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July 30, 2009
ChemPhysChem 11/2009: Electrochemistry and Symmetry-Breaking (Nobel Lectures)
In this topical issue on Electrochemistry, the Review by P. Gründler et al. on thermoelectrochemistry is a modern twist on classical thermoelectrochemical methods. The unique properties of nanowires offer excellent prospects for designing a new generation of devices and systems exhibiting novel functions, as described in the Review by J. Wang. The issue also features the Nobel lectures for the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to Y. Nambu, T. Maskawa, and M. Kobayashi for their work on symmetry breaking. In the Highlights, J. Autschbach discusses approaches to overcome the difficulties in using time-dependent density functional theory to treat charge-transfer excitations, and J. F. Scott describes a diode whose diode effect can switch direction under the influence of an external voltage.
In the Communications section, M. Pumera et al. show that bi-component nickel and iron residual catalyst impurities within single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are responsible for the electrochemical oxidation of arginine and histidine (see picture). In an Article, K. Domke and B. Pettinger reveal binding events of CO and/or NO axial ligands to cobalt tetraphenyl porphyrin (CoTPP) by means of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.