Journal of Materials Chemistry Volume 21 is now with us and issue 1 is online now. The editorial ‘Journal of Materials Chemistry: Developing to serve the materials chemistry community’ looks back at 2010, highlighting the phenomenal growth that Journal of Materials Chemistry has seen in this past year in both size and impact factor; it also looks forward to 2011 as we welcome our new Editorial Board Chair, Professor Seth Marder.
The cover of this first issue for 2011 features an applications review from Sam N. Rothstein and Steven R. Little, ‘A “tool box” for rational design of degradable controlled release formulations’. The image demonstrates that heterogeneous erosion in degradable polyester particles can be correlated with the buildup of acidic species (seen by colour shift) using fluorescence confocal microscopy.
The inside cover features work from Orlin D. Velev describing a leaf-like solar cell ‘Aqueous soft matter based photovoltaic devices’. This work received widespread media attention, including coverage on this blog.
Why not browse the articles in issue 1 and post any comments you have below.