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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Group photo from Faraday Discussion 167

Faraday Discussion 167 was on mesostructure and dynamics in liquids and solutions, and took place last week in Bristol.

Here are the delegates at FD 167:

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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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This week’s HOT article

Take a look at this exciting article that has been recently published online:

Nanoscale control of interfacial processes for latent fingerprint enhancement
Rachel M. Sapstead (nee Brown), Karl S. Ryder, Claire Fullarton, Maximilian Skoda, Robert M. Dalgliesh, Erik B. Watkins, Charlotte Beebee, Robert Barker, Andrew Glidle and A. Robert Hillman  
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00053B

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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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FD 163: Photo-initiated Quantum Molecular Dynamics now published

Photo-initiated quantum molecular dynamicsWe are pleased to announce the publication of Faraday Discussion 163 Photo-initiated Quantum Molecular Dynamics

Take a look at the volume today

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

Here are just some of the highlights:

The three pillars of photo-initiated quantum molecular dynamics
Albert Stolow
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD90021E

Strong field control of predissociation dynamics
María E. Corrales, Garikoitz Balerdi, Vincent Loriot, Rebeca de Nalda and Luis Bañares
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20143G

A multi-sheeted three-dimensional potential-energy surface for the H-atom photodissociation of phenol
Sai G. Ramesh and Wolfgang Domcke
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00006K

Photodynamics of Lys+-Trp protein motifs: Hydrogen bonds ensure photostability
Matteo Guglielmi, Manuel Doemer, Ivano Tavernelli and Ursula Rothlisberger
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00037K

Time-resolved photoelectron imaging of the iodide–thymine and iodide–uracil binary cluster systems
Sarah B. King, Margaret A. Yandell and Daniel M. Neumark
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD20158A

Photoinitiated quantum molecular dynamics: Concluding Remarks
Michael N. R. Ashfold
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00090G

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 5.0.

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.


Faraday Discussions is a sister journal to Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). PCCP brings you content of the highest quality in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. With high-impact research, and a truly international readership, PCCP is the ideal place to publish.

You might be interested in these themed issues in PCCP:

Ultrafast chemical dynamics
Guest Editors: Klaas Wynne and Neil T. Hunt
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, Issue 18

Electronic energy transfer
Guest Editor: Anthony Harriman
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, Issue 27

Analysis and control of ultrafast photon-induced processes
Guest Editors: Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký, Nikolaus Ernsting, Joshua Jortner, Jörn Manz, Eckart Rühl and Ludger Wöste
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, Issue 19

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Top 25 most-read Faraday Discussions articles – Q2 2013

This month sees the following articles in Faraday Discussions that are in the top 25 most accessed from April – June :

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 

Nanostructured materials for lithium-ion batteries: Surface conductivity vs. bulk ion/electron transport
B. Ellis, P. Subramanya Herle, Y.-H. Rho, L. F. Nazar, R. Dunlap, Laura K. Perry and D. H. Ryan  
Faraday Discuss., 2007,134, 119-141 
DOI: 10.1039/B602698B 

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 

Artificial photosynthesis for solar fuels 
Stenbjörn Styring    
Faraday Discuss., 2012,155, 357-376 
DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00113B 

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 

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 

Ionic Liquids: Past, present and future 
C. Austen Angell, Younes Ansari and Zuofeng Zhao    
Faraday Discuss., 2012,154, 9-27 
DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00112D 

Micro-convection, dissipative structure and pattern formation in polymer blend solutions under temperature gradients 
Takeshi Nambu, Yuji Yamauchi, Takahiro Kushiro and Shinichi Sakurai    
Faraday Discuss., 2005,128, 285-298 
DOI: 10.1039/B403108C 

The thermodynamics of calcite nucleation at organic interfaces: Classical vs. non-classical pathways
Q. Hu, M. H. Nielsen, C. L. Freeman, L. M. Hamm, J. Tao, J. R. I. Lee, T. Y. J. Han, U. Becker, J. H. Harding, P. M. Dove and J. J. De Yoreo 
Faraday Discuss., 2012,159, 509-523 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20124K 

Transparent superhydrophobic and highly oleophobic coatings 
Liangliang Cao and Di Gao  
Faraday Discuss., 2010,146, 57-65 
DOI: 10.1039/C003392H 

What is not required to make a single molecule magnet 
Frank Neese and Dimitrios A. Pantazis  
Faraday Discuss., 2011,148, 229-238 
DOI: 10.1039/C005256F 

Introductory Lecture: Basic quantities in model biomembranes 
John F. Nagle    
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 11-29 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20121F 

Switching-off toluene formation in the solvent-free oxidation of benzyl alcohol using supported trimetallic Au–Pd–Pt nanoparticles
Qian He, Peter J. Miedziak, Lokesh Kesavan, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Meenakshisundaram Sankar, Jose Antonio Lopez-Sanchez, Michael M. Forde, Jennifer K. Edwards, David W. Knight, Stuart H. Taylor, Christopher J. Kiely and Graham J. Hutchings 
Faraday Discuss., 2013,162, 365-378 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20153D 

Gaussian curvature elasticity determined from global shape transformations and local stress distributions: a comparative study using the MARTINI model 
Mingyang Hu, Djurre H. de Jong, Siewert J. Marrink and Markus Deserno    
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 365-382 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20087B 

Introductory Lecture: Interpreting and predicting Hofmeister salt ion and solute effects on biopolymer and model processes using the solute partitioning model 
M. Thomas Record, Emily Guinn, Laurel Pegram and Michael Capp    
Faraday Discuss., 2013,160, 9-44 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20128C 

Light-driven water oxidation with a molecular tetra-cobalt(iii) cubane cluster
Giuseppina La Ganga, Fausto Puntoriero, Sebastiano Campagna, Irene Bazzan, Serena Berardi, Marcella Bonchio, Andrea Sartorel, Mirco Natali and Franco Scandola 
Faraday Discuss., 2012,155, 177-190 
DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00093D 

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 

Switchable domain partitioning and diffusion of DNA origami rods on membranes 
Aleksander Czogalla, Eugene P. Petrov, Dominik J. Kauert, Veselina Uzunova, Yixin Zhang, Ralf Seidel and Petra Schwille
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 31-43 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20109G 

An ab initio approach to understanding the specific ion effect 
Marcel D. Baer and Christopher J. Mundy  
Faraday Discuss., 2013,160, 89-101 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20113E 

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

The effect of cholesterol on the intrinsic rate of lipid flip–flop as measured by sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy 
Jin Liu, Krystal L. Brown and John C. Conboy    
Faraday Discuss., 2013,161, 45-61 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20083J 

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 

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 

What ice can teach us about water interactions: a critical comparison of the performance of different water models 
C. Vega, J. L. F. Abascal, M. M. Conde and J. L. Aragones  
Faraday Discuss., 2009,141, 251-276 
DOI: 10.1039/B805531A 

Superhydrophobic surfaces by hybrid raspberry-like particles 
Maria D’Acunzi, Lena Mammen, Maninderjit Singh, Xu Deng, Marcel Roth, Günter K. Auernhammer, Hans-Jürgen Butt and Doris Vollmer 
Faraday Discuss., 2010,146, 35-48 
DOI: 10.1039/B925676H 

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

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