Biomimetic Nanostructures: Diatomaceous Lessons in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (Adv. Mater. 29/2009)



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The cover picture shows a series of SEM and AFM images of silica structures from several different diatom species. These images demonstrate remarkable structural diversity and unique porous architectures of diatoms justifying their status as the world's smallest nanofabrication factories. Further details can be found in the article by Nicolas Voelcker and co-workers on p. 2947.