Cheap and sensitive test for a key prostate cancer marker

Michael Spencelayh writes about a hot Faraday Discussions article for Chemistry World

Scientists in Italy have developed a cheap and disposable sensor that can detect the presence of the prostate cancer biomarker sarcosine in urine.

Worldwide, prostate cancer is the second most common tumour in males and is responsible for more than 250,000 deaths each year. An early diagnosis – when the tumour is organ-confined – dramatically improves the success of therapy and is achieved by monitoring certain marker molecules. Read the full article in Chemistry World»

Read the original journal article in Faraday Discussions:
An electrochemiluminescent-supramolecular approach to sarcosine detection for early diagnosis of prostate cancer
Giovanni Valenti, Enrico Rampazzo, Elisa Biavardi, Elena Villani, Giulio Fracasso, Massimo Marcaccio, Federico Bertani, Dunia Ramaldi, Enrico Dalcanale, Francesco Paolucci and Luca Prodi
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00096C, Paper

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Liquid Salts for Energy and Materials – oral deadline 7 September

Liquid Salts for Energy and Materials Faraday Discussion 11-13 May 2016 Ningbo, China


We hope you will be able to join us for the Faraday Discussions meeting on Liquid Salts for Energy and Materials taking place in Ningbo, China from 11–13 May, 2016 which will cover the following themes:

  • Benefits to energy efficiency and environmental impact
  • Improvements of energy conversion and storage
  • Developments for nuclear reactors and spent fuels processing
  • Advancement in knowledge of phenomena and processes

The papers presented and a record of the discussions at the meeting will be published in the corresponding volume of Faraday Discussions.

We are pleased to announce the oral/paper abstract deadline is now 7 September 2015.


Submit your abstract today!


You can find more details on our website about what makes Faraday Discussions different from other meetings.

Check out these recent reviews and original research articles in the area of liquid salts for energy and materials from a selection of Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

Ionic liquids for energy, materials, and medicine
M. Smiglak, J. M. Pringle, X. Lu, L. Han, S. Zhang, H. Gao, D. R. MacFarlane and R. D. Rogers
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9228-9250
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02021A

Non-aqueous electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries
A. Ponrouch, D. Monti, A. Boschin, B. Steen, P. Johansson and M. R. Palacín
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 22-42

Ionic liquid based EDLCs: influence of carbon porosity on electrochemical performance
Asa Noofeli, Peter J. Hall and Anthony J. R. Rennie
Faraday Discuss., 2014, 172, 163-177

Activation of CO2 by ionic liquid EMIM–BF4 in the electrochemical system: a theoretical study
Yuanqing Wang, Makoto Hatakeyama, Koji Ogata, Masamitsu Wakabayashi, Fangming Jin and Shinichiro Nakamura
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP02008E

Physical properties of high Li-ion content N-propyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide based ionic liquid electrolytes
Hyungook Yoon, Adam S. Best, Maria Forsyth, Douglas R. MacFarlane and Patrick C. Howlett
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 4656-4663
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05333H

Preparation of nanodiamonds from carbon nanoparticles at atmospheric pressure
Ali Reza Kamali and Derek J. Fray
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5594-5597
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00233H

A novel recovery process for lipids from microalgæ for biodiesel production using a hydrated phosphonium ionic liquid
Magdalena Olkiewicz, Martin P. Caporgno, Josep Font, Jack Legrand, Olivier Lepine, Natalia V. Plechkova, Jeremy Pruvost, Kenneth R. Seddon and Christophe Bengoa
Green Chem., 2015, 17, 2813-2824
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC02448F

Electrical conductivity in two mixed-valence liquids
Wenzhi Yao, Steven P. Kelley, Robin D. Rogers and Thomas P. Vaid
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 14107-14114
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01172H

Ionic liquids in the electrochemical valorisation of CO2
Manuel Alvarez-Guerra, Jonathan Albo, Enrique Alvarez-Guerra and Angel Irabien
Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01486G

Computer simulations of ionic liquids at electrochemical interfaces
Céline Merlet, Benjamin Rotenberg, Paul A. Madden and Mathieu Salanne
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 15781-15792
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP52088A

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Chemistry in the urban atmosphere & new heterogeneous catalysts – deadlines approaching

We have a diverse programme of topics for our 2016 Faraday Discussions meetings – from catalysis through liquid salts to carbon capture and electrochemistry. There is something for everyone – do check out the full list on our website.

The deadlines for some of early meetings are already fast approaching:

power station chimneyChemistry in the Urban Atmosphere - oral/paper abstract deadline 20 July

This meeting will cover:
• Chemical complexity of the urban atmosphere and its consequences.
• Timescales of mixing and of chemistry
• Urban case studies
• Numerical modelling strategies for the urban atmosphere

moleculeDesigning New Heterogeneous Catalysts – oral/paper abstract deadline 20 July

Topics discussed will include
• Catalyst design from theory to practice
• Designing new catalysts: synthesis of new active structures
• Bridging model and real catalysts
• Application of novel catalysts

We hope you enjoy this selection of reviews and original research from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal portfolio on these topics:

How do organic vapors contribute to new-particle formation?
Neil M. Donahue, Ismael K. Ortega, Wayne Chuang, Ilona Riipinen, Francesco Riccobono, Siegfried Schobesberger, Josef Dommen, Urs Baltensperger, Markku Kulmala, Douglas R. Worsnop and Hanna Vehkamaki
Faraday Discuss., 2013, 165, 91-104
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00046J

A compact comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) approach for the analysis of biogenic VOCs
Samuel J. Edwards, Alastair C. Lewis, Stephen J. Andrews, Richard T. Lidster, Jacqueline F. Hamilton and Christopher N. Rhodes
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 141-150
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25710F

Applications of metal–organic frameworks in heterogeneous supramolecular catalysis
Jiewei Liu, Lianfen Chen, Hao Cui, Jianyong Zhang, Li Zhang and Cheng-Yong Su
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 6011-6061
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00094C

Optimisation of preparation method for Pd doped Cu/Al2O3 catalysts for selective acetylene hydrogenation
Alan J. McCue, Ashley M. Shepherd and James A. Anderson
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 2880-2890
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00253B

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New Impact Factor for Faraday Discussions is 4.6

Faraday Discussions cover imageWe are delighted to announce that the new Impact Factor* of Faraday Discussions is 4.6.

Thanks to all our authors, speakers, readers, delegates, committee members and everyone else who has contributed to the continued success of Faraday Discussions.

In 2014 we hosted nine discussions across a broad range of topics in rapidly developing areas of chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines. Read the papers and discussions from these exciting events:

You can get involved – register for one (or more!) of the excellent future meetings.

Still to come in 2015:

Solid Oxide Electrolysis: Fuels and Feedstocks from Water and Air
13 – 15 July 2015, York, UK
Registration deadline: 29 June 2015

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation
7-9 September 2015, Sheffield, UK
Registration deadline: 10 August

Single-Molecule Microscopy and Spectroscopy
14 – 16 September 2015, London, UK
Registration deadline: 17 August

Supramolecular Photochemistry
15-17 September 2015, Cambridge, UK
Registration deadline: 17 August

Not familiar with the unique format of Faraday Discussions? Check out our FAQs.

Read more about the 2014 Impact Factors from across RSC Publishing on the RSC Publishing Blog.

*A journal’s Impact Factor is an indication of the average number of citations received per individual paper in the preceding two years. The annual figure is calculated by dividing the number of citations to relevant articles in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years.
Data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, June 2015).

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Supramolecular Photochemistry – submit a poster

Supramolecular Photochemistry: Faraday Discussion. 15-17 September, 2015. Cambridge, UK.

We are delighted to share with you a selection of the Accepted Manuscripts that will feature at the upcoming Faraday Discussions meeting on the theme of Supramolecular Photochemistry.

We very much hope you enjoy reading the articles and that you will join us to present your own research poster to leading scientists including Devens Gust (Arizona State University), Daniel G. Nocera (Harvard University), Dario Bassani (Université de Bordeaux – CNRS), Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Julia A. Weinstein (University of Sheffield) and many more.


Submit your poster abstract by 6 July and get involved

Registration is now open – register by 20 July to receive a discount


Read this selection of Accepted Manuscripts which will be presented in Cambridge:

Determination of the kinetics underlying the pKa shift for 2-aminoanthracenium cation binding with cucurbit[7]uril
Cornelia Bohne and Suma S. Thomas
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00095E

Comparison of Self-Assembled and Micelle Encapsulated QD Chemosensor Constructs for Biological Sensing
Daniel G. Nocera and Christopher M. Lemon
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00093A

Ruthenium Catalysts for Water Oxidation Involving Tetradentate Polypyridine-type Ligands
Randolph P Thummel, Lianpeng Tong, Ruifa Zong, Rongwei Zhou, Nattawut Kaveevivitchai and Gang Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00051C

The Development of Supramolecular Assemblies for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation from Water
Han Vos, Wesley Browne, Mary Pryce, Annemarie Huijser, Qing Pan, Sven Rau, Philipp Lang, Laura O’Reilly and Tanja Kowacs
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00068H

Parameters influencing the photo-induced electron transfer from tryptophan containing peptides to a RuII complex: a systematic study
Kevin Garnir, Sandra Estalayo-Adrián, Remy Lartia, Julien De Winter, Eric Defrancq, Mathieu Surin, Vincent Lemaur, Pascal Gerbaux and Cecile Moucheron
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00059A

Spatiotemporal Control Over the Co-Conformational Switching in pH-Responsive Flavylium-Based Multistate Pseudorotaxanes
Ana Marta Diniz, Nuno Basilio, Hugo Cruz, Fernando Pina and A. Jorge Parola
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00078E

Solvent tuned single molecule dual emission in protic solvents: effect of polarity and H-bonding
Sylviane Chevreux, Clémence Allain, Liam Wilbraham, Keitaro Nakatani, Patrice Jacques, Ilaria Ciofini and Gilles Lemercier
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00054H

Water oxidation catalysis upon evolution of molecular Co(III) cubanes in aqueous media
Andrea Sartorel, Andrea Genoni, giuseppina LaGanga, Andrea Volpe, Fausto Puntoriero, Marilena Di Valentin, Marcella Bonchio and Mirco Natali
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00076A

Photoswitchable stable charge-distributed states in a new Cobalt complex exhibiting photo-induced valence tautomerism
Michael Slota, Marian Blankenhorn, Eric Heintze, Minh Vu, Ralph Hübner and Lapo Bogani
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00088B

Raising the Barrier for Photoinduced DNA Charge Injection with a Cyclohexyl Artificial Base Pair
Frederick D Lewis, Arunoday P. N. Singh, Michelle A. Harris, Ryan Michael Young, Stephen A. Miller and Michael R Wasielewski
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00043B

Photoelectrochemical Properties of Porphyrin Dyes with a Molecular Dipole in the Linker
Ken T. Ngo, Jonathan Rochford, Hao Fan, Alberto Batarseh, Keyur Chitre, Sylvie Rangan, Robert A. Bartynski and Elena Galoppini
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00082C

Photosynthetic Water Oxidation: Binding and Activation of Substrate Waters for O–O Bond Formation
David Vinyard, Sahr Khan and Gary Brudvig
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00087D

Synthesis and Strong Photooxidation Power of a Supramolecular Hybrid comprising a Polyoxometalate and Ru(II) Polypyridyl Complex with Zinc(II)
Kenji Ohashi, Hiroyuki Takeda, Kazuhide Koike and Osamu Ishitani
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00080G

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Single molecule microscopy and spectroscopy: poster abstract deadline 6 July

Single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy. 14-16 September 2015. London, UK.

We hope you enjoy this pre-meeting peak at some of the Accepted manuscripts that will be discussed at our upcoming Faraday Discussion on Single-Molecule Microscopy and Spectroscopy.

Featuring leading scientists including 2014 Nobel Prize winners W.E. Moerner (Stanford University), Stefan W. Hell (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry) and Eric Betzig (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Haw Yang (Princeton University), Lukas Novotny (ETH Zurich), and many more, this is a great opportunity to discuss the latest developments in this important research field.

There is still time for you to get involved:


Read this selection of Accepted Manuscripts which will be presented in London:

Near-field Raman Spectroscopy of Nanocarbon Materials
Zachary Lapin, Ryan Beams, L. G. Cancado and Lukas Novotny
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00050E

Polarization Effects in Lattice-STED Microscopy
Bin Yang, Chia-Yi FANG, Huan-Cheng Chang, François Treussart, Jean-Baptiste Trebbia and Brahim Lounis
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00092K

An integrated system for optical and electrical detection of single molecules/particles inside a solid-state nanopore
Xin Shi, Rui Gao, Yi-Lun Ying, Wei Si, Yunfei Chen and Yi-Tao Long
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00060B

Enhanced Raman Scattering from Aromatic Dithiols Electrosprayed into Plasmonic Nanojunctions
Patrick ElKhoury, Grant E Johnson, Irina V. Novikova, Yu Gong, Alan Joly, James E. Evans, Mikhail Zamkov, Julia Laskin and Wayne Hess
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00036J

Optical micro-spectroscopy of single metallic nanoparticles: Quantitative extinction and transient resonant Four-Wave Mixing
Lukas Payne, George Zoriniants, Francesco Masia, Kenton P Arkill, Paul Verkade, Darren Rowles, Wolfgang W Langbein and Paola Borri
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00079C

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Carbon dioxide utilisation: poster deadline 29 June

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Faraday Discussion. 7-9 September 2015. Sheffield, UK

We are delighted to share with you a selection of the Accepted Manuscripts that will feature at the upcoming Faraday Discussions meeting on the theme of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation.

We very much hope you enjoy reading the articles and that you will join us to present your own research poster to leading scientists including Martyn Poliakoff (University of Nottingham), Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University), Charlotte Williams (Imperial College London), Michele Aresta (IMM Chair, ChBE-NUS, Singapore and CIRCC-IT) and many more.

The authors of these articles will have just 5 minutes to present their work in Sheffield with most of the meeting time used to discuss and debate the results. Every delegate can contribute.


Submit your poster abstract by 29 June and get involved

Registration is now open – register by 20 July to receive a discount


Read these Accepted Manuscripts which will be presented in Sheffield:

Highly Optimized CO2 Capture by Inexpensive Nanoporous Covalent Organic Polymers and Their Amine Composites
Hasmukh A Patel and Cafer Yavuz
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00099H

Exploiting CO2 vibrational excitation to achieve an energy efficient route for CO2 based artificial fuels
Gerard van Rooij, Dirk van den Bekerom, Niek den Harder, Teofil Minea, Giel Berden, Waldo Bongers, Richard Engeln, Martijn Graswinckel, Erwin Zoethout and Mauritius C.M. van de Sanden
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00045A

Environmental potential of carbon dioxide utilization in the polyurethane supply chain
Niklas von der Assen, Andre Sternberg, Arne Kätelhön and Andre Bardow
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00067J

Investigating public perceptions of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) technology: a mixed methods study
Christopher Jones, Daphne Kaklamanou, William Stuttard, Rebecca Radford and Jane Burley
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00063G

A MALDI-TOF MS analysis study of the binding of 4-(N,N-dimethylamino)pyridine to amine-bis(phenolate) chromium(III) chloride complexes: Mechanistic insight into differences in catalytic activity for CO2/epoxide copolymerization
Christopher M Kozak, April Marie Woods, Christina Sheila Bottaro, Katalin Devaine-Pressing and Kaijie Ni
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00046G

A framework for the analysis of the security of supply of utilising Carbon Dioxide as a chemical feedstock
Eric Fraga and Melvin Ng
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00038F

Improving the efficiency of electrochemical CO2 reduction using immobilized manganese complexes
James J Walsh, Charlotte L Smith, Gaia Neri, George F. S. Whitehead, Craig M Robertson and Alexander J. Cowan
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00071H

Thioether-Triphenolate Bimetallic Iron(III) Complexes as Robust and Highly Efficient Catalysts for Cycloaddition of Carbon Dioxide to Epoxides
Antonio Buonerba, Francesco Della Monica, Assunta De Nisi, Ermanno Luciano, Stefano Milione, Alfonso Grassi, Carmine Capacchione and Bernhard Rieger
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00070J

Extraction of Mg(OH)2 from Mg silicate minerals with NaOH assisted with H2O: implications for CO2 capture from exhaust flue gas
Silvia Madeddu, Michael Priestnall, Eric Godoy, Ramachandran Vasant Kumar, Sugat Raymahasay, Michael Evans, Ruofan Wang, Seabelo Manenye and Hajime Kinoshita
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00047E

Electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 to produce solar fuels in electrolyte or electrolyte-less configurations of PEC cells
Gabriele Centi, Claudio Ampelli, Chiara Genovese, Bhanu Chandra Marepally, Georgia Papanikolaou and Siglinda Perathoner
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00069F

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Most read articles in Faraday Discussions: January-March 2015

Faraday Discussions cover imageRead on to find out which Faraday Discussions articles your colleagues were downloading between January and March 2015!

AuAg bimetallic nanoparticles: formation, silica-coating and selective etching
Benito Rodríguez-González, Ana Sánchez-Iglesias, Michael Giersig and Luis M. Liz-Marzán
DOI: 10.1039/B303205A

In situ Raman study of lithium-ion intercalation into microcrystalline graphite
Christopher Sole, Nicholas E. Drewett and Laurence J. Hardwick
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00079J

Hydrogen evolution on nano-particulate transition metal sulfides
Jacob Bonde, Poul G. Moses, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov and Ib Chorkendorff
DOI: 10.1039/B803857K

Control parameters for electrochemically relevant materials: the significance of size and complexity
J. Maier
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00135D

Systems materials engineering approach for solar-to-chemical conversion
Chong Liu and Peidong Yang
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00264D

Inkjet printing of graphene
Kirill Arapov, Robert Abbel, Gijsbertus de With and Heiner Friedrich
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00067F

Imaging molecular structure through femtosecond photoelectron diffraction on aligned and oriented gas-phase molecules
Rebecca Boll, Arnaud Rouzée, Marcus Adolph, Denis Anielski, Andrew Aquila, Sadia Bari, Cédric Bomme, Christoph Bostedt, John D. Bozek, Henry N. Chapman, Lauge Christensen, Ryan Coffee, Niccola Coppola, Sankar De, Piero Decleva, Sascha W. Epp, Benjamin Erk, Frank Filsinger, Lutz Foucar, Tais Gorkhover, Lars Gumprecht, André Hömke, Lotte Holmegaard, Per Johnsson, Jens S. Kienitz, Thomas Kierspel, Faton Krasniqi, Kai-Uwe Kühnel, Jochen Maurer, Marc Messerschmidt, Robert Moshammer, Nele L. M. Müller, Benedikt Rudek, Evgeny Savelyev, Ilme Schlichting, Carlo Schmidt, Frank Scholz, Sebastian Schorb, Joachim Schulz, Jörn Seltmann, Mauro Stener, Stephan Stern, Simone Techert, Jan Thøgersen, Sebastian Trippel, Jens Viefhaus, Marc Vrakking, Henrik Stapelfeldt, Jochen Küpper, Joachim Ullrich, Artem Rudenko and Daniel Rolles
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00037D

Effects of structural disorder and surface chemistry on electric conductivity and capacitance of porous carbon electrodes
Boris Dyatkin and Yury Gogotsi
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00048J

Methodologies for the analysis of instantaneous lipid diffusion in md simulations of large membrane systems
Matthieu Chavent, Tyler Reddy, Joseph Goose, Anna Caroline E. Dahl, John E. Stone, Bruno Jobard and Mark S. P. Sansom
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00145H

Importance of many-body orientational correlations in the physical description of liquids
Hajime Tanaka
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00110E

Enhanced oxygen evolution activity by NiOx and Ni(OH)2 nanoparticles
Lucas-Alexandre Stern and Xile Hu
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00120F

Comparison of photoelectrochemical water oxidation activity of a synthetic photocatalyst system with photosystem II
Yi-Hsuan Lai, Masaru Kato, Dirk Mersch and Erwin Reisner
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00059E

Characterization and simulation of electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors
Katharina Melzer, Marcel Brändlein, Bogdan Popescu, Dan Popescu, Paolo Lugli and Giuseppe Scarpa
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00095A

Signal to noise considerations for single crystal femtosecond time resolved crystallography of the Photoactive Yellow Protein
Jasper J. van Thor, Mark M. Warren, Craig N. Lincoln, Matthieu Chollet, Henrik Till Lemke, David M. Fritz, Marius Schmidt, Jason Tenboer, Zhong Ren, Vukica Srajer, Keith Moffat and Tim Graber
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00011K

Electrochemical conversion and storage systems: general discussion
Andrew Mount, Shizhao Xiong, Xuyi Shan, Hyun-Wook Lee, Xiaoliang Yu, Yimin Chao, Galen Stucky, Gang Chen, Zhen Qi, Graham Hutchings, Yiren Zhong, Rudolf Holze, Wei Han, Lee Cronin, Shihe Yang, Hong Li, Xiang Hong, Erwin Reisner, Yong Yang, Weimin Xuan, Clare Grey, Ram Seshadri, Liqiang Mai, Jiafang Xie, Fuping Pan, Zhonghua Li, Joachim Maier, Zhongqun Tian, Yanxia Chen, Bingwei Mao, Heinz Frei, Changxu Lin, Fenglin Liao, Deyu Liu, Nanfeng Zheng, Rui Lin, Rose-Noelle Vannier, Dehui Deng, John M. Griffin, Nenad Markovic, Haimei Zheng and Ryoji Kanno
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD90001H

A GPU-accelerated immersive audio-visual framework for interaction with molecular dynamics using consumer depth sensors
David R. Glowacki, Michael O’Connor, Gaetano Calabró, James Price, Philip Tew, Thomas Mitchell, Joseph Hyde, David P. Tew, David J. Coughtrie and Simon McIntosh-Smith
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00008K

Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy: new materials, concepts, characterization tools, and applications
Jon A. Dieringer, Adam D. McFarland, Nilam C. Shah, Douglas A. Stuart, Alyson V. Whitney, Chanda R. Yonzon, Matthew A. Young, Xiaoyu Zhang and Richard P. Van Duyne
DOI: 10.1039/B513431P

Electrochemical characterisation of graphene nanoflakes with functionalised edges
Mailis M. Lounasvuori, Martin Rosillo-Lopez, Christoph G. Salzmann, Daren J. Caruana and Katherine B. Holt
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00034J

Nanodiamond surface redox chemistry: influence of physicochemical properties on catalytic processes
Thomas S. Varley, Meetal Hirani, George Harrison and Katherine B. Holt
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00041B

Oxygen reduction reaction by electrochemically reduced graphene oxide
Santosh Kumar Bikkarolla, Peter Cumpson, Paul Joseph and Pagona Papakonstantinou
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00088A

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Solid Oxide Electrolysis: poster deadline 12 May

Join us for our Faraday Discussions meeting on Solid Oxide Electrolysis: Fuels and Feedstocks from Water and Air in York, UK from 13 – 15 July, 2015.

Submit The poster abstract deadline has been extended: Submit by 12 May
Register now Register by 25 May to receive a discount

Read this selection of Accepted Manuscripts which will be presented in York:

Development of a diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) cell for the in situ analysis of co-electrolysis in a solid oxide cell - Open Access
Denis Cumming, Christopher Tumilson, Rebecca Taylor, Sarayute Chansai, Ann Virginia Call, Johan Jacquemin, Chris Hardacre and Rachael Helen Elder
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00030K

Oxygen Deficient Layered Double Perovskite as an Active Cathode for CO2 Electrolysis Using Solid Oxide Conductor
Tae Ho Shin, Jae-Ha Myung, Maarten Christiaan Verbraeken, Guntae Kim and John T.S. Irvine
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00025D

Chromium deposition and poisoning of La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 oxygen electrodes of solid oxide electrolysis cells
Kongfa Chen, Junji Hyodo, Aaron Dodd, Na Ai, Tatsumi Ishihara, Jian Li and San Ping Jiang
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00010F

Synthesis of mesoporous nanocomposites for their application in solid oxide electrolysers cells: microstructural and electrochemical characterization
Marc Torrell, Alex Morata, Laura Almar and Alberto Tarancon
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00035A

Evaluation of oxide ceramics as anodes for SOECs
Andreas Egger, Nina Schrödl and Werner Sitte
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00021A

Interpreting equilibrium-conductivity and conductivity-relaxation measurements to establish thermodynamic and transport properties for multiple charged defect conducting ceramics
Huayang Zhu, Sandrine Ricote, Grover Coors and Robert Kee
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00012B

Syngas Production by High Temperature Steam/CO2 Coelectrolysis Using Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells
Xinbing Chen, Chengzhi Guan, Xiao Guoping, Xianlong Du and Jian-Qiang Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00017C

Electrochemical stability of Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ-infiltrated YSZ oxygen electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells/electrolysis cells
Mingfang Han and Hui Fan
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00022J

Synthesis of ammonia directly from wet air using Sm0.6Ba0.4Fe0.8Cu0.2O3-delta as the catalyst
Rong Lan, Khaled A. Alkhazmi, Ibrahim Amar and Shanwen Tao
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00033E

Relating surface chemistry and oxygen surface exchange in LnBaCo2O5-δ air electrodes
Helena Téllez, John Druce, John A Kilner and Tatsumi Ishihara
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00027K

Oxygen exchange and transport in dual phase ceramic composite electrodes
John Druce, Helena Téllez, Tatsumi Ishihara and John A Kilner
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00028A

Calcium Manganite as oxygen electrode materials for reversible solid oxide fuel cell
Chengsheng Ni and John T.S. Irvine
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00026B

Electrochemistry of La0.3Sr0.7Fe0.7Cr0.3O3-δ as an Oxygen and Fuel Electrode for RSOFCs
Beatriz Molero-Sánchez, Paul Addo, Aligul Buyukaksoy, Scott Paulson and Viola I. Birss
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00029G

Improved electrochemical stability at the surface of La0.8Sr0.2CoO3 achieved by surface chemical modification
Nikolai Tsvetkov, Qiyang Lu and Bilge Yildiz
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00023H

Surface Modifications of La0.8Sr0.2CrO3-δ-YSZ Dual-Phase Membranes for Syngas Production
Anthony Sky Yu, Tae-Sik Oh, Ran Zhu, Alexa M. Gallegos, Raymond J Gorte and John Vohs
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00007F

Proton uptake in the H+-SOFC cathode material Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe0.8Zn0.2O3-δ: Transition from hydration to hydrogenation with increasing oxygen partial pressure
Daniel Poetzsch, Rotraut Merkle and Joachim Maier
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00013K

Electrode kinetics of the NiO porous electrode for oxygen production in the molten carbonate electrolysis cell (MCEC)
Lan Hu, Göran Lindbergh and Carina Lagergren
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00011D

Is the surface oxygen exchange rate linked to bulk ion diffusivity in mixed conducting Ruddlesden-Popper phases?
Alex C Tomkiewicz, Mazin A Tamimi, Ashfia Huq and Steven McIntosh
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00014A

Co-electrolysis of steam and CO2 in full-ceramic symmetrical SOECs: A strategy for avoiding the use of hydrogen as a safe gas
Marc Torrell, Sergio García-Rodríguez, Alex Morata, Germán Penelas and Alberto Tarancon
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00018A

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Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly – Last chance to register

SEM imageIt’s the last opportunity to register for our Faraday Discussion on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly next month at Argonne National Laboratory, USA.

Register by the 23 March to secure your place!

The meeting takes place on 20-22 April 2015 and it is a great opportunity to get involved in discussions with outstanding researchers in this field, including Paul Alivisatos (University of California, Berkeley), Lucio Isa (ETH Zürich), Brian Korgel (The University of Texas at Austin), Peter Schurtenberger (Lund University) and Toshiharu Teranishi (Kyoto University) plus many more.

You can find full details of the programme on our website.

Any delegate can present their own results as part of the Discussion. For a taster of the research that will be discussed, read this selection of Accepted Articles which will be presented at the meeting:

Biologically controlled synthesis and assembly of magnetite nanoparticles
Mathieu Bennet, luca bertinetti, Robert Kenneth Neely, andreas schertel, André Körnig, Cristina Flors, Frank D. Müller, Dirk Schüler, Stefan Klumpp and Damien Faivre
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00240G
Open Access

Mechanical properties of self-assembled nanoparticle membranes: stretching and bending
Yifan Wang, Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos, Sean McBride, Edward Barry, Xiao-Min Lin and Heinrich Jaeger
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00243A

Determination of a Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Mode of Cu7S4 Nanodisks by Plasmon Coupling
Lihui Chen, Masanori Sakamoto, Ryota Sato and Toshiharu Teranishi
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00239C

A new route towards colloidal molecules with externally tunable interaction sites
Linda K Månsson, Jasper N Immink, Adriana M. Mihut, Peter Schurtenberger and Jérôme J. Crassous
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00267A

Soft-patchy nanoparticles: modeling and self-organization
Emanuela Bianchi, Barbara Capone, Gerhard Kahl and Christos N Likos
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00271G

Nanocrystal Superlattices that Exhibit Improved Order On Heating: An Example of Inverse Melting?
Yixuan Yu, Avni Jain, Adrien Guillaussier, Vikas Reddy, Thomas M Truskett, Detlef Smilgies and Brian A Korgel
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00006H

Nanoparticle Insights into mechanisms of capillary assembly
Songbo Ni, Jessica Leemann, Heiko Wolf and Lucio Isa
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00250D

Concentrated assemblies of magnetic nanoparticles in Ionic Liquids
Marianna Mamusa, Juliette Sirieix Plenet, Regine Perzynski, Fabrice Cousin, Emmanuelle Dubois and Véronique PEYRE
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00019J

Nanoparticle synthesis and assembly Kinetics of Aggregation and Growth Processes of PEG-Stabilised Mono- and Multivalent Gold Nanoparticles in Highly Concentrated Halide Solutions
Benjamin Stein, David Zopes, Madlen Schmudde, Ralf Schneider, Ahmed Mohsen, Christian Goroncy, Sanjay Mathur and Christina Maria Graf
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00024F

Soft repulsive interactions, particle rearrangements and size selection in the self-assembly of nanoparticles at liquid interfaces
Konrad Schwenke and Emanuela Del Gado
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00001G

Directing the orientational alignment of anisotropic magnetic nanoparticles using dynamic magnetic fields
Daniel Hoffelner, Matthias Kundt, Annette Monika Schmidt, Emmanuel Kentzinger, Philipp Bender and Sabrina Disch
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00242C

Changing the Magnetic Properties of Microstructure by Directing the Self-assembly of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles
Suvojit Ghosh and Ishwar K. Puri
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00245H

Synthesis of multivalent silica nanoparticles combining both enthalpic and entropic patchiness
Céline Hubert, Cyril Chomette, Anthony Désert, ming SUN, Mona Treguer, Stéphane Mornet, Adeline Perro, Etienne Duguet and Serge Ravaine
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00241E

Optically Anisotropic Substrates via Wrinkle-Assisted Convective Assembly of Gold Nanorods on Macroscopic Areas
Moritz Tebbe, Martin Mayer, Bernhard A. Glatz, Christoph Hanske, Patrick T. Probst, Mareen B. Mueller, Matthias Karg, Munish Chanana, Tobias König, Christian Kuttner and Andreas Fery
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00236A

Trioctylphosphine as self-assembly inducer
Gunadhor Singh Okram, Jaiveer Singh, Netram Kaurav and Niranjan Prasad Lalla
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00248B

Magnetic field-induced self-assembly of iron oxide nanocubes
Gurvinder Singh, Henry Chan, T. Udayabhaskararao, Elijah Gelman, Davide Peddis, Artem Baskin, Gregory Leitus, Petr Kral and Rafal Klajn
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00265B

Platinum and platinum based nanoalloys synthesized by wet chemistry
Caroline Salzemann, farid kameche, Anh-Tu NGO, Pascal Andreazza, monica calatayud and Christophe Petit
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00002E

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