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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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New PCCP Associate Editor Prof. Gaoquan Shi

Photograph of Gaoquan ShiWe are delighted to welcome Professor Gaoquan Shi as a new Associate Editor for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). His research interests are focused on functional polymers, especially the syntheses and applications of conducting polymers and carbon nanomaterials.

Professor Shi has been a professor of Chemistry at Tsinghua University since 2000. In 2004,  he received the 2nd grade award of Natural Science of China and the youth knowledge innovation prize of Chinese Chemical Society and BASF Company.

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

Read some of Professor Shi’s recent articles in PCCP:

Synthesis of gold@carbon dots composite nanoparticles for surface enhanced Raman scattering
Peihui Luo, Chun Li and Gaoquan Shi
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40767A

Supercapacitors based on self-assembled graphene organogel
Yiqing Sun, Qiong Wu and Gaoquan Shi
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22409C

High-performance supercapacitor electrodes based on graphene hydrogels modified with 2-aminoanthraquinone moieties
Qiong Wu, Yiqing Sun, Hua Bai and Gaoquan Shi
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP20980A

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PCCP Asian Symposia – part two Tsukuba

Speakers and delegates at the PCCP-MANA Symposium

Speakers and delegates enjoying the sun at the PCCP-MANA Symposium

Speakers and delegates alike enjoyed a successful second leg of the PCCP Asian Symposia series on Nanotechnology, Materials and Physical Chemistry in Tsukuba, Japan. The meeting was held in conjunction with the International Centre for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA).

The stimulating talks by speakers, both international and local, provoked lots of discussion. PCCP prize winner Kazuhiko Maeda (Tokyo Institute of Technology) took the opportunity to talk about his work on “Solar water splitting by modified oxynitride photocatalysts”.

The final leg of the symposia series will be in Seoul, Korea on Thursday 4th October. Please do join us if you can at Mogam Hall, Building 500, Seoul National University. Check out the PCCP-KCS Symposium schedulefor more information on this exciting meeting.

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Hedi Mattoussi is new PCCP Associate Editor

Hedi mattoussi photoWe are delighted to announce that Professor Hedi Mattoussi of the Florida State University has joined the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Editorial Board as an Associate Editor. His Editorial Office will open for submissions soon.

Prof. Mattoussi’s research interests are in the design synthesis and characterisation of inorganic nanocrystals and multidentate, multifunctional ligands. His work also includes the design of nanoparticle-bioconjugates as analytical tools for sensing, imaging and diagnostics.

Read Prof. Matoussi’s PCCP Perspective article today:

Quantum dot-based resonance energy transfer and its growing application in biology
Igor L. Medintz and Hedi Mattoussi
DOI: 10.1039/B813919A

Check out this exciting themed issue from our series on Biophysics and biophysical chemistry:

Nano-bio: The interface between bio-systems and nano-devices
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, Issue 21
Guest Editors: Seong Keun Kim, Taekjip Ha and Jean-Pierre Schermann

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Professor Gabor A Somorjai joins PCCP Honorary Board

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is delighted to announce that Professor Gabor A. Somorjai of the University of California, Berkeley has joined the Honorary Board of the journal. Professor Somorjai’s research interests are in the fields of surface science, solid state chemistry and catalysis. During his long career Prof. Somorjai has published >1000 scientific papers and received many awards and honours.

Read Professor Somorjai’s recent PCCP articles today:

Rh1−xPdx nanoparticle composition dependence in CO oxidation by oxygen: catalytic activity enhancement in bimetallic systems
James Russell Renzas, Wenyu Huang, Yawen Zhang, Michael E. Grass, Dat Tien Hoang, Selim Alayoglu, Derek R. Butcher, Franklin (Feng) Tao, Zhi Liu and Gabor A. Somorjai
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01858A

The evolution of model catalytic systems; studies of structure, bonding and dynamics from single crystal metal surfaces to nanoparticles, and from low pressure (<10−3 Torr) to high pressure (>10−3 Torr) to liquid interfaces
Gabor A. Somorjai, Roger L. York, Derek Butcher and Jeong Y. Park
DOI: 10.1039/B618805B

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