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October 04, 2013
ChemPhysChem 14/2013: Hot spots
K. A. Willets reviews new tools for investigating electromagnetic hot spots in single-molecule surface-enhanced Raman scattering. A Trojan horse is found by H.-A. Wagenknecht in his highlight, where he unravels the pathways to UVA-induced DNA photodamage. In the article section, W. Beichel, I. Krossing, and P. Eiden ask themselves: "What is the size of an ion?", and calculate van der Waals volumes of organic salts from their crystal structures via a hard sphere approach. That the number density of liquid inclusions formed in salt-doped ice is independent of the concentration and type of the salt, is shown by T. Okada and colleagues, whereas O. Maury et al. study how the metal ion influences the two-photon absorption properties of lanthanide complexes including near-IR emitters. Finally, S. Albert, M. Quack, and P. Lerch reach to the stars, or rather the undefined infrared bands of astronomy, reporting in their communication the synchrotron-based rotationally resolved high-resolution FTIR spectroscopy of azulene.