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December 10, 2009
ChemPhysChem 18/2009: Better Techniques
In our last issue of the year, J. Neugebauer reviews recent developments and applications of theoretical spectroscopy to the study of chromophores in biomolecular assemblies. In their Minireview, V. Vivier and co-workers show that a combination of scanning electrochemical microscopy with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance studies provides interesting insights into various systems. The Highlight by H. H. Weitering deals with the world's thinnest superconductor, which is only two lead atoms thick!
In the Articles section, C. A. Marquette et al. present a new method for the immobilization of proteins on surface plasmon resonance imaging chips and A. Gasparotto and co-workers describe their approach to the rational design of Ag/TiO2 supported nanosystems that can be effectively used in the photocatalytic decomposition of organic pollutants. In a Communication, R. A. Wheeler and S. E. Boesch show that calculated isotropic 13C hyperfine coupling constants are different for neutral and anionic ubiquinone-derived radicals and can be used to distinguish between the two in electron-transfer proteins. Finally, G. Alibrandi and co-workers describe a new route to molecular temperature programmers for variable-temperature kinetic experiments and W. J. Lou, J. C. Hao et al. report on the fabrication of ultrasmall and stable blue- and green-emitting luminescent nanoparticles (see picture) from ionic liquid-crystal precursors.