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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.

Submit your research to Bo here

Read Bo’s choices for free now:

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

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

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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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Henry F Schaefer III Wins Stone Award

Congratulations to Henry F. Schaefer III, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Associate Editor, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia for winning the 2018 Charles H. Stone Award, presented every 2 years by the American Chemical Society Carolina-Piedmont Section to an outstanding chemist in the southeastern US. The award recognizes contributions to the field of chemistry through activities in the scientific community, public outreach, education, and research.

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The 29th biennial meeting of the Institute of Physics Polymer Physics Group

The 29th biennial meeting of the Institute of Physics Polymer Physics Group will take place from 11-13 September 2019 at the University of Lincoln, UK.  The early registration deadline is 19 July 2019 and poster abstract submission will remain open until 23 August 2019.

 

The Founders’ Prize lecture will be given by Masao Doi (Beihang University, China), and the invited speakers (confirmed) are Rachel Evans (Cambridge, UK), Marie-Pierre Laborie (Freiburg, Germany), Juan de Pablo (Chicago, USA) and James Sharp (Nottingham, UK).

Please see the conference website http://paps19.iopconfs.org/home for further details.  The event is open to all with an interest.

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Open for Nominations: 2019 PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship and Themed Issue

Lectureship and Themed Issue 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. The recipient will also be invited to contribute a Perspective article to PCCP. In addition, selected nominees will be invited to submit to an inaugural Emerging Investigator Themed Issue.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the lectureship and themed issue, 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 (typically this will be 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 at the 2019 Fall PCCP Editorial Board meeting.
•    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 an inaugural Emerging Investigator Themed Issue following the 2019 Lectureship winner selection.

Submit a nomination
To be considered for the 2019 Lectureship and Themed Issue, the following must be sent to the Editorial Office
•    A letter of recommendation
•    A complete nomination form

Submission deadline: 26 July 2019

Download nomination form

Submit nomination with letter of recommendation

 

Find out more about our previous winner’s: 
Professor Debashree Ghosh, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (2018 winner)
Professor Ryan P. Steele, University of Utah (2017 winner) 
Dr David Glowacki, University of Bristol (2016 winner)
Read a selection of their work in the PCCP Emerging Investigator Lectureship Winners Collection.

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