PCCP themed issue: Size Selected Clusters and Particles: From Physical Chemistry to Catalysis

PCCP themed issue: Size Selected Clusters and Particles: From Physical Chemistry to Catalysis

Guest Editors: Stefan Vajda (Argonne National Laboratory) and Jeroen van Bokhoven (ETH Zürich)

Deadline for Submissions: 16th May 2014

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is delighted to announce a high-profile themed issue ‘Size Selected Clusters and Particles: From Physical Chemistry to Catalysis’.

Please do let us know if you are interested in contributing to this themed issue by emailing the PCCP Editorial Office (pccp-rsc@rsc.org). We look forward to hearing from you.

The themed issue will be published in PCCP in 2014. It will receive great exposure, and get significant promotion.

PCCP is a high-impact, community spanning, international journal publishing work of the highest quality in the broad fields of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry.

Ultrasmall clusters and particles consist of dominantly under-coordinated surface atoms, but the ratio of facet to corner and edge atoms increases with growing size. The variety and controllability of surface or binding-site atoms offers an excellent tuning knob to optimize binding, reactivity and catalytic properties. Moreover, small particles facilitate reaction pathways that are not feasible on extended rigid surfaces, because they can undergo dynamical structural changes.

This themed issue aims to address the need for the fundamental understanding of the evolution of physicochemical and catalytic properties of matter starting with small subnanometer size clusters that consist of only a handful of atoms, up to particles nanometers in size. Both experimental and computational contributions are welcome.

Please note that:

  • Submissions must contain new physical insight and should be high quality manuscripts of original, unpublished research.
  • Communications and full papers can be submitted for consideration.
  • If you are interested in submitting a ‘PCCP Perspective-review’ article this themed issue, please get in touch with the Editorial Office for more information about Perspective articles.
  • Manuscripts can be submitted in any reasonable format using our online submissions service.
  • You should indicate upon submission that your manuscript is intended for this themed issue.
  • All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by the editors and, if appropriate, rigorous peer review.

The deadline for submissions to the themed issue is 16th May 2014, although submissions before this date are of course welcomed.

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