The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters is a scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society. It was designed to complement the Journal of Physical Chemistry. The editor-in-chief is George C. Schatz (Northwestern University). The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters will cover the following topic areas:
Better remote-sensing explosive detectors: The beginning of the end of full-body scanners?
Standing in a full-body scanner at an airport isn't fun, and the process adds time and stress to a journey. It also raises privacy concerns. Researchers now report in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters a more ...
Approach helps identify new biofuel sources that don't require farmland
While the debate over using crops for fuel continues, scientists are now reporting a new, fast approach to develop biofuel in a way that doesn't require removing valuable farmland from the food production ...
Golden trap: Highly sensitive system to detect individual molecules
Medical diagnostics is searching for substances capable of documenting early on whether a serious disease is developing or what its course will be. In many cases, the treacherous molecules are present only ...
Scientists observe competing quantum effects on the kinetic energy of protons in water
Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals
Membranes contain beautiful patterns—but their function is a mystery
Biological cells are surrounded by a membrane, and here some of the most important processes for sustaining life take place. There can also be something very beautiful happening in membranes, researchers ...
Melanin from Jurassic-era mollusk could lead to new tool for cancer diagnosis
Researchers develop method to inkjet print highly conductive, bendable layers of graphene
(Phys.org) —Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket.
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra-thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and ...
Physical chemistry could answer many questions on fracking
Researchers analyse interfaces between water and catalyst with computer simulations
(Phys.org)—Why certain catalyst materials work more efficiently when they are surrounded by water instead of a gas phase is unclear. RUB chemists have now gleamed some initial answers from computer simulations. ...
Ultrafast chemical imaging lights the way to monolayer and nanometer spatial resolution
Since the 19th century, microscopy and spectroscopy methods have illuminated many aspects of chemistry and physics, from defining atomic spectra to bringing clarity to Einstein's photoelectric effect.
Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials
(Phys.org)—A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries.