Inside Cover: Tailor-Made Inorganic Nanopeapods: Structural Design of Linear Noble Metal Nanoparticle Chains (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 37/2008)



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Pt@CoAl2O4 inorganic nanopeapods consisting of well-defined platinum nanoparticle chains embedded in CoAl2O4 nanoshells are synthesized “à la carte” by an approach combining template-based electrodeposition with a high-temperature solid-state reaction route, as described by L. Liu et al. in their Communication on page 7004 ff. The size, separation, and arrangement of platinum nanoparticles can be tuned easily. The nanopeapods are promising building blocks for nanoscale photonic devices.