FD 168: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas- Early bird registration deadline is 17th February

Early bird registration for Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas: Faraday Discussion 168 closes on 17th February 2014, so register now to take advantage of discounted fees.

Join this meeting to discuss the cyclic role of dust in the chemical evolution of the Universe, focusing on the following themes:

  •  Observations on Dust, Ice and Gas relevant to Astrochemistry
  • Laboratory Astrochemistry of Dust and Ice
  • Astrophysical Modelling
  • New Directions in Solid and Surface Astrochemistry

Travel bursaries of £150 are available to eligible student and early-career members of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 So don’t miss out – click here to register

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Top 10 most-read Faraday Discussions articles – Q4 2013

This month sees the following articles in Faraday Discussions that are in the top 10 most accessed from October – December:

Hydrogen evolution on nano-particulate transition metal sulfides
Jacob Bonde, Poul G. Moses, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov and Ib Chorkendorff
Faraday Discuss., 2009,140, 219-231
DOI: 10.1039/B803857K, Paper

Introductory Lecture
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
Faraday Discuss., 2006,132, 9-26
DOI: 10.1039/B513431P, Paper

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
Faraday Discuss., 1997,107, 229-246
DOI: 10.1039/A703137H, Paper

Self-assembling amphipathic alpha-helical peptides induce the formation of active protein aggregates in vivo
Zhanglin Lin, Bihong Zhou, Wei Wu, Lei Xing and Qing Zhao
Faraday Discuss., 2013,166, 243-256
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00068K, Paper

Spontaneous tubulation of membranes and vesicles reveals membrane tension generated by spontaneous curvature
Reinhard Lipowsky
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 305-331
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20105D, Paper

Importance of many-body orientational correlations in the physical description of liquids
Hajime Tanaka
Faraday Discuss., 2013,167, 9-76
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00110E, Paper

Realizing artificial photosynthesis
Devens Gust, Thomas A. Moore and Ana L. Moore
Faraday Discuss., 2012,155, 9-26
DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00110H, Paper

Cell penetrating peptide amphiphile integrated liposomal systems for enhanced delivery of anticancer drugs to tumor cells
Melis Sardan, Murat Kilinc, Rukan Genc, Ayse B. Tekinay and Mustafa O. Guler
Faraday Discuss., 2013,166, 269-283
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00058C, Paper

A first principles comparison of the mechanism and site requirements for the electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol and formic acid over Pt
Matthew Neurock, Michael Janik and Andrzej Wieckowski
Faraday Discuss., 2009,140, 363-378
DOI: 10.1039/B804591G, Paper

Steady state oxygen reduction and cyclic voltammetry
Jan Rossmeisl, Gustav S. Karlberg, Thomas Jaramillo and Jens K. Nørskov
Faraday Discuss., 2009,140, 337-346
DOI: 10.1039/B802129E, Paper

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

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Rewarding Excellence, Gaining recognition

Up to £5,000 prize money

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. There are over 80 Prizes and Awards available covering all areas of the chemical sciences.

You still have time to make your nomination before the deadline on 15th January 2014

As well as the cash prize of up to £5,000 and an inscribed medal , all Prize and Award winners are given the opportunity to present their work to the wider community by giving lectures at several universities around the UK.

Prizes are available in the categories various categories, including Biosciences, Environment, Sustainability and Energy, Materials Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Industry & Technology.

Please nominate someone or be nominated by a Royal Society of Chemistry member by visiting

http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Awards/2014-RSC-Prizes-Awards.asp

The publicity associated with my RSC Award resulted in the increased recognition for all my great colleagues who contributed and supported this programme over the years.” Monica Papworth

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FD164: Electrolysis at the Nanoscale now published

We are pleased to announce the publication of Faraday Discussion 164: Electrolysis at the Graphical abstract: Front coverNanoscale.

Take a look at the volume today

In the volume you can find all the papers and exciting discussion from the conference held in Durham, UK in July 2013.

Here are just some of the highlights:

Opening
Template electrodeposition of catalytic nanomotors
Joseph Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00105A

Closing
Closing remarks: looking back and ahead at ‘nano’ electroanalytical chemistry
David E. Williams
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00106G

Read all the discussion & debate on the presented papers in the dedicated “General Discussion” sections.

Faraday Discussions are a unique opportunity to discuss your work with leading researchers in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The latest Impact Factor is 3.8.

All delegates have the opportunity to present their views on the Discussion papers and their own new research. All the presented papers and the discussion are published together in the Faraday Discussions volume.

Don’t miss out – find out more and take a look at future Faraday Discussions.

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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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Top 10 most-read Faraday Discussions articles – Q3 2013

This month sees the following articles in Faraday Discussions that are in the top 10 most accessed from July – September:

Interactions between poly(2-ethylacrylic acid) and lipid bilayer membranes: Effects of cholesterol and grafted poly(ethylene glycol)
David Needham, Jeff Mills and Gary Eichenbaum
Faraday Discuss., 1999,111, 103-110
DOI: 10.1039/A808717B

Hydrogen evolution on nano-particulate transition metal sulfides
Jacob Bonde, Poul G. Moses, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov and Ib Chorkendorff
Faraday Discuss., 2009,140, 219-231
DOI: 10.1039/B803857K

Introductory Lecture 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
Faraday Discuss., 2006,132, 9-26
DOI: 10.1039/B513431P

Anchored metal nanoparticles: Effects of support and size on their energy, sintering resistance and reactivity
Charles T. Campbell and Jason R. V. Sellers
Faraday Discuss., 2013,162, 9-30
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00094J

Spontaneous tubulation of membranes and vesicles reveals membrane tension generated by spontaneous curvature
Reinhard Lipowsky
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 305-331
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20105D

The three pillars of photo-initiated quantum molecular dynamics
Albert Stolow
Faraday Discuss., 2013,163, 9-32
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD90021E

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
Faraday Discuss., 1997,107, 229-246
DOI: 10.1039/A703137H

Anomalous and normal diffusion of proteins and lipids in crowded lipid membranes Matti Javanainen, Henrik Hammaren, Luca Monticelli, Jae-Hyung Jeon, Markus S. Miettinen, Hector Martinez-Seara, Ralf Metzler and Ilpo Vattulainen
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 397-417
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20085F

Materials characterization of the low temperature sensitive liposome (LTSL): effects of the lipid composition (lysolipid and DSPE–PEG2000) on the thermal transition and release of doxorubicin
David Needham, Ji-Young Park, Alexander M. Wright and Jihong Tong
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 515-534
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20111A

Shape-selected bimetallic nanoparticle electrocatalysts: evolution of their atomic-scale structure, chemical composition, and electrochemical reactivity under various chemical environments
Chunhua Cui, Mahdi Ahmadi, Farzad Behafarid, Lin Gan, Maximilian Neumann, Marc Heggen, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya and Peter Strasser
Faraday Discuss., 2013,162, 91-112
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD20159G

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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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