Advanced Functional Materials is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal, established in February 2001, is published by Wiley-VCH. However, it has been published under other titles since 1985. Coverage of this journal encompasses all topics pertaining to materials science. Topical coverage includes photovoltaics, organic electronics, carbon materials, nanotechnology, liquid crystals, magnetic materials, surfaces and interfaces, and biomaterials. Topics in physics and chemistry. Publishing formats include original research papers, feature articles and highlights. It was established in 2001 by Peter Gregory, the Editor of Advanced Materials, when the Wiley journal Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics was discontinued. Advanced Functional Materials is the sister journal to Advanced Materials and publishes full papers and feature articles on the development and applications of functional materials, including topics in chemistry, physics, nanotechnology, ceramics, metallurgy, and biomaterials. Frequent topics covered by the journal also include liquid crystals, semiconductors, superconductors, optics, lasers, sensors, porous materials, light-emitting materials, magnetic
New materials repel oil underwater, could better clean up oil spills
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have announced a significant step forward in the development of materials that can ward off oil—a discovery that could lead to new protective coatings and better ...
Lanthanide-organic framework nanothermometers prepared by spray-drying
A work in Advanced Functional Materials shows how MOF nanoparticles prepared with spray-drying and containing lanthanide metals may be used as nanothermometers operative over a wide range of temperatures, including in the ...
In situ production of biofunctionalised few-layer defect-free microsheets of graphene
A new method addresses the exfoliation of low-cost graphite using ultrasonic waves in synergy with a surface-active and self-assembling protein extracted from an edible fungus.
Ordinary paper and pencil used to create primitive sensor
Semiconductor works better when hitched to graphene
Graphene – a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon with highly desirable electrical properties, flexibility and strength – shows great promise for future electronics, advanced solar cells, protective coatings ...
Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells
Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.
Winding borders may enhance graphene
Far from being a defect, a winding thread of odd rings at the border of two sheets of graphene has qualities that may prove valuable to manufacturers, according to Rice University scientists.
Novel microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. ...
Squid supplies blueprint for printable thermoplastics
Squid, what is it good for? You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it, and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that can be used in 3-D printing.
Graphene produces more efficient transport of a semiconducting polymer film
The new wonder material graphene has fantastic properties, for example flexibility, transparency and high charge carrier mobility. A study by an international team led by David Barbero, assistant professor ...
Better micro-actuators to transport materials in liquids
Researchers have developed improved forms of tiny magnetic actuators thanks to new materials and a microscopic 3-D printing technology.
Optical control of motor functions
MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate and record neural activity in a mouse spinal cord—a step toward developing prosthetic ...
Gentle caffeine boost for premature babies
Swiss researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient. In future those who fear injections will be able to sleep soundly, as will premature ...
NIST offers electronics industry two ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules
A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. ...
Flexible paper electrodes with ultra-high loading for lithium-sulfur batteries
With the rapid development of portable electronic devices, electric automobiles, and renewable energy storage, high-density energy storage systems are needed. Lithium-ion batteries, though mature and widely ...