CrystEngComm: issue 20 now online

The outside cover features research by Yang et al.  Highly symmetric polyhedral 50-facet Cu2O homogeneous structures enclosed by 24 high-index {211} facets, and 8 low-index {111} facets, 6 low-index {100} facets and 12 low-index {110} facets have been synthesized via a facile seed-mediated solution phase route.

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Seed-mediated synthesis of polyhedral 50-facet Cu2O architectures
Shaodong Sun, Dongchu Deng, Chuncai Kong, Yang Gao, Shengchun Yang, Xiaoping Song, Bingjun Ding and Zhimao Yang
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 5993-5997
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05243H

The inside cover showcases work from Uehara, Maeda et al. featuring ZnS nanocrystals with an apparent triangular head.  The head figuration was not the frequently-reported pyramid, but rather a cone. This cone consisted of not only low energy planes but high Miller-index planes which would be regarded as active points for applications such as catalysis and doping.

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Structural characterization of ZnS nanocrystals with a conic head using HR–TEM and HAADF tomography
Masato Uehara, Yusuke Nakamura, Satoshi Sasaki, Hiroyuki Nakamura and Hideaki Maeda
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 5998-6001
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05168G

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