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Editor’s Choice collection: Recent advances in solar fuels and photocatalysis research

Our first Journal of Materials Chemistry A Editor’s Choice collection highlights the recent advances in solar fuel generation and photocatalysis research.

Journal of Materials Chemistry A’s Associate Editor Frank E. Osterloh (University of California, Davis, USA) has gathered together the journal’s most outstanding recent papers on solar fuel generators and photocatalysts.

Browse the collection
Browse the full Editor’s Choice collections here: https://rsc.li/PhotoCat.

Read a selection of the articles:

Articles in this collection are free to access upon registration until the end of June.

 

Nanostructured catalysts for electrochemical water splitting: current state and prospects

Xiumin Li, Xiaogang Hao, Abuliti Abudula and Guoqing Guan

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 11973-12000 DOI: 10.1039/C6TA02334G

 

Two-dimensional nanosheets for electrocatalysis in energy generation and conversion

Hengcong Tao, Yunnan Gao, Neetu Talreja, Fen Guo, John Texter, Chao Yan and Zhenyu Sun

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 7257-7284 DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00075H

 

Two-step synthesis of binary Ni–Fe sulfides supported on nickel foam as highly efficient electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction

Bin Dong, Xin Zhao, Guan-Qun Han, Xiao Li, Xiao Shang, Yan-Ru Liu, Wen-Hui Hu, Yong-Ming Chai, Hui Zhao and Chen-Guang Liu

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 13499-13508 DOI: 10.1039/C6TA03177C

 

Ni12P5 nanoparticles embedded into porous g-C3N4 nanosheets as a noble-metal-free hetero-structure photocatalyst for efficient H2 production under visible light

Deqian Zeng, Wee-Jun Ong, Hongfei Zheng, Mingda Wu, Yuanzhi Chen, Dong-Liang Peng and Ming-Yong Han

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 16171-16178 DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04816E

 

MXene: a promising photocatalyst for water splitting

Zhonglu Guo, Jian Zhou, Linggang Zhu and Zhimei Sun

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 11446-11452 DOI: 10.1039/C6TA04414J

 

Read the full collections here: https://rsc.li/PhotoCat

 

Enjoy reading this Editor’s Choice collection on recent advances in solar fuels and photocatalysis research.

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9th International Nanomedicine Conference

Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Nanoscale Horizons and Materials Horizons are proud to support the 9th International Nanomedicine Conference.

The International Nanomedicine Conference is regarded as the most significant nanomedicine meeting in the Southern Hemisphere, taking place annually at our local beach, Coogee Beach Sydney. This event will be brought to you by the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN) and the ARC Centre for Bio-Nano Science (CBNS). The conference aims to showcase great research, in an environment conducive to network­ing with colleagues from around the world.

Visit the website to find out more! http://www.oznanomed.org/

 

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Graphene 2018

The 8th edition of Graphene Conference series, the largest European Event in Graphene and 2D Materials, will be organized in Dresden (Germany) from the 26 – 29 of June 2018. Over the past 7 editions, the Graphene Conference has strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the Graphene community worldwide.

 

Topics include, but are not limited to :

  • Chemistry of 2D materials
  • Composites for Energy applications
  • Devices for Electronic Applications (flexible displays, high frequency devices, sensors, etc..)
  • Growth, synthesis techniques and integration methods
  • Health and Medical Applications
  • Photonics and Plasmonics
  • Quantum transport , magnetism and spintronics
  • Spectroscopies (Optics, Raman, EELS) and microscopies (HRTEM, STM, AFM)
  • Theory and Simulation

A fantastic line-up of speakers is confirmed, including plenary lectures from Professor Albert Fert and Professor Philip Kim. Visit the website for a full list of plenary, keynote, and invited speakers.

In this edition, the Graphene 2018 organisers (in collaboration with several institutions and companies) will offer awards to the best posters and oral presentations. Nanoscale and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are delighted to contribute RSC book vouchers to these awards. Only PhD students will be eligible to receive awards. Please visit the conference website for further details.

Abstract submission for posters finishes 18 May 2018 so don’t miss out on the chance to present your excellent graphene work!

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Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) 2018

The Journal of Materials Chemistry family of journals is proud to support the Recent Appointees in Materials Science 2018.

The Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) 2018 is the only UK national conference specifically aimed at recent appointees. RAMS 2018 is supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry Materials Division and it has been running since 2010 at different UK locations including Lancaster, Coventry, Bath, Exeter and now Cardiff. Cardiff University has taken the responsibility of organising it this year on the 10th and 11th of September 2018. The Conference aims to cover a broad range of subjects in Materials Science (from inorganic materials and functional nanomaterials, to biological, soft matter and electronic materials), to help recent appointees in academia and industry to build their national collaborative networks, exchange experiences and benefit from peer support.

Visit the website: http://www.rams2018.org/

Send your abstract by 16th July 2018

Early bird registration deadline: 21st July 2018

In addition our colleagues from Chemistry are organising Recent Appointees in Inorganic Chemistry (MICRA) 2018 and they are holding their event at the same time and venue as (RAMS) therefore this will be an amazing opportunity in terms of networking.

Their website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/28711/MICRA2018

 

 

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Metamaterials’2018

The 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena – Metamaterials’2018, will comprise a 4-day Conference (27–30 August), and a 2-day Doctoral School (31 August–1 September).

Organized by the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL (http://www.metamorphose-vi.org/) and hosted by Aalto University (Espoo, Finland), this Congress follows the success of Metamaterials 2007-2017 and continues the traditions of the highly successful series of International Conferences on Complex Media and Metamaterials (Bianisotropics) and Rome International Workshops on Metamaterials and Special Materials for Electromagnetic Applications and Telecommunications.

The Congress will provide a unique topical forum to share the latest results of the metamaterials research in Europe and worldwide and bring together the engineering, physics, applied mathematics and material science communities working on artificial materials and their applications from microwaves to optical frequencies, as well as in acoustics, mechanics, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics.

 

Plenary Speakers include:

  • Nader EnghetaUniversity of Pennsylvania – Metamaterials for Informatics.
  • Martin van HeckeLeiden University/AMOLF – Complex Mechanical Metamaterials.
  • Stefano Maci, University of Siena – Metasurface Design.
  • Arno Rauschenbeutel, Technische Universität Wien – Chiral Quantum Nanophotonics.

 

Materials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry C are delighted to support Metamaterials’2018 with student prizes.

Register before 25 June 2018 for early-bird registration rates. Visit the conference website for more information.

Follow Metamaterials’2018 on social media: TwitterFacebook

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Materials Chemistry & Science conference

Journal of Materials Chemistry B is proud to support the Materials Chemistry & Science conference in Toronto, Canada.

The conference on Materials Chemistry & Science will serve as a platform for the scientific community to meet experts and exchange ideas.

Research in materials chemistry and science may focus on a specific material. Some of the research areas include: Computational Materials Science, Biomaterials, Ceramics, Composites, Photonics and Defense Purpose Materials. Due to the dramatic rise in energy demands, researchers have also focused on the energy materials for better future.

Materials Chemistry provides the link between atomic, molecular and supramolecular behavior and the useful properties of a material. It lies at the core of many chemical industries. It involves the use of chemistry for the design and synthesis of materials with interesting or potentially useful physical characteristics, such as magnetic, optical, structural or catalytic properties.

For more information about the conference, see the conference website: https://materialsscience.chemistryconferences.org/

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New Memory Paradigms – Faraday Discussion

New Memory Paradigms – Faraday Discussion
15–17 October 2018, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Journal of Materials Chemistry C is proud to support New Memory Paradigms: Memristive Phenomena and Neuromorphic Applications, the latest addition to our historic Faraday Discussions.

The Faraday Discussion will bring together experts in a field of research which represents one of the hottest multidisciplinary topics, including major players from the computer and nanoelectronics industry, leading academic research groups in physics, chemistry, materials science, thin film technology, device engineering, computer science, neurology and brain-research and logic, and neuromorphic circuit engineering. It will provide a bridge between terminologies, theories, models and applications.

Poster abstract submission deadline: 23 July 2018

For more details, see the Faraday Discussion website.

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2018 International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B and C and Materials Horizons are pleased to support the 2018 International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM2018).

This conference aims to give researchers from around the world the opportunity to engage and network with peers, industry and friends, in the field of advanced materials.  Specifically ICYRAM2018 gives a platform for researchers upto 15 years post-PhD to present their R&D.  From the 4th to 8th of November 2018, Adelaide in South Australia will be the global focus for the scientific presentations, conversations, and chance meetings that will set forth the future discoveries and innovations to drive society forward. ICYRAM2018, the 4th edition of ICYRAM, will build on the original mission by providing a fair and equitable event for all early stage researcher’s to meet, discuss and network in a safe and welcoming environment.  Whether they be specialised materials researchers or those who utilise and apply materials to their R&D – ICYRAM2018 welcomes all.

Important Dates

  • 30th March 2018 – Abstract submission deadline
  • 30th June 2018 – Early bird registration closure

For more information and how to submit an abstract please visit the conference website

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Have you read our most popular Journal of Materials Chemistry A articles from 2017?

In recognition of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A community of authors and readers, we have put together an online collection, featuring the most downloaded articles published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2017. This online collection of research articles reflects the high quality of work published by the journal and the reach of the journal’s voice in our community.

The full online collection can be accessed here.


 A selection of the included publications:

A review on special wettability textiles: theoretical models, fabrication technologies and multifunctional applications

Shuhui Li, Jianying Huang, Zhong Chen, Guoqiang Chen and Yuekun Lai

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 31-55

 

Characterization and properties of Zn/Co zeolitic imidazolate frameworks vs. ZIF-8 and ZIF-67

Kui Zhou, Bibimaryam Mousavi, Zhixiong Luo, Shophot Phatanasri, Somboon Chaemchuen and Francis Verpoort

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 952-957

 

Multiscale-structuring of polyvinylidene fluoride for energy harvesting: the impact of molecular-, micro- and macro-structure

Chaoying Wan and Christopher Rhys Bowen

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 3091-3128

 

Mixed-metallic MOF based electrode materials for high performance hybrid supercapacitors

Yang Jiao, Jian Pei, Dahong Chen, Chunshuang Yan, Yongyuan Hu, Qiang Zhang and Gang Chen

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 1094-1102

 

A review of Ni-based layered oxides for rechargeable Li-ion batteries

Jing Xu, Feng Lin, Marca M. Doeff and Wei Tong

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 874-901

 

Elucidating the alkaline oxygen evolution reaction mechanism on platinum

M. Favaro, C. Valero-Vidal, J. Eichhorn, F. M. Toma, P. N. Ross, J. Yano, Z. Liu and E. J. Crumlin

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 11634-11643 

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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at MC13

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Congratulations to the winners of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B poster prize at the 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13). The poster prize was awarded to Rosie Jarrald, Scott Bird, Joanna Galloway, Andrea Rawlings, Graham Leggett and Sarah Staniland from the University of Sheffield, UK for their poster titled: “Production of magnetic nanoparticle arrays on surfaces from solution using top-down patterning and bottom-up biotemplating for future nanodevices”.

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