JMC A themed issue celebrating Professor Tony West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read this Themed Issue featuring the most recent and influential work from the world leading community of researchers working in solid state chemistry and its applications, recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A in celebration of Professor Tony West.

Professor Tony West was the founding Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry. This issue honours his contribution to the field of solid state chemistry, and is focused on the people who have worked with him over the course of his career.

Guest edited by Caroline Kirk (University of Edinburgh, UK), Finlay Morrison (University of St Andrews, UK), Jan Skakle (University of Aberdeen, UK), Derek Sinclair (University of Sheffield, UK) and John Irvine (University of St Andrews, UK), the Themed Issue puts a spotlight on recent scientific developments in the area of solid state chemistry and highlights remarkable contributions made by the leading scientists in this important research area.

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Article selection:

Themed issue on advances in solid state chemistry and its applications
Caroline A. Kirk, Finlay D. Morrison, Jan Skakle, Derek C. Sinclair and John T. S. Irvine
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5241-5242 DOI:10.1039/C8TA90062K

Remarkable impact of low BiYbO3 doping levels on the local structure and phase transitions of BaTiO3
Deluca, Z. G. Al-Jlaihawi, K. Reichmann, A. M. T. Bell and A. Feteira
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5443-5451 DOI:10.1039/C7TA11096K

Local structure and conductivity behaviour in Bi7WO13.5
Borowska-Centkowska, M. Leszczynska, F. Krok, M. Malys, W. Wrobel, S. Hull and I. Abrahams
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5407-5418 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09225C

Biotemplating: a sustainable synthetic methodology for Na-ion battery materials
Silvija Zilinskaite, Anthony J. R. Rennie, Rebecca Boston and Nik Reeves-McLaren
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5346-5355 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09260A

Defect chemistry and electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite
Yang, M. Li, L. Li, P. Wu, E. Pradal-Velázquez and D. C. Sinclair
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5243-5254 DOI:10.1039/C7TA09245H

Gaudefroyite: a mineral with excellent magnetocaloric effect suitable for liquefying hydrogen
Rukang Li, Guangjing Li and Colin GreavesJ.
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5260-5264 DOI:10.1039/C7TA06883B

 

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Artificial blood reaches the feline frontier

Space crystals of serum proteins help scientists make a red blood cell substitute for cats

Source: © Shutterstock

Researchers in Japan have made artificial cat blood by combining feline serum albumin (FSA) with haemoglobin.

Cat blood is tricky to store. Blood transfusions between cats do happen but it’s very important to match the donor and receiver’s blood type, otherwise severe reactions can arise. Red blood cell substitutes for humans and animals are on many researchers’ agendas but the hunt is still on for a preparation that is free from drawbacks.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Core–shell protein clusters comprising haemoglobin and recombinant feline serum albumin as an artificial O2 carrier for cats
Kyoko Yokomaku, Motofusa Akiyama, Yoshitsugu Morita, Kiyohito Kihira and Teruyuki Komatsu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, Advance Article

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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.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Xuemin Du, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ORCID: 0000-0002-0200-5759
Dr Zhigao Hu, East China Normal University, ORCID: 0000-0003-0575-2191
Dr Branko Kolaric, Université de Mons, ORCID: 0000-0003-0203-7897
Professor Hong Chul Moon, University of Seoul, ORCID: 0000-0003-2598-0925
Dr Shi-Jian Su, South China University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-6545-9002
Dr Zhijiang Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0001-9314-7922
Dr Yao Wang, Beihang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-3849-9607
Professor Bryan Wong, University of California, Riverside, ORCID: 0000-0002-3477-8043
Dr Zhiguo Xia, University of Science and Technology Beijing, ORCID: 0000-0002-9670-3223
Dr Guijiang Zhou, Xi’an Jiaotong University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5863-3551

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry C board and the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry B in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry B in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Gong Cheng, Pennsylvania State University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2217-6408
Dr Zhanjun Gu, Institute of High Energy Physics, ORCID: 0000-0003-3717-2423
Dr He Hu, Case Western University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5976-5273
Dr Naoki Kawazoe, National Institute for Materials Science
Dr Xiaozhong Qu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0002-4050-6079
Dr Gang Wei, University of Bremen, ORCID: 0000-0002-3838-8659
Dr Chengtie Wu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, ORCID: 0000-0003-1861-4361
Dr Leyuan Xu, Virginia Commonwealth University, ORCID: 0000-0002-3071-9206
Dr Run Zhang, The University of Queensland, ORCID: 0000-0002-0943-824X
Dr Yuanwei Zhang, New Jersey Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-2111-0981

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry B board and the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Materials Chemistry A in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Ke Feng, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0003-4085-9349
Dr Xu-Bing Li, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0003-3907-9126
Professor Won-Hee Ryu, Sookmyung Women’s University, ORCID: 0000-0002-0203-2992
Dr Seung Son, Sungkyunkwan University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4779-9302
Professor Bart Van der Bruggen, KU Leuven, ORCID: 0000-0002-3921-7472
Dr Zhuangzhi Wu, Central South University China, ORCID: 0000-0002-2365-9196
Professor Xin-Yao Yu, Zhejiang University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3576-5815
Dr Le Yu, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1227-1273
Dr Sheng Zhang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0003-4435-4110
Dr Bote Zhao, Georgia Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-1236-6862

We would also like to thank the Journal of Materials Chemistry A board and the materials chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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‘My co-author is based in North Korea’

Article written by Jennifer Newton

The challenges of working with scientists in the world’s most secretive state

Aron Walsh has never met his new collaborators; so far, their only contact has been via email. He’s never even spoken to them on the phone. A picture he tracked down on the internet is the only reason he has a rough idea of what they look like. That’s because his co-authors live in North Korea.

Source: © Shutterstock North Korea leaves a dark space on the planet at night

Walsh leads the materials design group at Imperial College London, UK. ‘I work on perovskite solar cells, a topic that has attracted global interest,’ he explains. ‘But I noticed that some of my papers had been cited by a group with an affiliation in North Korea, which made me curious because I wasn’t aware that mainstream research in the physical sciences was activethere.’

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Influence of water intercalation and hydration on chemical decomposition and ion transport in methylammonium lead halide perovskites
Un-Gi Jong, Chol-Jun Yu, Gum-Chol Ri, Andrew P. McMahon, Nicholas M. Harrison, Piers R. F. Barnes and Aron Walsh
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 1067-1074

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Tofu works as tissue-engineering scaffold

Article written by Jennifer Newton

Garlic, ginger and chilli swapped for fibroblast cells

A potential tissue-engineering scaffold cooked up by scientists in China has tofu as its central ingredient. The bean curd’s nutrient content and porous structure means it can support growing cells, then be implanted without causing toxicity issues.

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry
Tofu scaffold preparation

Extracellular matrix mimics for growing cells for transplantation need to be nontoxic, biocompatible and biodegradable in the body. Reasoning that foods should tick those boxes, Zhipeng Gu and Jun Wu from Sun Yat-sen University, and their colleagues, decided to test tofu as a tissue scaffold.

To read the full article visit Chemistry World.

Evaluation of tofu as a potential tissue engineering scaffold
Jun Huang, Keqin Huang, Xinru You, Guiting Liu, Geoffrey Hollett, Yang Kang, Zhipeng Gu and Jun Wu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018,6, 1328-1334

 

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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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