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Faraday Discussion meetings in 2013

We hope you are aware of how valuable Faraday Discussions are for the wider scientific community. They are unique international discussion meetings which focus on rapidly developing areas of physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines.

As well as the opportunity to take part in a major international conference, you can also have your research paper (including subsequent scientific discussion) published in a Faraday Discussion volume. Faraday Discussions is a leading physical chemistry journal and has a record impact factor of 5.0.

Here is the stimulating programme of meetings for the coming year – and note that the first two are already open for oral abstract submissions, so you can submit now.

FD162: Fabrication, Structure and Reactivity of Anchored Nanoparticles
10 – 12 April 2013, Berlin, Germany
Open now for oral abstract submissions – deadline 24 July 2012

FD163: Photo-initiated Quantum Molecular Dynamics
15 – 17 April 2013, Nottingham, UK
Open now for oral abstract submissions – deadline 31 July 2012

FD164: Electrolysis at the Nanoscale
1 – 3 July 2013, Durham, UK

FD165: Tropospheric Aerosol – Formation, Transformation, Fate and Impacts
22 – 24 July 2013, Leeds, UK

FD166: Self-Assembly of Biopolymers
16 – 18 September 2013, Bristol, UK

FD167: Mesostructure and Dynamics in Liquids and Solutions
18 – 20 September 2013, Bristol, UK

Please mark the dates in your calendar and feel free to pass this invitation to your colleagues. Look out for further information over the coming weeks on the individual meeting websites – you can also register your interest with us now.

We look forward to welcoming you to a Faraday Discussion meeting during 2013.

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High Record Impact Factor for Faraday Discussions – 5.0

New citation data released by Thomson ISI shows the new Impact Factor of Faraday Discussions to be 5.0.

This is a great reflection on the exciting, unique nature of Faraday Discussions. We wish to thank all those who have taken part in previous Faraday Discussions – your input has made this dynamic journal what it is.

Take a look at recent published Faraday Discussions which took place in 2011:

Artificial Photosynthesis: FD155

Ionic Liquids: FD154

Coherence and Control in Chemistry: FD153

Gold: FD152

Hydrogen Storage Materials: FD151

Frontiers in Spectroscopy: FD150

There is also still time to take part in these upcoming Discussions:

Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects: Faraday Discussion 160
3 – 5 September 2012, Queens College Oxford, UK

Lipids and Membrane Biophysics: Faraday Discussion 161
11 – 13 September 2012, Burlington House, London, UK

Or see our website for Faraday Discussions planned for 2013 – Future Faraday Discussions

Find out how RSC journals are ranked in the latest Impact Factor release.

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Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects – submit poster and register now

Poster abstract and early bird deadline – 6 July 2012

There is still just time to submit your poster abstract to Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects: FD160 but don’t delay.

6 July is also the cut-off for bursary applications and early bird registration discount.

So what’s the advantage of acting now? If you don’t you will miss out on:

  • Early bird discount – £50 saving on the standard fee – register now
  • Poster presentation space – a chance to showcase your own work – submit your abstract
  • Bursaries – a limited number offered to students and younger members of the RSC in the early stages of their career – worth £150check your eligibility

This Discussion aims to respond to the emerging situation in which science has matured enough to be able to provide answers about the molecular nature of ion specific effects – taking part can help to get your own research in the field better known.

So on behalf of Professor Pavel Jungwirth and the Scientific Committee I do hope you will join us, and we look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to Oxford in September 2012.

We would like to thank the British Biophysical Society for their co-sponsorship support of FD160.

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Lipid and Membrane Biophysics: Faraday Discussion 161 – register now

Registration – Now Open!

We are delighted to announce that registration for Lipid and Membrane Biophysics: Faraday Discussion 161 is now open.

Be sure of your place at this timely and exciting discussion, and also benefit from the fantastic savings currently available:

Early bird discount – £50 saving on the standard fee

Member rate – available to RSC members

Student rate – available to undergraduates and postgraduates on a full time course

Bursaries – a limited number offered to students and younger members of the RSC in
   the early stages of their career – worth £150

Taking part in a Faraday Discussion is a great way to get your research work better known.

You can also have your own poster abstract space at the meeting, so submit an abstract now.

Registration is quick and simple via our online booking system, so act today to be at the hub of discussion on lipid and membrane biophysics.

The Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to London in September 2012.

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FD157: Molecular Reaction Dynamics – early bird registration deadline

Molecular Reaction Dynamics in Gases, Liquids and Interfaces: Faraday Discussion 157

**Early bird registration deadline approaching**

Register now to save £50 on the standard registration fee – register today

See more information on this exciting international conference:  Molecular Reaction Dynamics in Gases, Liquids and Interfaces: Faraday Discussion 157

Registration is quick and simple via our online booking system, so act today to be at the hub of discussion on molecular reaction dynamics.

Professor Piergiorgio Casavecchia, Chairman, and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to Assisi in June 2012.

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Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects: FD160 – last chance to submit an oral abstract!

Join a Faraday Discussion which will explore the most important issues in understanding the chemistry and biological effects of ions: Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects: FD160.

There’s still time to submit your oral abstract for presentation – but don’t delay!

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Hydrogen Storage Materials: Faraday Discussions 151 now published!

CoverFaraday Discussions 151: Hydrogen Storage Materials has now been published online

Take a look at this exciting volume today which covers the following themes:

  • Theory and spectroscopic methods to understand hydrogenation/dehydrogenation mechanisms
  • Novel approaches: hydrogenation/dehydrogenation of organic molecules, encapsulation of nanosized materials
  • Chemical hydrogen
  • Adsorbed/physisorbed hydrogen on or in MOFs and other materials with large surface area
  • Applications including uses for automotives and novel battery materials

Highlights from the volume include:

Performance of a metal hydride store on the “Ross Barlow” hydrogen powered canal boat
A. I. Bevan, A. Züttel, D. Book and I. R. Harris
Faraday Discuss., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0FD00025F

Performance of a full-scale hydrogen-storage tank based on complex hydrides
Terry A. Johnson, Scott W. Jorgensen and Daniel E. Dedrick
Faraday Discuss., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0FD00017E

Hydrogen as a fuel for today and tomorrow: expectations for advanced hydrogen storage materials/systems research
Katsuhiko Hirose, Introductory Lecture
Faraday Discuss., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00099C

Read about the conference highlights and see photos from the meeting.

You can purchase this volume as an individual book through our website.

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Molecular Reaction Dynamics: call for abstracts

Molecular Reaction Dynamics in Gases, Liquids and Interfaces
Faraday Discussion 157
25 – 27 June 2012
Assisi, Italy

Deadline for Oral Abstracts: 26 August 2011

Submit now 

 Molecular Reaction Dynamics: FD157 aims to define the state-of-the-art and to outline the future prospects for this whole exciting area of research, with impact in many fields of science. The discussion will follow these key-themes:

  • Bimolecular reaction dynamics in the gas-phase
  • Photodissociation dynamics in the gas and liquid-phase
  • Reaction dynamics at interfaces (gas-liquid and gas-solid)
  • Ultrafast reaction dynamics in the condensed phase         

 Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Fleming F Crim (Introductory) – University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Richard Zare (Closing) – Stanford University, USA
  • Rainer Beck - EPFL, Switzerland
  • Joel M Bowman - Emory University, USA
  • Stephen Bradforth – University of Southern California, USA
  • Martin Gruebele – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Kopin Liu, IAMS – Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Todd Martinez - Stanford University, USA
  • Daniel Neumark – University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • John Tully – Yale University, USA

Faraday Discussions are a long-established series of meetings which provide a unique international platform for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The Discussion is a dynamic forum for developing and exchanging exciting new ideas, and both the papers and discussion will be published in a final printed volume. The latest Impact Factor is 4.5.

We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation by 26 August 2011 to Events adding ‘FD157 abstract’ in the subject line. We hope that this conference is of interest and that you will attend this exciting Faraday Discussion next year. 

FD157

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HOT article: the future of hydrogen vehicles

Read this ‘HOT article’ from Faraday Discussion 151: Hydrogen Storage Materials

History shows that the evolution of vehicles is promoted by several environmental restraints very similar to the evolution of life. The latest environmental strain is sustainability. Transport vehicles are now facing again the need to advance to use sustainable fuels such as hydrogen. 

In order to bring more vehicles onto the market, cheaper and more compact hydrogen storage is inevitable. The year 2025 seems a long way away but considering the field tests and large scale preparation required, there is little time available for research. Finding smart materials within the next 5 years is very important to the success of fuel cells towards a low carbon sustainable world.

Hydrogen as a fuel for today and tomorrow: expectations for advanced hydrogen storage materials/systems research
Katsuhiko Hirose, Introductory Lecture
Faraday Discuss., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00099C

Watch this space as FD151 Hydrogen Storage Materials will be published in the next few weeks! Sign-up to receive a free e-alert.

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Frontiers in Spectroscopy: Faraday Discussions Volume 150 now published

Faraday Discussions 150: Frontiers in Spectroscopy has now been published online

coverTake a look at this exciting volume today which covers the following themes:

  • High- and ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy 
  • Biomolecules in the gas and condensed phases 
  • Computational methods 
  • Spectroscopy for molecular dynamics   
  • Highlights from the volume include:

    Spectroscopy and astronomy: H3+ from the laboratory to the Galactic center
    Takeshi Oka, Faraday Discuss., 2011, 150, 9. (Introductory lecture)

    Non-Born–Oppenheimer wavepacket dynamics in polyatomic molecules: vibrations at conical intersections in DABCO
    Andrey E. Boguslavskiy, Michael S. Schuurman, Dave Townsend and Albert Stolow, Faraday Discuss., 2011, 150, 419

    Single-conformation spectroscopy and population analysis of model gamma-peptides: New tests of amide stacking
    Evan G. Buchanan, William H. James III, Anna Gutberlet, Jacob C. Dean, Li Guo, Samuel H. Gellman and Timothy S. Zwier, Faraday Discuss., 2011, 150, 209

    Read about the conference highlights and see photos from the meeting.

    You can purchase this volume as an individual book through our website.

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