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Call for papers: New Insights into Biomolecular Systems from Large-Scale Simulations

RSC Advances is delighted to announce a new themed collection titled ‘New Insights into Biomolecular systems from Large-Scale Simulations’. This collection is Guest Edited by Professor Stacey Wetmore (University of Lethbridge), A/ Professor Megan O’Mara (Australian National University) and Dr Sarah Rauscher (University of Toronto).

 

Scope

Falling at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science, computational biochemistry uses computer simulations to uncover the molecular level details of the structure, interactions, and function of diverse sets of biomolecules. The past decade has become a particularly exciting turning point in the field as modern computational resources are now sufficient to allow biological processes to be simulated at relevant times scales. As a result, new computational approaches have been developed that bridge the gap between simulations and experiments, allowing researchers to answer key questions about biomolecular dynamics and cellular function more broadly.

This themed collection in RSC Advances aims to highlight recent applications of computer simulations to understand the structural and functional dynamics of biomolecular systems, with the goal to extract insights from large datasets and permit direct comparisons to experimental data. An emphasis will be placed on the application of large-scale models to address unexplored areas in protein folding, intrinsically disordered proteins, protein aggregation, nucleic acid structure and function, membrane proteins, signaling molecules crossing membranes, and ligand interactions, among other topics.

 

How to submit

Both Papers and Review articles will be considered for this issue. All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by Associate Editors and, if suitable for the journal, they will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of RSC Advances.

Our APC is among the lowest in the industry; £750 for articles as well as reviews (corresponding to approximately $985 or €830 or CNY 6800) and there are no submission charges. Discounts and waivers are offered to authors from developing countries.

If you would like to submit to this issue please notify the Editorial Office at advances-rsc@rsc.org. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system anytime before the submission deadline of 15th June 2022. If you would like to submit but require additional time to prepare your article please do let us know by email.

 

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Call for Papers: Nanomaterials in drug delivery

RSC Advances is delighted to announce a new themed collection titled ‘Nanomaterials in drug delivery’. This collection is Guest Edited by Dr Irina Savina (University of Brighton) and Professor Helder Al­meida San­tos (University of Helsinki).

 

Scope

Recent developments in nanomaterials have shown huge potential for the development of advanced drug delivery systems and have already expanded to a wide range of clinical applications. More recently the emphasis has been placed on personalised medicine, precision therapy, cancer treatment, immunotherapy, nanovaccines and RNA/gene delivery. However, there is still insufficient research on nanomaterials with specific relevance to regulatory issues, in particular with respect to the development of safety testing and risk assessment methods, and increasing the availability of quality data on nanomaterials for regulatory purposes.

This themed collection in RSC Advances aims to explore the latest developments in the design, preparation, and application of nanomaterials for drug delivery, understanding bio-nano interactions and biosystem parameters, assessing the safety of nanomedicine, potential limitations of nanomedicine fabrication including technical and legal aspects.

 

How to submit

Both Papers and Review articles will be considered for this issue. All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by Associate Editors and, if suitable for the journal, they will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of RSC Advances.

Our APC is among the lowest in the industry; £750 for articles as well as reviews (corresponding to approximately $985 or €830 or CNY 6800) and there are no submission charges. Discounts and waivers are offered to authors from developing countries.

If you would like to submit to this issue the manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system anytime before the submission deadline of 1st February 2022.  During submission authors will be asked if they are submitting for a themed collection and should include the name of the themed collection. If you would like to submit but require additional time to prepare your article please do let us know by contacting the journal.

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RSC Advances themed collection: Celebrating recent achievements in chemical science in Turkey

We are delighted to share with you our themed collection of recently published articles Celebrating recent achievements in chemical science in Turkey, Guest Edited by Fabienne Dumoulin (Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University) and Suna Timur (Ege University).

The collection features articles published in RSC Advances over the period 2018-2020 with at least one corresponding author being affiliated in Turkey. The selection matches many of the topics listed as national priorities (energy, environment, health) in their whole diversity, and reflects the dynamics of research teams.

Featured articles

Preparation, characterization, and thermal properties of novel fire-resistant microencapsulated phase change materials based on paraffin and a polystyrene shell
Berk Kazanci, Kemal Cellat and Halime Paksoy
RSC Adv., 2020. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA04093B

Recent developments in the synthesis of regioregular thiophene-based conjugated polymers for electronic and optoelectronic applications using nickel and palladium-based catalytic systems
Bibi Amna, Humaira Masood Siddiqi, Abbas Hassan and Turan Ozturk
RSC Adv., 2020. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09712K

Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: biomolecule-nanoparticle organizations targeting antimicrobial activity
Anupam Roy, Onur Bulut, Sudip Some, Amit Kumar Mandal and M. Deniz Yilmaz
RSC Adv., 2019. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA08982E

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Meet the Guest Editors

Associate Professor Dr. Fabienne Dumoulin first started university studying biology, graduated in biochemistry and then completed her PhD in organic chemistry in Lyon, France in 2002. She is currently associate professor at Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydinler University in Istanbul,Turkey.

Her research focuses on the chemistry, properties and applications of phthalocyanines, mainly for photodynamic therapy. She has authored so far 85 research articles, three book chapters, and supervised many Master and PhD students. Fabienne has also been the recipient of several Young Scientist Awards: TUBA-GEBİP from the Turkish Academy of Sciences, BAGEP from the Bilim Akademisi and the Mustafa N Parlar Foundation of METU. She was elected officer of the executive committee of the European Society for Photobiology in 2015 and 2017, is an Associate Editor for RSC Advances and the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

 

 

Professor Suna Timur received her PhD degree in Biochemistry at Ege University in 2001. She is currently a full-time Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, at the same University.

Her research is focused on the integration of biomolecules and other species with micro and nanoplatforms to create novel functional bio-based surfaces. She has published more than 200 SCI articles, 4 book chapters and supervised 40 M.Sc and Ph.D thesis. Dr. Timur has also been the recipient of Young Scientist Awards; Encouragement Awards from TUBITAK and the Mustafa N Parlar Foundation of METU and FABED from Istanbul Technical University.

 

 

 

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Editors’ Collection: Nanomaterials for the environment by Associate Editor Ranjit Koodali

We are delighted to share with you our latest collection of recently published articles focusing on Nanomaterials for the environment, handpicked by Associate Editor Ranjit T. Koodali.

This collection features articles published in the journal in 2019 on nanomaterials for the environment. Environmental remediation of pollutants have received significant attention due to the issues related to their impact on the health and livelihood of humans. Broadly, removal of pollutants may involve adsorption (transfer from gas/aqueous phase to a solid adsorbent) or their degradation into simple, less complex, and harmless chemicals. Nanomaterials provide enhanced capabilities to remove pollutants because of their relatively high surface areas and small particle sizes.

The examples included in this study include heavy metals such as Pb(II), Cd(II) using biomaterial waste such as corn straw, removal of Fe(III) using coconut shell based materials, use of magnetic nanocomposites to simultaneously remove organics and inorganics, use of nanofibers to remove As(V), removal of fluoride and phosphate ions, fungus, and capture of greenhouse gas such as carbon dioxide. The collection also includes articles that employ photocatalytic and/or photoelectrocatalytic techniques to degrade refractory pollutants such as nitrobenzene, “spent wash” from sugar distilleries, organic dyes, drugs such as amoxicillin, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) such as methanol and CO2 photoreduction,

The themed collection reflects the myriad number of innovative approaches developed by researchers to remove pollutants using novel, and often using cost-effective approaches for both the synthesis and subsequent removal of pollutants.

As the world’s largest gold open access chemistry journal, all publications in RSC Advances are free to access. We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

We invite you to submit your research to this collection and give your work the global visibility it deserves.

 

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Featured articles:

Functionalized biochar-supported magnetic MnFe2O4 nanocomposite for the removal of Pb(ii) and Cd(ii)
Lianke Zhang, Jinyue Guo, Xuemin Huang, Weida Wang, Peng Sun, Yumei Li and Jianhong Han
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 365-376. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA09061K

ZnO decorated Sn3O4 nanosheet nano-heterostructure: a stable photocatalyst for water splitting and dye degradation under natural sunlight
Sagar D. Balgude, Yogesh A. Sethi, Bharat B. Kale, Dinesh P. Amalnerkar and Parag V. Adhyapak
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 10289-10296. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA00788A

Green-synthesized copper nanoparticles as a potential antifungal against plant pathogens
Nicolaza Pariona, Arturo I. Mtz-Enriquez, D. Sánchez-Rangel, Gloria Carrión, F. Paraguay-Delgado and Greta Rosas-Saito
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 18835-18843. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA03110C

 

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Meet the Editor

Dr. Ranjit T. Koodali is an Associate Editor for RSC Advances and serves as the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Koodali has published over 125 peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals. He is a co-Director of a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant that aims to provide a new paradigm and scalable model for graduate education.

 

 

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Editors’ Collection: Phthalocyanines by Associate Editor Fabienne Dumoulin

We are delighted to share with you our latest collection of recently published articles focusing on Phthalocyanines, handpicked by Associate Editor Fabienne Dumoulin.

These brightly coloured molecules belong to the porphyrinoids family, as do haemoglobin and chlorophyll. Their optical, magnetic, electronic (amongst others!) properties can be tailored by playing with the substitution and/or metalation pattern, with quasi-infinite combinations, giving the opportunity to perform enthralling structure-properties or structure-activities relationship analyses.

With an appropriate design, these fascinating compounds can act as photosensitisers for photodynamic therapy, take place in sensor devices, harvest light, catalyse, electro-catalyse or photo-catalyse either oxidation or reduction reactions. Their inclusion in materials such as MOFs and COFs and more generally in nanoscience enlarge again the possibilities to produce high-performance compounds and materials, should it be for pure fundamental research or more applied technologies.

As the world’s largest gold open access chemistry journal, all publications in RSC Advances are free to access. We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

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Featured articles:

Impact of photosensitizer orientation on the distance dependent photocatalytic activity in zinc phthalocyanine–nanoporous gold hybrid systems
David Steinebrunner, Günter Schnurpfeil, Mathis Kohröde, Alexander Epp, Khaetthariya Klangnog, Jorge Adrian Tapia Burgos, Andre Wichmann, Dieter Wöhrle and Arne Wittstock
RSC Adv., 2020,10, 23203-23211. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA03891A

Elucidating π–π interaction-induced extension effect in sandwich phthalocyaninato compounds
Xin Chen, Dongdong Qi, Chao Liu, Hailong Wang, Zheng Xie, Tse-Wei Chen, Shen-Ming Chen, Tien-Wen Tseng and Jianzhuang Jiang
RSC Adv., 2020,10, 317-322. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA07847A

Metal phthalocyanine organic thin-film transistors: changes in electrical performance and stability in response to temperature and environment
Nicholas T. Boileau, Rosemary Cranston, Brendan Mirka, Owen A. Melville and Benoît H. Lessard
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21478-21485. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA03648B

 

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Meet the Editor

Associate Professor Dr. Fabienne Dumoulin first started university studying biology, graduated in biochemistry and then completed her PhD in organic chemistry in Lyon, France in 2002. After post doctoral studies in Pisa, Italy, she was a faculty member at Chemistry Department of Gebze Technical University from 2005 to 2019. She is now associate professor at Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydinler University in Istanbul,Turkey.

Her research focuses on the chemistry, properties and applications of phthalocyanines, mainly for photodynamic therapy. She has authored so far 82 research articles, three book chapters, and supervised many Master and PhD students. Fabienne has also been the recipient of several Young Scientist Awards: TUBA-GEBİP from the Turkish Academy of Sciences, BAGEP from the Bilim Akademisi and the Mustafa N Parlar Foundation of METU. She was elected officer of the executive committee of the European Society for Photobiology in 2015 and 2017, is an Associate Editor for RSC Advances and the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

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RSC Advances Editors’ Collections

Have you been enjoying our monthly Editors’ Collections? We’ve certainly loved putting them together! Each collection is curated by one of our expert Associate Editors, focuses on a specific topic and includes lots of great articles from RSC Advances.

In case you’ve missed any, we have collected all of our Editors’ collections over the last year in one place.

If you would like to submit your work to any of these collections, please contact the Editorial Office – we invite you to submit your research to these collection and give your work the global visibility it deserves

Environmental chemistry: Pollution control

This collection, guest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Professor Feng Zhao (Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences) features articles on the theme ‘pollution control’, illustrating the notability, quality and variety of publications in RSC Advances. These articles are already among the most highly cited research articles in the journal, illustrating their impact. Subject areas include absorptive materials, photocatalytic materials, bio-magnetic membranes and method development.

Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials

In this collection, guest edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Dr Donna Arnold (University of Kent), we look at some of the contributions to the fields of multiferroic and ferroelectric materials published in the journal. The articles featured here focus on experimental studies of inorganic solid-state ceramics and thin films (including heterostructures and devices). The collection showcases the significance of not only the search for new materials with enhanced properties but also the importance of understanding the structure-property correlations in both powders and films as well as demonstrating their application in environments closer to commercial use. These articles demonstrate the continued growth of these areas as we strive towards next generation devices based on ferroelectric and multiferroic materials.

 

Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials continue to attract extensive attention within the literature due to the potential of these materials to have an increased impact in our everyday lives. Research covers a whole plethora of chemistry and physics from the search for Pb-free ferroelectrics and new energy storage materials to demonstration of real-world device applications based on inorganic and/or organic materials including experimental and computational studies.

Fluorine chemistry in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology

This collection, guest-edited by RSC Advances Editorial Board member Professor Norio Shibata (Nagoya Institute of Technology), features articles published in the journal on fluorine chemistry related to medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

Organofluorine compounds are revealed in the extensive use of key materials in diverse industrial areas of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, specialty materials, and polymers. In particular, the high demand for organofluorine compounds on the drug market has been evidenced by the sharp increase in the number of fluoro-pharmaceuticals approved each year. Fluorine-related papers published in the journal span over various research fields, including synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and materials science.

Supramolecular polymers

Sebastien Ulrich RSC Advances Associate EditorThis collection, guest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Dr Sébastien Ulrich (CNRS, Université de Montpellier), features articles published in the journal on the topic of Supramolecular Polymers. Supramolecular polymers results from the poly-association of molecules through non-covalent interactions. Uniquely and because they are self-assembled through reversible linkages, these materials are dynamic and can therefore adapt to different conditions and respond to different stimuli. Although supramolecular polymers were first seen as a lab curiosity, they have now demonstrated their utility in a wide range of applications from material to biological sciences. Recent breakthroughs such as the discovery of living supramolecular polymerization make the field very active and opens up exciting new opportunities.

The collection of selected articles witnesses this blooming activity, by reporting on i) the design of new molecular building blocks that impart new structures and functions, ii) the expansion to new types of self-assembly processes, which affect the dynamic feature of the corresponding adaptive materials, iii) our understanding, modelling and characterization of the mechanism of self-assembly, and iv) on the application of these smart systems in a wide range of area from biomedicine to material science.

Food Engineering, science, technology, and nutrition

Angela Meireles. RSC Advances Associate Editor RSCGuest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Professor Maria Angela A. Meireles, this collection features research with the area of food engineering, science, technology, and nutrition, illustrating the multidisciplinary aspects of this field that produces exciting research.

The collection shows a fascinating relationship between the various fields involved in the subject area of food. From articles that deal with the cultivation, livestock, etc. to articles dealing with the effects of metabolites in the human gut microbiota including articles on new sources of fibers and other bioactive compounds.

Physical chemistry of colloids and interfaces

Guest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Dr Juan J. Giner-Casares, this collection features exciting research with the core in physical chemistry of interfaces, illustrating a vibrant field that in itself produces stimulating research.

The physical chemistry of colloids and interfaces is enjoying a fruitful interaction with a vast number of fields; joint ventures with the biomedical discipline constitute undoubtedly a prominent topic, in which chemical and biomedical researchers highly benefit from each other. There are also many other subjects that profit from interactions with physical chemistry.

Antimicrobial polymers

Roberto Rosal, RSC Advances Associate Editor, Antimicrobial polymersGuest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Professor Roberto Rosal, this collection features remarkable contributions on antimicrobial polymers published in the journal and aims to highlight recent work published on the design, characterization, and efficiency of antimicrobial polymers.

Antimicrobial polymers are materials aimed at inhibiting or killing different types of microorganisms. The importance of developing new antimicrobial substances and materials arises from the health problem posed by multidrug-resistant microbes.

This set of articles describes some recent developments on the use of different types of antimicrobial polymers. They include antimicrobial nanomaterials, antimicrobial fibres and surfaces and drug-delivery systems with a focus on potentially pathogenic bacterial strains.

 Photodynamic therapy

Fabienne Dumoulin, RSC Advances Associate Editor, Royal Society of ChemistryThis collection, guest-edited by Associate Editor Dr Fabienne Dumoulin (Gebze Technical University), features articles published in the journal from 2018 on photodynamic therapy that comprise biological experiments. As an alternative therapeutic modality, recognised as an efficient way to treat not only several cancers but also infections, it has inspired the development of different treatment strategies.

The collection reflects the variety of photosensitising systems, and the significant amount of nanophotosensitisers, including carbon nanomaterials. Various targeted approaches are being developed; theranostics are significantly expanding, as well as synergistic effects and specific activation in the tumour microenvironment. Related photothermal and sonodynamic therapies, even at less mature development stages, have proved their efficiency. Photochemical internalisation is also an excellent means to improve drug delivery and drug efficiency. Photodynamic therapy is undoubtedly a valuable way to save lives, and this collection aims at highlighting its achievements and promises.

Carbon Dioxide Capture/Reduction

This collection is edited by Associate Editor Professor Carlos D. Garcia (Clemson University) and contains selected Reviews, Communications and full Papers published since 2018. The collection features the most remarkable contributions published in the journal and aims to highlight recent work published and raise awareness of the most current strategies to mitigate the impact of CO2 on the atmosphere.

These articles describe strategies to either promote the capture of CO2 or its reduction to yield organic compounds of higher value (methane, methanol, carbon monoxide, and short-chain organic acids). Although most of these articles describe clever chemical reactivity, their main focus ranges from biomimetic approaches to electrochemistry and photocatalysis.

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Call for Papers: Emerging Investigators series

We are delighted to announce the start of an Emerging Investigators series in RSC Advances!  This series will showcase some of the best research from scientists in the early stages of their independent careers. The series will be Guest Edited by Professor James Batteas (Texas A&M University), and articles in the series will be accepted and published throughout the year. In addition, an Editorial article featuring recent researchers in the issue will be published annually.

Scope

Papers should provide an insight that advances the chemistry field. Papers that contain little or no chemistry and are not considered to be of interest or relevance to the chemistry community are not within the scope of the journal. The criteria for publication are that the work must be high quality, well conducted and advance the development of the field. Articles submitted to the journal are evaluated by our international team of associate editors and reviewers for the overall quality and accuracy of the science presented.

To be eligible researchers should be roughly within 7 years of starting their first independent research position. Career breaks will be taken into consideration (for example, parental or medical leave).

How to submit

Both Papers and Review articles will be considered for this issue. All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by Associate Editors and, if suitable for the journal, they will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of RSC Advances.

Our APC is among the lowest in the industry; £750 for articles as well as reviews (corresponding to approximately $985 or €830 or CNY 6800) and there are no submission charges. Discounts and waivers are offered to authors from developing countries.

If you would like to submit to this issue please notify the Editorial Office at advances-rsc@rsc.org. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system anytime.

 

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Editors’ Collection: Environmental chemistry: Pollution control by Associate Editor Feng Zhao

We are delighted to share with you our latest collection of recently published articles focusing on Environmental chemistry: Pollution control, handpicked by Associate Editor Feng Zhao.

The collection features articles on the theme ‘pollution control’, illustrating the notability, quality and variety of publications in RSC Advances. These articles are already among the most highly cited research articles in the journal, illustrating their impact. Subject areas include absorptive materials, photocatalytic materials, bio-magnetic membranes and method development.

As the world’s largest gold open access chemistry journal, all publications in RSC Advances are free to access. We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

We invite you to submit your research to this collection and give your work the global visibility it deserves.

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Featured articles:

Development and application of novel bio-magnetic membrane capsules for the removal of the cationic dye malachite green in wastewater treatment
Imran Ali, Changsheng Peng, Iffat Naz, Dichu Lin, Devendra P. Saroj and Mohsin Ali
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3625-3646. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA09275C

Functionalized biochar-supported magnetic MnFe2O4 nanocomposite for the removal of Pb(ii) and Cd(ii)
Lianke Zhang, Jinyue Guo, Xuemin Huang, Weida Wang, Peng Sun, Yumei Li and Jianhong Han
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 365-376. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA09061K

Adsorptive environmental applications of MXene nanomaterials: a review
Yujuan Zhang, Lin Wang, Ningning Zhang and Zhangjian Zhou
RSC Adv., 2018,8, 19895-19905. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03077D

Read the full collection here

Meet the Editor

Feng Zhao received his doctorate degree in chemistry at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004; then spent two years as a research assistant at the University of Greifswald in Germany working on the development of low-cost microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment. In 2007, Dr. Zhao came to the University of Surrey in UK as a senior research officer, and there his research focused on the development of bio-electrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and renewable energy generation. In 2010, he moved to Institute of Urban Environment,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, where his scientific interests are in the areas of bio-energy & environmental technology; wastewater/waste treatment using bio-electrochemical systems.

 

 

 

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Editors’ Collection: Ferroelectric and Multiferroelectric Materials by Associate Editor Donna Arnold

We are delighted to share with you our latest collection of recently published articles focusing on Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Materials, handpicked by Associate Editor Donna Arnold.

Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials continue to attract extensive attention within the literature due to the potential of these materials to have an increased impact in our everyday lives. Research covers a whole plethora of chemistry and physics from the search for Pb-free ferroelectrics and new energy storage materials to demonstration of real-world device applications based on inorganic and/or organic materials including experimental and computational studies.

The collection features articles focussing on experimental studies of inorganic solid-state ceramics and thin films (including heterostructures and devices). The collection showcases the significance of not only the search for new materials with enhanced properties but also the importance of understanding the structure-property correlations in both powders and films as well as demonstrating their application in environments closer to commercial use. These articles demonstrate the continued growth of these areas as we strive towards next generation devices based on ferroelectric and multiferroic materials.

As the world’s largest gold open access chemistry journal, all publications in RSC Advances are free to access. We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

We invite you to submit your research to this collection and give your work the global visibility it deserves.

 

Submit your research now

 

Featured articles:

Effect of Bi-substitution into the A-site of multiferroic La0.8Ca0.2FeO3 on structural, electrical and dielectric properties
H. Issaoui, A. Benali, M. Bejar, E. Dhahri, B. F. O. Costa, M. P. F. Graca and M. A. Valente
RSC Adv., 2020,10, 16132-16146. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA02995E

Formation of polarization needle-like domain and its unusual switching in compositionally graded ferroelectric thin films: an improved phase field model
Le Van Lich and Van-Hai Dinh
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 7575-7586. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA10614B

Mechanical switching in ferroelectrics by shear stress and its implications on charged domain wall generation and vortex memory devices
W. J. Chen, Shuai Yuan, L. L. Ma, Ye Ji, Biao Wang and Yue Zheng
RSC Adv., 2018,8, 4434-4444. DOI: 10.1039/C7RA12233K

 

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Meet the Editor

Donna was awarded her PhD in 2004 from the University of London having studied structure -property correlations in porous manganese oxides. Postdoctoral positions at the Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Crete, University College Cork, Ireland and University of St Andrews, UK followed where she continued to investigate the behaviour in complex materials. In 2010 she took an academic position at the University of Kent.

Her current research interests lie in the area of correlating structure-property relationships in oxide materials with a particular emphasis on magnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials.

 

 

 

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Read our latest Editors’ Collection on Fluorine chemistry in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology by Editorial Board Member Norio Shibata

We are delighted to share with you our latest collection of recently published articles focusing on Fluorine chemistry in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology, handpicked by Professor Norio Shibata.

The collection features articles published in the journal from 2018-2020 on fluorine chemistry related to medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. Organofluorine compounds are revealed in the extensive use of key materials in diverse industrial areas of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, speciality materials, and polymers. In particular, the high demand for organofluorine compounds on the drug market has been evidenced by the sharp increase in the number of fluoro-pharmaceuticals approved each year. Fluorine-related papers published in the journal span over various research fields, including synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and materials science. We hope you enjoy reading these articles, reflecting the state of the art of fluorine chemistry.

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Featured articles:

Rhenium(i) complexation–dissociation strategy for synthesising fluorine-18 labelled pyridine bidentate radiotracers
Mitchell A. Klenner, Bo Zhang, Gianluca Ciancaleoni, James K. Howard, Helen E. Maynard-Casely, Jack K. Clegg, Massimiliano Massi, Benjamin H. Fraser and Giancarlo Pascali
RSC Adv., 2020,10, 8853-8865. DOI: 10.1039/D09RA00318B

Combinatorial synthesis and biological evaluations of (E)-β-trifluoromethyl vinylsulfones as antitumor agents
Haosha Tang, Yunyan Kuang, Julan Zeng, Xiaofang Li, Wei Zhou and Yuan Lu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31474-31482. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA06368D

Trifluoromethylated proline analogues as efficient tools to enhance the hydrophobicity and to promote passive diffusion transport of the l-prolyl-l-leucyl glycinamide (PLG) tripeptide
Martin Oliver, Charlène Gadais, Júlia García-Pindado, Meritxell Teixidó, Nathalie Lensen, Grégory Chaume and Thierry Brigaud
RSC Adv., 2018,8, 14597-14602. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA02511H

 

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Meet the Editor

Norio Shibata has been a Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology since 2008. He received a Ph.D. (1993) in pharmaceutical sciences from Osaka University under the direction of Professor Yasuyuki Kita. He worked at Dyson Perrins Laboratory (Professor Sir Jack. E. Baldwin), Oxford University (JSPS fellow, 1994−1996), Sagami Chemical Research Institute (Dr. Shiro Terashima, 1996), after which he was a lecturer at Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University (1997−2003), and an associate professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (2003−2008). He also acted as a visiting professor at the University of Rouen (2008, 2012) and Zhejiang Normal University (2017−), an academic visitor at the University of Oxford (2017, 2018) and University of Valencia (2017, 2019), a senior technical consultant at the National Engineering Technology Center of Fluoro Materials, Juhua Group Corporation (2017−).

He has received the ‘RSC Fluorine Prize’ (2005, UK), ‘The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotions’ (2010, Japan), ‘Prizes for Science and Technology, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’ (2014, Japan), ‘CSJ Award for Creative Work in Chemical Society of Japan’ (2015, Japan), ‘Chinese Chemical Society, W.-Y. Huang Fluorine Prize’ (2015, China), ‘ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry’ (2019, US) and ‘The 18th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Awards by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’ (2019, Japan). His research interests are synthetic and medicinal fluorine chemistry.

 

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