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Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

Impact Factor: 3.075

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 8/35 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 54/145 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemSusChem, Small

Cover Picture: Freely Suspended Actin Cortex Models on Arrays of Microfabricated Pillars (ChemPhysChem 8/2003)

4_08/2003The cover picture shows the first demonstration of a biomimetic model of the cellular actin cortex. The actin filamental network imaged as a fluorescent micrograph (orange) is suspended on top of an array of microfabricated silicon pillars, schematically drawn in light blue. The actin network is obtained by polymerising actin filaments from a template provided by gold-capped pillars. Subsequently adding filamin as actin-crosslinking protein causes the formation of the ordered network within minutes. Find out more in the article by Spatz and co-workers on pages 872–877.

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