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Catalysis for Fuels – oral abstract deadline 9 May

We’re delighted to present our upcoming Faraday Discussions meeting on Catalysis for Fuels, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 24 – 26 January 2017, and covering the following themes:

  • Catalysts for fuels: insights from theory
  • Designing new catalysts for synthetic fuels
  • Hydrocarbon conversion
  • Novel photocatalysts: do they provide a viable option?

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Kazunari Domen (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Phillip Gibson (Sasol, South Africa)
  • Enrique Iglesia (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Nora de Leeuw (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Can Li (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
Submit an oral abstract by 9 May for an opportunity to present and discuss your work in Cape Town!

    We hope you will also enjoy these recently published articles, which cover exciting developments in research into the important challenge of using catalysis to produce energy and fuels.
    Check out these themed issues, reviews and original research articles from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals today:

    Fast electrosynthesis of Fe-containing layered double hydroxide arrays toward highly efficient electrocatalytic oxidation reactions
    Zhenhua Li, Mingfei Shao, Hongli An, Zixuan Wang, Simin Xu, Min Wei, David G. Evans and Xue Duan
    Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6624-6631
    DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02417J
    Open Access

    Record activity and stability of dealloyed bimetallic catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells
    Binghong Han, Christopher E. Carlton, Anusorn Kongkanand, Ratandeep S. Kukreja, Brian R. Theobald, Lin Gan, Rachel O’Malley, Peter Strasser, Frederick T. Wagner and Yang Shao-Horn
    Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 258-266
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02144D
    Open Access

    Upgrading biomass-derived furans via acid-catalysis/hydrogenation: the remarkable difference between water and methanol as the solvent
    Xun Hu, Roel J. M. Westerhof, Liping Wu, Dehua Dong and Chun-Zhu Li
    Green Chem., 2015, 17, 219-224
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01826E

    Towards a methanol economy based on homogeneous catalysis: methanol to H2 and CO2 to methanol
    E. Alberico and M. Nielsen
    Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 6714-6725
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09471A
    Open Access

    Metal–organic frameworks for artificial photosynthesis and photocatalysis
    Teng Zhang and Wenbin Lin
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 5982-5993
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00103F

    Visible-light driven heterojunction photocatalysts for water splitting – a critical review
    Savio J. A. Moniz, Stephen A. Shevlin, David James Martin, Zheng-Xiao Guo and Junwang Tang
    Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 731-759
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03271C

    Correlation of the structure and applications of dealloyed nanoporous metals in catalysis and energy conversion/storage
    H.-J. Qiu, Hai-Tao Xu, Li Liu and Yu Wang
    Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 386–400
    DOI: 10.1039/C4NR05778C

    Themed issue: Catalysis for production of renewable energy
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, Issue 22
    Guest Editors: Jinlong Gong and Rafael Luque

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    Top 20 most read Faraday Discussions articles

    We are delighted to share with you the top 20 most read articles for Faraday Discussions in 2015 so far.

    Many are Open Access, so free to read for everyone. Take a look today!

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

    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

    Plasmonic and new plasmonic materials: general discussion
    F. Javier García de Abajo, Riccardo Sapienza, Mikhail Noginov, Felix Benz, Jeremy Baumberg, Stefan Maier, Duncan Graham, Javier Aizpurua, Thomas Ebbesen, Anatoliy Pinchuk, Jacob Khurgin, Katarzyna Matczyszyn, James T. Hugall, Niek van Hulst, Paul Dawson, Christopher Roberts, Michael Nielsen, Luca Bursi, Michael Flatté, Jun Yi, Ortwin Hess, Nader Engheta, Mark Brongersma, Viktor Podolskiy, Vladimir Shalaev, Evgenii Narimanov and Anatoly Zayats
    DOI: 10.1039/C5FD90022K

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

    Mesoporous perovskite solar cells: material composition, charge-carrier dynamics, and device characteristics
    Yixin Zhao, Alexandre M. Nardes and Kai Zhu
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00128A

    A classical treatment of optical tunneling in plasmonic gaps: extending the quantum corrected model to practical situations
    Rubén Esteban, Asier Zugarramurdi, Pu Zhang, Peter Nordlander, Francisco J. García-Vidal, Andrei G. Borisov and Javier Aizpurua
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00196F

    Ultra-strong coupling of molecular materials: spectroscopy and dynamics
    Jino George, Shaojun Wang, Thibault Chervy, Antoine Canaguier-Durand, Gael Schaeffer, Jean-Marie Lehn, James A. Hutchison, Cyriaque Genet and Thomas W. Ebbesen
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00197D
    Open Access

    Introductory lecture: nanoplasmonics
    Mark L. Brongersma
    DOI: 10.1039/C5FD90020D

    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
    Open Access

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

    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
    Open Access

    Introductory Lecture: Mechanochemistry, a versatile synthesis strategy for new materials
    William Jones and Mark D. Eddleston
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00162A
    Open Access

    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

    Spontaneous tubulation of membranes and vesicles reveals membrane tension generated by spontaneous curvature
    Reinhard Lipowsky
    DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20105D
    Open Access

    Protein A-conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles for separation of Vibrio cholerae from water samples
    Tran Quang Huy, Pham Van Chung, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Cristina Blanco-Andujar and Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00152D
    Open Access

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

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

    Simultaneous frequency and dissipation factor QCM measurements of biomolecular adsorption and cell adhesion
    Michael Rodahl, Fredrik Höök, Claes Fredriksson, Craig A. Keller, Anatol Krozer, Peter Brzezinski, Marina Voinova and Bengt Kasemo
    DOI: 10.1039/A703137H

    On the question of two-step nucleation in protein crystallization
    Andrea Sauter, Felix Roosen-Runge, Fajun Zhang, Gudrun Lotze, Artem Feoktystov, Robert M. J. Jacobs and Frank Schreiber
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00225C
    Open Access

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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

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    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.

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    Submit your abstract today!

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    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
    DOI:
    10.1039/C4TA04428B

    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
    DOI:
    10.1039/C4FD00057A

    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.

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    Submit your poster abstract by 6 July and get involved

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

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    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:

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    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.

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    Submit your poster abstract by 29 June and get involved

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

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    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

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    AuAg bimetallic nanoparticles: formation, silica-coating and selective etching
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    In situ Raman study of lithium-ion intercalation into microcrystalline graphite
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    Hydrogen evolution on nano-particulate transition metal sulfides
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    Control parameters for electrochemically relevant materials: the significance of size and complexity
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    Systems materials engineering approach for solar-to-chemical conversion
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    Inkjet printing of graphene
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    Imaging molecular structure through femtosecond photoelectron diffraction on aligned and oriented gas-phase molecules
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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

    John Irvine and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to York.

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