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Online ISSN: 1439-7641
May 04, 2010
ChemPhysChem 07/2010: Special issue on Interface Phenomena
This special issue, dedicated to Professor Rolf Jürgen Behm (University of Ulm, Germany) on the occasion of his 60th birthday, focuses on the close relation between modern electrochemistry and surface science and includes invited contributions covering a wide range of interface phenomena in chemistry, physics, and biology. The Review by K. Christmann and co-workers describes model studies on CO oxidation catalysts. In the Minireviews section, K. F. Domke and B. Pettinger summarize ten years of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and explain how this technique has allowed important surface chemistry studies beyond the diffraction limit (see picture). In the same section, H. Rauscher, F. Rossi and colleagues describe the use of chemical sputtering to remove biological contaminants from surfaces and Axel Groß presents molecular dynamics simulations of the adsorption of hydrogen on palladium surfaces.
The Communication by E. Herrero et al. deals with the most important step in ethanol oxidation: the breaking of the C-C bond. Finally, in the Articles section, H. E. Hoster et al. show that adsorption can be tuned via strain and vertical ligand effects while S. Gunther and co-workers demonstrate that silver surfaces can be patterned in a one-step process by applying an electron- or photon-assisted oxidation reaction. To find out more about this exciting special issue, which will be distributed next week at the Bunsentagung in Bielefeld, read the two editorials by H. Hoster and O. Magnussen.