The Journal of Physical Chemistry A is a scientific journal which reports research on the chemistry of molecules - including their dynamics, spectroscopy, kinetics, structure, bonding, and quantum chemistry. It is published weekly by the American Chemical Society. Prior to 1997 the title was simply Journal of Physical Chemistry. Owing to the ever-growing amount of research in the area, in 1997 the journal was split into Journal of Physical Chemistry A (molecular theoretical and experimental physical chemistry) and Journal of Physical Chemistry B (solid state, soft matter, liquids,...). Beginning in 2007, the latter underwent a further split, with Journal of Physical Chemistry C now being dedicated to the burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, molecular electronics, and related subjects.
Researcher develops material to create sustainable energy source
A Florida State University researcher has discovered an artificial material that mimics photosynthesis and potentially creates a sustainable energy source.
Making hydrogen fuel from water and visible light highly efficient
Mimicking photosynthesis is not easy. The bottleneck of artificial photosynthesis is visible light as converting it into other energy is not efficient. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have found a way to ...
Application of new spectroscopy method to capture reactions in photosynthesis
A new spectroscopy method is bringing researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) closer to understanding - and artificially replicating - the solar water-splitting reaction at the heart of photosynthetic energy ...
Nanoelectronics could get a boost from carbon research
The smallest of electronics could one day have the ability to turn on and off on an atomic scale.
Secondary oxidants produced during heterogeneous processing of aromatic pollutants by gaseous ozone
A research study performed by the Environmental Chemistry group of the University of Kentucky reports the production of secondary oxidants such as hydroxyl (HO) and hydroperoxil (HO2) radicals, and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) ...
Buckyballs become bucky-bombs
In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene - soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties.
Why comets are like deep fried ice cream
Astronomers tinkering with ice and organics in the lab may have discovered why comets are encased in a hard, outer crust.
Researchers develop a novel organic device for obtaining hydrogen from water and sunlight
Hydrogen has great potential as a fuel. Researchers at the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group at the Universitat Jaume I have developed an organic device reduces water into hydrogen using only sunlight. Currently, ...
Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper
A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.
How sea spray particles evolve in the atmosphere
When ocean waves make bursting whitecaps or crash against the shores, tiny particles of sea spray enter the atmosphere. Once airborne, the particles are quickly coated by carbon-rich or organic chemicals. The carbon-rich ...