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November 16, 2018

Mushroom-like Nanowires Form Superstretchy Conductive Films

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

By growing a forest of fine, densely packed gold nanowires on a rubbery surface, researchers have made ultrastretchable conductive films for electronic devices. The film can stretch up to nine times its original dimensions, greater than any elastic conductor made so far. Soft, thin, and stretchable electronics could be the basis for sensors that can […]

November 16, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Understanding Enzymatic Activity at the Inorganic Nanoparticle–Substrate Interface

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Understanding enzymatic activity at the inorganic nanoparticle–substrate interface — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative […]

November 15, 2018

Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics Welcome New Associate Editors

By Stephen Ritter

The Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics editorial teams are excited to welcome a total of three new Associate Editors: Stefanie Dehnen, Philipps University Marburg, Inorganic Chemistry Kathrin H. Hopmann, UiT–The Arctic University of Norway, Organometallics Roberta Sessoli, University of Florence, Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Associate Editor Stefanie Dehnen Stefanie Dehnen is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and […]

November 14, 2018

ACS Honors Historic Plutonium Isotope Production Site

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society designated Aiken, South Carolina’s Savanah River Site (SRS) as the newest National Historic Chemical Landmark, recognizing its role in the production of a plutonium isotope that proved essential to space exploration. Beginning in 1960, SRS produced almost all the plutonium-238 used in the nuclear batteries that provide U.S. spacecraft with the […]

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November 13, 2018

Finding Your Scientific Story: What Do Your Results Actually Say?

By Yousif Memon

A research paper is rarely easy to write. Scientists are required to assemble facts, figures, details, and data into a compelling paper. But how do we make how paper effective? Professor George Schatz, Ph.D., Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Physical […]

November 12, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q3 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

When a scientific journal adds a new associate editor or senior editor, that change means more for readers than just a tweak to the masthead.  New editors bring new experiences, new perspectives, and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to […]

November 9, 2018

Spying on Early Ovarian Cancer with Mass Spec Imaging

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

By the time ovarian cancer is discovered in a patient, the disease is often alarmingly advanced. That’s why less than half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive past five years. And it’s why scientists would love to get a better understanding of how ovarian cancer starts and how it spreads. A new study in […]

November 9, 2018

ACS Central Science Moves Quickly to Publish Rapid Method for Determining Molecular Structures

By Jesse Stanchak

In a fast-moving field like chemistry, quickly getting your work in front of an audience is essential to receiving the recognition it deserves. ACS Central Science understands the importance of getting exposure for the most compelling, important primary reports in chemistry research. That’s why this highly selective journal publishes all its articles open access and […]

November 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Hygroscopic Auxetic On-Skin Sensors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Hygroscopic auxetic on-skin sensors —  and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to […]

November 8, 2018

Synthetic Biology Cracks Blue Rose Case

By Mark Peplow, special to C&EN

For the FBI investigators of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks television series, “blue rose” cases involved the paranormal, the supernatural, and the downright weird. It’s an appropriate symbol: Blue roses do not grow naturally, and centuries of rose breeding have yet to create one that is unarguably blue. Now, scientists have created what they claim is […]