TOC « Precursor and Conversion Engineering for Synthesizing Monodisperse Thiolated Nanoclusters

Feature Article: Precursor engineering and controlled conversion for the synthesis of monodisperse thiolate-protected metal nanoclusters

  • Nanoscale, 2013, 5 (11), 4606–4620. DOI – Used by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
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The original design of this TOC was done with PowerPoint (PPT) by my colleague Yong Yu. I improved it within the frame of PPT. It was the first time I had used PPT for graphics in a publication. The good thing about PPT is that its natively created graphics are actually all vector images, but it is very hard to select and control the layers of graphics, especially when they overlap each other. My conclusion is that PPT is very suitable for creating simple schematics, but it was not designed for creating an illustration with lots of overlaping elements.

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