Inside Front Cover: Modeling the Optical Response of Highly Faceted Metal Nanoparticles with a Fully 3D Boundary Element Method (Adv. Mater. 22/2008)



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The shape and optical properties of gold nanoparticles can be tailored to yield intriguing reflection and transmission colors. The color of the particles shown on the inside cover results from light scattering, whereas the background of the image corresponds to the color of the light transmitted through a colloidal dispersion. Further details on the modeling of the optical response of metal nanoparticles can be found in the article by Luis Liz-Marzán and co-workers on page 4288.