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Editor-in-Chief: José Oliveira; Deputy Editors: Yan Li, Guangchen Xu
Online ISSN: 1613-6829
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
Cover Picture: An Engineered Virus as a Scaffold for Three-Dimensional Self-Assembly on the Nanoscale (Small 7/2005)
The cover picture shows an STM tip measuring the network conductance of a nanosized network built from molecular conductors using programmed self-assembly; a dramatic illustration of the potential of nanoelectronics. Gold nanoparticles are attached to a modified cowpea mosaic virus scaffold. The particles can then be interconnected using thiol-terminated organic molecules, which act as molecular wires. For more information, please read the Communication "An Engineered Virus as a Scaffold for Three-Dimensional Self-Assembly on the Nanoscale" by A. S. Blum and co-workers on page 702 ff.