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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

10_18/2009Cover Picture: Rational Design of Ag/TiO2 Nanosystems by a Combined RF-Sputtering/Sol-Gel Approach (ChemPhysChem 18/2009)

The cover picture shows transmission electron microscopy images of Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite layers prepared by an original combination of sol–gel and sputtering techniques. The cross-section colour map in the upper part of the figure shows as-grown silver nanoparticles distributed on the titania matrix. The bottom part of the cover displays the zero-loss filtered plane-view image of the same sample after annealing in air at 600 °C. On p. 3249, A. Gasparotto et al. demonstrate how composition, structure, morphology and optical properties of the Ag/TiO2 composites can be finely tuned as a function of synthesis and treatment conditions that influence the system functional performances. The overlay sketches how these nanosystems photocatalytically decompose organic pollutants even under solar light irradiation.

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