Best of Advanced Energy Materials – April

Take a look at the great cover images from the April issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

UV and visible light cationic photoinitiators – an overview

There are many economic, environmental and production benefits related to using light as a trigger for processes.

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Droop in phosphors

Droop, the decrease of efficiency with drive, is a major technology topic for InGaN-based light emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Subsea concept to simplify oil exploration

Statoil presented a new subsea concept to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Stability issues of the next generation solar cells

Due to the need to develop efficient, low cost photovoltaics, different emerging photovoltaic technologies have been attracting increasing attention.

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Stable gold nanowires for nanoelectronics

A new 1D gold nanowire is proposed for novel nanoelectronics by researchers in China. The design of the new structure was achieved by carefully considering the stability of 0D, 1D, and 2D gold nanostructures.

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Coming Unstuck: Versatile Heat-Reversible Adhesives for Debonding on Demand

Adhesives and glues are essential in a wide range of applications in modern life, from buildings to vehicles, and mobile devices to biomedical applications.

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Ion-Gel Films for Organic Electronics

Ion-gels have possible applications in organic electronics due to their favorable electronic characteristics and good thermal and chemical stability.

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Re-Ni coatings for aircraft and aerospace applications

A unique combination of a columnar and multilayer structure was observed for an electrodeposit produced by dc plating in a single bath.

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Precipitation “on demand” – towards surfactant-free nanoparticles

Researchers from Germany introduce acid-triggered precipitation which facilitates the removal of surfactant fragments from nanoparticles simplifying the purification and enabling nanoparticle precipitation “on demand.”

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