Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Cover: A Synergistic Capture Strategy for Enhanced Detection and Elimination of Bacteria (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 23/2014)
Efficient bacterial capture was achieved through a method based on the synergistic effect of surface nanotopography and surface chemistry on bacterial attachment. In their Communication on page 5837 ff., X. Chen and co-workers show that packed silicon nanowires functionalized with bacteria-binding molecules show enhanced capture efficiency compared to surface-modified flat silicon and enable highly sensitive detection and efficient elimination of bacterial pathogens.