Volume two of this focus issue is a collection of papers accepted to the 2020 International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS) which was postponed. Although IMCS takes place every two years, the postponed 2020 meeting is scheduled (in a digital format) for May 30-June 3, 2021. IMCS was founded in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1983. Today it is the largest and most-renowned conference in the scientific area of chemical sensors. IMCS meetings provide an excellent opportunity to network with leaders in the field and with companies commercializing chemical sensors for environmental, medical, healthcare, industry, and food safety applications. Papers are being accepted covering topics related to the planned IMCS symposia, which include: (more…)

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society invites submissions for a 2022 Focus Issue centered on energy storage research in China. Under the Paris Agreement, China committed to peak its CO2 emissions and to supply 20 percent of its energy demand using non-fossil sources by 2030. Energy storage technologies are required in order to promote renewable energy sources utilization and economic performance. China’s energy storage research develops rapidly, especially in the field of “beyond lithium-ion” technologies. This focus issue aims to present transformational advances in scalable energy storage to go beyond the current state of the art lithium-ion batteries. (more…)

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The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a focus issue dedicated to the memory of Professor George Blasse: Recent Developments in Theory, Materials, and Applications of Luminescence. On December 30, 2020, Prof. Blasse passed away unexpectedly at the age of 86, in Munich, Germany, where he lived since his retirement in 1996. Prof. Blasse was highly recognized internationally and shaped the field of luminescent materials research. He combined groundbreaking fundamental discoveries with societal relevance including the discovery of the phosphor that enabled white light LEDs. He had a deep and also intuitive understanding of luminescence phenomena, and often relied on clever chemical variations in host composition and structure to obtain insight into the underlying physics of luminescence and energy transfer phenomena of ions in solids. (more…)

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The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the 17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVII) that takes place digitally, July 18-23, 2021. This focus issue centers on research and development of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECS), and related topics.

This virtual issue focuses on papers presented at SOFC-XVII. Exceptional submissions to the SOFC-XVII Transactions will be invited to submit manuscripts based on Transactions. However, other submissions are welcome.  

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Focus Issue on Molecular Electronics

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ECS Journal of Solid State Science and TechnologyThe ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a focus issue on molecular electronics, covering emerging molecular electronic devices and allied topics. This issue features novel molecular systems, their organization or their grafting on surfaces, and their integration in molecular junctions or molecular transistors of various sizes. It presents transport mechanisms within such systems, new paradigms, and new electronic and optoelectronic functionality obtained using molecules as the active components in devices (rectifiers, transistors, memories, etc.). Also addressed is the development of devices of academic and technological interest with superior properties and size shrinkage advantages. The needed characterization tools (spectroscopic, microscopic, etc.) are of interest, too. (more…)

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Accepting Submissions: February 5, 2021 | Submission Deadline: May 5, 2021

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a special collection of invited papers which were presented at the 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2021). (more…)

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This focus issue of the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology aims to cover emerging solid state electronic devices and materials for compound semiconductors, novel materials, Si-based processing, devices and integration, and photonic materials/devices. Solid state devices and materials have shown great potential in wide applications including electronics, photonics, and sensors. This focus issue addresses the development of novel materials with superior properties and technology shrinkage for industrial mass production. (more…)