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Next-Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry – poster deadline

We are delighted to share with you a selection of the Accepted Manuscripts that will be discussed at the upcoming Faraday Discussions meeting on the theme of Next-Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry taking place in Xiamen, China from 27-29th October 2014.

We hope that you will join us to discuss this exciting topic along with leading scientists including Peidong Yang, Lee Cronin, Nenad Markovic, Zhong Lin Wang and many more. Register today!

Submit a poster abstract by 18th August

You can find out more about the unique format of Faraday Discussions on our FAQs page.

Enjoy reading this selection of Accepted Manuscripts:

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

Graphene-supported iron-based nanoparticles encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon as a synergistic catalyst for hydrogen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions
Xinhe Bao, Jing Wang, Guoxiong Wang, Shu Miao and Jiayuan Li
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00123K

Bridging Silicon Nanoparticles and Thermoelectrics: Phenylacetylene Functionalization
Shane Ashby, Jason A. Thomas, Jorge García-Cañadas, Gao Min, Jack Corps, Anthony V Powell, Hualong Xu, Wei Shen and Yimin Chao
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00109E

Carbonization of Self-assembled Nanoporous Hemin with a Significantly Enhanced Activity for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
Yan Xie, Chizhou Tang, Zhiqiang Hao, Yang Lv, Ruixia Yang, Xuming Wei, Wei-Qiao Deng, Anjie Wang, Baolian Yi and Yujiang Song
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00121D

Check back to this post for more articles over the coming weeks!

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Join us to discuss this HOT research

Faraday Discussions, Royal Society of Chemistry. Journal cover image.Check out these HOT articles which have recently been published as Accepted Manuscripts in Faraday Discussions:


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

Redox-active electrolyte for supercapacitor application
Elzbieta Frackowiak, Mikolaj Meller, Jakub Menzel, Dominika Gastol and Krzysztof Fic
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00052H

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

Organocatalysis for New Chiral Fullerene-based Materials
Rosa M. Girón, Silvia Reboredo, Juan Marco-Martínez, Salvatorre Filippone and Nazario Martin
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00065J


All four articles will be discussed at upcoming Faraday Discussions meetings on:

Find out more about the unique format of Faraday Discussions and register to attend one or both of these exciting meetings: http://rsc.li/fd-events.

There are even some bursaries to help undergraduates and postgraduates attend!

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FD175: Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles – Abstract deadline 9 December 2013

The deadline for oral abstract submissions to Faraday Discussion 175 has been extended to the 9 December 2013.

Submit now!

Confirmed invited speakers at Faraday Discussion 175 include:

Peter Dobson (Introductory)
University of Oxford
Mostafa El-Sayed (Closing)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Paul Alivisatos
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Kerry Chester
UCL Cancer Institute
Hedi Mattoussi
Florida State University
Paul O’Brien
The University of Manchester
Edman Tsang
University of Oxford
Christian Plank
Technical University of Munich
Oliver Reiser
Universität Regensburg
Ivan Parkin
University College London

Themes at FD 175 will be:

  • Noble metal NPs: Novel synthesis of Au and Ag NPs, for example, and better understanding of surface chemistry and interactions between NPs and ligands
  • Quantum dots: Novel syntheses and novel biofunctionalisation to enhance quantum yield of quantum dots, as well as being a protective layer for biomedical applications
  • Magnetic NPs: Novel syntheses for enhanced magnetic properties and functionalisation for specific targets in vivo
  • Carbon nanotube & graphite/graphene and other NPs: There is very limited literature on biomedical applications of this type of material. Therefore, biofunctionalisation is a very important aspect of this research topic

The Scientific Committee for Faraday Discussion 175 look forward to seeing you there!

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Join us at the first Faraday Discussion meeting in Asia

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the first Faraday Discussion meeting in Asia, which will take place in Xiamen, China from 27-29th October 2014.

Submit your abstract today via our submission system.

You can find more details about submitting your abstract here.

The overall theme of the meeting is Next-Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry and will include the following topics:

  • Optimized design of energy materials using system integration from atomic, molecular, nano to meso scale
  • Design of material systems to optimize the energy enrichment of renewable sources
  • How interfacial chemistry takes place in energy-related processes
  • New materials and innovations for energy applications

Confirmed speakers:

  • Peidong Yang (Introductory), University of California-Berkeley
  • Lee Cronin (Closing), University of Glasgow
  • Yi Cui, Stanford University
  • Michael Graetzel, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Xile Hu, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Can Li, Dalian Institute of Chemistry and Physics, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Joachim Maier, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • Nenad Markovic, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Erwin Reisner, University of Cambridge
  • Ram Seshadri, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Rose-Noëlle Vannier, Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide
  • Li-Jun Wan, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Yi Xie, University of Science and Technology of China

How do Faraday Discussions work?
Submit your abstract by 3rd February
The Scientific Committee select the best abstracts to be oral presentations
Selected authors submit a full paper by 3rd June 2014
The papers are sent to all delegates before the meeting to read and prepare questions they want to ask at the meeting
At the meeting speakers have 5 minutes to present their paper
Any delegate can present their own data (including powerpoint slides) or ask a question
All the presented papers and a record of the discussion, including new research presented by any delegate, are published together in the Faraday Discussion volume in fully referenced and citeable form.

Faraday Discussions’ latest Impact Factor is 3.8.

If you would rather submit a poster the poster abstract deadline is 18th August 2014.

We hope you can join us for Faraday Discussion 176. Professor Zhong-QunTian and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to Xiamen. Please let us know that you plan to attend by email (faraday-rsc@rsc.org).

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Emerging Photon Technologies for Chemical Dynamics (FD171) – Call for oral abstracts

The new deadline for oral abstract submission is 4 November 2013, so submit today for a chance to showcase your work at this engaging event.

Join the discussion with distinguished speakers, and present your research alongside experts in the field.

We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to present you work; registration is only open for a few more weeks, so submit now to avoid disappointment.

For further details about participating in this event, please visit the event webpage.

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Faraday Discussion 174: Organics, Photonics & Electronics – call for oral abstracts

Call for oral abstracts – deadline extended to 2 December 2013

We invite you to join us for Faraday Discussion 174,  which will cover:

•    Organic photovoltaics and energy
•    Organic lasers
•    Organic bioelectronics
•    Sensors and molecular electronics

Submit your abstract today

You can find more details about submitting your abstract here

Speakers include:

•    Magnus Berggren, Linköping University
•    Christoph Brabec, University of Erlangen
Donal Bradley, Imperial College London
•    Rene Janssen, TU Eindhoven
•    Uli Lemmer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
•    Karl Leo, TU Dresden
•    Gemma Soloman, University of Copenhagen
•    Luisa Torsi, University of Bari
•    Latha Venkataraman, Columbia University
•    Fred Wudl, University of California, Santa Barbara


Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is a sister journal to Faraday Discussions. PCCP brings you content of the highest quality in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry.

We invite you to submit your research to PCCP today.

Articles from PCCP in this area include:

Organic n-type materials for charge transport and charge storage applications
Monika Stolar and Thomas Baumgartner
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51379C, Perspective

Reassessing the use of one-electron energetics in the design and characterization of organic photovoltaics
Brett M. Savoie, Nicholas E. Jackson, Tobin J. Marks and Mark A. Ratner
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP50438G

You might also be interested in PCCP’s themed issue on “Organic electronics – new physical insight” guest edited by Wenping Hu, Yu-Tai Tao and Henning Sirringhaus. You can view the issue here.


Professor Peter Skabara and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to Strathclyde in September 2014 for Organics, Photonics & Electronics: Faraday Discussion 174.

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Faraday Discussion 173: New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials – call for oral abstracts

Call for oral abstracts – deadline 11 November 2013

We invite you to join us for Faraday Discussion 173, which will cover:

•    Optoelectronics and spectroscopy, electronic properties
•    Functional materials and theory
•    Applications, composites, nanoelectronic devices
•    Functionalisation, separation, solvation and assembly

Submit your abstract today

Speakers include:

•    Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rice University
•    Mary Chan, Nanyang Technological University
•    Toshiaki Enoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology
•    Vladimir Falko, Lancaster University
•    Andrea Ferrari, University of Cambridge
•    Andreas Hirsch, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
•    Ian Kinloch, University of Manchester
•    Nazario Martin, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
•    Matthew Rosseinsky, University of Liverpool
•    Alan Windle, University of Cambridge


You may be interested in these recently published articles in the area of carbon nanomaterials. You can read them for free for a limited period by clicking on the links below.

These articles are from some of Faraday Discussions’ sister. These journals are published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the whole scientific community.

FREE: Production of heavily n- and p-doped CVD graphene with solution-processed redox-active metal–organic species
Sergio A. Paniagua, Jose Baltazar, Hossein Sojoudi, Swagat K. Mohapatra, Siyuan Zhang, Clifford L. Henderson, Samuel Graham, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
Mater. Horiz., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00035D, Communication

FREE: Graphene synthesis: relationship to applications
Rebecca S. Edwards and Karl S. Coleman
Nanoscale, 2013,5, 38-51
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32629A, Review Article

FREE: Prospects for graphene–nanoparticle-based hybrid sensors
Perry T. Yin, Tae-Hyung Kim, Jeong-Woo Choi and Ki-Bum Lee
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 12785-12799
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51901E, Perspective

FREE: Diels–Alder reactions for carbon material synthesis and surface functionalization
Nicolas Zydziak, Basit Yameen and Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Polym. Chem. , 2013,4, 4072-4086
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00232B, Review Article

FREE: Advanced porous carbon electrodes for electrochemical capacitors
Li Li Zhang, Yi Gu and X. S. Zhao
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 9395-9408
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA11114H, Feature Article

FREE: The interplay between carbon nanomaterials and amyloid fibrils in bio-nanotechnology
Chaoxu Li and Raffaele Mezzenga
Nanoscale, 2013,5, 6207-6218
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01644G, Review Article


Karl Coleman and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to London in September 2014 for New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials: Faraday Discussion 173.

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Faraday Discussion 172: Carbon in Electrochemistry – call for oral abstracts

Call for oral abstracts – deadline 4 November 2013

We invite you to join us for Faraday Discussion 172, which will cover:

•   Graphene, carbon nanotubes and carbon at the nanoscale
•   Diamond and sp3 carbons in electrochemistry
•   Carbon electrodes in electrochemical energy technology
•   Understanding and controlling the carbon interface

Submit your abstract today. (You can find more details about submitting your abstract here)

Speakers include:

•   Héctor Abruῆa, Cornell University
•   Philippe Bergonzo, CEA-LIST
•   Robert Dryfe, The University of Manchester
•   Elzbieta Frackowiak, Poznan University of Technology
•   Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University
•   Dirk Guldi, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen
•   Richard McCreery, University of Alberta
•   Christoph Nebel, Fraunhofer Institute IAF
•   Siegfried Waldvogel, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
•   Patrick Unwin, University of Warwick


Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is a sister journal to Faraday Discussions. PCCP brings you content of the highest quality in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry.

We invite you to submit your research to PCCP today.

Articles from PCCP in this area include:

Nuclear magnetic resonance study of ion adsorption on microporous carbide-derived carbon
Alexander C. Forse, John M. Griffin, Hao Wang, Nicole M. Trease, Volker Presser, Yury Gogotsi, Patrice Simon and Clare P. Grey
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51210J, Paper

Intrinsic electrochemical activity of single walled carbon nanotube–Nafion assemblies
Michael E. Snowden, Martin A. Edwards, Nicola C. Rudd, Julie. V. Macpherson and Patrick R. Unwin
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP44538K, Paper

Electrochemistry at nanoporous interfaces: new opportunity for electrocatalysis
Je Hyun Bae, Ji-Hyung Han and Taek Dong Chung
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22927C, Perspective

The electrochemistry of CVD graphene: progress and prospects
Dale A. C. Brownson and Craig E. Banks
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40225D, Perspective


Katherine Holt and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to Sheffield in July 2014 for Carbon in Electrochemistry: Faraday Discussion 172.


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Faraday Discussion 171: Emerging Photon Technologies for Chemical Dynamics – call for oral abstracts

Call for oral abstracts – deadline 21 October 2013

Submit now!

We invite you to join us for Faraday Discussion 171, which will cover:

•             Chemical reaction dynamics
•             Electron dynamics in atoms, molecules and clusters
•             Correlated systems, surfaces and catalysis
•             Nanoscale and bio imaging

Submit your abstract today. You can find more details about submitting your abstract here

Speakers include:

  • Majed Chergui, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Henry Chapman, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science
  • Christian Bressler, European XFEL GmbH
  • Robert Moshammer, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik
  • Nora Berrah, Western Michigan University
  • Jon Marangos, Imperial College London
  • Kai Roßnagel, Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik
  • Martin Wolf, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • John Spence, Arizona State University
  • Chris Jacobsen, Northwestern University/Argonne National Laboratory

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics is a sister journal to Faraday Discussions. PCCP brings you content of the highest quality in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry.

We invite you to submit your research to PCCP today.

Articles from PCCP in this area include:

Ultrafast fluorescence studies of dye sensitized solar cells
Olivier Bräm, Andrea Cannizzo and Majed Chergui
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40590C, Communication

State- and conformer-selected beams of aligned and oriented molecules for ultrafast diffraction studies
Frank Filsinger, Gerard Meijer, Henrik Stapelfeldt, Henry N. Chapman and Jochen Küpper
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01585G, Perspective

Comparison of high-order harmonic generation in uracil and thymine ablation plumes
Christopher Hutchison, Rashid A. Ganeev, Marta Castillejo, Ignacio Lopez-Quintas, Amelle Zaïr, Sébastien J. Weber, Felicity McGrath, Zara Abdelrahman, Malte Oppermann, Margarita Martin, Dang Yuan Lei, Stefan A. Maier, John W. G. Tisch and Jonathan P. Marangos
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP00004D, Paper

Studies of bimolecular reaction dynamics using pulsed high-intensity vacuum-ultraviolet lasers for photoionization detection
Daniel R. Albert and H. Floyd Davis
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51930A, Perspective

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Faraday Discussion 170: Abstract Deadline Monday

Call for oral abstracts – deadline 29 July 2013

Find out more about Faraday Discussion 170 here…

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