Tag: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

May 10, 2016

Understanding SERS, TERS and SHINERS in Catalysis

By Jesse Stanchak

Substrate instability and insufficient signal enhancement still limit the applicability of surface–enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and tip–enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) in the field of catalysis. But by using sophisticated colloidal synthesis methods and advanced techniques, such as shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS), these challenges could be overcome, as Thomas Hartman and Caterina S. Wondergem explain in this video. The duo provide an introduction […]

  • catalysis
  • SERS
  • SHINERS
  • spectroscopy
  • TERS
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

March 15, 2016

Video: Exploring Metal Oxides as Photoanodes

By Jesse Stanchak

The hunt is on for better ways to store solar energy for future use. One promising looking avenue is using metal oxides as photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting. In this video, Alex Rettie and Will Chemelewski look at two potential anode candidates: bismuth vanadate and iron oxide. They explain their recent research into the field […]

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
litium-ion batteries

February 3, 2016

Perspectives on the Electrode–Electrolyte Interface in Lithium-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Longer-lasting batteries would be a boon to humanity, helping both the environment and our equipment budgets. One roadblock, however, is that common lithium-ion batteries aren’t as well understood as you might think. Researchers have been studying their electrode/electrolyte interface (EEI) for 40 years and questions still linger about how certain compounds form in the EEI, […]

  • Electrochemical Energy Laboratory
  • electrode/electrolyte interface
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • Magali Gauthier
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

February 1, 2016

Putting Research in Context: ACS’ Approach to Editorials

By Liesa Ross

Editors-in-chief of ACS journals do more than review manuscripts. They also articulate the vision for their journals and comment on changes and emerging best practices in their respective fields. A major way they do this is through editorials: short, opinion-based pieces written by a journal’s editor-in-chief or editorial staff. Each journal approaches editorials in a […]

  • ACS Nano
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • editorials
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

October 28, 2015

The ABCs of Becoming a Ph.D.

By Selenah Njoloma

What’s more grueling than earning a Ph.D.? Not much. That’s why student Lina G. Abdul Halim hopes to help aspiring Ph.D.candidates survive the daily grind. Inspired by editorials she read from JPC Letters Deputy Editor Prashant Kamat including, “Looking Beyond the PhD”, she sought to help other students successfully complete their Ph.Ds. by offering some […]

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

September 4, 2015

15 of the Hottest Research Topics in Chemistry

By Renee John

Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections from ACS journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Below are our most recent collections from April 2015 to June 2015.   The community at large recognizes the need to push new advances in […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemical Reviews
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Crystal Growth and Design
  • Energy and Fuels
  • I&EC Research
  • Organic Letters
  • The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters