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

Impact Factor: 3.419

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/34 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 41/139 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

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

8_01/2007Cover Picture: Electric-Field-Driven Deracemization (ChemPhysChem 1/2007)

The cover picture shows domains (black and orange, lower right) of opposite sign of enantiomeric excess formed by applying an electric field to an initially racemic smectic C liquid crystal. The racemic smectic C symmetry is locally monoclinic (C2h) but becomes chiral (C2) in presence of an electric field applied along the C2 axis, driving deracemization. If the field is removed the domain boundaries are blurred by diffusion (center), but reform once the field is reapplied (upper left). Find out more in the Article by Kane et al. on page 170.

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