Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

Impact Factor: 4.592

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 28/163 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

7_02/2012Cover Picture: Biomimetic Graphene Surfaces with Superhydrophobicity and Iridescence (Chem. Asian J. 2/2012)

Biomimetic fabrication is promising for functionalizing artificial materials with special properties learned from nature; superhydrophobicity is a typical example. However, a superhydrophibic graphene surface created by micro/nanostructuring has not been reported yet. As described in their Communication on page 301 ff., Y. L. Zhang, H. B. Sun et al. present biomimetic graphene surfaces with both superhydrophobicity and bright structural color. The method is so simple that hierarchical micro/nanostructures and the modulation of surface chemical composition were realized synchronously by using two-beam laser interference. The results obtained in this study demonstrate a facile approach to wettability control of graphene.

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