Submit your manuscript by May 31, 2023.
The Virtual Special Issue is led by Guest Editors Prof. Reinhard Maurer (University of Warwick) and Prof. Prashant Jain (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). Together they encourage researchers to submit their new and unpublished work by May 31, 2023.
Research areas of particular interest include:
- Understanding and controlling hot carrier production by optical excitation and other methods
- Energetics and dynamics of hot electron generation, relaxation, and dissipation through catalytic reactions
- Mechanisms of catalysis and chemical reactions involving hot electrons
- New photochemical processes enabled by hot electrons
- Development and application of new theoretical methods for modeling hot electron chemistry
- Mechanistic aspects of the syntheses and characteristics of materials for hot electron generation and harvesting
In conceiving this Virtual Special Issue, the Guest Editors were inspired by some recent exciting innovations and discoveries, including:
- Plasmonically generated hot electrons inducing new reaction pathways and modifying reaction selectivity
- Energetically unfavorable reactions being driven by carrier photoexcitation
- Strategies for resolving thermal and non-thermal effects in hot electron chemistry
- Selective activation of adsorbate vibrational modes by photogenerated hot electrons
- Recent experimental advances in studying ultrafast dynamics of hot-electron-mediated energy transfer
The review process for all submissions for this Virtual Special Issue will be handled by The Journal of Physical Chemistry C’s Senior Editors Stephan Link and Gregory Hartland.
To ensure an unbiased peer-review process, the journal asks that you do not indicate within your manuscript that the submission is intended for the Virtual Special Issue. If you do, your manuscript will be returned for correction. Instead, when you submit your manuscript, please indicate this on your cover letter and note what part and section you feel will be the best fit. You can find a complete list of sections and other important information for authors in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C’s Author Guidelines.
As with all submissions to The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, your manuscript should represent a rigorous scientific report of original research, as it will be peer-reviewed as a regular article. Manuscripts are expected to provide new physical insight and/or present new theoretical or computational methods of broad interest.
If you are unsure if your research is within the Virtual Special Issue’s scope or have other questions about submitting a manuscript to this Virtual Special Issue, please email The Journal of Physical Chemistry C Deputy Editor Gregory Hartland’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.