In “Approaches for the Electrochemical Interrogation of DNA-Based Sensors: A Critical Review,” Miguel Aller Pellitero, Alexander Shaver, and Netzahualcóyotl (Netz) Arroyo-Currás reviewed the specific advantages of the electroanalytical methods most commonly used for the interrogation of DNA-based sensors.

Arroyo-Currás, ECS member and associate editor, Journal of the Electrochemical Society sensors technical area, provided more background information to the article in response to questions from the ECS Blog.

What are DNA-based electrochemical sensors?

These are measurement platforms that employ any form of DNA as the molecular recognition element. We must remember that electrochemistry is extremely sensitive (for example, there is significant work regarding stochastic detection of single entities like molecules, nanoparticles and whole cells and viruses) but lacks specificity; thus, relying on the molecular binding properties of DNA allows us to selectively detect molecules even in complex biological environments. (more…)

Time to Update Your ECS Bookmarks

To ensure easy access to important research in The Electrochemical Society publications, update your bookmarks. Since ECS launched its partnership with IOP Publishing on January 2, 2020, all ECS digital publications are only available through IOPscience. ECS bookmarks will not be rewritten by the server. You must update your URLs (web page addresses) yourself.

Here is information on the new URLs—and instructions on how to update your old ECS URLs. (more…)

Update your bookmarks! From today, all ECS publications content is available from IOPscience. Visit the dedicated ECS homepage to explore the latest from the journals, including open focus issues, trending articles, and important dates and deadlines.

IOPscience is now home to the Journal of the Electrochemical Society and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, and hosts ECS TransactionsECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface, as well as ECS’s retired publications archivesECS Electrochemistry LettersECS Solid State Letters, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, and ECS Proceedings Volumes.

On IOPscience you can: (more…)

When ECS and IOP Publishing complete their partnership on January 2, 2020, with the launch of the ECS Digital Library on IOPscience, two great institutions will bring over 200 years of experience in excellent scientific publishing to advancing theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemical and solid state science and technology, and allied subjects.

Publications

IOP Publishing—the publishing company of the Institute of Physics—partners with ECS in publishing the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES) and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, and hosting ECS TransactionsECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface, as well as hosting ECS’s retired publications archives—ECS Electrochemistry LettersECS Solid State Letters, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, and ECS Proceedings Volumes. (more…)

Accepting Submissions: December 26, 2019 – March 25, 2020

Submit your manuscripts to the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology Focus Issue on Gallium Oxide Based Materials and Devices II.

About the focus issue

This issue of the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is the second in a series that aims to cover the growth, characterization, processing and device applications of Ga2O3. GaN and SiC based wide bandgap device technologies have matured and become limited by fundamental material properties. A new class of oxide wide band gap materials are emerging (gallium oxide and aluminum gallium oxide) that offer potentially improved figure of merit over GaN and SiC for power devices. The availability of Ga2O3 single crystals and epitaxial films with large area and excellent quality has led to renewed interest in this ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor for solar-blind photodetectors, sensors, and power electronics. (more…)

During International Open Access Week 2019 (October 21-27), an event organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Society took down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library for the fifth consecutive year, making over 151,000 scientific articles and abstracts free and accessible to everyone. The event facilitated record-breaking surges in access of ECS content.

Record-breaking surges in access

Open Access Week 2019  drew over 38,850 new visitors to the ECS Digital Library. New and old visitors downloaded content at an incredible rate. During October 2019, the Society’s active subscription-based publications amassed a total of 342,997 full-text downloads—16 percent more downloads than in October 2017 (when the annual event was last held), and the second highest download rate during a single month in the history of the ECS Digital Library.   (more…)

ECS’s publishing partnership with IOP Publishing (IOPP) takes effect on January 2, 2020, providing exciting new benefits for authors and readers. The Journal of the Electrochemical Society and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology move to the IOPP platform, IOPscience, and ScholarOne submissions system. IOPP hosts ECS Transactions, ECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface; and hosts the archives of ECS’s retired publications—ECS Electrochemistry LettersECS Solid State Letters, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, and ECS Proceedings Volumes.

Welcome to 21st Century Publishing!

ECS has over 117 years of experience creating outstanding, peer-reviewed periodicals, conference proceedings, and magazines. IOP Publishing— the Institute of Physics’ publishing company—shares ECS’s commitment to ensuring the technical quality of the works published, as well as the integrity and validity of the peer review provided by the ECS community. The partnership provides tangible benefits for authors and readers—and  is an important step to accomplishing ECS’s Free the Science initiative: universal platinum open access to ECS journals—free to publish and free to read for all. (more…)

Posted in Publications
These are the 2020 updated deadlines and submission guidelines for division, section, and student chapter news to be considered for Interface.

2020 Submission Deadlines for Divisions, Sections, & Student Chapters
Interface Issue Submission Deadline Anticipated Publication Date
Spring January 15, 2020 March 27, 2020
Summer April 15, 2020 June 26, 2020
Fall July 15, 2020 September 25, 2020
Winter October 15, 2020 December 25, 2020

 

Submit division news to Chris.Jannuzzi@electrochem.org.

Submit section and student chapter news to Shannon.Reed@electrochem.org. (more…)

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: February 12, 2020 March 15, 2020

Submit your manuscripts to the Journal of The Electrochemical Society‘s Focus Issue on Battery Safety, Reliability, and Mitigation.

About the focus issue

This Journal of The Electrochemical Society focus issue addresses the fundamental risks and issues associated with battery safety and reliability. Industry challenges with fielding safe and reliable batteries are increasing as new cell designs are introduced into advanced energy storage applications requiring higher specific energies, fast charging, and lower cost alternatives. As such, improvements in cell and battery safety design without compromising performance continues to be a major focus for researchers, manufacturers and users across all sectors of the energy storage marketplace. Better understanding of battery failure mechanisms will further enable regulatory agency approval and public acceptance of early deployment of advanced battery energy storage systems for high reliability applications. (more…)

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