Cover Picture: Selective Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles onto Potassium Hexaniobate: Structural Organisation with Bactericidal Properties (ChemPhysChem 18/2013)

Authors

  • Dr. Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva,

    1. Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas—UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3521-3023
    2. Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3512-1004
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  • Murilo Pastorello,

    1. Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas—UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3521-3023
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  • Dr. Jörg Kobarg,

    1. Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil)
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  • Dr. Mateus Borba Cardoso,

    Corresponding author
    1. Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3512-1004
    • Mateus Borba Cardoso, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3512-1004

      Italo Odone Mazali, Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas—UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3521-3023

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  • Prof. Italo Odone Mazali

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas—UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3521-3023
    • Mateus Borba Cardoso, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3512-1004

      Italo Odone Mazali, Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas—UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 19 3521-3023

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Abstract

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The cover picture shows an artistic representation of silver nanoparticles assembled on the surface of a hexaniobate crystal, as described by M. B. Cardoso, I. O. Mazali et al. on p. 4075 ff. The silver/hexaniobate crystals are prepared by an eco-friendly method which allows to control the size of the silver nanoparticles and to adjust the bacterial activity of the composite against Escherichia coli. Owing to their bactericidal properties, these silver/hexaniobate crystals are appealing materials for the development of antibacterial surfaces.

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