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

Impact Factor: 3.138

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/35 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 50/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

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

Cover Picture: Probing Ligand–Protein Recognition with Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy: The Avidin–Biocytin Case (ChemPhysChem 11/2004)

5_11/2004The cover picture shows an artistic representation of the recognition of a protein (avidin) by a self-assembled monolayer of ligand molecules (biocytin) using sum- frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy. This recognition is mainly highlighted by the occurrence of two additional SFG resonances denoted α and β on the cover picture. In the related Article on page 1719, Dreesen et al. discuss the origin of these two peaks and deduce information on the conformational order and orientation of the adsorbed biological species.

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