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January 10, 2010
ChemPhysChem 01/2010: The Beginning of a New Decade
2010 is a special year for ChemPhysChem. Our journal is celebrating its 10th anniversary and we are pleased to start this new decade with a bumper issue containing 40 excellent articles in different areas of physical chemistry and chemical physics. In our editorial, we take stock of what we have achieved during the last years and discuss some of our expectations for the future. The Review by H. A. Santos et al. describes the electrochemical properties of phospholipid monolayers at liquid–liquid interfaces. In a Minireview, K. Lymperopoulos, D.-P. Herten and co-workers discuss the development of novel fluorescent probes for single-molecule experiments and explain new ways to increase probe availability as well as alternative delivery methods in living cells. In the Highlights section, S. Alavi writes about the synthesis and properties of the first metal–organic framework material incorporating a macrocyclic binding group and J. A. Alonso describes a new class of perovskite materials containing indium at the A positions.
In their Article, M. Meuwly, G. U. Nienhaus and co-workers combine Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations to identify the spectroscopic substates in neuroglobin. In the same section, A. V. Naumov et al. present a highly photostable single-molecule system that exhibits promising characteristics for photonic applications. In a Communication, S.-D. Lee and colleagues present a concept of nematofluidics that provides a simple, programmable, and hierarchically branched architecture where a nematic liquid crystal is used as an anisotropic fluid (see picture). Finally, A. Gurlo and R. Riedel study the active metal electrode–oxide interface in a gas sensor by using in situ time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy.