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March 20, 2012
ChemPhysChem 4/2012: Special issue on single molecules
Issue 4 is a special issue on single molecules dedicated to Professor Christoph Bräuchle [Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany] on the occasion of his 65th birthday. It has been guest edited by Professors Thomas Bein (LMU), Don C. Lamb (LMU) and Jens Michaelis (Ulm University, Germany) and contains 25 invited contributions, giving an excellent overview of the current status of single-molecule research. In a concept, J. Lupton discusses the shape of chromophores in conjugated polymers based on single-molecule studies. The article by T. Cordes, P. Tinnefeld et al. links single-molecule blinking to chromophore structure and redox potentials. M. Orrit and co-workers describe the properties of organic dye nanoparticles and of patterns formed upon dewetting. The contribution by R. M. Dickson et al. deals with optical modulation and selective recovery of Cy5 fluorescence. H. Uji-i and colleagues map surface-enhanced fluorescence on metal nanoparticles using super-resolution photoactivation localization microscopy. Finally, in the communications section, H. E. Gaub and co-workers present a peptide–antibody complex as a handle for single-molecule cut and paste, and A. N. Kapanidis et al. describe a protein biosensor that relies on bending of single DNA molecules.