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.
Browse All Virtual Collections from Q4 of 2018.
This ACS Virtual Issue, “Emerging Investigators in Solid-State Inorganic Chemistry,” features recently published research papers from Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, and The Journal of the American Chemical Society to demonstrate the creativity, range, and areas of interest of selected up-and-coming researchers in this field who have started their independent laboratories in the past five to eight years.
The study of the synthesis, structure, and properties of solids has historically played a pivotal role in science and technology, spanning the disciplines of chemistry, physics, and engineering at universities, national laboratories, and in industry to help drive development of the electronic age and enable modern living. Seminal work in solid-state chemistry includes the synthesis of cuprate superconductors, the discovery of reversible intercalation chemistry of layered sulfides that led to rechargeable batteries, and the development of zeolite catalysts that enabled the growth of the petrochemical industry.
Over the last few decades, scientists have increasingly developed synthetic tools and chemical approaches for observing and manipulating biological systems, leading to exciting and unprecedented discoveries in biology and medicine. This Special Collection includes selected publications from speakers at a 2018 event produced in partnership by ACS Publications, Tsinghua University, and Peking University.
The Virtual Issue “Drug Discovery & Development in China” highlights exciting research on biologically active molecules published by ACS authors based in China between 2016 and 2017.
This virtual issue brings together papers from last two years that use a variety of techniques to meet the multicomponent systems’ challenge. The issue aims to stimulate the scientific and engineering communities to tackle absorption,adsorption, and diffusion in multicomponent systems and to develop novel measurement approaches that will make these investigations routine in the future.
The physical chemistry of energy materials is a fascinating area of research that adapts the principles and tools of fundamental physics and chemistry for the best success in obtaining the useful modification of light and substances toward final practical applications. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters is highly focused on the scientific understanding of energy materials, the determination of how they can be made, and the knowledge of how they operate functionally. This Virtual Issue highlights recent publications of energy materials research in our journal, which can provide a broad view of where research in this important field is headed.