PCCP Editor’s Choice: Kiyotaka Asakura Selects Outstanding Articles. Read now for free

Associate Editor Kiyotaka Asakura has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). Read them now for free until the end of February 2020!

Professor Kiyotaka Asakura completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1981, and went on to complete his PhD at the same university in 1987. He subsequently moved to Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, Fritz-Haber-Instite, Berlin, then Assistant Professor, Lecturer and on to Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is now Professor at the Institute for Catalysis (ICAT), Hokkaido University, Japan.

Professor Kiyotaka Asakura has expertise in X-ray spectroscopy, surface science, catalyst characterization, catalysis and microscopy.

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Paper
Investigation on photocatalytic mechanism of graphitic SiC (g-SiC)/MoS2 van der Waals heterostructured photocatalysts for overall water splitting
Xu Gao, Yanqing Shen, Yanyan Ma, Shengyao Wu and Zhongxiang Zhou
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 15372-15379. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02792K

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The influence of support materials on the structural and electronic properties of gold nanoparticles – a DFT study
Julien Engel, Samantha Francis and Alberto Roldan
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 19011-19025. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03066B

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It’s not just the defects – a curved crystal study of H2O desorption from Ag
Sabine V. Auras, Robert A. B. van Bree, Dima L. Bashlakov, Richard van Lent and Ludo B. F. Juurlink
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 15422-15430. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02609F

Paper
Identification of active sites in CO oxidation over a Pd/Al2O3 catalyst
Kazumasa Murata, Eleen Eleeda, Junya Ohyama, Yuta Yamamoto, Shigeo Arai and Atsushi Satsuma
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 18128-18137. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03943K

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PCCP Editor’s Choice: Chantal Daniel Selects Outstanding Articles. Read now for free

Associate Editor Chantal Daniel has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). Read them now for free until the end of January 2020!

Chantal Daniel is CNRS Research Director at the Institute of Chemistry, University of Strasbourg. She graduated in 1985 with a PhD on transition metal complexes excited states and strong electron correlation. She joined the Institute for Molecular Sciences Okazaki, Japan in 1986 as JSPS fellow and IBM Research group Kingston, USA in 1988 as post-doc associate. Her research in theoretical chemistry is focused on photophysics and photochemistry of coordination compounds and excited state properties, including quantum dynamics. Using electronic structure theory and vibronic models Daniel group simulated ultrafast processes in transition metal complexes used as luminescent probes, electron transfer triggers, DNA intercalators and photoinduced release carbonyl materials.

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Paper
A coarse-grained model of ionic liquid crystals: the effect of stoichiometry on the stability of the ionic nematic phase
Giacomo Saielli and Katsuhiko Satoh
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 20327-20337. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03296G

Paper
Chemically-driven convective dissolution
M. Jotkar, L. Rongy and A. De Wit
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 19054-19064. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03044A

Paper
Surface anchored self-assembled reaction centre mimics as photoanodes consisting of a secondary electron donor, aluminium(III) porphyrin and TiO2 semiconductor
Niloofar Zarrabi, Gary N. Lim, Brandon J. Bayard, Francis D’Souza and Prashanth K. Poddutoori
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 19612-19622. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03400E

Paper
The water–carbon monoxide dimer: new infrared spectra, ab initio rovibrational energy level calculations, and an interesting in-termolecular mode
A. J. Barclay, A. van der Avoird, A. R. W. McKellar and N. Moazzen-Ahmadi
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14911-14922. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02815C

Paper
Probing the structure of giant fullerenes by high resolution trapped ion mobility spectrometry
Patrick Weis, Frank Hennrich, Regina Fischer, Erik K. Schneider, Marco Neumaier and Manfred M. Kappes
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 18877-18892. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03326B

Paper
Surface phase diagrams of La-based perovskites towards the O-rich limit from first principles
Yang Li, Jie Yang, Yi-An Zhu, Zhi-Jun Sui, Xing-Gui Zhou, De Chen and Wei-Kang Yuan
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 12859-12871. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02288K

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PCCP Editor’s Choice: Piero Baglioni Selects Outstanding Articles. Read now for free

Associate Editor Piero Baglioni has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). Read them now for free until the end of January 2020!

Professor Piero Baglioni is professor of Physical Chemisty at the University of Florence and director of the Italian Center for Colloid and Nanoscence (CSGI). His scientific interests focus on Physical Chemistry of soft matter systems, both from a fundamental and an applicative point of view. In particular his research interests concern amphiphilic and lipid self-assembly, water confinement in inorganic and organic matrices, and the design of inorganic and hybrid nanostructured materials for applications in different areas, as materials for cultural heritage conservation, coatings, building materials.

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Paper
Influence of polar co-solutes and salt on the hydration of lipid membranes
Amanuel Wolde-Kidan, Quoc Dat Pham, Alexander Schlaich, Philip Loche, Emma Sparr, Roland R. Netz and Emanuel Schneck
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 16989-17000. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01953G

Paper
Membrane softening by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs investigated by neutron spin echo
V. K. Sharma, M. Nagao, D. K. Rai and E. Mamontov
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 20211-20218. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03767E

Paper
Enrichment of methanol inside pNIPAM gels in the cononsolvency-induced collapse
Katja Nothdurft, David Heinrich Müller, Thorsten Brands, André Bardow and Walter Richtering
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04383G

Paper
Elucidating the optical spectra of [Au25(SR)18]q nanoclusters
Rosalba Juarez-Mosqueda and Giannis Mpourmpakis
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03982A

Paper
Understanding Structure and Dynamics of Cationic Surfactants from studies of pure solid phases
Jeremy Karl Cockcroft, André Shamsabadi, Han Wu and Adrian R Rennie
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04486H

Paper
Structural reconfigurations of nanosheet arrays in layered minerals caused by wave irradiation: desorption mechanism of Cs from nanosheet edges
Kiminori Sato, Yong Zhao and Minori Kamaya
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 16345-16352. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03685G

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Congratulations to Anna Krylov, awarded the 2020 Earle K Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics

Congratulations to Professor Anna Krylov, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Associate Editor who has been awarded the 2020 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics.

 

The prize recognizes notable contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy and dynamics. The citation that will appear on her award certificate is: “For innovative work developing high accuracy electronic structure theory to inspire interpretation of spectroscopy of radicals, excited states, and ionization resonances in small molecules, biomolecules, and condensed phase solutes.”

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PCCP Editor’s Choice: Bo Albinsson Selects Outstanding Articles. Read now for free

Associate Editor Bo Albinsson has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). Read them now for free until the end of November 2019!

Dr Bo Albinsson is Professor of Physical Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. He is currently Director of the Excellence Initiative Nano at Chalmers and a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Professor Albinsson has a long-standing interest in mechanisms for energy and electron transfer reactions with relevance for solar energy research and he has lately also been involved in developing DNA nanostructures with photo redox active functionalizations.

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Paper
Expanding the range of binding energies and oxidizability of biologically relevant S–aromatic interactions: imidazolium and phenolate binding to sulfoxide and sulfone
Esam A. Orabi and Ann M. English
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14620-14628. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02332A

Paper
Conformation of alkali metal ion-calix[4]arene complexes investigated by IR spectroscopy in the gas phase
Kozue Wada, Motoki Kida, Satoru Muramatsu, Takayuki Ebata and Yoshiya Inokuchi
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 17082-17086. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03194D

Paper
Triplet–triplet annihilation based photon up-conversion in hybrid molecule–semiconductor nanocrystal systems
Alessandra Ronchi, Paolo Brazzo, Mauro Sassi, Luca Beverina, Jacopo Pedrini, Francesco Meinardi and Angelo Monguzzi
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 12353-12359. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01692A

Paper
fs–ps Exciton dynamics in a stretched tetraphenylsquaraine polymer
Maximilian H. Schreck, Lena Breitschwerdt, Henning Marciniak, Marco Holzapfel, David Schmidt, Frank Würthner and Christoph Lambert
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 15346-15355. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02900A

Paper
Room temperature quantum coherence vs. electron transfer in a rhodanine derivative chromophore
Duvalier Madrid-Úsuga, Cristian E. Susa and John H. Reina
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 12640-12648. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01398A

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2018 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship winner Debashree Ghosh – to present and receive award at APATCC 2019

 

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to be announce that Debashree Ghosh, winner of the 2018 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship will be presenting her winning lecture at APATCC 2019 in Sydney, Australia this September.

She will also receive her award certificate, presented by PCCP Associate Editor, Professor Henry Schaefer at the event.

Please do join us in congratulating Debashree Ghosh on her award.

 

 

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Theoretical Chemistry Interest Group Graduate Meeting Winners

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) are pleased to announce the winners of the poster prizes at the Theoretical Chemistry Interest Group Graduate Meeting which took place on 31 July 2019.

The winners are Heather Carson, University of Sheffield and Tim Callow, Durham University.

Congratulations to all winners!

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Photodissociation and reaction dynamics PCCP themed collection now online and free to access

We are delighted to announce that the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) themed collection Photodissociation and reaction dynamics is now online and free to access until 1 October 2019.

Guest-edited by Andrew Orr-Ewing (University of Bristol), this themed issue highlights the latest research in the fundamental mechanisms of photochemical and chemical reactions in the gas and liquid phases, featuring both experimental and theoretical studies.

Read the full collection online

It includes:

Editorial
Photodissociation and reaction dynamics
Andrew J. Orr-Ewing
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 13878-13879. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP90164G

Perspective
Photoinduced C–H bond fission in prototypical organic molecules and radicals
Michael N. R. Ashfold, Rebecca A. Ingle, Tolga N. V. Karsili and Jingsong Zhang
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 13880-13901. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07454B

Communication
Probing ultrafast dynamics during and after passing through conical intersections
Shunsuke Adachi, Tom Schatteburg, Alexander Humeniuk, Roland Mitrić and Toshinori Suzuki
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 13902-13905. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04426K

Paper
Isotope-selective chemistry in the Be+(2S1/2) + HOD → BeOD+/BeOH+ + H/D reaction
Gary K. Chen, Changjian Xie, Tiangang Yang, Anyang Li, Arthur G. Suits, Eric R. Hudson, Wesley C. Campbell and Hua Guo
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14005-14011. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06690F

Paper
How reactant polarization can be used to change the effect of interference on reactive collisions
P. G. Jambrina, M. Menéndez, A. Zanchet, E. García and F. J. Aoiz
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14012-14022. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06892E

Paper
Competition between folded and extended structures of alanylalanine (Ala-Ala) in a molecular beam
Vasyl Yatsyna, Ranim Mallat, Tim Gorn, Michael Schmitt, Raimund Feifel, Anouk M. Rijs and Vitali Zhaunerchyk
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 14126-14132. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP00140A

We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Please get in touch (pccp-rsc (at) rsc.org) if you have any questions about this themed collection or PCCP.

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Congratulations to the Prize Winners at the 9th Molecular Quantum Mechanics conference (MQM19)

The 9th Molecular Quantum Mechanics conference (MQM19) was held in Heidelberg, Germany from June 30th to July 5th, 2019.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics were delighted to be providing poster prizes and would like to congratulate the winners.

Prizes were awarded to:

as author: MPI für Kohlenforschung as author: MPI für Kohlenforschung

Congratulations to all the prize winners!

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PCCP’s latest Impact Factor: 3.567

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to announce our latest Impact Factor is 3.567*

PCCP is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge original research in the fields of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Our wide reach in the community and rapid times to publication of 60 days** from receipt to acceptance ensure your research gets the attention it deserves.

PCCP is proud to be a society journal and is co-owned by 19 national chemical societies. The journal is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the whole scientific community.

Led by our Editorial Board Chair, David Rueda (Imperial College London), and Deputy Chair Seong Keun Kim (Seoul National University), our expert team of international Associate Editors and dedicated professional Editors ensure that PCCP is a home for urgent Communications & high quality Full Papers, authoritative Perspectives and community-led themed collections.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for their continued support

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2018 Impact Factors* here

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data provided by 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019).

**2018 average

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