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Web-collection on porous materials with FEZA 2014

We are delighted to announce a cross journal web collection on porous materials in conjunction with the FEZA 2014 conference which will cover all aspects of science and technology associated with ordered porous materials – zeolites, zeotypes, mesostructured materials and porous coordination polymers.

Nine Royal Society of Chemistry publications are encouraging submissions for the collection:

- Catalysis Science & Technology
- Dalton Transactions
- Green Chemistry

- Journal of Materials Chemistry A
- Journal of Materials Chemistry B
- Journal of Materials Chemistry C
- Nanoscale

- Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)
- RSC Advances

The overall theme of the conference is “Porous Systems: From Novel Materials to Sustainable Solutions” and it will cover a wide range of topics from the synthesis of porous solids, advanced characterization, modeling, gas adsorption and separation, catalytic applications and natural occurring zeolites to the sustainable technological uses of porous systems and their applications in biology and medicine.

Submissions are welcome to the relevant journal across the themes of the conference. We encourage you to submit to this collection highlighting the challenges and opportunities in the fast moving field of porous materials.

Articles can be submitted from now until the 9th June 2014 and the collection will receive promotion at the conference in September. Please indicate in your covering letter that your submission is for consideration for the FEZA 2014 collection. Please note that all submissions will be subject to the normal peer review process.

If you have any queries or for more information, please contact the relevant Editorial Office: catalysis-rsc@rsc.org, dalton-rsc@rsc.org, materialsa-rsc@rsc.org, materialsb-rsc@rsc.org, materialsc-rsc@rsc.org, nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org, pccp-rsc@rsc.org or advances-rsc@rsc.org.

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PCCP sponsored Young Investigator Winners at the Gordon Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces

The Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces was held at  Salve Regina University on the 11-16th August 2013.

The meeting was a great success with over 100 attendees. A huge proportion of these – 60 – participated in the Young Investigator Competition. PCCP sponsored the three winners of the competition to attend the meeting and they gave their excellent oral presentations on the final night.

The winners were:

  • Joerg Meyer (2nd from left), TU MUENCHEN, Non Adiabatic Vibrational Damping of O2 on Ag(100): Implications for Light Enhanced Catalysis.
  • Jennifer Faust (center), UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, Surfactant Promoted Reactions at Gas Liquid Interfaces: Startling Implications for Tropospheric Aerosol Chemistry
  • Morten Hundt (2nd from right), ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE, Vibrationally Promoted Chemisorption  of Water on Ni(111)

Young Investigator Competition winners at the Gordon conference on Dynamics at Surfaces

Congratulations winners!

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UK-Asia International Symposium on Organic Optoelectronics

The UK-Asia International Symposium on Organic Optoelectronics will be held at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing on the 9-11 December 2013. More details of the excellent speakers on the website. Free online registration here.

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PCCP Poster Prize at IMAMPC 2013

PCCP was delighted to sponser a poster prize at the International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry (IMAMPC), which was held in Lille, France, on the 2-5th July 2013.

The selection committe, supervised by Helen J Fraser of The Open University, UK, chose Yansel Omar Guerrero Martinez, from INSTEC, Cuba, as the winner of the PCCP IMAMPC 2013 Best Poster Prize.

Yansel Omar Guerrero Martinez

PCCP Poster prize winner at IMAMPC 2013: Yansel Omar Guerrero Martinez, INSTEC, Cuba

IMAMPC 2013 PCCP

Poster award ceremony at IMAMPC

More about the winning poster…

Title: Development and application of a polarizable force-field for halides counter anions and lanthanides cations in aqueous solution

Coworkers:

YANSEL OMAR GUERRERO MARTÍNEZ (1), FLORENT RÉAL, VALÉRIE VALLET (2), BERND

SCHIMMELPFENNIG, MICHAEL TRUMM(3), AND MICHEL MASELLA (4)

(1) Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas.(INSTEC). Ave. Salvador Ayende, esq. Luaces. Quinta de los molinos. La Habana. Cuba

(2) Université Lille 1 (Sciences et Technologies), Laboratoire PhLAM, CNRS UMR 8523, CERLA, CNRS FR 2416, Bât P5, F-59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France

(3) Institut für Nukleare Entsorgung (INE), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Postfach 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

(4) Laboratoire de Chimie du Vivant, Service d’ingénierie moléculaire des protéines, Institut de biologie et de technologies de Saclay, CEA Saclay, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France

Abstract:

The hydration of transition metals, lanthanides (Ln) and actinides (An) in aqueous solution is a topic that attracts the attention of many scientists as this process is of relevance to environmental problems and medicinal applications. Actinides have an environmental and toxicological interest since they are nuclear fuel wastes with both chemical and radiochemical toxicity, becoming extremely difficult to handle it from experimental point of view. In this context, a more quantitative use of the Ln/An analogy is desirable to develop theoretical approaches capable of reproduce the experimental data existing for the former and capable of predict macroscopic properties in the solvation of the latter.

In order to investigate hydration of lanthanide/actinide and halides counter ions[1], one of our goal is to develop a polarizable force-field model adjusted on state-of-the art ab initio calculations[1, 2, 3]. Another goal is to discuss the accuracy of the model by investigating the impact of the parametrization uncertainties in the bulk water model and in the metal-water interaction model on the molecular simulation results.

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Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize 2014

Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize 2014

Nomination submission deadline: 1st of October 2013

Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie seeks nominations of candidates for the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize 2014, which is dedicated to the memory of Max Bodenstein, Fritz Haber and Walther Nernst. The prize will be awarded at the opening ceremony of the 113th General Assembly of the German Bunsen-Society for Physical Chemistry on Thursday, 29th of May 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.

The prize will be awarded to a distinguished junior scientist (of up to 40 years of age) for outstanding scientific achievements in the physical chemistry. Suitable candidates of international visibility in their research field will be evaluated by a high level expert selection panel with respect to the scientific quality, originality and independence of their research. Candidates should come from a German-speaking region of Europe or work there at the time of their nomination.

Nominations from established scientists in the area of physical chemistry should include a short CV of the candidate, an overview of the candidate’s scientific achievements, a list of the candidate’s publications, and a supporting statement.

Nominations should be submitted by 1st of October 2013 to:

Deutsche Bunsen Gesellschaft
für Physikalische Chemie e.V.
Erika Wöhler
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

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Bunsentagung 2013 PCCP Prizes

PCCP was delighted to sponsor poster prizes at the recent Bunsentagung 2013 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Here are some snaps from the poster prize award ceremony…

Bunsentagung 2013

M. Jahn, P. Meier, B. R. Brückner, P. Kraus, J. Zischang, J. Urbanek, J. Mitschker, M. Höltig

PCCP is co-owned by 18 national Societies including the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG). Every time a paper by an author based in Germany is published in PCCP, the DBG receives a financial royalty from the journal. We are proud of PCCP’s strong and historic links with German research.

PCCP has just published a great themed issue, “Theory meets Spectroscopy”  to accompany this year’s Bunsentagung – take a look at the issue today.

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PCCP Asian Symposia: final leg Seoul

Photograph of KCS-PCCP celebration cake

The beautiful cake to celebrate the Korean Chemical Society becoming the 18th Owner Society of PCCP.

The final leg of the PCCP Asian Symposia series took place in Seoul Korea yesterday.

A large audience listened to the excellent scientific talks including on graphene by Professor Byung Hee Hong, on the excited-state dynamics porphyrins and other large molceules probed by single molecule spectroscopy by Professor Dongho Kim, and on very high power energy storage by Professor Sang Bok Lee.

A talk by Professor Zee Hwan Kim of Korea University on “Plasmonics for single-molecule photochemistry and optical nanoscopy” generated much discussion.

The symposium also included a special cake cutting ceremony to celebrate that Korean Chemical Society becoming PCCP’s 18th Owner Society. This means that now every time a Korean author publishes in PCCP, the KCS will receive a financial sum.

You can find more details about the other symposia in Beijing, China and Tsukuba, Japan in our previous posts. Thank you to everyone who took part in these excellent events.

We look forward to receiving you future contributions to PCCP – submit your best work today.

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PCCP Asian Symposia – first stop Beijing

Some of the speakers at the PCCP-ICCAS Symposium on Frontiers of physical chemistry in Beijing

The first of three PCCP Asian Symposia took place today in Beijing. PCCP Editorial Board member Professor Lijun Wan opened the symposium.  There was a varied and exciting programme of talks, with lots of discussion, with a very international flavour.

The scientific programme at all three meetings in Beijing, Tsukuba and Seoul features world class international and local speakers including gold catalysis expert Prof Graham Hutchings, predicted by ISI on 19 September 2012 to win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The next symposium will take place on Monday 1st October in Tsukuba, Japan with the final leg on Thursday 4th October in Seoul, Korea.

We hope you can join us in Japan or Korea – for more details on the locations and schedules of the meetings check out our previous post.

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IUPAC 2013 – abstract submission now open

IUPAC 2013
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
11-16 August 2013

Abstract Submission Open

IUPAC 2013 will be organized by Turkish Chemical Society, Co-Owner of PCCP

 

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Schedules for the PCCP Asian Symposia 2012

PCCP journal cover imageWe are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the upcoming PCCP Asian Symposia which will take place on 28th September in Beijing, China, 1st October in Tsukuba, Japan and 4th October in Seoul Korea.

You can find out more details about the Schedules of each symposium by following the links below.

PCCP-ICCAS Symposium: Frontiers of physical chemistry
Friday 28th September 2012
09:30 – 16:30
Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, Building One, Institute of Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Science (ICCAS), Beijing

PCCP-ICCAS Symposium Schedule

PCCP-MANA symposium on Nanotechnology, Materials and Physical Chemistry
Monday 1st October 2012
09:40 – 16:10
WPI-MANA Auditorium, Namiki, NIMS, Tsukuba

PCCP-MANA Symposium schedule

PCCP-KCS Symposium on Interfaces in Physical Chemistry
Thursday 4th October 2012
09:40 – 17:50
Mogam Hall, Building 500, Seoul National University

PCCP-KCS Symposium schedule

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