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Jia Yu, Chao Mu, Bingyi Yan, Xinyu Qin, Chao Shen, Huaiguo Xue and Huan Pang
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00586A, Review Article
Within the last twenty years, MOFs have emerged as a new promising porous material in the areas of gas sorption and separation, catalysis, drug delivery, and molecule sensing. Meanwhile, nanomaterial...
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.
Moonhor Ree, Jinseok Lee, Yongjin Kim and Changsub Kim
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00028F, Communication
We report the first digital nonvolatile memory devices fabricated with DNAs and DNA-mimicking brush polymers. Salmon testes and calf thymus DNA devices, as well as DNA-mimicking brush polymer devices revealed...
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.
Saikat Dutta, Jeonghun Kim, Yusuke Ide, Jung Ho Kim, Md Shahriar Hossain, Yoshio Bando, Yusuke Yamauchi and Kevin C.-W. Wu
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00500D, Review Article
There has recently been a major thrust towards advanced research in the area of hierarchical carbon nanostructured electrodes which can be derived from cellulosic resources such as cellulose nanofibers (CNFs)...
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00587J, Communication
Inspired by the gas exfoliation of graphite oxide, a novel airflow sensor is demonstrated with ultrathin (about 2 nm) reduced graphene oxide (RGO) film with tunable interlayer gaps. The airflow...
Ling Liu, Ping Gao, Kaipeng Liu, Weijie Kong, Zeyu Zhao, Mingbo Pu, Changtao Wang and Xiangang Luo
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00535G, Communication
An evanescent Bessel beam with a lateral dimension beyond the diffraction limit is generated by combining plasmonic metasurfaces and hyperbolic metamaterials.
Jung Woo Leem, Seung Ho Choi, Seong-Ryul Kim, Seong-Wan Kim, Kwang-Ho Choi and Young L. Kim
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00423G, Communication
Plasmon-enhanced photoluminescence of fluorescent (mKate2) silk embedded with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as multifunctional photonic nanomaterials with flexibility and scalability.
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00016B, Focus
This focus article addresses fundamental and practical aspects of investigating polymers with lower critical solution temperature behavior.
Jinhye Bae, Nakul P. Bende, Arthur A. Evans, Jun-Hee Na, Christian D. Santangelo and Ryan C. Hayward
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00531D, Communication
The capillary assembly of stimulus-responsive hydrogel particles with programmed multipolar interactions defined by their prescribed three-dimensional (3D) shapes is demonstrated.
Ke Zhang, Mingzeng Peng, Wei Wu, Junmeng Guo, Guoyun Gao, Yudong Liu, Jinzong Kou, Rongmei Wen, Ying Lei, Aifang Yu, Yang Zhang, Junyi Zhai and Zhong Lin Wang
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00568C, Communication
Flexible functional devices based on two dimensional (2D) materials are extremely suitable for malleable, portable and sustainable applications.
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/C6MH00534A, Communication
Design and fabrication of stable and coordinated composite nanoarchitectures seem particularly essential for enhancing the catalytic activity and reusability of catalysts.
Chuan Liu, Xuying Liu, Yong Xu, Huabin Sun, Yun Li, Yi Shi, Michael V. Lee, Toshikazu Yamada, Tatsuo Hasegawa, Yong-Young Noh and Takeo Minari
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00411C, Communication
The wetting of a droplet on a particular solid surface of a thin liquid film followed by solvent drying is a crucial process for nanostructure formation.
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.
Xiangbo Meng, Xinwei Wang, Dongsheng Geng, Cagla Ozgit-Akgun, Nathanaelle Schneider and Jeffrey W. Elam
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00521G, Review Article
This review article summarizes the recent progress of atomic layer deposition (ALD) in energy technologies including rechargeable secondary batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaics, and optoelectronics.
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00426A, Communication
Highly flexible tandem cathodes with a high sulfur loading achieve foldable lithium–sulfur batteries with a high areal capacity.
Stephen V. Kershaw, Lihong Jing, Xiaodan Huang, Mingyuan Gao and Andrey L. Rogach
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00469E, Review Article
Semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots have already emerged as a flat panel display technology but, driven by continuing improvements to the materials and device structures, they are ever closer to reaching commercial viability as infrared photodetectors, efficient LEDs, solar cells and photocatalysts.
Wen-Bin Zhang, Xia-Ling Wu, Guang-Zhong Yin, Yu Shao and Stephen Z. D. Cheng
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00448B, Review Article
Synthetic polymers are still considered as primitive as compared to the sophisticated polymeric machines like proteins.
Liang Shen, Yuze Lin, Chunxiong Bao, Yang Bai, Yehao Deng, Mengmeng Wang, Tao Li, Yongfeng Lu, Alexei Gruverman, Weiwei Li and Jinsong Huang
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00508J, Communication
An organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite/organic bulk-heterojunction hybrid photodetector with a response time of 5 ns to NIR was produced.
Marlena D. Konieczynska, Juan C. Villa-Camacho, Cynthia Ghobril, Miguel Perez-Viloria, William A. Blessing, Ara Nazarian, Edward K. Rodriguez and Mark W. Grinstaff
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00378H, Communication
On-demand dissolvable hydrogel sealant reduces blood loss significantly in in vivo animal models of non-compressible hemorrhage.
M. Chau, B. A. F. Kopera, V. R. Machado, S. M. Tehrani, M. A. Winnik, E. Kumacheva and M. Retsch
Mater. Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00495D, Communication
The general concept of adjustable isotropic and anisotropic thermal conductivity in biphasic materials is demonstrated by freeze-casting polyurethane foams.
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“Compact layer-free” perovskite devices yield negligible stabilised power output, in comparison to those with charge selective contacts, elucidating mechanism for hysteresis.
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DOI: 10.1039/C5MH00090D
Published: 23 Jun 2015

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