Can plasmonic nanoparticles improve solar cells?

ACS Editors’ Choice: Can Plasmonic Nanoparticles Improve Solar Cells?

This week: A perspective on whether plasmonic nanoparticles can enhance solar cells, a look at the effects of ingesting microplastics on seabirds, a move toward more complex molecular topologies in pharmaceutical research – 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 power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!

Understanding Particle-Size-Dependent Electrochemical Properties of Li2MnO3-Based Positive Electrode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries


Naoaki Yabuuchi, Kei Kubota, Yoshinori Aoki, and Shinichi Komab

Phys. Chem. C, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10517


Selective Intermolecular C–H Bond Activation: A Straightforward Synthetic Approach to Heteroalkyl Yttrium Complexes Containing a Bis(pyrazolyl)methyl Ligand


Dmitry M. Lyubov, Anton V. Cherkasov, Georgy K. Fukin, and Alexander A. Trifonov

Organometallics, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00883


X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy Study of Cationic and Anionic Redox Processes in High-Capacity Li-Ion Battery Layered-Oxide Electrodes


Dominique Foix, Mariyappan Sathiya, Eric McCalla, Jean-Marie Tarascon, and Danielle Gonbeau

Phys. Chem. C, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10475


Applying 89Zr-Transferrin To Study the Pharmacology of Inhibitors to BET Bromodomain Containing Proteins


Michael G. Doran, Kathryn E. Carnazza, Jeffrey M. Steckler, Daniel E. Spratt, Charles Truillet, John Wongvipat, Charles L. Sawyers, Jason S. Lewis, and Michael J. Evans

Mol. Pharmaceutics, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.5b00882


Plasmonic Nanoparticle Enhancement of Solution-Processed Solar Cells: Practical Limits and Opportunities


Ebuka S. Arinze, Botong Qiu, Gabrielle Nyirjesy, and Susanna M. Thon

ACS Photonics, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00428


Negligible Impact of Ingested Microplastics on Tissue Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Northern Fulmars off Coastal Norway


Dorte Herzke, Tycho Anker-Nilssen, Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Arntraut Götsch, Signe Christensen-Dalsgaard, Magdalene Langset, Kirstin Fangel, and Albert A. Koelmans

Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04663


Synthesis of Novel Hexahydroindoles from the Dearomatization of Indoline


Brianna L. MacLeod, Jared A. Pienkos, Katy B. Wilson, Michal Sabat, William H. Myers, and W. Dean Harman

Organometallics, Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00959


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