Quantum effects in complex systems – Oral deadline 19 December 2018

We are delighted to highlight some excellent research recently published in a range of Royal Society of Chemistry journals covering exciting developments in the area of quantum effects in complex systems.

You can get involved in discussing the latest developments in this exciting area with speakers including Helen Fielding (UCL), Greg Scholes (Princeton University), Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (Yale University), David Manolopoulos (University of Oxford) and many more. Submit your abstract for Quantum effects in complex system: Faraday Discussion.

This event in Coventry, UK on 11–13 September 2019 will address the challenge of understanding nuclear quantum effects in complex, many-particle systems, and the insights this can provide into photosynthesis, proton and electron transport in materials, tunnelling in enzyme-catalysed reactions etc.

 

Submit your abstract by 19 December and get involved!

 

Read this selection of reviews and original research:

Open Access
Using time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy to unravel the electronic relaxation dynamics of photoexcited molecules
Helen H. Fielding and Graham A. Worth
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 309–321

Interfacing tetrapyridyl-C60 with porphyrin dimers via π-conjugated bridges: artificial photosynthetic systems with ultrafast charge separation
Christina Stangel, Fabian Plass, Asterios Charisiadis, Emmanouil Giannoudis, Georgios Chararalambidis, Kostas Karikis, Georgios Rotas, Galateia E. Zervaki, Nektarios N. Lathiotakis, Nikos Tagmatarchis, Axel Kahnt and Athanassios G. Coutsolelos
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 21269–21279

Open Access
Striking the right balance of intermolecular coupling for high-efficiency singlet fission
Ryan D. Pensack, Andrew J. Tilley, Christopher Grieco, Geoffrey E. Purdum, Evgeny E. Ostroumov, Devin B. Granger, Daniel G. Oblinsky, Jacob C. Dean, Grayson S. Doucette, John B. Asbury, Yueh-Lin Loo, Dwight S. Seferos, John E. Anthony and Gregory D. Scholes
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 6240–6259

Open Access
Deciphering hot- and multi-exciton dynamics in core–shell QDs by 2D electronic spectroscopies
Marcello Righetto, Luca Bolzonello, Andrea Volpato, Giordano Amoruso, Annamaria Panniello, Elisabetta Fanizza, Marinella Striccoli and Elisabetta Collini
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 18176–18183

Isotope effects on the spin dynamics of single-molecule magnets probed using muon spin spectroscopy
Lorenzo Tesi, Zaher Salman, Irene Cimatti, Fabrice Pointillart, Kevin Bernot, Matteo Mannini and Roberta Sessoli
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7826–7829

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Artificial water channels – read all the articles and discussions

Check out the papers and discussions from this Faraday Discussion meeting in Glasgow

We are delighted to share the articles and discussions on Artificial water channels published in our latest volume of Faraday Discussions.

Highlights include:

Open Access
Single-file transport of water through membrane channels
Andreas Horner and Peter Pohl
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 209, 9–33

Hyperpolarised NMR to follow water proton transport through membrane channels via exchange with biomolecules
Viorel Nastasa, Cristina Stavarache, Anamaria Hanganu, Adina Coroaba, Alina Nicolescu, Calin Deleanu, Aude Sadet and Paul R. Vasos
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 209, 67–82

Open Access
Water and hydrophobic gates in ion channels and nanopores
Shanlin Rao, Charlotte I. Lynch, Gianni Klesse, Georgia E. Oakley, Phillip J. Stansfeld, Stephen J. Tucker and Mark S. P. Sansom
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 209, 231–247

Open Access
Molecular dynamics simulations of carbon nanotube porins in lipid bilayers
Martin Vögele, Jürgen Köfinger and Gerhard Hummer
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 209, 341–358

Artificial water channels: inspiration, progress, and challenges
Bing Gong
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 209, 415–427

We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Why not join us for one of our upcoming Faraday Discussions and get involved yourself!

Don’t miss your chance to submit an abstract for Nanolithography of biointerfaces

Oral abstract deadline: 11 October 2018

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Nanolithography of biointerfaces – oral abstract deadline 11 October

Join Peter Seeberger, Elisa Riedo, Ten Feizi , Laura Kiessling, Yoshiko Miura, Zijian Zheng, and many more to discuss the latest research in this fascinating area

We’ll be discussing some of the latest developments in nanolithography of biointerfaces at our Faraday Discussions meeting in London, UK from 3–5 July 2019.

Topics for debate include multidimensional micro- and nano-printing technologies, preparation of multivalent glycan micro- and nano-arrays, glycan interactions on glycocalyx mimetic surfaces, as well as surface functionalization and characterization.

Our programme includes an excellent line-up of speakers:

  • Peter Seeberger (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces),
  • Elisa Riedo (NYU – Tandon School of Engineering),
  • Ten Feizi (Imperial College London),
  • Laura Kiessling (MIT)
  • Yoshiko Miura (Kyushu University),
  • Zijian Zheng (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • and many more…

 

We hope you can join us: submit your oral abstract by 11 October!

 

In the meantime we’ve collected together some recent articles in this area from across the Royal Society of Chemistry porfolio to whet your appetite. Happy reading!

Chemical formation of soft metal electrodes for flexible and wearable electronics
Dongrui Wang, Yaokang Zhang, Xi Lu, Zhijun Ma, Chuan Xie and Zijian Zheng
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 4611-4641

Omnipotent phosphorene: a next-generation, two-dimensional nanoplatform for multidisciplinary biomedical applications
Meng Qiu, Wen Xiu Ren, Taeho Jeong, Miae Won, Geun Young Park, David Kipkemoi Sang, Li-Ping Liu, Han Zhang and Jong Seung Kim
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 5588-5601

Towards scanning probe lithography-based 4D nanoprinting by advancing surface chemistry, nanopatterning strategies, and characterization protocols
Xiaoming Liu, Carlos Carbonell and Adam B. Braunschweig
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 6289-6310

Towards dial-a-molecule by integrating continuous flow, analytics and self-optimisation
Victor Sans and Leroy Cronin
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 2032-2043

Open Access
Biodegradable poly(amidoamine)s with uniform degradation fragments via sequence-controlled macromonomers
F. Ebbesen, C. Gerke, P. Hartwig and L. Hartmann
Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 7086-7093

Open Access
Hierarchical supramolecular hydrogels: self-assembly by peptides and photo-controlled release via host–guest interaction
Chih-Wei Chu and Bart Jan Ravoo
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 12450-12453

Open Access
Controlling destructive quantum interference in tunneling junctions comprising self-assembled monolayers via bond topology and functional groups
Yanxi Zhang, Gang Ye, Saurabh Soni, Xinkai Qiu, Theodorus L. Krijger, Harry T. Jonkman, Marco Carlotti, Eric Sauter, Michael Zharnikov and Ryan C. Chiechi
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 4414-4423

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Designing nanoparticle systems for catalysis – published online

Check out the papers and discussions from this Faraday Discussion meeting in London

We are delighted to announce that the latest volume of Faraday Discussions on Designing nanoparticle systems for catalysis has now been published online. The volume includes the paper presented in London, UK in May 2018 alongside a record of all the discussions, questions and comments from the delegates at the meeting.

Highlights include:

Supported cluster catalysts synthesized to be small, simple, selective, and stable
Erjia Guan, Chia-Yu Fang, Dong Yang, Liang Wang, Feng-Shou Xiao and Bruce C. Gates
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 208, 9-33

Perspectives on the design of nanoparticle systems for catalysis
Cynthia M. Friend and Fang Xu
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 208, 595-607

One pot microwave synthesis of highly stable AuPd@Pd supported core–shell nanoparticles
Alexander G. R. Howe, Peter J. Miedziak, David J. Morgan, Qian He, Peter Strasser and Jennifer K. Edwards
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 208, 409-425

Open Access
Continuous synthesis of hollow silver–palladium nanoparticles for catalytic applications
Ke-Jun Wu, Yunhu Gao and Laura Torrente-Murciano
Faraday Discuss., 2018, 208, 427-441

We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Why not join us for one of our upcoming Faraday Discussions and get involved yourself!

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Mechanistic processes in organometallic chemistry – Oral deadline 17 October

Join Odile Eisenstein, Thomas Braun, Jeremy Harvey, Aiwen Lei, Guy Lloyd-Jones, Jennifer Love and more to discuss their latest research

Mechanistic processes in organometallic chemistryWe are looking forward to our Faraday Discussions meeting on Mechanistic processes in organometallic chemistry in York, UK from 2–4 September 2019.

We’ll be discussing current understanding of unusual element-element bond formation and activation, physical methods & computational approaches for mechanistic understanding, plus mechanistic insight into organic and industrial transformations.

The oral abstract deadline is approaching! Submit your abstract by 17 October for the opportunity to discuss your work with an excellent line-up of speakers including Odile Eisenstein, Thomas Braun, Jeremy Harvey, Aiwen Lei, Guy Lloyd-Jones, Jennifer Love and more.

 

To get you in the mood, we encourage you to read some of the excellent related reviews and original research recently published in a range of Royal Society of Chemistry journals. Several are free to access – enjoy!

Access to the meta position of arenes through transition metal catalysed C–H bond functionalisation: a focus on metals other than palladium
Madalina T. Mihai, Georgi R. Genov and Robert J. Phipps
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 149-171

Open Access
A lesson for site-selective C–H functionalization on 2-pyridones: radical, organometallic, directing group and steric controls
Koji Hirano and Masahiro Miura
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 22-32

Open Access
Metal alkyls programmed to generate metal alkylidenes by α-H abstraction: prognosis from NMR chemical shift
Christopher P. Gordon, Keishi Yamamoto, Keith Searles, Satoru Shirase, Richard A. Andersen, Odile Eisenstein and Christophe Copéret
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1912-1918

Quantitative DFT modeling of product concentration in organometallic reactions: Cu-mediated pentafluoroethylation of benzoic acid chlorides as a case study
Jesús Jover
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 29344-29353

N– and S-donor leaving groups in triazole-based ruthena(II)cycles: potent anticancer activity, selective activation, and mode of action studies
Christoph A. Riedl, Michaela Hejl, Matthias H. M. Klose, Alexander Roller, Michael A. Jakupec, Wolfgang Kandioller and Bernhard K. Keppler
Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 4625-4638

Open Access
New activation mechanism for half-sandwich organometallic anticancer complexes
Samya Banerjee, Joan J. Soldevila-Barreda, Juliusz A. Wolny, Christopher A. Wootton, Abraha Habtemariam, Isolda Romero-Canelón, Feng Chen, Guy J. Clarkson, Ivan Prokes, Lijiang Song, Peter B. O’Connor, Volker Schünemann and Peter J. Sadler
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 3177-3185

Open Access
Selective oxymetalation of terminal alkynes via 6-endo cyclization: mechanistic investigation and application to the efficient synthesis of 4-substituted isocoumarins
Yuji Kita, Tetsuji Yata, Yoshihiro Nishimoto, Kouji Chiba and Makoto Yasuda
Chem. Sci., 2018,9, 6041-6052

Selective formation of phthalimides from amines, aldehydes and CO by Pd-catalyzed oxidative C–H aminocarbonylation
Renyi Shi, Fan Liao, Huiying Niu and Aiwen Lei
Org. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 1957-1961

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Quantum effects in small and complex systems

Join the discussion with world leading experts and have your own contributions published in the Faraday Discussions volume

Quantum effects in small molecular systems
10 – 12 September 2018, Edinburgh, UK

Register by 20 August to secure your place and join the discussion

With something to appeal to researchers working on both isolated and confined molecular systems, we’ll be discussing some fundamental physical chemistry. Nonetheless the impacts are tangible in atmospheric chemistry, biology, physics, and astrophysics and astrochemistry.

We look forward to hearing from world leading researchers including:

  • Sir David Clary (University of Oxford)
  • Ad van der Avoird (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Joel Bowman (Emory University)
  • Steve Bradforth (University of Southern California)
  • Stephen R. Leone (University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley Lab)
  • Anne B. McCoy (University of Washington)
  • Petr Slavíček (University of Chemistry and Technology Prague)
  • Thierry Stoecklin (Université de Bordeaux)
  • Anne Zehnacker-Rentien (Université Paris Sud)

Don’t forget that every delegate has the opportunity to participate, with a record of the comments and discussions in the associated volume of Faraday Discussions.

Save the date: Quantum effects in complex systems
1 – 13 September 2019, Coventry, UK

With the rapid rate of development and broad application domains, the principal aim of this Faraday Discussion is to provide a snapshot of the current theoretical and experimental state-of-the-art in methods designed to interrogate and rationalize the role of quantum-mechanical effects in complex systems; simultaneously, this meeting will act as a new forum to discuss ideas which span the experimental/theoretical domains.

Submit an oral/paper abstract by 19 December 2018 if you wish to be considered for an oral presentation and associated published paper (submission opening soon).

 

 

For more information about the unique format of Faraday Discussions check out our FAQs page.

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Symposium in memory of Ahmed Zewail: Ultrafast molecular sciences by femtosecond photons and electrons

Faraday Discussions in pleased to sponsor this symposium at the 256th ACS National Meeting next month

Faraday Discussions is pleased to sponsor the upcoming Symposium in memory of Ahmed Zewail: Ultrafast molecular sciences by femtosecond photons and electrons which will take place at the ACS Division Of Physical Chemistry 256th National Meeting in Boston, MA from 19-23 August 2018.

This special symposium in memory of the late Ahmed Zewail includes 44 invited and 4 contributed talks on the most recent advances in Femtoscience, including theory and experiments. Topics include reaction dynamics in gas, liquid, and at interfaces, charge transfer processes, primary processes in biology, and electron dynamics with ultrafast diffraction and imaging. These studies are now possible, thanks to developments in mid-IR, Vis, UV, X-Ray, and electron pulses with durations on the femtosecond and attosecond timescales, many of which were pioneered by Ahmed Zewail.

The topic is closely related to the Faraday Discussion in Ventura, California in April 2019 on Ultrafast Photoinduced Energy and Charge Transfer, co-Chaired by Mike Ashfold (University of Bristol) and Steve Bradforth (University of Southern California).

Enquiries regarding the symposium in Boston should be directed to the organisers: Dongping Zhong, The Ohio State University (zhong.28@osu.edu) or Marcos Dantus, Michigan State University (dantus@chemistry.msu.edu)

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Most downloaded Faraday Discussions articles from 2017

We are delighted to share this collection of the most read articles from last year’s diverse range of Faraday Discussions. From fundamental studies to applied research, these articles showcase the breadth of topics being discussed by world renowned researchers, with many available Open Access.

Our most downloaded articles from 2017:

Introductory lecture: sunlight-driven water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction by heterogeneous semiconductor systems as key processes in artificial photosynthesis
Takashi Hisatomi and Kazunari Domen
Faraday Discuss., 2017, 198, 11-35

Introductory lecture: recent research progress on aggregation-induced emission
Yuancheng Wang, Guanxin Zhang, Meng Gao, Yuanjing Cai, Chi Zhan, Zujin Zhao, Deqing Zhang and Ben Zhong Tang
Faraday Discuss., 2017, 196, 9-30

Open Access
An integrated biorefinery concept for conversion of sugar beet pulp into value-added chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates
Max Cárdenas-Fernández, Maria Bawn, Charlotte Hamley-Bennett, Penumathsa K. V. Bharat, Fabiana Subrizi, Nurashikin Suhaili, David P. Ward, Sarah Bourdin, Paul A. Dalby, Helen C. Hailes, Peter Hewitson, Svetlana Ignatova, Cleo Kontoravdi, David J. Leak, Nilay Shah, Tom D. Sheppard, John M. Ward and Gary J. Lye
Faraday Discuss., 2017, 202, 415-431

Open Access
Halogen bonding, chalcogen bonding, pnictogen bonding, tetrel bonding: origins, current status and discussion
Lee Brammer
Faraday Discuss., 2017, 203, 485-507

Open Access
Structure–property–activity relationships in a pyridine containing azine-linked covalent organic framework for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
Frederik Haase, Tanmay Banerjee, Gökcen Savasci, Christian Ochsenfeld and Bettina V. Lotsch
Faraday Discuss., 2017, 201, 247-264

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Challenges in analysis of complex natural mixtures

We’ve extended the deadline to 27 August to give more people a chance to contribute – don’t miss out!

It’s tricky to analyse mixtures that don’t easily separate into their constituent parts. But it’s important to do so to look at pollutants in soil, the components of food or biological metabolites.

So we’re bringing together experts from across a range of specialities to discuss this fascinating field. From chromatographers to spectroscopists and those whose focus is on a particular biological metabolite or environmental mixture, researchers from around the world will be in Edinburgh next May to discuss Challenges in analysis of complex natural mixtures.

Topics for discussion include the latest mass spectrometry and chromatography techniques, high-resolution techniques, data mining and visualisation, and chemometrics.

 

So how can you get involved?

Submit an oral abstract by 27 August for a chance to join
– Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin (Helmholtz Zentrum München/Technical University Munich)
– Chris Reddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
– Lutgarde Buydens (Radboud University)
– André J. Simpson (University of Toronto)
– Dan Stærk (University of Copenhagen)
and many more!

Submit

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Get involved – book your place at a Faraday Discussion

With so many exciting Faraday Discussions coming up there are lots of opportunities to get involved in this unusual conference series where the speakers only have 5 minutes to present their paper.

Then any delegate can make comments, ask questions, or present complementary or contradictory measurements and calculations during the discussion. The discussions are published alongside the papers in the final volume and are fully citable. Find out more on our FAQs page.

Don’t miss out – submit an abstract or register today:

 


Quantum effects in small molecular systems
10 – 12 September 2018, Edinburg, UK
Featuring Sir David Clary (University of Oxford), Joel Bownam (Emory University), Steve Bradforth (University of Southern California), Anne Zehnacker-Rentien (Université Paris Sud) and may more

**Early bird discount – register by 6 August**

 


New memory paradigms: memristive phenomena and neuromorphic applications
15 – 17 October 2018, Aachen, Germany
With a mixture of contributors from industry and academia this discussion aims to bring together experts from across this important research area including R.Stanley Williams (Hewlett Packard Labs), Regina Dittmann (Peter Grünberg Institute), Tony Kenyon (University College London), Geoffrey W. Burr (IBM Research-Almaden) to name a few.

Submit a poster by 6 August and get involved!

Check out out event page for a full list of upcoming discussions

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