Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson
Online ISSN: 1521-4095
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Cover Picture: UV-Light-Induced Swelling and Visible-Light-Induced Shrinking of a TiO2-Containing Redox Gel (Adv. Mater. 9/2007)
Polyacrylate gels containing Ag+ and TiO2 nanoparticles are shown to swell under UV light and shrink under visible light in water. In work reported by Tetsu Tatsuma and co-workers on p. 1249, the TiO2 absorbs UV light and reduces the Ag+, whereas the deposited Ag absorbs visible light and dissolves itself. These redox reactions change the interactions between the polymer chains and eventually the volume of the gel, as shown on the cover.