This Virtual Special Issue will highlight the latest discoveries and advances in this exciting field across a wide range of topic areas. Submit your manuscript by May 15, 2024.

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Chemical transformations have long been a focus of physical chemistry—whether initiated by heat, light, or electrons. Today, climate change has focused a lens on the study of such transformations. Studies range from analyzing aerosols in the atmosphere, to elucidating the mechanisms behind energy conversion and storage technologies.

In parallel, ultrafast probes of chemical transformations have continued to advance. Researchers are developing new ways to combine ultrafast probes with in-situ reactions, in the gas or condensed phase. Other advancements include the development of probes that reach the attosecond time domain, spectroscopies that are multidimensional, and ultrafast pulses in the X-ray regions. To highlight recent advances in the field, ACS Physical Chemistry Au is launching a Virtual Special Issue on Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Chemical Transformations.

This Virtual Special Issue will feature Articles, Letters, Reviews or Perspectives on all topics related to ultrafast spectroscopy of chemical transformations, including (but not limited to):

  • Developments in ultrafast probes of chemical transformations
  • Applications of ultrafast probes to the study of our atmosphere
  • Application of ultrafast probes to the study of catalysts and energy materials

Organizing Editors

Professor Tanja Cuk, Associate Editor, ACS Physical Chemistry Au
University of Colorado, Boulder, United States

Professor Jin Z. Zhang, Associate Editor, ACS Physical Chemistry Au
University of California, Santa Cruz, United States

Submission Information

Submissions are welcome through May 15, 2024.

If your paper is accepted for inclusion in this Virtual Special Issue, your work will be highlighted as a significant contribution to this field. If accepted, publications will go online as soon as possible and be published in the next available issue. Publications on this topic will be gathered into a Virtual Special Issue in 2024 and widely promoted, and because ACS Physical Chemistry Au is a fully open access journal, your paper will be available to anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world.

All articles will be peer reviewed prior to acceptance, to ensure they fit the scope of the Virtual Special Issue and meet the high scientific publishing standards of ACS Physical Chemistry Au.

How to Submit

Please see our Author Guidelines for more information on submission requirements.

Open Access

ACS Physical Chemistry Au is a gold open access journal, which means your work will be immediately freely available for anyone to read in perpetuity. Article Publication Charges (APCs) apply for publication in this fully open access journal. Please see our website for more information on Open Access Pricing, our ACS Country Discount & Waiver Policy, and ACS Read and Publish Agreements.

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