Back Cover: Bottom-Up Formation of Dodecane-in-Water Nanoemulsions from Hydrothermal Homogeneous Solutions (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 25/2013)

Authors

  • Dr. Shigeru Deguchi,

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    1. Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka 237-0061 (Japan)
    2. Graduate School of Nanobioscience, Yokohama City University, 22-1 Seto, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0027 (Japan)
    • Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka 237-0061 (Japan)

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  • Nao Ifuku

    1. Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka 237-0061 (Japan)
    2. Graduate School of Nanobioscience, Yokohama City University, 22-1 Seto, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0027 (Japan)
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Abstract

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In the deep oceans at tectonically active areas, hot and compressed water, sometimes in the supercritical state, gushes out from the sea floor. The water is rapidly cooled to near-freezing temperature by surrounding cold water. Such a unique environment in the deep ocean inspired S. Deguchi and N. Ifuku to develop a novel bottom-up emulsification process, described in their Communication on page 6409 ff. The photograph (© JAMSTEC) shows a hydrothermal activity at the depth of 1492 m near Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

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