PCCP Cover Gallery 2021

 

Issue 35

cistrans photoisomerisation of azobenzene: a fresh theoretical look

Isabella C. D. Merritt, Denis Jacquemin and Morgane Vacher

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 19155 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01873F

Full-spectrum thermal analysis in twisted bilayer graphene

Wenxiang Liu, Yongqiang Wu, Yang Hong, Bo Hou, Jingchao Zhang and Yanan Yue

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 19166 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01715B

Solvent effect on the competition between weak and strong interactions in phenol solutions studied by near-infrared spectroscopy and DFT calculations

Mirosław Antoni Czarnecki, Yusuke Morisawa, Yukiteru Katsumoto, Tomoyuki Takaya, Swapnil Singh, Harumi Sato and Yukihiro Ozaki

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 19188 DOI:10.1039/D1CP02103F

Electronic excitation spectra of cerium oxides: from ab initio dielectric response functions to Monte Carlo electron transport simulations

Andrea Pedrielli, Pablo de Vera, Paolo E. Trevisanutto, Nicola M. Pugno, Rafael Garcia-Molina, Isabel Abril, Simone Taioli and Maurizio Dapor

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 19173 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01810H

Issue 34

Induced VCD and conformational chirality in host–guest complexes of a chiral ammonium salt with crown ethers

Luisa Weirich and Christian Merten

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 18300 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01846A

Progress in phase-sensitive sum frequency generation spectroscopy

Shoichi Yamaguchi and Takuhiro Otosu

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 18253 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01994E

Crucial impact of exchange between layers on temperature programmed desorption

Tobias Dickbreder, Ralf Bechstein and Angelika Kühnle

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 18314 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01924D

Wide-angle X-ray scattering and molecular dynamics simulations of supercooled protein hydration water

Maddalena Bin, Rafat Yousif, Sharon Berkowicz, Sudipta Das, Daniel Schlesinger and Fivos Perakis

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 18308 DOI:10.1039/D1CP02126E

 

Issue 33

Nuclear spin relaxation as a probe of zeolite acidity: a combined NMR and TPD investigation of pyridine in HZSM-5

Neil Robinson, Pierre Bräuer, Andrew P. E. York and Carmine D’Agostino

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 17752 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01515J

Dichotomy between heterotypic and homotypic interactions by a common chemical law

Jérôme J. Lacroix

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 17761 DOI:10.1039/D1CP02171K

Controlling radiolysis chemistry on the nanoscale in liquid cell scanning transmission electron microscopy

Juhan Lee, Daniel Nicholls, Nigel D. Browning and B. Layla Mehdi

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 17766 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06369J

Issue 32

Unveiling the mechanisms behind the ferroelectric response in the Sr(Nb,Ta)O2N oxynitrides

J. S. Gelves-Badillo, Aldo H. Romero and A. C. Garcia-Castro

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 17142 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01716K

Ferromagnetic Dirac half-metallicity in transition metal embedded honeycomb borophene

Yanxia Wang, Xue Jiang, Yi Wang and Jijun Zhao

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 17150 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01708J

The synergistic mechanisms of apo-ferritin structural transitions and Au(III) ion transportation: molecular dynamics simulations with the Markov state model

Xue Peng, Chenlin Lu, Zheng Liu and Diannan Lu

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 17158 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01828K

Issue 31

The redox potential of a heme cofactor in Nitrosomonas europaea cytochrome c peroxidase: a polarizable QM/MM study

Elizabeth A. Karnaukh and Ksenia B. Bravaya

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 16506 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06632J

Non-innocent ligand flavone and curcumin inspired ruthenium photosensitizers for solar energy conversion

Nicholas A. Lee, Ken T. Ngo, Gerald E. Gilligan, Massimilliano Lamberto and Jonathan Rochford

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 16516 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01853A

Energetics and optimal molecular packing for singlet fission in BN-doped perylenes: electronic adiabatic state basis screening

Anurag Singh, Alexander Humeniuk and Merle I. S. Röhr

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 16525 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01762D

Issue 30

Impact of tensile and compressive forces on the hydrolysis of cellulose and chitin

Hirokazu Kobayashi, Yusuke Suzuki, Takuya Sagawa, Kyoichi Kuroki, Jun-ya Hasegawa and Atsushi Fukuoka

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15908 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01650D

Possible effects of fluxionality of a cavitand on its catalytic activity through confinement

Ranita Pal and Pratim Kumar Chattaraj

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15817 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01826D

Coinage-metal pillarplexes hosts. Insights into host–guest interaction nature and luminescence quenching effects

Macarena Rojas-Poblete, Peter L. Rodríguez-Kessler, Raul Guajardo Maturana and Alvaro Muñoz-Castro

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15917 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00849H

Issue 29

Electrochemical behavior and electrodeposition of gallium in 1,2-dimethoxyethane-based electrolytes

Wouter Monnens, Pin-Cheng Lin, Clio Deferm, Koen Binnemans and Jan Fransaer

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15492 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01074C

Reconciling experimental and theoretical vibrational deactivation in low-energy O + N2 collisions

Qizhen Hong, Massimiliano Bartolomei, Fabrizio Esposito, Cecilia Coletti, Quanhua Sun and Fernando Pirani

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15475 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01976G

Electronic-vibrational density evolution in a perylene bisimide dimer: mechanistic insights into excitation energy transfer

Sohang Kundu and Nancy Makri

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15503 DOI:10.1039/D1CP02135D

Issue 28

Dissociation kinetics of propane–methane and butane–methane hydrates below the melting point of ice

Satoshi Takeya and Akihiro Hachikubo

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15003 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01381E

Core–shell PdAu nanocluster catalysts to suppress sulfur poisoning

Shan Gao, Linxia Wang, Hui Li, Zunfeng Liu, Guoliang Shi, Jianfei Peng, Bin Wang, Weichao Wang and Kyeongjae Cho

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15010 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01274F

On the thermodynamics of folding of an i-motif DNA in solution under favorable conditions

Jussara Amato, Federica D’Aria, Simona Marzano, Nunzia Iaccarino, Antonio Randazzo, Concetta Giancola and Bruno Pagano

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15030 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01779A

Dynamics of aqueous peptide solutions in folded and disordered states examined by dynamic light scattering and dielectric spectroscopy

Jorge H. Melillo, Jan Philipp Gabriel, Florian Pabst, Thomas Blochowicz and Silvina Cerveny

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 15020 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01893K

Issue 27

Theory of the electrostatic surface potential and intrinsic dipole moments at the mixed ionic electronic conductor (MIEC)–gas interface

Nicholas J. Williams, Ieuan D. Seymour, Robert T. Leah, Subhasish Mukerjee, Mark Selby and Stephen J. Skinner

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 14569 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01639C

Diffusion of protons and sodium ions in silicophosphate glasses: insight based on first-principles molecular dynamic simulations

Kazuya Takada, Tomoyuki Tamura, Hirotaka Maeda and Toshihiro Kasuga

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 14580 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01646F

Power-dependent photophysical pathways of upconversion in BaTiO3:Er3+

Hyeongyu Bae, Eunsang Lee and Kang Taek Lee

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 14587 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01679B

Issue 26

Determining usefulness of machine learning in materials discovery using simulated research landscapes

Marcos del Cueto and Alessandro Troisi

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 14156 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01761F

Influence of the crystal packing in singlet fission: one step beyond the gas phase approximation

Luis Enrique Aguilar Suarez, Coen de Graaf and Shirin Faraji

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 14164 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00298H

Issue 25

Environment-controlled water adsorption at hydroxyapatite/collagen interfaces

Valerie Vaissier Welborn

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 13789 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01028J

Chemically synthesized (Ag, Mn2O3)-codecorated ZnO nanoparticles for achieving superior visible light-induced photodegradation and enhanced gas sensing activity

Jing Li, Qiuping Zhang, Huan Yuan, Kaiyi Luo, Yutong Liu, Wenyu Hu, Ming Xu and Shuyan Xu

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 13797 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00716E

Transient FTIR spectroscopy after one- and two-colour excitation on a highly luminescent chromium(III) complex

Pit Boden, Patrick Di Martino-Fumo, Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, Wolfram Seidel, Katja Heinze and Markus Gerhards

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 13808 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01077H

Issue 24

Demonstration of neutron radiation-induced nucleation of supercooled water

Matthew Szydagis, Cecilia Levy, Yujia Huang, Alvine C. Kamaha, Corwin C. Knight, Gregory R. C. Rischbieter and Peter W. Wilson

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 13440 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01083B

Gaseous cyclodextrin-closo-dodecaborate complexes χCD·B12X122− (χ = α, β, and γ; X = F, Cl, Br, and I): electronic structures and intramolecular interactions

Yanrong Jiang, Qinqin Yuan, Wenjin Cao, Markus Rohdenburg, Marc C. Nierstenhöfer, Zhipeng Li, Yan Yang, Cheng Zhong, Carsten Jenne, Jonas Warneke, Haitao Sun, Zhenrong Sun and Xue-Bin Wang

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 13447 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01131F

The energy level alignment of the ferrocene–EGaIn interface studied with photoelectron spectroscopy

Nipun Kumar Gupta, Thorsten Schultz, Senthil Kumar Karuppannan, Ayelet Vilan, Norbert Koch and Christian A. Nijhuis

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 13458 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01690C

Issue 23

C9N4 and C2N6S3 monolayers as promising anchoring materials for lithium–sulfur batteries: weakening the shuttle effect via optimizing lithium bonds

Yinan Dong, Bai Xu, Haiyu Hu, Jiashu Yang, Fengyu Li, Jian Gong and Zhongfang Chen

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 12958 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01022K

Issue 22

Application-specific thermodynamic favorability zones for direct air capture of carbon dioxide

Haley A. Petersen and Oana R. Luca

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 12533 DOI:10.1039/D1CP01670A

On the association of frustrated Lewis pairs in ionic liquids: a molecular dynamics simulation study

Xiaoqing Liu, Xiaojing Wang, Yao Li, Tianhao Yu, Weizhen Zhao and Lei Liu

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 12541 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00479D

Issue 21

Impact of iodine loading and substitution position on intersystem crossing efficiency in a series of ten methylated-meso-phenyl-BODIPY dyes

Jack T. Ly, Kayla F. Presley, Thomas M. Cooper, Luke A. Baldwin, Matthew J. Dalton and Tod A. Grusenmeyer

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 12033 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05904H

Potassium and sodium ion complexes with a partial peptide of the selectivity filter in K+ channels studied by cold ion trap infrared spectroscopy: the effect of hydration

Takumi Negoro, Keisuke Hirata, James M. Lisy, Shun-ichi Ishiuchi and Masaaki Fujii

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 12045 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00936B

Issue 20

The electrochemistry of size dependent graphene via liquid phase exfoliation: capacitance and ionic transport

Varisara Deerattrakul, Wisit Hirunpinyopas, Nuttapon Pisitpipathsin, Thanit Saisopa, Montree Sawangphruk, Chakrit Nualchimplee and Pawin Iamprasertkun

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 11616 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00887K

Theoretical study on the effect of applying an external static electric field on the singlet fission dynamics of pentacene dimer models

Takayoshi Tonami, Ryota Sugimori, Ryota Sakai, Kazuaki Tokuyama, Hajime Miyamoto and Masayoshi Nakano

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 11624 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00880C

Issue 19

The many-body expansion for aqueous systems revisited: III. Hofmeister ion–water interactions

Kristina M. Herman, Joseph P. Heindel and Sotiris S. Xantheas

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 11196 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00409C

Role of conformational heterogeneity in ligand recognition by viral RNA molecules

Lev Levintov and Harish Vashisth

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 11211 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00679G

Capturing the dynamic association between a tris-dipicolinate lanthanide complex and a decapeptide: a combined paramagnetic NMR and molecular dynamics exploration

Sandrine Denis-Quanquin, Alessio Bartocci, Florence Szczepaniak, Francois Riobé, Olivier Maury, Elise Dumont and Nicolas Giraud

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 11224 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06570F

Issue 18

Ordered mesoporous metal oxides for electrochemical applications: correlation between structure, electrical properties and device performance

Erdogan Celik, Yanjiao Ma, Torsten Brezesinski and Matthias T. Elm

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 10706 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00834J

Exploration of irradiation intensity dependent external in-band quantum yield for ZnO and CuO/ZnO photocatalysts

Kaiyi Luo, Wenyu Hu, Jiaxuan Wei, Qiuping Zhang, Zhonghao Wu, Dongyang Li, Feng Miao, Yi Huang, Min Xu, Jian Ma, Chunhong Li, Gang Chen, Rui Han, Xiaoyi Wang, Xudong Cui and Pierre Ruterana

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 10768 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06649D

Enrichment effects of ionic liquid mixtures at polarized electrode interfaces monitored by potential screening

Sunghwan Shin, Francesco Greco, Florian Maier and Hans-Peter Steinrück

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 10756 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04811A

Issue 17

Machine learning for reparameterization of four-site water models: TIP4P-BG and TIP4P-BGT

Hong-fei Ye, Jian Wang, Yong-gang Zheng, Hong-wu Zhang and Zhen Chen

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 10164 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05831A

Computational prediction of Au(I)–Pb(II) bonding in coordination complexes and study of the factors affecting the formation of Au(I)–E(II) (E = Ge, Sn, Pb) covalent bonds

José M. López-de-Luzuriaga, Miguel Monge, M. Elena Olmos, María Rodríguez-Castillo and Alba Sorroche

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 10174 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00325A

Excited state dipole moments and lifetimes of 2-cyanoindole from rotationally resolved electronic Stark spectroscopy

Marie-Luise Hebestreit, Hilda Lartian, Christian Henrichs, Ralf Kühnemuth, W. Leo Meerts and Michael Schmitt

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 10196 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00097G

The potential mechanism of atmospheric new particle formation involving amino acids with multiple functional groups

Jiarong Liu, Ling Liu, Hui Rong and Xiuhui Zhang

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 10184 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06472F

Issue 16

Benchmark ab initio proton affinity of glycine

András B. Nacsa and Gábor Czakó

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 9663 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00376C

Spin-crossover induced ferromagnetism and layer stacking-order change in pressurized 2D antiferromagnet MnPS3

Hanxing Zhang, Caoping Niu, Jie Zhang, Liangjian Zou, Zhi Zeng and Xianlong Wang

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 9679 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04917D

Spectroscopic evidence of the C–N covalent bond formed between two interstellar molecules (ISM): acrylonitrile and ammonia

Fufei Sun, Min Xie, Yu Zhang, Wentao Song, Xiaonan Sun and Yongjun Hu

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 9672 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06274J

Issue 15

Electrodeposition of neodymium and dysprosium from organic electrolytes

Pieter Geysens, Pin-Cheng Lin, Jan Fransaer and Koen Binnemans

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 9070 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06606K

Through space JFH spin–spin coupling constant transmission pathways in 2-(trifluoromethyl)thiophenol: formation of unusual stabilizing bifurcated CFHS and CFSH interactions

Vinícius C. Port, Lucas A. Zeoly, Fernando Coelho and Rodrigo A. Cormanich

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 9080 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05887D

A reactive molecular dynamics study on the mechanical properties of a recently synthesized amorphous carbon monolayer converted into a nanotube/nanoscroll

Marcelo Lopes Pereira Junior, Wiliam Ferreira da Cunha, Douglas Soares Galvão and Luiz Antonio Ribeiro Junior

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 9089 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06613C

Structure factor lineshape model gives approximate nanoscale size of polar aggregates in the ionic liquid N-methyl-N-propylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide

Ralph A. Wheeler and Emily E. Dalbey

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 9061 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04907G

Issue 14

Low-energy constraints on photoelectron spectra measured from liquid water and aqueous solutions

Sebastian Malerz, Florian Trinter, Uwe Hergenhahn, Aaron Ghrist, Hebatallah Ali, Christophe Nicolas, Clara-Magdalena Saak, Clemens Richter, Sebastian Hartweg, Laurent Nahon, Chin Lee, Claudia Goy, Daniel M. Neumark, Gerard Meijer, Iain Wilkinson, Bernd Winter and Stephan Thürmer

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 8246 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00430A

Sign dependence of MCPL spectra on type and position of substituent groups of pyrene and phenanthrene derivatives

Nobuyuki Hara, Maho Kitahara, Takaharu Sugimura, Hayato Toda, Motohiro Shizuma, Akari Ito, Makoto Miyasaka, Michiya Fujiki and Yoshitane Imai

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 8236 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00259G

Tuning the transdermal transport by application of external continuous electric field: a coarse-grained molecular dynamics study

Neila Machado, Clarissa Callegaro, Marcelo Augusto Christoffolete and Herculano Martinho

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 8273 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00354B

Phase separation of binary mixtures induced by soft centrifugal fields

Thomas Zemb, Rose Rosenberg, Stjepan Marčelja, Dirk Haffke, Jean-François Dufrêche, Werner Kunz, Dominik Horinek and Helmut Cölfen

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 8261 DOI:10.1039/D0CP01527J

Issue 13

Festschrift for Peter Toennies – New horizons in the dynamics of molecules: from gases to surfaces

Giorgio Benedek, Joseph R. Manson and Salvador Miret-Artés

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7523 DOI:10.1039/D1CP90026A

Molecular spin echoes; multiple magnetic coherences in molecule surface scattering experiments

Helen Chadwick, Yosef Alkoby, Joshua T. Cantin, Dennis Lindebaum, Oded Godsi, Tsofar Maniv and Gil Alexandrowicz

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7673 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05399F

Temperature evolution in IR action spectroscopy experiments with sodium doped water clusters

Daniel Becker, Christoph W. Dierking, Jiří Suchan, Florian Zurheide, Jozef Lengyel, Michal Fárník, Petr Slavíček, Udo Buck and Thomas Zeuch

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7682 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05390B

Metal clusters synthesized in helium droplets: structure and dynamics from experiment and theory

Wolfgang E. Ernst and Andreas W. Hauser

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7553 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04349D

Issue 12

High-resolution UV spectroscopy of 1-indanol

A. O. Hernandez-Castillo, Johannes Bischoff, Ju Hyeon Lee, Jennifer Langenhan, Mallikarjun Karra, Gerard Meijer and Sandra Eibenberger-Arias

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7048 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06170K

Theoretical description of molecular permeation via surface diffusion through graphene nanopores

Chengzhen Sun, Kailin Luo, Runfeng Zhou and Bofeng Bai

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7057 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05629D

Organic nanoelectronics inside us: charge transport and localization in RNA could orchestrate ribosome operation

Andrey Sosorev and Oleg Kharlanov

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7037 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04970K

Predicting the aptamer SYL3C–EpCAM complex’s structure with the Martini-based simulation protocol

Xu Shang, Zhen Guan, Shuai Zhang, Lulin Shi and Haihang You

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7066 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05003B

Issue 11

Quantum computing and quantum information storage

Anna I. Krylov, John Doyle and Kang-Kuen Ni

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 6341 DOI:10.1039/D1CP90024B

Investigating the role of halogen-bonded complexes in microsolvated Y(H2O)n + CH3I SN2 reactions

Xiaoyan Ji, Chongyang Zhao and Jing Xie

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 6349 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06299E

Bell inequalities for entangled qubits: quantitative tests of quantum character and nonlocality on quantum computers

David Z. Wang, Aidan Q. Gauthier, Ashley E. Siegmund and Katharine L. C. Hunt

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 6370 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05444E

Photogenerated carrier dynamics of TIPS-pentacene films as studied by photocurrent and electrically detected magnetic resonance

Ken Kato and Yoshio Teki

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 6361 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05125J

Issue 10

Gas-phase synthesis of corannulene – a molecular building block of fullerenes

Long Zhao, Srinivas Doddipatla, Ralf I. Kaiser, Wenchao Lu, Oleg Kostko, Musahid Ahmed, Lotefa Binta Tuli, Alexander N. Morozov, A. Hasan Howlader, Stanislaw F. Wnuk, Alexander M. Mebel, Valeriy N. Azyazov, Rana K. Mohamed and Felix R. Fischer

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 5740 DOI:10.1039/D0CP06537D

Two different regimes in alcohol-induced coil–helix transition: effects of 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol on proteins being either independent of or enhanced by solvent structural fluctuations

Hiroyo Ohgi, Hiroshi Imamura, Tomonari Sumi, Keiko Nishikawa, Yoshikata Koga, Peter Westh and Takeshi Morita

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 5760 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05103A

Interplay of physically different properties leading to challenges in separating lanthanide cations – an ab initio molecular dynamics and experimental study

Kevin Leung, Anastasia G. Ilgen and Louise J. Criscenti

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 5750 DOI:10.1039/D1CP00031D

Issue 9

An analysis of electrophilic aromatic substitution: a “complex approach”

Nikola Stamenković, Nataša Poklar Ulrih and Janez Cerkovnik

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 5051 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05245K

Sign inversion of magnetic circularly polarized luminescence in Iridium(III) complexes bearing achiral ligands

Kana Matsudaira, Atsushi Izumoto, Yuki Mimura, Yoshiro Kondo, Satoko Suzuki, Shigeyuki Yagi, Michiya Fujiki and Yoshitane Imai

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 5074 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05775D

Non-adiabatic quantum interference in the ultracold Li + LiNa → Li2 + Na reaction

Brian K. Kendrick, Hui Li, Ming Li, Svetlana Kotochigova, James F. E. Croft and Naduvalath Balakrishnan

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 5096 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05499B

Excitation and ionisation cross-sections in condensed-phase biomaterials by electrons down to very low energy: application to liquid water and genetic building blocks

Pablo de Vera, Isabel Abril and Rafael Garcia-Molina

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 5079 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04951D

Issue 8

Controlling the off-center positions of anions through thermodynamics and kinetics in flexible perovskite-like materials

A. Lobato, M. Recio-Poo, A. Otero-de-la-Roza, M. A. Salvadó and J. M. Recio

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 4491 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05711H

Theoretical prediction by DFT and experimental observation of heterocation-doping effects on hydrogen adsorption and migration over the CeO2(111) surface

Kota Murakami, Yuta Mizutani, Hiroshi Sampei, Atsushi Ishikawa, Yuta Tanaka, Sasuga Hayashi, Sae Doi, Takuma Higo, Hideaki Tsuneki, Hiromi Nakai and Yasushi Sekine

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 4509 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05752E

Sulfur Kβ X-ray emission spectroscopy: comparison with sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy for speciation of organosulfur compounds

Muhammad Qureshi, Stanisław H. Nowak, Linda I. Vogt, Julien J. H. Cotelesage, Natalia V. Dolgova, Samin Sharifi, Thomas Kroll, Dennis Nordlund, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Tsu-Chien Weng, Ingrid J. Pickering, Graham N. George and Dimosthenis Sokaras

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 4500 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05323F

 

 

 

Issue 7

Delocalized relativistic effects, from the viewpoint of halogen bonding

Serigne Sarr, Jérôme Graton, Seyfeddine Rahali, Gilles Montavon and Nicolas Galland

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 4064 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05840H

Ferroelectricity in thin films driven by charges accumulated at interfaces

Cristian M. Teodorescu

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 4085 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05617K

Cooperative roles of chemical reactions and mechanical friction in chemical mechanical polishing of gallium nitride assisted by OH radicals: tight-binding quantum chemical molecular dynamics simulations

Kentaro Kawaguchi, Yang Wang, Jingxiang Xu, Yusuke Ootani, Yuji Higuchi, Nobuki Ozawa and Momoji Kubo

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 4075 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05826B

Issue 6

Surface contacts strongly influence the elasticity and thermal conductivity of silica nanoparticle fibers

Yu Cang, Bohai Liu, Sudatta Das, Xiangfan Xu, Jingli Xie, Xu Deng and George Fytas

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 3707 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05377E

Probing the molecular frame of uracil and thymine with high-harmonic generation spectroscopy

Eleonora Luppi and Emanuele Coccia

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 3729 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05559J

Entropic stabilization plays a key role in the non-uniform distribution of oxygen ions and vacancy defects in gadolinium-doped ceria

Methary Jaipal, Bharathi Bandi and Abhijit Chatterjee

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 3716 DOI:10.1039/D0CP03743E

Issue 5

Small energy gap revealed in CrBr3 by scanning tunneling spectroscopy

Dinesh Baral, Zhuangen Fu, Andrei S. Zadorozhnyi, Rabindra Dulal, Aaron Wang, Narendra Shrestha, Uppalaiah Erugu, Jinke Tang, Yuri Dahnovsky, Jifa Tian and TeYu Chien

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 3225 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05633B

Long-lived electrets and lack of ferroelectricity in methylammonium lead bromide CH3NH3PbBr3 ferroelastic single crystals

Alessandra Geddo Lehmann, Francesco Congiu, Daniela Marongiu, Andrea Mura, Alessio Filippetti, Alessandro Mattoni, Michele Saba, Guido Pegna, Valerio Sarritzu, Francesco Quochi and Giovanni Bongiovanni

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 3233 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05918H

Charge transport properties of open-shell graphene fragments: a computational study of the phenalenyl tilings

Wei-Chih Chen and Ito Chao

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 3256 DOI:10.1039/D0CP03140B

The dynamic behavior and intrinsic mechanism of CO2 absorption by amino acid ionic liquids

Jiahuan Tong, Yuanyue Zhao, Feng Huo, Yandong Guo, Xiaodong Liang, Nicolas von Solms and Hongyan He

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 3246 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05735E

Issue 4

Accurate and rapid prediction of pKa of transition metal complexes: semiempirical quantum chemistry with a data-augmented approach

Vivek Sinha, Jochem J. Laan and Evgeny A. Pidko

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 2557 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05281G

Recent progress in approximate quantum dynamics methods for the study of proton-coupled electron transfer reactions

Sandra E. Brown and Farnaz A. Shakib

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 2535 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05166G

A theoretical investigation into the role of catalyst support and regioselectivity of molecular adsorption on a metal oxide surface: NO reduction on Cu/γ-alumina

Wataru Ota, Yasuro Kojima, Saburo Hosokawa, Kentaro Teramura, Tsunehiro Tanaka and Tohru Sato

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 2575 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04895J

Modulation of the adsorption chemistry of a precursor in atomic layer deposition to enhance the growth per cycle of a TiO2 thin film

Yeonchoo Cho, Sang Hyeon Kim, Byung Seok Kim, Youngjin Kim and Woojin Jeon

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 2568 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04176A

Issue 3

Accelerating atomistic simulations with piecewise machine-learned ab Initio potentials at a classical force field-like cost

Yaolong Zhang, Ce Hu and Bin Jiang

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 1815 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05089J

Collaboration between a Pt-dimer and neighboring Co–Pd atoms triggers efficient pathways for oxygen reduction reaction

Haolin Li, Sheng Dai, Dinesh Bhalothia, Jyh-Pin Chou, Alice Hu and Tsan-Yao Chen

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 1822 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05205A

Perspective on multi-scale simulation of thermal transport in solids and interfaces

Ming Hu and Zhonghua Yang

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 1785 DOI:10.1039/D0CP03372C

TD-DFT simulations of K-edge resonant inelastic X-ray scattering within the restricted subspace approximation

Vinícius Vaz da Cruz, Sebastian Eckert and Alexander Föhlisch

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 1835 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04726K

Issue 2

Substitution effect on the nonradiative decay and transcis photoisomerization route: a guideline to develop efficient cinnamate-based sunscreens

Shin-nosuke Kinoshita, Yu Harabuchi, Yoshiya Inokuchi, Satoshi Maeda, Masahiro Ehara, Kaoru Yamazaki and Takayuki Ebata

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 834 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04402D

Magnetic deflection of neutral sodium-doped ammonia clusters

J. V. Barnes, M. Beck, S. Hartweg, A. Luski, B. L. Yoder, J. Narevicius, E. Narevicius and R. Signorell

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 846 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04647G

A quantum chemical model for a series of self-assembled nanocages: the origin of stability behind the coordination-driven formation of transition metal complexes up to [M12L24]24+

Yuichiro Yoshida, Satoru Iuchi and Hirofumi Sato

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 866 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04755D

Effects of paramagnetic fluctuations on the thermochemistry of MnO(100) surfaces in the oxygen evolution reaction

Sangmoon Yoon, Kyoungsuk Jin, Sangmin Lee, Ki Tae Nam, Miyoung Kim and Young-Kyun Kwon

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 859 DOI:10.1039/D0CP03779F

Issue 1

Thermal enhancement of upconversion emission in nanocrystals: a comprehensive summary

Rui Shi, Eduardo D. Martinez, Carlos D. S. Brites and Luís D. Carlos

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 20 DOI:10.1039/D0CP05069E

Hydroxide promotes ion pairing in the NaNO2–NaOH–H2O system

Trent R. Graham, Mateusz Dembowski, Hsiu-Wen Wang, Sebastian T. Mergelsberg, Emily T. Nienhuis, Jacob G. Reynolds, Calvin H. Delegard, Yihui Wei, Michelle Snyder, Ian I. Leavy, Steven R. Baum, Matthew S. Fountain, Sue B. Clark, Kevin M. Rosso and Carolyn I. Pearce

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 112 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04799F

Effects of surface and shear forces on nano-confined smectic-A liquid crystals studied by X-ray diffraction

Masashi Mizukami, Noboru Ohta, Kazuhito Tomita, Takuya Yanagimachi, Yuuta Shibuya, Naoto Yagi and Kazue Kurihara

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 131 DOI:10.1039/D0CP04266H

First-principles calculations of phonon behaviors in graphether: a comparative study with graphene

Xiaoheng Yang, Dan Han, Hongzhao Fan, Man Wang, Mu Du and Xinyu Wang

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 123 DOI:10.1039/D0CP03191G

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

PCCP congratulates the presentation prize winners of the School of Physical Chemistry 2021 (Italian Chemical Society)

PCCP are delighted to announce the winners of the oral presentation prizes from the virtual School of Physical Chemistry 2021, run by the Physical Chemistry Division of one of our Owner Societies, the Italian Chemical Society (Società Chimica Italiana).

The four winners were:

Ola El Samrout

 for the talk entitled “Evidence for specific arrangements of surface sites of silica that promote peptide formation”

Rita Gelli

 for the talk entitled “Calcium and magnesium phosphate-based materials: interactions with soft matter and biomedical applications”

Andreas Santamaria

for the talk entitled “Endocytosis across scales: from molecular structures to a functional process”

Chiara Pelosi

for the talk entitled “Physico-chemical stability of protein-polymer conjugates in solution”

 

Congratulations to all! We look forward to seeing where you research will go.

 

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Open for Nominations: 2022 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship and Themed Collection

Do you know an outstanding emerging scientist who deserves recognition?

Now welcoming nominations for the 2022 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship and Themed Collection.

PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship

Lectureship and Themed Collection details

Recognising and supporting the significant contribution of early career researchers in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry, the lectureship is a platform for early career physical chemists to showcase their research to the wider scientific community.

The lectureship recipient will receive £1000 to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting in 2022. The recipient will also be invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP. In addition, selected nominees will be invited to submit to the PCCP Emerging Investigator Themed Collection. You can read the inaugural 2020 Emerging Investigator Themed Issue here.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the lectureship and themed collection, candidates must:
•    Have completed their PhD 
•    Be actively pursuing an independent research career within physical chemistry, chemical physics or biophysical chemistry.
•    Be at an early stage of their independent career (within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path).

Selection criteria, nomination and judging process
•    Nominations must be made via email to pccp-rsc@rsc.org using the PCCP Emerging Investigator nomination form and a letter of recommendation.
•    Nominators may only nominate one candidate for consideration per year.
•    Individuals cannot nominate themselves for consideration.
•    Selection will be made by the PCCP Editorial Board. The Lectureship winner will be selected in quarter four of 2021 and announced before the end of the year.
•    The Lectureship winner will be selected based on their nomination, with due consideration given to the letter of recommendation, candidate biography, research achievements, previous PCCP publications and overall publication history.
•    Selected shortlisted nominees, as chosen by the PCCP Editorial Board, will be invited to submit to the 2022 PCCP Emerging Investigator Themed Collection following the Lectureship winner selection.

Submit a nomination
To be considered for the 2022 Lectureship and Themed Issue, the following must be sent to the Editorial Office
•    A letter of recommendation
•    A complete nomination form 

Submission deadline: 17 September 2021

 

Download nomination form 

Submit nomination with letter of recommendation

 

Find out more about our previous winner’s: 

Dr Stella Stopkowicz, University of Mainz and Dr Stefania Impellizzeri, Ryerson University (2021 winners)
Dr Federico Calle-Vallejo, University of Barcelona (2019 winner)
Professor Debashree Ghosh, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (2018 winner)
Professor Ryan P. Steele, University of Utah (2017 winner) 

Read a selection of their work in the PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship Winners Collection.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

PCCP Bunsentagung 2020: Understanding Dispersion Interactions in Molecular Chemistry themed collection now online!

PCCP Bunsentagung 2020: Understanding Dispersion Interactions in Molecular Chemistry themed collection now online!

We are delighted to announce that the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) themed collection Bunsentagung 2020: Understanding Dispersion Interactions in Molecular Chemistry is now online and free to access until the end of August 2021.

Bunsentagung 2020 focuses on dispersion interactions and their multifold manifestations in chemistry. Dispersion is the driving force for molecular aggregation that plays a key role in the thermodynamic stability of (meta)stable structures, molecular recognition, chemical selectivity through transition-state stabilization, protein folding, enzyme catalysis, and many more. Despite the pioneering work of London and others in the 1930s, our understanding of dispersion interactions only recently has become much better.

Guest Edited by Professor Jürgen Janek, Professor Peter R. Schreiner and Professor Martin A. Suhm, this collection highlights the progress in a rapidly developing field encompassing both experiment and theory. We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or PCCP.

 

Read the full issue online
It includes:

Editorial
Understanding dispersion interactions in molecular chemistry
Jürgen Janek, Peter R. Schreiner and Martin A. Suhm
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 8960-8961. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP90285C

Paper
Understanding benzyl alcohol aggregation by chiral modification: the pairing step
Robert Medel and Martin A. Suhm
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 25538-25551. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP04825A

Paper
Dissecting intermolecular interactions in the condensed phase of ibuprofen and related compounds: the specific role and quantification of hydrogen bonding and dispersion forces
V. N. Emel’yanenko, P. Stange, J. Feder-Kubis, S. P. Verevkin and R. Ludwig
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 4896-4904. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP06641A

Paper
The influence of intermolecular coupling on electron and ion transport in differently substituted phthalocyanine thin films as electrochromic materials: a chemistry application of the Goldilocks principle
Thi Hai Quyen Nguyen, Marius Pelmuş, Christopher Colomier, Sergiu M. Gorun and Derck Schlettwein
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 7699-7709. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP06709D

Paper
Structures and internal dynamics of diphenylether and its aggregates with water
M. Fatima, D. Maué, C. Pérez, D. S. Tikhonov, D. Bernhard, A. Stamm, C. Medcraft, M. Gerhards and M. Schnell
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 27966-27978. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP04104A

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

PCCP has expanded its scope

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics is redefining its scope.
 
PCCP has always been a home for work from across the breadth of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry, in both experimental and theoretical fields. In light of the growth of computational and quantum chemistry over recent years, and with the emergence of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), PCCP is redefining its scope to explicitly include the emerging areas of quantum computing, machine learning and the data science field.
 
The updated journal scope statement can be found below:
 
The journal has a broad scope and welcomes contributions spanning experiment, theory, computation and data science. Topical coverage includes spectroscopy, dynamics, kinetics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, catalysis, surface science, quantum mechanics, quantum computing and machine learning. Interdisciplinary research areas such as polymers and soft matter, materials, nanoscience, energy, surfaces/interfaces, and biophysical chemistry are welcomed if they demonstrate significant innovation and/or insight into physical chemistry. Joined experimental/theoretical studies are particularly appreciated when complementary and based on up-to-date approaches.

To facilitate submissions in this rapidly developing area, PCCP is delighted to appoint an additional Associate Editor in the growing fields of machine learning and data science. A separate announcement will be made shortly.
 
By expanding its scope, PCCP will now explicitly provide a home for physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry research spanning all four pillars of modern physical chemistry: experiment, theory, computation and data science.
 
For examples of the type of work PCCP would consider under the expanded scope please see our recent themed collection on quantum computing or the articles below:
 
High-throughput experimentation meets artificial intelligence: a new pathway to catalyst discovery
Katherine McCullough, Travis Williams, Kathleen Mingle, Pooyan Jamshidi and Jochen Lauterbach
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 11174-11196

Application and assessment of deep learning for the generation of potential NMDA receptor antagonists
Katherine J. Schultz, Sean M. Colby, Yasemin Yesiltepe, Jamie R. Nuñez, Monee Y. McGrady and Ryan S. Renslow
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 1197-1214

Machine learning approaches to understand and predict rate constants for organic processes in mixtures containing ionic liquids
Tamar L. Greaves, Karin S. Schaffarczyk McHale, Raphael F. Burkart-Radke, Jason B. Harper and Tu C. Le
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 2742-2752

DRACON: disconnected graph neural network for atom mapping in chemical reactions
Filipp Nikitin, Olexandr Isayev and Vadim Strijov
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 26478-26486

In conjunction with the scope expansion of PCCP, the RSC are also pleased to announce further developments in our portfolio with the launch of Digital Discovery, a new fully Open Access journal, which will focus on the integration of digital and automation tools with broadly defined science but anchored in chemistry. For more information, please see: www.rsc.li/digitaldiscovery.
 
PCCP looks forward to welcoming your next submission belonging to any of the four pillars of physical chemistry: experiment, theory, computation or data science.
 
Get in touch if you have any questions about our expanded scope.
Dr Anna Simpson
Executive Editor, PCCP
Royal Society of Chemistry
Professor David Rueda
Editorial Board Chair, PCCP
Imperial College London
Professor Wolfgang Ernst
Ownership Board Chair, PCCP
Graz University of Technology
Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Call for papers: Insights into 2D Materials

A themed collection, with Guest Editors Sunmin Ryu (Pohang University of Science and Technology) and Hui Zhao (The University of Kansas)

We are now inviting submissions for this exciting themed collection, Insights into 2D Materials. We encourage all types of PCCP articles – Communications, Full Papers and Perspectives.

2D materials with atomic scale thinness have emerged as a new form of nanomaterial. While graphene was the focus of early studies, since 2010 hundreds of other types of 2D materials have been investigated. This includes elemental 2D materials such as phosphorene, borophene, silicene and antimonene, as well as compound materials such as transition metal chalcogenides and oxides, hexagonal boron nitride, MXenes, and organic-inorganic metal halide layered perovskites. The large number of materials and the many different ways they can be combined to form heterostructures offer a great opportunity to transform materials science and technology, and benefit society.

The goal of this themed collection is to highlight the latest developments in this exciting field. The collection welcomes new insights into 2D materials from theoretical, computational, and experimental communities. This collection will cover topics including, but not limited to, physical and chemical properties of 2D materials, synthesis techniques, structural characterization, 2D and mixed-dimensional heterostructures, functionalization of 2D materials, flexible 2D devices, new novel 2D materials, and applications of 2D materials in biological systems, chemical sensing, and energy technologies.

Following our fair and impartial peer-review, accepted articles will be published online in a citeable form as soon as they are ready. The articles will then be assembled on the RSC Publishing platform and promoted as a web-based thematic collection, to permit readers to consult and download individual contributions from the entire series. We aim to publish and promote the completed collection during 2021. PCCP is a high-impact, international journal publishing cutting-edge original work in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. For more information on the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

The deadline for submissions is 16th July 2021

If you have any questions, please contact the Editorial Office at PCCP-RSC@rsc.org

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Celebrating our first Tutorial Review: an interview with Julie MacPherson

We recently published our first Tutorial Review in PCCP, Lifting the lid on the potentiostat: a beginner’s guide to understanding electrochemical circuitry and practical operation.  We’re excited to introduce this new review format for PCCP, which will appeal to younger researchers and established researchers seeking new fields to explore. Tutorial Reviews provide an essential introduction to a particular area of physical chemistry.

If you would like to write one, please email the PCCP Editorial Office at PCCP-RSC@rsc.org with an outline of your idea.

To celebrate our first Tutorial Review, we interviewed Julie MacPherson, the lead author on the article.

What inspired you to write this article?
Electrochemistry is enjoying a renaissance with the science at the heart of many energy conversion methods, as well as use in electrosynthesis and electroanalysis etc. The upshot is more and more people, from a variety of different disciplines are undertaking practical electrochemical experiments. At the heart of many measurements is the potentiostat. Back in the day it would have been common for PhD students to build their own potentiostat, and by doing this, would have forced the user to really understand how a potentiostat works and how the experiment should be set up to avoid pitfalls in experimental design and data interpretation. These days, unless the electrochemical experiment is more specialist purchasing a commercial potentiostat(s) for the research group is the normal, with instruments designed to be as easy as possible to operate. However this can mean that some of the more fundamental understanding is missing, and can be challenging to get to grips with especially for those that are coming into electrochemistry without a formal electronics training. Whilst in many electrochemistry text books, there is often a chapter near the end of the book outlining the electronic circuits in a potentiostat, the knowledge assumed is often beyond the beginning electrochemist. After many conversations with group members over the years and other academics, I really wanted to write an article which addressed this topic but started from a basic level and worked upwards.

How did you go about the writing process?
I assembled a team comprising Dr. Alex Colburn, an electronics expert in the Chemistry Department at Warwick, who has built many of the very low current instrumentation systems for the high resolution electrochemical imaging measurements Pat Unwin carries out, my colleague Dr. Danny O’Hare from Imperial College London, who himself has built many potentiostats and has also seen first-hand the issues that arise when people don’t understand how they work and my PhD student Katie Levey, who came into doing a PhD with limited electronics experience. Critical to the writing process were the undergraduate and PhD student focus groups (the names of the students involved appear in the acknowledgments) we set up from Warwick and Imperial. We met with them regularly to discuss whether the text was understandable for a beginner’s point of view, to highlight the issues they had experienced working with potentiostats and the questions they would want answering.

Who is it aimed at?
Masters and PhD students undertaking electrochemical research especially those with only basic electronics experience, but in general anyone who just wants to understand how their potentiostat actually works. This includes those working with electrochemical systems in industry. It is (hopefully!) a useful article as well for anyone teaching electrochemistry and is open access. The article also offers lots of practical tips for people who have run into issues with their electrochemical experiment and for those interested in how to reduce noise in the electrochemical experiment. There is also lots of useful practical information, especially on noise troubleshooting, in the supporting information.

What are the main points that you would like readers to take away from your review?
The first and foremost is the reader feels they better understand how a potentiostat works and it has both challenged them to think more about how they set up experimental electrochemistry experiments and how to trouble shoot problems. We also want it to give people more confidence in their understanding.

What is your lab currently working on?
My group is mainly focused on applications of boron doped diamond as an electrode material, this ranges from designing more robust and long-lasting sensors, using electrochemistry as a means of fabrication of useful metallic and metal oxide nanostructures, to working with corrosion free carbon catalyst supports for electrocatalysis. However, I also have a keen interest in chemical education and I am involved with a new series of Chemistry text books (Chemistry Study Guides), which just launched in October 2020 by the RSC aimed at undergraduates but written by academics in partnership with undergraduate students.

Do you have any thoughts about the future direction of the field?
There are more papers coming out now where people are providing methods for DIY potentiostats, which are aimed at low cost, portable, wireless operation via e.g. a smart phone. We hope the paper will encourage experimenters to have a go at building their own instrumentation and equip them with the tools to know where the potential pitfalls might be.

Thanks for an interesting insight into the field, Julie, and congratulations on your publication!

You can read the article, free to access, here.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Festschrift for Peter Toennies – New horizons in the dynamics of molecules: from gases to surfaces PCCP themed issue now online and free to access

We are delighted to announce that the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) themed issue Festschrift for Peter Toennies – New horizons in the dynamics of molecules: from gases to surfaces is now online and free to access until the beginning of July 2021.

This themed issue is in honour of Professor Jan-Peter Toennies on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Professor Toennies is a very well-known physical chemist, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute für Strömungsforschung (now the MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation) in Göttingen, and is still actively publishing even today. A few of his fields of research are molecular beams scattering in the gas phase, chemical reactions, atomic and molecular beams scattering from surfaces, surface structure and dynamics, He dimers, small clusters and nanodroplets.

Guest Edited by Professor Giorgio Benedek, Professor Joseph R. Manson and Professor Salvador Miret-Artés, this collection includes work closely related to Professor Toennies’ fields of research.

 

Read the full issue online
It includes:

Editorial
Festschrift for Peter Toennies – New horizons in the dynamics of molecules: from gases to surfaces
Giorgio Benedek, Joseph R. Manson and Salvador Miret-Artés
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7523-7524. DOI: 10.1039/D1CP90026A

Profile
Jan Peter Toennies: an ebullient serendipitous adventurer
Bretislav Friedrich and Dudley Herschbach
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7525-7540. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP90251A

Perspective
Metal clusters synthesized in helium droplets: structure and dynamics from experiment and theory
Wolfgang E. Ernst and Andreas Hauser
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7553-7574. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP04349D

Paper
Normal and off-normal incidence dissociative dynamics of O2(v,J) on ultrathin Cu films grown on Ru(0001)
J. G. Fallaque, M. Ramos, H. S. Busnengo, F. Martín and C. Díaz
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7768-7776. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP03979A

Paper
Alkali metal adsorption on metal surfaces: new insights from new tools
Arjun Raghavan, Louie Slocombe, Alexander Spreinat, David J. Ward, William Allison, John Ellis, Andrew P. Jardine, Marco Sacchi and Nadav Avidor
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7822-7829. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP05365A

Paper
A nuclear spin and spatial symmetry-adapted full quantum method for light particles inside carbon nanotubes: clusters of 3He, 4He, and para-H2
María Pilar de Lara-Castells and Alexander O. Mitrushchenkov
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 7908-7918. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP05332E

 

We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or PCCP.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

PCCP Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Storage themed collection now online!

PCCP Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Storage themed collection now online!

We are delighted to announce that the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) themed collection Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Storage is now online and free to access until the end of June 2021.

Quantum computing and information storage promise to revolutionize our information technology. Some basic theory of quantum computing has been established over the past two decades and researchers are on the cusp of quantum supremacy for truly useful systems. Yet, for quantum computing to become a reality we need to find a practical physical platform for realizing qubits with enough fidelity and depth to solve important problems. At present it is not clear what platform will succeed at this.

Guest Edited by Professor John Doyle, Professor Anna Krylov and Professor Kang-Kuen Ni, this collection highlights physical chemistry and chemical physics aspects of quantum computing and quantum information storage. We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or PCCP.

Read the full collection online

It includes:

Editorial
Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Storage
Anna I. Krylov, John Doyle and Kang-Kuen Ni
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 6341-6343. DOI: 10.1039/D1CP90024B

Paper
In search of molecular ions for optical cycling: a difficult road
Maxim V. Ivanov, Thomas-C. Jagau, Guo-Zhu Zhu, Eric R. Hudson and Anna I. Krylov
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 17075-17090.  DOI: 10.1039/D0CP02921A

Paper
First-principles studies of strongly correlated states in defect spin qubits in diamond
He Ma, Nan Sheng, Marco Govoni and Giulia Galli
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 25522-25527. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP04585C

Paper
Coherent manipulation of the internal state of ultracold 87Rb133Cs molecules with multiple microwave fields
Jacob A. Blackmore, Philip D. Gregory, Sarah L. Bromley and Simon L. Cornish
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 27529-27538. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP04651E

Paper
Magnetic anisotropy in YbIII complex candidates for molecular qubits: a theoretical analysis
Martín Amoza, Silvia Gómez-Coca and Eliseo Ruiz
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 1976-1983. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP05422D

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Gordon F. Kirkbright and Edward Steers Bursary Awards, 2022

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that assists a promising early career scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general.

Owing to the generosity of one of our former trustees, an eminent atomic spectroscopist, Professor Edward B.M. Steers, we are now able to award an annual Edward Steers bursary, in addition to the long standing Gordon Kirkbright bursary, to similarly assist a promising early scientist engaged in or utilising analytical spectroscopic techniques.

The ABS Trust defines early career as being either a student, or an employee in a non-tenured academic post or in industry, within 7 years of award of PhD excluding career breaks. The same conditions apply to each bursary.

Applications are invited for both the 2022 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary and the 2022 Edward Steers Bursary.  Although both funds are administered by the ABS Trust, the Kirkbright award is not restricted to spectroscopists, but is open to all involved with or utilising analytical science-based techniques.

Application Forms can be downloaded via:

http://www.abstrust.org/kirkbright-and-steers-bursary-awards

or for further information visit:

http://www.abstrust.org/ or contact abstrustuk.kirkbright@gmail.com

 

The closing date for entries is 30 November 2021.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)