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March 8, 2017

Exploring the Bright Side of Perovskites With The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

By Chi Wang

Will the future of halide perovskites shine bright? In this perspective the potential impact of these fascinating materials is evaluated foreseeing light-emitting application. The easy tuning of the material’s optoelectronic and properties, particularly towards exciton confinement and intrinsic resonating structures, ensure a great potential for the development of high-power applications, such as lighting and lasing. […]

March 1, 2017

Discover the Most Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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February 24, 2017

Communicating the Impact of Climate Change on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On February 14, ACS hosted a Reddit AMA with ACS Expert Andy Jorgensen on communicating climate change information with non-scientists. Jorgensen is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo, where works with his students to understand how people learn scientific principles. His most recent work includes developing educational materials […]

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February 24, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Defects to Create Superior Nanomaterials — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering defects to create superior nanomaterials,  interactions of emulsion drops and gas bubbles in complex fluids, targeted photothermal breast cancer therap — 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 […]

February 17, 2017

Introducing Langmuir Senior Editor Shu-Hong Yu

By Ellie Key

Langmuir is pleased to introduce Shu-Hong Yu, who recently joined the team as a Senior Editor for the journal. Professor Yu and his research group work from the Biomimetic and Nanochemistry Lab at the University of Science and Technology of China. We asked Professor Yu about his career, his group’s research, and his advice for […]

February 16, 2017

ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Makes Waves With New Associate Editors

By Jesse Stanchak

The excitement around ACS Earth and Space Chemistry has only grown since the journal was announced last year under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Joel D. Blum. Now we’re proud to announce a trio of Associate Editors have joined the journal, each bringing their own unique expertise. Meet the Associate Editors joining the ACS Earth and […]

February 16, 2017

Jonas C. Peters Wins 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship

By Brooke Howell

Jonas C. Peters, Bren Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, is the winner of the 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship. Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry launched the award in 2013 to anually recognize a researcher who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry. “Jonas’s research program is both exceptionally […]

February 10, 2017

Talking Improved TB Testing with Mireille Kamariza

By Jesse Stanchak

Stanford doctoral candidate Mireille Kamariza helped make headlines last year, joining her adviser (and ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief) Carolyn Bertozzi to present on a new test for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia. Improved TB testing could make a huge difference in the lives of millions […]

February 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Using Chlorophyll in Visible Light Catalysis — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: using chlorophyll as a photosensitizer in visible-light photoredox catalysis, developing a new generation of metal chelating polymer (MCP) reagents, studying long-term human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants — 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 […]

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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February 1, 2017

C&EN Roundup: Controlling Pain With Light, Printing With Nanoparticle Ink, and Studying Human-Plant Hybrid Cells

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: *** Nanoparticle Ink Opens Up New Printing Possibilities Researchers have found a way to add iridescent colors to nanopatterned polymer sheets using ink containing silver nanoparticles. An […]

January 27, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journals

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 […]

January 26, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Organic/Inorganic 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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January 25, 2017

Most-Read Chemistry Articles of 2016: 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 25, 2017

Most Read Articles of 2016: Biological 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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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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January 24, 2017

Most-Read Articles of 2016: Analytical 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 […]

January 19, 2017

Meet the Editors of ACS Omega

By Selenah Njoloma

What makes ACS Omega different from other journals? For starters, it has four Co-Editors from all around the world, each bringing a different expertise and a unique point of view to the journal. Cornelia Bohne, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Victoria, Canada and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC) Deqing […]

Safety

January 9, 2017

Safety: Declare the Hidden Risks and Hazards of Your Research

By Jonathan Sweedler

This editorial originally appeared in Analytical Chemistry. There are many aspects to consider when writing a manuscript. Besides reporting and discussing your results, you need to include the details required for a skilled scientist to reproduce your work. One area that has failed to get adequate attention is safety. Analytical Chemistry, and in fact all […]

January 6, 2017

ACS Welcomes Earth and Space Scientists at AGU Meeting

By Freddy Tellez and Chi Wang

Last month ACS Publications exhibited at the 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA, to present our newest journal — ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, along with two other well-established ACS journals, Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. We were excited to exhibit at one of the largest earth […]

January 6, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Diagnosing Diseases By Analyzing Breath

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: diagnosing diseases by analyzing breath, micromotors, looking back at the field of block 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 editors of ACS journals from around […]

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January 3, 2017

Developing Vaccines to Break Opioid Addictions

By Ellie Key

“Prescription opioids (POs) such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are highly effective medications for pain management, yet they also present a substantial risk for abuse and addiction. The consumption of POs has been escalating worldwide, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths due to overdose each year.” So state authors Atsushi Kimishima, Cody J. Wenthur, Bin […]

machine learning force fields

December 30, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Machine Learning Force Fields and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: machine learning force fields, expediting combinatorial data set analysis, biomonitoring human albumin adducts — 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 […]

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packaging made from milk proteins

December 29, 2016

Could Milk Hold the Answer to Our Food Packaging Problems?

By Jesse Stanchak

The plastic packaging that most foods come wrapped in isn’t just a tremendous source of environmental waste. These kinds of packages aren’t even particularly adept at preventing food spoilage and they may even leech harmful chemicals into food. Now researchers are developing a biodegradable, edible film made from a milk protein called casein to hopefully […]

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How Cancer Spreads

December 27, 2016

Understanding the Factors That Influence How Cancer Spreads

By Jesse Stanchak

Nine out of 10 cancer deaths care caused by cancer cells spreading from the primary tumor to other parts of the body. A better understanding of cell shape adaptation and its relationship to metastasis may lead to better treatment decisions. Why does cancer sometimes spread more aggressively in some patients than others? Part of the […]

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Graphene

December 23, 2016

Finding a Practical Way to Fabricate Graphene Speakers

By Jesse Stanchak

Even today’s smallest portable speakers come in some kind of rigid acoustic cavity – that is, in a box. But now, Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report a simple way to fabricate these once-elusive thermoacoustic speakers using graphene. Conventional speakers today rely on many mechanical parts that vibrate to create […]

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 15, 2016

Celebrate The Journal of Physical Chemistry’s 120th Anniversary With 25 Most-Cited Papers

By George C. Schatz

This editorial originally appeared in The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C, and Letters. October, 2016 is the 120th anniversary of the founding of The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC). In this Virtual Issue we celebrate this occasion by recognizing the top 25 cited papers published in JPC since its first publication. JPC has […]

December 14, 2016

A Picture Worth 250 Million Words (and Counting)

By David Sedlak

The following editorial originally appeared in Environmental Science & Technology. About 50 years ago, the astronaut William Anders took a photograph that changed humanity. The image that came to be known as “Earthrise” shows our blue planet emerging from the shadow of the moon. At a time when civilization was struggling with the threats posed […]

December 12, 2016

10 Big Ideas No Scientist Can Afford to Ignore

By Jesse Stanchak

Some experiments might take place in a vacuum, but science never does. The pursuit of knowledge only happens within the context of the wider world. Research is not driven by pure, idle curiosity. Social, political, and economic trends influence every area of our lives, including the questions we ask and the work we do to […]

Discussing the Future of C-H Activation Reactions

December 8, 2016

Discussing C-H Activation Reactions With MacArthur Fellow Jin-Quan Yu

By Jesse Stanchak

Jin-Quan Yu, a professor at the Scripps Research Institute, is a recipient of a 2016 MacArthur Foundation grant for his work in developing new ways to break carbon-hydrogen bonds. He’s also the author of 99 papers in ACS Publications journals including ACS Catalysis, ACS Central Science, Accounts of Chemical Research, Journal of the American Chemical […]

December 6, 2016

Understanding the Chemistry of How Addictions Form

By Jesse Stanchak

More than a hundred years ago, Ivan Pavlov conducted what would become one of the most famous and influential psychology studies —he conditioned dogs to salivate at the ringing of a bell. Now, scientists are able to see in real time what happens in the brains of live animals during this classic experiment with a […]

December 2, 2016

ACS Honors the Discovery of Ivermectin

By Keith Lindblom

This month the American Chemical Society designated the discovery of ivermectin as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a ceremony at Merck & Co., Inc., in Rahway, New Jersey. Why is the discovery of ivermectin such an important achievement in the history of chemistry? The story starts when a scientist discovers a lowly bacterium near […]

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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 30, 2016

Nano Letters’ Charles Lieber Wins 2017 Von Hippel Award

By Ellie Key

Nano Letters Co-Editor, Charles M. Lieber is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Von Hippel Award, from the Materials Research Society. The Society’s highest honor, the Von Hippel Award recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers: brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines. […]

Productive Scientists

November 29, 2016

Discover the 7 Habits of Productive Scientists

By Chi Wang

Do you often find yourself busy but not very productive? Do you struggle with deadlines or fumble your way through projects? Maybe you have a lot of great ideas but don’t have time to execute them. If that’s the case, maybe you need to adopt some of the productivity secrets of ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief. George […]

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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Analytical Chemistry

November 17, 2016

Choosing an Important Project: The First Stage to Getting Research Published

By Jonathan Sweedler

The following editorial originally appeared in Analytical Chemistry. This is the season that faculty spend a lot of time discussing research projects with potential graduate students. Like many analytical chemistry faculty, I am affiliated with several graduate departments and training programs, each of which have multiple dates to meet with visiting students. Thus, I find […]

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November 16, 2016

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals – Q3 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. *** Thomas Riedl, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces What do […]

November 11, 2016

ACS Editor’s Choice: Taming Membrane-Disrupting Antibiotics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: nanocarriers for cancer drugs, photocarrier dynamics in solar cells, taming membrane-disrupting antibiotics — 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 […]

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