Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Liquid-Phase Deposition of Freestanding Copper Foils and Supported Copper Thin Films and Their Structuring into Conducting Line Patterns (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 19/2012)
The liquid-phase preparation of copper, either as freestanding submicrometer-thin foil or supported on a substrate, is presented by M. Niederberger et al. in their Communication on page 4743 ff. A solution of copper acetylacetonate initially forms a mirror on the reaction container wall, which then delaminates. When the copper is supported on a flexible substrate, such as Kapton, it can be structured into conduction line patterns.
Also of Interest
In their Communication on page 4562 ff., P. J. Skabara, I. D. W. Samuel, and co-workers describe the self-assembly of a cruciform oligothiophene. When incorporated in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells, these structures give high short-circuit currents.
The color of Pigment Red 57:1 depends on the hydration state and the coordination of water molecules. M. U. Schmidt et al. describe the powder diffraction results in their Communication on page 4735 ff.
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