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July 15, 2014
ChemPhysChem 10/2014: Special issue on electrochemical energy conversion and storage
Issue 10 is a special issue on electrochemical energy conversion and storage. It has been guest edited by H. Baltruschat, K. Rajeshwar, and Y.-K. Sun and includes 27 invited contributions in this interesting field. In a Review, N. Dupré and colleagues study the interphase evolution at two promising electrode materials for Li-ion batteries. The Minireview by L. M. Peter and K. G. Upul Wijayantha summarizes the fundamental problems and new perspectives of photoelectrochemical water splitting at semiconductor electrodes. In the Articles section, W. Schmickler et al. combine DFT and molecular dynamics to study the electrochemical adsorption of OH on Pt in alkaline solutions while S. Komaba and co-workers report on a new enzyme-based anode for biofuel cells. Finally, in the Communications section, J. M. Feliu et al. describe the synthesis and electrocatalytic properties of Pt nanoparticles prepared in a water-in-oil microemulsion.
Recently Published Articles
- Real-Time Observation of Liposome Bursting Induced by Acetonitrile
Kazunari Yoshida, Keitaro Horii, Yasuhiro Fujii and Izumi Nishio
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402333
Popping some bubbles: Liposome bursting induced by acetonitrile addition is demonstrated. The picture shows a schematic illustration of the bursting process. Lipid droplets and/or small vesicles form after large liposomes burst.
- Invoking Pairwise Interactions in Water-Promoted Diels–Alder Reactions by using Ionic Liquids as Cosolvents
Arpan Manna and Dr. Anil Kumar
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402338
Just a little bit: The influence of ionic-liquid cosolvents on the water-promoted Diels–Alder reactions is studied. The molecular interactions between various ionic liquids and the substrates during a reaction are quantified. Although in all cases the reactions were slower, the use of a minute amount of ionic liquid as a cosolvent increases the width of the solubility window of water.
- A First-Principles Investigation on Microscopic Atom Distribution and Configuration-Averaged Properties in Cd1−xZnxS Solid Solutions
Dr. Zhaohui Zhou, Dr. Jinwen Shi, Dr. Po Wu and Prof. Dr. Liejin Guo
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402164
Finding order in disorder: In Cd1−xZnxS solid solutions, a configuration of atom distribution that avoids aggregation of Zn atoms tends to be adopted; this configuration can be characterized by the average length of the strongest interacting ZnS bond. By using a configuration-averaged method, phase diagrams were established and band edges were estimated, leading to better agreement between theory and experiment.
- Explaining Fullerene Dispersion by using Micellar Solutions
Dr. Marco Dallavalle, Dr. Marco Leonzio, Dr. Matteo Calvaresi and Prof. Francesco Zerbetto
Article first published online: 24 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402282
Behavior deconstructed: The dispersion of fullerenes by surfactants is described by dissipative particle dynamics simulations. A systematic study of the effect of the chain length, charge, and concentration of the stabilizer on fullerene aggregation is presented to explain the experimental results and to provide guidelines to understand the incorporation of C60 inside micelles.
- Blue Luminescence of Dendrimer-Encapsulated Gold Nanoclusters
Jun Myung Kim, So Hyeong Sohn, Noh Soo Han, Prof. Seung Min Park, Prof. Joohoon Kim and Prof. Jae Kyu Song
Article first published online: 24 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402287
A shining heart of gold: The luminescence of gold nanoclusters that are encapsulated inside hydroxyl-terminated PAMAM dendrimers contains two electronic transitions of Au8 and Au13. The luminescence of the gold nanoclusters is clearly distinguished from that of the dendrimers.