Essential Topics in Physical Chemistry for the First Half of 2018

Discover some of the most important papers published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry and The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters during the first half of 2018.

ACS Editors’ Choice Articles from The Journal of Physical Chemistry

Each day, ACS Publications makes one peer-reviewed research article open access. These articles are specially chosen by a team of ACS journals’ scientific editors from around the world. Each of these selections is free to read and sure to inspire discussion.

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Effect of Mixing Ammonia and Alkylamines on Sulfate Aerosol Formation
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (6), pp 1612–1622
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11236
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Melting of the Au20 Gold Cluster: Does Charge Matter?
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (16), pp 4092–4098
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b12522
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Information-Theoretic Approaches to Atoms-in-Molecules: Hirshfeld Family of Partitioning Schemes
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (17), pp 4219-4245
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08966
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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Live Cell Microscopy: A Physical Chemistry Approach
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (12), pp 3023–3036
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b11689
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Structure from Dynamics: Vibrational Dynamics of Interfacial Water as a Probe of Aqueous Heterogeneity
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (14), pp 3667–3679
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b10574?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner
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Is Water at the Graphite Interface Vapor-like or Ice-like?
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (13), pp 3626–3634
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b11476?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner
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Exploring GPCR–Lipid Interactions by Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Excitements, Challenges, and the Way Forward
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (22), pp 5727–5737
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b01657
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Binding of Divalent Cations to Insulin: Capillary Electrophoresis and Molecular Simulations
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (21), pp 5640–5648
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b12097
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Dynamics of Long-Distance Hydrogen-Bond Networks in Photosystem II
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (17), pp 4625-4641
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b00649
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The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Visualizing the Effect of Partial Oxide Formation on Single Silver Nanoparticle Electrodissolution
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (5), pp 3138–3145
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b11824
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Anomalous Charging Behavior of Inorganic Materials
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (21), pp 11414-11421
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02478
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The Evolution of Intermolecular Energy Bands of Occupied and Unoccupied Molecular States in Organic Thin Films
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (22), pp 12090-12097
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02581
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Spin Uncoupling in Chemisorbed OCCO and CO2: Two High-Energy Intermediates in Catalytic CO2 Reduction
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (23), pp 12251-12258
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02165
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Charge Generation via Relaxed Charge-Transfer States in Organic Photovoltaics by an Energy-Disorder-Driven Entropy Gain
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (24), pp 12640-12646
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03432
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Switching of Radiation Force on Optically Trapped Microparticles through Photochromic Reactions of Pyranoquinazoline Derivatives
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03420
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The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Zero-Dimensional Cesium Lead Halides: History, Properties, and Challenges
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (9), pp 2326–2337
10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00572
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Non-Plasmonic SERS with Silicon: Is It Really Safe? New Insights into the Optothermal Properties of Core/Shell Microbeads
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (9), pp 2127–2132
10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00662
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Polariton-Assisted Singlet Fission in Acene Aggregates
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, (8), pp 1951–1957
10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00008
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Interfacial Modification for High-Efficiency Vapor-Phase-Deposited Perovskite Solar Cells Based on a Metal Oxide Buffer Layer
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (5), pp 1041–1046
10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03361?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner
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Disentangling Strong-Field Multielectron Dynamics with Angular Streaking
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (10), pp 2539-2545
10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00028?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner
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Virtual Issues from The Journal of Physical Chemistry

Virtual Issues and Virtual Collections are compilations of papers on topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike.

(VI) New Physical Insights
(VSI) Recent Advances in Connecting Structure, Dynamics, and Function of Biomolecules by NMR
(VI) New Tools and Methods in Experiment and Theory
(VI) Machine Learning
(VI) Coherence in Chemistry and Biophysics
(VI) Hybrid Perovskites for Multijunction Tandem Solar Cells and Solar Fuels
(VI) Plasmons for Energy Conversion
(VSI) Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy

Festschrifts from The Journal of Physical Chemistry

These special tribute issues pay homage to some of the brightest minds in physical chemistry. Each of these issues contains a look at their subject’s career, as well as a scientific autobiography, a list of their colleagues, a review article, and recent articles related to their work.

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

(VSI) W. Lester S. Andrews Festschrift
(VSI) Veronica Vaida Festschrift
(SI) Miquel B. Salmeron Festschrift

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

(SI) Benjamin Widom Festschrift
(SI) Ken A Dill Festschrift

Spotlights from The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

In each issue, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters will point out a few papers with particularly strong abstracts that are likely to have broad appeal beyond the specialist community. Take a look at some of the papers recently selected for the Spotlight honor.span

Surprising Stability of Cubane under Extreme Pressure
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (8), pp 2031–2037
10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00395

Phycocyanin: One Complex, Two States, Two Functions
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (6), pp 1365–1371
10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00621

Why Does CuFeS2 Resemble Gold?
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (4), pp 696–701
10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03190?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Central Role of Bicarbonate Anions in Charging Water/Hydrophobic Interfaces
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (1), pp 96–103
10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02993?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Review and Feature Articles from The Journal of Physical Chemistry

Reviews and Features can provide much-needed context for the discussions happening around essential topics in physical chemistry. Enjoy deep dives on the following topics.

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Infrared Dynamics of Iron Carbonyl Diene Complexes
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (14), pp 3497–3505
10.1021/acs.jpca.7b12309

Information-Theoretic Approaches to Atoms-in-Molecules: Hirshfeld Family of Partitioning Schemes
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (17), pp 4219-4245
10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08966

Role of Vibrational Dynamics on Excited-State Electronic Coherence in a Binuclear Platinum Complex
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (23), pp 3497–3505
10.1021/acs.jpca.8b01352

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Live Cell Microscopy: A Physical Chemistry Approach
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (12), pp 3023–3036
10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b11689?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Exploring GPCR–Lipid Interactions by Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Excitements, Challenges, and the Way Forward
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (22), pp 5727–5737
10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b01657?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Structure from Dynamics: Vibrational Dynamics of Interfacial Water as a Probe of Aqueous Heterogeneity
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (14), pp 3667–3679
10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b10574?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Physical Properties of Biomolecules at the Nanomaterial Interface
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (11), pp 2827–2840
10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b00168?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Surface Structures of Model Metal Catalysts in Reactant Gases
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (2), pp 425–431
10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06950?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Nanoparticle–Cell Interactions: Relevance for Public Health
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2018, 122 (3), pp 1009–1016
10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b08650?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Figures of Merit Guiding Research on Organic Solar Cells
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (11), pp 5829–5843
10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01598

Carrier Dynamics, Optical Gain, and Lasing with Colloidal Quantum Wells
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (20), pp 10659–10674
10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12629?ref=12173&utm_source=Axial&utm_campaign=Phys&utm_medium=Partner

Viewpoint Articles from The Journal of Physical Chemistry A

Keiji Morokuma
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (4), pp 880–881
10.1021/acs.jpca.8b00070

Session Viewpoints on the 2017 Dynamics of Molecular Collisions Conference
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122 (4), pp 882–889
10.1021/acs.jpca.8b00072

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