Category: ACS Energy Letters

June 23, 2017

A Perspective on Sparingly Solvating Electrolytes for High Energy Density Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Moving to lighter and less expensive battery chemistries compared to contemporary lithium-ion requires the control of energy storage mechanisms based on chemical transformations rather than intercalation. Lithium–sulfur (Li/S) has tremendous theoretical specific energy, but contemporary approaches to control this solution-mediated, precipitation–dissolution chemistry require large excesses of electrolyte to fully solubilize the polysulfide intermediates. Achieving reversible […]

June 23, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Graphene Aerogel and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Graphene aerogel, suppressed ion migration in low-dimensional perovskites, long noncoding RNAs — 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 […]

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May 26, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Molecular Crystals

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering molecular crystals, spatial-temporal dispersion of airborne nanomaterials during the use of spray consumer products and estimated the level of consumer inhalation exposure, green synthesis of conjugated linoleic acids — 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 […]

May 23, 2017

19 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications brings you regular collections of the hottest research topics in chemistry research. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Read Important Chemistry […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science and engineering ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, such […]

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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science and engineering ACS Publications journal in March 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take […]

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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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April 3, 2017

ACS Publications Editors’ Pick for the Most Important Trend in Science for 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the 2016 report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers. In late 2015, representatives from 185 countries met in Paris to commit to a framework for addressing climate change.The accord was hailed as a historic victory, but even the […]

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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read physical chemistry articles that appeared in each related ACS Publications journal in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read materials science and engineering articles that appeared in relevant ACS Publications journals in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other […]

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read applied chemistry articles that appeared in each a chemistry ACS Publications journal in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other […]

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March 31, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Organic Semiconductors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Organic semiconductors, low-dimensional-networked perovskite derivatives, emantioselective synthesis of (−)-acetylapoaranotin — 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 […]

March 30, 2017

Discover the 2nd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 7, 2017

Exploring the Future of Energy Storage on Reddit

By Emma Weckerling

On February 21, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA session with ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat to discuss peer review, light energy conversion and more. Kamat is the inaugural editor of ACS Energy Letters and is also a principal scientist at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. His research group focuses on multidisciplinary insight […]

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March 6, 2017

ACS Publications Symposium Series Set to Return to China in 2017

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS Publications hosted its inaugural Symposium in Beijing, China on October 23-25, 2016 in partnership with the Institute of Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). We welcomed approximately 500 people to the three-day event, which featured lectures on the latest innovations in the molecular sciences by 20 of the world’s leading researchers. Attendees from over 15 […]

February 3, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Quantifying Biodiversity Losses — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: quantifying biodiversity losses, perspectives on electrochemical CO2 capture, medicinal chemistry of curcumin — 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 […]

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January 25, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Applied Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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unsolved problems in chemistry

January 18, 2017

What’s the Most Important Unsolved Problem in Chemistry?

By Jesse Stanchak

What’s the most important unsolved problem in chemistry? It’s a deceptively simple question. You could ask 100 different chemists and get 100 different answers. Chemistry is the central science, with ties to every other scientific discipline. It’s only natural that someone studying physical chemistry would have a very different selection for the most important unsolved […]

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ACS Publications Virtual Collections

December 21, 2016

19 of the Most Important Chemistry Research Topics

By Freddy Tellez

Looking for the hottest topics in chemistry research? Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Enjoy our collections on research topics in chemistry between April and September, 2016. Recent […]

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Flexible electronics manufacturing

December 16, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Manufacturing Flexible Electronics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Manufacturing flexible electronics, preventing infections from medical devices, recycling lithium-ion batteries — 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 […]

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December 7, 2016

Editors Answer: Researchers’ Questions About Publishing in India

By Selenah Njoloma

On March 24, 2016, ACS Publications held a webinar on publishing tips for researchers in India, hosted by Associate Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Kankan Bhattacharyya and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters Prashant Kamat. After the session, Bhattacharyya and Kamat answered hundreds of questions from webinar listeners. Here are a few of […]

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December 2, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Novel Methods of Agricultural Pest Control and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Novel methods of agricultural pest control, lead-free perovskite solar cells, fighting neurodegenerative diseases with antioxidants — 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 […]

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November 23, 2016

ACS Editors Shine on 2016 Highly Cited Researchers List

By Jesse Stanchak

A total of 54 editors of ACS Publications journals appeared on the 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list from Thomson Reuters. The Highly Cited Researchers list is determined by looking at highly-cited papers published between 2004-2014 in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. Thomson Reuters defines “highly-cited paper” as […]

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November 4, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: Understanding Water Usage — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Understanding water allocation, treating chronic pain, studying nanoconfined water — 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 […]

November 2, 2016

Perspectives on Electro- and Photoreduction of CO2

By Jesse Stanchak

In this video from ACS Energy Letters,  Csaba Janaky of the University of Szeged in Hungary sheds new light on the possibility of using solar energy to convert CO2 into fuels, such as hydrocarbons or alcohols. Such a process could be enormously beneficial, since it could fight climate change by reducing CO2 levels, while also […]

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October 26, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Physical Chemistry Week

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Physical Chemistry portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Applied | Biological […]

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October 25, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Materials Science & Engineering Research

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Materials Science & Engineering portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Applied […]

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October 24, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Applied Chemistry Research

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Applied Chemistry portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Biological | Materials Science & […]

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August 11, 2016

Meet the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals – Q2 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

New associate editors bring more than just changes to a publication’s masthead. They bring new experiences, new perspectives and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest associate editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective journals. *** Lutgarde Raskin, Environmental Science & Technology What do you […]

August 5, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Studying Modified Risk Tobacco Products — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: studying the impact of modified risk tobacco products, selenium solar cells, a perspective on photoredox catalysis in organic chemistry– 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 […]

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July 14, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Sulfur Batteries, 3D Printed Placentas and Nuclear Waste Recycling

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** 3D Printed Placenta Model Could Improve Preeclampsia Studies Researchers have created a three-dimensional bioprinted placenta model to aid in the study of preeclampsia. Placentas play a […]

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  • climate change
  • landfill mining
  • nanoparticles
  • nuclear waste
  • pregnancy
Prashant Kamat

July 8, 2016

ACS Energy Letters Publishes its Inaugural Issue

By Brooke Howell

Today, ACS Energy Letters published its inaugural issue. I have been working with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Prashant Kamat, principal scientist at the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory, to spread the word about this exciting new journal. Recently I connected with him to discuss the journal and its first issue. Read on to find out what […]

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May 26, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Storing Natural Gas, a Nanowire Battery and a Vaccine for Meth

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** New Storage Technique Could Make Natural Gas More Convenient Sealing natural gas in porous beads with hydrocarbon plugs could allow the fuel to be transported in compact, affordable […]

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  • cell probes
  • medical testing
  • methamphetamine
  • natural gas
raising the visibility of your research

April 13, 2016

Want to Raise the Visibility of Your Research?

By Stephanie Monasky

Lucky you. Your research is done and your paper has just been accepted for publication. While writing your paper was tough, getting your message out to a relevant audience can be every bit as difficult. Ever wondered what the best strategies are for increasing the visibility of your research? Which social networks to use? How […]

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March 7, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Publishing Tips for Researchers in India

By Selenah Njoloma

As any India-based researcher knows, publishing your work on an international stage comes with unique challenges. But despite the barriers, India is a fast-growing source of scientific research. In the past 5 years alone, ACS journals published 7,000 articles from authors based in India. Six ACS editors and 35 editorial advisory board members call India […]

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March 1, 2016

Meet ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat

By Renee John

ACS is proud to announce the launch of a new journal, ACS Energy Letters, dedicated to showcasing the latest findings in energy conversion and storage from a variety of chemistry disciplines. Leading this exciting new journal is Dr. Prashant Kamat, principal scientist at the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory. What are your goals as […]

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