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ELECTROCHEM 2014 Poster Prize

Congratulations to Jing Wang who was recently awarded a PCCP poster prize at the ‘Electrochem2014′ conference which took place at Loughborough Univeristy, UK from 7th–9th September. Jing Wang’s poster was entitled ‘Electrodeposition and Characterisation of Novel Ni-NbOx Composite Coatings as a Diffusion Barrier for High Temperature Electronics Packaging’ and he was awarded the prize by Professor Rob Hillman, PCCP Advisory Board member.

The Electrochemconference series has emerged as an established annual UK & Ireland event, where a cross-disciplinary range of electrochemistry, fundamental and applied, is on show with a particular view on broadening exchange of knowledge, providing information about the latest research developments, linking academia to industry and suppliers, and engaging with the next generation of electrochemists and electrochemical entrepreneurs.

PCCP will be awarding more Poster Prizes next year, so please do let us know of any suitable conferences which PCCP could sponsor in 2015.

Electrochem 2014 - Poster prize winner

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Faraday Discussions Award Symposium – University College London, February 2014

Faraday Discussions Award winners

Faraday Discussions Award winners, from left to right, Dr Andrew Goodwin, Professor Bert Weckhuysen, Professor Shik Chi (Edman)Tsang, Aron Walsh, Professor Geoff Thornton, representing the Faraday Division President, Alisa Becker, RSC Programme Manager, Physical Sciences, Secretary to the Faraday Division

Written by Sarah Thirkell, Development Editor

PCCP Advisory Board member Professor Bert Weckhuysen was among the 2013 RSC Prize and Award winners honoured at a symposium held by the Faraday Division on 26 February 2014 at University College London (UCL).

The Faraday Division presented four RSC Prizes and Awards:

• Professor Bert Weckhuysen (Utrecht University) – the Bourke award

• Dr Andrew Goodwin (University of Oxford) – the Marlow award

• Professor Shik Chi (Edman) Tsang (University of Oxford) – the Surfaces and Interfaces award

• Dr Aron Walsh (University of Bath) – the Harrison-Meldola memorial prize

Professor Weckhuysen also serves as an Advisory Board member for Chemical Society Reviews, while Dr Aron Walsh is the current winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigator award.

The four honourees gave excellent presentations about their research before being awarded a medal and certificate by Professor Geoff Thornton, on behalf of the President of the Faraday Division.

You may be interested in reading a selection of these award winners’ recent publications:

Structural investigation of a hydrogen bond order–disorder transition in a polar one-dimensional confined ice
Jaspar Adamson, Nicholas P. Funnell, Amber L. Thompson and Andrew L. Goodwin
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 2654-2659 DOI: 10.1039/C3CP53994F

Geometric switching of linear to area negative thermal expansion in uniaxial metal–organic frameworks
Ines E. Collings, Matthew G. Tucker, David A. Keen and Andrew L. Goodwin
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C3CE42165A

Recent advances in secondary ion mass spectrometry of solid acid catalysts: large zeolite crystals under bombardment
Jan P. Hofmann, Marcus Rohnke and Bert M. Weckhuysen
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 5465-5474 DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54337D

Transition metal-catalyzed oxidative double bond cleavage of simple and bio-derived alkenes and unsaturated fatty acids
Peter Spannring, Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx, Bert Weckhuysen and Bert Klein Gebbink
Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C3CY01095C

Hydrogenolysis of ethylene glycol to methanol over modified RANEY® catalysts
Cheng-Tar Wu, Jin Qu, Joseph Elliot, Kai Man Kerry Yu and Shik Chi Edman Tsang
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 9043-9050 DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51619A

Palladium on iron oxide nanoparticles: the morphological effect of the support in glycerol hydrogenolysis
Junwei Ge, Ziyan Zeng, Fenglin Liao, Weiran Zheng, Xinlin Hong and Shik Edman Tsang
Green Chem. 2013, 15, 2064-2069 DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40712H

Computational screening of structural and compositional factors for electrically conductive coordination polymers
Davide Tiana, Christopher H. Hendon, Aron Walsh and Thomas P. Vaid
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, Advanced Article DOI: 10.1039/C3CP00008K

Conductive metal–organic frameworks and networks: fact or fantasy?
Christopher H. Hendon, Davide Tiana and Aron Walsh
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 13120-13132 DOI: 10.1039/C2CP41099K

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PCCP – Weizmann mini symposium: 1st April 2014

Join us for the upcoming joint Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) – Weizmann Institute of Science mini-symposium on Tuesday 1st April 2014.

The event is free to attend for all delegates and no registration is necessary.

More details of the exciting programme can be found below.

PCCP Weizmann Mini Symposium advert

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Insights into “carbon bonds” highlighted

Schematic of proposed "carbon bond"The work of PCCP Advisory Board member Professor Elangannan Arunan on noncovalent bonding interactions has been highlighted in the latest Edition of Chemical & Engineering News. The so-called “carbon bonds” have been suggested as the force behind the hydrophobic effect.

You can find the full details of this fascinating research here:

The X–CY (X = O/F, Y = O/S/F/Cl/Br/N/P) ‘carbon bond’ and hydrophobic interactions
Devendra Mani and E. Arunan
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51658J

The C&EN article also discusses the important work of Professor T. N. Guru Row’s group which very recently appeared in Chemical Communications on X-ray data which provides experimental evidence of the effect:

Experimental evidence for ‘carbon bonding’ in the solid state from charge density analysis
Sajesh P. Thomas, Mysore S. Pavan and T. N. Guru Row
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47226D

And while you are at it, check out the PCCP Perspective by Peter Politzer et al. which provides an overview of this area:

Halogen bonding and other σ-hole interactions: a perspective
Peter Politzer, Jane S. Murray and Timothy Clark
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP00054K

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Mattanjah de Vries PCCP Editor’s Choice: Molecular Dynamics

Professor Mattanjah de Vries, University of California Santa Barbara, USA, has picked his favourite articles in the area of molecular dynamics published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) in 2012 and 2013.

Read Prof. de Vries’ Editor’s choice selection for free for a limited period by clicking on the links below.

Prof. de Vries is on the PCCP Advisory Board.  His research group in California combine a number of advanced physical chemistry techniques for a novel approach to the study of complex molecules, isolated biomolecules and clusters, and surfaces.

On behalf of the Editorial Board we invite you to submit your best work to PCCP.

Why publish in PCCP?

  • Committed to publishing the best research across physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry
  • Not-for-profit publication published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • A Society journal and is co-owned by 18 national chemical societies
  • Large community-spanning international readership
  • Efficient, rigorous and fair peer review procedure
  • High impact factor: 3.83
  • No author page charges or colour charges

Mattanjah de Vries Editor’s Choice

Perspectives

FREE: On the nature and signatures of the solvated electron in water
B. Abel, U. Buck, A. L. Sobolewski and W. Domcke
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21803D

FREE: Probing structural evolution along multidimensional reaction coordinates with femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy
Renee R. Frontiera, Chong Fang, Jyotishman Dasgupta and Richard A. Mathies
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22767J

Original research articles

FREE: Ultrafast nonradiative decay by hypoxanthine and several methylxanthines in aqueous and acetonitrile solution
Jinquan Chen and Bern Kohler
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP41296A

FREE: Unraveling the internal dynamics of the benzene dimer: a combined theoretical and microwave spectroscopy study
Melanie Schnell, Undine Erlekam, P. R. Bunker, Gert von Helden, Jens-Uwe Grabow, Gerard Meijer and Ad van der Avoird
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51181B

FREE: Ultrafast spectroscopy with sub-10 fs deep-ultraviolet pulses
Takayoshi Kobayashi and Yuichiro Kida
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP23649D

FREE: Ultrafast vibrational energy relaxation of the water bridge
Lukasz Piatkowski, Adam D. Wexler, Elmar C. Fuchs, Hinco Schoenmaker and Huib J. Bakker
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22358E

FREE: The spectroscopic ruler revisited at 77 K
Verena Hirschfeld, Hauke Paulsen and Christian G. Hübner
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51106E, Paper

FREE: Time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy of a molecular shuttle
Matthijs R. Panman, Pavol Bodis, Danny J. Shaw, Bert H. Bakker, Arthur C. Newton, Euan R. Kay, David A. Leigh, Wybren Jan Buma, Albert M. Brouwer and Sander Woutersen
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22146A


You might also be interested in these recent PCCP Themed Issues:

Spectroscopy and dynamics of medium-sized molecules and clusters
Guest edited by Majdi Hochlaf, David Lauvergnat and Roberto Linguerri.

Ultrafast chemical dynamics
Guest Edited by Klaas Wynne and Neil T. Hunt.

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Professor Alan Carrington

We are saddened by the news that Professor Alan Carrington passed away on 31st August after a long illness.

Alan Carrington served as President of the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1997-1998 and played a very supportive role in bringing together the Royal Society of Chemistry and other European societies to create the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

He was one of the foremost spectroscopists in the UK, if not the world. Educated at the University of Southampton, B.Sc, 1955, Ph.D under the supervision of Martyn Symons working on esr spectroscopy, 1959. His successes included many prizes of the Royal Society of Chemistry [or its forebears], the Harrison Memorial Prize 1962; the Meldola Medal 1963; the Marlow Medal [of the then Faraday Society] 1966, the Corday Morgan Medal 1967, the Tilden Lectureship and Prize, 1972, The Faraday Medal 1985, and the Longstaff Medal 2005.

You can read an Obituary of Alan Carrington written by David Philips here.

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Katsuhiko Ariga Admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

PCCP Associate Editor Katsuhiko Ariga has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Dr.Katsuhiko Ariga has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Professor Ariga is a Principal Investigator at MANA and is the Director of Supermolecules Group at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. His research covers supermolecular chemistry and surface science, including the boundaries between organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and materials chemistry. He is well-known for his work on supramolecular recognition at interfaces and on biomimetic systems.

Submit your work to Professor Ariga’s Editorial Office.

Check out Ariga’s recent Perspective article in PCCP:

Amphiphile nanoarchitectonics: from basic physical chemistry to advanced applications
Muruganathan Ramanathan, Lok Kumar Shrestha, Taizo Mori, Qingmin Ji, Jonathan P. Hill and Katsuhiko Ariga
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 10580-10611
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP50620G, Perspective

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David Nesbitt elected as member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PCCP Deputy Chair David Nesbitt has been elected as a 2013 member of theAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He joins some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts, including JILA Fellows Carl Lineberger, Eric Cornell, Margaret Murnane, and Deborah Jin, Fellow emeritus Carl Wieman, and such luminaries as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, and Winston Churchill.

David Nesbitt is know for his research in the areas of laser spectroscopy, dynamics and kinetics of fundamental molecular, bio-molecular, and nanoparticle systems.

Check out Prof. Nesbitt’s very recently published article in PCCP:

Multiphoton photoelectron emission microscopy of single Au nanorods: combined experimental and theoretical study of rod morphology and dielectric environment on localized surface plasmon resonances
Andrej Grubisic, Volker Schweikhard, Thomas A. Baker and David J. Nesbitt
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP44385J

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New PCCP Associate Editor: Prof. Rueda

We are delighted to welcome Professor David Rueda as a new Associate Editor for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). Professor Rueda is Chair of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK.

David Rueda new PCCP Associate Editor
Research in the Rueda lab involves the development of quantitative single-molecule approaches to investigate the mechanism of complex biochemical systems, including RNA folding, RNA splicing, DNA replication and ssDNA scanning and deamination.

Professor Rueda was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and then an associate professor at Wayne State University, where he was awarded the Outstanding Junior Faculty and the A. Paul Schaap Faculty Scholar awards, before taking up his current position at Imperial College London. He studied for his first degree at the Ecole polytechnique  fédérale de Lausanne.

Professor Rueda will begin handling papers soon and so we encourage you to submit to his editorial office.

Publishing work of the highest quality in the broad fields of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry, PCCP is the ideal place to publish your research.

Check out our online collection of articles recently published in the fields of biophysics and biophysical chemistry in PCCP here…

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New PCCP Associate Editor: Dr Ajayaghosh

New PCCP Associate Editor Dr Ayyappanpillai AjayaghoshWe are extremely pleased to annouce that Dr Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh is a new Associate Editor for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). His research interests include supramolecular chemistry, chemosensors, low band-gap polymers, fluorescent gels, organic nanostructures and photoresponsive systems.

Dr Ajayaghosh is a CSIR Outstanding Scientist at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), India. He completed his PhD at the University of Calicut after graduating from Kerala University with a BSc. He has received numerous awards including  the Infosys Prize (2012) for his outstanding contribution in the field of physical sciences, and in particular for his work that has advanced supramolecular chemistry.

Dr Ajayagosh will begin handling papers soon and so we encourage you to submit to his editorial office.

Read Dr Ajayaghosh’s paper in the PCCP themed issue on materials innovation through interfacial physics and chemistry:

Excitation energy migration in oligo(p-phenylenevinylene) based organogels: structure-property relationship and FRET efficiency
Chakkooth Vijayakumar, Vakayil K. Praveen, Kalathil K. Kartha and Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP02110E

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