Category: Materials Science & Engineering

October 12, 2018

2 New Applied Materials Journals Begin Accepting Submissions

By Charley James

If you’re a chemist focused on applied polymer materials or applied electronic materials, your research has a new home. The newest members of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces line of journals, ACS Applied Electronic Materials and ACS Applied Polymer Materials, are now accepting submissions. The journals expect to publish their first articles online before […]

September 28, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Evolution and Future Directions of Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Evolution and future directions of metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization, the virial theorem and covalent bonding, the accuracy, transferability, and efficiency of coarse-grained models of molecular liquids — 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 […]

September 19, 2018

Read Impactful Research Highlights from Langmuir

By Ellie Key

Langmuir is the leading journal focusing on the fundamental science of systems and materials in which the interface dominates structure and function. Research published in Langmuir attracts more citations than other journals in the field. We invite you to explore this selection of most-cited articles from the journal: Charge Regulation in the Electrical Double Layer: […]

September 11, 2018

Finding Pillars of Strength for MOFs

By Neil Savage, special to C&EN

The highly porous, large-surface-area structures known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are popular for chemical sensing, gas separation, and catalysis. But they have a weakness: They can be flimsy. Some of the metal and ligand constructions form less robust lattices, and their pore walls can be stretched or broken, rendering them useless. Using a computer model, […]

August 31, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Impacts of Carbon Dots on Rice Plants

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Impacts of carbon dots on rice plants, ultrarapid cationization of gold nanoparticles, approaches to sustainable and continually recyclable cross-linked polymers — 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 […]

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August 28, 2018

16 of the Most Engaging Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications regularly produces Virtual Collections of the most important research topics in chemistry research, including Special Issues and ACS Selects from across the portfolio journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. *** New Physical Insights In this virtual issue, The Journal of Physical […]

August 22, 2018

ACS Publications Honors ALD Pioneer Professor Markku Leskelä

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Publications is celebrating Professor Markku Leskelä of the University of Helsinki for his decades-long career and pioneering contributions in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). He has served as the Director of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Atomic Layer Deposition, received the American Vacuum Society ALD innovation award (2012), and is widely known as one of […]

August 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of July 2018

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 […]

August 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of July 2018

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 […]

August 15, 2018

Q/A: Jill Millstone on the Future of Nanoscale Materials

By Yousif Memon

Professor Jill Millstone is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. She currently works on metal-ligand chemistry. Her lab focuses on developing new tools and insights for nanoparticle synthesis to transform these particles into society-shaping technologies. She will deliver The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry […]

August 14, 2018

Giant Crystals in Mexican Cave Face Dehydration

By Emma Hiolski

In a cave below a mountain in the Naica mine of Chihuahua, Mexico, gypsum crystals have grown as big as trees. But researchers now report that loss of water may damage the crystal surfaces. By learning more about the gigantic crystals’ degradation, the scientists hope to better preserve them for generations to come. The crystals—a […]

July 31, 2018

Getting to Know the New Members of the Nano Letters Early Career Advisory Board

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters started its Early Career Advisory Board with the mission of developing a channel for early career scientists to share their experiences and perspectives on scientific publishing. As the future of the field, members also provide insights into emerging disciplines. In addition, Early Career Advisory Board members organize virtual issues highlighting topics such as nanomaterials and perovskite […]

July 27, 2018

ACS Editor’s Choice: Global Survey of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Air — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Global survey of antibiotic resistance genes in air — 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 […]

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July 23, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of June 2018

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 […]

July 23, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of June 2018

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 […]

July 20, 2018

Conversations with the 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award Recipients

By Freddy Tellez

The 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award symposia took place at the 255th ACS Spring National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-22, 2018. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists in three geographical regions, working in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability in the chemical enterprise. From Europe/Middle East/Africa, the journal […]

July 10, 2018

Highlighting Materials Research from China

By Marcus Anderson

Chemistry of Materials has been a witness of the remarkable growth in top-quality advances in materials science emerging from China. Here we highlight our 10 most highly downloaded papers from China in 2018. This innovative research includes topics such as organic photovoltaics and other organic electronic devices, metal-halide perovskite nanocrystals, porous and hybrid materials, 2D […]

July 6, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Conservation of Historical Leather Book Covers — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Conservation of historical leather book covers, acid rain sensing, bacterial cytological profiling — 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 […]

July 2, 2018

Connect With ACS Publications in Boston This August

By Jesse Stanchak

Each ACS National Meeting & Exposition brings with it a flurry of activity from all corners of ACS Publications. The upcoming 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 19-23, will be no exception. Join ACS Publications for Editor meet-and-greets, educational sessions, celebrations, and more! This post will be updated all summer long as the meeting […]

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July 2, 2018

Catch Up With Timely and Timeless Issues of Chemical Reviews

By Marcus Anderson

Chemical Reviews publishes comprehensive reviews of recent, important research in organic, inorganic, physical, analytical theoretical and biological chemistry. Here we present a series of timely and timeless reviews, arranged by category, as collected by the journal into thematic issues during the past two years. Biological Chemistry Unusual Enzymology in Natural Product Synthesis April 26, 2017 […]

June 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of May 2018

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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June 13, 2018

Get Ready for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting With Research from ACS Publications

By Charley James

ACS Publications is heading to Strasbourg, France, this month for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit. The conference, held June 18-22, will feature a variety of important speakers and illustrious authors from ACS Publications journals, including plenary speakers Xinliang Feng and Thomas W. Ebbesen. The event promises to be eye-opening and thought-provoking for […]

May 24, 2018

Ancient Reaction Inspires Method for Making Porous Catalysts

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

A recipe for better electrocatalysts takes inspiration from an ancient reaction used in fireworks, known as the pharaoh’s snakes. With heat and the foaming power of baking soda, a simple mix of ingredients can be turned into a high surface area, nanostructured catalyst for oxygen reduction in fuel cells and zinc-air batteries. Fuel cells offer […]

May 24, 2018

2018 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award Goes to Guihua Yu

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters and the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry are proud to announce that Professor Guihua Yu of University of Texas at Austin, is the winner of the 2018 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award. The award honors the contributions of a young investigator who has made major impacts on the field of nanoscience […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of April 2018

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 […]

May 18, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of April 2018

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 […]

May 10, 2018

Professors Matthew I. Gibson and Jeremiah A. Johnson Win 2018 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award

By Molly Ferns

The ACS journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Matthew I. Gibson of the University of Warwick and Jeremiah A. Johnson, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the winners of the 2018 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Gibson and […]

April 27, 2018

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data Special Issue Honors Cor J. Peters

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data is pleased to honor Professor Cor J. Peters upon his retirement. In its latest Special Issue, the journal highlights his achievements in the field of applied thermodynamics and phase equilibria. Many collaborators, colleagues, and former students have published contributions that reflect his research interests: high-pressure phase behavior, mainly […]

April 24, 2018

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award

By Marcus Anderson

Chemistry of Materials and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) are proud to announce Professor Darren Lipomi, Mohammad (Mo) A. Alkhadra, and Samuel (Sam) E. Root as the winners of the 2018 Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of an article, published in 2017, […]

April 19, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of March 2018

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 […]

March 15, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of February 2018

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 […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science ACS Publications journal in January 2018, 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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January 31, 2018

16 Innovative 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 Innovative Chemistry […]

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January 30, 2018

Announcing the First Issue of ACS Applied Energy Materials

By Charley James

ACS Applied Energy Materials is celebrating the publication of its inaugural issue. All articles within Volume 1, Issue 1 are freely available to read until December 31st 2018, and can be explored here. In his introductory editorial, Deputy Editor Gerald J. Meyer, Ph.D. explains, “practical advances in ‘energy’ have emerged as one of the greatest […]

January 29, 2018

New Hybrid Material Could Be Used in Flexible Heaters

By Jesse Stanchak

Scientists have developed a flexible heating element using a new hybrid material made of imitation pearl and silver nanowires, according to research published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. The material’s flexibility suggests it may have the potential for use in wearable devices, including medical applications. Watch This Video to Learn More: Nacre, otherwise known as mother […]

January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Materials Science & Engineering

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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January 16, 2018

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science & engineering ACS Publications journal in December 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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December 19, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science & engineering ACS Publications journal in November 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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Polymer Concepts Across the Curriculum

December 13, 2017

Journal of Chemical Education Special Issue: Polymer Concepts Across the Curriculum

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical Education is proud to announce a new special issue titled “Polymer Concepts across the Curriculum.” Polymers are one of chemistry’s biggest contributions to everyday human experiences in the 21st century. Most chemistry graduates work with polymers at some time during their careers. The aim of all contributions to this special issue is to […]