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Microchimica Acta

Microchimica Acta

Analytical Sciences Based on Micro- and Nanomaterials

Editor-in-Chief: Otto S. Wolfbeis

ISSN: 0026-3672 (print version)
ISSN: 1436-5073 (electronic version)

Journal no. 604

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O. S. Wolfbeis
Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and Biosensors
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg
Fax: +49/941/943-4064
Email: Otto.Wolfbeis@ur.de

Managing Editors
J. Oleksy-Frenzel, Berlin
W. Frenzel, Berlin 
Email: mca.frenzel@t-online.de

Associate Editors
T. Hirsch, Regensburg, Germany
Email: Thomas.Hirsch@ur.de

A. Escarpa, Alcalá, Spain
Email: alberto.escarpa@uah.es

P. Skládal, Brno, Czech Republic
Email: skladal@chemi.muni.cz

Advisory Editorial Board

D. Belder, Institut für Analytische Chemie, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

L. F. Capitan-Vallvey, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Xi Chen, Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

J. C. Claussen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, USA

Boris B. Dzantiev, A.N.Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Research Center of Biotechnology Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 

J. Galbán, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Qingli Hao, School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science andTechnology,
Nanjing, China

K. Haupt, Functional, Biomimetic and Nanostructured Materials, Compiègne University of Technology, Compiègne, FR

N. Hildebrandt, Institute Integrative Bio of the Cell, Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France

O. Lev, Division of Environmental Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Gongke Li, School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Yitao Long, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials & Department of Chemistry,
East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

A. Merkoci, Institute Catalá de Nanotecnologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Barcelona, Spain

V. M. Mirsky, Faculty of Natural Sciences - Nanobiotechnology,
Brandenburg University of Technology, Senftenberg, Germany

T. Nann, MacDiarmid Institute, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences,
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

R.A. Potyrailo, Micro & Optoelectronics, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, USA

Jicun Ren, Colloid Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

M. Shamsipur, Department of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

T. Soukka, Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

N. S. Swami, Department of Electrical and Computational Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

Dian-Ping Tang, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China

Yadollah Yamini, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran Iran

Lei Ye, Division of  Pure and Applied Biochemistry, University Lund, Lund, Sweden

Yong Zhang, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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    Microchimica Acta (MCA) publishes articles on truly novel methods of modern chemical, biochemical and biological analysis based on the use of advanced (non-routine) micro/nano-materials. Coverage includes all kinds of micro- and nano-shaped particles, upconversion particles, quantum dots, micro/nano-wires, molecular frameworks, meso- and nanoporous materials, nano-sized/structured imprints, thin films, hybrid materials, and related nanosized matter. Coverage also includes methods for modification and (bio)functionalization of respective surfaces, and the characterization of the materials used. It is essential, though, that (bio)analytical applicability is being demonstrated. Typical applications include chemical assays, bioassays, imaging, and preconcentrations, for example to the analysis of environmental or clinical samples, of waters, food and feed, pharmaceuticals, cells, tissue, or of gases.

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