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July 06, 2012
ChemPhysChem 10/2012: Special issue on nanomaterials
Issue 10 is a special issue on nanomaterials. It has been guest edited by Professors Florian Banhart (University of Strasbourg, France), Harald Fuchs (University of Münster, Germany), Zhiyong Tang (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China) and Thomas Webster (Brown University, USA) and contains more than 20 invited contributions in the field. The Concept by M. J. Serpe et al. presents polymer-based microgels and their assemblies for organic-molecule removal from water. In a Minireview, K. Fox, N. Tran, and P. A. Tran discuss recent advances in the applications of nanophase hydroxyapatite. The Article by A. Govorov and Z. Fan deals with the theory of chiral plasmonic nanostructures comprising metal nanocrystals and chiral molecular media and that by R. A. Alvarez-Puebla, L. M. Liz-Marzán et al. presents spiked gold beads as substrates for single-particle surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). In the Communications section, R. S. Weatherup and colleagues study the mechanisms of Ni-catalysed graphene chemical vapour deposition and Y. Gan, Y. Yin and co-workers show how hydrogen peroxide is added in a seed-mediated growth process for producing silver nanoplates with not only significantly improved synthetic yield, but also greatly shortened reaction time and enhanced reproducibility.