PCCP’s latest Impact Factor: 4.123

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to announce its latest Impact Factor is 4.123*

PCCP is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge original research across the fields of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Last year we published 3443 articles, making PCCP the largest single journal in the physical chemistry field. Our wide reach in the community and rapid times to publication of 54 days** from receipt to acceptance ensure your research gets the attention it deserves.

Lead by our Editorial Board Chair (Seong Keun Kim, Seoul National University) and Deputy Chair (David Rueda, Imperial College London), our expert team of international Associate Editors and dedicated professional Editors ensure that PCCP is a home for urgent Communications & high quality Full Papers, authoritative Perspectives and community-led themed collections.

PCCP is proud to be a society journal and is co-owned by 19 national chemical societies. The journal is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the whole scientific community.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for their continued support

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2016 Impact Factors* here.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

**2016 average

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RSC Poster Prize Winners at Bunsentagung 2017

The 116th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry took place between 25-27 May 2017, at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern in Germany.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Executive Editor Anna Simpson was at the event and presented the winners of the Poster Award with their certificates during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 27 May 2017. This year’s winners were:

Michael Erkelenz
Universität Duisburg-Essen/D
“Synthesis and Characterization of Small Gold Nanorods for Cellular Uptake by Neutrophil Granulocytes”
Vasileios Balos
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz/D
“Hofmeister Effects in aqueous Oligopeptide solutions: The Termini matter for Guanidinium salts”
Jan Neumann
Universität Rostock/D
“A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Like-Charged Hydrogen Bonding in Ionic Liquids”
Matthias Klein
TU Kaiserslautern/D
“Infrared spectroscopic investigations of N2 adsorbed to cold Rhodium Iron alloy cluster cations”
Corinna Stumm
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
“Electro-catalytic CO Oxidation on UHV- Prepared Pt/Co3O4(111) Model Catalysts Studied by Electrochemical Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy”
René Dallinger
Freie Universität Berlin/D
“Investigation of iron and silicon oxide formation in single levitated micro droplets by Raman and X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy”
Ann-Kathrin Froin
TU Dortmund
“Entwicklung und Charakterisierung selbst-schwimmender Mikrokapseln mit biologischem Vorbild”
Ann-Katrin Baumann
Universität Kiel/D
“Sub-Monolayer NIR-ew-CRD Spectroscopy: Picosecond Versus Continuous Wave Laser Excitation”
Jessica Kräuter
Universität Oldenburg/D
“Adsorption of acetone on TiO2 rutile(110)”

Back row, L-R: Anna Simpson, René Dallinger, Matthias Klein, Michael Erkelenz , Vasileios Balos, Markus Gerhards
Front row, L-R: Uwe Nickel, Jan Neumann, Ann-Kathrin Froin, Corinna Stumm, Jessica Kräuter, Ann-Katrin Baumann

Congratulations to each of the winners!

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2018

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. See previous winners here.

The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists.

Applications are invited for the 2018 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

To download an Application Form, or for further information visit abstrust.org or contact abstrustuk@gmail.com

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2017.

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International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry (IMAMPC)

The 2017 International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry (IMAMPC) will be held in the city of Toruń, Poland at Nicolaus Copernicus University, 19 – 22 June 2017.

The meeting is primarily dedicated to young researchers, in the early stage of their scientific careers. In particular, a considerable number of oral presentations will be given by Ph.D. students. The conference is focused mainly on atomic and molecular physics and chemistry (both experimental and theoretical). During the meeting many plenary lectures will be presented by world-class experts.

 

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics will be providing poster prizes at the event so submit and bring along your very best atomic and molecular physics and chemistry posters for consideration!

 

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Register now for ISPPCC 2017

The 22nd International Symposium on Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC) will take place at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, on 9th – 14th July 2017. This long-standing series brings together the latest advances in “light interaction with metal-containing systems“, including:

  • Ultrafast Dynamics of Photo induced Processes
  • X-rays and e-beams in Photosciences
  • Frontiers in Spectroscopy and Theory of Excited States
  • Multidimensional Spectroscopic and Structural Methods
  • Photoactive Molecules, Nanostructures and Devices
  • Photocatalysis, Solar Fuels, and Materials for Energy
  • Biological Optical Imaging and Sensing
  • Photobiology, Diagnostics and Therapy

Poster prizes will be awarded from Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), Energy & Environmental Science, and Sustainable Energy & Fuels.


 

Important dates:

  • Poster abstract submission deadline: 15th May 2017
  • Registration deadline: 15th June 2017
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116th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry

The German Bunsen Society of Physical Chemistry (DBG) will be hosting the 116th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry from 25th to 27th May 2017 at the TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. PCCP Executive Editor Dr Anna Simpson will be attending and looks forward to meeting you there. The assembly will also include an industrial symposium with accompanying exhibition and career forum.

  • Main Topic: Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Opening Lecture: Development of Proteomics Technologies and their Application to Life Sciences
  • Industrial Symposium: Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences in Industry and Industrial Exhibition 

The tremendous progress in Life Sciences that brought this discipline into the public spotlight in the last decades has been spurred by the development and refinement of methods from both experimental and theoretical physical chemistry. The contribution of physical chemistry to Life Sciences as a key technology of the 21st century has enabled the analysis of biologically relevant processes on a molecular level. This has been vital for medical science to design drugs and therapeutic approaches.

Physical chemistry concepts and methods branch out into the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular medicine. This meeting shall bring together outstanding scientists to discuss cutting-edge results and push the frontiers of these fields further. The strong interdisciplinary focus of the 2017 Bunsentagung should foster discussions and spawn new collaborations across the boundaries of scientific disciplines.

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Winner of the PCCP poster prize at the University of California Chemical Symposium

The 2017 UCCS meeting was held at the Lake Arrowhead conference center on March 27th – 29th 2017.

The University of California Chemical Symposium was a symposium for current graduate students and postodctoral researchers in all fields of chemistry at all of the University of California campuses.

Keynote speakers of the 2017 meeting included Professor Vy Dong and Professor Catherine J. Murphy.

The PCCP Poster Prize was awarded to Chad Cruz from the University of California, Riverside, for his poster entitled “Utilizing Intermolecular States for Photon Upconversion in Molecular Crystals of Rubrene” and presented by Dr Jennifer Griffiths, the RSC Editorial Development Manager, Americas.

 

 

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Faraday Joint Interest Group Conference 2017

11 – 13 April 2017

University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

This meeting is the first of its kind, and aims to bring the UK Physical Chemistry community together once every 2-3 years to highlight excellent research. The aim of the conference is to increase the visibility of the UK physical chemistry community and encourage links with international researchers as well as those in industry.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Sir Fraser Stoddart (2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Northwestern University)
Professor Chris Dobson (University of Cambridge)
Professor Ifor Samuel (University of St Andrews)
Professor Peter Bruce (University of Oxford)
Dr. Józef Lewandowski (University of Warwick)

Dr. David Glowacki, will be giving his PCCP Emerging Lectureship Award talk at the conference on Wednesday 12th April, presented by PCCP Deputy Editor, Katie Lim.

Visit the website to register or for more details. Registration closes: 28 March 2017

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International Symposium on Molecular Beams 2017

The ISMB2017 is the 27th edition of the International Symposium on Molecular Beams which will take place from 25 – 30 June 2017 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Chaired this year by Bas van de Meerakker (Radboud University), and Anouk Rijs (Radboud University, PCCP Associate Editor) the conference promises a stimulating and interesting scientific program with oral and poster presentations, lively discussions with other scientists in the field and social events.

Invited speakers at the event include: Mattanjah de Vries (University of California Santa Barbara, USA, PCCP Advisory Board)Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, PCCP Associate Editor), and Dan Neumark (University of California Berkeley, USA, PCCP Advisory Board).

Register now: early bird registration closes 1st April. For more information visit the conference website.

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2017 PCCP – Chemical Society of Japan Prizes

PCCP are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 PCCP Prizes for Outstanding Achievement of Young Scientists in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics. These were awarded  at a prize ceremony held at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan on the 16th March in Tokyo, Japan.  The winners each received a commemorative book and a PCCP Prize certificate.

 

From left: Prof. Yasuhiro Iwasawa (University of Electro-Communications, former CSJ president, founder of PCCP-CSJ award); Prof. Ryou Kubota (prize winner); Prof. Kenta Mizuse (prize winner); Prof. Miho Hatanaka (prize winner); Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto (Chubu University, Current CSJ President); Sarah Thomas (RSC Program Manager); Robert Parker (RSC Chief Executive Officer); Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC Manager, Japan); Prof. Mitsuo Sawamoto (Kyoto University)

(1) Dr. Ryou Kubota
Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University  
Artificial Regulation and Imitation of Living Systems based on Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry

 

(2) Dr. Kenta Mizuse
Assistant Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry, School of Science
“Direct imaging study of gas-phase ultrafast molecular dynamics using a newly developed space-slice ion imaging technique”

 

(3) Dr. Miho Hatanaka
Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University
Theoretical Study of the Lanthanide Chemistry: structural fluctuation, catalytic ability, and luminescence

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