The paper featured on the outside front cover is ‘Origin of the superior adhesive performance of mushroom-shaped microstructured surfaces’ by G. Carbone, E. Pierro and S. N. Gorb. The inside front cover features work by Y. L. Sun, N. K. Mani, D. Baigl, T. Gisler, A. P. Schröder and C. M.l Marques: ‘Photocontrol of end-grafted lambda-phage DNA’ .
Showcasing work from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp, Belgium- ‘A surprising system: polymeric nanoreactors containing a mimic with dual-enzyme activity’ by V. Balasubramanian, O. Onaca, M. Ezhevskaya, S. Van Doorslaer, B. Sivasankaran and C. G. Palivan.
Also included in the issue is an Emerging Area article:
Liquid marbles: principles and applications by Glen McHale and Michael I. Newton
And the following reviews:
- Morphology of polymer-based bulk heterojunction films for organic photovoltaics, M.s A. Ruderer and P. Müller-Buschbaum
- Dielectric properties of soft-particles in aqueous solutions, C. Cametti
- Conditions for and characteristics of nonaqueous micellar solutions and microemulsions with ionic liquids, O. Zech and W. Kunz