest interaction between CB[6] and spermidine...
 
Yinhu Deng, Shanglin Gao, Jianwen Liu, Uwe Gohs, Edith Mäder and Gert Heinrich
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00559D, Communication
Variable structural colouration from red, orange, yellow to green is realised by mechanically tuning a composite interphase region.
 
Yuzhen Chen, Zhou Liu, Deyong Zhu, Stephan Handschuh-Wang, Suqing Liang, Jinbin Yang, Tiantian Kong, Xiaohu Zhou, Yizhen Liu and Xuechang Zhou
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00065K, Communication
Non-stick, ultra-elastic liquid metal droplets were fabricated by coating PTFE particles onto the surface of NaOH-treated liquid metal droplets.
 
Jin-Xing Song, Xin-Ying Tang, Dong-Ming Zhou, Wenqing Zhang, Tony D. James, Xiao-Peng He and He Tian
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00571C, Communication
A duplexed 2D glycosheet has been developed for the simultaneous identification of the dual receptor specificity of a single influenza virus strain in a homogeneous solution.
 
Jaime Martín, Dong Zhao, Thomas Lenz, Ilias Katsouras, Dago M. de Leeuw and Natalie Stingelin
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00007C, Communication
Solid-state pressing is used to produce, in one single-step and without the need to mechanically stretch thin foils, ferroelectric structures from the commodity polymer poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) with comparable piezoelectric properties to biaxially stretched β-PVDF.
 
X. Mu, T. Bertron, C. Dunn, H. Qiao, J. Wu, Z. Zhao, C. Saldana and H. J. Qi
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00084G, Communication
A method for 3D printing of complicated structures using a photopolymer with high porosity was developed.
 
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00587J, Communication
A highly-sensitive, novel airflow sensor is demonstrated with an ultrathin reduced graphene oxide film with tunable interlayer gaps.
 
Jia Yu, Chao Mu, Bingyi Yan, Xinyu Qin, Chao Shen, Huaiguo Xue and Huan Pang
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00586A, Review Article
Nanoparticle/MOF materials usually have new or enhanced applications compared with bare MOF or NPs.
 
Amir Mazaheripour, Gregor Kladnik, Jonah-Micah Jocson, Austin G. Wardrip, Cade B. Markegard, Nathan Frey, Albano Cossaro, Luca Floreano, Alberto Verdini, Andrew Bartlett, Anthony M. Burke, Nina Hüsken, Kelsey Miller, Katarina Van Wonterghem, Robert Lopez, Michelle Lu, Amrita Masurkar, Mary N. Dickson, Sahar Sharifzadeh, Hung D. Nguyen, Ioannis Kymissis, Dean Cvetko, Alberto Morgante and Alon A. Gorodetsky
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00465B, Communication
 
Xiang Li, Zhenni Wang, Zhaorui Zhang, Guang Yang, Mingshang Jin, Qiang Chen and Yadong Yin
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00478D, Communication
Au–Pd alloy surfaces have been fabricated on preformed Pd nanocrystals for highly active and selective alkyne semihydrogenation reactions.
 
Saikat Dutta, Jeonghun Kim, Yusuke Ide, Jung Ho Kim, Md. Shahriar A. Hossain, Yoshio Bando, Yusuke Yamauchi and Kevin C.-W. Wu
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00500D, Review Article
There has recently been a major thrust toward advanced research in the area of hierarchical carbon nanostructured electrodes derived from cellulosic resources, such as cellulose nanofibers (CNFs), which are accessible from natural cellulose and bacterial cellulose (BC).
 
Jinseok Lee, Yongjin Kim, Changsub Kim and Moonhor Ree
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00028F, Communication
We report the first digital nonvolatile memory devices fabricated with DNA and DNA-mimicking brush polymers.
 
Hakan Bildirir, Vasilis G. Gregoriou, Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Ullrich Scherf and Christos L. Chochos
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00570E, Review Article
Porous organic polymers represent an unexplored field of materials for organic photovoltaic applications with great potential.
 
Bryan Lau, Ofer Kedem, James Schwabacher, Daniel Kwasnieski and Emily A. Weiss
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00062F, Focus
This article describes the functions and mechanisms of particle and electron ratchets, and the interplay between theory and experiment in this field of non-equilibrium transport.
 
James W. Maina, Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Lingxue Kong, Jürg Schütz, Matthew Hill and Ludovic F. Dumée
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00484A, Review Article
Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are hybrid crystalline materials, exhibiting high specific surface areas, controllable pore sizes and surface chemistry.
 
Changrong Zhu, Lu Yang, Joon Kyo Seo, Xiao Zhang, Shen Wang, JaeWook Shin, Dongliang Chao, Hua Zhang, Ying Shirley Meng and Hong Jin Fan
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00556J, Communication
For the first time two phase MnO2 nanostructures are constructed into core-branch arrays which deliver high pseudocapacitance.
 
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00473C, Communication
The recluse spider spins its ribbon-like silk into loops, a metastructure that can enhance fibre toughness.
 
Wei Wang, Nam-Geuk Kim, Hugo Rodrigue and Sung-Hoon Ahn
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00550K, Communication
The first soft deployable robot, called DeployBot, capable of both deploying itself and of movement without additional motors is introduced. This robot can serve as the first step toward a new class of soft robots that is modular, self-deploying, and capable of locomotion “out of the box”.
 
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00511J, Review Article
This review highlights the last two decades' efforts towards producing highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells by improving the photoanodes.
 
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